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!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.

More Cookie Recipes:

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Close up of a spatula lifting a chocolate chip cookie from a lined baking sheet.
5 from 27 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



  • 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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41 comments on “Chocolate Chip Cookies (Best Ever)”

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    Misty Callahan

    5 stars
    My son loves chocolate chip cookies and these are by far THE BEST cookies we have ever had!! I used the soft and chewy recipe and they were perfect!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  2. Hi Jill

    My cookies failed. Deep Dish Chocolate Chip. Did you use 1/2 cup chocolate syrup?

    Yours looked beautiful and delicious.

    I don’t know where I went wrong.

    They taste fair. But chocolate and flat.

    1. I’m so sorry to hear this Glenda! Yes, 1/2 cup syrup. If they were flat, it could be from overmixing or undermixing the butter and sugar, the butter temperature or possibly oven temp?

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    Glenda Wheelis

    I was planning to make your Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies but reading your post it had you may like The Very Best Chocolate Chip Cookies and others. Now I don’t know which cookies to make.

    Are the Best better than the Deep Dish?

    On the Deep Dish do you use medium size scoop and half it or large scoop and half it?

    Thank you. Sorry about questions. I was asked to make some cookies and I want them to be perfect.

    1. Hi Glenda. It’s really a personal preference on the style of cookie you prefer. There are so many variations of the chocolate chip cookie but really you can’t go wrong with any of them! The “Best” are a more traditional type cookie. As for the Deep Dish, you will probably use a large scoop. Just make sure you don’t overfill. Let us know how they turn out!

  4. The area with measurements for the different types of c.c. cookies says 2 1/4 c flour but the recipe says 3 c flour. Please instruct which one is correct. Thank you

    1. Hi Shari. The recipe for these cookies uses 3 cups. The other info is just for reference if you are looking to adjust to your preference.

  5. 5 stars
    I just made these I can’t wait to try them! But they came out so big and fluffy just how I like my cookies!