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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies. After many years of recipes and experiments, this is the the final result of tweaking what I I think is the perfect chocolate chip cookie.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies photo of stacked cookies on a white plate with a glass of milk in the background

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and chewy with crispy edges and the perfect amount of rich chocolate morsels. I’ve never had better anywhere. 

I have tried dozens of recipes over the years and this one is the best. Both crispy and chewy, this one satisfies all lovers of this cookie classic.

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies 2012 image.

14/04/2012 Update: When I first posted this recipe in the early days of this blog, I still baked chocolate chip cookies on a regular basis.

These days my 14 year old daughter, Olivia has taken over the job for the most part.

My 12 year old son Noah can turn out a mean batch of cookies all on his own too.

Actually I’ll confess that he actually made the batch in this updated photo. I even used it in my first cookbook!

Both kids are turning into very adept bakers and can both turn out perfect chocolate chip cookies from this outstanding recipe.

Dark Chocolate Chips, to melt and dip the biscotti

I like to use 50% dark chocolate chips for this recipe but you can use semisweet or milk chocolate if you prefer.

2020 Update. The chocolate chip cookie baking duties are still very much mostly out of my hands. My son Noah is the expert these days, and since he is now studying photography at university, he gets the credit for both baking and taking the photo of this latest batch.

It was high time for an updated photo of this recipe and I think it came out quite well. 

Originally published October 2007. Updated June 2020.

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Yield: 18 cookies

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies – after many years of recipes and experiments, this is the the final result of tweaking what I I think is the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Soft and chewy with crispy edges and the perfect amount of rich chocolate morsels. I’ve never had better anywhere.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or butterscotch flavoring, or both! Hint, hint.
  • 1 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray one cookie sheet with spray oil or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized bowl whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and combine thoroughly.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture. Mix only enough to incorporate flour. Do not over mix. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Form cookies by dropping a rounded teaspoon of dough on the prepared cookie sheet two inches apart.
  6. Bake until light brown around the edges, about 12-15 minutes, depending on cookie size.
  7. Over baking is the biggest problem with most chocolate chip cookies.
  8. Your oven temperature and the type of cookie sheet you use will vary the baking times considerably. When they are golden brown around the edges is the time to remove them from the oven. Thinking they are a little underdone is probably a good thing. Experiment by baking only a couple of cookies at a time to see what the perfect baking time is for your oven
  9. Cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool thoroughly.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

18

Serving Size

18 cookies

Amount Per Serving Calories 179Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 25mgSodium 151mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 1gSugar 16gProtein 2g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Nancy

Friday 7th of May 2021

These are terrific, especially if you sub out 1/3 of the chocolate chips with peanut butter chips, but you haven’t had my mom’s chocolate chip cookies - BEST EVER!

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T

Sunday 7th of February 2021

I have been making these cookies ever since I bought your first book. Best cookies ever. Recently due to diet restrictions I had to make some adjustments. I make them with bob's 1:1 gluten free flour and crystal margarine(lactose free) and they are still amazing. I am so glad it worked so I can continue to enjoy these cookies.

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Nicole Shuglo

Monday 12th of October 2020

Perfect- Made 'round 2' (in less than a week) today!

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