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Our Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe
A recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies When I was growing up, my Mom owned a coffee cart at our college and Airport (which back then I think was technically a terminal because it was so small). I would often go with her to work as she stocked the shelves and what not. I hated going. We always went into the airport through the kitchen where they prepared all the food for the airplanes. It smelled horrible in there. Like cleaning solution and disgusting food. So naturally as a brat, I complained SO MUCH when I had to go. So my Mom would always give me a cookie from her coffee cart. At first I just ate shortbread, lots and lots of shortbread cookies, so much so I can’t even eat them now. Later, she started carrying a local bakeries cookies. The chocolate chip cookie from there was unreal. Sweet, but not too sweet, moist, fluffy, everything you dreamed an amazing chocolate chip cookie would be. Since moving away I think about these cookies so often. So today we have our best ever Chocolate Chip Cookies. The main thing that is important is the fact these cookies are fluffy (mixed with a slight chewy texture). Why is that important? Because Chocolate Chip Cookies are made to be eaten with milk. The fluffy factor happening with these cookies lets the milk really sink in. Which means these Chocolate Chip Cookies are the ultimate cookies MADE for dipping in milk. I hope you love them as much as me!!
♥ Teri

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Our Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie
Makes 18

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon tapioca starch, optional (or cornstarch)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips (depending on preference)

1. Preheat oven to 325˚F.
2. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, tapioca starch (if using), and salt. Set aside.
3. In a mixing bowl stir together (a hand mixer would be best if you have one) butter and both sugars. Mix until just combined with no dry spots, but not creamed together.
4. Add eggs and vanilla and continue to mix until well incorporated.
5. Add flour mixture and mix until fully incorporated and well blended.
6. Fold in the chocolate chips and place cookie dough in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, to chill and stiffen up. (you can place the mixture in the freezer for about 10 minutes to speed up the chilling process)
7. Scoop 3 tablespoon sized balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment, about 2 1/2 inches apart and bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until the edges begin to brown, but the tops are still light.
8. Allow cookies to cool for 5-7 minutes before serving.

  1. Sandra Not Specified Not Specified

    Question, do you have an old fashion teas cake recipe or /and sugar cookie ?
    Thank you.

  2. Michelle Not Specified Not Specified

    These look amazing and I loved your fun story about the airport, too!

  3. Lily @ Life, Love, and Cupcakes Not Specified Not Specified

    These cookies look amazing! I haven’t made a regular old chocolate chip cookie since far before the holidays began..I think a batch is well overdue!

  4. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    Well, the fact that I a TON of chocolate chips yesterday at such a steal must mean I should bake these up tonight, right?

  5. Averie @ Averie Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    Thanks for sharing your fave recipe! They’re gorgeous! Pinned

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  7. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    I freaking love chocolate chip cookies….so, so good.

  8. Wendy Benoit Not Specified Not Specified

    I just made these tonight! They are delicious but they dont look as nice… mine spread too much, I think maybe the butter was too warm. I took it straight out of the fridge and then try to “soften” it in the microwave. I wonder if it would have helped too to chill the dpugh for 24hrs, I hear that makes them chunkier. In any case, thanks so much for sharing, I will definitely try this again until I get them to look just like yours :-)

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Some of mine spread quite a bit as well! Sometimes I will freeze my balls of dough on the sheet pan for an hour before baking them which help with the spreading…as does adding 1 tsp of tapioca (or corn) starch to the dry ingredients!

  9. Laura (Tutti Dolci) Not Specified Not Specified

    Gorgeous cookies, they look like the best ever!

  10. Robyn Not Specified Not Specified

    It’s 7.30am here- I’ve just made these this morning. Amazing! Super soft dough.

  11. Tieghan Not Specified Not Specified

    Howdo you make even cookies look just stunning?!?

    Seriously, these look unreal! Love good chocolate chip cookie!

  12. Kate Not Specified Not Specified

    These look incredible! My best cookie recipe is delicious, but dense. I love how fluffy these are. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Ellen Not Specified Not Specified

    The “fluffy factor”. Love it.

  14. Ibbs @TheLobster&Me Not Specified Not Specified

    Such a cute story Teri :)
    My stepdad is the typical American kid and always dunks his cookies in milk!!
    x x

    {The Lobster & Me}

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  16. Trisha Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow – if you say they are the best ever then I AM TRYING THEM ASAP x

  17. Lynn Not Specified Not Specified

    Can you clarify the size of the balls of dough? Is each cookie 3 Tablespoons of dough? (Big Cookie!) Or are you only cooking 3 cookies at a time?

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  19. robyn Not Specified Not Specified

    How do you get the chocolate chips to rise to the top of the cookie?

  20. Amanda Not Specified Not Specified

    I made these today and they are delish. We let our dough chill for 2-3 hours and the cookies still spread very thin and ran together. I chilled the dough in a log and cut off sections that were about 3 tbsp each. I got 18 balls total. The flavor was great, so I will make these again but scoop out the balls and freeze them overnight before baking for the allotted time.

  21. Marion Not Specified Not Specified

    OH EM JEE.

    I’m SOOOOO gonna do those for DINNER… And yes that’s such a good and balanced meal, flour, chocolate, butter… what’s not to love.

    Thanks for posting this recipe (I think my BF the-not-eating-vegetable-kind-of-guy, will love it too ;))

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  23. Nadja - Cinnamon, please Not Specified Not Specified

    These look to die for! I deffinitely have to try them as soon as possible! :)

    // Nadja

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  26. Dawn Not Specified Not Specified

    I am all over this recipe, tonight.. I need to vent off a little steam.. I love coming here.. Thank you so much..

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  28. Jenn Not Specified Not Specified

    Truly outstanding chocolate chip cookies. They are now eagerly awaited in my house. Huge hit with kids of all ages. They were perfect for dunking, with ice cream or just a treat. I also liked that the recipe was large enough, that everyone was able to have extras. Thank you for sharing such a great recipe.

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