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  1. Watch how to make these chocolate chip cookies
  2. Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Cookies are delicious! Whether as a snack or a dessert, we all have those memories from growing up of our favorite cookies gracing our lunch bags. I have numerous cookies I love – part of the reason I started Cookie of the Month – but none are more basic and craved than a simple chocolate chip. Everyone craves a different version of the cookie: soft, crunchy, flat, cake-like, dark, or light – there are too many variations.

While mine may not be perfect, I think they encompass many of the properties we all love. They’re slightly crisp on the edges but soft and chewy in the middle. This is a basic that never goes out of style: a simple and delicious chocolate chip cookie!

Disclaimer: While cooling, you probably won’t have many left since they are best served warm after all!

Stack of large chocolate chip cookies sitting on white countertop with one cookie in front and rest of cookies wrapped up in parchment in background

Watch how to make these chocolate chip cookies

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Stack of large chocolate chip cookies sitting on white countertop with one cookie in front and rest of cookies wrapped up in parchment in background

Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 3 votes
There's nothing more classic than these homemade chocolate chip cookies! And since everyone loves one of these cookies, there's no excuse not to bake them up! Made in a short amount of time, you won't go wrong throwing a batch in the oven!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 51 minutes
Servings 36 cookies


  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ tbsp hot water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Cream butter and shortening until light, fluffy and incorporated. Add brown and white sugar and cream until light and fluffy. Add eggs, water, vanilla, and mix.
    ½ cup butter, ¼ cup vegetable shortening, ¾ cup brown sugar, ¾ cup white sugar, 2 eggs, 1 ½ tbsp hot water, 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Add all dry ingredients and mix to incorporate. Then fold in chocolate chips by hand.
    2 ¼ cups flour, ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp baking soda, ¼ tsp baking powder, 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Using a small scoop, place tablespoon-size cookies on lined or greased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 10-12 minutes.
  • Watch carefully – when outside of cookies are set and golden but the middle is soft, remove from oven. Let cool on pan for 3 minutes then cool completely on a rack.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 18.7gProtein: 1.6gFat: 6.1gSaturated Fat: 3.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.6gMonounsaturated Fat: 1.4gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 17.1mgSodium: 73.2mgPotassium: 26.5mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 12.2gVitamin A: 26IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 10.4mgIron: 0.5mg
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Difficulty Intermediate
Method Baking

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  1. Hi Kaleb,
    These are scrumptious! I use this recipe most often because the cookies have the perfect blend of tender crunchy edges and chewy soft insides, and they are buttery and delicious. Today I made a double batch and they turned out wonderful. I enjoy your site very much, gardening tips and recipes, and am happy to see your Facebook posts. Keep up the great work! It benefits us all.

  2. I watched a live video of you making cc cookies and I saw Carnation powdered malt on your counter. I couldn’t finish watching the video to the end and didn’t get to see how you used it in the recipe, and didn’t see it in this video at all. Can you post “that” recipe. Plus you used 2 kinds of cc in that one and not this one.
    One of my favorite things in life is REAL MALT!!, and I was soo excited to see it in your kitchen for a cc cookie recipe!!

  3. Hi, This ingredients list is not the same as what you used for the video. I watched . Where is the recipe with the molasses and malted milk? Thanks.

  4. 5 stars
    My 17 yr old grandson wanted to make chocolate chip cookies. We have fun baking together. This recipe was just right for him and the cookies turned out “perfect”. It will be added to the recipe book I’m making for him.

  5. 5 stars
    These are divine. I shared the recipe with my friend and told her it was “Kaleb’s recipe” referring to you by first name as if we’re best friends or something! ha!