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Chocolate Chip Cookies
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4.43 from 7 votes

Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are soft and delicious made with butter and lots of chocolate chips. And the recipe makes a LOT so you can eat some, freeze some, and give some!
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Servings: 72 cookies
Author: Kyle


  • 2 cups brown sugar, not packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, (If using salted butter, you don't need to add the salt below.)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 5 cups flour, sifted
  • 4 cups semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips, about 24 ounces of chocolate chips
  • flakey sea salt, optional


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cream together sugars and butter with mixer on high speed (I use my KitchenAid mixer).
  • Add the rest of the ingredients through the flour and mix with mixer on medium speed.
  • Add chocolate chips and stir with spatula (The batter is thick so I add a cup at a time and just gently mix into the top of the batter and scoop out the cookies from there and then add more chocolate chips as I go).
  • Cover cookie sheets with parchment paper or baking mat.
  • Using a 1" cookie scoop, place scoops of dough on cookie sheet about 1-inch apart. (You can use a larger scoop but you'll just end up with less cookies.)
  • (Optional) Lightly sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Bake for 8 – 10 minutes until just barely brown around edges.


Gr8 Tips:

  • This recipe makes approximately 6 ½ dozen cookies, so it is perfect for large gatherings. 
  • Bake-ahead and freeze in an airtight container for up to two months.
  • Freeze the cookie dough balls on a cookie sheet and when frozen, keep them in a sealed ziploc bag in the freezer. Bake straight from the freezer using the baking instructions above.
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