Craving that warm, nostalgic treat that takes you back to simpler times? Chocolate chip cookies are just the thing. These classic goodies remind us of childhood, cozy moments, and shared happiness. Let’s dive into the art of baking the perfect chocolate chip cookie. We’ll share our best recipe, packed with secrets for buttery, chocolatey perfection.


Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Number of Servings: 12 cookies


Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons of salted butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar (raw cane sugar works great)
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions on how to make Chocolate Chip Cookies


To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Microwave the butter for about 40 seconds until it's just barely melted. It should be mostly liquid but not hot.


  1. Using a stand mixer or electric beaters, cream together the melted butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and egg, mixing until just combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add this dry mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until a dough forms. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  3. Roll the dough into 12 large balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. For extra-large cookies, aim for 9 balls instead. Bake in the preheated oven for 9-11 minutes, until the cookies are puffy and just barely golden around the edges.
  4. Avoid overbaking to maintain that soft, chewy texture. Even if they seem underdone, remove them from the oven as they'll continue to set as they cool.


Before moving the cookies to a wire rack to cool entirely, let them sit on the baking sheet for around half an hour. For the pinnacle of decadence, pair these mouth-watering sweets with a glass of milk.

Nutrition Facts Per One Serving:

Nutrition Facts  
one serving  
Calories: 250
Total Fat: 12.2g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 35.9mg
Sodium: 169.3mg
Total Carbohydrates: 33.4g
Dietary Fiber: 1.4g
Sugars: 20.5g
Protein: 3.2g

Tips and Variations

  • For extra flavor, consider adding a sprinkle of sea salt on top of the cookies before baking.
  • Experiment with different types of chocolate chips, such as dark chocolate or milk chocolate, to customize the flavor to your liking.
  • For a fun twist, try mixing chopped nuts or dried fruit into the cookie dough for added texture and flavor.


  • My cookies went flat; what gives?

To avoid flat cookies, it's important to melt the butter, use the correct amount of flour, and not overbake. Add additional flour little by little until the dough is the right consistency if it seems too wet.

  • Are chocolate chip cookie doughs suitable for freezing?

Of course! Make balls with the dough and place them on a baking sheet to freeze. After the dough has cooled, place each ball in a freezer-safe bag; they will keep for up to three months. Baking the dough balls from frozen is as easy as placing them on a baking pan and following the baking instructions, plus a few additional minutes.


With our best chocolate chip cookie recipe in hand, you're all set to bake treats that taste like they came straight from a bakery. Whether you’re baking for a special occasion or just craving something sweet, these cookies are sure to impress. So get ready to become the hero of your next cookie exchange or family gathering. Happy baking!

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