Classic Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 4 0

I learned to bake when I was very young – I can remember spending countless hours with a little apron tied around my pudgy belly standing on a chair propped against the kitchen counter stirring cookie dough. Cookies were the first thing I learned to make, and my favourite, of course, was Chocolate Chip.

My repertoire soon expanded beyond Chocolate Chip, and I graduated to following a cookie recipe on my own, even if I still needed help with baking them in the oven. I started experimenting by adding oatmeal or coconut or white chocolate chips. But still, my favourite cookie as a child was plain old Chocolate Chip.

While I don’t often bake Chocolate Chip now as an adult, I do love the nostalgia of the smell and taste of a classic Chocolate Chip cookie. I’ve upped my game in this recipe by chopping up a good quality dark chocolate bar instead of using any old chocolate chips – and using good quality chocolate makes all the difference. Bake these Chocolate Chunk Cookies until the edges just begin to brown and the middles are still soft – that way the cookies will be perfectly chewy in the middle and slightly crunchy on the edges.

This is the Chocolate Chunk cookie recipe I grew up on. Simple and classic.

Everyone has their favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe – my recipe for Chocolate Chunk Cookies takes me back to the pink and cream kitchen in the pink stucco house I grew up in.

Do you have a cookie recipe that reminds you of your childhood? What recipe did you first learn to bake?

Classic Chocolate Chunk Cookies
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A classic Chocolate Chunk cookie recipe - make sure you use good quality chocolate.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 2 teaspoons vanilla
  6. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 and 1/2 cups good quality dark chocolate bars, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly between each. Add the vanilla.
  2. Measure out the flour, baking soda, and salt into the bowl, and stir until incorporated. Fold in chopped chocolate.
  3. Drop teaspoon-sized balls onto greased cookie sheets (mine were more like tablespoon-size balls - but watch out, they will spread!).
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until slightly golden on the edges but still soft in the middle. Cool on wire racks.
Notes
  1. Yields 2-3 dozen cookies.
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4 comments

4 Comments
  • Sarah O.
    July 17, 2015

    These looks absolutely perfect!

  • Kelsey M
    July 19, 2015

    Yummy- love a good chocolate chip recipe! Crispy edges and a gooey center really are the best :)

  • marla
    July 20, 2015

    These cookies look fabulous!

    • thelovely
      July 20, 2015

      Thanks for the linkup! Let me know if you make this recipe – your Choc Chip cookies look super tasty too!

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