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December 31st

Very Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cookies

December 31st

Very Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookie Jar Friday

The last Cookie Jar Friday calls for a classic recipe with a bold, flavorful upgrade. Make these cookies to share with Santa or with your own little crew of happy elves.

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Bake Time: 8 Minutes
  • Yield: 30 Servings
Ingredient List
  • Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Butter (softened)
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Firmly Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • Eggs
  • McCormick® All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Chopped Walnuts (Optional)
Tools and Supplies
  • Medium Bowl
  • Electric/Hand Mixer
  • Ungreased Baking Sheets
  • Wire Racks
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To make this cookie recipe, you will need:

  • Flour: 3 1/4 Cup
  • Baking Soda: 1 Teaspoon
  • Salt: 3/4 Teaspoon
  • Butter (softened): 1 1/3 Cups
  • Granulated Sugar: 1 1/4 Cup
  • Firmly Packed Light Brown Sugar: 1 Cup
  • Eggs: 2
  • McCormick® All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract: 4 Teaspoons
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: 1 Package (12 Ounces)
  • Chopped Walnuts (Optional): 1 Cup


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside. Beat butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts, if desired.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.