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Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies – classic chocolate chip cookies that come out thick, chewy, and perfect every time!

The perfect chocolate chip cookie is a treat you should never be denied.  Especially when they are warm and fresh out of the oven.  They are pretty impossible to stay away from.  I grew up making these Chocolate Chip Cookies and they were a staple in my childhood.  

Today I have updated my go to recipe and these perfect chocolate chip cookies are my go to.  They are thick, chewy, and bake up perfectly every time! 

perfect chocolate chip cookies on a plate


There are so many different kinds of cookies out there.  And people love them all.  There are die hard crispy cookie people. People who love thick cookies, people who need all the chocolate in the cookies and more.  Me?  I like them thick, chewy, plenty of chocolate and for them to stay soft.  It has taken years of testing, but these are it!  

The key to making soft chocolate chip cookies?  Cornstarch.  There is something it does in the batter that just leaves them soft, they bake up thicker and they are perfectly chewy.  These are definitely the best chocolate chip cookies, and the most requested at our house. 

perfect chocolate chip cookies on a plate

You can use this as a base recipe for just about anything.  Skillet Cookie is delicious with this cookie recipe.  That might be my ultimate weakness when it comes to desserts.  Or you can bake them into bars if you don’t want to shape a bunch of individual cookies. 

Also just about any mix in works!  I use semi-sweet chocolate chips, but dark chocolate, milk chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, white chocolate and more are all equally delicious. How to make them over the top?  A combo of chocolate is incredible!  Just trust me on that one. 

perfect chocolate chip cookies on a plate

These perfect chocolate chip cookies have become a staple in our house, and something I have become known for. We make them for the holidays and add M&M’s to the top as well.  You really can do anything with them, and everyone is going to love them.  

So if you want to mix up your chocolate chip cookies these are a must try!  

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies - classic chocolate chip cookies that come out thick, chewy, and perfect every time!

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Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

perfect chocolate chip cookies on a plate
Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies - classic chocolate chip cookies that come out thick, chewy, and perfect every time!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 whole large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips


  1. In a stand mixer cream butter and both sugars together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Add flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Mix until everything is combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  2. Chill the dough for 30 minutes. The longer you chill the thicker your cookies.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Scoop golfball size balls of dough onto a baking sheet. Bake for 9 minutes, until the edge are just golden brown. The center will appear underdone.
  5. Let cookies cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack.


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Nutrition Information



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Amount Per Serving Calories 117Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 15mgSodium 102mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 1gSugar 9gProtein 1g

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Saturday 13th of January 2024

Can I add cocoa powder to the recipe and make them a double chocolate chip cookie?

Erin S

Saturday 13th of January 2024

Yes, I would just cut down on the flour a little bit to compensate or they will be dry.


Sunday 22nd of January 2023

Suggestion on a gluten free version, for the best flour to use? Theses sound awesome, I would love to make them for myself,

Erin S

Monday 23rd of January 2023

A gluten free all-purpose flour like the Cup 4 Cup brand works great

Renee Galloway

Friday 6th of May 2022

Is the brown sugar packed? Thank you!!

Erin S

Friday 6th of May 2022

Yes, brown sugar, unless otherwise noted in a recipe is always packed. Enjoy!


Monday 15th of March 2021

Is it necessary to line your baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat, or spray with a baking spray like Pam? Thanks!

Millifa Jack

Wednesday 9th of December 2020

It's the best recipe ever for cookies. I'm never going to use a different recipe. I put in the refrigerator the final product and taste like a cookie dough fudge... just less soft.

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