I am always trying new chocolate chip cookie recipes. I guess I'm always in the hunt for the best one ever, which is an elusive goal. I think that's because there are so many different kinds of chocolate chip cookies: cakey, chewy, crispy edged, and soft. This particular recipe is from Coleen's Recipes and what sets these lovely chocolate chip cookies apart are that they are chewy and soft at the same time and this recipe makes between five and 6 dozen cookies. That is a lot of cookies. So if you are looking to make a bunch of cookies to give away this is a great recipe! My kids ranked them up there with their favorites and I agreed that they were pretty darn good too.
Coleen's Big Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 bag chocolate chips, about 2 cups
In the bowl of a stand mixer combine butter and sugars and beat well. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well mixed and smooth.
In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add one cup at a time to the butter mixture in the mixer. Beat until well mixed and then beat in the chocolate chips.
Preheat oven to 375. Take walnut size pieces of dough (I used a small cookie scoop) and roll into a ball, place on ungreased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes or until very lightly colored on bottom, they will still be very soft when they come out of the oven, but that's what you want for a soft, chewy cookie. Cook them on baking sheets for about 5 minutes then move to cooling racks.
Makes 5-6 dozen