Indulge in the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, a timeless favorite loved by all. If you are looking for more sweet treats, check out our Classic Oatmeal Cookies!

A stack of Chocolate Chip Cookies.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies boast a perfect balance of rich, buttery dough and decadent chocolate morsels, evoking nostalgic childhood memories. What sets this recipe apart is the crucial step of chilling the dough, enhancing the cookies’ texture and flavor significantly. These cookies are consistently a top pick, with their crispy exterior, chewy interior, and of course a generous amount of chocolate. Bake these delectable treats at 350°F for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden brown on the edges. Customize your cookies by experimenting with different chip varieties or adding a sprinkle of flaked sea salt for a gourmet touch.

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Storage Instructions

Freezing chocolate chip cookies is a convenient way to enjoy freshly baked treats whenever cravings strike. Here’s a simple guide to freezing these delectable delights:

  1. Cooling Phase: Allow your freshly baked chocolate chip cookies to cool completely on a wire rack. This prevents condensation, ensuring they freeze evenly without becoming soggy.
  2. Preparation: Once cooled, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the cookies in a single layer on the sheet, ensuring they are not touching each other. This prevents them from sticking together during freezing.
  3. Flash Freeze: Place the baking sheet of cookies in the freezer for about 1-2 hours, or until the cookies are firm to the touch. This initial freezing phase, known as flash freezing, prevents the cookies from clumping together and allows for easy storage.
  4. Storage: Once the cookies are flash-frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe container or resealable plastic bag. For optimal freshness, remove as much air as possible from the bag before sealing it tightly.
  5. Labeling: Don’t forget to label the container or bag with the date of freezing to keep track of freshness.
  6. Long-Term Storage: Chocolate chip cookies can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Beyond this timeframe, the quality may start to deteriorate.
  7. Reheating: When ready to enjoy, simply remove the desired number of cookies from the freezer and let them thaw at room temperature for about 15-30 minutes. For a warm, freshly baked taste, you can also reheat the cookies in a preheated oven at 300°F (150°C) for 5-10 minutes.
A stack of Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Indulge in the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, a timeless favorite loved by all.


  • 1 ⅔ cups cake flour
  • 1 ⅔ cups bread flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ¼ cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups chocolate chips or chunks (I used a combination of both)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl add cake flour, bread flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl, use a hand mixer to cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • With the mixer on low, add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Scoop out 2 tablespoon scoops of cookie dough and place them on a large baking sheet, spaced about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Cool on a wire rack before serving.

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