This cookie recipe was featured in our What’s For Dinner… cooking series! We love this simple recipe and I keep a batch made in the freezer for whenever a cookie craving comes along. These are the best to whip up last minute too if you are headed to a gathering and want to bring along something sweet. I also love that you can make this cookie dough into any cookie you’d like! Just swap out the mix in for whatever you fancy.
Be sure to check out our What’s For Dinner… cooking series to watch how we put this cookie dough together!
What You Need
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips OR chocolate coated candies OR anything you’d like!
What You Do
-First thing you’ll want to do is set out your ingredients. If your butter is cold be sure to set it out so it gets to room temperature before beginning. You’ll also want to make sure your eggs are at room temperature too. Having all your ingredients at room temperature at the start of baking will help your batter come together really nice and smooth. If you plan on baking the next day or later in the day, just set out your butter and eggs on the countertop before hand to give them time to get to room temp.
-Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Also prep a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper or silicon baking mat. If you will only be baking a few cookies, prep parchment paper to wrap the extra cookie too.
-Start by sifting all your dry ingredients. Sift together the; flour, baking soda, and salt. I like to sift them onto a large piece of parchment paper so it is easier to pour slowly into the mixer. Try having your little one help sifting the ingredients here. Have them taste the difference between, salt, sugar, and flour!
-Next in your mixer, cream your butter and white + brown sugars together until they are smooth and the sugars are fully dissolved into the butter.
-Add in your eggs and vanilla extract.
-Next slowly add in your dry ingredients until a smooth batter forms.
-Lastly add in any topping mix in of your choice! We chose chocolate coated candies this time around but you can add truly anything! Chocolate chips, pretzels + toffee bits, white chocolate + nuts!
-Use a 1 tablespoon scoop and scoop out your cookie dough on the baking sheet. Bake for about 6-8 minutes or until the edges start to turn light brown.
-I like to measure out the entire batch of cookie dough and store them in the freezer. This way we can always have cookie dough on hand for fresh baked cookies when ever we please! Be sure to wrap the cooking dough tightly in parchment paper + plastic wrap and use a marker to date it. This will keep in the freezer for up to a month.
-For an added treat, try sandwiching the cookies together with ice cream and sprinkles! As always, get your family in the kitchen to help out together their own ice cream sandwiches!
Photos by Lily Ro Photography