Everyone needs a go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies. This one is mine. It is fail-proof, or at least it has been for me!
Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup oil
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup cocoa powder (can be omitted)
2 cups chocolate chips (I use semi-sweet, feel free to change)
Beat together oil, sugars, and vanilla until sugars are dissolved. Beat in eggs one at a time. Mix together flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cocoa. Add to liquids in three batches and beat until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. While oven is preheating, use two teaspoons to form balls of dough and place onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment or foil, or roll little balls of dough in your hands. Place about two inches apart to allow them not to run into each other.
When you put the cookies in the oven, set a timer for 10 minutes. Pull them out and let them cool when the timer goes off. Repeat as many times as needed to get through the dough. It helps to have two cookie sheets to interchange. These cookies become crisp-chewy as they cool. You may think that they look underdone at the 10 minute mark, I promise that they are not.