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!



How to Make Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

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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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  • 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)


  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.


*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 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.

197 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!

    Rating: 5
  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 :/

    • I have made this recipe several times and it has worked for me, so I cannot say why it did not work out for you.

    • Less flour!!

    • Mine are not flat. I followed the recipe to the T. If i need less flour than this recipe lied. This recipe should rate itself a 3 out 5. 1 point for making me do my own adjustments and another point for not being accurate.

      • Most readers have had great success with this recipe, as shown by the comments. There are some tips included within the recipe so hopefully you can find some help there. The recipe as written is correct. Did you measure the flour as suggested in the recipe? That can make a difference to how much flour is added.

      • Another thing is that the flour needed can vary significantly based on weather conditions. I’ve used the same recipe for years yet they turn out differently, so I don’t think it’s fair to be so hard on the creator if the recipe. Weighing the flour is your best bet. Hopefully next time it goes better for you!

  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!

    Rating: 5
  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~

    Rating: 5
  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

    • I have only tried the recipe as written. You could try vanilla pudding mix, or replace with flour. It may change the cookies a little. Let us know if you try it!

  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
  58. I have been baking for 40 years, and usually make a pretty mean chocolate chip cookie, so thought I’d try this one.  I usually change up the recipe a bit but kept this one to a “T”.  As I’m mixing the batter i’m thinking, no way, there is not enough flour here, and these are going to spread.  Sure enough, they were totally flat, and after the first batch added another half cup of flour and they were much better.  I have no idea how others are saying there cookies were perfect – or heavens – too cakey!!?  I went over the ingredients and yes, I did everything exactly as written.  Didn’t anyone else have the way too little flour problem?  

    • I can’t say for sure why these didn’t work out for you, most readers (including myself) have had great success with this recipe.

  59. These cookies are delicious but didn’t spread out much! I followed directions just like you said. Any suggestions of what to do?

    Rating: 4
    • I can’t say for sure why yours didn’t spread. When measuring your flour, did you scoop the flour into your measuring cup and level? (Using the measuring cup to scoop your flour from your container can cause excess flour).

  60. Hi! This sounds great and I can’t wait to try it. Can I use self rising flour and omit the salt and baking soda?

  61. I have made many different recipes in my life and had settled on the toll house recipe. For some reason I decided to look for a new one an settled on this one after seeing the melted butter difference in it and it is the new SUPER STAR in my recipe repertoire. I made a double batch and used a semi-sweet baking bar for 1/2 of the chocolate and the shavings guarantee chocolate in every bite. Also, I am someone who loves the whole salted caramel, salted chocolate trend and so I used salted butter and left the salt in the recipe the same and the resulting flavor was ah-MAZ-ing!!! I’ll be experimenting with different add-ins and flavor profiles for what I’m sure will be a lifetime!!! Thx for the recipe as well as all the little tips.***For those having issues with the recipe, you obviously didn’t read the tips and the recipe in full. Many of the issues had “fixes” &/or recommendations in the recipe. For example, too much or too little flour, refrigerating the dough, room temperature eggs so that you don’t solidify the butter, etc. Please don’t blame the recipe. It’s fabulous!

    Rating: 5
  62. I wanted to try a different recipe. Corn starch? Melt my butter? Ok! Lets try! I was not impressed. They were dry and gritty. … and not soft. I followed the recipe exactly as written. I was disappointed.

    Rating: 1
  63. These cookies did NOT turn out well for me at ALL!! I’m angry! I followed the recipe to a T!!
    Too dry to put onto cookie sheet
    Did not look like the pictures either
    At 11 mins baking time they were still raw, had to keep in longer without great results

    • Sorry this didn’t work out for you, I can’t explain why without having been there. This recipe has been perfect for me and many other readers.

      Did you measure your flour correctly (not scooping from the flour container)? Were your eggs room temp? Did you make any substitutions?

  64. Hi, been using your basic recipe for cookies for a while. Everyone loved it. I was wondering if this recipe would work even without vanilla extract? I would go out to get some, but I would like to know if it’s worth walking outside while getting period cramps Thanks!

    Rating: 5
  65. Holy cow. I have tried about a dozen cookie recipes and I have NEVER had cookies come out as good as these. Wonderfully perfectly delicious!

    Rating: 5
  66. I’m dying to know what I did wrong here…maybe just not the type of chocolate chip cookie I like…too much corn starch maybe? Look picture perfect but the taste fell flat

    Rating: 3
    • I can’t say for sure Alex. Most readers love this recipe and have had great success. There are some tips included within the post, so hopefully you can find some help there.

  67. I have been in search of the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe for my whole life, and thank goodness I have finally found them! These are amazing! 

    Rating: 5
  68. These turned out amazing after 3 days in the fridge. Everyone loved them at work. I added in a bit of cinnamon and cayenne pepper for a Mexican style cookie and they were delicious. All the advice here for measuring etc was very helpful!

    Rating: 5
  69. Absolutely perfect! I didn’t use the correct scooping size, I made them a little bigger. I will definitely be using this recipe from here on out! 

    Rating: 5
  70. I’m a 31 year old single dad. Just made my first chocolate chip cookie ever from this recipe. Never made a cookie in my life (the grill is usually my thing). Well with the exception to no-bake oatmeal cookies I learned to make as a teenager because I loved them then but have since lost interest. 

    I’ll let you know how it tastes in a few mins. 

    I usually like to eat my cookie dough raw but I’m gonna cook a few of these for the sake of testing the flavor. 

    I didn’t have corn starch so I used 1 tsp of baking powder instead. Half of what it called for but if it’s wrong maybe using less will salvage it some. That’s my logic anyway!

    • That’s great Isaac – I am sure that you will love them!

      • So yeah they were pretty close to perfect. They would’ve been if I had unsalted butter. But since I didn’t I only used half of the salt that was called for. Thankfully so, otherwise I might not be able to stand them. They’re just a little too salty. But still good enough to devour. 

  71. I took a chance on this recipe because we just LOVE cookies. I didn’t have regular chocolate chips, only Hershey’s Minis, so I added the whole bag. Absolutely THE best tasting cookies ever! The trick is to leave those cookies alone in the pan until they are COMPLETELY cool….very hard to do!

    Rating: 5
  72. I wanted to try a great recipe for chocolate chip cookies since I always had bad luck making them. THIS RECIPE WAS (STILL IS) SUPERB! Everyone loved them! Thank you, Holly, for sharing your recipe!

    Rating: 5
  73. Yummy!! These are by far the very best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made! Chewy and flavorful and delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

    Rating: 5
  74. Can I use gluten free flour in place of the all purpose? 

  75. These are the best chocolate chip cookies in the universe. The recipe is perfect! 

    Rating: 5
  76. I made these tonight and they are heavenly! My family and the kids I nanny just adored them. Thank you!

    Rating: 5
  77. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I can’t believe how well this recipe worked! The cookies were so good and were perfectly chewy. They were gone so fast I will definitely be making more!

  78. The best chocolate cookies I have ever made. Seems you have to flatten them a bit while cooking to make them the perfect cookie! Great recipe

    Rating: 5
  79. I love your site, your posts!!!
    I made this recipe and found delicious cookies, but they spread a lot and got a little too greasy. So I was wondering if the butter we use here in Brazil is no more greasy than the one used there. In the butter I used says that in every 10 g are 8.6 g of total fats… I wonder if that’s the problem.
    A hug!

    • Thank you for your kind words Geane! I can’t say for sure why they would be flat, as most readers have had success with this recipe as written.

  80. This recipe is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever ! The cookies came out moist, chewy, and just the right amcount of sugar.

    Rating: 5
  81. I tried this recipe today and I they worked out well, however they had a bit of a weird aftertaste which I think might have been from the baking soda or cornflower. Next time I try them I will try reducing these ingredients.

    Rating: 4
  82. What can i use if i dont have corn starch

    • I have only tried the recipe as written. You could try vanilla pudding mix, or replace with flour. It may change the cookies a little. Let us know if you try it!

  83. Wow! Where has this recipe been all my life? I followed your recipe exactly, and these cookies turned out perfect, indeed. Thanks!

    Rating: 5
  84. This recipe. It’s “The one” i have always been searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe..I’ve made some good cookies before but I was never 110% happy. I made this recipe for a work birthday party tomorrow and oh. My. Gosh. Best CCC Ever! And they were a breeze to make. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe. I can finally check this off my lift and have my go to recipe!

    Rating: 5
    • I hope your work birthday party enjoyed the recipe! It is my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe too!

  85. You weren’t exaggerating about the “perfect” part. I’ve tried a few other recipes, but this was just PERFECT! This recipe is now my family’s favorite!

    Rating: 5
  86. Best CCC EVER! I’ve tried a lot of recipes and this is my new favorite. However I did notice that the next day the dough was dry and crumbly even though I covered it with plastic wrap. Do you know why this may have happened? 

    Rating: 5
    • Allow your dough to come to room temperature again if you chill it overnight. I am glad you enjoyed this recipe Jamie!

  87. I am always looking for a perfect cookie. Right away I noticed the soft smooth texture of the cookie dough and knew prior to baking they would be DELISH! This is a keeper! Thanks so much

    Rating: 5
  88. I just finished baking this recipe and I must say they were perfect ! The only thing I did different is I used margarine and I made them about an inch big and yielded 6 dozen cookies. Perfect for my family… Thank you for sharing ♥️

    Rating: 5
  89. I made these with gluten free flour and they were amazing !

    Rating: 5
  90. Hands down THE best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made. I followed all the tips- melting the butter then letting it cool, refrigerating the dough for 30 minutes… I didn’t have parchment paper, so I lightly sprayed the cookie sheets. The cookies still came out perfect from the flavor to the texture. This will be my go to cookie recipe for sure!

    Rating: 5
  91. The recipe had too much flour. Dough was way too stiff, which resulted in dry cookies. I’d recommend using less flour and using even parts of butter and butter flavored crisco for a more chewy cookie.

  92. Best recipe ever! Read the tips they really work, if you do it exactly it will turn out perfect! 

    Rating: 5
  93. Yes, this is THE perfect recipe. I’ve tried every recipe out there. This is it! I did brown the butter for a few minutes to give a caramelized flavor (as per Cooks Illustrated recipe). This beat even their recipe. No more searching and trying. This is my go to from now on. Thank you so much!! Perfect texture and taste. Not to flat, not to stiff. Chewy and soft on the inside, even the next day. Way to go Holly!!!

    Rating: 5
  94. I have tried DOZENS of chocolate chip cookie recipes. My dad loves chocolate chip cookies without chocolate chips (he’s crazy). This recipe has been the answer to all my prayers. My husband and my dad both literally used the phrase “to die for.” I used just a little additional vanilla extract. Like 1/4 tsp extra since I over flowed my measuring spoon. Still tasted amazing. I will use this recipe from now on. 

    Rating: 5
  95. I made these chocolate chip cookies for my daughter & her 2 roommates . They are all college athletes & love to eat!! They loved these cookies, they actually called me for the recipe today, & i gave them your website. Thanks for the recipe!!!

    Rating: 5
  96. Holly, If I want to give these cookies as a thank you gift for a friend who is a chocoholic how do I store them? I want to put them in something pretty. Can I put them in a decorative can or will I need to use something thats not air tight? I have made other chocolate chip cookies and if I stored them overnight in an air tight container they got hard. I will have to make them the night before and because I live in Florida you can’t leave sweets out on the counter over night or they will get nasty little visitors, or should I just cover them loosly an pop them in the refrigerator til mornin? They would not be cold by the time she gets them. Can you please help? I need them soon. Thank you I’m going to make two batches. I’m dying to try them. Has anyone ever made them with Stevia? For my diabetic friend I sometimes substitute an adjusted amount of Stevia in things I bake. Any thoughts on this? Thank you! I can’t wait to hear from you!

    • Hello Kathy! I would suggest storing them in an airtight container at room temperature. You can transfer them to a pretty container just before gifting them. You could also put them into freezer bags to seal them within your container. I haven’t tried these with stevia so I can’t say for sure.

  97. What a delightful recipe. The cookies are moist, flavorful and fun to make. I took a batch to work and let all the nurses taste test them. Oh my..they were a huge hit! When everyone asked for the recipe, l just sent them to your website..thanks so much for my new favorite cookie recipe!

    Rating: 5
  98. I’m sitting here writing this comment as I’m putting in the first batch. I haven’t even tried the finished product but had a taste of the cookie dough (my guilty pleasure) and am in love. It tastes almost identical to the nestle cookie dough you buy at the grocery store. Thank you so much for this delicious recipe! I’ve yet to find a recipe that makes such great tasting cookies and now I can finally stop my search!

    Rating: 5
  99. Just made these awesome cookies and can’t stop eating them!!!

    Rating: 5
  100. I was so bummed… my dough turned out crumbly and I couldn’t even make it into balls :( I followed the recipe exactly. I don’t know what happened!

    • Most readers have had great success with this recipe. There are some tips included within the recipe so hopefully you can find some help there. Did you measure the flour as suggested in the recipe? That can make a difference to how much flour is added.

  101. Just made them! We love them, I added chopped pecans on top before baking. No changes to recipe.

  102. I usually don’t have brown sugar and I was wondering if brown sugar is really necessary for the cookies. What would happen if I didn’t use the brown sugar?

  103. This cookie recipe is the best one I have ever come across. I have made them a few times and have had many compliments. Mine usually are nice chewy on the inside with a little crunch on the out side. Thanks so much. This really is the perfect cookie recipe.

    Rating: 5
  104. I just tried making these cookies, and the middle of the cookies were raw. I kept adding 2-3 minutes, but the centers never quite cooked. I ended up with with hard, crunchy outer edges and under done middles. I have tried other recipes, and this has never happened. Could it be because I did not add the cornstarch? I also did not melt the butter, but I have not melted the butter with other recipes and they turned out fine. The butter I used was close to room temp. and very soft anyway. Not sure what went wrong.

    • This recipe works perfectly as written. Skipping the cornstarch and not melting the butter changes the recipe so that’s likely why they didn’t work for you.

  105. I just made this cookies recipe….they came out just as she said. They look as good as they taste! They are my go to Chocolate chip Cookie recipe now. Thank you!

    Rating: 5
  106. Can you add walnuts

  107. Just got done making these chocolate chips and they turned out delicious! My husband loves them!!!

    Rating: 5
  108. Would love to know what the cookie part taste like.Way to much chocolate not enough cookie!!! I would have never believed I would say that.I may try again but cut back on chocolate chips maybe then it wouldn’t taste like eating chocolate chips straight from the bag.1 cup should be plenty.

    Rating: 3
  109. OMG! I’ve been baking Toll House cookies for a very long time, and I’ve always looked for something, well, a little bit better. This cookie recipe is the BEST! I was skeptical. 1 1/4 cup brown sugar? Cornstarch? 2 3/4 cups flour? And MELTED BUTTER? Who’s ever heard of that! Seriously, these cookies came out perfectly. No spreading. Chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Toll House…I’m never going back! Thank you, Holly!

    Rating: 5

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