- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
- Heartwarming stories (to taste)
1. Preheat the Oven:
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Cream Butter and Sugars:
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Add Eggs and Vanilla:
- Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
4. Combine Dry Ingredients:
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
5. Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients:
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
6. Add Chocolate Chips and Nuts:
- Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts (if using). The dough should be thick and chunky.
7. Drop Cookies on Baking Sheets:
- Drop rounded tablespoons of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving enough space between each cookie.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. The centers may still look slightly undercooked.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.
10. Share Stories:
- As the cookies cool, gather friends and family. Share heartwarming stories while the aroma of freshly baked cookies fills the air.
Cooking Time: Approximately 10-12 minutes.
Serving Size: This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies, but the real serving size depends on how many stories you share and the joy you spread with each cookie. Enjoy the warmth and connection!