Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Dude. For reals the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever. I dare you to defy me.
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They are good. And by good, I mean people assault me when I bring them to parties and they are gone within minutes. I know, everyone has a chocolate chip cookie recipe. But let me tell you how I made mine THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe. Ever.

This recipe came about somehow, somewhere in the 90’s off of the back of a bulk package of generic chocolate chips somewhere and has progressed with some tweeks over the years.

I've included a lot of superfluous information in here because over the years I've noticed it matters AND when I share this recipe with people they want to know exactly how I make them. Please leave any questions in the comments. I've gotchu!  

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


Preheat oven to 375 degrees

In small mixing bowl set aside:

2 1/3 Cup All Purpose Flour

1/2 Tsp. Salt

1 Tsp. Baking Soda

In large mixing bowl cream together:

1 Cup Butter (Important: Butter should be room temperature!)

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar (packed)

1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar

Add + Mix:

2 Tsp. Vanilla (I use the Costco / Kirkland brand of vanilla)

1 Egg

Add dry ingredients (small mixing bowl):

Mix (But don't over mix, this is key. I usually mix until the cookie dough is pulling from the sides of the bowl and then stop. If I over mix my dough I notice my cookies come out a little flat)

Note: I dump about 1/3 of the flour mix in at a time and mix. 


2 cups baking chips of choice

I use: Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips and Ghirardelli Classic White Chips 

You can usually find the best price on these chips at Walmart. I add them to my grocery pick up order. If you haven't tried grocery pickup yet, you haven't lived. 

I usually throw in one cup dark chocolate chips and one cup white chocolate chips. You can change this up as you go. I've used Heath toffee bits before and even did a batch with milk chocolate chips once to appease someone (I hate milk chocolate chips). But the cookies were still good. 


Roll heaping tablespoons of dough onto your baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes (I like my cookies slightly underdone so I stick with 10 minutes)

Note: Every oven is different. You may have to make some adjustments based on your oven and where you live. I live at a higher altitude. 

Yield: Approximately 3 dozen cookies (or 2 1/2 dozen if your family is like mine and can't keep their hands out of the dough)

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