Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Some days you just need a cookie or two! When life is chaotic, baking always brings me joy and peace - with the bonus of a yummy treat!

These chocolate chip cookies have the best of both worlds - crunchy and chewy!


  • ½ cup butter softened 
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar (I use dark brown sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 tsp hot water
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Cream the butter and sugars, add egg and extract, mix to combine
  • In a little dish, mix the water and baking soda and add the mixture to the dough
  • Add the salt and flour, mix to combine
  • Add the chocolate chip, and other add-ins, and fold till well mixed in
  • Drop on a cookie sheet, with about an inch of space between the cookies, bake for 8-12 minutes; or until the edges are just brown, depending on how big the cookies are
  • Let sit for 5 minutes and transfer to a wire rack till cool


  • We like mini semi-sweet chips for this recipe, but you could use any size or flavor chips for different flavor combinations!
  • Adding chopped nuts would also add some texture and flavor to your cookie
  • In addition to the vanilla extract, I also like to add in 1 tsp of maple extract for a nice flavor combination

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