Actually Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Actually Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies are just that…PERFECT! Super soft and extra chocolatey cookies just how I think all cookies should be!

Actually Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies are just that...PERFECT! Super soft and extra chocolatey cookies just how I think all cookies should be!

I am in love with these cookies.

After googling and searching and researching and testing (yum!) I’ve figured out the perfect combination of ingredients and baking methods to get super soft and chewy cookies.

I hate making and eating crispy cookies. I think they should be illegal, plus, who wants to eat those? What a waste of calories.

ANYWAYS, after a lot of trial and error, here is what I’ve discovered whilst creating super soft cookies:

Tips for making Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Use melted butter.
  • Use two kinds of sugars.
  • Use an egg and an egg yolk.
  • Use two kinds of chocolate chips.
  • Let the dough sit 20 minutes for the flour to absorb into the rest of the dough.
  • Bake cookies at 325.
  • Use light colored baking sheets.
  • Cool cookies on hot baking sheet.

Actually Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies are just that...PERFECT! Super soft and extra chocolatey cookies just how I think all cookies should be!

So, if you read the recipe through, you’ll notice the differences listed above. I suppose there are a lot of similarities too, but the small and minor tweaks are what set this recipe apart!

Actually Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies are just that...PERFECT! Super soft and extra chocolatey cookies just how I think all cookies should be!

Actually Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies are just that...PERFECT! Super soft and extra chocolatey cookies just how I think all cookies should be!

Actually Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies are just that...PERFECT! Super soft and extra chocolatey cookies just how I think all cookies should be!

If you love soft chocolate chip cookies, you MUST give this recipe a try!! It will blow your minds.

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Actually Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Actually Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies are just that...PERFECT! Super soft and extra chocolatey cookies just how I think all cookies should be!

Yield: 36 cookies

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Stir melted butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until well combined.
  2. Add in egg, egg yolk and vanilla. Mix until lighter in color.
  3. Add in the flour, baking soda and salt. Scrape the sides of the bowl and the bottom really well to ensure a smooth, well stirred batter.
  4. Hand stir the chocolate chips into the batter and let it sit 20 minutes to let the flour soak into the rest of the batter. (The warm melted butter will help with this.)
  5. Preheat oven to 325. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and scoop cookie dough onto prepared pans, using a two tablespoon cookie scoop.
  6. Bake 8-9 minutes, rotating sheets half way through baking. When you pull your cookies out of the oven, they will looked cooked around the edges and undercooked in the center.
  7. Leave the cookies on the hot baking pans for 5-7 minutes or until you can remove them without falling apart. Place onto cooling racks and cool to room temperature before storing in air tight containers.

Actually Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies are just that...PERFECT! Super soft and extra chocolatey cookies just how I think all cookies should be!

 

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  1. I was just contemplating making chocolate chip cookies and your recipe popped up. I love a yummy soft cookie. This recipe looks perfect.

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    • Hope you give it a try 🙂

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  2. Hi Lauren! I have a question: when you measure the butter, you measure the 3/4 cup solid and then melt it or you melt the butter and then measure it to 3/4 cup?
    They look fantastic!
    Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

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    • It should equate to the same amount, but for what it’s worth, I measure my butter before I melt it.

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  3. This is the America’s Test Kitchen recipe… Which is very good. I guess you did use 2 cups flour instead of 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons though. Any chance it’s their recipe, not yours?

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    • Are you referring to their Perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe? I can see how you can think that…they are pretty similar! Mine has all the same ingredients but different increments (like all chocolate chip cookie recipes.) My recipe: uses less flour, less butter, more brown sugar, less salt and more chocolate chips.

      Also, I don’t brown my butter, I let the dough sit 20 minutes and I bake my cookies 50 degrees cooler. 🙂

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  4. I found a similar recipe in the ‘Americas Test Kitchen’ cookbook and they also swear by using melted and cooled butter. They are currently in my freezer!! I am a CCC fiend and very picky about the finished result.

    I think people who over bake cookies should be shot LOL.

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    • Yes! Over-baked cookies are the worst!! Should be illegal.

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  5. Cookies

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  6. Yum

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  7. These sound divine. Love chewy cookies. Bet I could add some nuts too. Thanks for the recipe. Making tomorrow.

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    • I love nuts in chocolate chip cookies!! That’s how my grandma made them 🙂

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  8. I’m surely going to try this at home.

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  9. Tried these out last night for my famil. I followed your recipe and tips exactly, (except for the 2 tbsp scooper, because I don’t have one, LOL). They came out perfect! I yielded a little less than 36 cookies because of size inconsistency on my end. But, the cookies were soft, chewy, and perfectly chocolatey! My 20yo, 18yo, 16yo, and 11yo all approved!

    Thank you for the perfect recipe!

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  10. Do you need to chill the dough?

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  11. I’ve been making this recipe for several years now. I got the recipe from food.com. They are called Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip cookies. The only difference is my recipe calls for a full Tablespoon of vanilla extract and I bake them for 14-15 minutes. Yum!

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  12. C and I feel like these are Under done and that’s why they’re so soft if you gave them another couple of minutes they would not be that way just my opinion

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  13. I’m going to make this now.. but I’m confuse in milk chocolate chip. Can i add plain milk or .. how to make chocolate chip milk.. please help. Waiting for reply with all other ingredients to mix.. air care

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    • If you don’t have milk chocolate chips, just use all semi sweet.

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  14. Can I use unsalted butter ? Thank you

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  15. Chocolate chip cookies

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  16. Just made these cookies and they are amazing! I will not be making the toll house recipe anymore, this one is added to my recipe box.😊

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  17. Can’t resist chocolate chip cookies, definitely going to give these a try right away!

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  18. I have a melted butter CCC recipe I use all the time, so I was excited to try these. These turned out great! I baked the second pan a minute or two longer and they were still so soft and delicious! Also shared some with a friend and she loved them. Thanks for the recipe!

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  19. Just made these cookies tonight. Most amazing chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had! Thank you 🙂

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  20. Hmmm I have never used melted butter. I always use two sugars. Never use egg white and never wait 20 min for dough to sit to meld flour. I always have amazing and soft cookies every time. Unless I forget to check the cookies that are in the oven. Everyone raves about them.

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  21. Can u use raisins instead of chocolate chips?

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  22. I love chocolate chip cookies,this one looks great.But I have to have a good peanut butter cookie recipe to go with it.My husband loves one and I the other.So do you have one, please.lol

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  23. These are delicious. I didn’t have a cookie scoop but the shape and size are still just fine. Best CCC from any recipe I’ve tried 😁

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  24. Will try these.look very good .

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  25. Enjoy

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  26. Saw peanut butter oatmeal cookie recipe,lost it on computer, could you send please

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  27. Modifications for higher elevations? I am at 7200 feet! I am sooooo excited to try this!!
    -Anxiously waiting in Evergreen Colorado 🌲

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  28. Looks yummy!

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  29. Thanks a lot. Cookies taste great ❤

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  30. Looking forward to trying this.

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  31. The very best chocolate chip cookies, very soft and chewy!
    My family loved them.

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  32. How do you keep them from spreading since they have melted butter and don’t have to chill? Any recipe I ever make with melted butter and no chilling time ALWAYS spreads and then I get thin crunchy cookies which are super sad. 🙁

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  33. Sorry, but when you melt the butter and mix in with the sugar, you will get cookies that will not have a rise in them, and they will flatten out considerably. When you cream you are incorporating all the fat into the sugar evenly and then when you bake you get a nice rise as is spreads out a bit..still chewy, still light…..

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    • If you let the dough rest before baking, the flour absorbs the melted butter and the dough becomes less sticky, thus preventing the cookies from flattening out.

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  34. Goodness all these people saying this is someone elses recipe. Its similar to mine, but i use some corn syrup for a little extra chew. So this must be my recipe… anyway moving on. These cookies are delicious thank u for sharing!! I was neglecting to let mt dough rest, made a difference for sure!!

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  35. Made these with brown butter and subbed equal portions of Bisquick Gluten free flour mix. Carmel delishesness!!

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  36. These were delicious!

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  37. These cookies are fantastic! Except I found that baking them for only 9 mins left them soft and too underdone. I baked each sheet for 13 mins and they were perfect. Other than that, great recipe!

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    • I think my oven runs hot!! Glad you liked them 🙂

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  38. Guess I’ll be making these again, because out of habit I just put the cookies on the sheet and baked them totally forgetting about the 20mins of rest…oops. Oh well there’s no such thing as too many cookies.

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  39. I just made these and they are really good just a little flat. If I refrigerated the dough for a few hours would the cookies rise better?

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    • Add 1-2 more tablespoons of flour. That should do the trick!

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  40. Mmm…. I’m excited to try these. Thanks for the cookie tips!

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  41. I’ve been looking for the perfect cookie recipe, and this is it! Thanks for all the tips! 🙂

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  42. I gave up chocolate for a month…I’m and idiot…and I cannot wait to make these. I have missed chocolate chip cookies the most. 😭 72 hours to go. 🙌🏻

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  43. These look like my kind of cookie! I absolutely love chocolate chip cookies. My little and I will have to bake these!

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  44. I’m always looking for the “perfect chocolate chip cookie” recipe. Can’t wait to try it!

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  45. Totally making these for vacation this week!

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  46. Ok I made chocolate chip cookies just from a recipe from the back and tuck. They didn’t turn out very well and then I remembered this recipe! Will be my go to next time!

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  47. I have had a major craving for just a good, soft chocolate chip cookie – will definitely have to try this!

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  48. Can’t wait to try these! I always ha e trouble getting my choc chip cookies to turn out!

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  49. Can’t wait to try these! You can never go wrong with a delicious chocolate chip cookie!

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