Food Network has a simple and easy-to-follow recipe for chocolate chip cookies. This recipe uses no special equipment, and is easy for children to make too; it yields about 30 cookies.
To make Food Network's recipe, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and evenly position 2 racks in the middle of the oven. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone sheets. If only using 1 baking sheet, let cool completely in between batches.
Melt 1/2 cup unsalted better. Whisk in 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 large eggs and 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract. In another bowl, whisk together 2 1/4 cups flour, 3/4 teaspoon baking soda and 1 teaspoon fine salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and stir in 1 12-ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips, or chunks.
Using a tablespoon, scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Wet hands slightly and roll the dough into balls. Space the cookie dough about 2 inches apart. Bake for 12 to 16 minutes, or until the cookies are golden but still soft in the center.
Transfer the cookies to a rack to cool, and serve. You can store these cookies in a tightly sealed container for up to five days.