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chocolate chip cookie recipe

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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Reminders: Bring eggs and butter to room temperature. Must refrigerate batter minimum of 24 hours. Allow batter to come to room temp prior to baking. For King Arthur cake flour click here.


  • 1 2/3 cups cake flour
  • 1 2/3 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups chocolate chips or chunks (I use a combination of both and reserve a few to place on top of the cookie before baking)


  1. Sift flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl and set aside
  2. Using a mixer, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy for 3 to 5 minutes
  3. Reduce speed and add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla
  4. Slowly add dry ingredients, mixing until just combined
  5. Fold in chocolate chips by hand
  6. Refrigerate dough for 24-36 hours
  8. Prior to baking remove dough from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature
  9. Preheat oven to 350°F
  10. Drop spoonful’s (2-3 tablespoons) of dough onto baking sheet (optional: add reserved chocolate chips to tops of cookies)
  11. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  12. Cool on wire rack
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