Stack of Chocolate Chip Cookies sitting on parchment paper with a bite taken out of the top one.
5 from 8 votes

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie is slightly crunchy on the edge with a soft ooey-gooey center. Every buttery bite is loaded with deep chocolate.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 16 cookies
Author Hostess At Heart


  • 1 3/4 all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 14 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs You'll use large egg plus one yolk
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips *chips or chunks (I prefer 60% bittersweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Adjust oven rack to the center. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Whisk all-purpose flour and baking soda together. Set aside.
  • Melt 10 tablespoons of butter in a 10-inch skillet. Swirl until butter is golden brown. Pour into a large bowl. Add remaining 4 tablespoons of butter and stir until completely melted.
  • Add brown sugar, white sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Whisk until completely combined. Add one whole egg and yolk. Whisk until completely combined, 30 seconds. Let rest for 3 minutes. Whisk for another 30 seconds. Repeat 2 more times. This mixture will take on a smooth silky texture once finished.
  • Add flour mixture. Stir to combine. Add chocolate chips.
  • Scoop 3 tablespoons of dough and roll into balls. Keep two inches apart on a baking sheet. Garnish by adding a couple of chocolate chips into the top.
  • Bake 1 sheet at a time until cookies are browned on the edges, 8-10 minutes, rotating halfway through. Cool pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes and then remove the cookies from the pan right onto the cooling rack.


Recipe developed by Cooks Illustrated.
You can add 3/4 cup of walnuts or pecans but that's not happening in my house.


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 372IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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