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Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe By Tessa Arias
October 23rd, 2020
4.92 from 446 votes
4.92 from 446 votes

Ultra thick Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies feature golden brown edges with ooey and gooey centers. This easy recipe can be made in 30 minutes! Download my free Cookie Customization Guide here!

Yield: 26 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Full of sweet butterscotch & chocolate flavors, exactly how a chocolate chip cookie should taste!
Texture: Thick and chock full of gooey chocolate with slightly crisp edges.
Ease: No special ingredients, equipment, or skills needed!
Pros: Easy everyday delightful chocolate chip cookie recipe. I think you’ll love this one.
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? I’ve already made this recipe many times and have the dough in my freezer for when the craving strikes.

My favorite type of recipe to bake is absolutely COOKIES. They’re so fun and simple but they can teach us SO much about the science of baking.

My Ultimate Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies is still one of my most popular posts. It’s been visited by over half a million people!

Overhead shot of easy chocolate chip cookie recipe

That post actually inspired the creation of The Ultimate Cookie Handbook. And THOUSANDS of you have purchased that book. So I think it’s clear that we’re all obsessed with cookies here.

That’s why I’m SO thrilled to be sharing this recipe for Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies with you today. In my opinion, it’s the perfect easy everyday chocolate chip cookie recipe. This homemade recipe is simple to make, and yields thick beautiful cookies that are golden brown, crisp at the edges, and gooey at the center.

Watch the video below to step into my kitchen and see exactly how to bake these delicious cookies with me. I give tons of tips and tricks for getting perfectly thick cookies, and you can see what every step should look like!

There’s actually a time-lapse video shot of these cookies cooling right after I took them out of the oven. You can see that they hardly shrink or deflate as they cool. If you only beat the butter and sugar for 2 to 3 minutes max, your cookies shouldn’t deflate!

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies ingredients and cookie dough

Best ooey gooey bakery style chocolate chip cookies stacked

How to Make The Best Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

How to make soft chocolate chip cookies:

The key is to take the cookies out of the oven just before they look like they’re done baking. They should still appear slightly wet in the very center. The residual heat of the oven and pan will finish cooking the cookies through to soft perfection.

Also be sure to measure your flour correctly. Too much flour will lead to dry, dense, or crumbly cookies that barely spread. Check out my article on How to Measure Flour here, it’ll forever improve your baking!

Why are my chocolate chip cookies flat?

Be sure your butter is at a cool room temperature before beating with your sugar. It shouldn’t be greasy or overly soft otherwise it’ll melt and spread the cookies too much.

The warmer your cookie dough is when it enters the oven, the thinner and flatter your cookies will be. To prevent flat cookies, try freezing your balls of cookie dough while your oven preheats. Learn more about how to bake THICK cookies here.

Better yet, refrigerate your cookie dough for 24 to 48 hours. This ‘marination’ process will transform your cookies by making them thicker, chewier, and more flavorful! Plus, this is a perfect way to make your cookies ahead of time. Read more about the magic of chilling your cookie dough here. NOTE: chilling is OPTIONAL for this recipe but will enhance your cookies!

comparison of chocolate chip cookies baked immediately vs chilled

How to make chewy chocolate chip cookies:

One of the keys to CHEWY cookies is to use more brown sugar than granulated sugar. The molasses in the brown sugar draws in more moisture, making the cookies thicker, softer, and chewier.

For extra chewy cookies, try adding an extra egg yolk to this recipe. You can also replace half or all of the all-purpose flour in this recipe with bread flour for an ultra chewy bite.

How to bake chocolate chip cookies:

For the BEST chocolate chip cookies, make the recipe below keeping these top tips in mind:

  1. Use a kitchen scale to measure your ingredients for the BEST most consistent results
  2. Make the recipe exactly as written, without substitutions, at least the first time you bake it

Use the correct baking pan and a spring loaded cookie scoop for bakery quality cookies at home.

How to Keep Chocolate Chip Cookies Fresh

The best cookies are the freshest, there’s no magical way around that. However, here’s a few tricks to keeping them fresh and soft for as long as possible!

Can you freeze chocolate chip cookies?

I love cookies straight from the oven the best. I always keep pre-scooped balls of cookie dough in a Ziploc bag in my freezer so I can bake cookies off and have them warm from the oven in a matter of minutes whenever I want. Here are more tips for freezing cookie dough.

But for those times when you need to keep already baked cookies soft, there are my tips. First of all, most cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temp for up to 5 days. Be sure they are completely cooled before storing.

How to keep cookies soft:

To keep your baked cookies soft, you can add an apple wedge, piece of bread, or a tortilla on the top and bottom of the cookies to the container a day or two after baking them, or whenever you find the texture starting to harden. The moisture from the bread or apple will migrate to your cookies, making them soft and chewy again.

A tortilla is a new favorite of mine because it takes up much less room than a slice of bread, and doesn’t transfer any flavors or aromas like an apple wedge. Not to mention it fits into a round cookie tin pretty perfectly.

How to refresh stored cookies:

What I like to do is reheat and refresh the cookies in a 350°F oven for 3-5 minutes. Your toaster oven should work just fine. This improves the texture and there’s nothing like a warm chocolate chip cookie!

Bite taken out of thick bakery style chocolate chip cookies

More Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

See ALL of my chocolate chip cookie recipes & cookie baking tips here!

4.92 from 446 votes

How to make
Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 26 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Ultra thick Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies feature golden brown edges with ooey and gooey centers. This easy recipe can be made in 30 minutes! Download my free Cookie Customization Guide here!


  • 3 cups (380 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 sticks (227 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups (247 grams) lightly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 cups (340 grams) semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla and eggs. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. If time permits, wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 24 hours but no more than 72 hours. This allows the dough to “marinate” and makes the cookies thicker, chewier, and more flavorful. Let dough sit at room temperature just until it is soft enough to scoop.
  5. Divide the dough into 3-tablespoon sized balls using a large cookie scoop and drop onto prepared baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  7. Although I prefer cookies fresh from the oven, these can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days. See post for storage tips.

Recipe Video

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chips, chocolate cookies, cookies

Photos by Jess Larson.


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Tessa Arias

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I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Jenny from — February 19, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Yum, I am a huge cookie monster and chocolate chip is my favorite, will definitely have to try these!

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      Tessa — February 20, 2018 at 9:42 am

      🙂 🙂 🙂

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    Alyssa — February 19, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Hi Tessa! How many days will these cookies stay tasting fresh for?

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      alivia — August 16, 2020 at 3:10 pm

      Do these cookies taste good!

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    Deborah Pannell — February 19, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    How long will these cookies stay fresh? I want to make about 100 of them to take on a 5 day trip!

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      Tessa — February 20, 2018 at 9:39 am

      Hi Deborah! You can store them in an airtight container for up to 5 days, if you add an apple wedge, piece of bread, or a tortilla on the top and bottom of the cookies. The moisture from the bread or wedge will migrate to your cookies, keeping them soft and chewy 🙂

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      Dhruvi — August 4, 2020 at 8:46 pm

      Heyy Ma’am. I just love cookies but there is a problem. I’m a pure vegetarian and I can’t have eggs..Please help me with this situation please post an eggless recipe. Thanks❤

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        Neal Cochran — October 24, 2020 at 3:28 pm

        I used bob’s red mill egg replacer twice with this recipe and it worked great. This recipe makes great cookies.

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        Pickle — April 17, 2021 at 10:43 am

        Do you mean vegan ‍♀️

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    Joanne Denise Bachman — February 19, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    I’m always looking for chocolate chip cookie recipes, my cookies are always flat ,I’ll try these and see how they turn out I hope yummy

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    Sandy Mac — February 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Hi I love cookies but now have to have glutin free ones and natural unrefined sugars or sweeteners (honey, Stevia, coconut sugar or monk fruit). So can I use almond flour and coconut palm sugar or ones I mentioned above? What do you suggest? Thanks

    Regards, I miss my cookies…..Sandy

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    Karen — February 22, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I have searched for a great chocolate chip cookie recipe and this is it!!! I just made a batch and feel sick from eating too many. 🙂 I baked them straight away but am looking forward to refrigerating or “marinating” the dough the next time. Thanks again for ending my search!

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      Tessa — February 26, 2018 at 1:29 pm

      Haha!! This makes me so happy. I’m curious – did you find the cookies improved after refrigerating the dough?

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      Mia — May 17, 2020 at 4:50 am

      Made this recipe with the exact recipe and they turned out like flat cakes??? Literally a cake but shaped like a cookie, I’m very confused, what went wrong?

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        SHIRLEY — October 24, 2020 at 11:13 pm

        Butter from different regions contain different amounts of liquid in them Try refrigerating them. A few hours is good, overnight is better

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        Lea — May 6, 2021 at 1:46 pm

        Did you follow the directions about the butter? She mentioned if the butter is too warm they will melt.

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    Ginny — February 23, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    So disappointed! Baked these cookies today after following the recipe exactly & refrigerated the cookie dough for two days. Made chocolate chip “rocks” that were so dry & cakey 🙁

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      Tessa — February 26, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      Oh no! It sounds like you may have accidentally added in too much flour, Ginny! It’s a common issue. I’d definitely recommend using a kitchen scale to weigh your flour when baking 🙂

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    Jen — February 24, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    So I made these and followed the recipe exactly and they came out AMAZING! I made another batch but used dark brown sugar instead as I had no light brown sugar, refrigerated them for about 16 or so hours, took them out and baked them about 30 min after they came out of the fridge ( still hard to scoop at first) and they are so so oily! I used parchment paper ( no spray at all), not sure what happened this time around, they seemed to have to cook longer but now have that weird over cooked taste but wet look, any suggestions?

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      Tessa — February 26, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      Hmmm how strange… I’m wondering if something else went awry?! I can’t think of any reason why dark brown sugar would yield oily dough 🙁

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      Kristin — March 20, 2021 at 4:59 pm

      I also used dark brown sugar and they were a little oilier than a normal chocolate chip cookie but after being in the fridge over night they cooked up perfectly. I did have to bake them a bit longer than the recipe said. But over all they were still great!!

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        Tessa — March 22, 2021 at 1:10 pm

        Happy to hear it worked for you and that you loved the recipe!

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    Cheyenne — February 25, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    I made this dough last night and baked them this morning. They are SO GOOD! I have tried so many chocolate chip cookie recipes looking for the perfect one and these might just be it! I used half semisweet chips and half bittersweet chunks and they were perfect. These are thick, soft in the middle, crisp around the edges and absolutely delicious. I would definitely recommend baking these bakery style chocolate chip cookies as soon as possible. Wishing I had not given them all away now as I drool on my keyboard. Haha. Thanks Tessa for another great recipe!

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      Tessa — February 26, 2018 at 1:27 pm

      Haha! This is the best comment ever! Thanks so much, Cheyenne 🙂 🙂

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      Abi — September 30, 2019 at 2:17 pm

      What temperature should I use if using fan assisted. I hear you reduce by 20 F

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    Renee — February 26, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    These are the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made! I wasn’t a fan of chocolate chip cookies but now I am! I used vegan butter, egg subtitute and sucanat sugar (after grinding). I broke off a piece of the dough and put it in the fridge for about six minutes and about 10 minutes in the freezer. The rest I kept in the fridge for 24 hours. The freezer batch did not fall. I’ll find out about the rest of the dough in two days. But, yes I will keep this recipe and make over and over again.

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    Theresa — February 28, 2018 at 9:39 am

    These are my new GO TO chocolate chip cookie recipe. Will be making these for my grandkids!!

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    Sayaka — March 1, 2018 at 12:01 am

    I made these cookies today.
    They tasted amazing, but spread a little bit too much even though I followed your recipe exactly, using kitchen scale. What did I do wrong?

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      Anneke — September 14, 2019 at 4:10 am

      Followed the recipe to the T but have spread and turned into one giant sheet pan cookie!? Tastes fantastic but disappointed because they don’t look very appetizing.

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    Julie — March 3, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Made the dough last night and stuck it in the fridge. Baked a batch of cookies for an after-dinner treat tonight. After taking one bite, my husband looked at me and said, “from now on, don’t make chocolate chip cookies using any other recipe.” Thanks so much for the recipe! It was a hit in our house!

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    Carly — March 4, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    So so good. I put a batch in the freezer while my oven heated, like you recommended. Nice and plump cookies, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. I’m freezing the rest.

  15. # — March 4, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    I bought my own oven at taobao and i will take it today from 4PX! I am soooo excited to try this! It will be my first cookie baked on my new 30L oven from TAOBAO! I hope we three (me, oven and your recipe of Bakery Style Choc Chip Cookie)can be good friends the first time haha!

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    Jessica — March 5, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    What kind of fine sea salt do you use? Do you use the type that comes in a grinder?

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    Lisa — March 5, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    I made these….I thought I followed it to a “tee”. But I must have done something wrong. They taste good but they came out completely flat. And they all ran into each other on the baking sheet. Not sure what I did wrong. Thank you, Tessa, for your wonderful website and delicious recipes. I use TONS of your recipes!!!

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    Rachel — March 6, 2018 at 9:51 am

    These are hands down the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made! They are super easy to make and my entire family loves them! Thank you Tessa for the magnificent recipe!

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    Cheryl Ludden — March 7, 2018 at 11:10 am

    I found this recipe after I followed another chocolate chip cookie recipe that ended up being flatter than a pancake with chocolate chip bumps. I have tried several chocolate chip recipes over the years & stopped trying because they never come out how I want them. My niece is home from college for spring beak & asked for chocolate chip cookies – of all the cookies I make well, she had to pick the one I cant make if my life depended on it. Until now….. I made this recipe exactly as written – weighing the ingredients instead of measuring – & they came out AMAZING!! My sister & niece said these are the best chocolate chip cookies they have ever had. They are still raving about them days later. Thank you for sharing such an amazing recipe.

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    Mia — March 8, 2018 at 2:39 am

    What an amazing looking recipe <3 Just wondering, is there any way I could simply replace butter with olive oil? Or canola or coconut oil? Thanks !

  21. #
    Marlene — March 13, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    I don’t have fine sea salt, can table salt or kosher salt work? Thanks!

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    Daniah Khan — March 14, 2018 at 10:01 pm


    I just noticed that your video says a splash of vanilla extract while the recipe has vanilla written on it. Which one do we use?

  23. #
    Cindy — March 15, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    I just made your cookies and they are awesome!! Thank you so very much.

  24. #
    Samina — March 22, 2018 at 2:50 am’s just awesome am baking few ..Am a baking maniac too..i simply enjoy dping so..soon will be posting the picture pf my baked cookie….hurray

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    Wen — March 29, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Because I have young grandchildren I made half of recipe tablespoon size. They are delicious. I live in Hawaii and sometimes the humidity can wreck havoc on baked goods. Home. Bakers you must give these a try. I’m freezing the 3 tablespoon size for now. Will comment after I bake and eat them. Wen

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    Pam — March 31, 2018 at 12:08 am

    This cookies are amazing. My husband likes crispier cookies. I’ve ready your cookie guide and thought of inverting the sugar measurements. Would I need to tweak anything else? Thanks for all your baking experiments so we don’t have to go through it.

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    Sharon — April 2, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    how would I make this in a 12″ pizza pan?

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    yasmine — April 3, 2018 at 10:43 am

    I’m in 6th grade and I want to be a kids baking champion. I tried this recipe and my little brother loved it I also want to open up a bakery when I made this recipe and saw that everybody LOVED it it made me feel good about myself and made me feel empowered;that I can accomplish my goals! Thanks for everything!

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    yasmine — April 3, 2018 at 10:44 am

    I’m in 6th grade and I want to be a kids baking champion. I tried this recipe and my little brother loved it I also want to open up a bakery when I made this recipe and saw that everybody LOVED it it made me feel good about myself and made me feel empowered;that I can accomplish my goals! Thanks for everything!I love your recipes

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    Hafsa — April 6, 2018 at 4:49 am

    Hi, This recipe was soooooo delicious, I absolutely love the taste. The outside is crunchy and the inside is nice and chewy. However, my cookies did not spread as much as I would have like them to and I did make sure to use baking soda. So I am not sure why my cookies didn’t spread overall the taste was great so absolutely loved them.

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      Tessa — April 9, 2018 at 9:13 am

      Try reducing the flour by 2 tablespoons!

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    Barbarainnc — April 9, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Can the Bakery Style and Ultimate Chocolate Chip cookies be baked on a Silpat mat??

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      Tessa — April 11, 2018 at 12:20 pm


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    noel — April 11, 2018 at 3:30 am

    made these cookies for my grandchildren very next day my grandson asked me for the recipe and made them himself he is 11 yrs old he said they were the best choc chip cookies ever he went on to say this was the best thing i ever made so happy i found you keep up the good work thank you.looking forward to more noel

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    Tharif — April 12, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Hi Tessa. Thanks for this incredible recipe! Made the first time and had it in the fridge overnight and it turn out PERFECT! Can I freeze the dough if so for how long and also would you recommend scooping on a tray and freeze it or just freeze the whole batch of dough. TIA

  34. #
    Marie — April 15, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Best chocolate chip cookie recipe EVER! My new go to recipe… My co-workers are going to love these!

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    Alison — April 16, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    These cookies are DELICIOUS! I chilled the dough for 24 hours. Mine puffed up quite a bit, and we’re so chewy and gooey inside. My new go-to cookie recipe. Thank you!!

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    Denisse — April 18, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Flower or corn tortilla? Raw or cooked?

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    Kelly — April 23, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    This recipe is the bomb! I have been trying chocolate chip cookie recipes for about a month and this one is perfection! I love the thickness, gooey center, buttery taste and the flavor is the best! I chilled them in the fridge a little over 24 hours and the difference in flavor is just so much better! I can now quit looking for the perfect recipe for I have found it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    hotmail sign in — May 2, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Looks so good! I want to try it now.

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    Toni Michele Smith — May 17, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    I just made these….they where great….but I added 2 packs of chocolate chips…..Yummy!

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    Mariss — May 20, 2018 at 6:54 am

    These sound great but I’m confused a bit. I have always understood and experienced baking soda to flatten cookies and baking powder to add volume. As yours calls for 2 tsp rather than 1 for the amount of butter compared to the rest of ingredients.
    I want to try these but will make half batch first to see how they turn out for me using my scale as well.

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    Lisa — May 22, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Followed the recipe exactly. Made a test batch of 6 cookies right after mixing. Baked as directed at 350 F on the convection setting of my oven. They were very tasty, but seemed more “cakey” than I expected. I put the remainder in the fridge overnight and baked the rest at 350 F but not on the convection setting this time. These were much better!! Soft, chewy, and gooey. Much less “cakey” this way. 12 minutes was the perfect baking time for my oven. Thanks for sharing!

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    Olivia Jardes — May 22, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Wow! I love these cookies. Especially the ones that have chocolate drops .. I spend a fortune buying them at the supermarket, without having the slightest idea that they are not complicated to be prepared. Very good! Thanks for the content .. it will make me save a lot and I will definitely eat them made on time ..

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    Amanda — May 23, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Hi, thanks for this recipe. It worked out beautifully for the small batch I made before refrigerating the dough. For some reason after refrigerating, they spread a lot more and were not as thick. Any ideas why? Also, any suggestions for how to not have every sheet of cookies turn out differently? For some reason that’s how mine seem to go! Thank you!

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    Arlene — May 24, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Can you tell us the Nutritional info for the chocolate chip cookies. Thank you

  45. # sign in — May 26, 2018 at 4:40 am

    Yummy Recipe!!! Water in Mouth Ahh

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    imi jess — May 27, 2018 at 2:10 am

    i followed the recipe perfectly and the cookies came out amazing! The best recipe i have ever used. I am selling these cookies at school so i can share the joy. Can’t wait to try this recipe again!

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    Sheila — May 27, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Re Jens complaint about using dark brown sugar and ending up with an oily taste and a stronger taste…. i think that there is more molasses in the darker sugar which might explain the difference and the overbaked taste would be the darker sugar carmelizng sooner. What you might do next time is to increase the white sugar and decrease the dark brown sugar.

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    Julia — May 27, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    By far the BEST chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made!

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    Jasmine — May 31, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    I made these cookies and they were so goood! I baked two at the same time but the bottom batch was burned ): Luckily it was the smaller batch! ^-^ Anyways, when making the cookies don’t bake them on the bottom of the oven. BTW, I’m selling these cookies to make money for our end of the year party! Everyone wants one now after i gave some people a few for free since i had to many. 6/5 stars

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    Lisa Smith — June 4, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Haven’t baked my cookies yet as they “marinating”., but the dough tastes awesome! I just wanted to point out that the eggs are missing from the written step by step. I noticed that someone had dry cakey cookies which missing the eggs when creaming surely would cause this. Happy baking!

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    Morgan — June 5, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    I tried this recipe and am unsure where i went wrong! I folllowed this recipe exactly and for whatever reason, my cookies are bulky and look more like scones than cookies! They’re still pretty tasty, I’m just super confused at what i did to make them turn out this way

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    Phyl Ferrentino — June 6, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Hi Tessa – I have made these cookies several times – it’s my new go to chocolate chip recipe – I have bee baking for over 50 years – this is the moist chocolaty moist & tender cookie ❤️

    My family loves them & they totally agree

    It’s never to late to learn new recipes & cooking techniques

    Ty again
    Phyl Ferrentino ❤️

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    caylen — June 7, 2018 at 9:46 am

    me and my family loved it

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    caylen — June 7, 2018 at 9:50 am

    me and my family loved it that we made them over and over again

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    hotmail login — June 8, 2018 at 5:11 am

    After seeing this post, chocolate chip cookies are ALL I am craving. These look so delicious, soft but crisp on the outside and chewy – just how I like them!

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    Joseph — June 13, 2018 at 7:20 am

    Hi Tessa, I am a bit confuse on the All purpose Flour, is it 3 cups or 1 cup but in Grams it says 380 grams. Isn’t it 1 cup is equal to 340g? I bake the cookie but its hard. Thanks and more power.I am learning many things from you. God bless!

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    Jessica Whitcomb — June 17, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Ugh, my office mates are going to hate me. I’ve made this recipe 4 times within the last two months and have brought them into work. They are AMAZING. The absolute best Chocolate Chip Cookies, ever. This will forever be my go to recipe. I literally cannot stop making them.

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    Kristina — June 22, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Amazing! This recipe is absolutely the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I’ve ever found. It has the right amount of salt to balance the sweet and the cookies are big and chewy. So good! Too bad I’m making them for someone else or I’d eat them all myself! Hahaha. Thank you for this recipe!!

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    Landon — June 22, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Too salty, use 1/2 tsp of salt instead of the suggested 1 tsp. When I put the full tsp in the recipe, my gut and experience told me it was too much, and sure enough it was. You can never have too little salt

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    serena trika — June 22, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    i made these cookies for my friends birthday and they turned out PERFECT! perfect amount of sweetness and saltiness

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    Jmbw — June 30, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Can I use ground oatmeal for part of the flour? How much would you suggest? Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    Cece — July 2, 2018 at 1:52 am

    This is by far the best cookie recipe I have EVER made. Watched the video and made exactly as how she advised, kept in the fridge for over 24 hours, portioned and put back in the fridge until I was ready to bake. They came out so delicious, thick, and gooey. I usually never write reviews, but this recipe was just SO good I wanted to do it the justice it deserves. Highly recommend making these!

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      Tessa — July 2, 2018 at 7:52 am

      Thanks so much for taking the time to share this, Cece!! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe 🙂

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    Jeff — July 5, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    My son and I made 3 different recipes for chocolate chip cookies this week and these are by far the best……….or we just nailed this one.

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    Peg — July 7, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! Mine don’t spread in the oven so they came out puffed up like mini cakes. I baked them for15 mins and golden brown on top. Thanks for any advice!

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    Sophie — July 10, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    These cookies didn’t taste like the ones from the bakery, they tasted like the cookies my dogs make.

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    Aya — July 15, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    This recipe makes the BEST chocolate chip cookie ever!! It is also the first chocolate chip cookie recipe that I follow and it comes out looking EXACTLY like in the video! measuring by grams truly does the magic! Until now, I made this recipe 3 times! And everyone who eats one ALWAYS compliments it!! A friend of mine said once that they taste just like the cookies from Subway!

    I’ve had a problem with the cookies flattening out as they bake and the trick was to freeze them and adding 10 more grams of flour! (flour in Germany is a bit different than the flour in the US). I froze my last batch for a couple of days, which improved the taste of the cookies!

    Thank you very much for taking your time and developing this devine recipe, Tessa! I wish you could see a photo of the cookies that I made following your awesome recipe.

    greetings from Germay <3

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    Sham — July 30, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Hi, Tessa! Your chocolate chip cookies look heavenly & I cannot wait to bake them this weekend! I would like to know if I may substitute all-purpose flour with wheat flour instead. Please advise.
    Greetings from Malaysia 🙂

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    Kiya — August 1, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    Hi, I was just wondering what is the best flour brand to use for this recipe?

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    Kiya — August 3, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    Can you tell me why the cookies came out cakey….I followed the instructions exactly yet the color was too light and the cookie was cakey… is there a certain flour I should use?

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    Kenny — August 4, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    I used cannabis butter for this recipe and wow its a great one!

  71. #
    Karin — August 5, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    The perfect cookie recipe!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this I blew away my family with these!

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    Melissa Brown — August 9, 2018 at 6:17 am

    I wasn’t sure about baking a cookie for 15 minutes so I tested it. Only 4 went on the pan. OMG! They were great. My daughter loved them just as well… Thank you! I’ll be on this site quite a bit I think

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    Steve — August 10, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Hi, I followed the recipe to the letter and the cookies turned out absolutely amazing. The kids gave their seal of approval. Pity they won’t get to eat the rest as they are for a fundraiser! I will however, be making them again as they are soooo good!

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    Jes — August 29, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Can I use whole wheat flour for this recipe or coconut flour?

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      Lisa — August 14, 2020 at 9:22 pm

      How can I sub for whole wheat flour?
      Any suggestions for other flours: kumat, spelt? other?

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    Rodella — September 1, 2018 at 7:12 am

    I just made a batch of these babies! They are amazingly delicious!! The sweetness is just right. The crispiness of the sides lasts long for I left it displayed on the deassert table at a party. Did everything in what the recipe said, it turned out perfect!! This is now my go to chocolatw chip cookie recipe! I was so excited to so this. Guess what? it was my ever first time ever baking cookings EVER! Thank you so much for the recipe!

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    Lisa — September 8, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    This has been our family CCC recipe since the day you posted it! Perfection! I just sent a double batch to my son at college and he made quick friends sharing in his freshman dorm! Thanks for your great tortilla tip— I slipped one in each ziploc bag to stay fresh and it worked! Of course it was only needed for shipping time because once they arrived, the cookies disappeared as soon as he opened the box!! Just wanted you to know your part in sharing some love across the miles.

  77. #
    Ann — September 9, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Hi Tessa –
    What is the difference between this cookie recipe and your Ultimate Chocolate Chip cookie recipe?

  78. #
    Raluca — September 15, 2018 at 12:38 am

    Great recipe! Definitely one to keep! I made sure to follow the instructions carefully and the result was gratifying! I kept the dough in the fridge for about 14 hours and baked the cookies for 15 minutes.
    Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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    Janel Hassell — September 15, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Hi Tessa,

    I made the batter, placed in the frig ovenight. Took out the next day. After 30 minutes scooped to bake. Was still a little hard. After baking for about 15 minutes, they were a little thicker than I thought they would be. I used a 2.4 inch/6 cm scoop. Why?

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    jack — September 19, 2018 at 2:53 am

    look bloody goergeous

  81. #
    Nicole — September 25, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Good flavor but not a fan of the texture. These came out too puffy/cakey for my liking, compared to other recipes there is a lot more flour in these than I normally use 2-2.5c vs. the 3c in these). I didn’t get crispy edges and a gooey center from these, not even when I used melted butter and all brown sugar.

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    Rebecca — September 27, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Have made these once before both making some right away normal small sized and making some after chilling the dough jumbo bakery sized. The recipe is written for perfection, follow it! These cookies were amazing when they were allowed to marinate and bakery sized. My fiancé claims he “does not like sweets” but the leftover cookies also went MIA overnight! Currently refrigerating the dough now with a small amount put aside without chocolate chips (atrocious, I know). Patiently/not so patiently awaiting the perfection that I know will be in my belly tonight!

  83. #
    Claire — October 4, 2018 at 3:11 am

    Love them!

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    MaryElizabeth — October 6, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Tessa I have been following you for a while and I have to say, these cookies are the BOMB!!!! I have enjoyed reading your articles and test results. This is the first time I have actually tried any of your recipes…I’m so glad I did. I have been making chocolate chip cookies for 44 years and although my cookies are good, I was still searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie. I have tried numerous recipes but they would not meet my standards for the perfect thick, chewy, ,gooey cookie… UNTIL NOW!!!! I followed the recipe exactly except for the salt. I didnt have fine sea salt so I used regular salt but only 1/2 tsp. because I was using SALTED BUTTER. OMG!!!! These are the HOLY GRAIL of Chocolate Chip Cookies and will be my new recipe. KUDOS to you TESSA and THANK YOU for all your articles and recipes.

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    Danielle — October 11, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    They were so good! They came out looking a little dome like probably due to the amount of flour used but that did not bother me at all, they tasted delicious.

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      Onyinye — May 24, 2021 at 4:27 am

      Hello Tessa. I don’t have access to sea salt , just regular table salt. What quantity would I need.
      Can’t wait to bake these cookies.

  86. #
    Heather — October 13, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Love this recipe. I used chocolate, white chocolate, and peanut butter chips. Triple threat Thx

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    Annie — October 16, 2018 at 2:35 am

    I made this cookie recipe because I was amazed by the good reviews. My cookies taste good and look good too, but a little cakey, although I followed the recipe well. I even put the dough in the fridge to “marinate” it. I don’t know why they didn’t become chewy. I will try to make it again, maybe with less flour?

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    Joyce — October 16, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    This is now my favourite cookie recipe. I love the marinating them & you are right it does improve the flavour.
    I recently made them for a Macmillan Coffee Morning & received numerous compliments. I am now able to hide a secret stash of cookie dough balls in the freezer which can be cooked in 12 minutes. Super impressive

  89. #
    Michael — October 16, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    I lobmve thus recipe, they came out delicious, chewy, soft, and very yummy, my mother used to make cookies from scratch and now I can too thankyou

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    sarah — October 17, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    delish i made them my family and they loved them perfect thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂

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    رزرو هتل — October 21, 2018 at 4:02 am

    so good! as mush as i tried i could not cook like this 🙁
    i think i use more flour, No video for this recipe?

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    Yvette — October 21, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Can I just leave out the sea salt if all I have is salted butter?

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    Danielle — October 21, 2018 at 4:24 pm


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    Har — October 25, 2018 at 3:51 am

    Made them yesterday but i didn t have time to put it in the fridge first..
    everyone loved it but the cookies came out thin and in a huge size in the oven..maybe the butter was too soft i dont know..could i use less butter instead the next time?

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    Brittany — October 30, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Hello, I’m just curious about the eggs. Is there a drastic difference in the way the cookies come out if the eggs come straight out of the refrigerator?

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    Vanessa — November 4, 2018 at 7:40 am

    I tried these cookies yesterday. I made them and froze them and yesterday I thought why not bake them and omg they are by far the best chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever made. Thanks so much for sharing it!

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    skylar james — November 7, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    this looks verrryy yummmy ✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔

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    JosieQ — November 15, 2018 at 3:17 am

    It’s “marinating” not “marinading”. A “marinade” is the noun, “to marinate” is the verb. 😉

    As to the cookies, they were inedible. I have no idea what happened, because I’ve made cookies a billion times before and never had to throw out a batch of dough but… yeah, that’s what happened. I was tempted to blame you and give you one star, but surely it COULDN’T be your fault because the ingredients all make sense… and yet it couldn’t be MY fault because my ingredients were fresh and I know how to bake.

    It’s a mystery. I think a cookie goblin pissed in the bowl when I wasn’t looking. <.<

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    Ashi — November 17, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Great recipe! Thanks dear.

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    Lara — November 19, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Yum! These cookies look amazing! I can’t wait to make them for my parents!

  101. #
    Ioana — November 28, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    These cookies are divine. Served them at my birthday party and all the guests were thrilled and asked for more.

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    Shannon Dufresne — December 5, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    The absolute best chocolates chip cookies I have ever made. I have never posted a review for a recipe I have made, but had to for these. I made my second batch tonight and followed the directions even more closely after watching the video and they came out even better. These will be my go to cookie recipe for years to come. Thank you!

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    Regina — December 9, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    These are super tasty! I made them with half whole wheat, half all purpose flour, and 1/2 T extra oil. The perfect blend of slight crunch, but still soft!

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    Katie — December 11, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    AMAZING! My husband and kids loved them! They couldn’t believe I made them from scratch they were so good. They came out thick and perfectly cooked. The best recipe and my go-to from now on. Thank you!

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    Save.the.KEBAB — December 14, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Hey, just want to ask. Can i use normal chocholate, my local store don’t have chocholate chips in store.
    Thanks- SavetheKEBAB

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    Pranisha — December 17, 2018 at 3:20 am

    Hi Tessa,

    Season’s Greetings!

    These cookies look delicious! My mom is allergic to eggs, is there anything else that could be used as a replacement for the eggs in this recipe? Like an egg free cookie? Awaiting your response.

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      Tessa — December 21, 2018 at 10:03 am

      Hi there! I’m sorry, but I haven’t found any alternatives to eggs for this recipe that produce the same results.

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    Alexine — December 19, 2018 at 12:30 am

    The first time I baked them it was so good. It was so perfect in terms of flavor and appearance that I wanted to bake it again. I baked gain today however, the cookies didn’t spread. I don’t know what happened please tell me what I should do to avoid this from happening again. Nevertheless, the flavor was still there but the appearance wasn’t that great.

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      Tessa — December 21, 2018 at 10:01 am

      I’d highly recommend using a scale to weigh your ingredients, your results will be SO much more consistent 🙂

  108. #
    Lorelei — December 19, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    I love all the tips and tricks you publish! I can’t wait to try them, but I don’t see the video. Am I missing something?

  109. #
    Hannah — December 20, 2018 at 10:26 am

    I made these cookies to take to work for a holiday party and they were a huge hit! They are so delicious!!

  110. #
    Jake — December 21, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’ve made these cookies 2 days in a row. The first time I “marinated” the dough for 24 hours. The second time, I did not. The first batch of cookies came out just okay. They were a little lumpy and they were edible, but I wasn’t “wowed” by them. The following day they tasted much better. The second batch that I made today came out much better. They looked more like cookies and not lumps and tasted good right after they cooled down. I will continue to use and try to perfect this recipe. I haven’t changed any ingredients. I do think I might reduce the salt a little and maybe the flour too. I will also try to marinate the dough for a full 72 hours to see if the flavor changes. I noticed no changes in flavor from the 24 hour marinate. Thanks again!

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    Feli — December 26, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Can you make these cookies without a hand mixer or stand mixer?I’m really keen on making these cookies but I do not have a hand/stand mixer. I hope I can’t can still as I really a mom craving some good chewy chocolate chip cookies!

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    Alma Berger — January 1, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Tessa, I am 65 years old and needless to say have been making cookies for many years. I was looking for the perfect recipe and yours is it!! I used dark brown sugar, I didn’t use the mixer not did I refrigerate the dough and I only baked one sheet at a time for approximately 12-13 minutes. I had some special dark chocolate chips about 1/4 cup that I threw in also. They absolutely were perfect and delicious! I think the difference is adding more brown sugar (which I think lends to the chewiness) than white sugar and the 2 teaspoons of vanilla. Thank you for a great recipe! I will be throwing the other recipes away.

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    Angela — January 5, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I want to thank you for this wonderful recipe! Y’all, look NO further. This is it! Follow the directions, weigh your flour and sugars. Pay attention, preheat the oven, FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS, don’t play grammar police just follow the recipe. Use common sense! If you need to make a bunch of substitutions maybe try a different recipe. Sorry for the mild rant I just had to scroll through many ridiculous comments to leave this lady a compliment for bringing back childhood memories. This is the only recipe I’ve found that reminds me of cookies I had as a child (I’ve made these cookies multiple times now and they are wonderful every time) The dough freezes well, stays fresh in the fridge for a few days…everything she says it does. Thanks again!

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    Hamima — January 6, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Hi, I just wanted to know if I could use cake flour instead of all purpose flour for this recipe? Thank you in advance!

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    Mari — January 7, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Made these today and I have to say these are the best homemade chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever made. I followed the instructions but only baked 11 minutes. They turned out crunchy around the edges and perfectly soft and chewy inside this is a winner, so glad I found it!

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    Jessica Hall — January 13, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Best recipe I have found. I changed it on the second batch and it is now perfect! I’ve never made cookies this good before. Thank you

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    gravir — January 19, 2019 at 6:53 am

    These look ssssooo good ! I appreciate

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    Columbia dentist Elegant — January 22, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    that sound so delicious!

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    Lizzy — January 23, 2019 at 4:03 am

    Hi Tessa, I am definitely trying out this chocolate chip cookie recipe today. Please, can I use this recipe for commercial purposes?
    Thank you.

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    Andrea Kathleen Pigey — January 24, 2019 at 8:10 am

    I made the dough and am pleased with the consistency (my first time with a mixer, I only got it last year, I’ve always mixed everyrhing my hand. wow so much easier!). Didn’t notice the chill time as I glanced at the directions before attempting to make this recipe. You might want to move the preheat step to after the chilling step. I look forward to tasting the cookies tomorrow! I did divide the dough in half and mixed chopped nuts (Brazil, pecan and hazelnut) into one bowl.

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    Mike — January 29, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Love this recipe, thanks, but definitely measure the ingredients by weight and not volume. First try came out really dry and I knew from experience the ratio of wet/dry was way off. Too much flour. Second time I weighed it and using King Arthur all-purpose white flour, the 280 grams came out to 2 1/3 cups, not 3 cups. What kind of poofy flour works out to 3 cups?!? 🙂

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    Mike — January 29, 2019 at 9:20 am

    Correction, I meant the 380 grams of flour as listed. That came out to 2 1/3 cups.

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    Sara — January 29, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    I used a recipe downsizer to make fewer cookies, and they looked and tasted so good before I put them in the oven. Unfortunately, when I took it out they were dry and tasted bad. Weird.

  124. #
    Erika — January 31, 2019 at 10:43 am

    The recipe is back! Thanks from me, my family and friends, all of whom have been enjoying these cookies!

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    Katie — February 2, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    These are absolutely the BEST chocolate chip cookies! They are perfectly crispy on the outside and gooey in the inside. I love the tips for freezing the dough. It has saved me a ton of time!

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    Paula — February 4, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Can I add walnuts to this recipe?

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      Tessa — February 5, 2019 at 9:59 am


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    Jel — February 6, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Hi Tessa, can i replace the all purpose flour with cake flour?

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    Nathania Hamimyar — February 6, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Hi Tessa! I love your recipe, but can I reduce the sugar? If I reduce the sugar, will it change the texture of the cookie? Thank you 🙂

  129. #
    Leigha — February 9, 2019 at 10:00 am

    I followed the recipe but did cook half of them right away. They are perfect!!! Thank you for sharing.

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    Bre — February 18, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    These are the PERFECT cookies! I found this recipe during December of last year and have made them at least 10 times. Most of the time, I can’t even get the majority of the cookie dough to the oven before my hubby and daughter gobble it down. It’s definitely my go to recipe now! Holds up well no matter when you make them! Whether it’s right after you make the dough, after sitting in the fridge for awhile or after freezing, these are the best! The one and only thing I changed is reducing the salt a bit because my first batch was a bit on the salty side. Favorite chocolate chip recipe ever!

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      Tessa — February 22, 2019 at 3:42 pm

      I’m so pleased to hear you’ve enjoyed the recipe so much!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Emily C — February 19, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Thank you for this recipe I am so excited to try it!! I wanted to ask if I could use dark brown sugar instead of light brown sugar? I am not sure what the difference is when it comes to baking both of these types of sugars…I would love to know!

    Thank you!!

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      Tessa — February 22, 2019 at 3:41 pm

      Sure, you can use dark brown!

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    Serena M — February 22, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    It’s official: This is the ONLY chocolate chip cookie recipe I will use right up until the day I die. When I found it sometime last year I was a bit hesitant because I had already been through so many mediocre recipes, but my family and any visitors who drop by go absolute gaga over them. I can’t even count how many times I’ve made these. My husband usually brings the majority to work, and his co-workers constantly request that I make more. This recipe is my holy grail; thank you so much, Tessa, from saving my family from sub-par cookies!

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      Tessa — February 25, 2019 at 3:28 pm

      Yay! I’m so pleased to hear that, Serena!! xo

  133. #
    Safi — February 22, 2019 at 4:33 pm


    Great recipe and the cookies look fab!
    Do you have a Gluten Free version by any chance?


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    jacob rodgerson — February 25, 2019 at 7:16 am

    very very very very very very very very very very nice texture

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    Steph — February 27, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Wow. I just baked these and they are just DIVINE. Perfect flavour, texture, everything. I wanted some cookies that tasted like home (I’m American living in Australia) and this recipe nailed it! Thanks for the recipe!

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    DON BENNINGTON — March 8, 2019 at 4:03 am



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    Olga — March 15, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Tessa, what a gorgeous idea! We absolutely love cookies! Definitely need to try these!

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    Deborah — March 17, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Hi! I want to make these tonight and freeze to bake in 2 or 3 days. Will the cookies hold up?
    Also- how many cookies does one batch make?
    Looking forward to making them!

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    SALOA — March 27, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    HI, I’m from Brazil,
    I love your recipes,
    I tried your recipe: Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies,
    but they were thin,
    with lots of butter,
    • in recipe says: 3 cups (380 grams) all-purpose flour,
    • but, 01 cup is equivalent to 240ml
    • I think I made a mistake in this measure
    • but I weighed in the balance
    • 380grams
    • What do you think went wrong ???

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    Alejandra — March 28, 2019 at 12:02 am

    I love your recipe! I substituted one cup of flour for bread flour because I love them really chewy and creamy. I’ve been off sugar and bread for a good long while and needed a well deserved break and this hit the spot. I love all your recipes that I’ve tried. I have pictures that I will post on my Instagram soon. Cheers from New Zealand! Oh, and my husband loved them too! I found my first batch by his pillow. haha!! <3

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    Ray — March 29, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    These cookies are very good. I will use less brown sugar next time so they dont spread as much.

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      Tessa — April 1, 2019 at 12:21 pm

      It’s the granulated sugar that actually encourages spreading. Try popping the tray of dough balls in the freezer while the oven preheats to reduce spread!

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    E — March 31, 2019 at 4:48 am

    IS it essential to marinate them or can I bake them straight

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    Jessica — April 23, 2019 at 2:44 am

    I made these and decided to sprinkle the salt on top after they came out the oven insted of baking it in and, my god, did it make them hard to put down! I highly recommend.
    Also, I don’t know if you were making massive cookies or not but this recipe weilded 55 cookies for me! Which was very dangerous considering I could eat them non stop it seemed and they never ended.

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    Enol — April 27, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Made this last night and again today but added some pretzels this time! Today for some reason they were a bit thicker but that’s okay. They still tasted amazing.

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    Lia — May 15, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    I made them and they are delicious! The only thing I used the same size scoop but got only 15 cookies. where is the problem?:-)

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    Shelisah — June 3, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Omg Tessa! I love you so so so much! I was having issues with my cookies spreading too thin. I found your recipe and these are so perfect!!! The only thing I did was add a little cinnamon because my family loves that. But other than that this is the PERFECT recipe! Thanks so so so much!!!

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      Jamie — June 9, 2019 at 5:14 pm

      Try using Mexican vanilla. It hasn’t a cinnamon flavor and still taste like vanilla extract.

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    Al — June 7, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Make these cookies and the WHOLE family suddenly stops by. This is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe. Not to mention I get “Popop” points from my 3 granddaughters. Truly a great recipe.

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    Azel — June 9, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Perfection. Exactly as the recipe described it. All cookies went in a day.

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    Jackson — June 9, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Omg these are AMAZING

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    sunflower — June 30, 2019 at 5:19 am

    This is by far the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever! I’ve tried countless of chocolate chip recipes this recipe was just the perfect one! My cookies had less of a crinkle effect though I followed every step. I was wondering why is this so?

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    Patty — June 30, 2019 at 7:08 am

    I have been looking for a ” better” chocolate chip cookie recipe for years! You know , better than the most common one, on the chip bag. I think I’ve finally found it, thank you so much! The cookies came out beautiful, I made 2 different sizes, the dough is really easy to work with. I’m going to try your dough recipe with macadamia and white chips next! Thanks again for the recipe!

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    Jessica — July 1, 2019 at 1:58 am

    Would this recipe work if i use gluten free flour instead of all purpose?

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      Tessa — July 2, 2019 at 8:54 am

      It should! The texture will likely be slightly different but I would just follow the instructions on the GF flour container for substituting.

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    Deborah Torres — July 4, 2019 at 9:10 am

    What if I only have salted butter?

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    sanpchat login pc — July 31, 2019 at 4:52 am

    looking great i’ll try this weekend

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    Simone — August 4, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    So I was wondering about measurements..100 grams didnt measure as 1/2 cup of sugar nor did 1 1/4 as 247…are my measurements off?

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    :)) — August 5, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    i make these cookies all the time and they are sooo good.

    every time i make these my family eats them so quickly

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    Rose Atwater — August 9, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    I’m sure I’m missing something here but you mention butterscotch two or three times but there is no butterscotch in the recipe, is there?

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    Mandy — August 9, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    I made these cookies today to use with a Choclate Chip Cookies & Cream cake. I never buy store bought cookies. I had both recipes open at the same time and I inadvertently added cornstarch to my flour, but it was very happy mistake! I put the cookie dough balls in the freezer for a few hours because I didn’t have time to wait a day. I popped them into the preheated oven for 13 minutes and they came out perfectly!! They didn’t spread too much and the outsides were just crispy enough and the insides were delectably soft with the melted chips. Thanks so much for a great recipe!

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    melissa — August 13, 2019 at 5:38 am

    these were amazing! just the right amount of crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. I did a first fresh batch and another after 3 days in the freezer the 2nd batch was even better than the first.
    But I wanted to ask would it work just the same if I replaced the chips with raisins instead?

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    Mica G — August 14, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    How long can these cookies stay frozen before eating?

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    Shop — August 20, 2019 at 10:35 am

    My family loved them. Making them again tomorrow

  162. #
    Aida — August 26, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Can I freeze this dough?
    Thank you.

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      Tessa — August 29, 2019 at 7:17 pm


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    Candy — August 31, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    I made these today, didn’t chill them they turned out wonderfully. I will make them again.

  164. #
    Anne — September 1, 2019 at 6:18 am

    What is the brand for all purposes flour in this recipe ?

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    Shannon — September 2, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    I added 1 more additional teaspoon of vanilla but these came out perfect! I recommend only cooking them for 12 minutes if you want gooey delicious cookies. Any longer and you’ll get harder crispy ones. This was a great recipe that I’ll use a again and again!!

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    Celestine — September 6, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Absolutely delicious! Just added a little more (1/2 cup) chocolate chips. Will make again!

  167. #
    Liz — September 7, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Perfection in cookie form. These are the best chocolate chip cookies ever.

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    Carly Pavelchak — September 14, 2019 at 9:36 am

    These are soooo delicious! They are going to be my go-to cookie. I’ve already made them 3 weeks in a row! QUESTION: How do I get my chocolate chips to be gooey and melty. I read that most are manufactured purposely to not melt. Is there any brand that melts better than the others? Thanks!

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    Lori — September 14, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    I have been making these for several months now. A regular request from family and friends. I do recommend refrigerating, seems to bake up thicker and tastier!! No more searching for a better recipe!

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    Sarah — September 15, 2019 at 7:15 am

    These are some of the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve made from a recipe online. Super easy to prepare, and they taste amazing! I call them little pillows of heaven. I’ve made these for family, friends, and coworkers and everyone raves about them and always asks me to bake more. Awesome recipe, I highly recommend!

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    Rebecca H — September 22, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    I have made these cookies about 4 times. They ALWAYS are amazing. I CANNOT stay out of them. I’ve made them for Christmas presents, work events, and just because. They also freeze really well. I scooped them out and put them in a freezer zip lock, and then baked them for around 12-17 mins, just freaking perfect. Thank you for this recipe!

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    Alisha — September 26, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    My family loved these! Thanks from South Africa 🙂

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    Yvonne — September 28, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    This recipe is amazing. Ive tried baking different recipes but this one is the best.

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    Carolee Birchall — September 29, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Great recipe. This is now my go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies. A question though: I love the practice of ‘marinating’ the cookie dough before baking, and also love being able to freeze cookies and bake them up as I need them. Will it affect the texture if I scoop out the dough onto cookie sheets, and then gently roll them (in my hands, similar to peanut butter cookies) to smooth out the rough edges, so that I can place them closer together for the marinating period in the fridge? I like to do a ‘cookie marathon’ day, and this would simplify the ‘bake and freeze’ process the following day. Thanks.

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    Carolee — September 29, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Great recipe. This is now my go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies. A question though: I love the practice of ‘marinating’ the cookie dough before baking, and also love being able to freeze cookies and bake them up as I need them. Will it affect the texture if I scoop out the dough onto cookie sheets, and then gently roll them (in my hands, similar to peanut butter cookies) to smooth out the rough edges, so that I can place them closer together for the marinating period in the fridge? I like to do a ‘cookie marathon’ day, and this would simplify the ‘bake and freeze’ process the following day. Thanks.

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    Amy — October 6, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Hi Tessa I have a question for you on my son’s getting married November 16th I want to bake the cookies I just made the dough to day and I want to bake the cookies today can they be frozen and still be OK for the wedding

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    Kenny Schroeder — October 9, 2019 at 7:09 am

    Awesome cookies. My first time I made them for my wifes coworkers all 20 cookies were gone in about 15 minutes. I currently have a dough brewing in the fridge for 3 full days instead of the 1 day I let it sit initially for the first time. They are very excited to see the results. Thanks so much.

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    Nat — October 13, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Hi Tessa,

    I made this recipe and I loved it. I was wondering if I could add some cocoa powder and white chocolate chips to make white chip chocolate cookies. Do you think it will work?

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    shea — October 23, 2019 at 1:02 am

    I made these and they came out super dry, unspread balls. After the first batch I tried adding extra moisture and nothing worked, so disappointing 🙁

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    Lola — October 23, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Great recipe first I tried cooling the dough just for 5 hours and made a small batch it came out cakie … so I waited for the next day … now they where perfect just the way I liked. Thank you for sharing

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    Micki Skinner — October 30, 2019 at 8:49 am

    I had been looking for a perfect cookie recipe this was it Thank you

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    Caitlin Williamson — November 4, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Best recipe i’ve ever found- so soft, chewy & yum! Definitely leave in the fridge if you have the time!

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    Lisa Miller — November 15, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    I’ve made this recipe about 20 times. Don’t change a thing, but do listen to the tips as it made a huge difference in my cookies. Beat the butter for 2-3 minutes like she suggests, I had flat cookies if I didn’t. Also, DO NOT OVER BEAT once the eggs are in. My dough was kinda sticky, which is what you want. Too sticky and you need a little more flour (couple TBS at a time). Making cookies is a science!! Also, CHILL, CHILL, CHILL, your dough!!! It makes a world of a difference for fluffy cookies.

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      Riley — July 25, 2020 at 11:43 am

      Can I use coconut oil instead of butter?

      I made these last weekend and they were perfect. I want to make them again but I don’t have enough butter.

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    M — November 16, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Best chocolate chip cookies. Easy to make. Neighbors loved them.

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    Chokies — November 18, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Dear Tessa,

    I am a follower from Manila and very new to baking.
    I am looking forward to try this recipe as most of the cookies I made tend to become flat…
    However, I want to incorporate some of your tips on this recipe and I’d like to know if its going to be the same outcome if i use half pure butter and half butter compound and add corn starch for softer texture.
    Thank you.

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    Annie — November 18, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Where has this recipe been hiding all my life? To be honest I was skeptical that this would be THE ONE. It is the exact cookie recipe I’ve been searching for! Thank you so much. I baked two cookies in the toaster oven for 15 min at 350 as I couldn’t handle the marinating wait time and they came out perfect!!! So cripsy on the edges and gooey on the inside. I’m in love.

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    Nadia Tabassum — November 22, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Hello, this is realy amazing recipe is also made chocolate chip cookies, but i just love the way you made…these are pergfect homemade cookies i have ever try…

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    Dalal — November 22, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    These are delicious and yummy! Made made them once and going to make them again! Great recipe!

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    Honor — November 26, 2019 at 6:52 am

    I made these for the 1st time, baked 6 cookies to see how they turned out (perfect of course) i popped the rest in the fridge and baked on the 2nd day but the cookies turned out flat and not as good looking as before. Tasted amazing but dissapointed in the look.
    Wont give up and will try again tho.

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    Katherine — November 26, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Hello! I want to try your recipe and wondering whether I can make the cookies smaller (1.5 tblp) and how long would the bake time be? Thank you very much

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    Kritika — November 27, 2019 at 12:06 am

    It was a hit. My 9 yr old son gave me an A+ and he can’t stop eating them. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

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    Olivia — November 27, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Yummy.Thank you for sharing this bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe.

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    Grace — December 3, 2019 at 7:58 am

    I made these recently and everyone loved them! My boyfriend couldn’t stop at just one, and to be honest, nor could I! The perfect consistency of chewy and gooey! This is now my go to cookie recipe.

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    Angela — December 18, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    My college-age daughter described these cookies as “magical,” and I have to agree that they were delicious!

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    Alisha — December 29, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    I’ve tried many chocolate chip cookie recipes and this is one of the few I have truly loved (and the dough tastes amazing 😉 )

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    MaryAnn Potter — January 3, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    This is by far the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever!

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    Gem — January 8, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    How many calories in one cookie of three tablespoons?

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    Joe Mama — January 8, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    I followed the recipe exactly and when i tasted the dough before putting it in the oven ITS SUPER SOUR what do i do

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    Katerina — January 16, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Delicious and easy!

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    SUZAN — January 22, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Everyone always raves about this cookie! So soft and chewy….I put in some chocolate chunks with the chips!!

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    SUZAN — January 22, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Everyone always raves about this cookie! So soft and chewy….I put in some chocolate chunks with the chips!! I usually double the batch, roll most of it into balls and freeze. That way I always have dough on hand to defrost and bake fresh for guests!

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    Jodie — January 24, 2020 at 10:40 am

    Very easy basic chocolate chip cookie only larger. I decided to use up left over baking candy from my holiday baking. I chopped up some chewy salted caramel, threw in a handful of red and green M&Ms and some Heath bar toffee bits. My dough was on the sticky side so I refrigerated it for a few hours. Baked some and froze some dough balls for later. After they came out of the oven I sprinkled on some flaked salt. Delicious! Hoping I will get one with a piece of salted caramel in it.

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    Susie L — January 25, 2020 at 9:47 am

    AMAZING! Lovely and thick, also chewy but with a crispy outside. Been trying to find a good cookie recipe and i think I’ve found it.
    Very happy, thank you!

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    Phillipa Whelan — January 25, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Yum, yummy. They turned out exactly as described, chewy, chocolatey and morish! I cooked a few per day and the mixture stayed perfectly in the fridge, if i’d made too many i would have seen it as a challenge to eat them!

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    Sheena — January 27, 2020 at 11:20 am

    I absolutely LOVE this recipe! I usually have at least one family member that comments about my cookies being to hard, to soft, not enough/too much of something.. but everyone loves these cookies, finally! I followed the recipe except I only had 217 grams of chocolate chips. Thankfully that was plenty enough, they were still very chocolatey. And I only had a sea salt grinder, no fine sea salt so I had to kinda smash down my sea salt a bit extra but it totally worked out. I made these cookies last night and they’re already half gone! I’ll be getting more chocolate chips and more milk for cookie dipping purposes so I can make more of these in the very near future. I actually want to make enough to give away so I can show off my new cookie baking skills, yay!

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    Sarah — January 28, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Hi Tessa, I’ve made the dough and it’s in the fridge, I’m so excited to bake it tomorrow! How can I adjust the baking time if I want the cookies to be 1,5 tbsp instead of 3 tbsp

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    Naia — January 28, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    This is my go-to recipe and everyone loves them! I made a few tweaks to make them even better! I add an extra 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract, an extra dash of salt and I use Dark Chocolate Chips. Definitely my favorite recipe and everyone asks where I bought them! They’re always surprised when I say they are made from scratch. Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe!

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    Diana — February 3, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    Yet to give it a try!
    But how can I make it look nicer and fatter/thicker instead of looking a little flat here?

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    Aamina — February 6, 2020 at 1:48 am

    Can i just use white sugar or do you Have to use brown sugar aswell?

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    Renée — February 9, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    These cookies are absolutely delicious! A big hit

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    Mila — February 9, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Ok I will bake it tomorrow coz I put in the fridge so that it will become chewy thanks for the recipe. Mila

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    Stephanie — February 10, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Best chocolate chip cookie recipe out there and I’ve tried many! Perfect balance of soft chewy centre and a slightly crispy edge. This one is a must try and they honestly do taste better if you let them sit in the fridge for a day or two.

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    Cheryl — February 14, 2020 at 1:31 am

    Will this be enough for a 11” heart shape cookie pan?

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    Sue H. — February 21, 2020 at 9:21 am

    These were really fabulous! A great thick chocolate chip cookie, just like you would find at a coffee shop!

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    Maria — February 21, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    These cookies are amazing! And they turn out exactly as pictured. They’re so easy to make, and your instructions are always spot on. I will be making these again for sure.

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    Tracy — February 26, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    After YEARS of making my grandmothers chocolate chip cookie recipe I found this one! Her recipe is good but this one has that extra professional look to it! so glad I found it!

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    Balázs Détár — March 10, 2020 at 1:28 am

    Best chocolate chip recipe out there! My fam loves it
    Made thrice, will make it again today.