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Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe By Tessa Arias
October 23rd, 2020
4.92 from 452 votes
4.92 from 452 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.

What’s the difference between baking soda and baking powder?

Baking powder and baking soda are both chemical leaveners that work to create light textures in baked goods.

Although baking powder actually contains baking soda, the two leaveners are very different. Baking powder and baking soda are not interchangeable – just take a look at the impact the type of leavener used had on each of the cookies below!

comparison of chocolate chip cookies made with baking powder vs baking soda

Find out more in my Baking Soda vs. Baking Powder article here.

Which baking pan is best for cookies?

Take a look at the cookies below. These cookies are all the same batch of cookie dough, baked at the same temperature of 350°F, baked for the same amount of time of 12 minutes. The only difference? The type of baking pan used!

Check out my Best (and WORST) Baking Pans article here for more details on the science of baking pans.

Side-by-side testing to find the best baking pans! Including nonstick vs. aluminum, and which pans specifically you should NEVER use!

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 452 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 cool room temperature (67°F)
  • 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) semisweet 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 11-13 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 3 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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photos of reader's bakery style chocolate chip cookies

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. #
    Martha Ann Mattioli — April 26, 2021 at 5:39 am

    Absolutely delicious! I recently visited my grandchildren in Chicago. I made these cookies, froze the dough and and left them in their freezer for them to enjoy after Nana left. My daughter-in-law baked some last week. They were able to enjoy Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies right from the oven and remember Nana’s visit at the same time!

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      Tessa — April 27, 2021 at 12:27 pm

      Aw, that makes me so happy! How great that they can still enjoy your cookies even when you’re not there 🙂

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    Lauren — April 26, 2021 at 3:39 am

    I’ve made this recipe twice now – first chilling the dough for 36-ish hours then baking, and then again making a freezer stash. The freezer stash has changed my life! And these are the most delicious cookies you’ll ever make.

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      Tessa — April 27, 2021 at 12:27 pm

      Woohoo!! Awesome to hear 🙂

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    Lena — April 25, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    The recipe was super easy to follow and I the cookies turned out amazing!!

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    Theresa — April 25, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    It is true what Tessa says, this is the best cookie recipe !! Well, together with the browned butter cookie recipe:) and by the way, chilling the dough really does the trick!
    Thanks a lot for this amazing recipe!!

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    Ann — April 25, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    The BEST chocolate chip cookies I have ever made. They are crispy around the edges and a chewy center.

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    Hira — April 25, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    This recipe is a bull’s eye hit! I even add oats and sometomes cocoa powder to it for variation. I have fed whole parties with these cookies and gotten 5star response! Thanks Tessa!

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    Amanda — April 25, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Perfectly chewy and golden brown!! Also loved the brown sugar ratio in this cookie – it gave the perfect sweetness for me! Definitely will make again 🙂

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    RC — April 25, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    These are delicious! Bake some right after making it (I don’t have willpower either lol). SO GOOD! But SAVE some! Put them in the freezer and TASTE the difference! Go up to 72 hours…it’s amazing!

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      Tessa — April 27, 2021 at 12:12 pm

      LOVE that you tried the chilling, RC! I actually recommend refrigerating for 24-72 hours, THEN putting them in the freezer to ensure that the frozen cookie dough balls have just as much extra flavor and texture 🙂

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    Maria — April 25, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    Hands down best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever. I’ve failed with other recipes and this one succeeded beyond more than I can imagine. My family is obsessed. Follow the steps, and your cookies will turn out just as Tessa shows you how they should be. I am so happy I found this recipe and ordered this cookie book. You will not be disappointed!

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      Tessa — April 27, 2021 at 12:11 pm

      Thanks so much, Maria, for your kind comment! 🙂

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    Dayris Andrade — April 24, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Hi Tessa… excelent recipe.. I made this.. They were amazing.. but we as a family (well actually just my husband and me, because my kids don’t like cookies… … yeah I Know!).. decide that we prefer smaller cookies, so the 2nd time i made them regular size (1,5 TBSP) and they were even better.. crispy at the edges, chewy in the center… just perfect!.. thanks again.. great cookies…

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    Shannon — April 22, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    OK Tessa I owe you an apology!!! I kept skipping over this recipe because I kept thinking that it would taste like a “grocery store bakery” cookie and could not figure out what the appeal was!!! Since EVERYTHING I have ever made of yours has been perfect, I decided to give them a try. It is the PERFECT version of a simple cookie. It was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Clearly I did not know what a bakery style cookie was supposed to be. The only thing I did differently was I formed the balls before chilling them for 24 hours. They were perfect and I will never doubt you again!!!

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      Tessa — April 23, 2021 at 11:36 am

      haha, these are definitely bakery style, not grocery store 🙂 I’m so glad you decided to give them a try! I do recommend keeping the dough as a mass while chilling, I talk about it in this article here. But I’m happy they turned out delicious for you!

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    Zoya akhtar — April 18, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    Hey! Can i add M&Ms in the dough instead of chocolate chips and turn it into a M&M cookie?

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      Tessa — April 19, 2021 at 3:49 pm

      Go for it! While I haven’t tried that, they should still taste delicious 🙂

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    El — April 18, 2021 at 6:28 am

    I’ve tried dozens of recipes… this is by far the best.

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      Tessa — April 19, 2021 at 4:01 pm

      Awesome! So happy to hear this!

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    Audrey — April 17, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    This didn’t turn out correct at all. I’m normally really good at making chocolate chip cookies and I followed this recipe to a tee. The dough turned out like thick sand and when I tried baking a batch they just look like round rocks I was so confused as to why they were coming out like this, and I looks like I’m missing my friends 25th birthday party. This whole thing took way longer than expected. I normally crank out amazing cookies no problem but this recipe gave me so many issues

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      Tessa — April 20, 2021 at 9:12 am

      Oh no, Audrey, something definitely doesn’t sound right! Did you make any substitutions? Do you measure your ingredients with a digital scale to ensure the best results? These cookies shouldn’t turn out like round rocks! The dough itself is pretty thick, especially if you chill them as recommended, but that’s why you let the the dough sit at room temperature until it’s soft enough to scoop. What type of cookie sheet did you bake them on, light or dark colored? Do you have an oven thermometer to see if your oven temperature is accurate (most home ovens aren’t!)? I really want to help you figure out what happened as these are one of my absolute favorite cookies as well as one of the most popular and highly rated on my site!

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    Miranda — April 16, 2021 at 11:43 am

    I’ve made this recipe a few times now, but I brought them into work today and my coworkers can’t stop singing praises! These are THE BEST chocolate chip cookies ever. Don’t hesitate to make these. I’ll be coming back to this recipe every time I need a cookie fix!

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      Tessa — April 16, 2021 at 1:06 pm

      Oh YAY!! I’m so happy not only that these were a huge hit but also that this is now your go-to recipe! Thanks for the wonderful feedback, Miranda!

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    SouthernLouisianaCook — April 16, 2021 at 8:15 am

    This recipe is different from the standard. I liked it a lot. It makes a thicker more substantial cookie. I baked a 20 cookies without refrigeration and the rest the next day. I do think the refrigerated cookies were better. I added 1 cup chopped nuts, 1/2 cup homemade toffee chips and 1/2 cup dried tart cherries and left out the vanilla (mostly on purpose because I don’t like it).

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    Andreas — April 11, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    I saw your picture of these chocolate chip cookies and thought…I have got to try these! My favorite type of cookie is a little crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. People, that is EXACTLY what these cookies are! My husband couldn’t stop eating them and neither could I (we had to give the rest away to stop from eating them all! haha). My loving mother who has searched long and far to find the perfect chocolate chip recipe gave me a recipe she thought was finally a good one….now I might have to give her this recipe to try instead! LOVED IT! Thanks a million!

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      Tessa — April 12, 2021 at 9:35 am

      Hooray!!! So happy to hear you both loved this recipe! I highly recommend freezing the rest (giving away is wonderful too!) for easy baking throughout the week whenever those cookie cravings hit!

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    Iris Ramos — April 9, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Hi tessa! I’m so excited to try this recipe. The cookies look so good and yummy! One question, can I shift to folding with a spatula to mix the dry ingredients to the wet ones? I find my hand mixer is having a hard time to mix the thick dough. Also, how long should I bake if I use 2 scoops of a small cookie scoop (2 scoops stacked one on top of the other for one cookie). Thank you so much!

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      Tessa — April 12, 2021 at 10:09 am

      I haven’t tried mixing with a spatula –it’ll be harder and take a lot more time to get to the creaminess of the ingredients like an electric mixer does in 2 minutes. As for the baking time, are you looking to have very tall cookies or you just mean you’re adding two small scoops together rolled into one? I’d still bake at 12-15 minutes as recommended but then just watch it after that until they reach golden brown. Good luck!

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    Haley Devine — April 9, 2021 at 10:01 am

    This is why I love you, your site, and all your recipes! I feel like the way you do things (by weighing ingredients) makes every recipe a “no-fail”! I wanted to try a new chocolate chip cookie recipe and I knew I wanted to try one of yours. These are AMAZING!!!! Great thickness, chewy but soft, a little crisp around the edges. I added some m&ms to the last half of the batch for the kids and now I’m thinking I should hide all those for myself thank you for being a solid, go-to person for recipes! Love what you do! Happy Baking

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      Tessa — April 9, 2021 at 10:12 am

      I love to hear that! Thank you so much for the kind feedback, Haley! I’m absolutely thrilled you love these cookies 🙂

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    Kenyatta — April 8, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    I’ve made these twice and they are amazing. Both times I added a 1/2 cup of peanut butter because my family likes the addition.

    Just out of curiosity. Why doesn’t this recipe have baking powder when your ultimate chocolate hop cookie and the peanut butter chocolate chip recipes do add it.

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      Tessa — April 9, 2021 at 1:16 pm

      I’m so glad you love this recipe 🙂 As for the baking powder, I just test out different ingredients with each recipe until I land on what I think works best!

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    Eduarda — April 7, 2021 at 5:39 am

    I think it yummy

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    Kortnee Heck — April 4, 2021 at 8:03 am

    I made these in the afternoon and then put in refrigerator until that evening. I didn’t let them get to room temp and placed cookies back in refrigerator between batches. They turned out perfect. the best thick and chewy cookies ever. I only made 12, I let the rest stay in the refrigerator over night. Making the rest today for Easter. This will be my go to cookies. Thank you! Delicious

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      Tessa — April 5, 2021 at 10:48 am

      So glad you found your go-to cookie recipe!!

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    Victoria — April 3, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    These cookies looked sooooo good. When I first made them though (followed the recipe to the T) they came out SUUUUUUUPER flat. I retried them again today though, with baking powder instead of baking soda and they came out perfectly fine! Wondering what happened there? But either way, super delicious! Obviously not as brown but they definitely didn’t flatten and they puffed up quite nice! I’m chilling the dough now and will make the rest tomorrow to see if that makes a difference. Thank you!

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      Tessa — April 5, 2021 at 10:56 am

      Hi Victoria, I’m sorry your cookies didn’t turn out correctly! I actually discuss why cookies might turn out flat in the pink box above the recipe, hope you give that a read! As for the baking soda, I wonder if yours wasn’t fresh? You can see how to check that in this article. Hope this helps!

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    Susan — April 3, 2021 at 12:46 pm


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    Atleshni Devi — April 1, 2021 at 2:52 am

    Amazing, the best cookies I ever made. Just so tasty and easy to make. Love it

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    Ebony — March 30, 2021 at 12:57 am

    OH MY GOSH!!!! These are my new favourite go to cookie! I was surprised how well they turned out because they were super simple to make and used basic ingredients. No fancy tricks for a perfect cookie is a win for me! Let me start with the dough…if health wasn’t a thing I could have eaten the entire batch uncooked hahha but seriously, so good! Once baked the outside was perfectly crisp and the inside so soft and chewy, they are the PERFECT consistency. The batch is also quite generous, we ate some, shared some with family and even froze some. 10/10

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      Tessa — March 30, 2021 at 9:06 am

      Right?! These are definitely easy to make (I agree about that dough lol!), I’m absolutely thrilled you love them!

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    Stephanie Burnett — March 29, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    I made these with a litle less sugar and chips. Also used 1/3 whole wheat flour. Husband ate 4 the first day. And he said he usually likes a thin cookie, but these were not, thank you for sharing

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      Tessa — March 30, 2021 at 9:08 am

      So happy you both enjoyed these cookies!

  28. #
    Inez — March 28, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Rave reviews from the family baker!

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    Maxine — March 26, 2021 at 9:59 am

    This is a amazing recipe!! The cookies are delicious and thick, just like the picture…I make them often, as they do not last long!! Definitely highly recommended!!

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      Tessa — March 29, 2021 at 10:03 am

      Thank you, Maxine, for your wonderful review! I’m happy to hear you love these cookies!

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    Comena — March 26, 2021 at 5:41 am

    Tessa’s Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies are the best! The only recipe I use, flavour and texture are perfect!

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      Tessa — March 26, 2021 at 8:58 am


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    Justine — March 26, 2021 at 3:42 am

    This is my go to recipe for chocolate chip cookies. These are my sisters and I favorite recipe! I have made this recipe many times. I usually make 1 or 2 after letting the dough sit in the fridge overnight and freeze the rest. I love a fresh baked cookie & these do not disappoint.

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      Tessa — March 26, 2021 at 8:56 am

      YAY! I agree, I have to make a couple immediately 🙂 Thrilled this recipe has become your go-to recipe!

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    Lisa Dumas — March 25, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    These are HANDS DOWN the BESTEST ever chocolate chip cookies! Tessa and HTH have totally nailed this recipe!

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      Tessa — March 26, 2021 at 8:47 am

      Thank you, Lisa! That’s wonderful to hear!

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    Paula — March 25, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    This cookie got rave reviews from my family. I didn’t make them as large as the recipe which worked out great.

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      Tessa — March 26, 2021 at 8:43 am

      I’m thrilled your family loved them 🙂 The smaller the cookies are, the more you get to eat, right? 😉

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    Bobbie — March 25, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    The best cookies !! Such a great recipe and so easy to follow!!

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    Bonnie — March 25, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    These cookies are so good and easy to make. The hardest part was waiting the 24 hours.

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      Tessa — March 26, 2021 at 8:42 am

      I agree, it’s definitely the hardest part, but the results you get are SO worth the wait! So glad you tried them out!

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    Nicole — March 25, 2021 at 4:59 am

    I’ve made these probably about 50 times now; it’s my go-to CCC recipe! These cookies are the perfect balance of texture (crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, chewy gooey goodness!) and have that butterscotchy, sweet n salty flavor (if you top with flaky sea salt like I do).
    Like all of Tessa’s recipes these are classic and perfect as is, no substitutions necessary!
    Only change I made is to use a 1.5 tbsp scoop instead of 3 tbsp scoop, and they still come out delicious!
    Video is also very helpful!

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 8:42 am

      You described these chocolate chip cookies PERFECTLY, I think I need to make another batch! I’m so happy to hear this is your go-to recipe!

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    Prithi — March 25, 2021 at 1:53 am

    Tried making cookies for the first time and absolutely loved how they turned out!

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 8:45 am

      So happy to hear you love this recipe!

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    Natalie — March 25, 2021 at 12:52 am

    Super delicious!!! Nice and thick with tons of flavour. Hands down my favourite choc chip biscuits.

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 8:46 am

      Hooray!!! This makes me so happy!

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    Erica Holm — March 24, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    I tried a few other HTH chocolate chip cookie recipes before this one. While they’re all amazing and delicious, I think I prefer this one. They’re seriously the most perfect CCC’s I’ve ever had. Thanks to Tessa, I now make a batch, let it “marinate” for 48 hours, then bake a handful and freeze the rest. That way I have these on hand for when I absolutely need one (which is everyday, lol)!

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 8:49 am

      YAY!!! I’m so happy you’ve tried making them the way I recommended and love them! And freezing some is the way to go for SURE for those daily cravings! Nothing better than cookies hot out of the oven 🙂

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    Kate — March 24, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    My go-to recipe for classic chocolate chip cookies. These never fail and people rave over them!

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 8:49 am

      I’m thrilled to hear this!!

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    Bianca Castillo — March 24, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    Best Chocolate Chip cookie ever!!

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    Suzanne — March 24, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    These cookies are BY FAR the most delicious CC cookies I’ve ever made! In fact, my husband said “ Ok, stop looking, stop searching, you have found the perfect recipe”! You have made me look like a baking genius….thank you!

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 9:01 am

      WOW, the ultimate compliment! So thrilled to hear your husband loves this recipe, happy I could help!

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    Lindsey R — March 24, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Hands down the best chocolate chip recipe EVER. If my husband had his way, I’d never bake anything else but these cookies!!

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 9:02 am

      Woohoo!!! Cookies for every meal lol! Absolutely thrilled you both love this recipe 🙂

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    Diana — March 24, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    I’ve made this and love the recipe a lot. I tried using full bread flour on my second attempt and love the outcomes more. They are more gooey and crispy on the outside. Thank you for the recipe!

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 9:03 am

      Happy to hear you love this recipe!

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    Jennifer — March 24, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    I was searching for a cookie recipe for years that ticked all the boxes. They’re were all too crumbly, or cakey or got hard after a day or two. This recipe had been my go to for a while now and I won’t go back! They turn out great every time and everyone loves them! And it’s worth making the dough in advance and then chilling. You won’t regret making these!

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 9:07 am

      Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Jennifer! I’m absolutely thrilled you love this recipe!

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    Renisha — March 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Literally the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made/tasted. So good!

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 9:07 am

      YAY! So happy to hear you love these cookies!

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    Naya — March 24, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    Best cookies recipe ever !! Don’t waste your time and keep searching for another recipe ! You have to try it to be amazed like I am. I call it “little drops of heaven”

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 9:14 am

      Little drops of heaven, I love it! So happy you love these cookies 🙂

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    Carla — March 24, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    I swear all of the recipes that Tessa produces are magic. HTH is the place to go for all your baking recipes. I am never disappointed. And my family and friends love everything I have made from this page. The bakery style chocolate chip cookies are amazinnnggg! I have been making this recipe for many years. Thank you

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 9:15 am

      Thank you, Carla, for your sweet review! I’m so honored that you’ve used my recipes for so long and that HTH is your go-to place 🙂

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    Kellie — March 24, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    Easily one of the best chocolate chip cookie recipes out there- perhaps even my very favorite. They come out perfect every time!

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 9:16 am


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    Lauren — March 24, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    This is now my forever go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe. So delicious and so perfect. Everyone inhales these whenever I make them.

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 9:16 am

      So happy to hear they’re enjoyed so much!

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    Debbie — March 24, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    These are the BEST!! I make an entire batch and freeze about half of them for future snacks. They always turn out delicious!

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 9:18 am

      Perfect idea! So happy you love these cookies!

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    Lil — March 24, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    Wonderful! Just started following you and this was the first recipe I made, and I have made them twice more! So easy and even more yummy!!!

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 9:18 am

      Welcome! I’m absolutely thrilled to hear you love this recipe!

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    ED — March 24, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    These are the absolute best chocolate chip cookies!

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    Brianna — March 24, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    I have made these cookies so many times ive lost count , these are so good! If I could. Give these cookies 100 out of 100 stars I would because these deserve way more than 5 stars! These are the go to cookies. I actually have 3 batches in my freezer now. Dont wait and go Bake these beauties !

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 9:20 am

      Thank you SO much, Brianna! Way to go having THREE batches in your freezer!!!

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    Arlyne — March 24, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    This is by far the best recipe I have ever made! My whole family loved them!! The flavor and texture is amazing! I have struggled through the years finding a good chocolate chip cookie recipe and I have finally found it!!! This is a must try!!!

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 9:21 am

      So glad to hear you love this chocolate chip cookie recipe, Arlyne!!

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    Jennifer — March 24, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    So delicious! I have made the Tollhouse recipe for 30+ years and my family loves them. I think this recipe just moved into first place around year. Glad we found this recipe and the rest of the yummy goodies you make!

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 9:21 am

      WOOHOO! Ultimate compliment 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    Maria — March 24, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    Used this recipe a few times now and it’s truly consistent. My family are huge chocolate chip cookie lovers and I have been trying so long to bake them from scratch and this recipe allowed me to succeed. They are incredible and make plenty of cookies. I will use this recipe and not any other moving forward.

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 9:23 am

      SOOO happy your family loves this recipe!

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    Rachel — March 24, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    These are My. Favorite. Cookies. And my boyfriend’s. And his friends’. And anyone else I’ve made these cookies for.

    You can also freeze the dough to keep for cookies on demand. I can’t, because we just make (and eat) all of the cookies within a day. But you could. Maybe.

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 9:24 am

      LOL! I’m so glad everyone loves this recipe so much! Sounds like it’s time for a double batch! Having them readily available is SO NICE!

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    Rebecca — March 24, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    Hands down the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I’ve ever made! People love them and I refuse to make any other chocolate chip cookie recipe now. My husband who isn’t big on sweets, loves these!

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    Daniela — March 24, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Hands down thee best chocolate chip cookies ever!!! The “marinating” is definitely the key. Absolutely delicious.. I make them all the time now.

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      Tessa — March 25, 2021 at 9:26 am

      Definitely ups the texture and flavor, doesn’t it?! I’m so pleased you love this recipe!

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