Martha's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Martha's made many versions of these cookies over the years. Her latest, greatest recipe boasts crisp edges, chewy centers, and best of all, lots and lots of chocolate chips -- a whopping 4 1/2 cups go into the batter.

  • Yield: Makes 24

Photography: Mike Krautter

Source: Martha Bakes, Episode 903


  • 2 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups dark-brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time; add vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Add chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed throughout. Cookie dough can be refrigerated, covered, overnight, if desired.

  3. Using a 2 1/4-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches apart. Bake until golden around the edges, 15 to 17 minutes. Let cool on sheets 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.