The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Cookies · May 15, 2012

Our all-time FAVORITE Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe! Everyone will love these soft chocolatey cookies!

Happy Chocolate Chip Day!!

Did you even know that was a holiday? I didn’t until recently but when I found out I knew I HAD to post this specific recipe just for today.

Let’s begin by making a true statement: I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t like Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Am I right? Or am I right?!

Well, being from the family I am we are all about homemade goodies, especially our COOKIES! The thought of a store bought chocolate chip cookie actually makes me want to cringe. I know, it’s kinda pathetic, but I’m just spoiled, k? πŸ˜‰

My mom is a great baker and has always tried out all sorts of cookie recipes. She was one of those moms that would have cookies fresh from the oven waiting for us when we came home from school. Well, although she has tried a TON of different variations of these cookies, our favorite happens to be from a family friend {thanks, Delora!!} I use her recipe as the base to almost every cookie recipe I do. It’s just good and soft! I know it works, and it’s what I’m comfortable with. Today, I will be sharing that recipe with you. It is definitely the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe ever! πŸ˜€


5 from 2 votes

The Best Chocolate Chip Coookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 3 dozen
Calories 2226 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips


  1. Cream butter, oil and sugars. Add eggs and beat until fluffy.

  2. Add remaining ingredients.

  3. Bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
The Best Chocolate Chip Coookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2226 Calories from Fat 891
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 99g 152%
Saturated Fat 67g 335%
Cholesterol 208mg 69%
Sodium 1613mg 67%
Potassium 440mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 317g 106%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 213g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 27.5%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Calcium 31.7%
Iron 46.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Our all-time FAVORITE Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe! Everyone will love these soft chocolatey cookies!

Our all-time FAVORITE Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe! Everyone will love these soft chocolatey cookies!

So soft. So yummy. I seriously LOVE this chocolate chip cookie recipe. And I hope you do too!

For more Cookie Recipes that were made using variations of this recipe see below. πŸ™‚

Soft White Chocolate and Butterscotch Chip Cookies recipe on { } Sure to be a favorite!!

White Chocolate & Butterscotch Chip Cookies

Mint M&M Oreo Cookies that taste JUST like Thin Mints!! { } Oreos and mint m&m's, two delicious flavors!!

Β Mint M&M Oreo Cookies

Strawberry Pudding Cookies recipe - YUMMY! So soft! Ingredients include white chocolate chips and strawberry jello pudding mix!

Β Strawberry Pudding Cookies

I wish I had a cookie RIGHT NOW!!

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YUM!!! I think I will celebrate by eating chocolate chips out of the bag all day! ;D

    Lil' Luna

    So, did you celebrate by eating chocolate chips out of the bag?? I’d by lying if I said I didn’t do that occasionally! πŸ˜‰

Heather Hawkins

Maybe I am just missing it somewhere but where is the original chocolate chip cookie recipe? I only see the 4 links for the variations! THANKS!

    Heather Hawkins

    I see it now! If I went to your website from google reader it wasn’t there but if I just went to your site it was! Weird!! But glad it is there!!


These cookies look so yummy and chewy! We’d love for you to share at our Tasty Tuesday linky !
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sue @ cakeballs. cookies and more

yum nothing beats a good chocolate chip cookie base.
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    Lil' Luna

    You’re right!! And this is the one I use for all cookie recipes. πŸ˜€

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

OMG! These are delicious! Just finished baking some. For yeats, I have stuck to my tried and true Nestle Tollhouse recipe. But these will be my go to cookie now! Even the dough tastes better…=)
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    Lil' Luna

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE hearing that, Jill!! Like I said, we’ve tried so many recipes but we keep coming back to this one. It’s just way too good!! SO glad you like it. πŸ™‚

Sharla @My Little Gems

That is my recipe!
I use whole wheat for part of the flour, and applesauce for the oil- but these are the best- we make this recipe all the time πŸ™‚ I was going to make it tonight and I did not even know it was just Choc. Chip Day a few days ago! πŸ™‚
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    Lil' Luna

    That’s too funny!! We got the recipe from a family friend years ago and it’s our FAV!! Every once in awhile we (my mom and sisters) will try a new chocolate chip cookie recipe, and then we always ask ourselves why cuz this one can’t be beaten! It’s the BEST!! Maybe one of these days I will try the healthy version. πŸ™‚


Those cookies look so good! I pinned them so I can make them next weekend for a memorial day party!
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    Lil' Luna

    Let me know how they go. I like to see what others think of it. πŸ™‚ And have fun for your memorial day party! πŸ˜€


they look so good!
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So YUMMY!!! Love the photography! Would LOVE it if you would link this project up at my brand new Trendy Tuesday party going on right now!!
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I just made these cookies Gluten Free and Dairy Free, and they turned into perfect little chocolate chip cookie puff delights. Thanks so much for this recipe!!!


Made these today, super good! Thank you! I have another recipe I found that is very similar just a little less crispy or no crisp…must have less oil…anyhow it’s really really good too! Email me if you want me to type you the recipe (from a magazine article).


Hi! I found your blog via Pinterest… Made these cookies tonight and they were great!!
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I tried these today as a dessert for our early thanksgiving and These are amazing!! I substituted milk chocolate for white chocolate though but it was great. Thank you so much for the wonderful post!


Greetings from London England! Just wanted to let you know that I have had the worst week imaginable, but today I stumbled across your lovely blog and this recipe which blew my mind and made the memories of the last week melt away in chocolatey goodness! Thank you!! xxx


    Hi Lizzie,

    Please let me know what gas mark you used, having trouble figuring out how 350 should be converted. Thank you x


I made these today with my kids. I used all butter instead of butter and oil and they were a big hit with everyone.

Tammy bigelow

I just made your chocolate chips cookies and my husband loved them!! Better than any other recipe that I have tried!! They turned out perfect!!


Chocolate chip cookies will always be yummy, but these feel waaaayyy too oily and the cooking time should be longer. It’s still practically dough inside πŸ™

    Lil' Luna

    So sorry you had a problem. Did you use the right amount of flour? I’ve never had them come out oily. I would also trying baking a minute or two longer if you thought they were dough-y. :/


    Are you by any chance in Texas? Mine came out the same exact way and needed 9-10 minutes to cook.


Wow! Can’t believe there aren’t more comments on these! These are by far my favorite cookies that I’ve ever made!!! Possibly my facorite that I’ve ever had. They’re just PERFECT!!! Honestly I wouldn’t change a single thing. Sooo soft. This sounds weird but they taste like baked cookie dough,obviously that’s what all cookies are but normally the dough is better than the cookies, not in this case! We love how you can actually taste all the ingredients. I don’t understand what makes these cookies so great, since the ingredients are so basic, but I don’t think I’ll ever try a different recipe again, everything will now have to try to love up to this! Officially obsessed.

    Lil' Luna

    SO glad you love this cookie recipe as much as we do. It seriously our favorite ever!! I use it as the cookie base for every Cookie-related recipe I do!! πŸ˜€


Thank you for sharing this recipe! It really is the best cookie recipe I’ve ever tried πŸ™‚
Everyone loved it and my super health-conscious friend even asked for more!! Will bake again using different toppings!
I also used butter instead of oil.

    Lil' Luna

    Yay! SO glad you liked them as well as your friends! πŸ˜€


Why 1/2 c oil and 1/2 c butter and not 1 whole cup butter? Have you found you really like the half oil/half butter better? What is the difference?


Would there be a different in the amount if using applesauce in place of oil as suggested earlier? I just made these tonight, and the cookies just ran across the pan, didn’t fluff up at all. Not sure what I did πŸ™

    Lil' Luna

    Hi Tristen. Unfortunately, I’ve never tried using applesauce before. πŸ™ I haven’t had anyone have this problem, but if you figure out the right conversion rate let me know so I can add it to the post for others to use. Sorry about that!


I clicked on this already having a chocolate chip recipe in mind that I thought was the best and ironically its the same one! πŸ™‚ the cookies come out with a much better texture with this recipe and I seriously recommend it above any other recipe because it turns out great everytime (if made correctly lol)


What kind of oil????????


    Yea, what kind of oil? I just made them with canola oil and they taste disgusting and have the worst texture!


      Vegetable oil πŸ™‚


this is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe! its soo goad. would it be okay if i made a big thick cookie?


I’ve made these several times now and they’re awesome. Thanks for the recipe! I use coconut oil (melted) for the oil, and it gives them a great hint of coconut. SO good. And the dough is to die for.


    I’m so happy someone mentioned coconut oil. I’m using that now 😊


I discovered this recipe last fall and have probably made it a dozen times since. They have always come out perfectly for me. I don’t know if I will ever make another chocolate chip cookie recipe. I’m wondering if you’ve ever made these into a chocolate cookie? If I could add a chocolate version of this to my cookie arsenal, I would never look for another recipe again. A chocolate version would be amazing with white chips or mint chips, chopped Andes mints, etc. Any thoughts, or have you tried it?


These didn’t turn out as I expected! I used raw brown sugar and caster sugar for sugar. They’re very crispy and hard, not soft n chewy πŸ™


I have been cooking it almost 20 minutes but It is still dough

Alyssa Stelzig

This is my go-to cookie recipe! At 14 years old, I am known as the best baker in the family thanks to amazing recipes like this! I made these for a bake sale, and one man said “You’re going to make your husband very happy if you can bake like this!” These are just overall amazing cookies! I have never had any better!

    Lil' Luna

    You are so sweet, Alyssa! I’m so glad you like them. They are definitely my favorite too! And that man is right… you’ll have one happy hubby if you learn how to bake well! πŸ˜€


None of the recipes call for sifted flour. Does that mean that it is a given that you do anyway… ? Or that you don’t? Or that you lightly scoop it ? ….. or what do you think?

    Lil' Luna

    If it needs to be sifted I will usually state so. For these cookies, just scoop into your measuring cups and level out – no need to sift. πŸ˜‰


This cookie recipe is AMAZING!!!! I use coconut oil in the solid for instead of regular oil. And I have cut the sugar way down. And the BEST milk chocolate chips I think are from Guittard!!! AMAZING!!!! My go to chocolate chip cookie recipe now!!!! Thank you. πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

    Ooooh… will have to give coconut oil a try next time. So glad they were amazing and a new favorite. We make them all the time! Thanks for stopping by!! XO


These cookies are perfect. Just perfect. So incredibly soft, and absolutely delectable!
So easy and quick to make, too – great for “I really want to make some something delicious, but also want to be able to sit down for a couple minutes while the baby naps.”

This recipe does make about 6 dozen cookies, so those who don’t want so many of these sinfully good things sitting around might want to halve it.

    Lil' Luna

    Using my medium cookie scoop I get a little over 3 dozen, so if you do them smaller you can definitely get close to 6 dozen. SO glad you liked them. They are definitely my GO TO cookie recipe and we’ve been using it for years. πŸ™‚

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These are seriously the best chocolate chip cookies ive ever had!! Thank you so much for sharing..
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    Lil' Luna

    Oh, I LOVE your comment!! So glad they were a hit. πŸ™‚


Quick question: Would it be possible to freeze the dough (already scooped into portions) so you could make just 2-3 cookies whenever you crave them? Because I can see myself sitting there eating the whole batch right away πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

    LOL!! To be honest, I haven’t ever tried to freeze them. I think it would work but you’d need to let them thaw completely before baking. πŸ˜‰


      I will try it and let you know how it worked out!


        I love these cookies! I actually substitute margarine for the butter and a combo of canola and olive oils … I double the batch and was able to freeze half for baking later. I love the soft chewy goodness! It’s the ONLY recipe I use for Chocolate Chip Cookies πŸ˜€


Hi I was wondering about the temp. It says 350, but as I’m from the UK I don’t know whether that is Celsius or Fahrenheit and what type of oven you are using. I have a fan assisted oven so do you know what the Celsius temp would be to bake these at?


    350 converts to 180


What kind of flour did you use? πŸ™‚ was it all-purpose-flour?

    Lil' Luna

    Yes. πŸ™‚ I use regular all-purpose flour in most recipes and will note whether or not it’s cake flour or something else. πŸ˜‰


I’ve told you before — these are the BEST chocolate chip cookies. I’m going to make them tomorrow and try something different – stuff them with a Dove chocolate!! I’ll let you know how it turns out!! I may have to bake a tad bit longer since they’ll be bigger. Thanks for all you do!!

    Lil' Luna

    How did it go adding the Dove?? Sounds like it would be amazing!!


      AMAZING!! But you can’t go wrong with this recipe – it’s my ‘go to’ very favorite chocolate chip recipe!! Thank you!! (I made the role batch for our missionaries and they keep raving to me — every week!! — about them!!) Thank you – again!

        Lil' Luna

        LOVE it!! And I’m sure the missionaries love you for feeding them treats. πŸ™‚


I must have done something wrong the dough is very dry and after 7.5 min cookies are still raw. Recipe doesn’t say but I’m assuming I was supposed to add a bag of chocolate chips

    Lil' Luna

    The milk chocolate chips are part of the remaining ingredients. πŸ˜‰ And the dough should not be dry at all… if at 7.5 minutes they are still raw I would try a few more minutes. πŸ˜‰


I always make this recipe and its amazing. They always come out perfect and delicious. Today I made them and they weren’t coming out quite right, so I made them again paying close attention to ingredients, and they again came out not right. I don’t know what’s happened. They’re usualy perfect. None of my ingredients seem bad, and ive made many things today with the same ingredients.

    Lil' Luna

    Hmmmm – that is so weird. I’m not sure what has happened. Did you use softened butter? And what was wrong with them?


      Yea I did everything the same. Usually they thin out a bit and look like your pictures with a little bit of wrinkling. This time they stayed puffed up, even when pressed down, and they got super crinkly and harder. But I didn’t bake then longer, any less they would have been raw. They had started to burn before fully cooked, and it was at the same temperature too. Usualy they stay soft for days, these crisped up instantly. I made the batter twice too. It makes me wonder if I had a bad batch of eggs or something and it didn’t affect the other recipes


        They were also not as flavorful as usual. So it seems like I added extra flour, but I didnt.


          You should check your oven temperature with an oven thermometer. I had a friend whose oven mysteriously broke and ran WAY hotter than the dial stated.


        It was probably the baking powder. It loses its effectiveness as it ages.


I made this for my boyfriend and he ate them all in one sitting. Not a day goes by where he doesn’t ask me to make them again!

Dina Duarte

I made these and they were very good, but then my daughter made them and used 1 tablespoon of vanilla by accident and we ate them. OMG! Amazing!! Our guests went crazy over them.

    Lil' Luna

    Never a bad idea to add some extra vanilla. I often add almond extract too – YUM!!


I really like these cookies there sooooo good just made some and they melted in my mouth! Im going to rec emend these to my friends and family!!! πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks for stopping by. SO glad you like them. They’re definitely our favorite too!!

    Lil' Luna

    I’m SO glad you like them!! They’re definitely our favorites. πŸ™‚


Looking for a cookie recipe to bake and leave for Santa this Christmas! I just had 1 question, do I need to change anything for being at a higher altitude? I’m 5000 feet above sea level and I usually need to alter my baking recipes a a little bit…


About how many cookies does the batch make per serving?


Can I use coconut oil?


i thought I read somewhere to refrigerate before baking, but I’m not seeing it in the recipe. Do I refrigerate and if so for how long?

    Lil' Luna

    No need to refrigerate before baking for this recipe. πŸ˜‰


I used coconut oil instead of regular oil and they were FANTASTIC!!!

    Lil' Luna

    I’ll have to try Coconut oil next time I make them. Thanks for the idea. πŸ˜‰


Literally just took these out of the oven. SO tasty. The only change I made was that I was out of brown sugar so I had to make some with white sugar and molasses (so the dough had a slight molassessy taste, but it cooked out)
I also had to bake mine for 3-4 minutes longer than your recipe stated. But I love the overall taste of the cookie! Perfectly crispy on the outside and soft and doughy on the inside. PERFECT level of saltiness and sweetness πŸ™‚ Keeper for sure. Thanks so much πŸ˜€


Dear God, woman, these are the best cookies I’ve ever made! Not only did they come out looking just like your pictures (which, let’s be honest, never happens), but they tasted as good as they look. I made a half batch from the quantities you posted, and they came out perfect. Soft, chewy, gooey, heavenly! A++ to you!! I am taking the few that I haven’t already gobbled up to a dinner party this evening, and I will never waste my time on pre-made Toll House dough again! Thanks SO much for sharing this recipe!!


Hi I’ve made these cookies a dozen times and they are delicious. But I was wondering if I could use this recipe to make a half sheet size cookie cake?


Hi I have made this recipe a dozen times and it’s delicious! But I was wondering if I could use the recipe to make a half sheet cookie cake?


I cannot tell you enough how Much I love these cookies. I found this recipe about a month a ago and I make at least a batch of these a week. These beat all store Bought or bakery bought cookies I have ever had. My fiancΓ©, who is the most critical cookie connisuer, says that these are his favorite without a doubt. Thank you!


I’m not sure what everyone is talking about but I dont think the recipe is that great. I had to bake them for 13 minutes and they don’t taste any different than the recipe that’s on the toll house chocolate chip bag. Just my opinion..

    Lil' Luna

    I’m sorry you didn’t think they were that great. We’ve tried SO many recipes over the years and this one continues to be everyone’s favorite. Always so soft and yummy!


My sister made these and they are wonderful! This is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever! This is our new go to recipe

Marcia Booen

Yep! You win! Loved these! I took to our church Bible Study last night, and they were a hit. We had everyone bring their Fav. recipe of Chocolate chip cookies, and these WERE IT, if I can say so myself!
I wonder if it’s the baking powder that makes them soft kinda thick? Never seen chocolate chip cookie recipe with backing powder…
Love your stuff!


These are wonderful! I made them for my husband to bring to work. I did one batch as-is and another substituting the last cup of flour for oats. They were both delicious, thanks!!

Bryony Leonard

This recipe just popped up on my Facebook feed and having nothing better to do (& having all the ingredients) thought I’d give them a go, really easy to make and absolutely delicious. Not sure these are going to last until Tuesday when I was planning on taking them into the office! Thanks Lil Luna!

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks for the kind words! I’m so glad you like the recipe. We make these at least once a month – they’re the best. I hope you can find more recipes on the site that you enjoy as well. πŸ˜‰


Shouldn’t you chill the dough first?


Hello! I’m on the Great Cookie Recipe hunt and I’m trying this recipe next! So far my favorite has been a cream cheese chocolate chip cookie but I need a great go to recipe that uses ingredients I usually have at home. Question for you though – salted or unsalted butter? I can’t believe no one else has asked!

    Lil' Luna

    This is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe:) I always use unsalted butter when baking:) Hope you like them!! Thank you!


My go-to recipe every time!! I just make sure to add a little extra flour so they don’t flatten out as much. In fact, so much extra flour that the dough is slightly crumbly and they’re super fat and the middle stays yummy. And I use 75% dark chips to be sassy. πŸ˜›

    Lil' Luna

    Haha..I like that, to be sassy!! It is our go to recipe, too..they’re the best!! Thanks for sharing!


Do you think I could make this recipe with all “white whole wheat” flour? I’ve not tried this flour in anything since my wife bought it.



    I make these with white whole wheat flour and they turn out beautifully! I use a scant 3 cups, however, as the whole wheat flour seems to absorb more liquid.

    Lil' Luna

    I haven’t tried that, so I honestly couldn’t tell you. I don’t see why they wouldn’t work out. I know a lot of people like to use that instead. I’d love to know if you make them with that flour!!


So I’m a few years later to the party it looks like, but I wanted to let you know how much I adore this recipe!!! I’ve been looking for a recipe that turns out consistent results each time I bake it, as well as on my different types of cookie sheets – this one delivers!!! I use a scant 3 cups white whole wheat flour, and canola oil. Today I tried melted coconut oil, and the cookies aren’t spreading quite as much as I’d like, but it is a cool, rainy day, unlike the relatively warm, humid days we’ve had lately. I also deviate from your original recipe in that I only use 1/4 c white sugar. Thank you for such an awesome recipe!!

    Lil' Luna

    You’re so welcome, Nancy!! I love hearing what changes everyone makes, to fit their own likes and tastes!! These are the best!!!


I can’t have butter but I can have margarine. Would substituting butter for magarine ruin the recipe or would it be okay?

Thank you

    Lil' Luna

    It shouldn’t:) Let me know what you think! They really are the best!!


What oil shall I use can you reply asap


Which oil shall I use


These really are the best! If they’re turning out oily, maybe try creaming the butter and sugars for longer – a few minutes, really. So hard to mess them up!

    Lil' Luna

    Thank you Kelsea! SO glad you like them! We like them too πŸ˜‰


How many does the recipe serve?

    Lil' Luna

    It makes close to 3 dozen. Hope that helps! Thanks for stopping by!


Can I use 1/2 cup melted butter in place of the oil?

    Lil' Luna

    I haven’t tried that, so I’m not sure how they’d turn out without the oil. You can try unsweetened applesauce. Hope that helps πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!


Hello there. I was just wondering how many cookies will this recipe make. If you could reply back that would be awesome. Thanks.

    Lil' Luna

    You could get 3-4 dozen, depending on how big or small you make them. I hope that helps!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!


      Thank you very much for this recipe. It is just sooooooo good! I’m definitely going to use this recipe all the time!

      Brooke Poulson

      softened or melted butter?

        Lil' Luna

        If I know I’m baking, I’ll put the butter on the counter to soften. I always use softened butter. Hope that helps! Thanks so much!


These are so yummy!! I was wondering how do I get them flatter .. they were more puffy didnt spread. I had to press them some which is so biggy but they stay in a ball just expanded some. I did use coconut oil instead.

    Lil' Luna

    I haven’t used coconut oil before, so I’m not sure how that changes the recipe. Mine are more puffy, than flat, too. You could just press them more. Hope that helps! Thanks so much for giving them a try!!


Can I used this recipe for peanut butter cookies and will they come out just as soft?

Kayla Jensen

I’ve made numerous recipes over the past 2 months for chocolate chip cookies… my husband has a crazy sweet tooth, okay I have just as big of one πŸ˜‰ but they never seem to turn out quite to our liking but this recipe… NAILED it!! I’m adding this to my all-time favorites!!

    Lil' Luna

    Yay!! I’m so glad!! This is our favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe!! Thank you for letting me know!


I made these cookies yesterday and my daughter said they were the best chocolate chip cookies she had ever eaten!

    Lil' Luna

    Oh, she’s sweet!! Tell her thank you so much and they’re our fav too!! Thanks so much!!

Trena Thompson

I added 1/4 cup hot chocolate mix, an extra egg, and of the flour used, I used 1 cup wheat flour. I also then cooked it 2 minutes longer. They where amazing! They are also amazing just following this recipe! I have loved it both ways!

    Lil' Luna

    That sounds great! I’ll have to try that! Thanks for sharing!!


I must have something really wrong because these were horrible! The dough was good, but once the cookies were baked, they tasted like oil and they were flat. I added more flour and I chilled the dough and that oily taste was still there. Even my kids, who love any kind of cookies, took a couple bites and trashed their cookies. Bummer πŸ™ But, I’m sure it’s an error on my part since there’s so many good reviews.

    Lil' Luna

    Oh, I’m so sorry to hear that! Not sure what could have gone wrong. I hope you’ll give them another try and hopefully, they’ll turn out, because they truly are the best!


Is this 1 cup of pack brown sugar or don’t pack the brown sugar?

    Lil' Luna

    I don’t really pack it down πŸ™‚ Hope that helps!! Hope you like these!! They really are the best!


Awesome cookies! And mine looked just like the picture! I have tried lots of recipes and now I need to look no more! Thank you!!

    Lil' Luna

    I’m so glad to hear that!! We love this recipe, too!! Thank you so much for letting me know πŸ™‚


These were absolutely amazing. I brought them to work and everyone loved them. Thanks for the recipe!


I’ve been baking cookies for years. Seriously the best cookie EVER! Made 3 batches and turns out EVERY SINGLE TIME!!

Ashley Walker

Yummy! This recipe was awesome! Only thing I did differently was cook the cookies for 10-11 minutes. Plus I used half white chocolate chips and half milk chocolate chips. Delicious!

    Lil' Luna

    Oh, I love white chocolate chips, too! Thanks so much for sharing and trying these!!


Do I grease the pan first ?

    Lil' Luna

    Only if you need to. I use non-stick pans, so I don’t need to, but you may. Hope that helps!


My favorite to make! I use GF flour and they are still amazing


Hi how much dough per cookie do I put on the tray before baking? Thanks

    Lil' Luna

    I have a cookie scooper or you could use a spoonful to make the perfect size. Hope that helps! Thanks!


Does the dough need to chill before baking? Also do you bake the dough in balls that flatten as they bake or make disks before baking?

    Lil' Luna

    No, it does not need to be chilled and I leave it in balls. They will flatten out as they bake πŸ™‚ Enjoy!


Great recipe, great cookie. Stuck with your ingredients and didn’t change anything. This is the cookie recipe I’ve been waiting for. Thanks!

    Lil' Luna

    So happy to hear that! Thanks so much for letting me know! It’s our favorite too!


With a medium cookie scoop, I found I had to cook these for 12 minutes. Otherwise they were raw dough inside. They tasted just okay. I don’t like the vegetable oil flavor in there. Next time will try with all butter…just afraid that will lead to them being not as soft when fully cooled.


Just a follow up. Tried to rate these as 3 stars. When I clicked on “rate” it automatically selected 5 stars and wouldn’t allow me to change it. That’s one way to get better ratings. Lol


I’m baking these cookies for a birthday celebration, and I am eager to make them as perfect as possible! With that said, which would be preferred: light brown sugar or dark brown sugar? I’ve been baking for about a year, so I’m still only a bit of a beginner. Thank you! xx

    Lil' Luna

    They would be a hit! I always use light brown sugar, unless it says otherwise. Hope that helps & good luck!


Hi! Just wondering how many cookies this recipe makes πŸ™‚ Thanks!

    Lil' Luna

    You could get a few dozen to a couple dozen or even more, if you made mini ones. It just depends on how big or small you make them. I hope you enjoy!!


These are truly the Best chocolate chip cookies!! I will say, make sure you follow the directions. When it says cream butter and sugars……make sure you cream them. Then beat the eggs in until fluffy….do it. It’s important to mix it. I made the mistake once where I just dumped all the ingredients in the mixer and then scooped them on the cookie sheet and they were terrible! I mean, it was still edible, but you could tell it wasn’t right. I’ve been using your recipe for years that’s why I knew I did something wrong when I tasted the dumped in version. Great lesson learned, follow directions. These are really the best cookies I’ve ever made! I’ve been making cookies for over 25 years and this one is by far superior to any other recipe I’ve made. Thank you so much for sharing. This recipe will go into the recipe books for my kids when they get married or move out.

    Lil' Luna

    Awe, thank you!! And, I’s so important to follow directions! These are our favorite chocolate chip cookies!!I’m so glad you like them1 πŸ™‚

    Elise Harrell

    This is my go-to recipe. I typically do 1 cup white chocolate and 1 cup milk chocolate and they are to die for. I want to eat them all. I started taking them to my students when I make them so they don’t all sit in my house staring at me. Love, love, love this recipe!

Nadia richardson

How many does it make?

    Kristyn Merkley

    You could get a few dozen. But, it also depends on how big you make them πŸ™‚


I just made these and for some reason they came out cracked and had an odd after taste. I’m a super novice baker so I’m wondering what I messed up along the way! Any advice?

Becky Maurice

These cookies are amazing!!! I used sea salt caramel baking chips instead of chocolate chips. Delicious!!!


Cookies turned out OK, seemed like a lot of sugar and a really gritty texture, especially the dough. Almost tasted like a sugar cookie just with chocolate chips. Followed everything exactly as written….maybe I will reduce the amount of sugar next time?

    Kristyn Merkley

    Thanks for giving them a try. I haven’t had them taste like that, but you could definitely lower the amount πŸ™‚

Patricia Vestal

Amazing !!! My husband said he wishes I hadn’t made so many because he can’t stop eating them ! I made sure to stash some for myself !!! Thank you.

    Kristyn Merkley

    LOL!! That’s a good sign πŸ™‚ Yes, I like to give some away, so I’m not doing the same! Thank you!


These are amazing! My whole family thanks you for sharing this recipe.


This has been my go to recipie since I found it several years ago. Just made it again for the millionth time (ok maybe a slight exaggeration) and they are just as good as the first time. I used to live in Salt Lake City and they turned out well that high above sea level. Now I’m in Las Vegas and they are still just as perfect. I’ve never seen a recipe do that transition so well. Thank you so much for sharing it!

ReneΓ© Kailer

I’m finding that I have to back the cookies longer, in high altitude. I’m in Salt Lake City and it’s about 4500 to 5000 ft high. Have you experienced that? I think that your cookie recipe is the best one I have found. I make about 10 dozen cookies every week and a half. My husband takes them to his volunteering job. They love them.

    Kristyn Merkley

    I haven’t lived in high altitude, but I know that is the case. I am so glad you like these!! We make them quite a bit, too! Thank you!


Thank you for this!! The best I’ve made:)


I’ve made these cookies countless times now, and everyone LOVES them!!! They’re also delicious to make into ice cream cookie sandwiches. Thank you so much for this recipe it is delicious!

Julann Moore

These were my go too cookies before I became vegan. So today I decided to figure it out. Subbed the oil and butter for one cup of coconut oil. I think I should have melted a half of that, and flax eggs for eggs. They turned out amazing! By not melting the coconut oil, my dough is very dry and crumbly. But it bakes up perfect. Next time I will give it a shot.


I have a go-to chocolate chip recipe but will try yours. My question is can you add chopped nuts to this recipe? My family loves the chocolate chip and chopped nut mixture.

    Kristyn Merkley

    Of course πŸ™‚ They are seriously the best! I hope your family loves them as much as we do!


They look amazing me and my little one are going to make them now i’ll let you know how they are


Brought these to our ward dinner last night and they were gone in a flash. Thanks for a recipe with only one cube of margarine, helpful when you are running [email protected]

    Kristyn Merkley

    You are so welcome!! I am glad they were a hit! And, yes, they are always gone so fast! Thanks for letting me know!

Ellie Bran

It’s not letting me give 5 stars for some reason. But they deserve it!
OMG! These are amazing! I make them without fail every week for Shabbat. Delicious! The dough is the greatest dough to work with, and the cookies are just amazing… I can’t say enough about them! Never will I pin another cookies recipe. Thank you so much!


Is there an easy way to print tour recipes…they look super

    Kristyn Merkley

    Thank you!! You should see a print option in the recipe box, when the cursor is in it. Or, you could right click & try to print that way. Hope that helps!


These really are literally the best chocolate chip cookies. They are absolutely just the right amount of salty to off-set the sweet. I also use an organic milk chocolate wafer for the chocolate chips, resulting in an almost semi sweet flavor with a milk chocolate gooey texture. I am the favorite cookie baker of all my friends!


My family and friends LOVE these cookies! They are so soft, and they say that they are the best cookies they have EVER tasted! I love them too πŸ™‚

Elizabeth Taylor

This is now my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe!!

Faith R. SMith

How come i can’t “print ” your recipes. It closes out before I have a chance to print???

    Kristyn Merkley

    I am sorry, I wish I knew. I don’t have that problem on my end, so I’m not sure??


I’m not usually one to go for chocolate chip cookies, but when I found this recipe…it’s all I ever bake! I love them. I’m actually about to bake some and was wondering if I wanted to add peanut butter, if that would work out and how much I would add?

    Kristyn Merkley

    I am happy to hear you love them!! I haven’t added peanut butter to this recipe, but I would maybe start with 1/2 cup? Let me know what you think!


I made these cookies today. I substitited Splenda sugar & Splenda Brown Sugar, & Hersheys Sugar Free Chocolate Chips. So soft, so good. Will be making these again. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    Kristyn Merkley

    So glad to share!! Thanks for sharing what you did πŸ™‚ I am glad you liked them.


So very fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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