Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 4 dozen cookies

Cook: 15 minutes

These Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies are dangerously addictive with the perfect texture, perfect taste, perfect everything. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies[/caption] Last week I posted a recipe...

26 Responses to “Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Maris — May 4, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    These are exactly the way i like them too. Your picture is so perfect!

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    Café Sucré Farine — May 4, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    These are making me very hungry! Great photos of fantastic looking cookies! Your description is making me think that I need to make these……..soon!! Thanks!

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    Mary — May 4, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    OMG! I'm baking these. Tonight.

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    White Cocoa — May 4, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Yummm, always looking for new cookie recipes!

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    kleebriggs — May 4, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    What a great idea using the hot water! I must test these out!

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    Maria — May 5, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    They look perfect!

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    Adam Green — May 8, 2011 at 4:55 am

    These are “absolutely beautiful!” The perfect combination of crisp and chew. I am going to try this recipe with “Xocai Healthy Chocolate” as the alternative to the “semisweet chocolate chips.” I am a die hard for “dark chocolate” and I am certain that this recipe will please! thanks for sharing!

    ~Adam Paul Green

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    adnana — May 13, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    ok, so i did a double batch and for the first time in my life i felt like my house was a bakery:)the smell, the taste, and the final product(a mountain of delicious cookies) made me 100% sure this recipe is my favorite:)

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    Melanie — May 25, 2011 at 3:33 am

    The muffins look great… it's always nice to find a low fat recipe. Especially if it includes chocolate!

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    Jayce Yard — September 12, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    these are soooo good! i made them a while ago, and I'm about to start making some now πŸ™‚

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    Jayce Yard — September 22, 2011 at 1:57 am

    wait, i have a question. If i want to make 2 dozen cookies and i change the proportions of the ingredients to match 2 dozen cookies, then will the flavor/texture be altered?

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      handleheat — September 22, 2011 at 1:59 am

      Jayce – Nothing should be altered as long as you do your math right πŸ˜‰ I halve this recipe all the time.

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    Amber Schaefer — January 15, 2012 at 12:39 am

    This recipe is amazing! It may be my FAVORITE chocolate chip cookie recipe out there! They were chewy, thick, and everything else a good chocolate chip cookie should be. Thank you for posting such a great recipe! πŸ™‚

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    Kate — February 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I've made these cookies twice – after trying about 25 other chocolate chip cookie recipes – and now I don't think that I'll experiment with other cookies ever again. These are perfect in every way. They're crisp around the edges but still have a little bit of chew in the middle, plus they're gorgeous. I love that they don't spread too much! Really, these are the best cookies that I have ever tasted.

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    Samantha — April 3, 2012 at 2:23 am

    These cookies have the best texture ever! I love chewy cookies and these are the epitome of perfection. I shared these on my own blog and make them often. Thanks!

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    Guest — July 6, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    I never comment on food blogs…mainly just gawk. However, I tried this recipe tonight and I have to say that I have finally found “the one”. This is about the sixth ccc recipe I have tried recently…trying to find my favorite. I do not have to look further. This cookie is awesome!!!!!!

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    Jenna — August 11, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I have made these twice now! Just wanted to say thanks for the PERFECT chocolate chip cookie recipe–they’re almost better than my Moms! πŸ™‚

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    Ashley — October 28, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I saw these on, too — but your blog post convinced me to bake them. We’re currently hunkered down for Hurricane Sandy and what better way to be prepared than with cookies?! I’ll definitely post this to my blog, later this week! You know… when power comes back. πŸ˜›

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Kate — January 2, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Made these and used mint chocolate chips and they were fantastic!

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    Tara — February 21, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I tried these and they are phenomenal!!! Chocolate chip cookies are my all time favorite cookie but ALWAYS gives me insane heart burn because of the baking soda. However, since the baking soda was diluted (I’m assuming that’s why) I didn’t get heartburn at all!!! I just enjoyed my cookies! Thanks so much!

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      Tessa — February 23, 2016 at 10:47 am

      Oh that’s really interesting, Tara!

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    Carol Rhodes-Rice — March 14, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Tessa, if I want to increase the butterscotch-y flavor can I decrease the white sugar and increase the brown sugar without affecting the look or chew?

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      Tessa — March 14, 2016 at 1:59 pm

      Well, doing so will probably increase the chew slightly and make the cookies a tad bit darker.

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    Ann — January 3, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    What’s the rationale for dissolving the baking soda in the water?


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