Looking for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe that’s easy to make and utterly delicious? Look no further than Samantha’s Easy and Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies. This classic recipe has been enjoyed by cookie lovers for generations and is sure to become a favorite in your home too.
Our recipe is made using only the freshest ingredients, including pure vanilla extract and semi-sweet chocolate chips, and comes together quickly in just a few simple steps. Whether you’re baking for a special occasion or just craving a sweet treat, these cookies are sure to satisfy.
But where did this beloved cookie recipe come from? While the origin of the chocolate chip cookie is somewhat disputed, it is widely believed that it was created by Ruth Wakefield, the inventor of the Toll House Cookie, in the 1930s. The story goes that Wakefield was trying to make a new type of cookie for the guests at her Inn, the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts. She added chunks of a Nestle chocolate bar to a butter cookie recipe, expecting the chocolate to melt and spread throughout the dough. Instead, the chocolate chips retained their shape, and the chocolate chip cookie was born.
Since then, countless variations of this classic recipe have been created. However, Samantha’s Easy and Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies stay true to the traditional flavors we all know and love. So why not whip up a batch today and enjoy the timeless taste of a chocolate chip cookie?
Ask the Chef: Pro Tips for making Samantha’s Easy and Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies
Use Room Temperature Butter
Using softened, room temperature butter helps the butter evenly incorporate into the sugar, resulting in a smooth batter. If you’re short on time, try cutting your butter into small cubes and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before using.
Overmixing the cookie dough can result in tough, dense cookies. Mix the ingredients until just combined. The flour mixture should be incorporated into the dough, but you should still be able to see some chunks of butter.
Chill Your Dough (If You Have Time)
For extra chewy cookies with a deep, caramelized flavor, you can chill the dough for at least 30 minutes before baking. This not only allows the flavors to meld together but also makes the dough more manageable.
Use Good Quality Chocolate Chips
The chocolate chips are the star of this recipe, so it pays to invest in quality chocolate. Choose a high-quality brand of chocolate chips, and if possible, use chunks instead of chips for added texture.
Rest Your Cookies Before Serving
Once you’ve baked your cookies, let them cool a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies will continue to cook for a few minutes after they’re removed from the oven, so it’s essential to let them cool to prevent them from becoming overly crispy.
Store Your Cookies Properly
Store your cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days. For longer storage, you can freeze the cookies for up to three months. Make sure they’re completely cooled before storing them to prevent moisture buildup.