Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies ever! These cookies are taste tested and kid-approved. Melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chips in the perfect cookie dough batter.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies! (Maybe?)

One thing that folks often skip in this recipe is the chilling. It can dramatically change the texture and consistency of this cookie and I highly recommend that you do NOT SKIP CHILLING. If you can’t resist snacking or popping them in the oven, try making a double batch. It’s worth it.

So be sure you plan ahead. After assembling the dough, chill it for at least 24 hours before baking it, preferably up to 36. This allows the dry ingredients time to soak up the wet ones, which results in a firmer, richer dough.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

These cookies are good. Really, really good. There is a reason the New York Times picked them as their favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe!

NYT Chocolate Chip Cookies

What makes these the world’s best Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe?

It was originally created by Jacques Torres and shared in the New York Times. His attention to detail, to the use of flours and chilling time, make a big difference in the final result with this cookie. Folks who love cakey chocolate chip cookies love this cookie. Folks who love chewy chocolate chip cookies love this recipe. Everyone loves it!

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe!

I have made these cookies more times than I can count and they are ALWAYS perfect!

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe!

My most requested cookie for a reason. Not only are they perfect as is, but you can easily customize them. Try Semi-sweet chocolate or chunks or milk chocolate or white chocolate or even peanut butter!

NYT's Cookies with Peanut butter!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Prep Time: 36h
  • Cook Time: 12m
  • Total Time: 36h 48m
  • Yield: 36 cookies


  • 2 c minus 2 tablespoons (8 1/2 ounces) cake flour
  • 1 2/3 c (8 1/2 ounces) bread flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/4 c (284g) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1 c plus 2 tablespoons (8 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 c (10 ounces) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp. McCormick vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 lb chocolate chips or chunks (original recipe calls for chopped dark chocolate)


  1. Sift flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl and set aside.
  2. Using a mixer with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy – 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce speed and add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla.
  4. Slowly add dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough for24-36 hours.
  7. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350.
  8. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Cool on wire rack.


First time here?

You might want to check out my world famous original Rose Cake.

(Video Tutorial : Four minutes long and a fully frosted cake… it’s really that easy!)

or how about the heart cake that was featured on Martha Stewart?

Feeling happy and love color?  Check out the Rainbow Pancakes that caused a National stir.

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Tami Block

They are so amazing and saltier than I’m used to but I love that about them!!!

Margie Patrizi

Cookies turned out great! Just wondering if it matters to let the batter soften a bit before baking. It is super hard right out of fridge!

Dick Boehm

Where di d you purchase the bowl sifter? What brand is it.


What can I substitute if I don’t eat eggs? Thanks!


    You can always use oil


High altitude changes?

Lorri D.

Turned out perfectly and delicious. I threw away nestle recipe and replaced it with this one.


Why do you use a mix of cake flour & bread flour? Cake flour is low in gluten content & bread flour is high in gluten content. Isn’t it easier just to use plain flour instead, as the gluten content is in between of the 2?


these are really good and so pretty. i made them this morning and will be keeping the recipe in my rotation. thanks for sharing!


How many cookies can make in this batch of recipe?


How many cookies does the recipe yield?

    Wesley Hegarty

    I just got 28 medium sized lumps of dough. Of course, that’ll vary by size of cookie.


I just made these and doubled the recipe….. it made a lot of cookies!!!! I bet one batch makes about 8 doz. med. size cookies! My husband loved them! I’m torn between these and my chocolate chip oatmeal cookies as my favorite, but I will for sure make again!

lisa Gassick

can you add walnuts? if so how much?


Holy Moly – first I made your bunny cake & frosting…now these. THE BEST chocolate cookies I have ever made. I will follow only YOUR recipes for treats forevah! 😉


What does it mean by minus 2 tablespoons of flour do i just make the 2 cups of flour then take the 2tblsp out of that and don’t use it?