Baking is by far one of my favorite things to do. Although I’m not a huge fan of sweets, I love to make them. Don’t get me wrong, I will eat sweets and enjoy every minute of it but I don’t crave them and it’s easy for me to say no to. My husband is the opposite of me, I call him the cookie monster. I’ve never seen anyone love sweets quite like he does. It works out perfectly since I love to make them and he loves to eat them.
My go to recipe when we want a quick sweet fix is homemade chocolate chip cookies. There is something about chocolate chip cookies that warms the soul. It’s also a delicious recipe when made from scratch. We always have the ingredients needed for the recipe so we make them often. Who can say no to homemade cookies?
I recently added a fun new tech item to my kitchen – The KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini Mixer. The iconic KitchenAid® Stand Mixer you know and love, is now 20% smaller and 25% lighter* making it great for smaller kitchens. With a 3.5-Qt bowl to make up to 5 dozen cookies and with over 10 available attachments, make everything from fresh pasta to burgers, veggie noodles and more.
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup butter or margarine, softened (2 sticks of butter)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375ºF.
- Mix together flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
- In a mixer, combine sugars, butter, vanilla and egg.
- Mix until creamy.
- Add in flour mixture slowly.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Drop dough by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 9-11 minutes.
- Cool on wire rack
- Enjoy 🙂
I usually pull my cookies out about a minute early because we like ours more soft than hard. When I pull them out, they almost look like they are still raw but once they sit for a few minutes they harden and become the most delicious soft cookies ever. I’ll sometimes throw in my pecans depending on my mood but either way, they’re so good.
What is your go-to recipe to make when you’re craving something sweet?