Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies are chewy and gooey on the inside, while having a crisp edge we all love. Melty chocolate chips, our cookies will be your favorite too!

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How do you like your chocolate chip cookies?

Thin or thick?

Chewy or crisp?

Under-baked or totally cooked through?

Eating massive amount of cookie dough or actually baking the cookies? 😉

A close-up of a perfectly baked chocolate chip cookie on a cooling rack with other cookies. The cookie is packed with chocolate chips.

There are so many different ways and none are wrong. But we have come up with our most favorite (and might I say best) chocolate chip cookie recipe….and you’re going to love it. Hey! It might even turn out to be your favorite too!

Ingredients Needed for Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie

  • Unsalted Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • White Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Cornstarch
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

How to Make The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

  1. Heat the oven to 375 and line baking sheets with silpats or parchment paper.
  2. In a mixer, combine the butter, brown sugar and white sugar on medium high speed for 2 minutes
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix to combine. 
  4. In a bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. 
  5. Turn off the mixer and add the flour mixture. 
  6. Mix until almost incorporated then add the chocolate chips. (We prefer semi sweet or a combination of milk and semi sweet.) 
  7. VERY IMPORTANT – Scoop cookies by using a cookie scoop but do not scrape against the side of the bowl, merely scoop, lift and round the bottom with the other hand then place on a cookie sheet, spread apart so they don’t end up touching. 
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, depending on your oven. 
  9. Remove when the bottoms look set but the tops are not yet brown, just golden in some places. 
  10. Allow to cool for 2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack or into your mouth.

NoteThis recipe does not need totally softened butter. When you can press one with a thumb and leave a nice thumbprint without sinking through the butter, you’re ready. If you need to hurry, just cut into chunks to speed up the softening. 

Baked chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack.

What Does Corn Starch Do in Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes?

Cornstarch can help make any baked goods and cookies extra soft, fluffy, and tender. By adding just a 1/2 teaspoon, it give our favorite recipe a little extra love and tenderness.

Why Do Chocolate Chip Cookies Spread Out?

Cookies spread because the fat in the dough melts in the oven.

If there isn’t enough flour to hold the fat, cookies will spread and be flat.

So, try adding a little more flour.

Can You Freeze Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough?

Cookie dough will freeze quite well for up to 3 months.

You can roll the dough into a log, wrap well with plastic wrap and foil and freeze.

Or, you can form the dough into cookie sized balls and place on a cookie sheet to freeze.

Once the dough is frozen, transfer to a heavy duty freezer bag to store.

A baking pan with baked chocolate chip cookies. They are golden brown and are packed with chocolate chips.

How Long Will Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies Keep?

Properly stored, fresh cookies will keep for 2-3 weeks at room temperature.

Can You Freeze Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Place cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet and freeze.

When they are frozen, transfer to a heavy duty freezer bag and store in the freezer for a month or more.

Do Chocolate Chip Cookies Need To Be Stored In An Airtight Container?

An airtight container is essential in storing chocolate chip cookies, especially these melted butter chocolate chip cookies recipe. 

Keeping the air away from the cookies will keep them from drying out and spoiling. You definitely want to get them stored as soon as they are cool. 

How Do You Soften Chocolate Chip Cookies if They Have Become a Little Stale?

There are a few ways to soften cookies that have gone hard.

  1. Place a couple of slices of apple in an airtight container with hard cookies. The apple will help moisten the cookies.
  2. Place a slice of bread inside a zip lock bag full of cookies. The slice for bread will help soften the cookies without adding any flavor.
  3. Wrap a few hard cookies in a moistened paper towel and place in the microwave for 10 seconds.

 

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Baked chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack.

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Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies are chewy and gooey on the inside, while having a crisp edge we all love. Melty chocolate chips, our cookies will be your favorite too!
Course 100 Best Cookies Recipes on the Planet, 500+ Best Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 270kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Cup Butter unsalted, softened (see notes)
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs large
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 3/4 Cup Flour plus 2 Tablespoons
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Corn Starch
  • 2 Cups Chocolate Chips semi sweet

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 375. 
  • Line baking sheets with silpats or parchment paper.
  • In a mixer, combine the butter, brown sugar and white sugar on medium high speed for 2 minutes. 
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and mix to combine. 
  • In a bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. 
  • Turn off the mixer and add the flour mixture. 
  • Mix until almost incorporated then add the chocolate chips. (We prefer semi sweet or a combination of milk and semi sweet.) 
  • Scoop cookies by using a cookie scoop but do not scrape against the side of the bowl, merely scoop, lift and round the bottom with the other hand then place on a cookie sheet, spread apart so they don’t end up touching. 
  • Bake for 8 minutes, or up to 10 depending on your oven. 
  • Remove when the bottoms look set but the tops are not yet brown, just golden in some places. 
  • Allow to cool for 2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack or into your mouth.

Notes

This recipe does not need totally softened butter. When you can press one with a thumb and leave a nice thumbprint without sinking through the butter, you’re ready. If you need to hurry, just cut into chunks to speed up the softenening. 
 
Chocolate chip cookie dough will freeze quite well for up to 3 months.You can roll the dough into a log, wrap well with plastic wrap and foil and freeze.Or, you can form the dough into cookie sized balls and place on a cookie sheet to freeze, then transfer to a freezer bag.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 349IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

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