Chocolate Chip Cookies
Published: Jun 23, 2020
Updated: May 22, 2023
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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.
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 in 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.
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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.
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.
- Sugar – We use brown sugar and white granulated sugar.
- Butter – 1 stick of cold butter (no need to let the butter come to room temp!).
- Egg – Just one egg (can substitute this for 1/4 cup of unsweetened apple sauce.
- Vanilla – Vanilla is the flavor booster in cookies.
- Baking Soda – Helps 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 Chips – 1 FULL bag of chocolate chips. Yes, you could use less… but why?
- Flour – I used all-purpose for this recipe.
Do Not Over Mix the Dough – Overmixing will result in dry, crumbly, and hard cookies.
Do Not Over Bake Them – I bake mine at a high temperature 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!
“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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Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Baking sheets
- Parchment paper
- Two mixing bowls (one for dry ingredients and a larger one for wet ingredients)
- Electric handheld mixer
- 1¼ 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
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
I’m on step 6 and a little confused. Are we adding wet to the dry? Can’t wait to make these!
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).
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!
Thank you. They look yummy. Do you recommend doubling all of the ingredients to double the recipe?
I’m sure you could!
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!
Thank you, Laurie! Glad you enjoyed them:) Stay cool today!