Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe-

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.

How to Freeze Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough-

  • 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 Ziploc bag.
  • To bake: Thaw cookie dough on a baking sheet and bake.

How to Freeze Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie-

  • It’s always a good idea to have chocolate chip cookies in the freezer. Completely cool chocolate chip cookies.
  • Transfer to a freezer Ziploc bag. Thaw cookies and bake for a minute or toast for a few seconds to warm cookies.

TOOLS used for this recipe: cooling rack, mixer, baking sheet and pre-cut parchment paper sheets

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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5 from 5 votes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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 Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cookie recipe
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 2/3 cups chocolate chip morsels (add more if you like a lot of chocolate)

Instructions

  • 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!

 

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  • Jocelyn 03/13/2019, 1:36 pm Link Reply

    These cookies are absolutely amazing! Our family loved them!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/14/2019, 12:16 pm Link Reply

      Jocelyn, I am glad you enjoyed our chocolate chip cookie recipe! 🙂

  • Deena 03/12/2019, 9:10 pm Link Reply

    Now, this is my kind of chocolate chip cookie! Soft, chewy, and not over the top sweet! This recipe looks perfect Valentina!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/13/2019, 9:43 am Link Reply

      Deena, thank you! We love these homemade chocolate chip cookies!!

  • Jules 03/12/2019, 11:34 am Link Reply

    I am so excited about this recipe, Valentina. They look exactly like the chocolate chip cookies I love. I just wish they could jump of my screen!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/12/2019, 12:51 pm Link Reply

      Jules, we love these homemade chocolate chip cookies! I hope you enjoy them. 🙂

  • Katerina @ diethood .com 03/12/2019, 8:21 am Link Reply

    YES, please!! These cookies are faaantastic! I bet they taste amaaazing!!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/12/2019, 9:01 am Link Reply

      Katerina, thank you.These chocolate chip cookies are our favorite go-to dessert! We love them. 🙂

  • Toni 03/12/2019, 7:32 am Link Reply

    This is such a great recipe!! Love how easy it is to make!!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/12/2019, 8:55 am Link Reply

      Toni, thank you! We love these cookies. Thank you for visiting our online home. 🙂

  • Sarah Skaggs 03/11/2019, 9:41 pm Link Reply

    These cookies are SO good. Thanks!!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/11/2019, 10:53 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Sarah! I am so glad you enjoyed the homemade cookies. 🙂

  • Sommer 03/11/2019, 8:41 pm Link Reply

    Can’t get enough of these soft cookies!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/11/2019, 9:11 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Sommer! We love them as well. I always have a batch frozen ready to be consumed ;).

  • Kat 03/11/2019, 8:06 pm Link Reply

    Such a classic! We love to bake chocolate chip cookies with the kids. It’s their favorite, with all the extra chocolate of course 🙂 Pinning this one!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/11/2019, 9:12 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Kat! These cookies are my favorite to make with the kiddos as well. We especially love to watch them come to life through the glass oven door. So satisfying. 🙂

  • NatD 03/11/2019, 4:55 pm Link Reply

    Oh my goodness! the melted chocolate in the cookies is calling my name. They look so chewy and soft. We like to meal plan, I really love the option of freezing chocolate chip cookie dough! Thanks for sharing!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/11/2019, 10:52 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, NatD! These are the softest and most wonderful chocolate chip cookies. Our kids just loved them, I hope your family will love them just as much. Enjoy.

  • Jennifer 12/22/2018, 12:19 am Link Reply

    I made these the other day and they are so soft, I honestly couldn’t believe how good they were! For sure one of your best recipes:)

    • Valentina's Corner 12/22/2018, 1:58 pm Link Reply

      You’re so sweet, Jennifer! Thank you so much. So glad you loved the chocolate chip cookies.

  • Alena 12/20/2018, 10:14 pm Link Reply

    I baked these cookies tonight with my kids. I was pleasantly surprised that they didn’t turn out flat like other chocolate chip cookie recipes I’ve tried. Very simple, quick, and yummy. Great recipe! Thanks Valentina!

    • Valentina's Corner 12/21/2018, 8:29 am Link Reply

      I love that you baked these with your kiddos, Alena! Those are the best kinds of cookies. 🙂
      Glad you enjoyed these oh so easy chocolate chip cookies. They truly are so so simple and so good. Have a most wonderful Christmas. 🙂

  • Valentina's Corner 12/20/2018, 11:44 am Link Reply

    Jenny, I agree. These are the ultimate chocolate chip cookies. So soft and delicious. So glad you enjoyed them. 🙂

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