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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

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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

Sea salt (I use Maldon’s Sea Salt)

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.
Before baking, sprinkle each cookie with a pinch of sea salt. Bake on ungreased baking sheet for 9-11 minutes.

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Yum. These are the best!

Enjoy

** 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 card stock. 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.

47 thoughts on “the best chocolate chip cookie recipe”

  1. Basic question for you: what does softened butter mean for you? I always have a hard time with whether it is too cold or too soft. Do you leave the butter out in the counter before you bake?

    1. I like to use butter that has been brought to room temperature (left out overnight or even just a few hours). If I don’t have the forethought to do that, I’ll put it in the microwave on defrost for 20ish seconds. You don’t want the butter melted at all, just soft. And not so soft that it won’t come out of the wrapper :)

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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;)

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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!!!

  10. 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?

  11. 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.

  12. 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!!!

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

    1. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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.

    1. 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!

  18. 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.

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