The search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe is over. The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever truly lives up to its name! This recipe will become your new favorite, by far, with its crispy edges surrounding the ooey-gooey chewiness of the rich, chocolatey middle. Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever are delicious on their own, or you can serve them warm with some vanilla ice cream on top for an added treat!
Ingredients• 1 cup butter, softened • 1 cup white sugar • 1 cup packed brown sugar • 2 large eggs • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 2 teaspoons hot water • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 3 cups all-purpose flour • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips • 1 cup walnuts, optional, chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
Beat in the eggs one at a time.
Stir in the vanilla.
Dissolve the baking soda in hot water.
Add the baking soda mixture and the salt to the batter.
Stir in the flour, chocolate chips, and walnuts.
Drop the dough in large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans, leaving about 1-inch of space between them.
Bake until the edges are nicely browned, about 10 minutes.
Serve warm or at room temperature.