Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone has their favorite recipe for classic chocolate chip cookies, and this is mine. 

5 years ago, I set out on an epic journey to find the BEST chocolate chip cookies of all time. Chocolate chip cookies are my all-time favorite dessert, and I wanted to find a recipe that gave me a consistently perfect cookie. I wanted golden crispy edges (that wouldn’t lose their crisp after a day or two in the cookie jar) and soft, gooey centers. My other super picky criteria included: no dough chilling, no butter softening, salty tops, all butter, not cakey in any way, and a little on the thin side (but not TOO thin). This recipes checks all the boxes and has been my go-to CCC recipe for over a year now. If you’re still on the hunt for your perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, this could be the one for you!

Check out all of the chocolate chip recipes that I’ve tried by clicking right here.

Everyone has their favorite recipe for classic chocolate chip cookies, and this is mine. 

Main Ingredients Needed for Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • sugar
  • egg + egg yolk
  • flour
  • vanilla
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • chocolate chips

Everyone has their favorite recipe for classic chocolate chip cookies, and this is mine. 

Everyone has their favorite recipe for classic chocolate chip cookies, and this is mine. 

Recipe Tips & Notes

  • This recipe specifies measuring out the flour packed. I know the generally accepted method of correctly measuring flour is to “spoon and sweep,” many of my own cookie recipes call for using that method. However, this recipe requires that you pack the flour against the side of the container as you measure it out. It WILL make a difference if you don’t do this.
  • I really prefer using mini chocolate chips. I used the standard size semi-sweet chocolate morsels for this particular batch you see pictured. But my personal preference is to use the minis, because I think it’s a better chocolate to cookie ratio. Just saying.
  • I love sprinkling this flaked sea salt on top of the cookies before baking. SO GOOD.

Related Recipe Video: Thick & Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone has their favorite recipe for classic chocolate chip cookies, and this is mine. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour, packed*
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Whisk the brown sugar and sugar into the melted butter. Mix in the egg and the egg yolk.
  3. Mix in the baking soda, salt, and vanilla.
  4. Gently mix the flour into the wet mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop dough (about 2 tablespoons) onto ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 9 minutes.* Let cool on the cookie sheet.

* see notes in post for measurement specifications. Also, for some reason I frequently forget that extra ¼ cup of flour and will only add 2 cups. If your cookies turn out thinner than you were expecting, double check that you used 2 AND ¼ cups of flour.

**you can make larger cookies by scooping ¼ cup of dough per cookie and baking for 11-12 minutes.

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The Chocolate Chip Cookie Experiment

Want to know which ones were my favorites?

You can see all of the recipes I tried and read my reviews of each by clicking here. Today’s recipe is my very favorite, but these are my top three runner up recipes!

Dahlia Bakery’s All-American Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Dahlia Bakery’s All-American Chocolate Chunk Cookies

 

Quick & Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Quick & Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

KAF Chocolate Chip Cookies

KAF Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

 

 

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.