Monday, December 12, 2011

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

We had some friends over for dinner on Saturday night for Jordan's birthday. I wanted to make some cookies for dessert and while browsing Pinterest I came across this recipe. The photo kind of says it all. They tasted as good as they looked! Probably the best cookie I've ever made. You've gotta try them! You can find the initial recipe here. I'm going to share the slightly less complicated version I made.
What you'll need:

1/2 pound unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 large eggs
3 cups plus 1 tablespoon flour
1/2 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 pound bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using an electric mixer (mine is the hand-held kind) mix together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well in between. Add the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla and chocolate, blending them together at a low setting. Continue till mixed well.

Place heaping tablespoons, 2 inches apart, on a greased baking sheet. Bake for about 11 minutes, or until they start to brown.  Place on a wire rack until cool. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

They are amazing. This is definitely my new go-to recipe when it comes to chocolate chip cookies. I won't be going back to the Nestle Tool House recipe ever again! Enjoy.


  1. Mmmm! They look like they would just melt in your mouth! I'm definitely going to have to try. You share the best recipes :)

  2. i've been meaning to try this recipe too!! i'm glad to hear they turn out as delicious as they're supposed to haha. they're up next on my baking list!
    xo dana

  3. love love love love good chocolate chip cookies! Yum.

  4. Those look so yummy!
    Thanks for sharing!


  5. ...printing this recipe: as I write this :) ...they look DELISH!

  6. There look delish! I'll have to try! New follower from wonder forest!

  7. oh my yum, the amount of chocolate in those looks to-die-for. Death by chocolate... sounds amazing :)

    -rachel w k

  8. you know it's been a really really long time since i've made a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe! i always try to mix it up with other random ingredients! but you've inspired me now to just want to make these!! can't beat chocolate chip cookies!!!

  9. i just printed this. This sounds delicious to add to our cookies to give people this christmas!

  10. ooooh, i gotta try these and compare these to the ones i currently make. thanks for the recipe!!

  11. Those look SOOOO good!!! I'm gonna try them.

  12. These are going to ruin my diet!

  13. Anonymous9:29 PM

    I think I over di the salt :S but they are still quite delicious. I think that you coul add other stuff like macadamia nuts an whithe chocolate or stuff like that an they would be equally amazing

  14. Anonymous11:58 AM

    We just moved so after I bought all of the ingredients to make these I realized I left our mixer behind. I followed everything except that I mixed by hand. The cookies turned out terrible. I'm so disappointed!!! And it was sooooo much chocolate. Hard to believe it makes that much of a difference : (

    1. It WAS a lot of chocolate but that's one of my favorite parts of this recipe. :] Sorry to hear they didn't work out for you!

  15. can someone who tried these cookies before tell me if they are still chewy the next day? thanks!

  16. Anonymous1:37 PM

    are these cookies chewy to the next day?


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