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As a professional chef and baker, I've made my share of cookie recipes over the years. Whether it's my Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies, easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies, Best Ever Oatmeal Cookies, I have you covered with tips and techniques for perfect cookies every time.

Top Tips for your Cookies:

  • Aging your Dough I used to age my dough 3 to 5 days in advance because aging your dough over time helps develop more flavor and gives a lovely texture to your cookies.
  • Chilling your Dough  Chilling your dough helps keep your cookies from spreading while baking.
  • Can I use Egg Substitutes in cookie recipes? YES! I have an egg substitute chart you can use for most of my recipes.
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My Best Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

4.5 from 358 votes
Gemma's Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

Chef-tested and approved, I will show you how to make my Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe and why it will give you perfect chocolate chip cookies!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 14 cookies
Calories: 320 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (8 oz/240g) butter
  • cups (7 1/2oz/225g) light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup (6oz/180g) white granulated/caster sugar
  • cups (12 1/2oz/355g) all-purpose flour/plain flour
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs*
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract , optional
  • 2 cups (12oz/360g) bittersweet chocolate chunks
Instructions
  1. Whisk the flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl melt the butter. Add in both white and brown sugars and whisk vigorously for about 1 minute.
  3. Whisk in one egg to the sugar-butter mixture, stirring until it's fully mixed in. Scrape the sides of the bowl with your spatula.
  4. Whisk in the second egg and the vanilla and scrape the sides of bowl again.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir with the spatula to fully combine. Make sure you've scraped the bottom of the bowl and there are no streaks of dry ingredients left. Stir in the chocolate chips. The dough will be soft but DON'T add more flour. It needs to be chilled now to firm up.
  6. IMPORTANT NOTE: Chill the dough for a minimum of 1 hour. This will make it easier to scoop and you cookies will keep their shape better while baking. (This dough can be made and kept in the fridge for 7 days. The dough also freezes really well)
  7. Scoop 14 balls of cookie dough (1/4 cup/100g each) and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Leave some space between the cookies as they spread out during baking.
  8. Bake the cookies at 375°F (190°C) for 12 minutes, or until the edges are set and the cookie is beginning to turn golden brown throughout, but still doughie in the middle. It is really important you don't over bake these cookies otherwise the won't be soft in the middle.

  9. Let cool on the sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Store them at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. #
  11. The raw dough can be frozen for up to 8 weeks.

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Recipe Notes

If you want to replace the eggs use any of the replacements for cookies on my egg substitutes chart. Just note your results will not be exactly the same as mine.

If you don't have Brown Sugar you can easily make it at home.

Bittersweet chocolate is about 70% cocoa solids. You will find this information on the label of a good chocolate bar.

*Aging the dough: Make and store the dough in the fridge for up to 7 days. The flavor and texture will just get better over time.

Nutrition Facts
Gemma's Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 Cookie)
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 443mg 18%
Potassium 16mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 29g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 22%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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