The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. Cream Butter and Sugars: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Add Eggs and Vanilla: Beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each is fully incorporated. Add the vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Gradually Add Dry Ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing just until combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  6. Fold in Chocolate Chips (and Nuts): Gently fold in the semisweet chocolate chips. If you like, add chopped nuts (such as walnuts or pecans) for extra crunch and flavor.
  7. Scoop Dough onto Baking Sheets: Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart. You can use a cookie scoop for uniform cookies.
  8. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until the edges are golden but the centers are still soft. Keep in mind that baking times may vary, so it’s a good idea to check after 9 minutes.
  9. Cool on Baking Sheets: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely. This helps them set without breaking.
  10. Enjoy: Once the cookies are cooled, grab a glass of milk and enjoy the classic, homemade goodness of chocolate chip cookies!

Feel free to experiment with the recipe by using different types of chocolate chips, adding a sprinkle of sea salt on top before baking, or even incorporating other mix-ins like dried fruit or shredded coconut. These cookies are a timeless treat that never fails to satisfy sweet cravings.

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The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

Recipe by Cook for TasteCuisine: DessertDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 cup softened butter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons hot water

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Add in water, baking soda and salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto cookie sheet.

  • Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.


  • This recipe contains too much salt.

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