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Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe photo courtesy of Victor Schrager

Chocolate chip cookies are a go-to favorite dessert, sweet snack, or after-school treat. With our easy, three-step recipe, you'll have soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies to serve and enjoy in no time.




Cook's Notes

If desired, use a small ice-cream scoop for uniform-size cookies.

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  • MS12477266
    21 JAN, 2019
    I followed the recipe precisely and they came out perfect. My family loves them!
  • franciepenguin
    18 MAY, 2018
    It wasn't quite what we were expecting. After a healthful dinner of kale and quinoa, my sister and I decided to indulge in the decadence of chocolate chip cookies, trusting only Martha herself to direct our baking. We used the correct measurements but melted the butter for a bit too long. We thought, "This is no problem, our fearless, wise teacher will not fail us." We were gravely mistaken. Our dough has the consistency of batter and stuck to our fingers like some ungodly things I don't want to mention on such a pristine website. Our cookies took hours to bake (figuratively of course) as we waited in anticipation to see what masterpiece we had created. Upon opening the oven, we discovered that our cookies had merged into a colossal flat cookie! We broke it into chunks and mixed it with ice cream and voil la! We realized that Martha had not led us astray, but took us on another journey we had not expected. All hail Martha.
    • jacobwblake2
      16 JAN, 2019
  • ALR3925838DW
    14 JAN, 2019
    My husband has always wanted peanut butter but since I made these he want chocolate chip cookies all the time made with this recipe. They are the best we have ever eaten.
  • kat_0708
    26 DEC, 2018
    Been making these for years, my aunt recommended this to me and I've loved it since then. Always got positive comments from my husband with these cookies. I made him a new batch of chocolate chip cookies with a new recipe and he complained and asked for my old recipe back. So I'm probably going to stick to this for the rest of my life. This is just the best. :)
  • MS10494048
    20 DEC, 2018
    These are the best cookies I’ve made. The are chocolaty and soft! This is my go to recipe! Thank you Martha!
  • MS10215964
    16 DEC, 2018
    This is my go-to cookie recipe. It is easy, consistently good and reminds me of making cookies with my aunt. It is a very forgiving recipe. It even allows for variations and my own imagination with ingredients.
  • qkrawiec15
    3 DEC, 2018
    How in the world do these cookies only have 3 stars??? Y'all must be doing something wrong because every time i make them, they are gone. I made them for my husbands dealerships last year and one guy dropped it on the shop floor and said its to good to waist it. these are hands down the best cookies i have ever made.
    • shalady213
      10 DEC, 2018
      These cookies are my families favorite. Made some today and for the first time something failed. They fall apart easily. Recipe and cook time followed as always
  • su7a993
    27 NOV, 2018
    This is my go to recipe! I think they taste the best with the semi-sweet chips. I also use salted butter and do not add additional salt. Overall best recipe you'll find; you won't be disappointed. A true soft and chewy cookie so believe me they go fast! I have halved the recipe before but then regretted it for that reason.
  • ewingjacqu1197505
    17 NOV, 2018
    I’ve been making this recipe for about 6 months. I never really rate recipes because I think of it as a waste of time. But this recipe is just so good! My family is obsessed with chocolate chip cookies 🍪 and I’ve been experimenting with millions of recipes. I’ve always thought it’s boring to stick to one recipe, but this is my permanent recipe. I sometimes cut out the sugar, strangely, it tastes amazing that way! I usually skip the part about leaving it in a container for a week (my family eats it up right Away! 😄) my family likes more cookie-dough type cookies (gooey) so we totally skip that step. And they’re just so good you eat them right away! I never buy in-salted butter so I just use salted butter and cut down on the salt (turns out great still!) all in all, this recipe is absolutely the best I’ve ever come across in years of making cookies. Ive never loved a cookie better! :-)
    • brittm131850510
      19 NOV, 2018
      Do you cut out the white sugar or the brown? I find white sugar gives me immediate headaches, ever since the birth of my second child oddly enough. Will still make as recipe reads, as we need to make Christmas cookies.
  • melissapjosep
    10 OCT, 2018
    Followed exactly and the cookies are amazing! I have tried other recipes but this one is the best.
    • pamelamaguiresm
      9 NOV, 2018
      Can I substitute Maple syrup for the white sugar

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