There is no greater comfort food than the sweet, delicious goodness of homemade chocolate chip cookies.
Chocolate chip cookies make a great snack, dessert, or even a gift, and it’s rare to see someone resist eating one (or four!). This homemade chocolate chip cookies recipe is easy to make and makes a cookie that is crisp on the outside, tender inside, and sweet throughout.
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (see note below)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon water
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups (12 oz. bag) Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
Note: It’s important to know that I don’t measure flour the “proper way” for this particular cookie recipe. I simply take my measuring cup, scoop it full of flour and level it off. Easy peasy! If you measure it the right way – by spooning the flour into the cup and then leveling it off, your cookies will stick so badly you will curse the day I was born.
- Preheat oven to 375ºF.
- Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the oil, granulated sugar, brown sugar, water, and vanilla until it is creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating them well after you add each of them.
- Gradually add the flour mixture and beat until completely mixed.
- Stir in the chocolate morsels. If the dough seems sticky, just put it in the fridge for 5 to 10 minutes to chill.
- Drop by rounded small spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. (My trusty Pampered Chef cookie scoop allows me to make 3 dozen uniformly-sized cookies)
- Bake in a 375ºF oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Allow them to cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet before moving them to a cooling rack to finish cooling.