Best Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet or a mix of your favorite)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Preheat Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  1. Cream Butter and Sugars:
  • In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  1. Add Eggs and Vanilla:
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
  1. Combine Dry Ingredients:
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  1. Gradually Add Dry Ingredients:
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing just until combined.
  1. Fold in Chocolate Chips (and Nuts):
  • Gently fold in the chocolate chips (and chopped nuts if using).
  1. Scoop and Arrange:
  • Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving space between each cookie.
  1. Bake:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden but the centers are still soft.
  1. Cool on Wire Rack:
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.
  1. Enjoy:
    • Enjoy these classic and delicious chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk or your favorite beverage!

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