Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Learn how to make the best chocolate chip cookies recipe on the planet with my special guest this week! This homemade chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe includes oats and walnuts, but you can leave them out and still get fabulous results. We hope you enjoy what we believe is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever made on YouTube! Cheers!

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


  • 1 cup butter - softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups oats (you can use less — 1 cup works). We use Coach's Oats.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 oz. package good-quality chocolate chips
  • 1 bar good-quality chocolate, chunked into pieces (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts


  1. Cream butter with sugars in mixer bowl. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well.
  2. Mix flour, oats, salt, baking powder and baking soda in another bowl.
  3. Mix butter-egg mixture with flour mixture just until blended. Add chocolate pieces and chopped nuts.
  4. Roll into balls about the size of golf balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake on a pizza stone or Silpat sheet at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. It should still be a little soft when you take them out.

Recipe by Veronica Hill /

Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I went to culinary school in 1998, and worked as a chef for many years here in Southern California. Some of the great people I worked with included Homaro Cantu (Restaurant Charlie Trotter, Chicago’s Moto); James Boyce (Le Cirque, The Phoenician, Loews Coronado, Studio, Cotton Row),  and famed French chef Michel Richard (Citrus, Citronelle, Bistro M, Central). After quitting the restaurant business to start a family, I began writing a cooking column for several newspapers (Associated Press, Freedom News Service and Knight-Ridder Tribune), and launched my YouTube channel, “Chef Tips,” in 1997. I love sharing my knowledge of cooking with others, and I hope you enjoy my recipes!