Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe With Variations

"I finally found the BEST recipe after ages and ages of attempts to make the best chocolate chip cookies"
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Ready In:
25 cookies




  • Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  • Cream butter and sugars till light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix well for about another 45 seconds.
  • Sift the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and coffee together. Add the sifted ingredients into the butter/sugar/egg mixture and mix well.
  • Stir in your chocolate chips. Form the dough into rather large balls and place it on the cookie sheet, 3-inches apart. Press it down to make a 2-inch wide thick but slightly flat disc.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes on a greased cookie sheet. Let cool on the sheets for about 4 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to totally cool off.
  • Variations: chocolate-chocolate chip cookies - add 1/4 cup cocoa to the sifted ingredients.
  • You can also use peanut butter chips, or using the chocolate-chocolate version, Make white chocolate chip and macadamia nut cookies. The variations are endless!

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  1. AKA_Muddee
    I've been looking for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe and this is it! The flavour was perfect and they ended up nice and crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside (they also didn't go rock hard the next day). With my oven I had to add an extra 5 minutes to the cook time. I'll be doing some variations on these in the future I think the dough will work well with many other add-ins.
  2. SplitPea
    Very yummy cookies - I only added 1 cup of chocolate chips and replaced the other 1/2 cup with chopped pecans and almonds. I really liked the crunch that added - plus I thought 1 cup of chocolate was plenty. I omitted both the vanilla and coffee to have the chocolate flavor come out more. Will certainly make these again!
  3. Julesnsmiles
    Add a bit of almond extract ( 1/2 t) and these pop, although I did not use the Instant coffee. Great Crunch and texture! Making them again now.
  4. EK7992
    I would give this recipe more than 5 stars. The cookies come out crunchy around the edges and chewy in the middle. I even left out the instant coffee and everyone LOVED them. This will surely be my go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies from now on. Give it a try!
  5. aksingingbreeze
    This is an excellent recipe!! Everyone who tasted them loved them. I added a little cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter and they were perfect. My husband doesn't like coffee, so for his, I put in a little almond extract and a dash of lemon grind along with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. To die for! Since that turned out so well, I decided to try adding the almond along with the other spices (except the lemon grind) to my cookies with the coffee powder and they turned out perfectly. The taste was heavenly and with 4 people in the house, they were gone within hours (my husband even finished up his and ate some of mine with the coffee in them!) Thanks for the great recipe!


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