This post may contain affiliate links.
There are a million good chocolate chip cookies out there, but for me, this one takes the cake. They're crisp on the outside, gooey on the inside, uber-chocolatey, and have the perfect balance of sweet and salty. Even better, they're perfectly customizable so YOU can make YOUR perfect chocolate chip cookie using this recipe.
Y’all- it has been a week full of Jesus & family, and I’ve loved every minute. And if you know me, you’ll know that I love to express love through sweets, so what better time to give y'all my recipe for everyone’s favorite- chocolate chip cookies!
I started baking back in middle school with my Grandma Jean. She has the best tips & tricks & recipes. My family, particularly my dad, has always been the greatest consumer of my baked goods. He has been eating really healthy lately, but whenever I bake, all sense of healthiness is thrown out the window and we chow down on sweets until they’re gone (which usually only takes about a day). So, naturally, I decided to make his all-time favorite: chocolate-chip cookies. I’ve played around with many different cookie recipes over the years, but never quite felt like any of them were “perfect”.
Now- here’s the deal. Chocolate chip cookies are a polarizing topic in the Wilks/Ohmstede households. Both my mom and my mother-in-law like their cookies fluffy, while my sister Kaitie and I both like them more flat. Kaitie likes them more salty, while my other sister, Kylie, likes them a little more sweet. My husband Chris likes as much chocolate as possible, whereas I prefer a little more dough. So this week, I set out to create MY perfect chocolate chip cookies.
My perfect chocolate chip cookies are a perfect balance of sweet and salty, slightly crispy on the outside, yet perfectly gooey on the inside, and flat enough to just get a sliiiight crunch on the outside cookie edge- and that’s exactly what you’ll find with this recipe. The great news is, you can tailor this recipe to however YOU like your chocolate chip cookies. Fluffy or flat, sweet or salty, you can make this one your own. Pair it with a glass of Fairlife milk, and man- there ain’t nothin’ better!
Tips to Make These Your Own
- Read this article to learn how to make great cookies every time!
- If you’re salty and want cookies to match, sprinkle sea salt on top of the cookies right after they come out of the oven.
- If you like your cookies a little fluffier, add ¼ cup extra flour.
- To be *real fancy*, you can chop up bars of chocolate (I like Hershey’s dark chocolate bars) to get both huge chunks of chocolate in your cookies and little shards that put chocolate in every bite. Or, experiment with white chocolate chips or your favorite chocolate candy!
- If you want insta-worthy photos, try adding in a few chocolate chips/chunks to the top of the cookies right before you pop them in the oven. They’ll melt and make yummy, gooey, chocolate puddles worthy of any picture.
Storage: Store on the counter in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. You can also freeze the dough: scooop the dough into balls, refrigerate for one hour, then throw them in a ziploc bag for a treat whenever you'd like!
Other recipes you might like:
Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 ½ cups brown sugar
- 1 egg room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 ¼ cups flour all-purpose
- 1 ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ½ cups semisweet or dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Cream together butter and sugar for 3-5 minutes using an electric mixer. It should be a light color and fluffy when done.
- Add in egg and vanilla just until combined (do not overmix).
- Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl, then add to sugar mixture.
- Add chocolate chips and stir to combine.
- Scoop into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until golden-brown on the outside but still light-colored in the middle.
- Eat all of them 😀
Did you make these perfect chocolate chip cookies? I want to know! Post it on social media, tag @battersandblessings, and add #battersandblessings so I can see your creation 🙂