Chocolate Chip Cookies

filed under: Cookies on May 21, 2019

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. If you love cookies as much as I do, don’t miss my 50 Best Cookie Recipes!

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies! (Maybe?)

Year after year Chocolate Chip Cookies are rated the most popular by people all over the world. There is something magical about a rich and buttery dough packed with perfect chocolate morsels. Not only does it taste amazing, but it often takes us back to the wonderful memories of childhood.

But there is something that makes this recipe different. The chilling. And if you don’t chill the dough it will change the texture and consistency. I found out that folks often skip the chilling. It can dramatically change the final result I highly recommend that you do NOT SKIP CHILLING. If you can’t resist snacking or popping them in the oven right away, 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.

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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! They have a crispy exterior and a soft, chewy interior. They are loaded with chocolate and it’s the perfect complement to the buttery cookie dough.

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!

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

How long do you cook Chocolate Chip Cookies? The cookies bake for 10-12 minutes at 350°F. Remove them when they are light golden brown on the edges.

Can I make bigger/smaller Chocolate Chip Cookies? You can! A giant chocolate chip cookie uses a 1/2 cup of batter per cookie and bakes for 16-20 minutes, but you can size them down to 1-2 tablespoons for smaller cookies.  (and keep an eye on them in the oven if you are making minis)

Can I customize my Chocolate Chip Cookies? Absolutely. Swap the chocolate chips for peanut butter chips for even more peanut butter flavor. Use all milk chocolate, or all dark chocolate, or even white chocolate chips. Add flaked sea salt to the top. Heck, you can even add some drizzled chocolate to really make these amazing!

Can Chocolate Chip Cookies be gluten-free? I believe they can, but I haven’t tested this recipe specifically. If you substitute the flour for 1:1 gluten-free flour, the recipe should work. This will change the texture slightly.

Can You Freeze Chocolate Chip Cookies? Yes! To freeze baked cookies just arrange them on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Remove and then place the cold cookies into an air-tight container in layers separated by parchment or a freezer-safe sealable plastic bag that you can get most of the air out of. Freeze for up to 3 months!

Can You Freeze Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough? Absolutely! This is my favorite method. I scoop out the dough with an ice cream scoop and place very close together on a baking sheet. Freeze the cookie dough for about 30 minutes, or until very cold. Place the dough balls into a freezer-safe sealable plastic bag or an airtight container. When you are ready to bake just thaw overnight or feel free to bake them right from frozen, just add 3-5 minutes to your baking time.

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4.87 from 43 votes
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins

One of the best Chocolate Chip Cookies you will ever try!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cookies, Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 167 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 2/3 cups (208 grams) cake flour
  • 1 2/3 cups (208 grams) bread flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups (284g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup (10 ounces or 225g) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick vanilla extract
  • 16 ounces (about 3 cups) chocolate chips or chunks (I use a combination of both and reserve a few to place on top of the cookie before baking)
  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 by hand. Refrigerate dough for24-36 hours.


  7. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F. Remove dough from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature.

  8. Drop spoonfuls (2-3 tablespoons) of dough onto baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

  9. Cool on wire rack.

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I recently updated the images for this recipe 5/22/19. Thought I would leave the old pictures so you can laugh with me at how bad they are! 😂









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  • Ashlee says:

    These cookies turned out absolutely amazing! I made the dough just over 24 hours ago. Made each cookie about 62 grams each. Baked in my convection oven at 325 for 13-14 minutes. These are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made!

  • Cyma says:

    pls explain how to make cake flour and bread flour at home since ee dont get it here

    • Jennifer says:

      Want to learn how to bake your recipes please

    • Donna Simmons says:

      To make cake flour:
      Measure out the amount needed for your recipe. …
      For every 1 cup of flour remove 2 Tbsp of flour.
      Now add 2 Tbsp of Cornstarch for every 1 cup of flour. …
      Sift 5-6 times and it’s ready-to-use cake flour.

  • fran white says:

    Chocolate chip cookie recipes calls for 2 cups minus 2 tablespoons.,but that is not 8 and 1/2 ozs. 2 cups is 16 ozs minus 2 tablespoons???

    • Kelsey says:

      2 cups is only 16 oz if you’re talking about volume measurement. 2 cups of flour does not weigh 16 oz. she is giving dry weight measurements here, which is what you use to bake with.

  • Linda says:

    Do I have to use bread flour???

  • Kathleen says:

    I just made these and followed the recipe exactly as written and they tasted great but were super flat, is there something I could of done wrong, or is there anything I should try different for next time?

    • Cory says:

      Try forming them into balls (after the requisite 24-hour chill) then chilling the dough balls, before baking them.

  • JUDY says:

    What’s the difference between cake flour and bread flour? I’ve never heard of it.

  • Sabeen farooq says:

    Hi.i dont have bread flour available so can i make with normal plain flour

  • Angel walker says:

    I don’t understand the two flours amount at all
    Can you say exactly what it is the cups or something I hope this doesn’t sound stupid thanks in advance

  • Brenda Hayes says:

    What is the receipe for box cake in the a jar

  • Sheila says:

    I know what cake flour is, but is bread flour just regular white flour?

    • Anne Louise Vreeman says:

      Bread flour comes in it’s own bag and is not the same as white flour. It has a higher gluten content which helps make bread more chewy and less like cake.

  • shirley lafontaine says:

    cant find the receipe for choc and white chip cookies made with cr. cheese

  • Pravinya says:

    I live in Sri Lanka
    We do not have separate flours for cake and bread, we have all purpose flour in stores.

    Please give me an alternative flour mixture that i can use for cookies.

    Thank you.

  • patricia ordon says:

    Why use bread & cake flour ? Why can’t I use all purpose flour ?

  • Anne says:

    What are theses flours ? Cake flour etc please as they look stunning

  • Carl says:

    Bread flour has a higher amount of gluten than all purpose flour.

  • Rick says:

    Love it! I made here at home and everybody loved it. Chocolate chip cookie are usually the favorite sweet at home.

  • iram says:

    is the cake flour n bread flour same as plain flour r self raising flow…confusion about that…if u can kindly clarify

  • Don says:

    Is bread flour regular flour

  • Donna says:

    I read it wrong only put 1/4 cup brown sugar. Hope it will be ok

  • Gail says:

    I will try this, what about Paleo using plant based flours and sugars can you develops that!!

  • Yuchira FErnando says:

    Wow it’s really good. Love them

  • Donna says:

    To make cake flour:
    Measure out the amount needed for your recipe. …
    For every 1 cup of flour remove 2 Tbsp of flour.
    Now add 2 Tbsp of Cornstarch for every 1 cup of flour. …
    Sift 5-6 times and it’s ready-to-use cake flour.

  • Lela says:

    I have always added a small box of vanilla instant pudding to the mix. Cookies stay soft and a little chewy.
    Has anyone tried this?

    • Kathy says:

      I have tried adding the pudding and you are right. Cookies do stay softer longer.

  • Marie D Sweeney says:

    Thank you for the chocolate chip recipe. Do you have the nutrition numbers? I am cooking for a diabetic. Thanks!

  • Hon Mccoy says:

    I know this recipe calls for bread flour. So is it bread flour or unbleached bread flour???? Help!