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We’ve Found the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

We’ve Found the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

For years we searched for a great chocolate chip cookie recipe. After dozens of test recipes, we created the perfect chocolate chip cookie. This is it. Not too chewy, not too crispy, not too cakey… just right.

Chocolate chip cookies like these are addicting, so throw away the scale and make extras for the cookie jar!

Chocolate Chip Cookies


2 cups + 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened to room temperature*
1 Tablespoon milk
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (9 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips**

*Melt the butter if you prefer chewier textured cookies

**Increase to 2 cups (12 ounces) if you like a lot of chips in each cookie (this will also increase the overall sweetness of the cookies)


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda, set aside.

3. Using a mixer; cream together the butter, milk, brown sugar, and white sugar until thoroughly blended.

4. Add in the egg, the egg yolk, and vanilla and mix until well blended and smooth (about 1 minute).

5. Slowly blend in the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Do not overbeat.

6. Add the chocolate chips, and mix until they are evenly distributed throughout the batter (about 30 seconds).

7. Drop by rounded 2 Tablespoons (use a cookie scoop or combine 2 Tablespoons of dough into a rounded drop) onto the prepared cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Repeat until all dough is used.

8. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes in the preheated oven. The cookies should have golden brown edges and soft centers.

9. Remove from oven, and let cool on baking sheet for 1 minute. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely.

Other Great Desserts to Make

These chocolate chip cookies are truly to die for. If you want other dessert ideas to make in the future, then we've got you! All of the following desserts are absolutely delicious, and are sure to delight.

  • Snickerdoodles. Snickerdoodles are a classic cookie, and for good reason. They taste great, they're easy to make, and pretty much everyone loves them.
  • Brownies. Brownies are such a versatile dessert. They can be eaten warm, cool, or with ice cream. You can construct an entire sundae around a brownie. Or, you can throw in some nuts and chocolate chips into the batter. Whatever you choose, brownies are sure to be a hit.
  • Poke cake. There are so many different types of poke cake out there, but one of the classics involves Devil's food cake. A poke cake involves preparing a cake, usually with pre-made cake mix, and then poking holes into it with wooden skewers when the cake is done baking. Then, you'll pour the sauce of your choice over the cake, frost, and enjoy!
  • Cake pops. Cake pops are easy, fun ways to use leftover cake. Kids love them, and they're small enough to be sent with them for school. If you've got leftover cake trimmings on hand, this is a great way to use them.
  • Cupcakes. Sometimes, making an entire cake is too much effort. Cupcakes can be a great alternative! They're simpler to make. Throw on your favorite store-bought or homemade frosting, and you're good to go!
  • Brookies. This dessert combines the best of both worlds, blending chocolate chip cookies and brownies into one recipe. They're relatively simple to make, even though it might not seem like it at first. If you're both a cookie lover and a brownie lover, then this recipe is perfect!
  • Pie. You can never go wrong with a good old pie. Try a classic like apple or cherry pie, or make something unusual like grape pie or butterscotch cream pie. Whatever you pick, the pie lovers in your life are sure to love it!
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