Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Carly Goldsmith


  • 2 1/4 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoons  baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 pound  butter
  • 3/4 cups  granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups  light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • eggs
  • 8 ounces  milk chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces  semisweet chocolate chips

There is almost nothing better than the smell of chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven. The rich, comforting aroma brings back cozy childhood memories of gooey cookies and big glasses of milk. This version of the classic delivers on smell, taste, and texture — and just the right amount of chocolate chips. I like to use a mixture of milk chocolate and semisweet chips for the perfect balance, but any combination of flavors will work here. Eat them fresh out of the oven with a big glass of milk for a real throwback treat. 

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

In a medium-sized bowl, sift the flour and mix together with the baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter. Add the sugars and mix until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl to make sure everything is incorporated. Add the vanilla and stir. Add the eggs one at a time and mix until combined. Add the flour mixture gradually and stir until all ingredients meld together. Add the chocolate chips and mix to incorporate. 

On a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, place a scoop of the dough (about 1 tablespoon) approximately every 2 inches. Bake until the edges are just golden brown (about 7-9 minutes). Remove from oven and place cookies on a cooling rack. 

Serve warm.


Calories per serving:

260 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 317g 488%
  • Carbs 828g 276%
  • Saturated 193g 966%
  • Fiber 27g 108%
  • Trans 8g
  • Sugars 577g
  • Monounsaturated 74g
  • Polyunsaturated 12g
  • Protein 64g 128%
  • Cholesterol 894mg 298%
  • Sodium 2,506mg 104%
  • Calcium 628mg 63%
  • Magnesium 355mg 89%
  • Potassium 1,550mg 44%
  • Iron 26mg 144%
  • Zinc 7mg 48%
  • Phosphorus 862mg 123%
  • Vitamin A 1,711µg 190%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 2%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 159%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 127%
  • Niacin (B3) 18mg 90%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 22%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 600µg 150%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 21%
  • Vitamin D 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 8mg 38%
  • Vitamin K 30µg 37%
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