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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 48

We named this recipe “Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies” because it’s got everything a cookie connoisseur possibly could ask for. With a texture that balances tender and crunchy, it’s a favorite recipe that’s been top-rated by hundreds of satisfied home cooks. MORE+ LESS-

October 26, 2018

Ingredients

3/4
cup granulated sugar
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
cup butter, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1
cup coarsely chopped nuts, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375ºF.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed or mix with spoon until well blended. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  • 3
    Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4
    Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft). Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.

Expert Tips

  • There are lots of baking science behind what makes a soft, chewy cookie versus a crisp, crunchy cookie. The ratio and type of sugars used, the amount of butter or shortening, and how much flour is stirred in all make a difference.
  • Use a 1-inch meatball scooper (or a #16 cookie/ice cream disher) to make consistently round cookies.
  • We don’t need to tell you that you can choose what your ultimate cookie is—macadamia and white chocolate chunk? Chocolate double peanut butter (chips + crushed peanuts)? Or salted butterscotch toffee (butterscotch chips + toffee chips, sprinkled with coarse salt before baking)? You decide!
  • Line flat baking sheets with parchment and be sure to give the dropped dough plenty of air space, so the cookies won’t bump into each other as they spread.
  • Make monster cookies—use a larger scoop and press candy-coated pieces into the dough or stir in bits of chopped mini peanut butter cups.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
85mg
4%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • There are times when a store-bought or bakery cookie is fine, but homemade chocolate chip cookies are the right choice for lazy summer afternoons, unexpected snow days or that holiday party that just wouldn’t be the same without these beauties on the cookie tray. If there’s anything we’re willing to experiment with, it’s finding just the right kind of chocolate chip cookie that suits our tastes. After baking, testing and tasting over and over again, we landed on this recipe for the best chocolate chip cookies ever. If you’d like, amplify your cookie baking game with a little help from Betty Crocker's guide on how to make the best chocolate chip cookies ever. Even better, this recipe is reliable enough that you can use it as a base for a little experimentation—try different kinds of chips and nuts for easy flavor twists. You’ll find more creative ideas in this chocolate chip cookie recipe collection.

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