The best homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe you will try. The cookies are so chewy inside and just melt in your mouth. The sugar and chocolate chip morsels are minimal and the cookie isn’t overly sweet but is still amazing! This recipe turns out perfect every time!

Chocolate chip cookies stacked on top of each other with chocolate chip morsels.

Chocolate Chip Cookies are a favorite in just about every household. Getting that perfect cookie dough recipe can be a challenge. Some are overly sweet, while others fail and don’t turn out right. This recipe will be a keeper! The cookie dough is just perfect. The outside of the cookie is a bit crispy while the middle is gooey and chewy and melt-in-your-mouth soft.

The SECRET and KEY to the BEST cookies is not to OVERBAKE them! If you overbake the cookies, they will be hard (unless that’s the kind of cookie you like).

Chocolate chip cookie recipe with two cookies stacked.

How to make the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies-

  • Cream together butter, sugar, vanilla and salt.
  • Beat in one egg at a time.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sifted flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Add the flour to the creamed butter and mix on low speed just until incorporated. Don’t overbeat!
How to make batter for homemade chocolate chip cookies.
  • With a spatula, fold in the chocolate chip morsels.
  • Place cookie dough into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Shape cookies and bake.

TIP: The cookies will hold shape to whatever you make them. If a tall thick cookie is desired, shape cookie and lightly press down. If a thinner cookie is desired, shape cookie into a thinner cookie shape and flatten.

TIP: If you will be shaping 24 medium cookies out of this recipe, don’t bake more than 8-9 minutes! For a large cookie, add a minute at a time, just until tops of cookies begin to brown. Keep a close eye on the cookies. Each oven is different.

Recipe for how to make chocolate chip cookies recipe.

Can I Freeze Chocolate Chip Cookies?

This chocolate chip cookie recipe freezes perfectly. You can freeze just the batter before the cookies are baked, the cookies may also be frozen once baked.

  • To freeze unbaked cookie dough, prepare recipe per instructions, layout the cookies on a baking sheet or cutting board and freeze. Once the dough is frozen, transfer to a freezer freezer bag.
  • To bake: Thaw cookie dough on a baking sheet and bake.
  • It’s always a good idea to have chocolate chip cookies in the freezer. Completely cool chocolate chip cookies.
  • Transfer to a freezer plastic bag. Thaw cookies and bake for a minute or toast for a few seconds to warm cookies.
Chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack with a cup of milk.

Once you give this recipe a try, you’ll agree – these are the best chocolate chip cookies.! Don’t forget to leave us feedback below if you try the recipe. We love to see you tag us on social media, #ValentinasCorner.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

5 from 8 votes
The best homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe you will try. The cookies are so chewy inside and just melt in your mouth with softness. 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies



  • Preheat oven to 375° F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar, brown sugar, salt and vanilla.  Add one egg and mix, lightly beating after each egg.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Add the flour to the butter mixture. On low speed, beat until well incorporated.
  • Fold in chocolate chip morsels.
  • Cover and refrigerate dough for 30 minutes. 
  • Shape 24 medium cookies (or 16 large balls).
  • Place cookies onto baking sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes (11 minutes for the large cookies).
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 89mgPotassium: 44mgSugar: 13gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 0.9mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)