This Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is a family favorite. This recipe for chocolate chip cookies is easy to make and you’ll have plenty to share.

Little Buddy and I have been on a search or our perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. I’ll admit, we are pretty picky about our cookies.

Each week, we’ve tweaked our recipe. We’ve done it all. A few of the things we tried were:

– using different flours
– trying different butter
– halved the amount of butter and added shortening

Finally, we found our perfect recipe. This recipe makes a batch of three dozen cookies. It’s a good thing it makes that many because these cookies are gone really quickly! It reminded me of the song, Who Stole The Cookies From The Cookie Jar?


Here’s our perfect chocolate chip cookies recipe.

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

A delicious recipe for chocolate chip cookies.
5 from 2 votes

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Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 12 ounce package of chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine butter and sugars with electric mixer. Beat together until light and creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and continue to mix well with mixer.
  • Decrease mixing speed and mix in flour mixture, baking powder, and baking soda until combined. Remove from stand mixer and incorporate chocolate chips or your choice of ingredient using a wooden spoon.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop or a tablespoon, drop cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet or jellyroll pan. Bake for approximately 10 minutes until golden brown. Allow to sit on the pan for about 1 minute before placing them in your cookie jar.
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I sure hope you enjoy this recipe. Let me know if you give it a try. We sure love it. Oh… and be sure to have a big ole glass of ice cold milk ready. You’ll need it.


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18 Comments Leave a comment or review

    1. Hi Robyn, I made the carmel cake, and I’m here to tell you. I ROCKED!!!!!!!!! It was my very first cake. I am not a cake eater, but my husband is. I had been trying to get people to make him one for two weeks and no one had the time. Well, I got your recipe online and did it. I couldn’t believe it, but, it was a hit. My family ate the cake in 1 day.

      Romona Pearson & the Pearson Family

  1. Hi Robyn! Please reply to my message below: 🙂

    I really want to make chocolate chip cookies but I don’t have brown sugar and baking soda. I have regular white sugar and I have baking powder. I have all the other ingredients you wrote. So, I was wondering what should I do? Can I use white sugar instead of brown sugar; if yes, how much of it? Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda; if yes, how much of it?

    Also, when I do make these hopefully, can I just flatten out the cookie dough and cut in into circles with a cookie cutter or a glass/cup?
    ******I really want it to turn out just like yours, I hope!
    Thank you!!!!!!
    {{{5 STARS}}}

  2. These cookies were really bad. I followed the recipe and they look just like your picture, but they were disgusting.

  3. Hello Robyn,

    These cookies definitely live up to their name and were just perfect! Thank you for all your wonderful recipes! Xx

  4. Ok, here is my problem. I have been trying to bake cookies that don’t go flat and crunchy. From doing research, it appears the issue is using butter and not margarine (I have been using unsalted butter). I see you use butter in these. I will try these out this weekend (i have been a bit obsessive on this lately, wanting to get them right!). Any thoughts on the great butter/margarine debate? 🙂

    BTW, your best chocolate cake ever recipe has become a staple in my house. I bake for everyone’s birthday, and have even used that recipe (not the cupcake version) to bring cupcakes to my office. Always a hit!!!

    1. Hi Scott,
      I use salted butter, unless I specify unsalted, in my cookies. I really don’t ever use margarine in baking. My family enjoys chocolate chip cookies and I have a few different ones here on my website. If you particularly want chewy ones, you might also want to look at my recipe for Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies as well. I hope you enjoy the cookies!
      I’m thrilled that you enjoy the cake!
      Thank you so very much! 🙂

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