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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Easy chocolate chip cookies

This is the original Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe.

I think that just about anyone with even the smallest sweet tooth loves chocolate chip cookies.

What better recipe to use than the tried, tested and proven favorite Toll House cookie recipe. It’s difficult to beat these sweet treats.

These sweet treats are so easy to make and such a hit every time you make them.

I really think it is one of the best chocolate chip cookie recipes around.

Easy chocolate chip cookies

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This is the original Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe. I think that just about anyone with even the smallest sweet tooth loves chocolate chip cookies.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 Servings
Calories 99 kcal


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups chocolate chips, semi-sweet
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped, optional, but so good


  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside for a minute.
  • In a large bowl, combine butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Beat until the mixture is creamy. Beat in the eggs. Gradually add in the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Drop the cookie mixture by the tablespoonful on an ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 9-11 minutes, until golden brown.
  • This recipe makes about 3 dozen 2 1/4" cookies.


Calories: 99kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 109mgPotassium: 54mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 25IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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  • To make this recipe into a Pan Cookie recipe spread the dough on to a greased 15 1/2″ x 10 1/2 “x 1” baking pan. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into squares. Makes 35 squares.
  • To make Refrigerator Chocolate Chip Cookies, divide the dough in half and wrap each half in waxed paper. Chill for about 1 hour until firm. (The dough can be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 8 weeks.)
  • When ready to bake the cookies, on waxed paper, roll each section of dough into a 15″ log. Cut each log into 30 1/2″ slices and place them on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes.
  • Of course you can substitute butterscotch chips for the chocolate chips for terrifically sweet butterscotch chip cookies. Or use half chocolate chips and half butterscotch.

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7 thoughts on “The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe”

  1. Baking Is Fun!

    by Kyle from Canada.

    This recipe was fast and easy. It also gave my sister and I a great bonding session, however the time given for the cookies to bake in the oven for is much less. I suggest you leave them in for 12-15 minutes.

    From Karen:
    It often depends on your own oven.

  2. Sugar Question

    Originally submitted by Taylor from New York.

    Do we have to use brown sugar in the chocolate chip cookie recipe? I have all the ingredients but that, and im to lazy to go out and buy some.


    Note from Karen:
    You can replace the brown sugar in the recipe with white sugar. It will have a different taste and will not be quite as rich tasting.

  3. ooooh la la ….mmmmmm

    Posted by Seean Watsooon, Cape Town, South Africa
    wowwy powwie these chocolate chip cookies are outrageous! eat them…! chacha cha

  4. Submitted by an anonymous visitor:

    Our Favorite Cookie

    This is the recipe we run to through a marriage divorce and now dating. This is the recipe my boys and I run to on a wet Saturday afternoon.

  5. Cookie Dough Soft

    I think two eggs was too much for this comparatively small recipe-the consistency was way too soft and I’m still trying to salvage what I have left of it. I wouldn’t use this recipe again.

    From Karen – This is the original Toll House cookie recipe that works EVERY time. Not sure what you did differently. I usually find the dough seems quite stiff.


    I have just baked these cookies, after following the recipe exactly. Unfortunately, they had a very liquid consistency and spread out a LOT while baking. They were kind of bubbly, too. I added some flour to the second batch, and that helped a bit… But I’ll use a different recipe next time. The dough tasted good, though.

    From Karen:
    This is the original Toll house cookie recipe from the makers of the chips. It has been around for decades and is pretty much fool proof, so not sure what happened. I have never heard of this recipe being followed correctly, with fresh ingredients and not working out.


  6. More comments left at the previous version of the site:


    Yummeh! These cookies taste good even without the choc. chips! Yum I’ll deffently be making these again.
    Just saying I added oats to the mix and no nuts and they turned out good 🙂


    A joyous alternative

    by Adriana

    I really enjoyed this recipe! To make it less fatty, I substituted 1/2 of the oil/butter for a banana. The other half remains either oil or butter. I have not noticed any taste difference between using oil or butter, but oil, as a non-saturated fat, is less bad for your health than saturated fats such as butter. In this instance I used canola oil.

    The original recipe makes very crispy, oily cookies, and the fat overwhelms the taste of the cookies as a whole, and your tongue ends up desensitized, so you don’t taste the chocolate chips as much as you’d like. If you take out half of the oil/butter as I did, your cookies are less crispy and have less chance of breaking in a hundred pieces if you happen to drop them.


    Good cookies…kinda

    The dough when I tasted it was very strange tasting. But once the cookies came out of the oven they tasted better… make sure you put a lot of chocolate chips! But overall great recipe!

    Yummy Cookies

    by Kristen

    Dough seems pretty greasy before cooking but the cookies turn out fabulous – really yummy 🙂


    Mrs mama cook

    by Michelle
    (Indus Alberta)

    Thank you for the recipe. Just like the one my mom would make when I was young.


    The Best Chocolate Cookie Recipe – Toll House Cookies

    My Variation on this recipe. For those who like Whole Wheat flour and Olive oil.

    Substitute the 1 cup butter for 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil ( I used the brand name – Mastro – Extra Virgin Olive Oil )
    substitute the 2 1/4 cups of flour for whole wheat flour.

    My kids love them, and isn’t that what is most important when making cookies.


    Delicious Cookies!!

    These cookies were fabulous! i have made them with mint chocolate chips and half chocolate, half peanut butter chips; and they came out amazing!! highly recommended!!

    Best EVER Chocolate Chip Cookies

    by Belinda
    (Halifax, NS, Canada)

    This is DEFINITELY the best recipe I have come across! So far I have made 8 dozen in 2 days!!!

    by Jenn

    I love this recipe. I give it a 5. I would just make sure to add chopped nuts. It makes them taste so much better.

    Also be sure to take them out a little early because then they are super soft and quite delicious!


    Our Favorite Cookie

    This is the recipe we run to through a marriage divorce and now dating. This is the recipe my boys and I run to on a wet Saturday afternoon. We still Google best chocolate chip cookie recipe.

  7. These comments were left on the older version of this website:

    Chocolate Chip Cookies!

    by Julia the Great

    This recipe is the best ! OMG !
    I have never had a recipe like this in my life.
    Goodness! These cookies were the best. For sure.

    4 Stars out of 4

    by Reba

    Made this in hopes of a good cookie recipe. I have to admit this is one of the best recipes they were so good!!! My boyfriend even loved them and was shocked at how good they were. 4/4 for sure!

    😀 Mmmm

    Way better then the recipe my mom always uses (sorry mom) 😉 To change it though I think I would use a little less sugar!


    THE PERFECT Choc.chip cookie recipe

    I’ve tried many CCC recipes and this one is by far the best. I’ve followed this recipe many times and always get perfect results…I tweak it a bit by adding an extra two Tbsp flour and very well crushed walnuts.


    nice cookies

    by 8

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm the recipe is so good thanks did i mention mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm realy good


    by Crystal

    This recipe made 50 big cookies thank you a plus

    Toll House Cookies

    the cookies are the best!!!



    by brooke

    these r so good,


    Best chocolate chip cookies

    by Kelsey
    (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

    They were so easy and turned out perfectly! A+

    Great Cookie Recipe

    by Jessica

    This is an amazing recipe! All my death eaters love them! I would put it in for 8-9 minutes though, they’re chewyer that way. I’ll use them to lure harry into my wrath 😉 thank you



    by lesley

    Best ever cookies, batter is brill, cookies even better, 1 got 24 large out of the above ingredients…..FANTASTIC!!!!



    by Victoria

    All in all, the cookies were pretty good. I think they would taste better if you added a bit of oatmeal in place of the 1/4 cup of flour. It makes the cookies taste better, like Mama makes them.


    Adding Orange Flavour to the Cookies

    by Mary Ellen
    (Chilliwack BC Canada)

    I love the additional flavour when chocolate and orange are blended therefore I add the grated peel of one orange to the recipe.

    Best Cookies Ever!

    these were the best cookies i think i ever had i didn’t put nuts in them because i used them at school and no nuts but im going to make them now and see how good it is with nuts you really no what a true choclate chip cookie is thanks for posting it everyone in my family and on my street love them by the way from 1-10 they were a 11! 🙂 😛

    best recipe

    this recipe is amazing, but you need to make it properly. you cant substitute brown sugar for white because brown sugar adds some of the moisture to it. if you follow the recipe, have a good pan, and keep an eye on the cookies then they should turn out fine. but they are a chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe, they’re not meant to be thick and cake like.

    also, i would suggest turning the oven down to 325 instead of 350 if you’re having problems with bubbling/ burning.



    by kate macdonald

    worked out great ! 🙂 . me and my friend enjoyed it very much !


    Cookies were awsome!!

    by Sara Bieber
    (United States)

    Omggg I used this and I was like mmmmm I loved it!!!! i use it a lot now for everything.. Snack Holiday and family time!! Thanks for the recipe

    NOT The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

    i had to replace the brown sugar with white. but even though these cookies came out sort of salty and hard. and weren’t that good at all.

    Plain Tasting Cookies

    Submitted by Mike

    Well the recipe was really dry looking, but moist enough to squeeze into a ball if I really wanted too. There was so much in the mix it easily can make 3 and a bit dozen cookies.

    I didn’t like these cookies. They didn’t form into cookies well, they remained too soft and break too easy. I didn’t even like the taste very much, kind of plain.


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