Our Family’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe February 27, 2020 Oh. My. Goodness. You guys… the time has come! I can finally share our family’s best ever chocolate chip cookie recipe. The search is over! Over this past holiday season, I’ve taken it upon myself to develop the best chocolate chip cookie recipe… well, best for our family, at least. It was quite the adventure. After (happily) testing a variety of cookies, we realized that we liked the chewier variety (but not too chewy) with a crispy edge. What Ingredients Do You Need to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies? Chocolate chip cookies are a basic recipe that every household needs. Luckily, it doesn’t require any complicated ingredients. In fact, you likely have all the required ingredients in your pantry already! In my recent post, I broke down the structure of a chocolate chip cookie, dissecting its anatomy and exploring the science behind America’s beloved dessert. Chocolate chip cookies are my ultimate fave, so this was super fun to do! Butter Makes it Better For my particular recipe, I opted for softened butter. Many recipes call for melted butter, which results in a greasier cookie. However, I wanted to keep the structure a bit more sturdy for our batch. Give Me all the Brown Sugar! Most chocolate chip cookies use an equal amount of granulated sugar and brown sugar. On my last article, I talked about the role of brown sugar, and how it gives cookies a softer consistency. I was a little heavy-handed with the brown sugar for our recipe. However, I made sure to keep a close eye on the granulated sugar and its measurements. It’s all about structure, and I didn’t want an extremely floppy cookie. Okay, okay – that’s enough babbling. It’s cookie time! How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies Our Family’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Finally! We whipped up our family's best version of our chocolate chip cookies... we hope you enjoy these sweet treats as much as we do! Print Recipe Pin Recipe Course DessertCuisine American Ingredients ½ cup unsalted butter softened6 tbsp granulated sugar½ cup + 2 tbsp brown sugar packed1 large egg room temperature1 tsp vanilla extract1 2/3 all-purpose flour½ tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt1 cup milk chocolate chips Instructions In a large bowl, cream together butter and both sugars. Add egg and vanilla and mix all ingredients together. In a separate bowl, sift together all dry ingredients: flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix together until cookie dough forms. Use a spatula to fold in the chocolate chips. Wrap cookie dough in plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (however, more is better!) Once the cookie dough is done chilling, remove from the fridge and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out 1 inch spheres from the cookie dough. Place each one gently on your baking sheet, keeping them about an inch and a half apart from each other. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack. Serve with milk and enjoy! Keyword chocolate chip cookies, cookies, homemade cookies I’m so glad our family’s dream cookies finally came true! What’s your take on the classic chocolate chip cookie? Tell me about the best cookies you’ve ever had in the comments below! Comments Heather says February 27, 2020 at 9:02 pm This is pretty similar to the recipe we use. We love chocolate chip cookies and can bake and eat them every week! Reply katrina Kroeplin says February 27, 2020 at 9:34 pm those look delish! i will def have to try out your recipe. saving right now. Reply Monica says February 27, 2020 at 11:18 pm Nothing beats the perfect slightly chewy home made chocolate chip cookie. I will be trying this recipe because I feel like I haven’t found the perfect one yet. Reply Catalina says February 28, 2020 at 1:13 am I love chocolate chip cookies but I don’t have a family recipe yet! I will definitely try yours! Reply Lisa Joy Thompson says February 28, 2020 at 4:32 am We love chocolate chip cookies at our house too. As I’ve experimented with our favorite recipe, I’ve discovered that I like ours to be made with mostly brown sugar as well. Reply Toni says February 28, 2020 at 5:21 am I am sure my kids won’t be able to stop eating these cookies! They look so good! Reply Ruth I says February 28, 2020 at 4:45 pm This is what I like in chocolate chip cookie too. Soft but has crispy edges. I will be trying this out. Yummy! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Recipe Rating Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.