Chocolate Chip Cookies

Updated: October 27, 2021
Originally Published: June 23,2020

To me, Chocolate Chip Cookies are a classic for a reason. They are perfectly chewy, chocolatey, ooey-gooey, and hit the spot when you’ve got a sweet tooth. They’re a must-have on rainy days, yet, there’s nothing better than an ice-cold glass of milk with fresh homemade cookies in the summer. Eaten alone or topped with ice cream, homemade cookies can’t be beat! Looking for the best cookies EVER? you’re in the right place. These cookies are BIG, soft, chewy, and simple THE BEST.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

What is the most popular chocolate chip cookie? These are it! Ultra-thick Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies feature golden brown edges with warm chocolate-filled centers. This easy recipe can be made LESS than 30 minutes! In fact, they only bake for 6-8 minutes. The smell of freshly baked cookies just fills your home with the most mouth-watering aroma ever.

I have been making these for many, many years and everyone who tries them agrees they’re out-of-this-world delicious! Chewy, soft, and filled with just melted chocolate chips. Let’s walk through how to make chocolate chip cookies step-by-step, and don’t forget to watch the video.

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Chocolate chip cookies are my weakness. I’ve baked my share of cookies in my lifetime, but out of all the cookie recipes I have ever shared with you, these cookies are my favorite. It’s a foolproof recipe, that results in the best cookies over and over and over again. My kids LOVE when I make these and gobble them up just moments after I take them out of the oven.


SugarWe use brown sugar and white granulated sugar.
Butter 1 stick of cold butter (no need to let the butter come to room temp!).
EggJust one egg (can substitute this for 1/4 cup of unsweetened apple sauce.
Vanilla Vanilla is the flavor booster in cookies.
Baking SodaHelps keep homemade cookies soft and tender
Corn Starch Makes the cookies full and thick
Salt – All baked goods need salt, it helps balance the sweetness.
Chocolate Chips1 FULL bag of chocolate chips. Yes, you could use less… but why?
Flour – I used all-purpose for this recipe.

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How to Make Chip Cookies – Important Things to Know:

  • Do Not Over Mix the Dough – Over mixing will result in dry, crumbly, and hard cookies.

  • Do Not Over Bake Them – I bake mine at a high temp and for only 6 minutes. They continue to cook while they cool but you can still eat them before they’re fully cooled for the softest cookies EVER!

I like to make mine using a combination of chocolate chips and a few walnuts (which are optional). These chocolate chip cookies are so soft, moist, and with a richness to the dough like no other cookies I’ve tried. Plus, there are no funny ingredients, no chilling, etc. Just a simple, straightforward, amazingly delicious, doughy yet still fully cooked, chocolate chip cookie that turns out perfectly every single time!

Chocolate Chip Cookies Reader Reviews:

“Best homemade cookies EVER! I received so many compliments after making these.” Jordan

“Best cookie ever! They are seriously the perfect cookie! Crisp on the outside and nothing but chocolate on the inside. My kids won’t stop grabbing them and neither can I!” Jamie

“These turned out amazing! Best cookies I’ve ever made.” Zara

“I could never make soft cookies. As soon as they cooled off, not the same. These are a dream. This is now my only recipe for chocolate chip cookies. My husband and I love them.” Mary

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Best chocolate chip cookies ever recipe easy

Chocolate Chip Cookies

What is the most popular chocolate chip cookie? These are it! They are the perfectly chewy, chocolatey, ooey-gooey, answer to those intense sweet tooth cravings.
Servings: 18 cookies


  • Baking sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Two mixing bowls (one for dry ingredients and a larger one for wet ingredients)
  • Electric handheld mixer
  • Spoon


  • cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup cold butter (1 stick of butter is usually 1/2 cup)
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips. About 10-11 oz (or 1/2 a bag if you want less chocolate)
  • ¼ cup walnut pieces (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 475°
  • Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper to prevent sticking
  • In the smaller mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, corn starch, salt, and baking soda
  • Cut the stick of butter into smaller pieces (as seen in the video)
  • In the larger mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract
  • Gently stir the dry ingredients (flour, corn starch, salt, etc.) into the larger bowl with the butter/egg/sugar mixture (as seen in the video)
  • Add in chocolate chips and optional walnuts. Mix gently until fully combined
  • Using a full size spoon (tablespoon), make cookie dough balls and place them on the baking sheet
  • Bake for 6-7 minutes or until the tops of the cookies get golden/brown (keep your eye on them:)
  • Remove from the oven and let them cool. They’ll continue to cook on the inside while they cool
  • For the softest cookies, eat them when they are warm, not totally cooled


TIP: To make EXTRA LARGE cookies, double the size of the cookie dough balls using 2 tablespoon scoops and increase the baking time to 9-10 minutes. Makes 9 cookies if made larger.


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43 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Is the temperature right? 475’ or 375’
    I would like to make these cookies as they look delicious but I’ve never baked cookies at 475. Please advise. Thank you!

    1. I had to try different browsers. The video finally showed up in my Brave browser.

  2. The recipe looks delicious but calls for 3 T of corn starch. Comparable recipes call for 2 t. of cornstarch and almost double the rest of the ingredients. I’m just checking on the amount of cornstarch?? Thank you.

  3. I admit that I had to read the recipe a few times to make sure I was using the proper amount of ingredients, but these cookies turned out amazing! I don’t like crunchy cookies, but the high temperature gives the slightest bit of texture on the top with the total gooeyness in the middle, it is unreal! Great recipe! Thank you!

  4. Thank you so much for a great recipe. This is exactly the texture that I was looking for. The top crunchy while gooey in the middle. I used only 3/4 cup of chocolate chips.

  5. I made the version with applesauce and since I only bake in my toaster oven, I reduced the temp to 375 and baked them for about 6-7 minutes. These got a huge thumbs up from my entire family. They are yummy both warm and cooled. Also, like a couple other people, I couldn’t find the video, or a link to it. I scrolled up and down several times, but it honestly isn’t there. I clicked on the little video icon on the side of the page, which takes me to your Youtube, but the recipe wasn’t there. Just wanted to let you know that you may want to repost it or add a link. Anyway, thank you for the recipe. 🙂

  6. I always combine any add-ins, i.e. chocolate chips, nuts, coconut, etc. w/ flour before adding. This cuts down on mixing time.

  7. Is there a substitute for the cornstarch? I don’t usually keep that on hand but don’t want to change the consistency of the cookies.

    The video automatically plays on the bottom right of my screen. I am using Chrome though if that makes any difference.

  8. These were amazing! I loved them! The first batch I did was smaller because I like to test out baking times before I throw them all in the oven. 6 minutes was a tad undercooked for me but 7 minutes was perfect! Any more than that and they would certainly have burned but at 7 minutes they did not. Thanks for making my day with this delicious recipe!

  9. Great recipe! I was unable to get your print feature to work, however…tried from both phone & computer, and it shows blank.

  10. These are delicious. I also cooked them at 350 for approximately 14 minutes. They are divine!! Made them using applesauce- thank you for the egg substitute!!

  11. I’m an everyday baker of cookies/cakes and pies…..THESE ARE THE MOST DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES EVER!!!!!

  12. I love chocolate chip cookies and I’m made 100’s over the years with many, many different recipes. These are THE BEST ones I’ve ever made. We have made them twice in a week because we can’t stop eating them. Our new family favorite. I do half semi /half mile chips but that all I did differently. Thanks for sharing!!

  13. Oh wow. These are amazing. It was a billion degrees today and I wasn’t going to turn on my oven but… it was worth the sacrifice of comfort for these lovely morsels of goodness. I usually tweak recipes but followed this one exactly (well maybe more chocolate chips). It may just be THE chocolate chip cookie recipe I’ve been looking for! The few left over may turn into ice cream sandwiches tomorrow! Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. Great cookies! My oven cooks hot so 450 for 5 minutes worked fine….it also might be that I make my cookies bigger than a tbsp😉. Tried to follow video, but too many ads and too many other recipes kept interrupting. But again, well worth it! grrrreat cookie recipe!

    1. Oops! There was definitely a typo in there – I’m the queen of typos! Add the “dry ingredients” (the bowl with the flour, baking soda, salt, etc.) to the bowl with the “wet ingredients” (the bowl with butter and egg mixture).

  15. Great recipe! Loved these cookies! Followed recipe as written! Did not tweak. Raised eyebrows at temp but followed! Raised eyebrows at amount of ingredients! Now my new favorite! Will be making again soon. My husband loved them! Thanks

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