Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I find myself baking a lot of things, but I always seem to come back to the simple chocolate chip cookie. After trying a lot of different variations on different recipes, I’ve decided that this recipe turns out the best results.


  • 2 1/2 cups of flour (plus 3 teaspoons)
  • 3/4 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 8 tbsp of butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp of Vanilla
  • 2 cups of semisweet baking chocolate chips


  1. Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium sized bowl. Stir until combined.
Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium sized bowl. Stir until combined.

2. Cream the softened butter with the brown sugar. Once combined, add in the white sugar. I used a stand mixer but this can be done with an electric hand mixer as well. If using a stand mixer use the whisk attachment.

cream butter and sugar

3. Mix the eggs and vanilla in with the butter and sugar

Wet ingredients combination

4. Slowly mix in the flour mixture with the sugar mixture. Mix on low speed until combined.

Combined dough

5. Stir in the chocolate chips with a hand whisk or a spatula

Dough with chocolate chips

6. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Create 1 – 1 1/2 inch balls of cookie dough and lay them on the sheet ~ 3 to 4 inches apart from one another. Flatten with the bottom of a spoon.

Dough balls pre-oven

7. Bake for 14-16 minutes in the preheated oven. The cookies should turn out like this.

Finished cookies

And enjoy! These cookies are great with milk, straight out of the oven, basically in any circumstance. This recipe makes around eighteen cookies.

Neha Magesh is originally from Washington State, and she now studies journalism at NYU. She is the founder and Editor in Chief of The Spearhead Magazine. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, running, baking, and writing.

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