Chocolate Chip Cookies (Best Ever)

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Chocolate Chip Cookies are always a favorite and there several recipe versions out there. We have tested a ton of those cookie recipes and we are convinced that this chocolate chip cookie recipe is the absolute BEST!

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

This Chocolate chip cookie recipe is so chewy and delicious! This cookie comes out so warm and soft with a crispy edge. This recipe taste like you bought it straight from a bakery and is sure to become your favorite. If you love baking, I also recommend trying out these Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Cookies for other tasty cookie recipes.


(full amounts in recipe box below)

  • Flour- Use all-purpose flour for the best results.
  • Baking Soda- This will allow the ingredients to rise in the oven.
  • Fine Sea Salt- Use this to bring out the flavor in the recipe.
  • Butter- Use unsalted to control the amount of salt in the recipe.
  • Sugar- Every great dessert recipe uses sugar in the recipe.
  • Brown Sugar- This will add moisture and richness to your cookies.
  • Vanilla- Use pure vanilla for the best flavoring.
  • Eggs- Use eggs that are at room temperature.
  • Chocolate Chips- You will need semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe.
Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Cookies

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

Set the oven to 350 degrees.

Add the flour, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl and combine, then set it aside.

Add the butter, sugar, and brown sugar into a large bowl or standing mixer. Combine all the ingredients until creamy and wet sand-like.

Pour in the vanilla and eggs, then combine on medium to high speed for approximately 30-45 seconds until the batter is creamy.

Add the flour mixture into the batter by working in portions. Combine the ingredients on medium speed while using a spatula to scrape the sides to get an excess batter off the sides. When the ingredients are fully incorporated, they will begin to form a soft dough.

Add the chocolate chips into the batter using a large spoon or spatula.

Start arranging portions of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Use a large portion scoop or spoon, while also making sure to leave about 1 1/2-2 inches of space between them.

Using a scooper to portion the dough.

Place into the oven for about 10-12 minutes or until the edges turn a light brown.

Take out of the oven and begin adding some more chocolate chips on top of the cookies right away if desired.

The baked cookies on the baking sheet.

Serve and Enjoy with a glass of milk! We also love sprinkle sea salt on top to give our cookies that sweet and salty flavor, but this is totally optional.

A hand holding up one of the cookies.

How to Keep Cookies Fresh?

Keeping your cookies fresh is a must and will allow for longer shelf life. You can keep your cookies fresh by wrapping them in cling wrap or placing them in a Ziploc or airtight container. Its also recommended keeping the cookies separated and not bunched together.

Can I Freeze This Cookie Recipe?

Yes, you can definitely place these into the freezer. You will want to store these cookies in an airtight container or freezer bag. This will allow the cookies to last up to 3 months in the freezer.

A spatula underneath one of the chocolate chip cookies.

Why are my cookies flat?

Having flat chocolate cookies could be a result of a few things. You could be using butter that is too soft or using too much. You could also be using the wrong type of fat or over greasing your baking sheet.

How to make soft chocolate chip cookies?

For a soft chocolate chip cookies, you will want to add more moisture to your cookie. You can do this by adding more of certain ingredients. For example, you will want to add more butter to your recipe for softer and chewy chocolate chip cookies.

How to Get Your Cookies the Same Size?

It is very simple to keep your cookies the same size. All you need to do is use a medium or large Portion Cookie Scoop.

Bake The Perfect Cookie Guide

This guide is handy to have to easily bake chocolate chip cookies according to your preference.

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Close up of a spatula lifting a chocolate chip cookie from a lined baking sheet.
5 from 10 votes

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies are always a favorite and there several recipe versions out there. We have tested a ton of those cookie recipes and we are convinced that this chocolate chip cookie recipe is the absolute BEST!
Servings: 12 cookies
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 17 minutes


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter slightly softened (two sticks)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • additional ¼ cup of chocolate chips for topping after baking


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set the bowl aside.
  • In a large bowl, or using a stand mixer, combine the butter, sugar, and brown sugar, beating them together until the ingredients are well combined and creamy, like wet sand.
  • Add in the vanilla and the eggs, then continue to mix at medium to high speed, for about 30-45 seconds, until the batter becomes creamy.
  • Working in batches, add in the flour mixture and continue mixing at slow to medium speed, scraping the bowl with a rubber spatula as necessary. Once the ingredients are combined, it will form a soft dough.
  • Use a large spoon or spatula, to stir in the chocolate chips until they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  • Using a large portion scoop, or a very large spoon, scoop the dough and drop onto a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. Leave at least 1 ½ -2 inches between cookies.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges of the cookies, begin to turn golden brown, then remove from the oven. Sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top of each cookie while they are still warm if desired.

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Let cookies cool and keep them stored in a sealed container. 
This recipe makes 14-18 large cookies, depending on the size scooped. (My scoop is 2 ½ inches in diameter and I made 16 large cookies.)
Depending on the size of the cookies you make, you may need to adjust the cooking time. For smaller cookies, lower the time to 8-10 minutes. 


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22 comments on “Chocolate Chip Cookies (Best Ever)”

  1. 5 stars
    An Amazing cookies! Everything you would look for in a crispy on the outside soft on the inside chocolate chip cookie. I didn’t get your prior comment on the amount of brown sugar till after, and I just used to kind of be a little more than a level cup of brown sugar, and they still worked out beautifully.

  2. I haven’t made this yet, but I would like to make the chewy ones and I realized in the picture it states one cup of brown sugar, but in the actual recipe here when I scroll down it states one and 1/4 cups of brown sugar?

  3. 5 stars
    Followed the cakey recipe. These were by far the best puffy and delicious Cho.chip. Their appearance was enticing

  4. My daughter’s 12th bday is coming up, and I’m coming up w some simple after school meal and snack ideas to make her very 1st cool book. She and her dad loved cooking silly and “creative” items. He past away in October of 2021 and I want to give her something to remind her. So I’m printing some free recipes to add. I can take pics of the finished book. I hope she likes it.

  5. 5 stars
    I found this on pinterest and made the light and cakey version, all I can say is prepare to gain some weight !!! This is now the ONLY cookies we make in my house. If I even mention buying break and bakes my kids complain bc it’s not these!!! So simple and you will wanna eat the whole batch! Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. Thank you for this great recipe. I finally found a chocolate chip cookie recipe that turns out like cookies. Haha. Only cookie I’ve never been able to bake. I just mixed everything by hand and they turned out great. Thanks once again

  7. 5 stars
    Made the soft and chewy cookies and they came out PERFECT. Baked for 10 minutes and made 30 cookies. It didn’t say whether to use melted, cold, or softened butter but I used softened and it was the perfect consistency

  8. 5 stars
    Made these for my book club tonight and I might just have to hide them. Soooo good! My husband likes his cookies pillowy while I just like cookies. This hit the mark.

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