Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Updated on September 9, 2016
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Alyssa loves sharing her family's favorite recipes with the world. She is a wife and a mom who enjoys drinking large amounts of coffee.

Delicious, homemade chocolate chip cookies. A classic!
Delicious, homemade chocolate chip cookies. A classic!

Chocolate chip cookies have always been my favorite. They are just a classic and incredibly versatile. You can customize the recipe to fit any taste. Is there anything better than a fresh batch of warm, soft chocolate chip cookies? I think not. Today, I am sharing my go-to recipe for classic chocolate chip cookies. The secret to having chocolatey goodness in every bite? Mini chocolate chips. I use an entire 12 ounce package in my recipe to ensure the perfect chocolate to cookie ratio.

Here is what you need.


  • 2 1/4 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 -12 oz package Mini chocolate chips

Yield: Approximately four dozen cookies.


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl until creamy.
  4. Add eggs and beat well.
  5. Gradually stir in flour mixture.
  6. Add chocolate chips. Stir well.
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto greased baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.

Enjoy with a big glass of milk!

Try this recipe out and rate it below. What is your favorite cookie? Let me know in the comments.

Chocolate chip cookies and a big glass of milk - a perfect pair.
Chocolate chip cookies and a big glass of milk - a perfect pair.

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        Alyssa 19 months ago from Ohio

        1 cup of butter is the perfect amount to mix the dough. It is equivalent to 2 sticks of butter. You could use sticks instead of regular butter. Or, if you would like, go ahead and reduce the amount. Maybe try 3/4 cup or even 1/2 cup of butter. Let me know how it works out. I love trying new recipes and tweaking them for different results. :)

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        peachy 19 months ago from Home Sweet Home

        is one cup of butter will make the cookie batter too wet and damp?

        Can I reduce the amount?