Hey friends! And happy Wednesday!
Boy, do I have a treat for you tonight! LITERALLY!
This past weekend, my handsome gentleman had his family over for the day on Saturday! We had such a fun day walking around the city, hanging out, watching movies, and of course, eating a lot of delicious food!
He had quite the impressive buffet, complete with classic NYC style pizza!
And what’s a better welcome, than some homemade, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies!
But these aren’t your typical “break and bake” variety. No way!
These are ooey gooey, crispy on the outside-chewy on the inside decadent cookies!
And they were an absolute hit!
One important tip: when you’re baking, the quality and freshness of the ingredients matter – as does the temperature! Meaning: get good butter, high quality chocolate chips, and of course, bring everything to room temperature before you mix them!
Here’s what you need: (Makes 32 large cookies!)
1 cup good butter, softened to room temperature – I used Kerrygold
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs (room temperature)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp hot water
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (high quality)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until completely smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, and then stir in the vanilla.
Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water. Add this to the batter along with the salt.
Stir in the flour in two batches, then mix in the chocolate chips.
Drop by large spoonfuls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake for about 10 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.
OK – when I tell you these were a hit…they were A HIT!
Granted, this recipe made a lot, so there were leftovers, but everyone was jumping at the chance to take home a doggy bag!
The thing about these cookies is that they’re super soft and chewy on the inside, while the edges get that crispy bite that is so delightful!
And the quality of ingredients really does make a difference! I used Kerrygold salted butter, and Ghirardelli chocolate chips, and wow – talk about a cookie experience!
And as you can see above, I varied the oven time a little bit for one batch, to make them a little more crispy than chewy — because I have some crispy cookie lovers in my life 🙂
I, however, have always been team barely-cooked-through, soft-and-doughy-in-the-middle kind of a cookie gal.
What about you? Are you team crispy or team soft and chewy?
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70 responses to “The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies!”
These look so yummy Caralyn! I’m definitely team chewy. And of course, team warm enough for the chocolate to start melting!
Thanks Emily! Oh my gosh these were such a hit! Team chewy for the win!! Oh yes – fresh from the oven is one of life’s little joys 🙂 Hugs and love xox
These look delicious. My Grandma always talked about everything being room temperature
Thank you Alice! Oh yes – the room temperature aspect really allows it to blend beautifully! Hugs and love xox
Ok, Caralyn, you’ve got me wanting some cookies now, along with a tall glass of milk. I am team chewy.
Hahah thanks Marques! Team chewy for the win!! And yes – milk is a MUST! Hugs and love xox
Chew-Y! Chew-Y! Chew-Y! Chew-Y!
(Gotta try this recipe)
Haha yes!! Team Chewy for the win!! 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Jan! Hugs and love xox
These look amazing! I will try this recipe and hope it turns out as good as yours!
Thank you so much! Oh my gosh they were such a hit! Hugs and love xox
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Ooh YUMMY!!!! I can’t wait to try these guys out!!! <3 <3 Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite 😀 (as if you couldn't tell … lol)
Hi Vera! Thank you so much! Oh my gosh chocolate chippers are definitely one of life’s little pleasures 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Oh my goodness, soo true!!!! <3 Chocolate of any kind is my life's little pleasures XD
Team soft and chewy! And I like em cold, which I understand is weird, but I think you should put one in the fridge and see what you think! 😉
Team soft and chewy! Yes!!! Ooh – yes – it’s like putting a Reece’s in the fridge. The cold definitely is a treat! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
These cookies look just like Subway’s chocolate chip cookies which I used to be obsessed with (still am, except I don’t go to Subway anymore). I’m really tempted to make these cookies though! I don’t remember the last time I made chocolate chip cookies tbh The chewy cookies are the best! 🍪
Haha thank you Hilary! Oh my gosh I loved those too! Especially their white chocolate cookies! And yeahhhhh! Team chewy! Hugs and love xox
I’m team soft and chewy, although on the rare occasion I’m eating Chips Ahoy, I’ve always preferred original Chips Ahoy to chewy, for some reason (if those count as real cookies… haha).
Team soft and chewy! Right on!!! Haha funny about the chips ahoy! Thanks Greg for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
Soft & chewy with a crisp edge for me. Yours look fantastic!
Oooh that does sound like the absolute perfect cookie! Thanks so much Paula! They were a hit! Hugs and love xox
Another work of art Caralyn
Thank you Ian!! 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Thank you! Oh absolutely – a cookie this good can’t be kept a secret! Haha Hugs and love xox
I do not bake, but I am just going to forward this post to my spouse whose a chef…lol
Haha oh amazing! I hope you guys enjoy! These were a hit! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
Nothing like these delightful babies to keep us ‘distracted’ dear lady 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 😂 🤣
I agree, Mark. Cookies are good for the world! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
Gosh, those look so tempting!
Haha thank you Sheree! Oh yes – these definitely were a tempting treat! Hugs and love xox
Love choc chip cookies
Oh Kenneth, me too my friend! Hugs and love xox
Bet they taste better home made though! Haha!
They look great and if I could eat the screen they would gone in minutes,appreciate you sharing them,peace
Hahaha you’re too funny! Wish I would send some to you via email! 🙂 Hugs and love xox
I LOVE chocolate chip cookies and will try your recipe Kerrygold butter is THE best!!
I am team soft & chewy!!
Thanks Kris! Yes!!! Isn’t that butter just amazing? You really can taste the difference! Thanks for stopping by! Soft and chewy for the win!! Hugs and love xox
These look soo good!! My mom has a similar recipe that uses shorting and the best chocolate chips in the world, Guittard. I have a million food allergies, so still seeking out a decent wheat/egg/dairy/almond-free option has been a been my mission… nothing really comes close to the real thing, though. My current treat of choice is Guittard chocolate chips + Royal Hawaiian macadamia nuts. Yum! 🙂
Oh my gosh – yum!! Yeah I feel you. With all my food allergies I’m still looking too! If I find anything I’ll let you know!! Macadamia nuts are SOOOO yummy!! Hugs and love xox
Ummm, you said you had a treat for me, or all of us, actually. When can we expect delivery!? 😁
Hahaha soon!! Thanks ca 🥰 heading to the post office now! Hugs and love xox
I’m not a big fan of anything chocolate (unless it’s the chocolate bars you find in stores), but my son bakes a killer chocolate chip cookie with walnuts in it. I can’t stop eating them!
Hi friend! I was right there with you, never really a chocolate fan. OOh sounds like an amazing treat! thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
I am Team barely-done, very soft and chewy, all the way, and I can’t wait to try these babies! Thanks for the recipe ❤️
Oh Mindy me too! I want practically dough! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
A beautiful post thank you so much
thank you so much Jim! I appreciate you stopping by!Hugs and love xox
Wow! Delicious. Cookies are my favourite. 😍😊😊
wow you’re on a reading roll! thank you so much! these were a hit! Hugs and love xox
Thank you so much. Yeah my friend! You are welcome. Hugs😊😊🤗
xoxooxoo 🙂 🙂 🙂
Mmm,mmm,mmm! These cookies look delicious, Ma’am! The thing is, my mum just baked a cake at Home a few days ago…So I might try this recipe with her soon…Have a nice day and stay safe, stay strong!
thank you so much! oh yes – this is a great recipe to share and make with a loved one! 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Your welcome Mam!
Well, if yu don’t mind, can I pls know your name Ma’am? Actually I am still unknown to it😅
I love cookies.