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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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Many chocolate chip cookie recipes are good, this one has the best consistency of any that I have made and tastes great. The consistency that this recipe offers allows you to make the best chocolate chip cookie ever. Because it gives you the foundation to change the recipe slightly to suit your tastes. This is important to make recipes to suit you and your family and friends.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

10 min

30 min

Dependent on Cookie Size


  • 1 cup butter, softened, unsalted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons water, hot
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Mix room temperature butter with white sugar until creamed.
  2. Add brown sugar and mix until smooth and creamed again.
  3. Scramble eggs and beat into the mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Mix vanilla in and thoroughly blend until consistent throughout.
  5. In a small bowl, mix hot water into baking soda until dissolved.
  6. Mix baking soda solution into the dough.
  7. Add salt and continue mixing.
  8. Blend this mixture to make sure all ingredients are blended and even through the mixture.
  9. Stop mixing, add 1 cup flour and 1 cup chocolate chips. Mix until almost completely blended. Then add another cup of flour and the last cup of chocolate chips. Mix until flour is almost mixed in and then add the last cup. The more you mix, the more dense your cookies will be.
  10. Make the mixture into a ball and rest in the bowl. Cover and chill for at least an hour, overnight is better.
  11. Use scoop for consistent dough balls and place on baking pan/mat.
  12. Bake cookies until done as desired, see the section below about temperatures and baking time.

Baking Time and Temperature

The original recipe called for 10 minutes at 350°F. Here is what I have found, with my oven:

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  • 9 minutes @ 350°F is a soft and doughy middle, slightly underbaked but does firm up nicely by the next day.
  • 10 minutes @ 350°F is a firm crust with a doughy center, stays soft and chewy the next day but does firm up nicely.
  • 11 minutes @ 350°F bakes through but still soft but with a firm consistency.

My family prefers the 10 minutes at 350°F, but I prefer 10 minutes at 375°F. This cookie is best about an hour after baking. It has a firmness throughout but still remains slightly soft. This is a cookie that is firm that your teeth sink into and melts in your mouth slightly.

For more tips on baking cookies, check out "Cookie Tips: Make Better Cookies".

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Chris Samhain

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