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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

Chocolate cookie recipes are like people. They’re all a bit different and when you find one you love, you want to stick with it forever.

This chocolate chip cookie recipe is hands down my favorite. They’re sweet without being too sweet, these cookies don’t flatten out and they’re soft while still being a dense. Filling cookie. Even though they’re filling, you might not be able to eat just one.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Being neighborly

I made these recently as a gift for my neighbors. After being here for a few months and having a hard winter, the woman next door came over to introduce herself and brought homemade caramels as a gift for us. They were incredible and I wanted to repay the favor.

However, these are so good I had to ration them out to my family in order to have enough to give to the neighbors. The kids were begging for them the second I took them out of the oven. Kevin was also swiping some while they were cooling to get them at peak deliciousness.

Simple goodness

This is probably one of the easiest recipes you’ll even make. I think a lot of people are intimidated by chocolate chip cookies but it’s really a base-kind of cookie for so many other things.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Chocolate chip cookies history

Oh, and since it is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, a bit of chocolate chip cookie history for you.

Did you know that the chocolate chip cookie really originated with Toll House Inn in Massachusetts? A lot of people tie the Toll House company together with chocolate chip cookies because of the chocolate chips, but there’s more to it than that.

Chocolate chip cookies really originated in 1938 at the Toll House Inn, which was owned by Ruth Graves Wakefield. The restaurant at Toll House Inn featured home cooking and Ruth wanted a new cookie to feature with ice cream.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I love a good bit of history and I also love a truly American recipe. So many recipes and dishes here are influenced by other cultures, which I love and fully appreciate. But I just find it so rare to come across something that really originated here.

Tip: These cookies will stay soft for about 6 hours. If you store them in an airtight container you might get some more time out of them. These are baked goods though so they should be eaten the day of…Unless you’re like Kevin and like your cookies straight from the freezer. Then feel free to freeze away.

Check out the full recipe below. Make these to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day or just any day you need a little extra sweetness in life.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Homemade chocolate chip cookies just like grandma would make. Real ingredients, real chocolate and real good. 
5 from 10 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip cookies recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooling time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Rachel Quenzer

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups of flour
  • 1.25 cups white sugar
  • 1.25 cup brown sugar
  • 1.5 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 sticks salted butter, very soft or melted I know it seems like a lot but you're making
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/3 tsp. of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • If your butter isn't soft enough, you can use the microwave to melt it somewhat. Don't go over about 20 seconds. You don't want it to be hot. 
  • Using a hand mixer, mix together your butter, your sugar and brown sugar until it is creamy. 
  • Add your eggs and vanilla and mix on low for no more than 30 seconds. If you mix too long it will harden up the cookies. 
  • Add in your flour, baking soda and salt. You can use the mixer to start to blend but you'll get the best results if you use your hands. If you use a mixer, mix on medium. 
  • Once everything is well combined, add your chocolate chips. 
  • You can chill the dough for 30 minutes if you find it is easier to work with but you don't have to. 
  • Roll the dough into small balls. You can use a spoon to make them uniform size or a melon baller. 
  • Bake for 11 -13 minutes. Repeat with the rest of the dough. 
  • Allow cookies to cool about 20 minutes. 

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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24 Comments

  1. Alli Smith


    Chocolate Chip Cookies are such classics! Thanks for reminding me of the national chocolate chip cookie day. I need to make a batch of your cookies and celebrate. They look scrumptious.

  2. Jeanette

    They definitely sound delicious! I had no idea that there is such a day is national chocolate chip cookie day LOL. I think I may have to celebrate with making some cookies

  3. Amber Myers


    I’ll try this recipe! We usually do the one on the back of the Nestle Tollhouse bag. It’s been a while since we’ve made chocolate chip cookies, so I’ll be trying this soon.

  4. Natalie

    I love making chocolate chips cookies because recipes are usually pretty straight forward. I have to make some again soon!

  5. Lia Mae


    I need to try these cookies, my family is a fan of chocolate chip cookies. Once I perfect them I will make them regularly I know.

  6. Amy

    These cookies look so good! I love a good chocolate chip cookie once in a while.

  7. Kristi


    I love Chocolate Chip cookies… although my first issue is making sure I have enough dough and don’t eat that first.!

  8. Pam

    Chocolate chip cookies are my absolute favorite cookies. just reading this post made me hungry.

  9. Tasheena


    I’m a huge fan of chocolate chip cookies. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try.

  10. Terri Steffes


    My husband’s uncle made the best chocolate chip cookies, and yours looks like his. I miss them so much. I actually have tears in my eyes thinking of those good cookies!

  11. Stefani Tolson

    Yum, those look good! You can’t go wrong with some fresh baked chocolate chip cookies.

  12. Chocolate chip cookies are just one of those sweet treats no one will say no to! Your recipe sounds great.

  13. Catalina


    These are my favorite cookies! I need to make them for my family! They will love these chocolate chip cookies!

  14. Annemarie LeBlanc


    I could use a good chocolate chip cookie recipe. This one you shared looks easy enough to follow. I will try making a batch this weekend when the kids are home.

  15. Nancy L


    Mmmm…These chocolate chip cookies look absolutely yummmmmy! Nothing beats fresh baked cookies and I like that you used white and brown sugar, it just tastes better with a bit of brown sugar added to the mix! Will definitely give this recipe a try!

  16. Never had luck with chocolate chip cookies recipes I’ve tried.
    I’ll give a try to yours!

  17. Ruth I


    I’ve been craving of chocolate chip cookies. I am so happy to have read this. Will be trying this!

  18. Lynndee

    We love chocolate cookies over here. Haven’t baked some in a while. So I will soon, using your recipe. Thanks a lot!

  19. Heather

    Always and I mean ALWAYS ready to further my education of chocolate cookie recipes! Can’t wait to try these out!

  20. Beth

    We love chocolate chip cookies! I haven’t ever tried making them with very soft butter, but I will use this recipe the next time I make them. They look delicious!

  21. Marysa

    I am ashamed to say that we never really make cookies from scratch! I will have to try out your recipe.

  22. Rebeca

    Hi!
    I’m from Canada.How much is a butter stick?! They sell here a block of 454gr.

  23. Kiwi

    Looks so delicious. I want these with a nice tall glass of vanilla almond milk!

  24. Fatima Torres

    Chocolate chip cookies are a staple in our home. We love baking together. Didn’t know there was a holiday dedicated to it as well.


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