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chocolate chip cookie split in half with melted chocolate chips. Shot from the top

Master Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The best chocolate chip cookies are the ones you like the best. Make chewy, crispy or cakey cookies using this one master chocolate chip cookie recipe!
5 from 27 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 11 mins
Serves: 24 cookies
Calories: 221kcal


Master Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

  • 1 cup (8 oz) unsalted butter softened but not melted
  • 3/4 cup (6 oz) light brown sugar packed
  • 3/4 cup (6 oz) granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 cup (12 oz) all-purpose flour spooned into the cup then leveled
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1/2 teaspoon) salt
  • 2 large (2 large) eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons (2 teaspoons) vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) baking soda
  • 2 cups (12 oz) chocolate chopped or chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 375ºF and line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper (not wax paper)
  • Add softened butter to the bowl of your stand mixer with the whisk attachment and cream until smooth
  • Add in your brown sugar and white sugar and whisk on low until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes)
  • Add in your eggs one at a time, letting each mix in fully before adding the next
  • Add in your vanilla, salt, and baking soda
  • Add in your flour and chocolate chips and mix until just combined
  • Scoop onto your cookie sheet using a #20 cookie scoop or about two Tablespoons of dough per cookie.
  • Bake for 6 minutes, rotate the pan then bake for another 5-6 minutes or until the center is no longer shiny. Do not over-bake.
  • Cookies will be soft at first but will harden as they cool.


Tips for success
  1. Use room temperature eggs for less spreading
  2. No need to chill your dough
  3. For chewy chocolate chip cookies add 2 extra ounces (1/4 cup) of flour, 2 extra egg yolks, and replace all the white sugar with brown sugar.
  4. For cakey chocolate chip cookies, add 2 extra ounces (1/4 cup) of flour and replace the baking soda with an equal amount of baking powder.
  5. For crispy chocolate chip cookies, use melted butter, increase the white sugar by 4 ounces (1/2 cup) and decrease the brown sugar by 4 oz (1/2 cup).


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 221kcal (11%) | Carbohydrates: 25g (8%) | Protein: 2g (4%) | Fat: 13g (20%) | Saturated Fat: 8g (40%) | Cholesterol: 36mg (12%) | Sodium: 106mg (4%) | Potassium: 72mg (2%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 15g (17%) | Vitamin A: 259IU (5%) | Calcium: 16mg (2%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)