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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 12-15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 36 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


The best chocolate chip cookies are the ones that are right in front of you. However if I have a choice, this cookie, filled with 14 oz of chocolate and just 7 ingredients, is hands down my go to chocolate chip cookie! Just don’t forget to chill before baking!


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2 sticks unsalted butter, melted and somewhat cooled

1 1/4 c packed dark brown sugar

2 t vanilla

1 egg plus 1 egg yolk

2 c flour

1 t kosher salt

14 oz dark or semisweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate


  • Combine melted butter and brown sugar in the bowl of a free standing mixer.
  • Beat until mixture is thick and well mixed and looks a bit like peanut butter.
  • Add vanilla and egg plus yolk. Beat well.
  • Slowly add flour and salt. Add chocolate. Do not skimp!
  • Chill a minimum of 6 hours and up to 3 days. I prefer to make the dough one day and bake the next.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400. Scoop mixture into balls about the size of a tablespoon.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes. I usually average about 12 minutes. They should be golden brown around the edges, but not too golden, unless you want a crisp cookie. If you like a chewy cookie always err on the lower time. They may not look done but generally cookie dough still bakes for 1-2 minutes after you take them out of the oven.