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Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Updated on January 25, 2012

Scrumptious and Easy to Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes!

There are several different stories floating around as to how the first chocolate chip cookie was created. One thing that can be agreed on is the huge popularity of chocolate chip cookies--it's America's favorite! Included here you'll find some of the best chocolate chip cookie recipes, as well as products and tips to help you make a better cookie.

A Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

One of the most used and favorited chocolate chip cookie recipes of all time!

Ready to get started? Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups softened butter
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Beat butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs on medium speed or with spoon until light and fluffy. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt, then stir in chocolate chips.

2. On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by tablespoon.

3. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until light brown. Cool and remove from cookie sheet to cool.

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Some General Tips for Better Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have tastier chocolate chip cookies every time!

  • Use clean cookie sheets that haven't been greased. The grease affects the taste, as does any residue on the surface.
  • Only use high quality chocolate bits. The most crucial and tasty part of this recipe is the chocolate!
  • Transfer cookies to wire racks after they have cooled. Hot baking sheets continue to cook and crisp cookies even after they're out of the oven, so take them off!
  • Always preheat the oven, never throw them right in and then turn the oven on.
  • Don't melt butter, just soften it. Melted butter will melt the chips and partially cook the egg.
  • Use an electric mixer to thoroughly mix all of the ingredients so every cookie tastes the same.

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Incredibley chocolately, moist, rich gooey cookies!


  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened premium cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Mix butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one by one, then add the vanilla extract.
  • Mix all dry ingredients seperately then add to the mixture. Fold in chips.
  • Drop dough onto baking sheet in small 1-2" balls. Bake for 14-18 minutes. Cookies should stand 30 minutes before serving.

More of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes - Find more of the best chocolate chip cookie recipes across the web!

Looking more of the web's best chocolate chip cookie recipes? Here are some of the most popular ones, along with some great varieties and twist on this favorite cookie!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Consumption

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Most Chocolate Chip Cookies

average around 140 calories and 8 grams of fat. That isn't too bad if you only have one!

Where did they originate?

Chocolate chip cookies were first made in Massachusetts, that's not disputed. What is disputed is by whom. One story has Mrs. Wakefield of the now non-existent Whitman, MA Toll House creating the cookie by accident, while the other tale is of Mrs. Carol Cavanagh of Brockton...another accident tale!

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Cookies just taste better when they're properly mixed. The ingredients get dispersed properly throughout the cookie, and the cookies bake better. You'll also cut down on time and mess as opposed to a hand held mixer, and you'll be able to use useful attachments like bread dough kneaders, plus whip cream without your arm falling off from the mixer! Ebay has some excellent deals on brand new Kitchen Aid mixers for your cookies, and the best part is they'll be shipped to your door without you lifting a finger.

101 Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies - More outstanding chocolate chip cookie recipes

Uncle Eddie's Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies - Delicious vegan chocolate chip cookies

Reviews of this product will tell you how satisfied customers really are about this well-received Vegan version of chocolate chip cookies!

What's Your Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe? - Tell us about the ultimate chocolate chip cookies you've made!

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      5 years ago

      i enjoy chocolate chip cookies, great lens

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      6 years ago

      I like the Otis spunkmeyer cookies the best but have never really found the true recipe.

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      Jackie Block 

      7 years ago from SE Michigan

      Mmmm... these are making my mouth water. I am going to make your double chocolate chip cookies for my deployed hubby. I had a recipe I loved, but can't find it. Yours looks similar, and the pics look great! Thanks!

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      7 years ago

      I like them all! I love chocolate chip cookies!

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      7 years ago

      I'm going to try several of these recipes, they look awesome...the cookie monster shirt is a must have. thanks for sharing love...cookie love!

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      8 years ago

      This recipe looks fantastic! thanks for sharing.

    • funcook profile image


      8 years ago

      Nice lens. I've added this to my How to Make Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe.

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      8 years ago

      I love chocolate chip cookies! Made my first batch when I was 10 and was hooked ever since.

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      8 years ago from New York

      I usually make the classic recipe, but that double, extra super-deluxe chocolate version looks awfully good.

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      8 years ago

      Great lens! I just lensrolled it to my Best HomeMade Cookie Recipes lens one.

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      8 years ago

      Great lens with yummy recipes and resources. Love the cookie monster t-shirt! I've featured this lens on my Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcake Recipe lens ( Yummy!

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      Indigo Janson 

      8 years ago from UK

      Delicious! You've made me very hungry! :)

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      8 years ago

      YUM! Great lens. Blessed by an Angel.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh me! I would love a couple of chocolate chip cookies right now with a big glass of milk. These recipes sound delicious. Lensrolling to my Cookie Press and Cookie Jar lenses. I have a plexo on my Cookie Press lens for adding your cookie recipes if you're interested. Blessed.

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      Sharon Berry 

      9 years ago from Michigan

      I have the book "The Search For The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie". I found mine at a garage sale and use it so much the pages have chocolate all over them. I love this lens and will be back to visit often.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 

      9 years ago from Michigan

      I smelled cookies and followed my nose back to this lens. Great stuff. Wish I had a tinful of any one of these beautiful creations right now....with a tall glass of cold milk.

      Seriously...I may have to go out and the fixin's and stir up a batch of these babies...or I may not get to sleep tonight. Standing all these cookies on edge and rolling them to my Laftovers lens.

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      9 years ago

      Oh my, I knew I shouldn't have come in here, but at least I wiped the drool of my computer screen LOL, what a yummy lens! - Kathy

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      9 years ago

      I'm like chefkeem. I never eat less than 6 when they come out of the oven nice and warm, with a mug of milk! This is a nice lens. My first lens last week was on chocolate chip cookies because I love baking them. This is a top rate lens. Best wishes.

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      9 years ago

      I love the chocolate chip cookie wall clocks! Welcome to Culinary Favorites From A to Z.

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      10 years ago

      Yumm, Yumm! Now, if I am going to treat myself to a cookie -- this would be the ONE! The picture on the cover of "The Search for the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie" looks absolutely scrumptious! Delicious job on this lens my dear.

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      Sniff It Out 

      10 years ago

      You sure know how to make a person feel hungry! :-) I really like chocolate chip cookies… in fact, time for a drink and a cookie!

      Welcome to ‘The Cooks Cafe’ group

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      Achim Thiemermann 

      10 years ago from Austin, Texas

      I never eat less than 6 cookies in one setting. Eat only one?...maybe on a different planet! 5*s, fav and several lensrolled...and - a hearty SquidAngel Blessing for my favorite cookie! Sweet lens, thanks for featuring my coco macs!


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