Here we go! I think I have finally perfected this dang cookie! This recipe makes a TON (about 8 dozen 2 inch cookies) so unless you need a ton, feel free to cut this recipe in half or just make those Subway sized cookies and get 4 dozen or so. Either way, if you like Chocolate Chip Cookies, you will LOVE this recipe!
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt (only add if you are using unsalted butter!)
1 1/2 cups butter; softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 TBSP vanilla
2 cups semi-sweet/or dark chocolate chips
same as all c.c. cookie recipes! mix dry ingredients, set aside. Beat butter and sugars until creamy. Add one egg at a time and blend well. Add vanilla. Slowly and gently mix in dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips.
Bake at 375* for 10-14 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes on the pan. (My oven was perfect at 12 minutes for the first batch and then 11 for the rest of the batches. Last batch I accidentally put 12 instead of 11 minutes, and they burned bad SO watch them carefully. The second they get slightly brown on the edges, take them out and they can finish cooking while they sit for the 5 minutes.) Remove to a cooling rack to finish cooling.