These are the best chocolate chip cookies ever. This recipe has no funny ingredients, no chilling time, etc. Just a simple, straightforward, amazingly delicious, doughy yet still fully cooked, chocolate chip cookie that turns out perfectly every single time! #cookies #chocolatechipcookies #baking #recipe #chocolate

Everyone needs a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe in their repertoire, and this is mine.  I have been making these for many, many years and everyone who tries them agrees they’re the best! Plus, there’s no funny ingredients, no chilling, etc. Just a simple, straightforward, amazingly delicious, doughy yet still fully cooked, chocolate chip cookie that turns out perfectly every single time!

These are everything a chocolate chip cookie should be. Crispy and chewy. Doughy yet fully baked. Perfectly buttery and sweet.

These are the best chocolate chip cookies ever. This recipe has no funny ingredients, no chilling time, etc. Just a simple, straightforward, amazingly delicious, doughy yet still fully cooked, chocolate chip cookie that turns out perfectly every single time! #cookies #chocolatechipcookies #baking #recipe #chocolate

 The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies: Method

Like I said, these cookies are crazy easy, however here are a few notes!

Soften butter. If you are planning on making these, take the butter out of the fridge first thing in the morning so it’s ready to go when you need it!

Use LOTS of chocolate chips. Do I really need to explain this?!

They won’t look done but they are! These cookies will look a little dough when you remove them from the oven, and thats good. They will set up as they sit on the cookie sheet for a few minutes!

Freezer-friendly! always make a full batch of these cookies, roll them into balls, and freeze what we don’t bake right away. I love having dough ready to go in the freezer for impromptu guests! When you want to bake them, simple remove the dough balls from the freezer, set them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and cover with a light cloth towel or napkin to let them thaw. Once they’re room temperature bake as directed in the recipe! SO easy!

These are the best chocolate chip cookies ever. This recipe has no funny ingredients, no chilling time, etc. Just a simple, straightforward, amazingly delicious, doughy yet still fully cooked, chocolate chip cookie that turns out perfectly every single time! #cookies #chocolatechipcookies #baking #recipe #chocolate

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies: Substitutions

The only ingredient I feel confident that can be changed up is the mix-ins. Chocolate chips, sprinkles, peanut butter chips, etc. DO NOT change anything else in this recipe. If you do I cannot guarantee they will turn out!

These are the best chocolate chip cookies ever. This recipe has no funny ingredients, no chilling time, etc. Just a simple, straightforward, amazingly delicious, doughy yet still fully cooked, chocolate chip cookie that turns out perfectly every single time! #cookies #chocolatechipcookies #baking #recipe #chocolate

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the best chocolate chip cookies ever. This recipe has no funny ingredients, no chilling time, etc. Just a simple, straightforward, amazingly delicious, doughy yet still fully cooked, chocolate chip cookie that turns out perfectly every single time! 

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder. Set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and sugars until combined.
  4. Beat in eggs and vanilla until fluffy.
  5. Mix in the dry ingredients until combined.
  6. Add 12 oz package of chocolate chips and mix well.
  7. Roll 3 TBS of dough at a time into balls and place them evenly spaced on your prepared cookie sheets.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 8-10 minutes. Take them out when they are just BARELY starting to turn brown.
  9. Let them sit on the baking pan for 2 minutes before removing to cooling rack.

Recipe Notes

When you remove the cookies from the oven they will still look doughy. THIS is the secret that makes these cookies so absolutely amazing! Please, I beg you, do NOT overbake!

These are the best chocolate chip cookies ever. This recipe has no funny ingredients, no chilling time, etc. Just a simple, straightforward, amazingly delicious, doughy yet still fully cooked, chocolate chip cookie that turns out perfectly every single time! #cookies #chocolatechipcookies #baking #recipe #chocolate

These cookies hold a special place in my heart. My friend brought me a meal after my first miscarriage (more on that below) and brought these cookies for dessert. They were so perfect I was convinced they were slice and bake, so I slyly said to her, “”the cookies you brought are SO delicious, how did you make them?”” Lo and behold they were from scratch and she shared the recipe with me!

Her sweet gesture {literally} took a very dark season in my life and made it a little brighter. You see, after our daughter Bethany turned one-year-old we were ready to have another baby! We found out I was pregnant with twins, but  things didn’t look great. There were no heartbeats, and although it was early (7 weeks) we were fairly certain that it wasn’t a viable pregnancy. We waited two weeks just to be sure, and then I was scheduled to have a D&C and say goodbye to our babies.

This began one of the most difficult, trying times in my life. I was in a cloud of postpartum depression with no sweet baby to snuggle the blues away. My friends and family came alongside of me and I began to heal. I experienced another miscarriage and then got pregnant with my son, Gabe.

Losing three babies in such a short time changed me forever. I haven’t taken one single day of my kids’ lives for granted. They were chosen to be mine. I have some babies I never got to hold, so I cherish holding the ones I do. These cookies remind me of the sweetness and importance of friendship. I wouldn’t have made it through without a handful of close friends who I cherish. So make these cookies and share them with people you love.

Life is too uncertain to take a minute for granted.  Spread love, make cookies. That’s my motto!

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These are the best chocolate chip cookies ever. This recipe has no funny ingredients, no chilling time, etc. Just a simple, straightforward, amazingly delicious, doughy yet still fully cooked, chocolate chip cookie that turns out perfectly every single time! #cookies #chocolatechipcookies #baking #recipe #chocolate

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These are the best chocolate chip cookies ever. This recipe has no funny ingredients, no chilling time, etc. Just a simple, straightforward, amazingly delicious, doughy yet still fully cooked, chocolate chip cookie that turns out perfectly every single time! #cookies #chocolatechipcookies #baking #recipe #chocolate