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The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Get ready for a melt-in-your-mouth, easy chocolate chip cookie recipe that combines crispy edges, chewy middles, and gooey chocolate chips. Perfect for cookie lovers and baking enthusiasts alike!

chocolate chip cookie recipe

For me, chocolate chip cookies the classic treat that brings back memories of milk mustaches and cookie jar raids. But let me tell you, I’ve discovered not just any recipe, but the ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe that’s set to dethrone your grandma’s secret formula (sorry, Grandma!).

In my kitchen, I’ve been mixing, whisking, and, of course, taste-testing, to bring you a batch of easy chocolate chip cookies that are nothing short of magical.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: ‘Another chocolate chip cookie recipe? Really?’ But trust me, this isn’t just another recipe lost in the sea of cookie blogs.

I’m here to guide you through a cookie adventure, where each bite is a blend of gooey, chocolatey goodness and the perfect crunch. And the best part? It’s so easy, even those who can barely boil water can master it.

I’m not just sharing a recipe; I’m handing you the keys to cookie paradise. We’re talking about cookies that could sweet-talk their way out of a cookie jar and onto your favorite plate.

Whether you’re baking for a crowd, treating your family, or just satisfying your sweet tooth, these cookies are your golden ticket.

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So, tie on your apron, preheat your oven, and get ready to bake the best chocolate chip cookies you’ve ever tasted. From the first scoop of dough to the last bite of cookie, this journey is going to be sweet, fun, and oh-so-delicious. Let’s bake some memories!

Tips for Making Delicious Cookies

Before you dive into this recipe, I’ve got some tips for you on making the best (and tastiest) cookies. If you’re interested, check them out. Otherwise scroll to the bottom for the peanut butter blossom recipe.

Use Quality Ingredients

Use high-quality, fresh ingredients for the best flavor and texture. You’ll for sure want to get fresh eggs, good quality butter, and pure vanilla extract (instead of imitation).

Measure Precisely

Flour is often the main dry ingredient in these cookies. Measure using the scoop-and-level method, as adding too much flour can result in dry baked goods.

Bring Cold Ingredients to Room Temp

Bring ingredients like butter, and eggs to room temperature before mixing. They will incorporate better, resulting in smoother batter and soft cookies. They don’t need to be warm; slightly cool to room temp is fine.

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Avoid Overmixing

Mix the batter just until ingredients are combined, or the dry disappears into the wet. Overmixing can result in tough cookies.

Chill the Dough

Chilling the dough in the fridge for the specified time (or even overnight) before baking allows the flavors to meld and the fats to solidify. This results in cookies with better flavor and texture. It also prevents them from spreading too much during baking.

Look for Golden Edges

Unless the recipe says otherwise, the edges of the cookies should turn a golden brown while the center remains slightly soft. This balance ensures a chewy texture without overbaking.

Cool Before Transferring

Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This helps them set and avoids them becoming too fragile and crumbling apart.

best chocolate chip cookie recipe

Remember, practicing and experimenting will help you perfect your baking skills over time. Have fun and enjoy the process of creating delicious baked goods!

Here’s what you’re going to need for this easy chocolate chip cookie recipe.


  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate bar) 

Tips and Thoughts for This Recipe

Feel free to use dark or white chocolate chips, chopped up chocolate bars, or any other type of chocolate you’d like. You really can’t lose.

chewy chocolate chip cookies

These last in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 weeks.

You can also freeze them in an airtight container for up to six months. When you bring them out of the freezer, let them rise to room temperature naturally as opposed to microwaving.

easy chocolate chip cookie recipe

Get the printable recipe for these cookies below:

Yield: 1 dozen

Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookie recipe

Enjoy the ultimate easy chocolate chip cookie recipe! This guide will show you how to achieve that dreamy balance of crunchy, chewy, and chocolaty goodness in every bite.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Bake Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.Flour in a large white bowl mixed with baking powder and salt
  2. In a large bowl, add softened butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Whisk for 2-3 minutes or until it turns into a paste consistency.Brown sugar in a large glass bowl
  3. Add vanilla and egg, and whisk to combine.Egg added to the sugar mixture
  4. Pour in the dry ingredients and use a rubber spatula to fold in the flour, careful not to overmix.Dry ingredients being folded into the batter
  5. When there are a few streaks of flour left, add in the chocolate chips and fold those in until evenly combined.Folding in the chocolate chips
  6. Place the dough in the fridge for 1 hour (or several hours, if possible).Chocolate chip cookie dough mixed and ready to be chilled
  7. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.Preheating the oven
  8. Use a cookie scoop to evenly scoop cookie dough onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Place them about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until they’re golden brown and have a golden ring around the bottom edges.Cookie dough balls ready to be baked on a cookie sheet
  9. Let cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack and bake the rest of the cookies.Chocolate chip cookie cooling on a wire rack


Bake at for 9-11 minutes for bigger cookies (2 oz scoop). If you’re using a smaller scoop you’ll want to bake them for 8-10 minutes, or until they’re golden brown and have a golden ring around the bottom edges.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 264mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 3g

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If you enjoyed this cookie recipe, let me know in the comments! I’d also love for you to try some of these others cookies I think you will love:

Chocolate Chip (Air Fryer)Chocolate Chip PuddingChocolate Chip SandwichChocolate CrinklesChocolate MarshmallowChocolate ThumbprintCircus AnimalFunfettiGinger MolassesHeath BarOatmeal Chocolate ChipOatmeal Cream PiesPeanut Butter BlossomsReese’s PiecesRitz S’moresRoloShortbread TeaSnickersJam Thumbprints (Classic)Vanilla

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