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Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Chill Time
15 mins
Total Time
49 mins

My favorite cookie is the classic, tried and true chocolate chip cookie - a basic cookie dough with chips (or better yet, chunks) of chocolate throughout. Despite this cookie being the classic, most popular cookie around there is not one single version of the cookie. Some versions are cake-y, some are dense and chewy, some are brittle and crispy.

Course: Desserts/Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegetarian, Holiday Favorites, Comfort Food, Kid Friendly, classic recipes, Christmas Cookies
Servings: 36 Makes 3 dozen Cookies
Calories: 146 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter 2 sticks, room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate chunks
  • coarse sea salt optional
  1. If you want cakier cookies, cream the butter in a stand mixer, or with an electric hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add the granulated and brown sugars and beat well. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating each one into the batter. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  2. If you prefer a denser cookie, melt the butter in a skillet and cool completely to room temperature. Beat the eggs and granulated sugar in a stand mixer or with an electric hand mixer until the eggs reach the ribbon stage (the eggs will fall from the beaters in one smooth line, like a ribbon). Mix in the vanilla extract, brown sugar and the cooled melted butter.
  3. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing only to combine slightly. Add the chocolate chunks and continue to mix just until there are no streaks of flour visible. Try not to over-mix at this stage.
  4. Chill the cookie dough for 15 minutes or so in the refrigerator while you pre-heat the oven to 350ºF.
  5. Place spoonfuls of the cookie dough onto a non-stick cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 12 to 14 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown around the edges and soft in the center.
  6. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the coarse sea salt if desired. Cool and devour!

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Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.