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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

These classic chocolate chip cookies are a staple in any baker’s recipe box. With a crispy edge and a chewy center, these cookies are loaded with chocolate chips and have a rich buttery flavor that will leave you wanting more.

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The best part about these cookies is their versatility. They can be enjoyed warm and fresh out of the oven with a tall glass of milk, or packed up as a delicious treat for a loved one. You can even customize them to your liking by adding chopped nuts, coconut flakes, or your favorite candy pieces.

While some may think baking perfect chocolate chip cookies is an art form, with this recipe, it’s all about attention to detail. Making sure your butter is softened, using the right type of flour, and adding the chocolate chips at the perfect time are all factors that contribute to achieving the perfect texture and taste.

So whether you’re an experienced baker or just starting out, these classic chocolate chip cookies are a must-try. Once you take that first bite of the crispy, chewy goodness, you’ll understand why they’re a staple in every baker’s recipe box.

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Course: DessertCuisine: ContinentalDifficulty: Easy


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These cookies are a timeless classic that everyone loves. They are easy to make and perfect for any occasion. The combination of brown sugar, vanilla, and butter creates a rich and delicious flavor that pairs perfectly with the chocolate chips.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until a dough forms.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips until they’re evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  • Using a spoon or a cookie scoop, drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving 2 inches between each cookie.
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the centers are set.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Make sure your butter is softened to room temperature for easier creaming.
  • Don’t overmix the dough or your cookies will be tough.
  • For a chewier cookie, slightly underbake them and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few extra minutes.
  • Store leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

How to Store and Freeze

  • You can store leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • To freeze the cookies, place them in a freezer-safe container or bag and freeze for up to 1 month.

Complete Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

24 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories250
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 13g 20%
    • Saturated Fat 8g 40%
    • Trans Fat 9g
  • Cholesterol 35mg 12%
  • Sodium 90mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    • Sugars 22g
  • Protein 2g 4%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    Alterations and Modifications

    • For a healthier option, substitute half of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour.
    • You can also use different types of chocolate chips or add nuts or dried fruit to the dough.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Q: Can I use margarine instead of butter?

    A: While margarine can be substituted for butter in this recipe, the cookies may not have the same rich flavor and texture. We recommend using unsalted butter for the best results.

    Q: Can I make the dough ahead of time and store it in the fridge?

    A: Yes, you can make the dough ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Let the dough come to room temperature before baking.

    Q: Can I use a different type of sugar in this recipe?

    A: Yes, you can use different types of sugar such as granulated sugar, raw sugar, or coconut sugar. However, the flavor and texture of the cookies may be slightly different.

    Q: How do I know when the cookies are done?

    A: The cookies should be golden brown around the edges and set in the center. You can also test for doneness by lightly pressing on the center of the cookie – it should be slightly firm and not leave an indentation.

    Q: Can I freeze the baked cookies?

    A: Yes, you can freeze the baked cookies in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 1 month. Let the cookies come to room temperature before serving.

    Enjoy your classic chocolate chip cookies, and don’t be afraid to get creative with different add-ins and modifications!

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