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3 big triple chocolate chunk cookie arranged on a white parchment paper after baking cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

These amazing chocolate chip cookies have been our favorite for years. Make them extra special by adding different sizes and types of chocolate chips. Our favorite variety is milk chocolate, white chocolate, and semi-sweet chunks! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 2 Dozen
Calories 175 kcal
Author Mikel @ Sweet Bytes


  • 1 cup salted butter, softened 225 grams
  • 1 cup brown sugar 180 grams
  • 3/4 cup sugar 150 grams
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 5mL
  • 3 cups flour 360 grams
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 4.5 grams
  • 3 cups chocolate chips 525 grams
  • 1 cup nuts (optional) 150 grams


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F 

Make Cookie Dough

  1. Line baking sheets with parchment paper 

  2. Cream sugars and butter on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

  3. Add eggs and vanilla, beat until well incorporated

  4. Sift dry ingredients together and add to butter mixture, mixing well, but only until all dry ingredients are incorporated.

  5. Mix in chips by hand, add nuts, if using

  6. Portion cookies with a cookie scoop or drop spoonfuls of batter onto cookie sheets, leaving space for cookies to spread between cookies

Bake Cookies

  1. Bake 10 - ­12 minutes for small cookies, 16- 18 minutes for large cookies 

  2. Remove from oven when edges are browned and tops are just starting to brown. Allow cooling on baking sheets for 10 minutes before removing to wire cooling racks. 

  3. When cookies are completely cool, store in airtight container up to a week. 

Recipe Notes

They freeze very well, store in the freezer in an airtight container up to 6 months.