Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This classic chocolate chip cookie recipe uses double the usual number of chocolate chips and produces a soft texture. Bake a few minutes longer to get a crisper cookie.

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe from The Cookie Elf

Prep time: 15 minutes

Bake time: 12-15 minutes

Makes about 4 dozen large cookies

Ingredients

1 ½ cups (3 sticks) butter or margarine, room temperature
1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
1 ¼ packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
24 ounces (4 cups) chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.

  2. Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, scraping the bowl continually. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla.

  4. Gradually stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture a bit at a time until well blended. Add chocolate chips to the dough, mixing them in with a large spoon.

  5. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking trays, 2 inches apart.

  6. Bake 12-15 minutes until cookies are lightly brown around the edges.

  7. Remove baking sheets from the oven. Allow cookies to sit for 5 minutes before using a spatula to transfer them to a wire rack. Cool completely.

  8. Store cookies in an airtight container.

Chocolate chip cookies are drop cookies. As the name suggests, drop cookies are baked by dropping or pushing spoonfuls of cookie dough onto the baking sheet. During baking, the mounds of dough flatten and spread. Drop cookie dough varies in texture from quite soft to stiff. This particular chocolate chip cookie recipe produces a stiff dough that must be pushed with a finger, spoon, or spatula onto the pan.  

Special Baking Tip from The Elf

For softer, chewier cookies, bake on the low side of the recommended time. For crisper cookies, bake a few minutes longer.


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