These amazing chocolate chip cookies have been our favorite for years. Make them extra special by adding different sizes and types of chocolate chips. Our favorite variety is milk chocolate, white chocolate, and semi-sweet chunks!
Preheat oven to 350°F
Line baking sheets with parchment paper
Cream sugars and butter on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Add eggs and vanilla, beat until well incorporated
Sift dry ingredients together and add to butter mixture, mixing well, but only until all dry ingredients are incorporated.
Mix in chips by hand, add nuts, if using
Portion cookies with a cookie scoop or drop spoonfuls of batter onto cookie sheets, leaving space for cookies to spread between cookies
Bake 10 - 12 minutes for small cookies, 16- 18 minutes for large cookies
Remove from oven when edges are browned and tops are just starting to brown. Allow cooling on baking sheets for 10 minutes before removing to wire cooling racks.
When cookies are completely cool, store in airtight container up to a week.
They freeze very well, store in the freezer in an airtight container up to 6 months.