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Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies have a little crisp to their outer shell but are soft on the inside, and extra chewy. They're easy to make (you don't even need a mixer!), no chilling the dough, and they stay soft for days. This is the perfect chocolate chip cookies recipe you've been searching for!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 208kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 2 cups + 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 Tablespoons butter (1 1/2 sticks) melted and cooled until warm
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large + 1 egg yolk egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (or milk chocolate)


  • Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat.
  • Melt the butter for about 45 seconds in the microwave, until it's almost completely melted. Remove and stir it, allowing any remaining butter to melt. Allow the butter to cool until it's almost room temperature, but still a liquid.
  • In a medium bowl mix together flour, salt, and baking soda. 
  • In a separate large mixing bowl mix the butter and sugars together until well combined. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and stir until combined. 
  • Stir in the dry ingredients and chocolate chips, just until combined. The dough will be soft.
  • Gently scoop dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Store in an airtight container.



Adapted from Cooks Illustrated


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.3mg