Friday, August 26, 2011

BEST-EVER Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Readers, whatever you're doing, stop.  Right now.  Make these cookies NOW.  I promise you won't be sorry.  Well, you might be because it'll be near impossible to not eat the entire batch of these incredible cookies.

I know (well, I've heard) there are people out there who like crispy cookies.  I'm not one of them.  I like fluffy, soft, chewy cookies--the kind that puff up when they're baking and barely spread at all.  These cookies are just that.  Perfectly that, in fact.

I already had a really great chocolate chip cookie recipe, but I wanted to give these a shot.  I was a bit skeptical of the recipe when I saw cornstarch in the ingredient list,  but I decided to give them a try.  I know cornstarch is very light and figured that might add some lift to the cookies.  Whether it was the cornstarch or not, thse cookies definitely lifted.  I used a standard-sized cookie scoop to drop them on the cookie sheet and they came out perfectly round and uniform--just ready for a photo shoot.  And so, so good.  The best ever, in fact.  My new favorites :-)


Best-Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies
barely adapted from Anna Olson, Food Network Canada

Ingredients: 
3/4 c. unsalted butter, softened 
3/4 c. brown sugar 
1/4 c. granulated sugar 
1 egg 
2 tsp. vanilla extract 
2 c. all purpose flour 
2 tsp. cornstarch 
1 tsp. baking soda 
1/2 tsp. salt 
1 c. bittersweet chocolate chips

Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2.  In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy and light in color. Add egg and vanilla and blend in.

3.  Mix in flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chunks.

4.  Using a standard-sized cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop dough onto a prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes, until barely golden brown around the edges.  (The tops will not brown, but do NOT cook longer than ten minutes.)

5.  Let cool, on the sheet, on a wire rack for five minutes.  Remove from baking sheet and let cool completely.  Makes approximately 3 dozen.  Try not to eat them all.

one year ago: Blackberry-blueberry pie, another one of the best things I've ever made.
three years ago: Greek-style turkey burgers with lemon-mint tzatziki

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rtamez07 said...

I found this recipe on Foodgawker today and just had to bake them. They were UNBELIEVABLE!!! I won't be using another chocolate chip recipe from now on! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Kelsey said...

Our Free Minds--Your comment just made my day. I can tell you know just how much it means to show those you love how much you love them, especially through treats from the kitchen. My main goal with this blog is provide recipes to nurture my readers and their families. I'm so glad these cookies worked for you all. Cheers!

Brianna said...

Levi and I made these today as a rainy-afternoon activity. So good. They taste like we picked them up from our favorite bakery. Can't wait to enjoy more after dinner tonight (if we can stop now, haha)

Angie said...

I just made these this morning. I made a double batch and I must say this is now my go to Chocolate Chip recipe! yummy. So soft,warm,gooey. Delicious. I used salted butter (all I had) and used milk chocolate chips. I was skeptic about not very many chips but it was perfect for this cookie!
Thank you my cookies turned out exactly like yours did I even took some photos. lol.

Sarah Tomlin said...

I am not jacking around....this recipe is proof that God exists and that He only wants us to eat these cookies for the rest of our lives on Earth and heaven. Praise the Lord! Mine came out VERY similar to the photo and for the rest of the day I will skip around joyfully.

Tracy said...

My first attempt at these cookies is in the oven right now - one batch out already. They taste delicious! But like many others here, mine fell flat. I will try these again and chill my dough before scooping.

Out of curiosity, what is a standard scoop? I have a cookie scoop, but I have no idea how big it is. I figured it was standard size though, since I got 35 cookies out of my dough (and probably ate enough dough before baking to make up for that lost cookie). :)

Kelsey said...

Tracy, if your scoop is labeled as a cookie scoop, you're good to go. The standard scoop I use for cookies is a #40, which means it takes 40 scoops to make a quart.

Anonymous said...

I made these today, and instead of using the cornstarch, I used 4 tsp of flour. They turned out perfectly!

ellie said...

Found this on Friday - made them on Saturday! Superb- best word I can use to describe! I have been baking Cho. Chip cookies for all 29 years of my married life and I have to agree these are by far the best! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

These cookies are fabulous!! Can I make this dough and freeze it?

Kelsey said...

Absolutely! This dough is perfect for freezing. I'd even portion out the dough, then freeze so you can only bake as many as you want.

David, Katie, Jett and Hadlie said...

I feel like I'm the last person in the world to try this recipe but I just made them and HOLY MOLEY!!!! They are SO good!!

I can cook with the best of them but for some reason I always struggle with cookies.

NOT ANYMORE!! Thank you for your recipe! :)

Jenny @ An Apple for the Crafter said...

A friend just brought these cookies over as a thank you and we felt the full brunt of her gratitude! When we asked for her secret family recipe she directed us to pinterest! We just going out the ingredients and plan to make them right now! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This is my favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies!! I have tried alot of different recipes for it but this one is my #1!! I Loooove them! I had a couple people ask me for the recipe because they loved the cookies! Seriously the best chocolate chip cookies!!

Virginia Llorca said...

You must have copied the sugar proportions out of my brain as I thought only I did that. I can't wait to try the cornstarch and see what happens. I also put in a tablespoon (or so) of molasses if I have it handy.

bobbi jordan said...

Baking them now! I added another secret ingredient...just a pinch, and only a pinch of organic cinnamon. Its the extra oooompff to each bite without being spicey or "cinnamony".

thanks for the cornstarch tip!

Anonymous said...

Just tried these yesterday, they were so light and fluffy!!! So yummy too! Thanks! Not sure if it's me, but I didn't think they were chewy but nonetheless, still delish!

sandi said...

made these a few days ago after your comment on the pleated poppy blog. yumm-o! getting ready to make a second batch right now with the children. they are begging for them... i wouldn't mind a few myself! off to bake!

Anonymous said...

I tried this recipe a few weeks ago, they were amazing! I baked them tonight but used salted butter and the batch was very dry, could it be from that? Also i dont have a kitchen aid with the paddle attachment, what would you use instead?

Katie said...

Best recipe by far! Only one I make now!! Thank you for the most scrumptious cookies ever!!!

Anonymous said...

these were delish!!!! best choc chip cookies ever!!

Kelsey said...

A hand mixer will work just fine!

Synde Arason said...

Made these yesterday, and though they looked good, they were hardly the "best- ever cookies"
The recipe only made 21, very small cookies. My husband said they were mediocre at best. I agree

SnoopyB1224 said...

Just made a batch of these cookies. Nice and fluffy! Doesn't make 3 dozen. Mine only made 2 dozen. So I'm making another batch. These do taste buttery and are good, but I think I do prefer the Nestlé recipe.

Anonymous said...

eh, these were alright, but definitely not my new go to recipe. didn't seem to have the full taste that i enjoy, like the softness of them though

Sarah said...

Thank you for this recipe!! It's so hard to find a good chocolate chip cookie recipe that doesn't have excess butter and is free from shortening. Bonus--they turned out looking fantastic, and tasted so yummy!

Corriendo said...

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I just made them with my housemate last night: http://corriefood.blogspot.com/2012/04/soft-chocolate-chip-cookies.html

...and they turned out so good! I used Ghirardelli's 60% cacao chocolate chips, and they were soooo good! i think i'll go get another one right now. I'm extra excited because I've tried so many "soft" cookie recipes, but all of them made my cookies hard by the next day, but these cookies stayed soft and delicious!

April said...

I love this recipe... I made them for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and the hubs that typically hates sweets LOVED these. He and I both think that they taste like baked cookie dough. Fantastic! I'm trying a new batch to take to Easter lunch where I replaced 2 T of the butter with LF Peanut Butter and Mini Reeses PB Cups... They smell amazing!!!

PS- if anyone cares, 1 cookie = 5 WW Points Plus. :)

Beth said...

I have been making chocolate chip cookies since I was 12. For years I have searched for the PERFECT recipe, and lo and behold, tonight the skies opened up and all of heaven rejoiced when I made these delicious morsels!!! These are THE BEST chocolate chip cookies I have ever had. I am eternally grateful for this recipe! thank you thank you THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to comment and let you know my partner and I have made these cookies twice now. They are incredible. They're so fluffy and soft! I admit to being skeptical about the recipe at first because it's so dry, but oh. The final product is perfect.

Thanks for sharing this one!

cherylg said...

YUM! I made these for a meeting @ my son's school...so glad I decided to double the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

Years ago, a sales rep used to bring her chocolate chip cookies for all of us at work with each of her visits. I begged for her recipe. Even offered a large sum of cash! She would not give it up. My friend from work and I have discussed what her secret ingredient could be for years now, and I'm hoping you may have hit on it. I'll let you know. Thanks for the recipe. :) They're picture perfect.

vou said...

I make these cookies and they turn out perfect every time!!!!! definitely the best!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!!!

Amber (bambi64) said...

I was searching Pinterest for a chocolate chip cookie recipe that only took 3/4 cup of brown sugar as that is all I had and I wanted cookies!! Found you through a pin and omg!!! I even made an oops by putting in baking powder instead of baking soda (don't ask me how I did that as I had it written down right! lol) so I just added half a tsp of baking soda and the cookies still tasted great!! Thank you!!

Tiffani said...

I found this recipe on Pinterest and love it!!! The only thing I have a suggestion for is that I had to add 2 eggs rather than the 1 that the recipe calls for. I don't know if it's the altitude or not, but either way, I love the cookies and my kids won't stay out of them!:D

Annie said...

I tried this recipe today, and they were good except the dough tasted too much like the baking soda...did anyone else have this?

anne said...

These are great! I get what some of the commenters are saying about the batter being dry -- it seems that way especially when first adding in the dry ingredients, but I just kept mixing it (by hand) and eventually everything creamed together. I did a calorie count (using nestle semi-sweet chips, b/c that's what I had in the house) and came up with 101 calories per cookie for a batch of 40 cookies! It comes out even higher if you do like I did, and you halve the recipe and forget to halve the amount of chips you add!!! Whoops! :)

Anonymous said...

OMG! These cookies are a-mazing! I often list chocolate chip cookies as my favorite food, and this recipe doesn't disappoint. Thanks for sharing <3

Anonymous said...

I finally mastered this recipe!! Like others, my cookies kept falling flat. After about 15 attempts with recipe alterations I figured it out. My altitude is ~4200 feet. I increased the oven temp by 25 degrees while decreasing the baking time to 7 min. I also added 1 Tbsp + 2 tsp extra flour. No flat cookies!

~S~ said...

Just saw your blog, thanks for the corn starch suggestion! Does it just get your cookie to be puffier? I'm also considering vanilla pudding, but not sure what the effect is. Thoughts?

Kelsey said...

S,

The cornstarch definitely helps with the fluffiness. I've had cookies with vanilla pudding in them and I don't care for them. I know lots of other people like them, though. Maybe you could add some to half the batch for a comparison!

Raven said...

Wow, these look delicious, I can't wait to try them! My recipe spreads out to thin so I hope to find out the difference! http://www.cookeatdelicious.com/sweets-recipes/chocolate-recipes/chewy-chocolate-chip-cookie-recipe.html

Thanks

Bonnie said...

In LOVE with this simple, basic, and yummy recipe, thanks for sharing:)

Rachelle said...

Hey Kelsey! I reviewed this recipe on my blog at http://ohigotthis.blogspot.com/
My family and I loved it. Thank you for sharing!

life in the woods said...

These cookies turned out perfectly.......33 not to dry not to flat not to salty not to much vanilla (I read every review) because 3/4 of the recipes I find on blogs are worthless. These are awesome. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

A friend made these to my great disappointment because they are delicious!!! I had the worst time trying to keep from eating more and more.

Art of Baking said...

I made these last night and just wanted to come back and say how delicious they were. I wanted to wait a day to see if they'd stay soft and they did! So delicious :) Thanks for the recipe. Nothing beats a soft cookie.

- Alex

Rae Grounds said...

Thank you for posting this! I know the Hutterites around here put vanilla instant pudding in their cookies. It's the cornstarch that gives them that umph!

A big fan of the soft cookie, thanks! You have saved me from buying pudding mixes!

PickledPixie said...

I finally made these today. YUM-O.
In my haste, (I was having serious cookie cravings...) I did soften the butter in the microwave, and my baking soda is a wee bit on the old side....Even with those things working against me, I was rewarded with some of the softest, most delicious cookies I have ever eaten. They haven't even cooled all the way and I've eaten three. I can't wait until they are "DONE". So, mine are a little flat. I don't mind that so much. I will try to chill the dough next time and not work over the hot stove. Thank you so much for this recipe!

PickledPixie said...

Best cookies ever. I finally got around to baking these today.
I made some mistakes in my haste to devour cookies. (I was having a strong craving for sweets.) I softened the butter in the microwave, probably TOO much. Also, my baking soda may have been on the old side.
EVEN SO, these are the most chewy and delicious cookies I've ever eaten. Mine didn't turn out huge and fluffy, but they are amazing all the same. I believe I can rectify my rookie mistakes and make them even better the next time.

Anonymous said...

Just made two batches of these cookies for my children's end of the year school party. They are wonderful! Soft, chewy, buttery... perfect. I followed the recipe EXACTLY as written. Hoping they are still as chewy tomorrow. I've never used cornstarch in a cookie recipe before, what a pleasant surprise. Thanks so much for sharing!

Unknown said...

Yes yes yes these are the best i have ever made obviously they are great due to ALL the positive comments boy they actually came out perfect on first try thank you i will post on fb

Anonymous said...

This is the most solid cookie recipe I have ever made. My husband and I agreed that they are what you think of when you think of a chocolate chip cookie. They taste great, they look like they came out of a magazine, they came together in about 5 minutes, took 10 minutes a pan to bake...it's like the best of all worlds. I'm totally taken aback. If anyone is on the fence about making these, DO IT!!! Thank you so so so much for sharing!!!

Unknown said...

I have always wondered why my chocolate chip cookies never turned out the way I expected them to. Now I know! These are FABULOUS!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! :)

Ashley said...

Just tried these this afternoon, and they were AWESOME! Thank you so much for a great recipe! My kids and husband loved them! This is a definite keeper!

Linds said...

These are amazing! I love to bake and have never had a chewy cookie! You are amazing!!!!

Beth McHale said...

Ok, so I'm kinda behind the times with these cookies...I've just finished making a batch. First of all, I could have eaten the batter with out even cooking it first (do not eat raw cookie dough, I know, I know!). I made them to take to a BBQ tonight and I hope they last long enough to get them there! Seriously the BEST-EVER!!!

Anonymous said...

I made these , only I used King Aurthur 100% whole Wheat flour and all brown sugar. These are now my VERY picky husbands Favorite cookies ! Thanks for sharing.... And yes very hard not eating the whole batch ;)

genevieveea said...

I also found this on Pinterest and was so happy that the cookies actually DID turn out like the awesome photo! And I specifically wanted to comment bc I also live at high altitude and amazingly the cookies came out perfect, as the other high-altitude reviewers mentioned. Thanks for the great recipe!

Beth McHale said...

Just found your recipe on Pinterest and have already made two batches in 4 days...doubled the latest batch. These are absolutely wonderful! Thanks so very much for posting this recipe!

Anonymous said...

I accidentally used baking powder instead of baking soda, but no worries, they were still delicious - just a bit puffier than the picture :) Maybe I'll have to try it again with baking soda - y'know, for research ;)

Allegra said...

Yup. These definitely worked and were GOOOOOOOD. I always have a problem with my cookies flattening out but these stayed puffy, soft, chewy, and wonderful! They looked picture perfect! So easy too. I also let my egg get to room temperature before mixing it in, and chilled the dough for 30 minutes before baking. Thanks so much! Cornstarch...who knew? :)

Sara Jane said...

This is now my go-to cookie recipe. I have made this EVERY DAY this week. I'm not kidding! I use M&Ms, because that's what my kids and their friends prefer, but otherwise I follow the recipe exactly. I love the consistency of these cookies. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

So I had to try this recipe! The first time I made them I was immediatly hooked. They looked picture perfect and had a wonderful fluffy consistency (everything you could ever want in a traditional chocolate chip cookie) BUT....I have made them now twice since and have not been so lucky. I am a cookie snob and I really want to make them like the first time because they were awesome! My last 2 batches appeared greasy, flat, and under cooked. I am a regular cookie baker...I just can't seem to figure out what I have done wrong. My butter rested on the counter for a 1/2 hour, my soda is new and I even chilled my dough before scooping it. Feeling stumped cause I know how awesome they can be!

Mila said...

This was the best cookie recipe ive ever used! thanks so much!

Kelsey said...

I'm sorry you haven't had the same success as you did the first time you made them. You mentioned you are a regular baker and it sounds as if you worked correctly with your butter and other ingredients. Do you think it's possible the summer humidity had anything to do with it? I live in Phoenix and have made the cookies in summer months, but humidity really isn't an issue here.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering why my batter seems a little dry?

Geoff and Christy said...

I just made these and they are super yummy! It was hard to stop eating the dough long enough to make the cookies! (yes, I'm a dough eater even though they say not to)

Anonymous said...

I've made these cookies 3 times in the past 2 weeks. They're incredible! They turn out perfect every time. No more flat cookies here. Hubby LOVES them and takes some to work every day. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

Jaclyn said...

Thank you so much for a perfect recipe! I think it's hard to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie; not too flat, or too mounded, or too crispy. These turn out perfect every time I make them and get rave reviews! They are my only go-to chocolate chip cookie now. :)

Anonymous said...

These are literally the best morsels I have ever eaten. However, my diet hates them. Looks like I'll have to add an extra mile to my work out. It's worth it.

Kate said...

I was just getting ready to make some chocolate chip cookies to send my mountain girl daughter, who was complaining about not being able to make soft chewy cookies in her altitude. Haven't tried them yet, but am going to give it a shot this afternoon.

Anonymous said...

I made this today. The only change was salted butter and I used semi-sweet chips! This was AMAZING! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

These are by far the BEST cookies I've ever had! They are perfectly fluffy and my whole family loves them. Thank you for this great recipe!

Anonymous said...

itsmenicole & hayley I am having a problem with the dough being a little dry & "floury" tasting. I double checked all the exp dates & they're fine. At first, I added just a splash of milk b/c when I licked the beater it tasted like the flour wasn't properly incorporated. But, after 1 batch it still has a "floury" taste too it. I already added the chips, so can I try added another egg? I'm a novice baker, but I've never experienced this b4 & the only thing I've seen online is too add oil (which sounds like a bad idea since there is no oil in this recipe). Can anyone help?

Brittany said...

These really are the best cookies I've ever had, just like everyone else. I have made them a few times and have found that are so much better (Is that even possible?) after being refrigerated overnight. It makes the perfect cookie: dense, rich, and extra chewy.

Samantha Hawley said...

After looking at your picture of these cookies, I had to make them! I just made these last night; my didn't look like yours did but they were definitely top 5 cookies that I've made. YUM! Thank you for sharing :)

Marie said...

The reason the cornstarch helps make the cookies even more tender than those with all flour, is that it absorbs liquid, but it can't make gluten, and so long as it's evenly distributed, it'll help prevent the flour from making gluten as well.

So, should you find yourself wishing a baked good was a little bit more tender, next time try subbing out a little bit of flour and exchanging it for cornstarch.

Also, more fat and more sugar are going to make cookies spread and make them crisper. More eggs and flour will make them puffier. There is a more scientific reason for all of this, but I'm too tired to go into it. :)

Erica said...

Would the vanilla extract cause it to taste more vanilla than chocolate?

Anonymous said...

I made these a few weeks ago and they turned out completely flat (I put 3/4 of a stick of butter instead of 3/4 of a cup- HUGE difference), but still yummy. I knew I had done something wrong, so I tried again tonight. They came out absolutely perfect and I can't stop eating them. Definitely a recipe for the books.

Melissa Marsh said...

I have made these three or four times now - they turn out perfect EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. My daughter and I can't keep them in the house for more than three days, which means I can't make them very often or I risk gaining far too much weight! (though they taste SO GOOD that the extra weight may be worth it!).

Anonymous said...

I have found this in pinterest and I really want ot try it, but my problem is that I do not understand very well the ingredients and the measures, I have translate to spanish using google and this is what i get, can anyone check it and give some advice, please?

Ingredientes:
3/4 taza. de mantequilla sin sal, ablandada
3/4 taza. de azúcar morena
1/4 taza. azúcar granulada
1 huevo
2 cdta. extracto de vainilla
2 c. harina para todo uso
2 cdta. maicena
1 cdta. bicarbonato de sosa
1/2 cdta. sal
1 c. los chips de chocolate agridulce

How much is a '1/4 taza' or 1/4 c.

Best regards and thank you,
Leticia :)

Anonymous said...

Ops, I wrote some minutes ago, I hace been searching on the Internet and I get to this clarifying explanation about how much is a cup.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cup_(unit)

thank you,
I will try the recipe today!

Thanks

Leigh Covington said...

I am constantly trying to find a delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe. I'm going to try these tonight for a pack meeting! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I made these last week and they were AMAZING! My husband wanted to make dinner for some people who were working at his job overnight tonight. Well, you can't bring them dinner without dessert, right? Using a large scoop instead of a standard one will get you about 16 big ol cookies. But since There are 9 people working overnight, and only 16 cookies, I guess I'll just *have* to make another batch so everyone can have 2 cookies. What's a family of 3 to do with these extra cookies?!?! Oh, hey, can you pass me that milk, please?

Anonymous said...

These are DELICIOUS. i forgot to soften the butter, and the brown sugar was being difficult, and i just was in a grumpy mood making them, but the moment i tried one, my day got 50 times brighter! these are such good chocolate chip cookies!

Courty Biggs said...

I am so making these tonight. I am going to post it on my blog and link everybody here :) these cookies sound wonderful, but it is going to be pretty hard to beat my grandma's recipe. :) ha ha. I don't post the family secret on my blog, although, it's not much of a secret. :) it is out. All over the place, so I mght post it on my blog sometime. Anyway, I love your cookie recipe and I am going to make them! :) thank you for posting!

Anonymous said...

At a friend's baby shower, mini versions of this cookie were given (packaged beautifully, by the way) as party favors. Wow! When I asked what bakery she bought the cookies from, she said she'd made them...and eventually pointed me to your blog. Yipee! I'm making them today. They made the cutest quarter-sized cookies you ever saw... and the tastiest too!

Nika Corwin, Just Another tired Mommy said...

I am seriously dropping everything to do this right now, so I hope I don't screw it up somehow! I have never met a cookie I didn't like, but my husband feels the same way you do about a crunchy cookie, so I'm crossing my fingers...! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Just made these and WOW! They were perfect! I did make a few substations. Swapped out 1cp of AP flour with whole wheat flour, used light SALTED butter and nixed extra salt, and light brown sugar. Also added an extra 1/2cp of chocolate chips, because well- why not?!

Michelle said...

These cookies are AMAZING!!!! I have made these several times since I saw them posted on Pinterest.

Anonymous said...

these cookies were great! i wanted a nice chewy cookie recipe because i was sick of oatmeal chocolate chip. when i found these my little brother said that i had to make them! they were absolutely delicious!

Kimmy Vo said...

nom nom nom. Baby was sick today so I stayed home with him and made these while he napped. I didn't have any brown sugar on hand so I made these with plain white, granulated sugar and I mixed by hand instead of using a mixer. And, for some reason, I had to bake these for about 15 minutes to get them right.

Hands down the best cookies I have ever made! So soft, chewy, moist with just that tiny bit of crisp on the outside! I can't wait to make these for my husband!!!

Kristen said...

I found your recipe the other day, I had it still pulled up today, so I decided to make them. I have to say, this is possibly the best recipe for chewy choc chip cookies I have ever eaten!!!!

Katie said...

These were great! I have made lots of chocolate chip cookies in my life (hehehe) and this is my new favorite recipe. Baked evenly, chewy, and yielded EXACTLY 3 dozen. Perfect! Love them, thank you for the recipe.

Karen Chaplin said...

Hi - great recipe we loved these so much I blogged about it
http://thetravellingchaplins.blogspot.com/2012/09/chocolate-chip-cookies.html
thank you they are the best cookies ever

Anonymous said...

made these and they truly were the best chocolate chip cookies ever..I will double the recipe next time though!!

Anonymous said...

I just made these cookies the other day and they came out perfectly!!! And you weren't kidding about ONLY cooking them 10 minutes!! I let me first dozen go 30 seconds longer and they came out great but a tad drier that my other 2 dozen! I actually love these cookies more after they have completely cooled!!! Oh and I added more chocolate chips to the batter before I made my 2nd and 3rd dozen!! I like a little more chocolate!! lol ... who doesn't right? By far a great recipe and its a nice take on a classic chocolate chip cookie!! I will be using this base to make other versions for Christmas!

Thanks for posting!

Karina said...

i've never used bittersweet chocolate chips before. Are they good in cookies? Is it sweet enough? Does it have an aftertaste?

karinaroselee at gmail dot com

ashC. said...

Hey!

Can I substitute butter with cream cheese?

Kelsey said...

Karina, I like semisweet chips best. If you like sweeter chocolate, such as milk chocolate, go ahead and use that!

Ash, I've never tried subbing in cream cheese. I would think it would affect the taste and texture of the cookie, but it may be worth a try.

JenMarie said...

Made these today...perfection!
(I used 1/2 unbleached flour, 1/2 whole wheat flour and doubled the choc chips!)

Anonymous said...

Another fan of this recipe. My BF thinks cookie dough shouldn't be cooked. This recipe was the first where the baked cookie got a thumbs up!

lindsey ellis said...

These cookies are seriously the BEST chocolate chip cookies i have ever made. They turn out fluffy and soft every time. I added M&Ms to mine and they were amazing! Thank you so much for this awesome recipe. Definitely the ONLY one I will ever use again.

Anonymous said...

I just baked a batch of these and they are AMAZING! I have been searching for a new recipe for the past few months, as my cookies always turn out really flat. These are not flat at all and are VERY yummy! I'm definitely going to use this recipe from now on! :)

Anonymous said...

No joke! Best Choco cookies evAr! I didn't think they would be but they are! <3!

Beatrice Lombardo said...

Hi! I'm Bea from Italy ^_^I found this on Pinterest and Immediately I try ti make it. Wonderful cookies.. <3 thanks a lot!

CourtM said...

I made these today and they are pure perfection! I usually use wheat flour for my cookies, but didn't want to stray from your recipe - I'm glad I didn't. These are so good!! The only change I made was to add an additional .5 cups of chocolate chips! Delicious!

Ashley Phipps said...

What an interesting recipe! Chocolate chip cookies and I do NOT get along and sadly they are my hubby's favorite kind of cookie!

I will have to give these a try!

Also I am pinning this! :)

Ashley
www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

BostonGirl says.....

Wicked Awesome! I've been baking chocolate chip cookies for 3 decades and this one is a keeper.

Anonymous said...

These are awesome.

Tip: chill the scooped dough. I roll each portion between my palms into a ball, and let chill in the fridge for at least an hour. This was, the cookies do not "drop" too quickly, and you end up with a fatter, more fluffy cookie!

Sarah @ This Crazy Blessed Life said...
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Ashley said...

Thank you for this recipe! I tweaked it into a heath bar cookie and did a blog post about it :)

Natasha Beganovic said...

Found this recipe through Pinterest & I can honestly say this is the best cookie I have ever made. Perfectly soft with melted chocolate, no weird baking soda after taste, while the bottom has a great crunch. 2nd use of this recipe we cut out half of the white sugar, a little less butter, added walnuts and half of the chocolate chips. Still perfect. Love this recipe!

briggsromeril said...

EVERYONE LOVED IT! Moist, chewy, delicious choclate chip cookies.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I am from Australia.

Your cookies look yummy.

How many grams is 3/4 cup butter.

Thanks
Angela

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I am from Australia and your cookies look nice.

How much is half a cup of butter in grams?

Thanks
Angela

Tiffany said...

Ok, I know you don't need another comment on here telling you how good these cookies are but I found this recipe on Pinterest and made them today...O-M-G! They are exactly like the cookies my mom used to make. fluffy, chewy, goodness. Thank you!

lazeny said...

I tried this the first time following your recipe and everybody loved it! It's the most delicious thing I've ever made. Thank you!

Sarah @ This Crazy Blessed Life said...

You weren't kidding! These are the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever made. I made these as part of my {Try it Tuesday} feature.

http://www.thiscrazyblessedlife.com/2012/10/try-it-tuesday-best-chocolate-chip.html

Genelle P said...

I have made these three times now since I found them on Pinterest, and every time they are AWESOME. My husband and I enjoy them so much! Too much, probably :) Thank you for the perfect recipe!

Anonymous said...

I wish I had seen this post before trying your competition cookies! Will try this another time. They are smelling gorgeous at the moment and am sure these are delish anyway. Thanks for sharing!

sooha ahmad said...

Just made these this weekend while we were stuck inside the home due to Hurricane Sandy. They were delicious! However, 2 things: 1, they did NOT look as pictured. Instead, they were round and puffy, like mini-bites. 2, it took some pushing to get people to try them because they looked underdone from the top! I guess that is a personal preference, though. My family usually likes really browned cookies. Or, the Break 'n Bakes ;) I just told people to look on the bottom and they could see that it was browned. Once they tried it, they loved 'em! But it did take some convincing. Great recipe overall - I look forward to making them again!

BearandErica said...

After the first pan was in the oven I realized I had forgot the salt!! :( I was crushed. BUT they still tasted amazing! Phew! What a relief. I bet they would only get better with the salt. The second pan, which is in the oven now, I sprinkled ever so lightly with a teeny bit of salt. I'll see if it makes a difference. These are great.

Anonymous said...

These did not work out for me.
They taste okay, but the dough didn't stick together very well, which made it tough to get them onto the cookie sheet.
Pretty disappointed after all of the great comments :(
They also aren't chewy, soft & fluffy... sigh.
Onto another recipe I suppose.

Kelsey said...

Sooha, wow! I am flattered beyond words that you chose these cookies to bring your family comfort during such a scary time. It sounds like you had power the whole time, which is a good thing. I hope everyone is safe and sound and things are back on track for your family.

MUDDY HEART said...

Well I stumbled through from Pinterest, and now you've got me looking at my agenda to make some time and give these a try ASAP. Beautiful photo btw! *_^

Thanks for the recipe and the munchies!! hehe



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Anonymous said...

Cinnamon acts like a sponge and sucks up as much liquid as it can. Try making the recipe again WITHOUT Cinnamon, and it should be the right consistency.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelsey,
I found your post on pinterest and since I had the ingredients, I tried it. They came out beautifully. However, after my husband and I ate them, we have extremely dry mouths. I wonder if it's due to the corn starch. Have you ever experienced this? t's been about 3 hours and my mouth is still dry. I'm a pastry chef so I'm sure I had the measurements down correctly.

Thanks,
Izzy

Tamara said...

Kelsey,

I made these exact same cookies last week and they were AMAZING!!!! I'm actually thinking of making them again tonight just because they were THAT good! We ran out of milk in 2 days because of them. The cornstarch makes ALL the difference!

Abdul said...

Fantastic recipe! I will be doing this one very soon. Thank you for the idea.

jduck said...

O.m.g. I have been trying to find a recipe just like this for years. I found It! They are amazing!!! Thank you!

Erin Rawlings said...

I made these for my kids for Thanksgiving. They were amazing! I included the link of this post in my blog post about the Thanksgiving desserts I made.

Michele said...

I am So HAPPY right now!!I lost this recipe and so I haven't made choc.chip cookies in a while.My husband was requesting these and I didn't know what to do. Thank You for being on Pinterest!!! lol These ARE the BEST ever!! I also tried them with Whole Wheat flour and all brown sugar... surprisingly Amazing still!!My picky husband even loved them :)

Jehan said...

After reading this post, I immediately ran out to get some ingredients... just made them and you're right - I can't stop eating them. They turned out perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!

Myosha Creekbaum said...

i have made these cookies so many times and they are always a hit. i recently threw in some peanut butter chips as well. i was just wondering, could i sub the chocolate chips with white chocolate? or is there typically a different dough recipe for white chocolate chip cookies?

Myosha Creekbaum said...

can i sub for white chocolate chips?

Kelsey said...

Myosha--sub whatever sounds good to you!

Anonymous said...

I made this, and definitely enjoyed them...I mean they are COOKIES after all. Just wanted to add my two cents in that I would not consider these cookies chewier. I would consider them "cake-ier" if you will. I think for the amount of butter that is called for in this recipe, I'd rather just stick to ole' faithful and slightly undercook them for the gooey/chewy factor I prefer. Glad I tried them, and if you like a cake-ier type cookie you will LOVE these.

Shawna said...

These are my dream cookies. :) Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I have made them many times now, and they come out great everytime (well, except for one time when I tried to use margarine). I've learned to only cook one sheet at a time, because I eat ALL OF THEM.

Maureen Roginski said...

When my honey asked for some soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies, I remembered a recipe hint I saw on Pinterest about cornstarch in the recipe. Located these. Baked a batch. Let's just say that half a dozen have been eaten and I have a happy and satisfied man! These are just wonderful; thank you for having these posted on your blog!

Kelly Steinway said...

Has anyone tried a high altitude version of these cookies? I have such a hard time adjusting recipes in order to get the same results, but I have been craving a fluffy chocolate chip cookie!

Maria C said...

I just made these this am (12/12/12). I could not believe how thick the dough was. Vanilla and egg was only liquid to a lot of dry ingred. They are good though!!!

Anonymous said...

Just tried them today, followed your recipe, but even after 10 minutes in the oven the cookies are rather like a cream than like cookies?! What did I do wrong? haha

Anonymous said...

Can't stop making these cookies....

Anonymous said...

can you use the equivalent of shortening instead of butter?

Kelsey said...

I've never tried using shortening in place of the butter, so I can't really give you a certain answer. If you try it, please let me know how it goes.

Sarah Schonhardt said...

I have been looking for a really good chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe for a while now and ran across your site. I made them last night and they turned out quite well, though I didn't use the cornstarch and the cookies taste just perfectly without it. They still held their shape and the texture is still oh so chewy. I will, also, add that I did overcook the last pan because I was dealing with a personal issue and those had a darker color to them but still were definitely chewy, just a little less so than the others. Thanks for the recipe!

Allaboutcrocheting said...

I just made these! Very delicious and soft! Best chocolate chip cookie recipe! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

These cookies came out so perfect!!!! thanks a ton!

Jennifer Lorenzetti said...

I've featured you on my blog here:http://fastcheapandgood.blogspot.com/2013/01/sustainable-pin-chewy-chip-cookies.html Hope this brings some clicks your way. Thanks for the great recipe!

Jill said...

I am not normally a fan of chocolate chip cookies, but boy did these win me over!! A new family favorite. I love that they are thick, but not cakey, moist and chewy. Yum!
I don't normally make cookies often, but my 2nd batch this week just came out of the oven. This time I replaced 1/4 cup of the butter with creamy peanut butter. I would let you know how they are, but they are still too dang hot!
Anyway, awesome recipe! Found you on pinterest.

The Painting Mommy of 3 Wild Boys! said...

Hey! I just made these cookies, and they really are the BEST EVER!!! I added pecans 2 the 2nd half abc they were awesome 2!!! Thank u Kelsey! :-)!

Jamieanne said...

My 7-year-old daughter has been wanting to make chocolate chip cookies all on her own and I chose this recipe for her because I've never tried one with cornstarch. She made them easily and they tasted fabulous! They were the best chocolate chip cookies I've eaten since I myself was about 7 years old and sampled my babysitter's grandma's chocolate chip cookies, which for nearly 30 years I've considered the best I've ever had. Thanks for sharing this recipe; it is now my go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies! Simply brilliant! :)

Anonymous said...

I made these tonight. I wasn't sure they would turn out because I used a hand mixer and it was slow going to get the butter & sugar "fluffy & light", not to mention the mess it made, lol. I even hesitated to bake more than one batch in case I had to just accept defeat & eat the dough, which I thought was a little dry, too salty. I thought "too much flour". I bakes them for 9 minutes & still thought, these are undercooked but after letting them cool for as long as my taste buds & curiosity would let me (about four minutes), they were phenomenal!!! Probably the best cookies I've ever eaten, certainly the best I've ever made. They were so good & had I had a stand alone mixer, they would have been very easy.

Allen and Alexis McCracken said...

Beanier-
Thanks for the tip about adding a splash of milk! My butter wasn't quite soft enough so my dough was SO crumbly! I added a couple of tablespoons of milk (just a splash) and voila! I had dough rather than crumbles. We live at a high altitude and this recipe was just fine as is!

bobbi said...

I love this dough. I made it the first time and they are the best cookies I have ever had. I am having a problem though, the last two times I have made them, the dough has ended up so dry that I end up making bars instead because the cookies do not stay together. I check and check a million times and I am not messing up any ingredients. Last time it was so crumbly I even added extra liquid and it still did not work. What am I doing wrong?

Kelsey said...

bobbi--I've never had my dough so dry it won't come together. If I have a few crumbles in the bottom of the mixing bowl, I just leave them there. Make sure you aren't packing your flour into your measuring cups. You either want to whisk it before measuring to incorporate some air into it or spoon it into the measuring cup. Others have said they add 1-2 TBSP of milk, but I've never done that. Hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

These cookies were AMAZING. The timing is spot on. Don't let their light brown color fool you, they are definitely done after 9 mins. A great recipe. Thanks for sharing! Love 'em here in Bama!

VladinParis said...

Ok. Let's all take a minute of silence and praise Kelsey for this one...I will of course have to lie and say this recipe has been mine forever but deep down you know the truth. Simply perfect! Keep the blog going! :)

Amanda said...

These were divine! Thanks for sharing!

Dianne said...

Just made these...amazing! Thanks for a great recipe.

Anonymous said...

These are nice looking cookies, but not as good as they look. Had a recipe for years that my family just loves and thought I would try something different but will stick with the old tried and true favorite, as these seemed too salty even though I cut back on salt, and took longer than recipe stated to get done completely.
My son stated they tasted as though something was missing even though the recipe was followed. Thanks anyway.

Anonymous said...

I am sure my two boys would say thank you for the cookie recipe, if their mouths weren't full of them!!!
And as much as I would like to thank you....it now appears that I will be baking a lot more cookies!!! Hahaha.
I might have missed it in the comments, but can this dough be made ahead and froze?
Thank you for sharing!!!
L.

Kelsey said...

I've never frozen the dough for this recipe, but I have made the cookies and frozen them. They come out just fine. A few seconds in the microwave and they're just like fresh-baked!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely wonderful!! I've never made chocolate chip cookies before but these were very easy and SO good. My SIL makes them and they are good but always so flat and spread out so much that they aren't very "pretty" to look at. I'm a chewy cookie kinda girl all the way so these will be a staple at my house!

Marisa said...

Ok, this is BY FAR the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I've EVER made! I used a version of this for a bake-off at work and I won first place by a landslide! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I posted my award-winning version of your genius recipe on my blog: http://apartment402.tumblr.com/post/42843499985/classic-chocolate-chip-cookies

coco said...

Please pretty pretty please, can you do a video of you making these cookies?....I wanna know how you make them because I am for the first time about to make chocolate chip cookies, and also after coming upon this on Pinterest, and reading all the comments. I wouldn't like to mess up because I rarely even get a chance to buy chocolate chips :(. Maam, can you please make a video of it. Thanks! This will greatly be appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Just made these! I added a bit of food coloring in honor of Valentine's day, and I only got 18 cookies out of it. I had to put them in for about 13 minutes and they turned out perfect! They're so good!

creativityorcrazy said...

These are indeed "best ever" chewy chocolate chip cookies. I just finished making a batch and love these. Thanks! The only thing I did different was the type of chocolate chips...I used mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. My oven may be off a bit too, I had to bake for 12-14 minutes instead. Cookies turned out wonderfully soft and chewy.

Jenn said...

First off - my cookie dough was pretty "dry" so I added about 1-2 TBSP to help make the cookie dough bind together better.

We thought the cookies were INCREDIBLY sweet. I'm wondering if I somehow mis-measured my sugars, because they were VERY VERY sweet. I did use milk chocolate chips (ghiradelli) and those are pretty large and very sweet in comparison to for instance, hersheys or nestle toll house.

I'm planning to make some more (possibly tonight) and will carefully measure my sugar ingredients and then use semisweet chocolate chips to see if that helps. Either way, we devoured the batch of cookies already! ;)

Kelsey said...

Jenn, using milk chocolate chips (and large ones, at that) would definitely make the cookies much sweeter. I'm not one for overly sweet desserts and I don't think the cookies are super sweet when made with semisweet chips. I'm glad you still liked them and hope your next batch turns out even better!

Jen Almond said...

Mmm! These turned out great! I did add a quarter cup of flour cause we are such high altitude. Still had great taste and texture!

Mary Damron said...

BEST. CHOCOLATE. CHIP. COOKIE. EVER. OMG i just pulled the first batch out of the oven and they are soooo soft and gooey, they'll make you wanna slap your mama! Sorry, my Alabama is showing lol, they're that good

Lauren Mitchell said...

Thank you for this "new" chocochip recipe... I just finished whipping these up... in fact I still have a pan in the oven.
When I bake cookies I always use a standard cookie scoop for uniform shape... and this recipe yielded 26 cookies...
We enjoyed the warm cookies right out of the oven and I'm sure we'll enjoy the rest. Again, thank you for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

I just made these...added a cup of toasted pecans because chocolate chip cookies without nuts make me sad. The dough was a nice consistency and the spread was perfect. In fact, my cookies look just like yours. Yay! They are quite delicious, but I have to say I prefer Ghirardelli's recipe. They are crispier around the edges, yet stay soft and chewy in the middle. Thank you for the great recipe!

Sofia Rivero-Borrell said...

I just made these and they turned out wonderfully delicious!!!! My only problem was that I left them in the oven a little longer because when I took them out after 10 minutes they crumbled (I accidentally crushed one while avoiding getting burned, it was almost raw on the inside).
I also added a little touch of my own... Instead of adding 1C of chocolate, I added 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of toffee bits... I think it worked great!!! hank you for sharing this recipe, I'll certainly try it again.

Kara D said...

These cookies are the best!! Definitely #1 for me right now. :)They taste delicious a few days later, too, which is both good and bad. ;)

Wild Rose Mom said...

what do you think elevation does to this recipe? I live near Calgary, AB and tried this recipe a couple days ago and the dough was extremely dry and crumbly! I added some more butter (about 1/4 cup - all I had left) and the dough formed a bit better - enough to scoop it with a cookie scoop and turn onto a cookie sheet...they didn't flatten at all while baking, they remained nice domed little cookies. They still tasted great, just not sure why the dough was so dry! I double checked the ingredients, I'm pretty sure I didn't miss anything...any ideas?

Eileen said...

I just made these cookies and they didn't spread out at all (very small and dense). I mixed by hand - no mixer. The bottoms baked much faster than the tops, so the next time I will use parchment paper when I bake them. I used margarine instead of butter, eliminated the granulated sugar, and cut the salt by 1/4 tsp. I like the way they taste. I think the cornstarch makes them unique - in a good way. I'll be posting these cookies on my blog tomorrow :) http://thejoyofcaking.wordpress.com

Kelsey said...

Wild Rose, the dough on these should look a bit on the dry side--mine always does. If it is just too dry to even form cookies, try adding milk, one TBSP at a time. I've had some readers do that and they said it worked perfectly.

As for elevation, I've had readers who live in high altitude areas who have actually said this recipe is one of the only ones that works consistently for them. I don't have too many suggestions for high-altitude baking because I've never done it. Wish I could help more!

Tagen Kirk said...

The dough itself is magnificent!! Great recipe!!

Anonymous said...

If your getting flat cookies it might be from using margarine instead of butter?

Dina said...

i don't usually have luck baking choc chip cookies, but i'll try this.

Anonymous said...

These were puffy as advertised but they did not have the same amount of moistness, more cake like which I did not care for.

Anonymous said...

As soon as I found this recipe I went to the store the next day to buy cornstarch. My boyfriend said they are the best chocolate chip cookies he's ever had :0) so glad I made them, they are deliciously addicting ;0) I did mix all by hand though because any chocolate chip recipe I've done with a mixer will come out flat. I've only made the mistake twice ha ha I'd rather just use a little muscle mixing ;0)

Allison C said...

I just finished a batch of these for my dirty boy-roommates and they stuffed their faces! I used half bread flour because its what I had on hand and they came out excellent; soft and chewy. Thanks for the recipe! I will definitely keep this!

Crow's Creek Primitives , Vintage Burlap Lace and Lavender , The Crafter's Nestled Nook said...

OMG , I am so happy I found this recipe ! They are G~R~E~A~T ! Thanks so much for sharing . I made these this morning . I also posted about your recipe here : http://vintagecountryfarmhouse.blogspot.com/

Genevieve Orma said...

Let us simply put that Cooking is like Engineering Design, why? Because in every dish that you prepare must be presentable, creatively designed, taste good, and basically it must be done with speed and precision. Cooking is like an Art, where everything is uniquely combined, the best selection of ingredients, processed with right timing and temperature so that whatever you prepare is a work of Art. Creativity in cooking depends on how an Artist (Chef) modifies the recipe that every detail must be in one direction because each individual has their own taste preferences.

missy said...

These are AH-MAZING!
I have a new go-to CC cookie recipe. They turned out perfect and they tasted delicious!

Found you from pinterest.

Linda said...

I just made these today and they are even better than everyone said. LONgish. I did go ahead and chill the dough for 30 min just to be sure they didn't come out flat. And they were perfect.

Jenni said...

I am betting that the cornstarch absorbs the extra water from the butter, minimizing spread and maximizing cake-y puffiness. They sound lovely. Thanks for sharing them.

Nessa said...

These came out perfect - they even had a nice shape to them. It makes a nice amount of dough, so I froze 1/3, baked about 1/3 (which made 12 cookies) and have 1/3 in the fridge to make fresh cookies again tomorrow. Mine turned out perfect at 6 minutes of cooking time.

Jamie said...

I am baking my second batch of these cookies now. Love them!! I did discover that using stoneware instead of metal baking pans makes a difference. The metal works much better (I line with parchment paper for easy clean-up). I also used milk chocolate chips (the whole bag!!) the first time because I'm a chocoholic. LOL This time I'm trying it with butterscotch chips because that's what I had on hand. Can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing such a fabulous recipe!!

Nicole @WonkyW said...

Hi! I tried this recipe several months back and loved it. I just wanted to let you know that I posted about it on my blog. Using my own photos and linking back to your recipe. Thanks for the delicious cookies! Nicole - wonkywonderful.com

Kim said...

I made mine and they are THE BEST COOKIES EVER!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Made these today and they were wonderful! I just need to be a little more watchful and be sure not to bake too long. Thanks for the recipe!

Leah L. said...

These cookies have been amazing EVERY single time I've made them, and I make them a LOT because my husband adores them. They're nice and fluffy, chewy, and so delicious. Thank you for such an amazing recipe!

Anonymous said...

These are my absolute favorite chocolate chip cookies. I've made them so many times, and they're always perfect. Fluffy, soft, and amazing. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

Kristina johnston said...

I tried making these about 2 weeks ago and they didn't burn but they turned out way too hard and crispy. I just made them again and left them in for 7 minutes and they are absolute heaven! Whenever I make cookies if I follow the recommended cooking time, they turn out over done. I don't live in high altitude so I don't know if it's my oven or what, but these are amazing! Thanks

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