Holiday baking is long standing family tradition in my house. From the days where my favourite job was licking off the spoon when we were all done, to now organizing family baking days it is easy to say that Christmas baking is full of great memories for me. Laughter filling the kitchen, getting flour everywhere and making lots of dishes… yep these are the thing Christmas delights are made of. While we might change up the recipes we make from year to year the joy never changes. Christmas baking is not about being “perfect” in our house, it is about getting together during what is usually a busy time and spend a day having some fun. I get the kids involved for as long as I can hold their attention with being helpers with measuring and adding ingredients and mixing everything together. Foolproof Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
As much as I love baking and creating tasty treats my Christmas baking days serve a dual purpose. Not only do I bake so that my family can have some tasty treats over the holiday season but I bake so that I have goodies to give away to my local food bank and extra to take with me when we go to visit friends and family. This year I put together over 30 bags of Christmas goodies for my local food bank to give out to their clients. Because at this time of year everyone deserves a special Christmas cookie or two. It is something simple I can do that helpfully will bring a smile to others this time of year.
And when we do venture out to visit, I never want to show up empty handed. Homemade baking is a budget-friendly way to have a hostess gift on-hand that you can grab as you head out the door. According to a recent survey conducted by Becel, 3 out of 4 Canadians agree that DIY gifts are more thoughtful than store-bought gifts and I tent to agree. There is nothing worse then trying to come up with gift for family that you don’t know very well. But trust me when I say I have never seen anyone disappointed when I show up at their door with a tin full of homemade chocolate chip cookies and other goodies ready for them to enjoy.
With the Becel “Anything Goes Cookie Dough” recipe you can make multiple varieties of soft & chewy Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies for your loved ones that everyone will be raving about. No matter what recipes are part of your Christmas baking Becel margarine can replace butter 1:1 in any of your favourite holiday baking recipes and is ready to use straight from the fridge. With this foolproof homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe you can create multiple varieties of cookies all from the same dough.
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Foolproof Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- 2 1/4 cups All-purpose flour
- 1 tsp Baking soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Becel® Buttery Taste margarine* or Becel® Original margarine
- 1 cup Firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
- 2 Large eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 cup Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- In a medium sized bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
- In a large bowl beat Becel® margarine with sugars
- Beat in eggs and vanilla into the sugar mixture until blended
- Gradually add in flour mixture, beating just until blended.
- Stir in chocolate chips and any other mix in’s (i.e. butterscotch chips, dried fruit, seeds, toffee bits, etc.)
- Drop by tablespoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets, 2-in. apart
- Bake 7 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool 2 minutes on wire rack
Now these cookies are fantastic just with chocolate chips – soft, chewy and oh so addictive. But… you can also add in a variety of “mix in’s” to change things up a bit. Why not try adding in 1/2 cup of butterscotch chips like we did? For those with a sweet tooth you could also try adding in mini marshmallows or toffee bits. If you like a more festive cookie, add in a cup of dried cranberries and some nuts. With this Foolproof Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe you can have a little fun and mix things up while creating some delicious cookies for you to enjoy (or giveaway!)
Don’t forget to check out all of our other delicious dessert recipes if your are looking for some baking inspiration. And remember the best gifts are the ones that come from the heart – a tin of homemade cookies makes a great hostess give any time of year.
Disclosure: This post was brought to to by Becel. As always, all of our opinions are strictly our own.
36 thoughts on “Foolproof Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe”
I really enjoy soft cookies. I will definitely be giving these a try this week. Thanks for the recipe!
What a delicious recipe! Love those big ole chocolate pieces in there!!
Those look so good! You’re a woman after my own heart. I LOVE a chunky cookie. It’s just so much more tasty.
Oh boy, these look incredible. I am going to bookmark these to give them a try. Mmm, I love how thick and chunky it is.
Oh my gosh, yum! I love cookies so I’ll have to make these. They look delicious.
Oh my goodness these look SO yummy!! We are a cookie family here! If I make them they are gone in a day!
Omg. Those look so amazing. Yummy! I just made some chocolate chip cookies last night!
Oh my goodness, those cookies look so good! I need to make them asap!
There’s nothing like homemade chocolate chip cookies! These look delicious, and I love that the recipe is foolproof.
These look so tasty. I love using those big chocolate chunks too!
Such a simple recipe! I’ll be making these very very soon!
These cookies look absolutely amazing. I have not been in the kitchen as much as I would like to be but these cookies are high on my list.
These look really good. Chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorites. I love the chocolate chips you used too. I need to pick some of them up.
These cookies all look so perfectly baked. I love the recipe and need to try it this week!
This recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. My family loves Chocolate Chip cookies. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make these on the weekend.
Those are some good looking cookies. Nothing beats homemade. Looks like another great recipe!
I am in total agreement that homemade is so much more meaningful when it comes to many things. I have my kids help me out in the kitchen too when we are baking to give out to others; they love it and not only does it create great memories, it instills great virtue.
I could really go for some of these! Your baking time must have been fun. I always liked getting the kids involved too.
This recipe sounds amazing! I love that you did that for your local food pantry, everyone does deserve a good homemade christmas cookie!
I want some where do I Order. LOL
I love homemade chocolate chip cookies as does everyone in my house. These look so scrumptious.
Cookies look great. AND I LOVE YOUR PAGE DESIGN.
these cookies look absolutely DELISH! I cannot wait to try this recipe and share them with my kids! Thanks for the yummy inspiration!
Those look delicious! I love taking time out to bake during the holidays with my mini-mes! 🙂
Ahh I definitely need to make these! These look super yummy!
That looks delightful! I love chocolate chips and so does my daughters. This is a must try for us, without a doubt! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Wow! These looks so delicious and yum. I love try out new recipes.
Would try this soon.
This looks really good! I can devour a dozen on just one sitting! Yummy!
These look so yummy! And I love how easy they are to make!
These chocolate chip cookies look so yummy! Chocolate chip is definitely my weakness.
Those chocolate chips are just pure awesome! I love a good cookie especially during the afternoon, while drinking my favorite cup of tea!
Sounds so yummy and amazing, I bet my kids would love this as their snack.
omg i have fudge cooling in the fridge, but now i want to make these. they look really good
These cookies look so yummy! I need to bake something with my 4 years old son ASAP! 🙂
These looks delicious! Will definitely try this soon! I love homebaked cookies!!
oh these look and sound amazing I have yet to try making my own so really need to give these a try