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.

Milk & Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2-1/4 cups 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt with a wire whisk and set aside.
  3. With a mixer, beat butter and both sugars until well blended.
  4. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  5. Add flour mixture in two additions until combined.
  6. Stir in 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips.
  7. Use a mini ice cream scoop to drop cookie dough on a parchment covered cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  8. Press reserved chips on top of cookies before baking. This is just to make them prettier so, some of the chips are seen on top.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes.


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!

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264 comments on “Milk & Cookies”

  1. oh my, you’re giving me such cravings!
    unfortunately we’re redoing our kitchen at the moment so I don’t have an oven but these might be the first thing i bake in the new one!

  2. The first tray of these is in the oven as I write this, the batter is chock-full of chocolate chips! i love it. I used mini ones, so I could put more of them in…*laughs*

  3. I’m baking this right now and I gotta say I did stopped and got a spoon :P Just great cookies….

  4. Just found your blog and am excited about your site. The sales lady at Cake Art told me about you. I've just taken my first Wilton course and am looking forward to baking, decorating and learning more. I've really enjoyed seeing what you do…thanks for sharing.

  5. Next time add a spoon full of smooth peanut butter. It keeps them crunchy on outside and soft in middle. I have people at my office that hate peanut butter but they can't taste it in these cookies.

  6. Bakerella, you're a genius! These are so good, I just made them and ate the first as it was still warm and gooey, as you wrote. Sooo good! Thank you so much!

  7. Oh my god I made these and they were AMAZING! So yummy! Keep blogging!

  8. These sure look yummy!ice-cream sandwich. What a great idea!They look extremely heavenly…thanks!!!

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  9. Can I just say how much I LOVE your blog Bakerella! I loved this reciepe, I live in the UK and we dont go on cup sizes but grams and all of that, but i luckily have my own set of cups i brought to weigh out the ingredients after i brought the Magnolia Bakery cookbook (amazing cupcakes and peanut butter cookies) but i have to say this reciepe was amazing.
    Although, first time I made them i made them way too big and they just fel apart! Do you think two eggs is too many and makes the mixture too wet? I'm gonna try just one large egg this time. Making them tomorrow for my neices 2nd birthday and she LOVES chocolate, so i'm sure these wont hang around for long!
    Thanks again for the reciepe, apart from making my cookies too big (doh) its fool proof!

  10. I just pulled my first pan out of the oven – delicious and the house smells great. Thanks so much for a wonderful recipe.

  11. Man they look good – especially in the ice-cream sandwich. What a great idea!

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  12. I just made these about 2 hours ago. And I have only had one. I had been busy cleaning up and right before that I made blueberry waffles and bacon so I was already full. But I found I was out of brown sugar so i made it with the white sugar 3/4 cup white sugar and 3/4 cup Natural sugar and with that it still came out great maybe the best I ever had.

  13. Its impossible for me to express just how hungry this post made me :-D

  14. Just had a dental student tell me about your website and was doing a little browsing – when I go to the trouble to make homemade chocolate chip cookies I stick to the recipe on the Nestle bag EXCEPT – I use the butter flavor Crisco AND I refrigerate the batter just a bit and roll each cookie in regular granulated sugar before cooking – gives it a nice bakery shop look and great taste and texture.

  15. These are SO GOOD! I have made 2 batches in the past week and everyone that has tasted them LOVES them. Even my husband – who typically only likes chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven – liked the one that he ate the day after I baked them. Big thumbs up! I will have to be careful about baking them often, as I tended to grab two or three every time I passed by the jar. :)

  16. Kelly – Whoo hoo… glad you liked!

    Jessica – Yay, too!

    Jenny _ don't really use silicone except for the mats. Those are great

    Cathy – Yes! It's my downfall.

    Cindy – Fantastic!

    Cakespy – It was just too cute.

    Anonymous – Sure!

    Cari – I like that, too!

    Jessica Morris – No, but now I am going to hunt it down. Thanks

    spencer – really, I'll try to remember that for an experiment.

    Aislinn – Glad they went over so well

    We Are Not Martha – you're too sweet!

    MindyMac – Tucker is close to my heart

    TiredGirl – glad I could help

    Emily – love the make it work mentality

    Chris Moore interesting – thanks!

    bluecakes – hmmmm

  17. this is just delicious 8D)b like really delicious =D

    I wonder why mine got soft after an hour (or two) on the wire rack D:

    P/S: would totally try your pound cake next >.<

  18. My mom makes fabulous chocolate chip cookies. A few tricks she uses that make a huge difference is butter flavored crisco (instead of butter). She also says when she uses milk chocolate chips she puts in the amount of salt the recipe calls for. If she uses semi-sweet chocolate chips she reduces the amount of salt a little. Hope this help. I LOVE your site. You are super amazing. Thanks for all your great shares. :) Terri Moore

  19. hi! i tried this recipe yesterday and mine tasted too salty =(

    i added a heap of brown sugar and they tasted better <3

  20. I shouldn't have looked :o Now I want to eat cookies!

  21. I made these cookies over the weekend…couldn't figure out why mine didn't look like the pictures, even though my wonderful hubby tried to assure me that they did. Half way through the batch, I realized I left out the last 1/4 cup of flour!! At that point, I decided to make bar cookies with the rest of the dough…I spread the dough in a round cake pan (lightly sprayed with PAM), and baked until the top was uniformly golden brown. Delish! My mom would make bar chocolate chip cookies instead of drop cookies when we all wanted choc chip cookies but didn't have the patience for drop cookies…it's still my go-to speed cookie baking method!

    I will definitely try this recipe again, and be sure to add all of the flour! Thanks for the recipe!

  22. You rock! You are so funny and informative. I love baking and baked sweet goods. I am so homesick as I live in the Middle East! Chocolate chip cookies are my very favorite!! Thanks again for this site!

  23. Wow… very nice. Love the ice cream sandwiches. I am lazy and make mine with graham crackers. I bet my boys would love them with homemade chocolate chip cookies.

  24. THANK YOU BAKERELLA! This is the first scratch cookie recipe I've successfully made. You are blessing woman!

  25. I need a good, no, great chocolate chip cookie recipe. I have to say, for something that looks so easy, chocolate chip cookies have to be the hardest recipe to get right! You rock!


  26. milk & cookies… a match made in heaven

  27. I'm officially inspired. Making choc chip cookies tomorrow :)

  28. Is it wrong that I can actually taste those photos?

  29. Just checking out your site for the first time! I saw you area a Cake Art fan……I LOVE that place! Just picked up some powder food coloring there! I grew up in that neck of the woods! You must be a neighbor! Can't wait to make some of your amazing recipes!

  30. Hey! I came across your cake balls and I was so inspired by them! Lovely blog btw:D

  31. yummm, i want my self some milk and cookies!

  32. You have me CRAVING choc chip cookies now. They look so scrumpscious. Unfortunately at the moment I can't chew, oral surgery, so I'm left with unsatisfied cravings. But…time to plan out some homemade choc chip cookies for when I can eat them. Yes!

  33. your post made me make cookies, temptress!

    thanks for the recipe

  34. Mmmmm!

  35. Homemade chocolate chip cookies are the best!!! We make them so much that my mom can get them in the oven in under 8 minutes! I will definetely try this recipe! Yum!!!

  36. seriously, your photos are so good!

  37. OH, those ice cream sandwhiches with the sprinkles are adorable.

    Looks just like the middle of summer!


  38. Yummy, great stuff!

  39. YUMMY! Can't wait to try these out for my 4 year old! Be sure to drop by my blog! I have having a Free Friday giveaway! The drawing will be next Friday for a Personalized Magnetic Message Board! All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered and if you become a follower you get a 2nd entry for the drawing!!

  40. I don't know if these look really delicious or if you're just an amazingly fantastic photographer!! Oh, I think it's both!!

    Those cookie sandwiches look awesome!!


  41. i'm not sure if you'll see my comment because you always get so many, your photography and baking skills are amazing!

    those ice cream sandwiches look so GOOD!

    try this chocolate chip recipe, it's chocolate chip cookies with a twist. it has coconut, milk chocolate chips and rice krispies in them mmmmm :

  42. You just can't beat Chocolate Chip Cookies.I am craving some now!! By the way, I like the cookie tower with ice cream and sprinkles :)

  43. made these for my kickball team last night, i mixed milk and white chocolate chips b.c. i didn't have enough of either to make a full batch. these are the moistest cookies i have ever made, and for the first time ever even the girls on my team came back for a few more cookies! awesome recipe thanks!

  44. They look extremely heavenly…

    I just can't take my eyes of them…

  45. These little gems are heaven to chocoholic like me… just love to munch them while working on my project : ) Thanks for sharing the recipe.


  46. wish i could have some of the cookies right now! so delightful!

  47. you are such a gorgeous and wonderful person..thanks for all your precious all your fantastic decorations^^

  48. oooo yummy, you make me want to go in my kitchen and bake up a batch right now!

  49. Those cookies are making my mouth water.
    Oh my…they look incredible.

  50. These look absolutely perfect!

  51. Your photos are yummilicious!!!

  52. Dear Bakerella,

    I love this blog.

    Liz Fischer

  53. I was hungry for cookies before I saw this and now I'm really drooling.

  54. Oh don't use Lilly White flour for CCC. Makes them too soft. Try good old gold medal or one without soft winter wheat.

  55. Those ice cream sandwiches look GOOD!

  56. Wow… first you post the most perfect looking chocolate chip cookies then you add ice cream too them!

  57. An amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe is the Nestle Toll House recipe. Honestly one of the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made!

  58. I adore brown sugar too!! Have you ever had Hagan Daaz "Five Ingredient" Brown Sugar Icecream before?! It is TO DIE FOR.
    Sooooo yummy!! It's a must try for brown sugar lovers :)

  59. I love your blog! My sister just told me about it recently and it's great. I am hooked :)

  60. OMG looks sooooooooo good. How fun:)

  61. These look fantastic! I'm totally craving cookies now! I guess that's a hint to get in the kitchen….

  62. you – just when I think, hey! she's just like me, a simple cookie recipe will sometimes do – you then pull out the sprinkles and the cutters and the glorious photography stuff
    man, I love it!

  63. Oh yum! I am recently having some troubles with my favorite jeans not fitting anymore. I'm pretty sure it's due to fresh baked chocolate chip cookies! Or maybe it's because of the bazillions of cupcakes I've been making! You're a bad influence!

  64. Yum! I think I will have to make those with buttercream icing in the middle…my favorite!

  65. My kids love chocolate chip cookies warm and I feel so mean when I don't let them eat more than four at a time… especially when i eat a ton of them after they go to bed!

  66. You're near me here in GA…can I just come and clean up the crumbs for ya??!?!! :o) …no, really…

  67. yummooooo!!! LOVE the ice cream sandwich idea!

  68. I always look forward to your weekly posts! They always get me in the mood to bake…inspiring and fun! I did have a question, though and since I don't have a Google account I'll have to ask "anonymously". If I don't have a stand mixer, like you do, will one of those hand mixers do the trick in this recipe? Thank you.

  69. I think that yours could kick the butt of the Chipwich any day of the week, Bakerella! Nice presentation with the sprinkles on the side too. As you can tell by the timeline I've been cookie-obsessed lately, and once again you've deliciously indulged my obsessions! :-)

  70. i just made them and they have to be some of the best cookies ive had in a while! your fan and ga neighbor cindy!

  71. made them, ate them, bought the t-shirt!!!! thanx for the reminder of just how wonderful a warm cchip cookie can be!!!!

  72. I use the box mix with the Ghiradelli chips and have needed a scratch recipe, thanks for that, and I see you used my favorite chips. Have you tried silicone bakeware? My muffin tins always end up burning the bottoms after a year or so and my hubby hates paper cups. Thoughts?

  73. These look so good! I can't wait to try these out!

  74. Those look like the most delicious chocolate chip cookies EVER!

  75. Wow, yours hung around long enough to make ice cream sandwiches with them?! I baked a batch of chocolate chip on Saturday and they about disappeared instantly! Of course, that could be b/c DH walked in as I was pulling the first batch out of the oven (he's a cookie monster!)….

  76. Mmmmm…delish!

  77. Mmm! Yes, I tend to "drop" a few of those deliciously warm and gooey cookies myself! THE BEST! Great pics, as usual!

  78. Looks like it's going to be a chocolate chip cookie day for me now that I've read this post! YUMMMMMM! :)

  79. I had to go home and make these last night. They were AWESOME! :) I got 40 cookies out of this recipe (that is even after I sampled the dough a few hundred times lol) They are super yummy and super easy. Thanks for keeping the awesome recipes coming! :)

  80. I made these last night! Best chocolate chip cookies I have EVER had!!! Thanks for the recipe :)

  81. oh my god!! this is making me want to bake me some right away!! i just might do it!

  82. YUMMY!!!! I'm ready to make some now!!

  83. Mmm … Now I'm craving some cookies. Guess that's what I'll do with my kids today!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe (and those great pictures too!),


  84. Love the photos, I've not yet seen the mention of multiple chocolates for the cookies. Our favorites are dark, milk and white chocolate chip cookies….Yummy 3 times the sweet fix!

  85. I want one ! I want one ! I want one ! And maybe a few ice cream sandwiches… Seriously, your "basic" cookies look delicious ! And what is great is that I just got a KitchenAid for my birthday ! Yeah !

  86. I love your gorgeous blog! Few time ago I'd tried one of yours recipes – the lemon bars. They were great. You can see them here:
    Unfortunatelly, my blog is written in portuguese…
    Thanks for your sweet inspiration.
    Teresa Rebelo from Oporto – Portugal

  87. You are so bad for posting this. OF COURSE I am craving them now. Thank goodness my husband was at the store tonight, and I phoned him to get some last minute ingredients before he left. He'll be very thankful.

  88. Your site is amazing and you have inspired me to make cake pops. I have made them several times and they have always been a hit.

    Keep on baking

  89. Oh my gosh, now I want cookies so badly. This site is not fair!!! LOL

  90. Ice cream scoop! Why did I never think of that!

    And yes, until you are sick. That is my way

  91. Yes. Yes. Yes. I think I want some of those, now.

  92. I have a bag of chips in my cupboard that is now calling my name. My kids and I love to make cookie ice cream sandwiches. Our favorite is peanutbutter cookies with chocolate ice cream. Now I'm thinking we could roll the edges in mini chocolate chips. Yum!

  93. Miiitch – great tip. Can't wait to try it.

    jillianaiden&clan – I wish I considered myself a teacher. I'm more like a sharer. I don't know enough to teach. But I think I'll try you tip next time. thanks.

    Jessica – here's a link so you can convert the butter into the measurement of your choice

    Also … it's packed brown sugar.

    Nouveau Stitch – Maybe I should try the plastic wrap. Mine were kinda melty. But I also think my freezer is on it's last leg.

    Jennifer – Use the kind with the release mechanism

    Ginger Harvey – I love Toll House. That doesn't surprise me.

    Lisa Ryan – OKAY. I'll try those next time.

    Chris – YAY!!!!!! Glad you like them.

    Lisa – Don't give up. You can do it.

    wandering nana – I actually have some cappuccino flavored ones I need to try

    Michael – Not really. These were actually on the softer side.

    Becky – colored papers, that's it.

    Jenn – Cool. Good to know.

    Melissa – Sorry. I don't even know where you can find a new-fashioned one.

    Annabelle – Thanks. That made my day.

  94. I was just thinking about making chocolate chip cookies too! Except you actually made some and I was too lazy to wait for the butter to become room temp. Your cookies looks so yummy that I have to make some tomorrow!

  95. Hi there! I regularly visit your blog to ohhh and ahhhh at all the fantastic creations! You totally rock. I have a blog, related to my little girls shop-
    and we would love for you to be a guest blogger! If you have any interest, you can email me at amber @ or comment on our blog. I posted one a while back about your cake balls. Thanks for being awesome!

  96. i love your sight for food and pics. So i know that you are great.

    But for some reason today i was truly blown away with the cookie pics. the cookies – perfect. the lighting – perfect and the background blue – perfect.


  97. ahh! i love this blog!! it keeps getting sweeter and sweeter everyday! i cant resist!

  98. Thanks for this! especially the pic with the dough…had me drooling!
    I can't wait to make them.
    (I just made the burger cupcake and cookie fries for hubby's office for his birthday. A HUGE hit – but before anyone ate they all whipped out their blackberries and took pictures ! ha! thanks!

  99. looks yummy! Photographs are amazing! Great work…an inspiration.

  100. Love the idea of using an ice cream scoop to make each cookie the same size! Great tip! Speaking of ice cream, would you happen to know where I can purchase an old fashioned ice cream cone stand?

  101. Those look great… Chocolate chip cookies are my FAVORITE and if you use butter flavored crisco instead of the butter they come out amazingly chewy, yet have a nice crispy outside and stay that way…

    Just thought I would share!

  102. hummmm… just happened to have all this stuff on hand. In the oven as we speak!! (for reals…) haha!

  103. i would have to say that you are geniously evil! my favorite kind of person! ;)

  104. They look seriously WONDERFUL!!
    I think we might just try them tonight!

  105. I'm off to the store, right now. You've flung a craving on me.

  106. Chocolate chips are the best. Love them! Thanks for sharing. My kids love to help make them, they especially love when I make ice cream sandwiches out of them.

  107. Right now I both LOOOOVE you … and hate you (but just a little bit).

  108. Those look so good. I am so craving these…

  109. Ahh! I'm drooling!

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  111. These look serously amazing!!!!

  112. Um yes please! Your cookies look great!

  113. yummy!

  114. The Chocolate Chip Cookie/Ice Cream Sandwich looks amazing!!! Now…how to put that in one's mouth….without taking it apart or making a mess. That would be quite the feat.

  115. Gulp! Those looks so delicious! What do you use for the background of your photos? I noticed all of them have a bright solid background…is it paper or a photo background?

  116. My fave choc chip cookie recipe is the one on the side of the Blue Bonnett butter box. Fantastic and simple — very similar to yours!

  117. Hi, thanks for the sending the
    cookies are delicius

  118. So Cute!!!

  119. I take it you like crisy chocolate chip cookies. If you up the flour by half a cup to a cup you can get softer & cakier chocolate chip cookies. Yum.

  120. Love that Cakespy article as ccc's are my favorite!
    Cute, fun, ice cream sammies here. I've been going crazy with my ice cream maker this summer. I haven't made sandwiches yet and will have to get on it.

  121. I love the ice cream sandwhiches with cookies! My friend and I made some cookies last week with some JUMBO chocolate chips we found at the store. OH MY GOODNESS those jumbo chips were so amazing. (They are bigger than the normal chip, but smaller than a Hershey kiss.)I hadn't ever seen tehm before, but if you see them definitely try them.

  122. Oh my God!!! I'm on a strict diet to loose the 60 pounds I gained while pregnant, and you are seriously making it difficult for me to keep going!!! LOL

    I'll sure try them as soon as I'm done!

  123. I love using cookies to make ice cream sandwiches.

    I might have to make a batch of cookies to do just that with the frozen yogurt I made yesterday (though not chocolate… those flavors wouldn't work quite so well). We're out of cookies, so sweets must be made!

  124. Oh dea goodness those cookies look devine!


  125. You're making me want to quit my diet!!!

  126. I really need to send you a few dutch girl cookies I think my peanut butter pinwheels will satisfy any craving….they are so yummy.

  127. Cute cute cute cuteeee pictures! I'm sure the cookies are great too!

  128. Funny you would decide to make these. I have been craving these and was upset that I left the store and forgot to buy the morsels. But now that you have thrown them in my face lol egging me on. I know I must go out in the rain and get some of them chips lol

  129. Oh Bakerella!! As always, your pictures look good enough to eat!


  130. I just made chocolate chip cookies, too, after not making them for years. The ingredients I used are quite similar, but have a different personality. Funny, how just a few small differences to a recipe produce such different results. Love your idea of sandwiching ice cream in there, though in that case I'd eat the cookies twice as fast :)

  131. Have you ever tried or heard of Guittard chocolate chips. I was introduced to this when we moved to WA. Makes chocolate chip cookies even better. Thanks for the recipe.

  132. I can just feel those melted chips dripping all over my fingers with my first bite……yummy!!!

  133. I can't believe it. I completely want some chocolate chip cookies now! BTW I tried making cake pops this weekend and I failed :(

  134. O Bakerella, you always seem to please me. I'm off to the store to buy some extra rich cho. chips for these cookies.

  135. YUM!! I'm always up for trying a new chocolate chip cookie recipe; I have yet to discover the perfect one :o) This one looks great, of course, so I'll give it a shot when I have some free time this week!

  136. Ghiradelli chocolate chips are the best!

  137. Oh those look good. Especially the ones made into ice cream sandwiches. Yummy! Simple is truly amazing in this case.

  138. Those look so good! You're making the fact that college dorms have no kitchens absolute torture!

    I'll be trying these as soon as I get home :D

  139. It's funny, just this past Saturday I bought some chocolate chips so I could make some cookies with my son today. Then I got up this morning and found a link to your yummy post in my inbox! I tried your recipe this morning, and they are delicious :) Thank you!

  140. Glad you did these. I was looking for a new chocolate chip recipe this weekend, and first (as always) went to your site but found none. Now I know where to look next time. And the ice cream chipwiches look awesome!

  141. AAAAAACK!!! I have NO CHIPS and the car's in the shop!!!

    it's a cruel world.

  142. 3 words bakerella… MILK CHOCOLATE CHIPS! you will never go back to semi-sweet again. i am serious! let us know if youy try.

  143. I don't know if you actually read the 750 comments you get on each of your posts, but…

    We did a taste test around our apartment building once. Ghiridelli chips actually came in SECOND! We found that people preferred both the Toll House chips AND the Toll House recipe printed on the bag of chocolate chips.

    We tried the chips alone, and several chips in several different recipes. Ghiridelli only won on appearance of the chip. It does LOOK more hearty, smooth, and delicious, but looks can be decieving! Interesting, huh?! We thought that, surely such an "upper class" chip would win out, but it didn't!

    You should do THAT experiment and post it!

  144. There is nothing better than home made chocolate chip cookies. One thing my girls and I like to do is bake the dough in mimi muffin pans. We call them "nookies" :)

    I have to say I've tried using a cookie scoop for the batter and I can never get all of the batter to come out if the scoop. Tips anyone?

  145. No need to gobble up those ice cream cookie sandwiches all at once. They freeze like a dream and no need to thaw before eating. Frozen chocolate chip cookies are 100% as good as fresh! Wrap tightly in plastic wrap…


  146. These look so yummy! Now i am craving chocolate chip cookies and i'm at work. :( I wish i could scoot out of the office to make them.

  147. Hello I'm a young Italian mother, excuse my English school but I wanted to compliment you for the delights you share with us. Thanks good day

  148. Oh how delicious these look!!! :)

  149. You can't go wrong any way you do chocolate chip cookies… :<} Now I'm craving some and it's only 8:45 in the morning!

  150. so mouthwatering too early in the morning!!!

  151. Oh my gosh… I need an ice cream cookie sandwich! Yum!

  152. Mmmmm…. it (usually) doesn't get any better than home made chocolate chip cookies!!!

  153. My daughter had the chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches at her wedding reception. Boy was that a lot of cookies to make. Then the ice cream was added right before we served them to the guest.

  154. Yummers. Those would sure go well with my coffee this morning.

  155. dear bakerella…you never disappoint…always great posts & i love your suggested baking equipment… i was so happy to purchase the deep mixing bowls…thanks!

  156. I love all of those chocolate chip cookie scraps.

  157. Great! Pregnant & great looking cookies! So much for keeping the calories down!

  158. love your blog

  159. Wow. These looks delicious.
    I would like to try making them, but I have only ever baked those cookies where everything came in a bag and I only have to add egg and butter. Hence I have a few questions.

    How much (weight) is a cup of butter?

    When you say a cup of brown sugar, do I pack in the sugar tightly or just scoop the sugar as it is?


  160. Bakarella,
    I hesitate to give the teacher advice b/c I am a lowly beginner to your exalted goddess status ;-)!
    I am going to throw out my two cents anyway (my husband wouldn't be surprised!!)
    When I make cookie dough, I double it and sometimes even triple it. I cook what I need and separate the rest into balls on saran wrap. I cover it in saran wrap and roll it into a log and then pop it in the freezer. Then, when I have a craving for quick bake cookies, I am ready to go!!

  161. it is winter here in New Zealand and the other day at a friends place her daughter made choc chip cookies and then we toasted mashmellows and stuck them between the fresh warm cookies – Yum!

  162. I cant believe you've never made scratch cookies before!! Hope these will make you make them everyday :P They look soooo good!

  163. Yummy…I want to see a bad picture on your site…just for fun! haha. Pics look fabulous!

  164. They look great, I'm with you on eating until you feel sick!!! Thereis no other way :)

    Kelly xxx

  165. Mmmmm

  166. Oh man, I was just checking out you new post before heading off to bed..Geez, I will be dreaming of those Chocolate cookies!! Yum!

  167. I love chocolate chip cookies! Especially when they're warm and gooey. In fact, once a cookie goes hard and crunchy… I don't want it anymore. I don't know why, I just like soft cookies and nothing else.

    So I had to figure out how to keep an entire batch of cookies soft for longer than a couple of hours. Turns out, if you store the cookies in an airtight container with a slice of bread, they'll stay soft. If the cookies last long enough, the bread will eventually go hard. Replace it and the cookies will continue staying soft!

    It's like a miracle! Soft cookies forever!

  168. You are a brilliant woman. No joke, I'm a 26 year old man. I read your blog. A lot. I'm beyond hungry everytime I read it. Keep making good looking food!

  169. Nothing better than a warm chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven and a cup of tea! Delicious!

  170. I am IN LOVE with your food blog!
    My favorite are the Father's Day Happy Meals!

  171. I've never sprinkled more chips on top during cooking! That's a great idea. So is using the cutter for a more uniform shape! Yum yum yum!

  172. Ugh. It looks way too delicious. x.x This means trouble for my diet!

  173. OK so now in this 112 degree heat I am going to have to make some. I use toll house chips…they are the best. Yes eat them hot out of the oven with a cold glass of milk till you are sick! That is the only way! YUM~~~ An American classic!

  174. I love the ghiradelli chips…if you get the milk chocolate ones they are slightly larger in size and then add some macadamia nuts….those are my go to cookies as of late!

  175. Your an evil and amazing lady! I want them so badly! :)

  176. With this post, you have found a devout fan in my husband. I think he's drooling – I guess I should make these soon!

  177. Kinda sad that it's now cheaper to buy the premade cookie dough in the giant tubs from Sam's. They have Pillsbury and Toll House. And love being able to bake a whole bunch or half a dozen on demand.

    I love your photos by the way. Thanks for sharing!

  178. Ugh I'm about to go ruin my diet now and bake some!!! YUMMY!

  179. oooohhhhhhh me like! Although, have to confess, I buy store bought chocolate chip cookies to answer my craving. Oh well, I'm pretty sure nothing beats home-baked ones. :-)

  180. Wow!! This looks like it totally beats my chocolate chip cookie recipe! I just may have to try this to find out :) Yummmm!

  181. I make a ton of different typw of cookies and bars. But, when I asked my fiance what he wanted me to bake him… he replied plain chocoalte chip cookies. And I replied… Um, I don't have a recipe for those :)

  182. Fabulous! I actually just made a fresh batch of Coconut Ice Cream today….after reading this, I may take it for a test drive sandwiched in between some Double Chocolate Death cookies this week! OMG!!!!

  183. These cookies look like the ones I used to make when I was in junior high! They look great (as does everything you make).

  184. Man they look good – especially in the ice-cream sandwich. What a great idea!

  185. mmmmm!! chocolate chips cookies are the one and only recipe i can make from memory. my mom and i have spent many years perfecting our recipe. we find that a teaspoon of almond extract gives the cookies a really special taste and that using mini chocolate chips instead of regular gives a great chocolate to cookie ratio!

  186. I love chocolate chip cookies. Even if I'm allergic to chocolate!

  187. Yummy! Please check out my blog at I'm only 13

  188. Oh my gosh! I was so thinking about making chocolate chip cookies all day!!!!

  189. These photos are so beautiful!

  190. YUM!!!! I'm going to have to "make these for the husband and kiddo" (wink wink)

  191. Love your blog! Great pics of everything!

  192. Wouldn't it be easier if you just made them for me? Not everyone owns a circular cookie cutter ;)

  193. I really wish I had some of these right now. I have had a craving for some home baked cookies lately. I love to make them and store bought just doesn't cut it.

  194. Weight Watchers appreciates you in my blogroll.
    {shaking head and looking for ingredients} Those look amazing!

  195. just had some break and bake cookies myself…too bad they're all gone now, because this post made me want more!

  196. These look so very delicious… I may have to bake cookies this week!

  197. Delicious! Now I'm totally craving chocolate chip cookies! :)~

  198. These sure look yummy! I wish I had all of the ingredients RIGHT NOW so I can bake up a quick batch. I think we know what I'm doing tomorrow :)

  199. O my goodness you are giving me such cravings…btw my husband and I just made cake balls for the first time last week and they so much fun! Thanks!

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