the BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are many family’s that claim to have the BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies. And, if your family has there own…don’t mess with a good thing. I am a big believer in family recipes. However, if your family has yet to find THEIR chocolate cookie recipe, will you give this recipe a try?
I honestly think it is the BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. Of any family’s recipes.
the best chocolate chip cookies!

3 things in this house are sacred. My daughters cookies, Nate’s coffee, and Nate’s chili. I’ve already shared Nate’s venison chili, lots of coffee shop coffee recipes, and so today…the BEST chocolate chip cookies.

All of the above named have been secret. They store it in their head. And hope that no one tortures them. I have not even been allowed to know. In fact, until recently, I wasn’t even allowed into the kitchen while they were being made.

Which, really, isn’t such a bad thing is it :).

Finally, I convinced my daughter that there are many of you out there that don’t have access to the BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and it would be a kindness to share.

It might have taken me YEARS of convincing to make this happen.

These chocolate chip cookies are a commodity in our house. Katie is bribed by many to make them, begged and tricked. All for a cookie. They are that good.

At Christmas, my siblings would tell her that they wouldn’t give her the gifts they had for her until she made a batch of cookies.

She did. And Christmas gift opening waited until everyone had cookies in hand.


5 from 1 vote

Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

the BEST chocolate chip cookies. Easy, old-fashioned family favorite cookies!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 2 dozen


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 bag chocolate chips


  1. sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. in aΒ separateΒ bowl put butter and sugars. Beat together.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla to butter and beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture to the butter mixture while stirring.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Grease cookie sheet. Put 1/4 cup of cookie dough about 3 inches apart onto cookie sheet.
  7. Bake in oven at preheated at 325 degrees for 15-17 minutes.

Other family favorite cookie recipes you should try:

the BEST homemade ginger cookies

the BEST Ginger Cookies (no molasses)

tahini chocolate chip shortbread cookies

Tahini Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies (my personal fave!)

Salted Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

Salted Chocolate Pistachio Cookies





  1. April 27, 2014 / 5:18 pm

    The cookies sound very good and the pictures make my mouth water. Thank Katie for the recipe. I am very anxious to make these once I return home from our mouth journey. I must admit I am a well known chocolate chip cookie taster. I evaluate and do quality control tests and any time I’m within a ccc I grab it and stuff it in my mouth. It is compulsory. I guess I was meant to eat wonderful cookies :-)

  2. April 27, 2014 / 7:04 am

    YUM! I want to try these!

  3. April 26, 2014 / 7:38 am

    There is nothing better than hot cookies from the oven and your daughters recipe sounds amazing. I will be giving them a try for sure.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Pieced Pastimes

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