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THE BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are thick, cakey and unforgettable.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best chocolate chip cookie, cakey chocolate chip cookie, chocolate chip cookie, cookie, homemade cookie


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, 2 sticks at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar, granulated
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips special dark or semi-sweet
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix the butter, brown sugar and white sugar, scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until incorporated.
  • Mix together the flour, soda and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to butter mixture a little at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Stir in by hand (or mix with mixer) chocolate chips.
  • With a spoon, scoop onto cookie sheet, spacing cookies at least a couple inches apart.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until just starting to brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Enjoy warm or can be stored in a tight container for up to 3 days.


  • Using a mixer is not required (can also mix by hand).
  • If you don't have time to let your butter sit out and come to room temp, just microwave it for about 10-20 seconds.
  • You can also store the dough in the fridge for up to 3 days and make cookies a few at a time.