Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Carly Goldsmith

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

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, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 13g 20%
  • Carbs 34g 11%
  • Saturated 8g 40%
  • Fiber 1g 5%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 24g
  • Monounsaturated 3g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 3g 5%
  • Cholesterol 37mg 12%
  • Sodium 104mg 4%
  • Calcium 26mg 3%
  • Magnesium 15mg 4%
  • Potassium 65mg 2%
  • Iron 1mg 6%
  • Zinc 0mg 2%
  • Phosphorus 36mg 5%
  • Vitamin A 71µg 8%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 7%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 5%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 1%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 25µg 6%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 1%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 2%
  • Vitamin K 1µg 2%
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