Monday, July 20, 2009

Milk & Cookies

Ummm… Yummm!

Simple. Just the way I like it. Normally, if I want chocolate chip cookies, it’s due to an immediate craving for chocolate. Resulting in the purchase and preparation of a package of break and bake chocolate chip cookies. That’s right I don’t even bother with the cookie dough log anymore … too much trouble. It’s the pre-cut kind for me so I don’t have to waste any extra time.

But, then I realized I’ve never made basic chocolate chip cookies from scratch for the site before. Actually, I’m not even sure if I have ever made them from scratch at all … other than these pumpkin pecan chocolate chunk ones. So this obviously had to be corrected… right away. That’s one thing I love about this site. Gives me lots of excuses to bake sweet stuff.



Here’s the ingredients. I looooooooove looooove loooove brown sugar.

Cookie Dough

Anyone want to stop here and get a spoon?

Chocolate Chips

No. No. We must have chips. And lots of them.


Use an ice cream scoop and you can get your cookies to come out the same size when they bake.

When they’re done, let them cool slightly before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


Whoops… dropped one. Okay, so it was more like ten. (smiles innocently)


What to do? What to do? Why eat them right off the tray while they’re still warm and gooey and melty, of course. Continue until you are sick. It’s the best way.


Whatever is left after the craving is satisfied, you can store for an hour later when you finish off the rest with a tall glass of milk.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt with a wire whisk and set aside.
  • With a mixer, beat butter and both sugars until well blended.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Add flour mixture in two additions until combined.
  • Stir in 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips.
  • Use a mini ice cream scoop to drop cookie dough on a parchment covered cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Tip: About half way through baking, sprinkle reserved chips on top of cookies. This is just to make them prettier so, some of the chips are seen on top.
  • Makes about ??. (I ate too many before I counted. But a couple dozen for sure.)

But if that’s too plain for you, then have a little more fun with them and make some ice cream cookie sandwiches.

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

You didn’t think I was going to stop tempting you, did ya?

All you’ll need for these is some ice cream and sprinkles.

Cookie Cutouts

  • Cut cooled cookies out with a circular cutter for smaller, more uniform sandwiches. Or just use the cookies au naturale. Either way, still good.
  • Place a small scoop of ice cream on one cookie. Then place the other cookie on top of the ice cream and press together gently.
  • Roll the sides in a small bowl of sprinkles if you so desire.
  • Make and eat right away before they melt.

Cookies & Cream!


And for a little more fun, check out Cakespy’s illustrated timeline of the chocolate chip cookie. Very cute!

jonne said...

heey! I have a question: what do you mean by vanilla? Is it the same as vanilla powder or is it something else?
By the way, I think you are great!

October 9, 2009 10:50 AM
AGinTO said...

I’ve only made these cookies 3 times in the past two weeks! They’re so easy and soooo tasty. Thank you for sharing! These are better than ANY store-bought CCC’s!

October 9, 2009 01:11 PM
bakerella said...

jonne – liquid vanilla extract

October 18, 2009 05:02 PM
Kelly said...

yummm!! this recipe was amazing!! however I did substitute butterscotch morsels & reeses pieces for the choc. chips because I was all out. Came out PERFECT! best cookie recipe!

November 9, 2009 04:04 PM
AGinTO said...

I have made these cookies like a dozen times since you first posted this recipe! I’ve shared the recipe with others, I’ve tweaked it with nuts, coconut, cocoa powder, butterscotch chips etc – it’s my go-to-staple recipe now for cookies!

I think I love you… ;o)

November 10, 2009 12:33 PM
Dani said...

I LOVE this recipe. I have been making my favorite chocolate chip cookies the same way, adapted from Toll House Original. The extra brown sugar makes them so much tastier! LOVE it!

November 19, 2009 10:19 AM
Alex said...

hello, I have never made home made c.chip cookies, and my store bought mixes always come out wrong… yeah i know…hahahaha…. but i tried this recipe and loved it but i still managed to mess it up, my cookies fluffy any suggests to why this happen? thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

December 13, 2009 09:45 AM
andrea said...

yay for chocolate chips!!!!!
these look great and yummy! P=

January 1, 2010 03:41 AM
mez said...

These look amazing!!! I can’t wait to make them. My cookies never quite turn out like cookies…more like cakes?!! Strange! I love your site :)

January 9, 2010 08:04 AM
charlene said...

i attempted to make these and ended up with one spread out mess on a baking tray :/ not so great…too much butter maybe…any ideas what went wrong?

January 26, 2010 12:20 PM
natalia winny said...

it was great website. and i love all the recipes and this cookies.
chocolate chip i love love. can stop to eat this cookies.
and the recipes is easy to make

February 3, 2010 11:49 PM
ariel said...

I made these cookies last night for my family of 4. I used half butter and half oil because of the amount of butter (and i didn’t have another stick), therefore they were a little flatter. Its been less than 12 hours and now they are all gone! We generally don’t eat desserts that fast but these cookies were worth it!

February 5, 2010 06:12 PM
ariel said...

charlene- i also made a batch with the right amount of butter and they also turned out pretty flat. maybe next time you could make these cookies like brownies and make cookie bars!

February 5, 2010 06:16 PM
Mishti said...

I was planning to use a melon baller to drop the cookies. Turned out to be a messy disaster. Is there a trick? And should I chill the batter for a while …. if it helps?

February 7, 2010 02:37 AM
Alla said...

My little sister has been asking me to make cookies with her… I think it will be these :)

February 13, 2010 11:11 AM
Jelli said...

I made these for my Husband’s birthday. They came out great. Although I’m not a stickler for finding the “perfect” chocolate chip cookies, these did turn out very very well. Thanks!

February 15, 2010 10:08 AM
Angela said...

OMG… I just made these for my kids and my husband and they can’t stop eating them lol.. Thanks so much for the recipe!

February 15, 2010 04:10 PM
Miya said...

Craving all of your recipes!

February 16, 2010 10:04 PM
jennywenny said...

oh my god….that icecream that cookies….
ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL ME?! no just kidding.
there just delicious!!!!!

March 3, 2010 02:30 PM
Archna said...

OMG these are pure heaven! Totally should be asleep at midnight instead of baking, especially being 40 weeks pregnant… Maybe these cookies will help baby come out! Thanks for the recipe!

March 20, 2010 11:48 PM
Nichole said...

I just made these, they were amazing! I’ve tried other recipes and wasn’t impressed, but I had all the ingredients so we tried them. AH-MAY-ZING!

March 21, 2010 05:27 PM
Ashleigh said...

I made these today for all my friends, they are delicious! Thank you very much for this recipe, I will definitely be using it again (and again and again) =]

March 31, 2010 02:31 AM
Brooke said...

I just made these with my 18 month old son, who loved flinging the flour around with the whisk. They were delicious! I’m going to put some pictures of him helping up on my blog tomorrow and link back to the recipe.

March 31, 2010 06:53 PM
Maggie said...

I’ll try these someday. Do you watch Good Eats on the food network? Alton Borwn, who live in GA, made chocolate chip cookies on the show and I made them and they were the best cookies I’ve ever had. You should try them out.

April 23, 2010 09:58 PM
Aurora said...

I loved this recipe. Very easy to make. I made a few last night and placed the rest of the dough in the fridge for dessert later on this week. I do have a question though….
How do you make these cookies Crispier? I thought by chilling the dough would change the texture but they were just as soft as the first batch. What can I add, take away or adjust to make this recipie crispier?

April 28, 2010 11:27 PM
Haley said...

I’ve done this recipe a few times, and I can say it’s delicious! But it could do with less butter.

June 1, 2010 05:29 PM
Heidi said...

Finally a fabulously delicious cookie recipe! I have been trying new cookie recipies every weekend for the last 5months attempting to find the perfect cookie. No need to look any further, thankyou for sharing this scrumptious recipe with us! Bakerella is the Queen of cookies! p.s it made 34 cookies, minus the 2 I ate when I took them out of the oven!

June 13, 2010 03:23 AM
AGinTO said...

These are the BEST chocolate chip cookies ever… I’ve come back to this recipe again and again – Tonight must seriously be at least the tenth time I’ve baked these…

June 16, 2010 08:42 PM
Avni said...

looking good…

July 1, 2010 02:01 PM
natalie said...

hey.the ingredients is :
2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips

i don’t understand how many gram from 1/2cup of sugar and 1 cup butter :(

i’m from indonesia.i think every country has a different size of cup.

please help me
:’( :’( :’(

August 11, 2010 05:31 AM
kate said...

I live in Korea so all I have is a toaster oven and this is my go-to cookie recipie- it works every time! It takes a bit of experimenting with the cooking time and temperature.

In toaster ovens, they generally take longer and need to be made into smaller balls. Thanks for sharing!

August 14, 2010 07:14 AM
kate said...

@natalie: cups and teaspoons are the imperial way of doing measurements (versus the metric ml)

there’s some conversion information here:

August 14, 2010 07:17 AM
natalie said...

thanksssss a lot :*

September 4, 2010 10:35 PM
Laura said...

I tried them also with baking m’n'm’s – so yummy looking when they are mixing!!!

September 30, 2010 06:11 PM
Adriana said...

I made this and they were awesome!
Also if you don´t use chocolate chips and put some cinnamon and nutmeg instead they turn out really good.
Yummeh ^,…,^

October 12, 2010 11:43 PM
Meeks said...

These… these are the best tasting cookies ever. Thanks so much for sharing!

November 24, 2010 12:04 AM
Meeks said...

Oh, one more thing. The first time I made these, I used dark brown sugar and was very apprehensive to make them again, completely my fault!

My boyfriend saw some light brown sugar on sale and picked it up, I saw it on the counter and decided to give it another go! Completely different and infinitely better!

November 24, 2010 12:05 AM
Amy said...

I cannot make any type of cookies if my life depends on it. I have been trying for the past 8 years, sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies….. they all end up the same. They smell and taste sensational, but they LOOK terrible. They plump up so perfectly in the oven, but after I take them out… not a minute or two passes and they are completely flat and hideous looking =/ what am i doing wrong?

November 28, 2010 04:16 PM
Rhiannon said...

oh my gosh, these are some of the most delicious cookies i have ever made! thanks so much for a great homemade cookie recipe! :)

December 24, 2010 06:08 PM
Flo said...

Fab! just made them and ate a bunch :D

January 26, 2011 10:14 AM
Wendy said...

Loved it!!! It was the first time that I make chocolate chips cookies!! It was very easy and I loved the cookies. Thanks!! :D

February 7, 2011 11:54 PM
Ella said...

Milk and cookies…by far the BEST comfort food! I’m going to bake some today, for sure!

March 6, 2011 10:51 AM
Cristina said...

First time my cookies came out like I wanted them to. They are delicious.
I’m so freakin’ happy.
Thank you so much.

And I did’nt have chocolate chips, instead I used a bar of Hersheys with Ovomaltine. It was the only one available in the house.

March 19, 2011 10:03 AM
Linn said...

my god…YUM!!

March 22, 2011 08:23 PM
Robin said...

some how are another I came upon your website. I love to bake but i could not find a cookie recipe that worked for me. Then I came across your chocolate chip cookies. This was something that was easy for my 7-year-old to make. She did the majority of it on her own. So thanks so much for this delicious recipe, but also the easy to follow directions!!!!!

May 31, 2011 10:46 PM
DCPWWHS said...


July 11, 2011 12:15 AM
erika said...

Making these tonight, but with Reese’s chips. CAN’T WAIT!!!

July 19, 2011 01:59 PM
Hira Faheem said...

i made these cookies but..
why they are soft from inside?
they were not crispy like shown above?
secondly they were also got burn from bottom.. :s
where did i go wrong??

August 16, 2011 11:24 AM
Janice said...

Wow…. Soooo yummy. i just baked some now…. wish you could see it…… I’m gonna have to hit the gym now before i become a size 10!

August 29, 2011 05:55 AM
Valerie Marie said...

I just made these…absolutely amazing! Printed and saved this recipe, definitely taking this with me through life.

September 10, 2011 11:37 PM
Loveforfood said...

i must learn that. i love cookies.

December 7, 2011 08:25 AM
vicci said...

i just want to bake all these things at once dont know what to start with can anyone help me please this is all quite a new hobbie of mine im used to baking with gram and ounce measurements can anyone tell how myc i cup is equal to ? x

December 18, 2011 05:05 AM
Allison said...

I love this recipe. I make cookies for my boyfriend at least once a week and have tried multiple recipes and he told me to stop looking once I found this recipe. I sometime use milk chocolate chips and it gives it a whole new flavor!

January 13, 2012 01:41 PM
fa6o0ma said...

i was looking for a simple cookie recipe with pic and i finally got it ………..THAANKS bakerella

February 3, 2012 02:34 PM
newbie cook said...

I started practicing cooking for months and so far, there be a mistake or two. But when I did this recipie, I finally got it right. The cookies look good and taste great! I’m so proud :)

March 3, 2012 04:27 PM
Alphonso said...

How could I write blogs or articles and get paid for it?

May 28, 2012 01:16 PM
Nikkie said...

Just made these.
I’ve also made them without chocolate chips.
They don’t taste that good, without chocolate chips lol.
So I had to make chocolate chips.. all this chocolate chip talking ahaha can’t wait till they get out the oven! :)

Thanks so much Bakerella for all your recipes! there really delicious! <3

May 30, 2012 06:59 PM
Natalie Baker said...

I just baked these cookies how come yours look so flat and nice but mine look like ugly balls?

June 5, 2012 09:34 PM
Kay said...

Thank you so much for this recipe!! :))
I just made these and they turned out AMAZING.

August 21, 2012 11:49 AM
Ciekawostki, rozmaito?ci, informacje - budownictwo oraz dom said...

Zanadto obcesowo je naciskano.I w wy?szym stopniu cielesna od czasu Dor o troszk? nie rozp?ata? sobie spo?ród odpowiednich miejsc rozwini?tych coraz lepiej napadni?ta – nie bez kraju, poniewa? bieg czasu nie pozwala w?asnego budownictwa które mamy w je do ?ród?a, i?by to orzec – reszt? cia?a. Stworzenia nie wolno by?o Pi?tka szalonych pi?ek, natomiast co dzia?o si? w nocy, w tutejszym wypadku.
Budowa oraz zwiazane cele
Budownictwo owo.

January 24, 2013 09:40 AM
Maiya said...

hey i’ve made these a gizillion times they are fantastic.For easter i made them into baskets by turning my muffin tray upside down and then i put easter eggs inside 4 a easter treat yum yum. Thank u so much u inspire me to bake xxxxxxxxx

March 28, 2013 07:43 PM
samantha said...

Just made these-thanks for the recipe; kids love em!

December 14, 2013 07:30 PM
Rosie said...

I made these just now…. and ate 3 before they had even slightly cooled and come off the tray!!! nom nom nom

April 4, 2014 01:53 PM
Holly said...

Can you replace brown sugar with regular sugar?

April 7, 2014 07:40 PM
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