Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the perfect chocolate chip cookies…crisp edges and a moist and chewy center exploding with rich chocolate chips! Doesn’t that sound like the best chocolate chip cookie ever? I think so! This recipe is marvelous. I have tried countless chocolate chip cookie recipes over the years and this recipe has made me throw out all the others. Go ahead and try them, I am sure you will agree. Now excuse me while I go and pour a glass of milk, these babies are calling my name! Yummy! :)

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2  2/3 cups (16 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars until smooth and creamy. Scrape down bowl and add eggs, one at a time, beating until incorporated. The mixture will look light and fluffy. Add vanilla and beat for 5 seconds.
  3. Add half of the flour mixture and mix for 15 seconds. Add the remaining flour mixture and beat until just incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Cover the bowl tightly and place in refrigerator for 6 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Use your hands to shape into 2-tablespoon-sized balls. Place on prepared baking sheet, 1-inch apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes until edges are golden brown and the tops just start to darken.
  7. Remove baking sheet from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Transfer the individual cookies to the wire rack to cool completely.

Source: Baked: New Frontiers in Baking

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12 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. #
    torviewtoronto — July 29, 2010 @ 12:31 pm

    These look delicious and perfect

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    Tastes of Home — August 2, 2010 @ 5:01 am

    thanks for this recipe! my dough is sitting in the fridge right now, can’t wait to bake them!

    • Christina replied: — August 2nd, 2010 @ 7:11 am

      Yummy!! I hope you enjoy this recipe…we sure did! Make sure you make enough, they don’t last long! 😉

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    Patricia Lamneck — August 2, 2010 @ 5:47 pm

    Had a sweet attack today! I made these chocolate chip cookies…Yummy! They defiantly hit the spot! :)

    • Christina replied: — August 2nd, 2010 @ 6:04 pm

      I am glad that you enjoyed them! I get those sweet attacks too! :)

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    Barbara — September 9, 2010 @ 9:46 am

    I was looking for the perfect cookies recipe, and I found your amazing blog!
    I’m an italian foodblogger, and I LOVE your dessert recipes!
    If you like real italian cooking, take a look at my blog (rossociliegia = red cherry), and contact me, I’ll give you the recipes traslated… :)


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    Jade — June 13, 2011 @ 4:02 am

    Do i reeeeally have to refrigerate them? I so impatient! Hahaha..6 hours is ages

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    teacher-chef — December 4, 2011 @ 7:54 pm

    Mine are crisp all right – but how come they flattened!? I’m so disappointed, I’m thinking my oven has been acting strange, it might be a temperature thing?!? I need to figure this out as I continue my holiday baking…..

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    Ashley — June 23, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    These chocolate chip cookies are to die for!! I have been searching for the perfect recipe for years and thanks to friends referral to your site I have now died and gone to heaven! Thank you SO much for posting this recipe I can’t wait to try some more of your delicious looking recipes. You have made this chocolate chip cookie connoisseur a very happy girl 😀

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