Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of my favorite cookies in the whole wide world are Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Warm, right out of the oven, with a cup of tea after the kids are in bed…totally worth waiting until they fall asleep to bake.  They’re quick…they’re easy…and they’re delicious.

The basic Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is usually the best…no need to add extra this or that…except the odd egg-shell for added calcium.

In an attempt to save myself a dish to wash, I make the conscious decision to break my eggs directly into the mixer.  Please do not do this… Why?? Well, let me tell you…when the mixer is going and you drop half an eggshell into the bowl, you hear an awful crunching that tells you that the egg-shell is being mixed into your cookie dough…as you scramble to grab the lever to turn your mixer off, you will accidentally flip it in the wrong direction, mixing that egg-shell throughout your dough uniformly…. after you finish cursing yourself out for making such a silly decision, you will attempt to pick out as much of the shell as you can.  Being thankful for the little membrane that holds eggshells together.  With a spatula, you’ll sift through, looking for more and more shells until you are satisfied that you got it all… wasting at least 10 extra minutes.  (Would have taken 12 seconds to wash that bowl you were trying to avoid)… When your cookies are all done baking, you’ll let them sit, cooling slightly, then grab one to eat…the very first thing you will bite into is an egg-shell.  Fingers crossed that was the one you missed.

Feel free to omit the eggshells.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Serves 32
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 11 minutes
Total time 26 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter (Softened)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 tablespoons Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour


Be sure to only bake your cookies for 10-11 minutes.  Any longer and they will be hard and crunchy.


Step 1
In a bowl, mix together flour, baking soda & salt. Set Aside
Step 2
In Mixer, cream together brown sugar, white sugar and butter. Add 2 eggs and vanilla
Step 3
Add flour mixture to the mixer and mix on low until uniform...add chocolate chips
Step 4
Preheat oven to 370F


For cookies ready when you want them, take half the recipe and freeze it for future use.

I usually bake around 15 cookies.  That way I (and my kids) don’t eat too many all at once.  I freeze the remaining cookie dough in balls on a cookie tray.  Once they’re frozen I transfer them to baggies and they’re ready to bake when I am!

Chocolate Chip Cookies on a cookies sheet

Chocolate Chip Cookies for Freezing

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Tip:  Only bake your cookies for 10-11 minutes, that will make them soft and chewy.  They will not look like they are all done baking when you take them out of the oven.  Rest assured, they will continue to cook while cooling.

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  1. Those look delicious; cant wait to try out the recipe

  2. Belinda McNabb says:

    These look really yummy! Thanks for sharing and I can’t wait to make a batch or two of my own

  3. Those look yummy!! I will have to try the recipe.

  4. Cheyenne P says:

    That sounds delish! I also love the idea of only making a certain number…sadly I have a horrible self control when it comes to eating sweets. Thanks so much for the recipe and advice!

  5. Lee Pearson says:

    Thank you for the recipe. I will be adding it to my collection. The only problem with homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies is that I cant eat just one. I have to grab a few every time I go in the kitchen. They never last beyond a day. Love them. Thanks again.

  6. YUM will try this & then have to hide them

  7. Florence C says:

    They sure look yummy.

  8. I too love chocolate chip cookies! Thanks for the great tip on freezing the dough so it’s easy to whip up a quick batch.

  9. I love chocolate chip cookies but usually add some oatmeal since it gives me an excuse to think they are healthier. ☺

  10. LOL! I always get eggshells into cookie batter matter how careful I am! Thanks for the recipe

  11. I love to make peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.. :-)
    LOL to the eggshell, yes I think I have done that too.

  12. I love the idea of freezing the cookie dough. Saves so much time when the kids are craving cookies.

  13. Look delicious!

  14. holly messana says:

    we are always looking for new chocolate chip cookies, i love the look of these….will give them a try

  15. Anne Taylor says:

    who doesn’t love a warm chocolate chip cookie? Thanks for the recipe!

  16. those cookies look so good, I’m always looking for new cookie recipes; definately going to make these over the weekend, thanks

  17. looks good, will have to give this a try one of these days!

  18. Kristi Renout says:

    Other than the eggshell, the cookies sound good.

  19. I’ve never thought to freeze the dough, I will next time!

  20. Don’t worry about those egg shells! As long as they are crushed well you actually get a calcium boost from them.

  21. This is a great idea to freeze some, I’ve never thought of that!

  22. I always refrigerate my cookie dough before baking.

  23. Tammy Dalley says:

    Choc chip oookies are my favorite! Ive never thought about freezing them, great idea,. Thanks for sharing the recipe

  24. natasha severson says:

    these look sooo good i’m gonna try this recipie!!!

  25. kristy edgington says:

    Going to try this!!

  26. Ruth Anne Bakker says:

    the cookies look yummy

  27. Oh yum! And yes, I’ve done similar things as your eggshell. :D

  28. Victoria Ess says:

    I always freeze cookies! And sporadically mix some eggshells into the batter…

  29. Thanks for the recipe! I’ll try and leave out the egg shells. :)

  30. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    OMG these cookies look amazing! I have to make them ASAP!

  31. Jennifer Abbott says:

    Delish! can’t wait to make up this batch of goodness :)

  32. susan margaret says:

    Yum! I’m always looking for a good chocolate chip recipe.

  33. Angela Mitchell says:

    I am always trying out slightly different variations of chocolate chip cookie recipes looking for the perfect one. I’ll try this one out minus the eggshell:)

  34. My kids love CC cookies. Will need to try your recipe as they looks super yummy!

  35. Sabrina T says:

    I always worry about under cooking things, I will have to try your method :)

  36. valerie godin says:

    Will have to try these, they look yummy! Thanks for sharing

  37. These look great – I will have to try them out!

  38. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh these look really good! My grandson would love them!

  39. Should not read recipes like this in the morning, I am going to be craving these all day1

  40. saminder gumer says:

    looks like a simple recipe for a great outcome. they look really good and thanks for the advice on baking.

  41. oh those look so good! and easy – only four steps! Thanks for sharing.

  42. very clever, great time saving and will taste great too

  43. chocolate chip cookies are huge in our home. I am always looking for different and classic recipes to try. Will be trying this recipe out soon!

  44. Looks so tasty! Love cookies!

  45. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    good idea making them and then putting them in baggies. perfect for my cookie loving univ daughter who cant cook. freeze them then cook them so there warm. thanks!

  46. These look so yummy, can’t wait to make these my kids love chocolate chip cookies especially home made ones. Can’t wait to try a new recipe.

  47. Good idea for freezing 1/2 a batch…never think of stuff like that but would be a time saver for sure!

  48. Eva Mitton says:

    Oddly enough after countless years of making chocolate chip cookies – can never quite master the art of finding the best recipe. My cookies seem to flatten out and blend into one HUGE COOKIE and then I cut them into pieces. These look quite moist and compact – hey I’ll try it. Thanks for the recipe.

  49. Yum! These look so good! Can’t wait to make them!

  50. I love freshly baked choc chip cookies!


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