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Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies – This recipe makes the best refrigerated cookie dough that you will want to keep on hand to make some yummy cookies.
Do you have any refrigerator cookie dough in your refrigerator right now?
You know the dough that you buy that is next to the eggs and butter at the grocery store.
These cookies come in a convenient ready to bake package that makes it easy for you to have cookies at any time simply by popping them into the oven. These cookies are great and I have purchased them many, many times…especially the white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.
But what if I told you that you can make these cookies yourself and have the same dough ready to go in your refrigerator or even your freeze and it will not even take you much time or ingredients. Would you give it a try??
Well in that case…
Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients:
- 1 & 1/8 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 6 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 6 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
In a small bowl, add the flour, baking soda, and salt and lightly whisk just until it is combined and set aside.
In a separate medium size bowl, with an electric mixer…mix the softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until combined. Then mix in the egg and vanilla extract until combined. Slowly add in the dry flour mixture and add in a little at a time until all of the flour is combined into the batter and you do not see any traces of flour left in the batter.
Set the electric mixer aside and fold in the chocolate chips using a wooden spoon or plastic spatula until they are well distributed throughout the batter.
Place the batter on some plastic wrap and pop into the refrigerator for at least 1 hour (until firm) or until you are ready to bake them. If you decide to only bake a few at a time, this batter will last in the refrigerator for about 3 weeks and if you need longer time than that you may freeze it.
When you are ready to bake, remove the batter from the refrigerator and using a knife divide the dough into 12 even cookies…roll each cookie into a ball and place on a cookie sheet that has been lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Leave 1 to 2 inches between each cookie because they will spread during the cooking process.
Place the cookies into the oven and bake at 325 degrees F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown. remove from cookie sheet and place on cooling rack and allow them to cool.
This recipe yields 1 dozen easy chocolate chip cookies, if you would like more, then feel free to double or triple the recipe. You can also add nuts and/or change the type of chips used.