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The PERFECT Chocolate Chip Cookie

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 2 dozen


  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and mix until just combined.
  • Mix in the salt and baking soda.
  • With the mixer on low, add all three cups of flour. The mixture will become crumbly, but don’t worry, it will come together. As soon as it starts to come together, mix on med-high for about 45 seconds.
  • Dump in the chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Form dough into balls with a cookie scoop (about 2 tablespoons).
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the tops are slightly brown.
  • As you bring the cookie sheet out of the oven, give it a good BANG on the counter. Let the cookies cook for 10 minutes and then remove to cooling rack.


  • Don’t over mix your cookie dough, this will cause the dough to get too overworked.
  • Make all dough balls the same size, so they cook evenly.
  • Don’t overbake! Bring them out when they are slightly golden. They finish cooking on the cookie sheet.
  • This may be weird, but give that cookie sheet a good BANG. It makes the cookies the perfect shape and thickness.