The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever

Total Time:
40 min
20 min
5 min
15 min

36 cookies

  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups (12-ounce package) chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Line baking sheets with parchment or silicone baking sheets or spray cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

Put the flour, baking soda, and salt into a bowl and stir it with a whisk to combine. Set aside.

Using a hand or stand mixer, beat the butter until it is lighter in color. Slowly add in sugars and beat until it is light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time and beat until they are incorporated. Stir in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture using low speed, then stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges, about 12 to 15 minutes. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes and then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.

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    I will be making these cookies often. I have been making your Knock You Naked Brownies when I need a chocolate fix. These cookies do the same thing for me! Absolutely love them!
    These are by far the best cookies I've ever made, I bring them to work and give to friends otherwise I would eat them all by myself. I made one change the second time I made them and instead of 1 1/2 Cups of light brown sugar I used a 1/2 cup of dark brown. These cookies came out very flat and crispy and were delicious too. Love them!
    Double the vanilla, add instant pistachio pudding, and almonds....NOW you have the best chocolate chip cookie ever!!!!!
    I make these all the time, by far the best cookie recipe I've found.
    Deeelicious! You bite with a crunch and once your teeth hit the center you then get the chewy; oh so good. I tested with the light and dark brown sugars and did notice a little difference. It's a matter of individual preference.. I suggest one test by tasting when warm and also once room temperature. Personally, I like the dark brown sugar the best because it gives the cookie a slightly richer flavor. 
    I've noticed some comments about the cookie being too flat. If your butter is too soft or even a little runny, that will make the cookie flat.
    Amazing, chewy and soft
    The recipe is a good one, but they can come out flat. You can do something simple to ensure a beautiful, puffy cookie that's crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside... your dough and trays should be ice cold before they go into a hot oven! Pauline@thebettercrumb.
    my cookies almost burned up!!!!!! and they got all sticky.....definatly dont like all! 
    didnt like it...not the best chocolate chip cookie recipe..actually its the worst...:(
    Not very good. Very thin and disappointing. The title was very misleading, these were NOT the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever had, not even close. In fact, they were probably the worst cookies I have ever had in my life. They brought back very painful memories of my past, from which I may never recover. Step up your game food network. #disappointed.
    Oh. My. Goodness!! These cookies were perfect! I've been looking a long time for a really good chocolate chip cookie recipe, one that has the perfect balance texture and taste wise and my search is over! This is now my only chocolate chip recipe, thanks a lot!!
    The first time I made these I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out way too dense but the flavor was really good. Second time around I cut out half a cup of flour and added just a bit of extra vanilla. I also dropped the oven temp by 50 degrees and shortened the cook time but that may just be my poor old ovens fault. They turned out amazing! Good recipe but I thought it needed some adjustment.
    excellent choc chip recipe....crispy edges, chewy middle...the perfect cookie. easy to make and easier to eat! I followed the recipe exactly....thanks for a great cookie
    i love these cookies i make them at night and when i wake up theres none left
     i forgot the brown shugar and they turned into the best chocolate chip scones or biscet ever hehe
    I only had self rising flour and salted butter, so I omitted the salt and baking powder (of course, and I reduce the flour by 1/4 cup. Still the best cookies ever! crisp edges and chewy middle... YUM!
    I have been looking a LONG time for the recipe that will give me both the flavor and texture of my mom's chocolate chip cookies. Gotta have nuts. These are awesome!
    these are some yummy cookie's
    Oh my gosh, these are delicious! Soft on the inside, crisp outside.
    It was Amazing. I've been searching for this recipe for the longest time. My children just loved it, and I love it. Thank You for sharing.
    Best!!! Whenever I make these people can't stop talking about them!!!
    I followed the recipe exactly, but my cookies came out with a cake-like consistency... anyone know what I might have done wrong? It still tastes great, but I was hoping for more of a cookie - like consistency..
    I wanted to try a new chocolate chip cookie recipe. I have always made really good cookies from scratch. These cookies came out crispy on outside, chewy in center. They looked exactly like the picture shown. I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out great. I will use this recipe again. Thanks!
    Goood cookies but they didnt come out like the picture, but it was still good. i made small and medium and huge cookies too!
    Way too much flour, and cookies look nothing like pictured. Turned out thick.
    i'm all out of brown sugar. Will the cookies be good without it?
    This is my go to cookie. Everybody loves these! I always go a little extra on the chocolate chips. The brown sugar is what makes these!
    I haven't made these yet, but I will. I just had to comment that George Duran is a wonderful chef. I have made his recipes before and they have all been excellent. He is the only chef I've seen who actually reads the reviews of his recipes and makes comments to help anyone who might need it. Amazing!
    Exactly how I like my cookies - buttery and sugary and crispy! I made half the batch using an ice cream scoop and got some very nice larger cookies, then added almonds and almond butter to the second half and followed the heaping tablespoon method - both are yummy.
    I'm not skilled in the kitchen by any means, but these were easy to make and tasted amazing!! Great recipe!
    Loved these!
    mine came out exactly like the picture. They taste good but could look a little nicer.
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