Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect chocolate chip cookies are the go-to, bees-knees, classic kind of cookie. Crispy, with a little chew, bursting with chocolate chips. Heaven.  
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Course: Cookie
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Cooling time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 36
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Kylee Cooks



  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Mix together the flour, baking soda and salt in bowl, set aside.
  • Using a stand mixer, or large bowl with a hand mixer, cream the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each egg.
  • Reduce speed, and gradually mix in the flour mixture.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Use a small cookie scoop, and scoop onto ungreased baking sheets - 2 inches apart. Don't flatten!
  • Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool.

If freezing

  • Go through to Step 7, then place the cookie sheets in the freezer until hard.
  • Put the uncooked dough balls in a zip loc bag, label it, and place back in the freezer until needed.
  • To cook - pull out the number of cookies you need, and put them (still frozen) onto a cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 for 11-13 minutes, cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then remove to wire racks and cool


Kylee's Notes for Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  • Bake one sheet at a time. If you MUST bake 2, space the racks apart, and rotate the cookie sheets half way through baking.
  • Use a cookie scoop for evenly sized cookies.
  • Switch out the chocolate chips for white chocolate, dark chocolate - or a mix of all three types!
  • Don't flatten these cookies - just scoop and bake. Allow plenty of space between the cookies for spreading.


Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 20mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 3.9% | Vitamin C: 0.1% | Calcium: 2% | Iron: 3.2%
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