The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ingredients: – 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened – 1 cup granulated sugar – 1 cup packed light 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 (a mix of milk and dark chocolate works well) – 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Instructions: 1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper. 2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

1. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract. 2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

1. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can lead to dense cookies. 2. Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts (if using) until evenly distributed throughout the dough.

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Drop rounded tablespoons of 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 but the centers are still soft. Keep in mind that the cookies will continue to firm up as they cool on the baking sheets.

1. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely. 2. Enjoy your ultimate chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk or your favorite beverage!

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