the best chocolate chip cookie recipe

the best chocolate chip cookie recipe / jones design company

I posted this photo on instagram last week with this caption:

“Not to brag, but I make some pretty amazing chocolate chip cookies.”

I mean, just look at those?!

It’s always fun to try out different chocolate chip cookie recipes to get just the right consistency. I like fluffy cookies, a little crunchy around the edges, soft in the middle, with big milk chocolate chips (these are my favorite, but don’t buy from the link. The price is obnoxious. Check your grocery store or just look for milk chocolate chips in a different brand).

This recipe is a tried and true and favorite around our house.

chocolate chip cookie recipe / jones design company


Chocolate Chip Cookies

makes 4 dozen

3/4 cup butter (softened)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/4 cup flour
12 oz bag chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375.
In stand-up mixer, cream butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Mix in baking soda and salt and gradually add flour. Stir in chocolate chips.
Bake on ungreased baking sheet for 9-11 minutes.


Yum. These are the best!


** UPDATE **

Per your sweet requests, I turned the artwork into a freebie print for you!

 download + print this free chocolate chip cookie ingredient illustration / jones design company

There are two 5×7 prints on each sheet. Just download + print on your favorite cardstock. These would be super cute to give along with freshly baked cookies to a neighbor or friend or teacher!

Download the file HERE

Interested in how you can create your own illustrations? I have created just the class for you!

SIMPLIFIED GRAPHIC DESIGN is open for registration. Learn more HERE.

45 Responses to the best chocolate chip cookie recipe

  1. Jacqueline September 20, 2018 at 9:43 am #

    Love your recipe cards. I use them for my homeschool cooking instructional. Any way I could convince you to create more?!?!?

    • emily September 25, 2018 at 9:34 am #

      Yes! I have a few in mind – just haven’t done them yet!

  2. carol gourmet September 6, 2018 at 8:42 am #

    I loved this recipe, it looks delicious, I’ll do it for my children.

  3. Sophie July 24, 2015 at 9:58 am #

    The printable is absolutely adorable! Did you use unsalted or salted butter for your recipe?

    • emily July 24, 2015 at 10:48 pm #

      I use salted because it what I usually have on hand :)

  4. Aimee May 5, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

    Absolutely the BEST chocolate chip cookie i have EVER made! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    • emily May 5, 2015 at 2:35 pm #

      Oh, I’m glad you loved it!

  5. Jolie May 2, 2015 at 5:19 pm #

    Hi Emily, what cookie scoop size do you use? <3

    • emily May 3, 2015 at 10:05 pm #

      I use a regular eating spoon and just scoop heaping balls.

  6. liz May 1, 2015 at 7:34 pm #

    These are terrific! And they really look as good as the picture when you make them! :) Thanks for sharing the “new” recipe so that we can be like you and make the best chocolate chip cookies too!

  7. Margaret Carey April 28, 2015 at 6:39 pm #

    Thanks so much Emily….this would be fabulous to use for our Kids Church for their…… thanks to the helpers ……..lesson…..

  8. laribrook April 16, 2015 at 11:57 am #

    These sound just like our favorite Ghirardelli recipe which I agree is the best!! Cute graphics too :)

  9. Kristy Crisler April 16, 2015 at 10:45 am #

    The printable is perfect as a visual aid for the kids in my baking group for our 4-H club. Thanks!

  10. Vanessa April 10, 2015 at 12:35 am #

    There’s nothing I like more than chocolate chip cookies — and your recipe is pretty close to my tried-and-true one, too. *Like minds and all.*

    Anyway, thanks for offering this as a printable. I’m going to frame it and put it in my kitchen.

  11. Andrea April 9, 2015 at 10:54 pm #

    Those drawings are adorable! Thanks for the print! I actually have an amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe too, I’ll have to try yours and compare. My “secret” ingredient is instant vanilla pudding, makes them super fluffy;)

  12. Heidi April 9, 2015 at 4:42 pm #

    My daughter’s scout troop is working on the cooking badge and each girl needs to share a few recipes on 5×7 cards at the next meeting. Guess what we will be printing for each girl in our troop?! Precious!

  13. gloria April 9, 2015 at 1:17 pm #

    made these last night with my daughter. loved, loved, loved them. they are very similar to cookies at one of our favorite spots that is no longer opened. glad we found this recipe. also, thanks for the download-adorable.

  14. Theresa April 9, 2015 at 6:23 am #

    What apt do you use to do all of this stuff with. So cute could eat the graphics. Not as chatting. LOL

    • emily April 10, 2015 at 8:20 pm #

      I design using Adobe Illustrator. You can learn more here: https://jonesdesigncompany.com/graphic-design/

  15. Jamie April 8, 2015 at 5:49 pm #

    It would be “sweet” if the recipe could also be printed on a 4″ x 6″ recipe card! (I could write the directions on the back.)
    …’Cause they sound yummy!

  16. Sara April 8, 2015 at 2:45 pm #

    Oh, Emily, you never cease to amaze me with your adorable creativity! I just printed the printable and can’t wait to frame it for my kitchen. Chocolate chip cookies are the best! Thank you!!!

  17. Kim Daniels April 8, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

    My recipe is super close to this. I use 1/2 cup of butter and semi-sweet or bittersweet chips. What a cute little printable!

  18. Marilyn April 8, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

    Would it be possible to use the download of the pictures for the chocolate chip cookie ingredients, write the recipe on the back and hand them out at our next calligraphy meeting?

    • emily April 8, 2015 at 8:41 pm #

      Sure! Just not for resale.

  19. jami nato April 8, 2015 at 1:26 pm #

    you make everything so damn cute. i love you.

    • emily April 8, 2015 at 8:41 pm #

      well, i try. :)

  20. Annie April 8, 2015 at 1:24 pm #

    Emily–You are so generous. I like chocolate chip cookies exactly as you described them too! Cute print too! I think a recipe book with graphics like this would be so popular. Thank you kindly.

  21. Anita F. April 8, 2015 at 12:55 pm #

    Oh my goodness!!!! This may be one of my favorites you’ve made!!! I would love to have several more like this to print and put in my kitchen!!!! Thank you so much!!!

  22. Danielle April 8, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    The print is adorable! I love it. Thank you so much!

  23. Andrea April 8, 2015 at 10:37 am #

    I agree, a tea towel or a cute kitchen print is called for!

  24. Danielle Iafrate April 8, 2015 at 10:36 am #

    Please, please, please make this a printout :)

    • emily April 8, 2015 at 11:25 am #

      just added it :)

  25. Tracey Bartula April 8, 2015 at 10:26 am #

    It would be really fun if you made this recipe a 5×7 printable to frame and hang in the kitchen…just sayin’ :)

    • emily April 8, 2015 at 11:25 am #

      Your wish is granted :)

  26. Ginger April 8, 2015 at 10:19 am #

    I love the graphics. The recipe looks more like a story rather than instructions. I may try this, when I never have time, for the special family recipes we save for the holidays.

  27. Lauren @ Ordinary|Awesome April 8, 2015 at 10:16 am #

    Oh my – the skillet cookie does sound amazing too. I’ve got to go antiquing and find a cast iron skillet first… A serious hole in my kitchen equipment.

  28. Lauren @ Ordinary|Awesome April 8, 2015 at 10:15 am #

    I LOVE trying new chocolate chip cookie recipes!! Can’t wait to try this one :) Um… speaking of cute graphics – do you use one of those nifty digital pads/pens to draw yours or did you do it with a mouse?? Either way – adorable.

    • emily April 8, 2015 at 10:22 am #

      You’re sweet :)

      I have a wacom tablet that I could use to draw, but I always opt for the mouse. For this one, I actually used the trackpad on my laptop.

  29. Suzanne April 8, 2015 at 10:14 am #

    Oh, that skillet cookie looks very dangerous, very dangerous indeed.

  30. Jessica April 8, 2015 at 10:14 am #

    Sounds amazing. Since my bf is a chocolate cookie snob I absolutely have to make these for him! I’ll also try it in an iron skillet. That sounds to die for. Is there a tasty reduced fat option for me? Lol

  31. Sarah Catherine Design April 8, 2015 at 8:02 am #

    Home made cookies from scratch are the BEST! You should try out your Choc Chip cookie recipe with doing a skillet cookie! Just make your dough like normal and instead of dividing it up into cookies on a sheet put the whole glob of dough into an iron skillet (like you would cornbread) and bake it like normal until the edge and top are golden (you’ll need to bake it a little longer than you would for cookies, just keep an eye on it.) The center will stay gooey like a cobbler. Serve just like you would a cobbler with vanilla ice cream! Your kids will love you for it.

    • emily April 8, 2015 at 10:16 am #

      yum … we call that a pizzookie! (there is a restaurant that makes them and in college we got them all the time!). We’ve also tried it in aluminum muffin cups for the kids – just cut them apart to serve – and that works great too!

  32. Abbie April 8, 2015 at 7:52 am #

    This is very close to the recipe I use, except that yours has less butter, and mine has 2 tbs of dark Karo syrup (adds a deep, almost toffee-ish flavor…Mmmmm). Also, I use Ghiradelli chocolate chips because they’re delish and BIG (because caps helps you understand that concept better, apparently) and can be found in bulk at Sam’s Club (dangerous).

    Also? Milk-chocolate covered Heath bits. Total game-changer, right there.

  33. Jill April 8, 2015 at 5:42 am #

    Since your caramel recipe it to die for, I’m certain these are as well! Cooking making will be happening at my house on Friday :)

  34. Suzanne April 8, 2015 at 4:32 am #

    Well, that is definitely the CUTEST chocolate chip cookie recipe I’ve ever seen! Any cookbooks in the works?

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