THE BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

As promised: the recipe for the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever tasted!  I like mine slightly crunchy at the edges, soft in the middle, and flecked with the perfect amount of chocolate. 

By “the perfect amount” I mean chocolate in every bite, but submissive to the doughy taste.  Sweet but not sickening.  This recipe makes me want to eat the entire batch.  Every time.

Honestly, I can’t claim any originality here.  Good ol’ Betty Crocker gets the props again.  However, I did experiment with the amount of butter, sugar, and salt in the original recipe, just for kicks.  By lowering these amounts, I stumbled onto a much better-tasting chocolate chip cookie which happens to not be quite as unhealthy.

Hope you enjoy them too! 

THE BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies


1/2 C. granulated sugar

1/2 C. packed brown sugar

3/4 C. butter or margarine, softened (I use butter)

1 tsp. vanilla

1 large egg

2 1/4 C. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1 12-oz bag semisweet chocolate chips (I used a 1 C. dry measure to make these and liked the amount)

OPTIONAL: 1 C. coarsely chopped nuts (not our favorite, but some folks love it)


Heat your oven to 375 degrees F.  If you enjoy using a baking stone like I do, preheat it in the oven now.

In a large bowl, mix the sugars, butter, vanilla, and egg. 

Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Your dough will be stiff. 

Stir in the chocolate chips.

Resist eating the entire batch of dough raw.  Resist!  Resist!

On your baking stone or an ungreased cookie sheet, drop the dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.  Sometimes I make these into giants by grabbing handfuls and just smooshing them down.  This time I went with heart shapes for my niece’s Princess Feast.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are light brown with soft centers.  Cool for 1-2 minutes and transfer the cookies to a wire rack.


Oh mylanta…  Impossible to resist.

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10 thoughts on “THE BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  2. Ooo, looks yummy! Have you tried with whole wheat instead of white flour? I usually love whole wheat flour in cookies. Also helps me eat them with abandon without having a sugar crash.

  3. I’m chuckling as I sit here eating one of these cookies right now. Forgot I had a couple in the freezer. Nothing says “get well soon, myself” like a chocolate chip cookie.

  4. Well, if you like light and soft it might not work. With whole-wheat flour they are dense and chewy- but since that’s the way I like them best, I was so excited to discover that’s how they turn out with whole-wheat flour!

    • Hey I’m game to try it! I do appreciate other varieties of chocolate chip cookies and have yet to find one I DON’T like. Mmmmm…. I’ve been craving sweets with this pregnancy so I better end this comment before I make myself want some more.

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