Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

The recipe everyone craves—a crisp outside with a chewy middle. Take these out of the oven when they are still slightly underdone for best results.

Makes: 24 cookiesHands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Makes: 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
  • Cream butter, shortening, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time; beat well after each egg is added. Beat in vanilla.
  • Combine dry ingredients; stir into butter mixture.
  • Carefully fold in chocolate chips.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls about 2" apart on baking sheets. Bake 8–10 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie sheets 10 minutes before removing.