Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

by beth on April 11, 2011

Noth­ing hits home with my kids or my hus­band bet­ter than a plate full of cook­ies.  Choco­late Chip Cook­ies to be exact. There is some­thing about it that just makes every­one feel at home & if I must admit I will bribe my fam­ily with cook­ies. I have tried for years to get the right com­bi­na­tion of ingre­di­ents, baked good­ness and choco­late chip melty-deliciousness (these cook­ies have me mak­ing up words!) & I have arrived.  I have hit cookie nir­vana.  After this I may just sit back and ride the wave.  Or I may eat a cou­ple Choco­late Chip Cook­ies for qual­ity con­trol.  Either way it’s the same dif­fer­ence.  After all qual­ity con­trol is nir­vana in cookie form.


What You Need:

2 1/2 Cups of All Pur­pose Flour

1/2 Tea­spoon Bak­ing Soda

1/2 Tea­spoon Salt

1/2 Cup Gran­u­lated Sugar

2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter

1 Table­spoon & 1/4 Tea­spoon of Vanilla

2 Large Eggs

1 Cup of Firmly Packed Light Brown Sugar

1 Cup and 1/3 Cup of Choco­late Chips

Pre­heat oven at 325 degrees bake for 18–20 minutes.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

How To Put It Together:

Take out but­ter and eggs, let but­ter soften to room tem­per­a­ture and eggs warm to room temperature.

While but­ter & eggs are out pre­heat oven to 325 degrees.

Then place in a medium bowl your white gran­u­lated sugar, flour, bak­ing soda & salt.  Fold ingre­di­ents together, mix­ing them into a homoge­nous mixture.

Then place but­ter, eggs, vanilla, & light brown sugar in a mix­ing bowl.  If using an elec­tric mixer use the pad­dle attach­ment, if using hand­mixer use as is.   Cream together all ingre­di­ents on medium speed.

Once they are creamed together slowly add in your other bowl of dry ingre­di­ents into the larger mix­ing bowl of creamed ingre­di­ents.  Mix on medium speed until all incor­po­rated into one.

Once this is down gen­tly fold in your choco­late chips with a large wooden spoon.

After you’ve done this, you can either chill for an 1 hour or imme­di­ately place a table­spoon ball of  cookie dough on ungreased cookie sheets.   Place them about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 18–20 min­utes on 325 degrees.  You’ll know they are done when you see the edges of the bot­toms becom­ing lightly browned.  The cook­ies them­selves should be light & fluffy.  Once they are done, remove from the cookie sheets with a spatula.

Place on a cookie rack until cooled.


These choco­late chip cook­ies are per­fect for dunk­ing & shar­ing with oth­ers.  Also, these choco­late chip cook­ies per­fect for hoard­ing all to your­self, I promise I won’t tell anyone.

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1 kadirecipes April 11, 2011 at 9:26 pm

These are one of my favorite cookies. I dont know how my mom used to make it but it looks like this.
Like it


2 Loukia April 11, 2011 at 10:42 pm

YUM. I so want an entire plate of these right now!


3 faemom April 15, 2011 at 2:07 am

We need to compare notes. Like you use less chocolate chips than I do. And I thought I used a lot of vanilla but you out do me.

I’m always on the look out for The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever. I’ll have to try this! Thanks!


4 Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies April 18, 2011 at 12:21 am

Your cookies look simply lovely and delicious. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up.


5 Rose Silver April 28, 2011 at 2:03 am

Your cookies look perfect! The chocolate chip cookies are perfectly putted on the cookies. I will love to try this one and eat with a glass of fresh milk. Like what kids do. LOL.


6 Melanie Spinet April 29, 2011 at 5:05 am

My grandma used to bake us chocolate cookies like those when we were kids. Now that I already know what is the recipe I think I can bake some for my grandma for her 89th birthday. That will be a sign of thanking her for all those baked cookies that she gave us whenever we asked for it.


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