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Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Make perfect chocolate chip cookies with this quick and easy cookie recipe! The trick is in the size of the dough and careful baking.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ah, the chocolate chip cookie – isn’t always a favorite?  This is the one cookie everyone in my family loves!  But I had a really hard time finding a recipe that I loved.  I wanted a cookie that was soft and chewy and would stay that way for a few days.  I also wanted a dough that froze well and was easy to bake straight out of the freezer.  They also had to be quick and easy to make.  After trying many, many chocolate chip cookie recipes over the years, I can tell you that this one makes absolutely perfect chocolate chip cookies.   You will never need another chocolate chip cookie recipe ever again.

chocolate chip cookies

The trick to making perfect looking cookies is in scooping the dough.  If you want “normal” size cookies, use a 1/4 cup measuring cup  to scoop the dough out.  Roll that dough in to a small ball and the rip it in half.  You want rough edges.  Place the dough with the “ripped” side up on the cookie sheet.  If you want larger cookies, use a 1/2 cup measuring cup.

When you bake, watch them closely.  They will need a solid 15-20 minutes to bake but it will really depend on your oven. Watch closely and keep track. Also remember that your cookie sheets get hotter after each use so the bake time may be less as you go through the batch.

If you want soft cookies, then you want them to bake to the point where they puff about and are just coming back down.  If you want crisp cookies, leave them in a little longer. Let them cool on the sheet for a few minutes before removing to a cooling rack. 

chocolate chip cookies

Yield: 1-2 dozen

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Make perfect chocolate chip cookies with this quick and easy cookie recipe! The trick is in the size of the dough and careful baking.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 cups plus 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  3. In bowl of electric mixer, mix butter and sugars until thoroughly combined.
  4. Beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla until combined.
  5. Add dry ingredients and beat at low-speed just until combined.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Roll a scant half-cup of dough into a ball.
  8. Holding dough ball in fingertips of both hands, pull apart into two equal halves.
  9. Put each half on parchment lined cookie sheet with jagged surfaces facing up (I put 9 on a sheet).
  10. Bake, until cookies are light golden brown and outer edges start to harden yet centers are still soft and puffy (approximately 11-14 minutes).
  11. Do not overbake.
  12. Take them out just after they've risen and when they still look a little gooey in the middle.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 248mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 33gProtein: 2g



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  • Taylor
    March 31, 2019

    Help! I am making this at the moment and the dough is very runny! What can I add in to thicken it up? (Btw the cookie dough is so stinking yummy, I cant imagine how good they will be once baked!!!)

    • Camille
      April 4, 2019

      Runny? It should be very thick! I hope they turned out!

  • Sarah
    February 10, 2019

    These cookies are so cute and yummy! I made them after I failed using another recipe!! #yum

  • Miranda
    December 21, 2018

    Can I double this recipe?

  • Miranda
    December 21, 2018

    Can I double this recipe?

  • sheila flurry
    November 25, 2018

    Wow I finally found a chocolate cookie recipe that is perfect!Thank you so much!I need your other cookie recipes please?

  • Michelle Rodriguez
    September 10, 2018

    Very good Recipe. Thank you for the props from my Guy who said the best cookies ever😁

    • Camille
      September 14, 2018

      Yay! We like keeping our guys happy and fed! 😉

  • Rachel
    July 25, 2018

    Was a total fail for me….. will be sticking to much families recipe

    • Camille
      August 8, 2018

      Aw, I’m sorry to hear that! We make these regularly and they are a favorite.

  • Sabrina
    December 11, 2017

    Do you need an electric mixer ?

    • Camille
      December 18, 2017

      Nope! You can do this by hand.

    • Brittany Barnes
      October 30, 2019

      After making these like 10 times I’ve been dubbed the cookie queen at my husbands work. Thanks love !!

  • Deb
    May 24, 2017

    Wonderful cookie! My granddaughter & I just made these & they are our new favorite! Thank you

    • Camille
      May 25, 2017

      These are the ONLY cookies my family ever wants me to make. 🙂 Glad you liked them, too.

  • Kathy
    March 4, 2017

    These are so good! Made for our church Youth Group bake sale and they were a hit! Thanks for sharing!

    • Camille
      March 9, 2017

      Yay! I hope you raised lots of money!

  • Alex
    January 31, 2017

    How many does this make? What is the process if I refrigerate the dough/how long can I do that for with the batter? How long will they stay good after cooking? Thanks!

    • Camille
      February 1, 2017

      This makes about a dozen cookies. But they are large cookies. I’ve never refrigerated the dough so I’m not sure on that. I always bake right after I make the dough. They last as long as a normal chocolate cookie. Ours never last more than a few days before they are gone so I know that will at stay good for that long!

  • samantha
    August 10, 2016

    Now I am craving some chocolate chip cookies with a big glass of milk. These look great! Thanks for joining the Family Joy Link Party!

    • Deb
      May 24, 2017

      You have to try these!! Super good!!

  • Vanessa
    August 9, 2016

    These cookies are really simple and quick to make. I recommend this recipe to everyone because the cookies turn out amazing. This recipe calls for 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and 1 cup of brown sugar but i completely take out the granulated sugar because I dont like my cookies too sweet.

    • Camille
      August 15, 2016

      I find that can be true for a lot of baked goods! You can reduce the sugar a lot and not notice. I’ll have to try these without the granulated sugar, now! Thanks for the tip.

  • Helen Fern
    August 7, 2016

    They look soft and moist and chewy -just the way I love them!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next weeks features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

  • Emma Francis
    August 7, 2016

    wow these look good! I wont forget to pin them for later!

  • Made From Pinterest
    May 19, 2014

    These look delicious! For some reason chocolate chip cookies never turn out well for me, so I’ll definitely be trying this recipe! Thanks!

    • Camille
      May 19, 2014

      I had the same problem until I found this recipe! Just watch them like a hawk while they bake so they don’t over cook.

  • Made From Pinterest
    May 19, 2014

    These look delicious! For some reason chocolate chip cookies never turn out well for me, so I’ll definitely be trying this recipe! Thanks!

  • Karly
    May 18, 2014

    Totally irresistible! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  • Miz Helen
    May 17, 2014

    These are great Chocolate Chip Cookies! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Starla J
    May 16, 2014

    Nothing better than a warm chocolate chip cookie fresh out of the oven. Thank you!!

  • thelifeofwife
    May 15, 2014

    wow those look amazing! wish I wasn’t doing slim fast at the moment! x

  • aprila
    May 15, 2014

    I love chocolate chip cookies. I will have to try this recipe. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

  • Renee
    May 14, 2014

    These DO look like the best chocolate chip cookies for real!! 🙂

  • Julie V.
    May 14, 2014

    I will have to try this recipe. I’m pinning now.
    Also, 12 tablespoons is equal to 3/4 cup 🙂 for easier measurement.

    • Camille
      May 14, 2014

      Yeah, but I figured since it’s butter and they have it written out in Tablespoons on the package… or it’s 1 1/2 sticks. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Laura
    May 13, 2014

    Visiting from Totally Talented Tuesday. I’m on the hunt for the perfect chocolate cookie and by the photos these look like my kind of cookie. Very yummy! I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us. Have a great day!

    • Camille
      May 13, 2014

      These are my favorite for sure! Every time I make them the entire family raves over them! Thanks for the invitation.

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