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This Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is my favorite. It always comes out chewy and thick, and it always has the perfect balance between the sweet brown sugar base and the chocolate chips.

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There is a reason that no matter how many new chocolate chip cookie recipes I try, I always return to this one. This Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is my favorite. It always comes out chewy, it always comes out thick and it always has the perfect balance between the sweet brown sugar base and the chocolate chips. And I ALWAYS get tons of compliments.

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For the chewiest, thickest cookies possible, you should chill the batter, but I was impatient, so the cookies you see here went straight from the mixer to the oven!

Speaking of mixers…this batter gives my Kitchenaid stand mixer a run for its money. It is thick. So thick that an ex-boyfriend of mine, who shall not be named, burned out my hand mixer trying to make these cookies for his graduate student friends. I was annoyed.

Never mind the fact that I had broken up with him several weeks prior to this “Chocolate Chip Cookie Incident” and he snuck into my condo while I was out of town with his spare key that he “forgot” to give back. And then thought I wouldn’t notice.

He clearly learned nothing in the 3 years we dated…I notice EVERYTHING!

Moving on….

What you should take away from this story [besides the obvious adage that you must date a lot of toads before you meet your prince charming] is that these cookies are so good, my Ex tried to reproduce them himself because his Grad School friends were that obsessed.

No other cookie would do. True story.

Oh…and I changed my locks…

But the fact remains that these are my favorite chewy chocolate chip cookies. There is something comforting about them. Maybe it’s because I’ve been making them since middle school. Maybe it’s because they taste like memories. Or maybe it’s the brown sugar and chewy texture. Who cares? They are awesome.

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My Favorite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

This Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is my favorite. It always comes out chewy, it always comes out thick and it always has the perfect balance between the sweet brown sugar base and the chocolate chips.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 13 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 33 minutes
Servings: 36 Cookies



  • Preheat your oven to 375°. Combine the flour, cake flour, baking soda and baking power; set aside.
  • Combine butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar, and beat until creamy. Add eggs one at a time and beat after each addition. Then beat in vanilla.
  • Slowly add flour mixture until well mixed (5-7 additions); then stir in chips.
  • Make large balls of dough (approximately the size of half a lemon) if you are baking them now, or smaller balls if you are going to freeze them and bake them later.
  • Bake at 375° for 13.5 minutes or until the outsides have browned but the centers still look soft. My cookies do not look done when I remove them from the oven. Cool for 10 minutes on the cookie sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


The cookies pictured are smaller than my instructions by special request! They baked around 10 minutes


Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 254IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 237
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  1. These look PERFECT. I love a chewy cookie, and that center still looks soft and gooey too!

    1. These gems were baked for my husband…the ones I baked for myself may have been slightly larger and slightly less done! 😉

  2. Such a funny story! These really do look like the perfect chocolate chip cookies. In fact, I want to bake some right now!

    1. Every woman must have a few good ex-boyfriend stories! I love that they are consistent and I should know because I’ve been making them since middle school 🙂

  3. You sure do love your cookies! This recipe is similar to my chocolate chip cookie recipe and you`re right, it`s a winner. There`s just no messing with a perfect recipe that works. Funny, my husband like smaller cookies too!

    1. I do love cookies! I have to have a constant supply of chocolate chip cookie dough in the freezer for the husband! I must admit that he has turned me on to the virtues of the smaller cookie…I’m sure my waistline thanks him or something 😉

  4. LOVE these cookies-CCC’s are the bestest most amazing things!

    and omg….he broke in…and used your hand mixer to make cookies…that is INSANE

    1. I know! I can never get enough CCCs! Yeah he actually broke in to get the recipe and make the cookies…and thought I wouldn’t notice.

  5. The Husband will love you for these! Chocolate Chip cookies are one of his favorites! And, I’d never have the patience to chill the dough – it’s got to be straight from the mixer to the oven for me too! The sooner I can get them on the table, the better! Have a great weekend Lindsey!

    1. Thanks! You too Kristi! My hubs doesn’t either but fortunately he lets me bake a few testers and then chill the rest for pictures (usually!).

  6. Those look great! I like cookies with crispiness so these (not chilled) look like the perfect cookie to me! 🙂

    1. Which is perfect because then you don’t have to wait! I like a little bit of crisp around the edges but definitely not the middle!