American Chocolate Chip Cookies

american chocolate chip cookies

This a classic recipe for American chocolate chip cookies:


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until well combined. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, stirring until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the center is set. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.
  7. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy your delicious American chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk, or store them in an airtight container for later!

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