Hands-down the best chocolate chip cookie recipe | Chocolate chip cookie recipe

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There is something special about the classic chocolate chip cookie and while I’ve never met one that I wouldn’t eat, this recipe below is the definitive version.

A number of years ago my mother gave me one of those recipe books that you would totally overlook. It is a wire-bound, small book called 100 Best Holiday Cookies and the Classic Chocolate Chunk Cookie recipe is hands-down the best.

I’m not coming at this conclusion quickly or lightly. There was a lot of research done, much disappointment and many batches of sub-standard cookies. I tried every chocolate chip cookie recipe I could find but not one was worth making twice. Ever since I tried this obscure little recipe  from a book I’ve never heard of I stopped looking. I have made this recipe exclusively for years now and have shared many times. So here you are.

Chocolate chip cookies

  • 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a small bowl and set aside. Beat butter, sugars and vanilla in a mixer on medium until creamy. Add egg and mix well. Gradually add flour mixture mixing well. Stir in chocolate chips. Using a scoop drop onto a greased or non-stick cookie sheet.
  3. Bake roughly 11 minutes until light golden brown. Cool on the sheet for about one minute and move to cool on a wire rack.

Cookie sheet

stack of cookies

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