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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Don’t you wish you could just grab one or two of these chocolate chip cookies right off your screen!? Well I wish you could too because these are the BEST chocolate chip cookies EVER!

These chocolate chip cookies are chewy on the inside but not “doughy” with lightly crisp edges.The best part is there is no waiting for hours for the dough to chill, just a quick 10 minutes in the freezer and these cookies come out big, thick and oh so delicious.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe


With almost all my cookie recipes, I always make sure to remind you to not OVERMIX  the cookie dough. Meaning, when you mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients, only mix them together until just combined…you should still see some flour in your mixing bowl.

 I like to use Milk Chocolate Chips rather than Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips in these cookies, the milk chocolate chips takes these chocolate chip cookies to the next level. Trust me, you will want to use Milk Chocolate Chips all the time after you try these cookies.

✔ I always use a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop but if you don’t have a cookie scoop you can use a 1 Tablespoon measuring spoon. Each cookie dough ball has “2 scoops” of cookie dough, meaning that each cookie dough ball is 2 Tablespoons in size. In my opinion, this is the perfect sized cookie.

And to make it super easier for you to learn how to scoop the perfect cookie, I created a step-by-step guide on How To Scoop The Perfect Cookie 


The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 24 Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 14-15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

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  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (be sure to properly measure the flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 Tablespoons UNSALTED butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • additional chocolate chips, for topping


PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 370F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.

STEP 1: Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium size bowl. Set aside.

STEP 2: In a large bowl, using an electric or stand mixer, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, and vanilla extract until combined.

STEP 3: Add eggs one at a time, mixing between each egg.

STEP 4: Add flour mixture and mix until just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX!

STEP 5: Using a spatula, stir in chocolate chips until combined.

STEP 6: Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough into balls about 2 Tablespoons each and place onto prepared baking sheet.

STEP 7: Bake for 10 minutes, rotate baking sheet clockwise and bake for additional 4-5 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.

STEP 8: Immediately after taking cookies out of the oven, place additional chocolate chips on top of cookies, and let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet before moving them to a wire rack.


* STORE: Cookies will stay fresh for up to 7 days in an airtight container, stored at room temperature.

* FREEZING: Roll the dough into balls and place them in an airtight container. You can freeze the cookie dough for up to 2 months. To bake, place frozen cookie dough balls onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 16-18 minutes.

I'd love to see what you have baked! Just snap a photo and hashtag it #DELICIOUSLYSPRINKLED or tag me @deliciouslysprinkled on Instagram!


69 Responses to “The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. yunita — December 6, 2016 at 5:04 am

    These cookies are seriously amazing!

  2. risky — December 5, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Yeah those cookies look pretty amazing. I am such a big fan of chocolate chip cookies,…

  3. ERICABELINDA — November 16, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    These cookies are seriously amazing!

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  5. Danielle — May 15, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    I have this dough in the freezer right now! I used white whole wheat flour because I’m all out of AP flour.  Thanks for reminding us about National Chocolate Chip Cookie day on Instagram (dln1010) 😉

  6. Jenni Z — April 26, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    These turned out amazing!! One more question, do you know how the baking time would be adjusted if instead of 2 cookie scoops, only one is used – so it’s more of a mini cookie? 

  7. Jenni Z — April 23, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Hi! These cookies look amazing and I plan on using them for my daughters party. Question- you mention 10 min in the freezer in the description above but in the instructions it doesn’t mention anything about the freezer. Is this an important step at all?

    • Jenn — April 23rd, 2015 @ 7:14 am

      Hi Jenni! No you do not need to freeze the cookie dough if you don’t want to. Enjoy, these chocolate chip cookies are a family favorite in our house! 🙂

  8. Renata — February 18, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    I was a little bit afraid because the ingredients may change in Brazil but I followed the recipe and the tips and it worked! Thank you very much for sharing this recipe! It’s part of my cook book now 

  9. Mel — August 5, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Just made these with half white and half dark choc chips and they are pretty amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — August 6th, 2014 @ 8:22 am

      Mel, your very welcome! I’m so glad you loved them, and half white/dark chocolate chips is such a great idea! 🙂

  10. Samantha — July 24, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    can’t go wrong with a chocolate chip cookie. thanks for the best recipe!

  11. kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — July 23, 2014 at 5:55 am

    Ummm, yum?!?!?! I love how you added a few chips at the end. Perfect!

  12. Connie | URBAN BAKES — July 22, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    If it weren’t for my hips, I’d have a CCC every single day! They’re my favorite!

  13. Paula - bell'alimento — July 22, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Chocolate chip cookies are my weakness.

  14. Marielle Altenor — July 22, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Wow! I haven’t baked cookies in such a long time. Will have to save this recipe and give it a try! Yum!

  15. Fabulous Perks — July 22, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I sure wish I could grab a few of these off the screen. Chocolate chips are one of my favorite.

  16. Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — July 22, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Hm, the best, huh? I’ll have to give your recipe a try and see for myself. 🙂

  17. Prototype Mama — July 22, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Oh but yes! I love homemade chocolate chip cookies. Too bad I’m the worse baker that lived!

  18. Tami — July 22, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    This is, with a doubt one of the BEST recipe posts I have ever seen. Thank you so much for sharing it. I pinned it. 🙂

  19. Rosey — July 22, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    My mom used to bake THE best chocolate chip cookies. I haven’t had a cc cookie for such a long time! These look/sound delicious.

  20. Siddharth — July 22, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I feel like having it after going through the post. My mouth waters! 😀
    Thanks for posting! I am gonna try it once for sure!

    Siddharth Malkania

  21. Ann Bacciaglia — July 22, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    I love chocolate chip cookies and will definitely make these. Your instructions and photos are clear and easy to use.

  22. Melissa from — July 22, 2014 at 11:13 am

    I love the idea of topping the cookies with extra chocolate chips. Cool!

  23. Carmen Perez — July 22, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite! This recipe looks easy enough, thanks for sharing!

  24. Krystal's Kitsch — July 22, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Mmmmmm! Those look so good. I’d love to try your take on chocolate chip cookies.

  25. Ronnie — July 22, 2014 at 8:07 am

    The cookies look amazing! I’m going to try this recipe for sure!

  26. Jessica (Savory Experiments) — July 22, 2014 at 5:04 am

    I saw these last night and had dreams of chocolate chip cookies dancing through my head!

  27. Tough Cookie Mommy — July 21, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    These chocolate chip cookies look absolutely delicious. The chips are so big and tasty.

  28. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — July 21, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Always looking for a new chocolate chip cookie recipe! Especially one that doesn’t need to be chilled!

  29. Veronica — July 21, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Those look so delicious! Nice and ooey and gooey. If only I still ate cookies.

  30. Liz Mays — July 21, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    I pinned them; they look scrumptious! I love the idea of adding chips at the end!

  31. Kristen from The Road to Domestication — July 21, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    These look great! Not gluten-free, so not for me, but my hubby sure would love them! Thanks for the recipe!

  32. paula schuck — July 21, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Well I am the world’s biggest fan of cookies. My kids are the world’s biggest fans of chocolate chips, so yum. I will try this and remember to bookmark your site so I can make the recipe soon.

  33. The Chef's Wife | Anne @TheSatEvePot — July 21, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I’m not a big sweets eater … but some of my weaknesses include a good chocolate chip cookie! These look delicious!!

  34. Courtney @ Neighborfood — July 21, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    There is nothing like discovering the perfect chocolate chip cookie. These look totally worth the long search!

  35. valmg @ From Val's Kitchen — July 21, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Oh my I wish I had one of those right now. The chips are just about jumping out of the screen, great photos!

  36. Rose | The Clean Dish — July 21, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Mmmmm I love me some chocolate chip cookies! And now I’m all curious and will have to try your recipe — thanks for sharing!!

  37. Stephanie @ Back For Seconds — July 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Mmmmm chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite things, I never get tired of them!

  38. Amanda Ripsam — July 21, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Do you deliver cookies to Mi8chigan I’d like a dozen please

  39. Amber Nelson — July 21, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Yeah those cookies look pretty amazing. I am such a big fan of chocolate chip cookies!

  40. LifeasAConvert — July 21, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Ha! Thanks for the “in your face” cookie picture right at the top.. now I MUST make these.

  41. Crystal Barrett — July 21, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    You can never go wrong with cookies! I try different cookie recipes all the time and yours look fabulous! Definitely on my “try next” list 🙂

  42. Carisa Smith — July 21, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    It’s so hard to get the perfect chocolate chip cookie. I want to try these!

  43. Angela — July 21, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    These look so so good!! Shared!!!

  44. Danielle — July 21, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Those cookies look just simply amazing. I might make these for my son’s home coming. I am not big on chocolate chip cookies but my son would love these.

  45. Tiffany Steadman-Collins — July 21, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    YUMMY! Now I want to make cookies and then make homemade ice cream sandwich’s with them. PS where did you get your orange mixing bowls I love it!

  46. Heather — July 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Yummy! Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite!

  47. Brenda@SugarFreeMom — July 21, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    They look perfect!

  48. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — July 21, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    You can never have too many chocolate chip cookie recipes! Yours is definitely going on my “must try” list!

  49. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — July 21, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I need these in my life! And yes, would totally love to grab one or two or five of these off the screen right now and stuff my face!

  50. Serene @ House of Yumm — July 21, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    I’ll take about a dozen of these!! Yum! They do look perfect. And I love your pink nails in the step by step photo too! Happy Monday 🙂

  51. Jenny — July 21, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    These look amazing! I love your instructions too, so clear and concise.

  52. I have personally always sucked at making cookies my oven and I have a hate/hate relationship! But these sound like something even I could cook! Thanks! I have pinned them to my “There goes my diet board”! Can’t wait to try them!

  53. Melanie | Melanie Makes — July 21, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    I’ll take a tall glass a milk and one or four of these cookies, stat!

  54. becca — July 21, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Og my grabs glass of milk to enjoy with these yummy chocolate chip cookies.

  55. christine — July 21, 2014 at 11:12 am

    I HATE waiting for the dough to chill. Why have I never thought of sticking it in the freezer for a few minutes? Brilliant!

  56. Julie — July 21, 2014 at 11:12 am

    I love a good chocolate chip cookie recipe!

  57. Scott — July 21, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I think I must overmix mine every time. They always turn out flat (yummy, but flat).

  58. Ginny McMeans — July 21, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Yum! A plateful would not last long in our house.

  59. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — July 21, 2014 at 10:07 am

    It doesn’t get much better than a good chocolate chip cookie! These look perfect!

  60. Jennifer Williams — July 21, 2014 at 9:51 am

    I will add this to the cookies we are making today. We are trying several different recipes to teach my boys how different ingredients make the cookies turn out completely different – I will be the judge I think!!

  61. Amanda @The Kitcheneer — July 21, 2014 at 9:24 am

    These cookies are seriously amazing! I will have to make some for freezer storage for those busy days!

  62. Rebecca {foodie with family} — July 21, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Okay. Those have to be at least the best LOOKING chocolate chip cookies! I’m willing to bet they’re seriously delicious.

  63. Kay Adeola — July 21, 2014 at 8:44 am

    I love chocolate chip cookies.These look really tasty.

  64. Paula — July 21, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Your cookies look fantastic! Pinning!

  65. Christie - Food Done Light — July 21, 2014 at 8:32 am

    These do look like the best chocolate chip cookes, full of chocolate but moist.

  66. Melanie — July 21, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite! Ready to try this recipe!

  67. Robin (Masshole Mommy) — July 21, 2014 at 7:28 am

    I love chocolate chip cookies. I usually make the Toll House recipe that comes on the package 🙂

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