Chocolate chip cookies are a family classic and the cookie dough is easy to make using your bread machine. This recipe calls for the traditional semi-sweet chocolate chips and the optional addition of chopped walnuts. These cookies are finished in the oven on an ungreased baking the sheet. The amount of butter in the cookie dough compensates and the cookies won’t stick to the pan.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Place the soft butter, white sugar and brown sugar into the bread pan and begin the cookie dough cycle.
When the combination looks blended add the remaining ingredients except the flour, chocolate chips and nuts.
Let the cycle continue and once the additional ingredients look blended, and the chocolate chips and nuts.
When all of the ingredients appear blended, use a tablespoon to remove a dollop of cookie dough and use either your finger or another spoon to drop the dough onto the baking sheet. Make sure you keep some space between the dough because the cookies will flatten and spread as they bake.
Bake for 10 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven until the cookie edges turn brown.
Let rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then using a spatula, remove to a cooling rack or stack on a platter with the edges over-lapping one next to the other.