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AllRecipes.com #1 Chocolate Chip Cookies

AllRecipes.com top rated Chocolate Chip Cookies. This recipe has 4 1/2 stars out of 5 with over 6K reviewers, so you know it's got to be good :)

For those of you who are new to Something Swanky (or maybe you’ve just missed these posts), I’m working on a Chocolate Chip Cookie Experiment that basically boils down to me trying as many chocolate chip cookie recipes as I can get my hands on (I’m shooting for 52, 1 recipe per week for a year)! And then, of course, culminating the experiment with an ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe to top all others… at least that’s the idea ;)

If you’d like to see all the other recipes I’ve tried so far, click here.

Today’s recipe comes from Allrecipes.com. For years before Pinterest and before I started blogging, Allrecipes.com was my go-to for recipes. I always liked that you could check out ratings and reviews from other people who had tried the recipe.

Of course, these days, I typically search Pinterest or a reliable blog for a recipe instead. But I’ll still glance through allrecipes.com from time to time. I think those recipes that have a 4-5 star rating with tons of reviewers are almost always worth taking the time to check out, and I definitely thought it would be worthwhile to include their top-rated Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe in my experiment.

AllRecipes.com top rated Chocolate Chip Cookies. This recipe has 4 1/2 stars out of 5 with over 6K reviewers, so you know it's got to be good :)

I was pretty pleased to find that this recipe closely resembles my current go-to recipe that I’ve used for years, right down to dissolving the baking soda before mixing. I really, really liked these. I felt like the buttery/salty flavors were perfectly in tune with the rest of the cookie flavors, and the texture was just right too– soft and chewy (maybe even slightly underbaked) in the middle, with a good crunch at the edges.

With a 4.5 star rating out of over 6.5K reviews, I’d say this cookie is well-deserving of it’s rank!

Allrecipes.com #1 Chocolate Chip Cookies

With a 4.5 star rating out of over 6.5K reviews, I'd say this cookie is well-deserving of it's rank! I felt like the buttery/salty flavors were perfectly in tune with the rest of the cookie flavors, and the texture was just right too-- soft and chewy (maybe even slightly underbaked) in the middle, with a good crunch at the edges.

Ingredients:

 

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup white sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons hot water

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Using an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugars until creamy.

Mix in the eggs, one at a time. Mix in the vanilla.

Dissolve the baking soda in the water and add to the mixture. Add the salt and mix.

Add the flour and mix just until dough forms. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Scoop onto a lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes (if using a 56mm scoop for larger cookies) or 10 minutes (if using a 37mm scoop for smaller cookies). Let cool on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack.

 

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

13 comments on “AllRecipes.com #1 Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. oh yes these DO look like they deserve their rank! 

  2. Sometimes the classic cookies, the ones that are pretty ‘standard’ are the best ones – although I’ve never dissolved the baking soda in water before in cookie recipes – so that’s new for me. But they sound great and so close to your existing go-to! Pinned!

  3. they do look delicious; I’ve never tried dissolving he baking soda first, I’ll definitely have to give that a try

  4. I’m a long-standing fan of allrecipes, too!
    My fave chocolate chip cookie recipe on there is called something like “Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.” If you want to add one more to your experiment, they’re really fun. These look amazing as well!

  5. I love that center! It’s a little under baked on the inside and perfect on the outside. That is a must when making chocolate chip cookies!

  6. I love this experiment as I have also been searching for the BEST CC cookie recipe for years. After tasting the Levain Bakery chocolate chip cookie with walnuts this past summer in NYC, I have to say I WISH I had that recipe. Have you had them? They are so, so delicious.
    Hoping you might find a good copycat for them. Thanks.

  7. These look really good!!  This experiment has been fun to read! 

  8. So you don’t have to refrigerate this dough??

  9. Hi Ashton. Just a quick question. Do you use recipes from other bloggers too? If you do, in my opinion, the best recipe for chocolate chips cookies is from oh my sugar high. The  best ever!!!!!! 

  10. I am very interested in your verdict once you try all the recipes! Thanks for doing all this work. Otherwise, this is something I might try. And my hips would not thank me for it :)

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