Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I’m pleased to introduce you to your new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe!  These chocolate chip cookies have been carefully crafted to be perfectly soft, perfectly chewy, and just all around perfectly delectable.  You’ll never need another cookie recipe again!

These really are the perfect chocolate chip cookies. They have been carefully crafted to be perfectly soft, perfectly chewy, and just all around perfectly delectable. You'll never need another cookie recipe again!

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I’m slightly obsessed with chocolate chip cookies.  I have stuffed them with cheesecake, with Reese’s cups, with Funfetti, and I even have my own “worst ever” chocolate chip cookie on my site.

But one thing I haven’t shared yet is a classic chocolate chip cookie.  I’ve spent the past few weeks working on developing an ultimate guide to chocolate chip cookies, and while the guide is still in the works, this recipe is the product of lots of research and taste-testing, and I’m extremely excited to share it with you today. I present to you… the PERFECT Chocolate Chip Cookie.

These chocolate chip cookies have been carefully crafted to be perfectly soft, perfectly chewy, and just all around perfectly delectable. You'll never need another cookie recipe again!

Perfectly Soft.  Perfectly sweet.  Perfectly Chewy.  Perfectly Perfect.

Before we begin, let’s go over some of the details of the recipe that make these cookies ultimate.

How to Make the BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

Melted butter:  This will make your cookies chewier (and gives them a much better flavor, in my opinion, as the melted butter infuses into every molecule of the cookie!).  Make sure you let it cool as directed after melting, otherwise it’ll melt your sugar and your dough will be too runny to use.

Chill Time: This recipe requires a small chill time to keep the cookies from spreading too much — a small price to pay for perfect chocolate chip cookies!

Room temperature eggs: If you use cold eggs it can shock the butter you just melted and cause some of it to re-solidify.  This also keeps your ingredients from mixing as well as they should.

Brown sugar:  Brown sugar is made with molasses and has more moisture than white sugar.  Because of this, brown sugar lends itself to softer, chewier cookies, and so we use a higher ratio of brown to white here for perfectly textured cookies.

Cornstarch: Nearly all of my cookie recipes call for cornstarch (cornflour if you’re in the UK).  That’s because it’s a small addition that makes cookies extra chewy and soft.  It also helps give the cookies a little lift that we lose by melting the butter.

These chocolate chip cookies have been carefully crafted to be perfectly soft, perfectly chewy, and just all around perfectly delectable. You'll never need another cookie recipe again!

One more thing before we get to the recipe — measurements.  Using cups and teaspoons is great and convenient, but it’s extremely easy to over or under-measure some of your ingredients, particularly the flour.  If your cookies come out too flat, it’s likely the flour was under-measured.  Too thick, there’s too much flour.

The best way to measure your flour for this recipe is to gently spoon it into your measuring cup (don’t use your measuring cup to scoop up the flour — that packs it in and can cause you to overmeasure) and then use a straight edge (like the back of a knife) to level off the excess.

These chocolate chip cookies have been carefully crafted to be perfectly soft, perfectly chewy, and just all around perfectly delectable. You'll never need another cookie recipe again!

So those are my tips for soft, chewy, perfect chocolate chip cookies.

I hope you love them!!


Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m pleased to introduce you to your new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe!  These chocolate chip cookies have been carefully crafted to be perfectly soft, perfectly chewy, and just all around perfectly delectable.  You’ll never need another cookie recipe again!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter , melted and cooled at least 10 minutes (226g)
  • 1 ¼ cup brown sugar tightly packed (250g)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (100g)
  • 1 large egg + 1 yolks (room temperature preferred)*
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour (350g)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips (plus additional for tops, optional) (300g + additional)

Directions:

  1. Combine melted butter and sugars in a large bowl. Stir very well.
  2. Add egg and egg yolk, stir well.
  3. Stir in vanilla extract. Set aside.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients — stir well so that all the flour is absorbed.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Place dough in refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 350F (177C) and prepare cookie sheets by lining with parchment paper.
  9. Scoop dough by rounded 1 1/2 Tablespoon onto prepared cookie sheets, placing at least 2″ apart.
  10. Bake on 350F (177C) for 11 minutes — cookies may still seem slightly soft in the centers, that is OK, they will cook completely on the cookie sheets. Don’t over-bake or your cookies will be too hard.
  11. If desired, gently press additional chocolate chips into the tops of the warm cookies.
  12. Allow to cool completely on cookie sheets.

Notes:

*You can quickly bring eggs to room temperature by placing them in a bowl of warm water for 10-15 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 45 cookies, Serving Size: 1 cookie

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 110 Calories

(Nutriton information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Samantha

Samantha is the creator behind the dessert blog “Sugar Spun Run”, a website she began as an excuse to appease her insatiable sweet tooth. Here she shares original, from-scratch desserts, usually of the chocolate variety. If she’s not in her kitchen (more likely than not coated in a fine dusting of powdered sugar), you’ll probably find her hanging out with her husband and their two dogs, Penny and (Princess) Leia.

94 comments on “Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. I am from the UK, and have just joined your site. We don’t work in cups, so I am unsure how cups would convert onto grams.
    Can you advise me please.
    I love your site you have some truly amazing recipes on here.

  2. The recipe directions doesn’t show adding the flour. I’m assuming it’s added with the other dry ingredients before incorporating them with the wet ingredients?

  3. This recipe lives up to its reputation of being the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe! It reminds me of my childhood! Simply the best I’ve ever tried! Thank you!

  4. Made Perfect chocolate chip cookies. They were wonderful. I Always use more than one kind of chip in my cookies, and so many people have aske what my secret it. I just use a combo, varies, bittersweet, dark, milk chocolate, semi, some of each or any combination.

  5. I used the same chocolate cookie recipe for over 20 years UNTIL TODAY! This recipe IS so perfect! They were delicious!

  6. These are terrific cookies! The one thing I changed is the gram weight for the flour. I always weigh my flour when I cook, and according to my calculation, 2 3/4 cups flour is equivalent to 385 g, not 350 g. I used 385 g, resulting in cookies with a nice thickness.

    • If I split everything in two will the results still be the same as 45 cookies is a little too many, or do I have to alter some things?

      • Too many cookies is usually not an issue at my house, but I have seen it suggested to freeze the cookie dough balls. Then you can thaw and cook as many or few as you would like. Also a good idea for portion control, in general. I believe they should keep in the freezer for up to 6 months.

  7. So easy to make! And the are delicious cookies!

  8. Hello I just have a question for the brown sugar! Is it better to use light or dark brown sugar??

  9. I followed this recipe exactly as it’s written and for some reason my cookies stayed in balls and did not end up looking like cookies… instead I have chocolate chip balls….? Not sure what went wrong :/

  10. Do you ever reduce the sugar in this recipe? I want to try it but I’m not sure if I should adjust other ingredients.

    • Hi Sarah, you can generally reduce the sugar in any recipe by about 1/3 without needing to make any other adjustments.

  11. While attempting this recipe, halfway through baking I realized I had only added half of the butter called for. Decided to bake them through anyway and see how they came out…had to bake a few minutes longer, but BEST doughy, soft, bakery-like cookies that i’ve EVER made with literally HALF of the butter! Would definitely reccommend trying this!!

    • I am so glad that the recipe turned out well for you with only half the butter, I will have to try this too!

  12. These are soooo good.. my go to recipe. Thank you

  13. These were the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made, by far!

  14. Can you make these with salted butter if you omit the salt?

  15. Can you freeze this dough?

    • Yes!

      • Made the cookies and LOVE them! Ended up freezing about half of the dough to make for later. Any recommendations for baking after dough been in freezer? Do I need to let dough get to room temperature before baking? Thanks!

  16. I just pulled the first sheet out and let it rest for a while before sampling. All I can say is WOW!!! This is the best recipe for CCC I’ve tried in a long time. THANK YOU HOLLY :)

    Rating: 5
  17. A thank you for putting Measures I can understand over here in UK!

  18. I just made these and they are great. I hate a hard chocolate chip cookie. I always like them freshly baked but not so much cold. These are equally good cold as right out of the oven. Chewy yet crispy. Thank you. 

  19. Favorite cookies i made them the other day & the family loved them  this is my go to cookie recipe now i just put different fix ins in the recipe

  20. Making these cookies now. They’re actually in the fridge. I haveave no parchment paper. Does it matter? If not do I grease cookie sheets?

  21. My new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe! Everyone loves them ❤️❤️❤️

    Rating: 5
  22. I think I found my new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe

  23. Thought I’d try a new cookie recipe and was not disappointed in the least! The cookies are amazing and the perfect texture! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I will definitely be using it again in the near future. 

    Rating: 5
  24. Made the cookies and LOVE them! Froze about half of the dough—how would you recommend baking the frozen dough? Add more cook time? Should I let thaw? Thanks!

    Rating: 5
  25. Hi! :) I’m using halogen oven. Is the temperature for baking this cookie just the same? Thanks!

    I love your blog it’s soo cute!

  26. Confession…I’ve never baked cookies from scratch. This recipe was my first attempt. The recipe was easy to follow and the cookies turned out fantastically! My family was hesitant to try them, but then ate through half of them in an hour! So this recipe is now in my Christmas Cookie “keepers” list as I try to start a new tradition! 

    Rating: 5
  27. Followed recipe to a T. I use organic ingredients so the sugar is a little coarser than the regular stuff, which made the cookie so delicious. And I assumed you meant to hand mix everything based on the way the directions were written. This plus all the suggestions you mentioned at the beginning about the butter and eggs etc. made this the BEST chocolate chip cookie I have ever tasted. It is just literally perfect!

    Rating: 5
  28. Thanks for the tips on the chocolate chip cookies. Sounds the the perfect cookie. Going to make them now!

  29. The recipe calls for unsalted butter and I don’t have any. Can I use salted butter and cut back on the salt? Thank you, for posting such delicious recipes!!!

  30. I’m fairly new to baking but you wouldn’t know it after trying these cookies. Delicious!

    Rating: 5
  31. My 9 year old son and I made these cookies as a father son activity. As my son put it, “we rocked it”. The first batch was gone in less than a day! We look forward to using this recipe again and preparing other delicious treats.

    Rating: 5
    • How fun, my kids used to love baking with me when they were younger too! Yay for “rockin’ it” on your first batch, so glad you enjoyed them! :)

  32. Hey I tried out this recipe.worked really well except I’d make them a lil less sweeter next time. The texture was really great . Only wanted to know what according to you is the weight of these 45 cookies . Like in kg ?

  33. Wow, this is the absolute best chocolate chip cookie recipe I’ve ever made!

    Thank you so much for it~

  34. Do I need to change any of the other ingredients if I add pecans?

  35. LOVED THEMMMM!!!!!

    I made chocolate chip cookies for the first time and loved them!

    Rating: 5
  36. Great recipe!! I’m not a cookie baker, I enjoy cakes. I will be trying and now following more of your recipes. Thank you for being thorough in your directions and being capable of explaining why you are doing certain steps. My teen boys raved about “my” chocolate chip cookies. I didn’t just bake cookies this time. I was invited to enjoy them with a cup of hot chocolate as well!! This will definitely be the go to recipe for chocolate chip cookies in my kitchen. Thank you and keep baking!

    Rating: 5
  37. If I double this recipe, can I add three eggs instead of two eggs and two egg yolks?

  38. This is the best chocolate cookie recipe…EVER…and I followed it to the “t”.
    My husband couldn’t…wouldn’t stay out of them and I had a hard time limiting myself to 3…then I ate one more right before bed. :)
    I will be following you on Pinterest and trying more of your recipes.
    Merry Christmas!!

    Rating: 5
  39. This recipe was absolutely fabulous. The cookies stayed soft for 2 days AFTER being baked. The melted butter made a huge difference. This cookie will now be my staple for every single party and event.

    Rating: 5
  40. Thanks for the great recipe. Baked these before, absolutely fantastic. Looking foward to baking a bunch for the holidays. Followed this recipe to a t. They came out perfect even at 8000′ where I live.

    Rating: 5
  41. I just made a batch this morning as an apology treat to my husband because of a silly little reason… we both were overworked and passed out after work and he snapped this morning at me because I forgot to set the alarm. To be fair, we both did. Anyway, they turned out to be perfectly delicious and my husband probably devoured at least a dozen. Awesome recipe! It’s a keeper for the next time he decides to bite my head off. He can bite one of these yummy cookies instead. :D

  42. P.S. My husband was late for work this morning. :P He forgave me after eating the cookies when he got back. Great holiday treats too!

    Rating: 5
  43. Hi,

    I just tried the recipe but my dough does not turn out to be the same as what was shown in the video. It’s like a sticky dough. Any idea what has went wrong?

  44. I love this recipe I make it for my family all the time,they absolutely love the cookies.Great soft cookies!!!!!

    Rating: 5
  45. Oh my goodness, what a great chocolate chip cookie! I have tried dozens of different recipes but I have finally found my favourite. Thanks for posting this, and for the video as well. Very easy to follow.

    Rating: 5
  46. Oh my goodness….I am 43 and this is THE BEST chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever had! Thank you so much for sharing. The little bit of extra work was well worth it!

    Rating: 5
  47. I just made these tonight after waking with an attack of the sweet tooth, only 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and no desire to leave my house.
    I’ll admit I was a little skeptical reading after reading “perfect” in the title, but these turned out delicious.
    Thanks for the recipe- I’ll definitely make these again!

    Rating: 5
  48. I have never successfully made homemade chocolate chip cookies that were perfect until now!

  49. The first time I made these chocolate chip cookies they were amazing! I decided to make them again but unfortunately they came out puffy/cakey. I don’t know what I did wrong this time and I was hoping you could help.

    • I can’t say for sure why they didn’t work out for you as I haven’t had that problem.

      Cakey cookies can be caused by not enough fat/butter, too much baking soda, or too much flour for example. Hopefully they’re perfect for you next time!

  50. I do not have corn starch 

    Would the recipe still work

    • You can make a simple syrup at home to use in place. The ratio is about 1 1/4 cup of sugar dissolved into 1/4 cup of hot water. I hope this helps!

  51. Fantastic chocolate chip cookie recipe! Great balance of flavors and crispy/chewy texture. Just what I was looking for and everyone else sure is enjoying them as well! Have tried several ccc recipes, must say this has surpassed! Thanks for sharing!

    Rating: 5
  52. I just made this recipe, the flavor is great. However I followed the instructions to the “T” and they barely spread at all. They look like little domes. I wish I could share a picture. Maybe if I hadn’t chilled them they would have spread?

    Rating: 4
  53. These cookies are very good. They are chewy and soft. They are wonderful. They are one of the best cookies I have ever made. I strongly recommend these cookies.

    Rating: 5
  54. I just tried these and OMGsh — they are DELISH — and I even missed the vanilla. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!

    Rating: 5
  55. These are GREAT! I followed the recipe exactly except I used a mix of milk, white and butterscotch chips and OMG They are PERFECT. Taking them to a work potluck tomorrow, good thing the recipe made so many…

    Rating: 5
  56. I don’t feel this recipe should have gotten as high of a rating as listed currently. The flavor is there but the consistency is not what I was expecting. I followed the recipe precisely, including the tips, and it seemed a bit dry. I suggest adding a bit less flower, but I haven’t tried that out for myself yet.

    Rating: 3
  57. By far the BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES I have ever had! I am keeping this recipe for ever, my son is 13 and has a very particular taste when it comes to food, he is very honest when it comes to telling you if the food taste good or not, even if he hurt your feelings, with all that said He loves ❤️ the cookies! Thanks for sharing! 

    Rating: 5

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