The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

Alice Currah

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's a bold claim to publicly declare my chocolate chip cookies to be the best ever. Just know that I wouldn't say this if I didn't really believe it. And many other people believe it, too, because this has become one of the most popular chocolate chip cookie recipes on the Internet! What makes them so special? They aren't too sweet, have crispy bottoms and soft, chewy centers, and are loaded with chocolate chips and a hint of sea salt in every bite. These cookies are truly magnificent. 

 

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48
Servings
136
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
4 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 Teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 1/4 Cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat the oven to 360 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Using a hand or stand mixer, cream the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together on medium-high speed for 3 minutes, until nice and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla, and mix for 2 minutes. Reduce the mixer speed to medium-low and add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. When the cookie dough has absorbed the dry ingredients, stir in the chocolate chips and mix until they are well distributed.

Drop 2 tablespoons of dough (or use a medium cookie scoop) onto the cookie sheet for each cookie, spacing them 2 inches apart. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges are nice and golden brown. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and allow the cookies to cool for 2 minutes. Then slide the parchment paper, with the cookies still on top, onto a wire rack to cool completely before serving.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
10%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
17mg
6%
Protein
1g
3%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
35µg
4%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.2mg
0.8%
Vitamin K
0.8µg
1%
Calcium
22mg
2%
Fiber
0.7g
2.7%
Folate (food)
4µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
23µg
6%
Folic acid
11µg
N/A
Iron
0.7mg
3.8%
Magnesium
12mg
3%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.5mg
2.3%
Phosphorus
38mg
5%
Polyunsaturated
0.3g
N/A
Potassium
50mg
1%
Sodium
72mg
3%
Sugars, added
13g
N/A
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.2mg
1.4%

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