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Best Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Kristina LaRue
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x


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  • 1/2 cup butter, slightly softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon thick crystal salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup + 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F; line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer or large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars.
  3. Mix in the egg, vanilla extract, salt and baking soda until thoroughly combined.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixing just until combined, making sure not to over mix.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips to combine.
  6. Using cookie scoop, place 18 uniform cookie dough balls on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  7. Place in dough in freezer for 15 minutes. Remove from freezer and roll each ball of cookie dough together in hands to compress it; and place on baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and transfer parchment paper with cookies to cooling rack; allow to cool for 10 minutes. Store in airtight container or plastic bag.

  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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