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The BEST Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

The massive amazing reviews are in, and these perfect soft, buttery and unbelievably BEST Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are the BEST you will ever find!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword classic recipes, cookie recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 252kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby-Cakes.com


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 2 large egg yolks at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder and baking soda and put aside.
  • In the bowl of your mixer, add butter and both granulated and brown sugars and cream together for 3-4 minutes on high until light and fluffy.
  • Next add in eggs one at a time beating until incorporated. Then add in pure vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
  • Turn down your mixer to low and add in flour mixture in three intervals beating after each addition until well-combined. Lastly, add in chocolate chips.
  • Place dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Two hours is even better.
  • Scoop cookie dough in balls the size of a tablespoon and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet at least 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • Bake 10-13 minutes then allow cookies to cool for at least 4-5 minutes then serve.



Do not skip the chilling of the dough.  It is crucial for making sure that your dough doesn't spread too much creating a thin cookie which is nothing like the chewy cookie you want here.


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg