Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ah, the chewy chocolate chip cookie. A timeless classic, a symbol of comfort, and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. But let’s be honest, not all homemade cookies are created equal. Some emerge dry and crumbly, others pale and sad, and some lack that irresistibly gooey center we all crave. Fear not, fellow cookie enthusiasts! Today, we’re embarking on a journey to cookie perfection with this ultimate chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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Beyond the Basics: A Symphony of Textures and Flavors

This recipe goes beyond the ordinary. We’re not just talking about flour, sugar, and chocolate chips (although those are essential ingredients, of course!). This recipe incorporates oats and walnuts, adding an extra layer of texture and nutty flavor that elevates the classic cookie experience.

The Secret to Chewy Perfection:

So, what’s the secret to achieving that dreamy, chewy texture? Here are a few key tips:

  • The Brown Sugar Factor: While granulated sugar provides sweetness and structure, brown sugar is the real hero of the chewy cookie. The molasses in brown sugar attracts moisture, resulting in a softer and chewier final product.
  • The Power of Melted Butter: Unlike creamed butter, melted butter creates a denser and chewier cookie. It also contributes to a slightly crispy exterior that complements the soft interior beautifully.
  • The Art of Underbaking: This might sound counterintuitive, but one of the most important secrets to chewy cookies is to take them out of the oven when they are still a little underdone. They will continue to “carry over cooking” even after they’re removed from the heat, ensuring that signature gooey center.

Watch How to Make This Recipe!

For a visual guide and additional tips, be sure to watch my how-to video accompanying this post. In the video, I’ll walk you through each step of the process, from creaming the ingredients to achieving that perfect golden brown bake.

Beyond Chocolate Chips: Fun with Mix-Ins!

While chocolate chips are the undisputed stars of this show, feel free to get creative with your mix-ins! Here are a few ideas to inspire you:

  • Salty and Sweet: Sprinkle in some salty Cape Cod potato chips or mini pretzels for a delightful sweet and salty contrast.
  • Coffee Lovers Delight: Add a couple of teaspoons of freshly ground espresso beans to the dough for a unique coffee-infused flavor.
  • Fruity Twist: Chopped dried fruits like cranberries, cherries, or apricots add a burst of fruity sweetness and tanginess.
  • The Nutty Professor: Explore different types of nuts like almonds, pecans, or hazelnuts to add variety to the texture and flavor profile.
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Baking with Confidence: Tips for Success

Even the simplest recipes can sometimes feel intimidating. But fear not, baking novices! Here are a few pro-tips to ensure your cookie-making journey is a success:

  • Measure accurately: Using the correct measurements is crucial for achieving the desired consistency and texture. Invest in a good quality measuring cup and spoons.
  • Room temperature ingredients: Make sure your butter and eggs are at room temperature before creaming them together. This ensures they blend smoothly and creates a lighter and airier dough.
  • Don’t overmix: Once the dry ingredients are incorporated, stop mixing! Overmixing can lead to tough cookies.
  • Chill the dough: Chilling the dough for at least 30 minutes before baking allows the flavors to develop and helps the cookies spread less during baking, resulting in a chewier texture.

From Our Oven to Yours: Share the Joy of Baking!

Baking cookies is more than just following a recipe; it’s a joyful experience that allows you to express your creativity and share delicious treats with loved ones. So, gather your ingredients, watch the video, and embark on your journey to homemade chewy chocolate chip cookie perfection.

Remember, baking is all about having fun and experimenting! Don’t be afraid to get creative with your mix-ins and personalize this recipe to your taste. And most importantly, enjoy the process and savor the delicious end result!

Happy baking!

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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Recipe by Jason Hill –
This may be the best chocolate chip cookie recipe on the planet! Our homemade chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe includes oats and walnuts, but you can leave them out and still get fabulous results. 
Sometimes it's also fun to add some unusual ingredients, Try salty Cape Cod potato chips, mini pretzels or a couple teaspoons of fresh ground espresso beans. Have fun with it!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 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 (We use Coach's Oats) you can use less — 1 cup works
  • 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


  • Cream butter with sugars in mixer bowl. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well.
  • Mix flour, oats, salt, baking powder and baking soda in another bowl.
  • Mix butter-egg mixture with flour mixture just until blended. Add chocolate pieces and chopped nuts.
  • 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.
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AboutJason Hill

Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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