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Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Yes, theyย do taste as amazing as they look. These thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies are quite possibly the most popular cookie recipe I’ve ever posted on my website

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This chocolate chip cookie recipe madness that seems to have overtaken me has been so much fun. What could be better than trying out versions of what is truly the world’s most famous cookie?

I’ll tell you what’s better.

Not having to go on the treadmill daily simply to combat the fact that I am baking so many cookies.

Not having to wash so many pans and spoons and cups and counters.

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

If that pic doesn’t make you want to bake these, I don’t know what will. Also, Rooster bowl! This is one of my absolute favorite pieces from my collection. Let’s get in close just to hammer the nail home about how much you need to try this thick and chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The adoration I am getting over these cookies from friends and family alike is really wearing thin. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  They are in chocolate chip cookie heaven, especially my co-workers who received not one but two batches of chocolate chip cookies this weekend.

So. Yet another recipe born of my Chocolate Chip Cookie Madness. These were a thick and chewy version of the recipe, and to obtain that you need to cut the butter amount in half.

These were good and very kid friendly, thick and delicious, strong enough to hold together in children’s lunches and small enough that you don’t feel too guilty sending them to school for a treat.

This is a super delicious recipe and my go to for late night “Oh my god, I need a cookie” moments. Even Mr. Magpie can make them. Just click the “print” on the recipe below to bring up instructions that you can print out.

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

You’re welcome.

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

You can see in the picture how they are thick and chunky compared to the cookies I have been baking lately. Keeping the oven at a lower temperature and making sure to slightly under bake them will give you fantastic results.

thick chewy chocolate chip cookiesHappy Monday everyone!

Love,

The Kitchen Magpie

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: Thick Nโ€™ Chewy


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 36

Description

This thick and chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe is perfect for school lunches. Try it out, I dare you not to love it.


Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 tsp salt if using unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together your butter and sugar until itโ€™s light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla, mixing thoroughly. Beat in the flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. When that is done, fold in the two cups of chocolate chips by hand, and prepare to put them on some parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
  4. Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto the baking sheets.
  5. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown and slightly underdone. Cool on the sheets completely.

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281 Comments

  • Reply
    Valerie
    January 6, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    I love this recipie! I have made it with chocolate chips, Reese’s pieces, M&Ms, and white chocolate chips (my favorite). No matter what sort of mix-in I use they come out perfect every time and they get rave reviews!

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    Chris in Maine
    December 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    HOW much salt? I’m making these NOW, so I’m going to just guess at a 1/2 tsp………

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    Rita Scarberry
    December 16, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    These are the best chocolate chip cookies Iโ€™ve ever made! I added 1\2 pkg of caramel chips & a little sea salt for a Salted caramel chocolate chip cookie! Everyone loved them!!

  • Reply
    Nancy
    December 7, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Just finished baking these. Baked up beautiful. They are thick and crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside. But a bit too sweet!

  • Reply
    dianna jenkins
    November 9, 2017 at 9:06 am

    I baked your peanut butter cc (thick & chewy) yesterday and they turned out fantastic. If I use a similar technique (ice cream scoop, etc) will they turn out the same? Or should I try these at 375 degrees to get the same results?

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    Linda
    October 15, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Flat and way too sweet

  • Reply
    Ashley
    September 25, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Aways the best cookies ever!

  • Reply
    Tanai
    July 13, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Best cookies ever ppl that substitute add remove why comment it’s not the same cookie anymore leave it ALONE it’s perfect the way it is

    • Reply
      Karlynn Johnston
      July 22, 2017 at 10:20 am

      Yes, don’t change if you don’t have to ( dietary etc). It works the way it is!

  • Reply
    Kira
    June 9, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Delicious. I used half mini semi-sweets and half mini heresy kisses. Perfect!

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    Tess
    May 26, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Best cookie recipe ever! I’ve used it maybe 5-6 times now. Once I had no vanilla extract and used almond extract instead and added some chopped almonds and it was too shelf delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    April
    May 12, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    These are hands down the best cookies ever! Don’t overbake and you’ll realize why people never make another choco chip cookie recipe again after having these!

    • Reply
      Karlynn Johnston
      August 28, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      Yes, please please please just follow the instructions!! They are the best!

  • Reply
    WRC
    May 12, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    I read a lot of the comments good and negative, and decided to try anyways based off the ingredients list.
    I made the size a big bigger when I rolled them out, and substitued chocolate chips with one cup white chocolate and one cup mini semi sweet, and I added about 2 tbsps of maple syrup and a large dash of cinnamon… they are amazing, so soft and chewy what an awesome recipe. Give it a shot they are perfect small or large ( they get more round when bigger), I even put tiger ice cream between two smaller ones that were a bit warm and I almost died and went to heaven! Enjoy these jems, I know I added a few things to make them more “homey” but this is a solid recipe.

  • Reply
    Nina
    May 9, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    These are so good and super easy to make. Just remember to let the cookies cool all the way through before enjoying.

  • Reply
    ryah
    May 5, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    I’ve tried a ton of recipes and this one has become my go-to. It is the absolute best. I can’t say much more except, watch the cookies and don’t over-bake! follow the recipe and you’ll be safe.

    • Reply
      Karlynn Johnston
      May 5, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Thank you SO much for the kind words and the 5 star rating on these, I appreciate it!! <3

    • Reply
      Karlynn Johnston
      August 28, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      I am so glad that you liked them!

  • Reply
    Dave
    April 5, 2017 at 1:43 am

    why did you reply to your own post saying that the same thing you said earlier happened?

  • Reply
    Jennifer LeBlanc
    March 30, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Well that’s the answer to my question! It’s been pouring rain all day and I made these cookies last week and they were amazing and today there as flat as a board lol. Thanks for the recipe though! I will make these again while it’s not raining ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Karlynn Johnston
    February 1, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Probably because it’s a drier dough.

  • Reply
    Karlynn Johnston
    February 1, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    No, compared to OTHER recipes. This recipe has half the butter conventionally used!

  • Reply
    MsJ91
    January 14, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Turned out great !!!

    Family loved them !!!

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    SeanAhronson
    December 13, 2016 at 12:46 am

    Can’t seem to get all the chocolate chips to mix property. Picture popcorn kernels at the bottom of the popcorn bowl. That’s what I end up with every time I make these. Still an excellent cookie though.

  • Reply
    pattiet66
    November 3, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    do you mean cut the 1/2 cup butter for this recipe in half to make them fluffier or your recipe has is already cut in half&gt;

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    Erin JC
    October 25, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    This has become my go-to cookie recipe! They turn out perfectly every time I make them, and I get so many compliments on how soft and chewy they are. I will never use another chocolate chip cookie recipe again!

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    Suzyq3862
    September 16, 2016 at 2:01 am

    Love these cookies! Turn out great every time! I use frozen chocolate chips in mine so that might make a difference for those having problems with their dough. Thanks for the great recipe!

  • Reply
    Tiffany
    August 31, 2016 at 1:39 am

    Why are these cookies so round. They don’t even look like cookies, more like timbits. Tried to bake them and they set my oven on fire. 0/10 stars

  • Reply
    Uwinco
    August 23, 2016 at 3:58 am

    Hello – I also live in Edmonton and followed the recipe as you instructed but my cookies turned out flat! So you think these need to be fridgerated before baking or anything else?

    • Reply
      thekitchenmagpie
      August 24, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      Uwinco Did you bake these recently during all of our rain and humidity? That’s exactly what will happen to cookies when we get high humidity!  Try refrigerating them and adding an extra TBSP or two of flour on rainy days!

  • Reply
    HennyDyMaglalang
    July 8, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    These are absolutely perfect. Thank you so much!

  • Reply
    Maralynn
    May 6, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Whenever I make this recipe everyone just loves it! Most comments are that they are the best Chocolate Chip cookies they’ve had! I love the biscuit like look and taste they have, when they come out right. Unfortunately, my batches are inconsistent in shape, ranging from fluffy biscuit (my favorite) to flat (boo). Did you make a video tutorial for this recipe? I would love to see step by step how you make them and what I might be doing wrong (sometimes).

    • Reply
      thekitchenmagpie
      May 6, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      Maralynn Oh, that’s everything from the weather and the humidity to the ingredients you’re using! I’m betting that you aren’t doing anything wrong, you can’t control the elements!

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      jinkiescooby
      May 23, 2016 at 6:17 pm

      Maralynn freezing or chilling the dough might help. butter is the main reason the cookie will spread, which is why room temperature or melted butter will cause cookies to flatten. you could try using cold butter, or freezing/chilling the dough for at least an hour before baking. i know many people who swear by letting the dough chill for 24 hours. i’m way too impatient for that, so i just let thr dough chill for at least an hour, or scoop and then chill for maybe 20 minutes at a time.

  • Reply
    Kirsten
    May 3, 2016 at 12:39 am

    How many cookies are made in this recipe?

  • Reply
    ValerieMyers
    April 30, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Love this recipe! I wanted a chocolate chip cookie recipe with real butter (my mom made her cookies with Crisco). I tried many recipes that used butter and my cookies would always melt into cookie pancakes. Finally I found this recipe, it has less butter in it and they come out perfect everytime!

    • Reply
      thekitchenmagpie
      May 6, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      ValerieMyers Awesome! I am so glad that you loved them!

  • Reply
    Terri
    March 27, 2016 at 7:35 am

    I made these they were amazing they stayed soft for 5 days in a Tupperware container. Mine turned out soft and fluffy. I used an ice cream scoop to put them on the cookie sheet so they were all the same size. They cooked evenly and didn’t flatten at all! Best chocolate chip cookie recipe I have found!

    • Reply
      thekitchenmagpie
      May 6, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      @Terri I’m so glad to hear it!

  • Reply
    MandiC
    March 20, 2016 at 3:40 am

    Every single time I make these they’re gone in 10 minutes. I have to hide them if I want any for myself! AMAZING!

  • Reply
    Amani
    February 26, 2016 at 3:09 am

    Ah-Mazing!!!!! Thank you thank you! My search for the ultimate chocolate chip recipe is finally over. Followed the instructions precisely, subbing one cup of milk chocolate chips for semi sweet. Outstanding, delicious, gorgeous, fluffy, soft, melt in your mouth, chocolatey goodness. You made our family of six very happy!

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    Cooke
    February 3, 2016 at 4:16 am

    This recipe always turns out perfect for me! The cookies are perfectly soft and they stay that way! It’s impossible to eat just one.

  • Reply
    Marie
    January 30, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Omg!! This is so delicious!! I didn’t have enough semi sweet dark choc chips so I also added 1 cup white choc chip.

    I was worried at first because the batter was so thick but it was perfect!!! I’m going to try the same batter for white choc macadamia cookies. And m&m’s.

    What I notice though is the round ones that I just drop in the baking sheet turned out thicker and like the cookies in the pics and the ones I press a bit turned out Not fluffy at all. I press the second batch with a fork prior to putting it in the oven because while the first batch was baking I got worried its too thick and will not cook properly and will burn lol but nope that didn’t happen.

    I won’t be using any other recipes for my cookies!!!

  • Reply
    Tara
    January 1, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    These cookies are the best ever. It is my go to cookie recipe. I follow the recipe exactly and they are delicious!! Sometimes I’ll use M&Ms instead of chocolate chips and they still come out great. If I don’t want them to be too sweet, I’ll measure brown sugar without packing it down and I’ll put a little less white sugar. Either way, they are so good!!!

  • Reply
    Misha Minute
    December 23, 2015 at 12:50 am

    This recipe made me really happy.  I am so behind with my Christmas preparation, it was really refreshing when one’s efforts looks close to the recipe.  These cookies will be pressies. For me, I am incapable of following directions…..so what I did is have the butter sit for an hour on the counter before I prepared the dough.  This way the knife is able to cut through without resistance and then used a fork and dining room table knife to create a fluffy sugar butter pre-dough.   Next I prepared all the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and a dash of Himalayan salt) in a separate bowl and mixed all the dry ingredients.

    Next I added veggie-fed chicken eggs and real vanilla, again all room temperature to the butter sugar pre-dough mixture.

    I then gradually added all the flour-baking soda-salt mixture to the wet mixture and made sure everything was well incorporated before adding more of the dry-flour mixture.

    Once done, the dough was a beautiful soft texture where I add the chocolate chips.   It all worked !!

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.  It is nice when things go right.

  • Reply
    tanis
    December 21, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    maybe you could chill the dough for 30 mins? a little chilling usually makes cookies fluffier (except peanut butter cookies) i LOVE this recipe, it is my official chocolate chip cookie recipe! 

  • Reply
    Nursemomed
    December 20, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    I have issues getting them to look like the picture also. They are very tasty but not at all fluffy. I live in Pennsylvania. I also follow the directions exactly.

  • Reply
    ChrissyT
    December 12, 2015 at 12:56 am

    Hi! I have made these cookies several times! They are delicious but I am having some issues getting them fluffy.. Does anyone know what I’m doing wrong? I have been using the butter straight out of the fridge & mixing in with the sugars using a spoon. Would the mixer make them more fluffy? Other than that I am following the directions step by step. They aren’t terribly flat but not fluffy like in the picture. It drives me nuts! They will look semi fluffy in the oven then when they cool they flatten quite a bit.

    • Reply
      thekitchenmagpie
      December 12, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      ChrissyT IT might be where you live, is it humid at all? Even your altitude can affect how cookies bake up.

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        ChrissyT
        December 16, 2015 at 5:28 am

        I live in Texas it’s been really cold & dry here. I just realized I’ve been using country crock margarine instead of real butter. Could that be the problem?

        • Reply
          ChrissyT
          December 16, 2015 at 5:30 am

          @thekitchenmagpie

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          thekitchenmagpie
          December 16, 2015 at 11:39 am

          ChrissyT Oh, it could be for sure. Margarine has a high water content compared to butter. This dough should be a pretty dry dough. Try it again with pure butter!

          • ChrissyT
            December 18, 2015 at 6:16 pm

            Thank you so much! I’m going to try them again tomorrow! Everyone has loved them so far & a few have asked for the recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m making these for friends & family for Christmas!

          • Sammi
            February 3, 2016 at 12:30 am

            ChrissyT – I always get better results when leaving the butter and eggs out of the fridge for a while. The closer to room temperature the better.

  • Reply
    J Kitch
    December 3, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Yuck! Will not make again! I think there’s an obscene ammount of chocolate chips to cover up the horrible flavor of the dough. Very bland very blah waste of ingredients

    • Reply
      MichelleTurner1
      December 11, 2015 at 1:15 am

      J Kitch 2 cups of chocolate chips is rather normal for chocolate chip cookies. It is rather rare to see a recipe ask for less unless it is just out of personal preference. I will say I am really glad I did not take your review at face value when making these cookies because mine turned out perfect. My cookies came out with a good crips to them and they were still soft. Perfect mix of crips and soft. 

      I would suggest you try this recipe again, maybe you did something incorrect or did not use the best quality ingredients. What I personally like most about this recipe is that it has way less sugar compared to the average cookie recipe. 

    • Reply
      LoriRichard
      January 24, 2016 at 11:28 pm

      J Kitch Wow really, mine turned out excellent. Maybe your ingredients are old. I will definitely be making these again but next time i will hide them.

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    tasteusa
    November 23, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Yeah!!!!!!!! Finally, I love this recipe. Never before have I baked chocolate chip cookies that I haven’t burned a dozen or cooked unevenly, until NOW!!!!!!

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    Nick
    November 20, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    I often use a muffin top baking sheet in order to create a round cookie, do the cookies spread out enough to have to do this? If so, would it be advised to lightly grease the pan given the absence of parchment paper? Furthermore, is it dark or light brown sugar?

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    Nick
    November 20, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    I often use a muffin top baking sheet when baking cookies in order to maintain a round shape, do the cookies spread out enough to have to do this? If so, would it be advised to lightly grease the pan given the absence of parchment paper? Furthermore, is it dark or light brown sugar?

    -Nick

    • Reply
      ChrissyT
      December 12, 2015 at 12:58 am

      That’s not a bad idea!

    • Reply
      thekitchenmagpie
      December 12, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      @Nick It might work in a muffin top pan, greasing a pan makes the cookies spread out more though…

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    Rachel
    November 18, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    awesome recipe! turned out exactly like pic lol that don’t happen often! delicious thank you, I will for sure make them again ๐Ÿ™‚

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      thekitchenmagpie
      November 19, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      @Rachel Awesome! I’m glad they turned out and look like the pic!

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    Bay
    November 4, 2015 at 7:43 am

    The recipe seems too easy for something to go wrong, but I somehow managed to still mess it up. I got big, flat, thin cookies… Cooked them at the said time which resulted in half baked cookies, which is what my family likes. A little bummed out on the shape and look of the cookies though. Any ideas?

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      thekitchenmagpie
      November 4, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      @Bay Humidity, sea level, all sorts of things can affect the cookies. Try refrigerating them on the sheets first, they should turn out thicker.

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      ChrissyT
      December 12, 2015 at 12:59 am

      If I baked mine at 10 minutes they would burn! I bake mine for 7. How weird!

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    CelestialJ
    October 31, 2015 at 6:50 am

    Will I still get the same results if I cut the amount of ingredients in half? I only want half of the serving that’s why I’m asking.

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      thekitchenmagpie
      November 4, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      CelestialJ If it’s exactly half then yes, the same results.

  • Reply
    Dawn
    October 30, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    I have made these several times now and my husband loves them. he says they are better than Chaps Ahoy and that is his absolute favorite. The first time I used milk chocolate chip because we like real sweet and we Al really liked hem. After that I have used semi-sweet, and still just as good. Thank for sharing the recipe.

    • Reply
      thekitchenmagpie
      October 30, 2015 at 11:58 pm

      @Dawn Aw thanks so much for the kind words! I am so glad that you and your family love them so much! Thanks for letting me know! 

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    AshleyKatlynFletcher
    October 17, 2015 at 3:20 am

    BEST. COOKIES. EVER. Only thing I changed was I used Becel olive oil margarine because it was all i had. will be making these with butter later this week. these cookies did not survive a full 2 days in this house haha

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      thekitchenmagpie
      October 18, 2015 at 12:11 am

      AshleyKatlynFletcher LOL! Cookies don’t last long in my house either! Glad that you liked them! 

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    AshleyKatlynFletcher
    October 17, 2015 at 3:16 am

    I made these…..they were gone in like…..24-48 hours. that was WITH restraint. Lol I personally did not chill them in the oven and found it didn’t hurt them one bit!!

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    EleanorLambert
    September 13, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    These are seriously the best chocolate chip cookie I have ever baked, I did chill the dough and mine only needed 9 minutes in the oven, but they didn’t go flat, they are chewy, I’ve ate way too many and I’m about to eat more haha, Thanks so much!

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    StacyZimmer
    September 13, 2015 at 9:37 am

    I made these and did make a few minor changes! I used half the amount of brown sugar and instead of white sugar, I used palm sugar. I also used half he amount of chocolate chips as I truly didn’t want an overly sweet cookie. They turned out amazing! So amazing I went and made another batch to freeze.

    I took it one step further a third time and used coconut oil and butter blend, ALSO very good!

    I don’t think you can really go wrong with this recipe, it’s that versatile! Make them! You won’t regret it.

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    Banana
    September 6, 2015 at 2:54 am

    I tried these because I don’t have a chocolate chip cookie recipe (try not to have cookies in the house or I eat them!–even frozen from the freezer).  Anyway, these are nice cookies with the perfect texture.  I will admit that they are too sweet for me and I only used 3/4 of the called for chocolate chips.  I’m happy that I find them too sweet  because it means I won’t eat as many!  My kids like them and thats who they are for.  I wonder if the type of chocolate chip you use makes a difference though?  I used Kirkland semi-sweet.  Perhaps another brand would taste less sweet.

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      thekitchenmagpie
      September 9, 2015 at 12:21 am

      @Banana The chips can make a difference, I like a true semi-sweet that’s got that tang to it. Some semi-sweet are SO sweet it hurts my teeth! PC at Superstore makes a GREAT semi-sweet chip if you live in Canada….

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    Denise
    September 5, 2015 at 1:18 am

    These cookies were AMAZING – just absolutely perfect. Thanks for the recipe :D!

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      thekitchenmagpie
      September 9, 2015 at 12:21 am

      @Denise Woot! I’m so glad that you loved them!

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    Adj
    August 31, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Fanastic cookies, I added ground flax seed for a little fiber boost and it it doesn’t change them at all!! 

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      thekitchenmagpie
      September 9, 2015 at 12:21 am

      Adj Oh. smart addition!!

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    JBM
    August 23, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Cookies turned out delicious. Just have to follow the recipe as it says and they will be fluffy, thick and chewy! (i.e. soft butter not melted)

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    sabrina
    August 15, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    BEST COOKIES EVER! I have a dairy allergy, so I used coconut oil instead of butter, and dark chocolate chips. I was afraid that this butter alternative might affect the end result, but I just took these other fine folks’ advice and beat it really really well, and cooled the batter in the fridge for a bit. Turned out amazing! Thanks so much =)

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      thekitchenmagpie
      September 9, 2015 at 12:22 am

      @sabrina You are welcome!

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    Elissa
    August 13, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Delicious! I followed the recipe exact and they turned out fantastic, thank you!

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      thekitchenmagpie
      September 9, 2015 at 12:22 am

      @Elissa Those look seriously amazing and yup, just like they should!

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    KristaTerry
    August 11, 2015 at 3:17 am

    I just made these! And they are lovely. I’m in Edmonton too! (Hi neighbor!) 

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      thekitchenmagpie
      August 15, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      KristaTerry Yay ! A fellow Edmontonian! Welcome to the site and I’m SO glad that you loved the cookies!

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    Sherry
    August 10, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Absolutely the BEST cc cookie recipe EVER!  Crunchy on the outside, ooey gooey on the inside! I have been baking a great part of 40+ years and have tried many and this one is my go to recipe!  EXCELLENT!! Thank you!

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    Heather
    August 5, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Could this recipe be modified to have oats? Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Doug McTaggart
    July 27, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Very easy recipe, my family loved them. Next time I’ll use less chocolate chips, too many left in bowl after I finished.

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    MrsTrapp
    July 20, 2015 at 3:40 am

    How would I modify this recipe for high altitude? Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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    eyen
    July 19, 2015 at 3:19 am

    prepared the dough last night and tossed it in the fridge; baked them the next morning. i avoid baking cookies because every time i try, they always come out flat. with this recipe, these are honestly the best cookies i’ve ever baked; my Dad and lil’ Bro keep coming back for seconds, thirds, even more! 

    ~for the chocolate chips, i used 1 cup instead of 2. i didn’t want my cookies to be filled with chocolate, hehe.

    ~for the unsalted butter, i left it out at room temperature to soften up. :&gt;

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      thekitchenmagpie
      July 26, 2015 at 11:13 pm

      eyen Those look GREAT!!! I am so glad that you love them!

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    eyen
    July 19, 2015 at 3:05 am

    prepared the dough last night and tossed them in the fridge.

    baked them the next morning and they turned out better than i expected. thick and chewy! my dad and lil’ bro keep coming back for more. &lt;.&lt;

    ~for the chocolate chips, i put in 1 cup instead of two to balance it. i didn’t want the cookies to be all chocolate, hehe.

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    meandjackforever
    July 11, 2015 at 12:47 am

    This chocolate chip cookie recipe is SERIOUSLY my favourite. I will try to make others, but none ever compare to these ones. I’ve made tons of cookies and I cannot stress enough how amazing and delicious these are. They really are thick and chewy and perfectly delicious! Thank you so much for the delicious recipe that has never ever failed me!

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      thekitchenmagpie
      July 11, 2015 at 1:57 am

      meandjackforever AW that’s so awesome! I’m so glad that you like them so much!

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    Stacer
    July 4, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Looking at previous posts I cannot understand why anyone would melt the butter. Where does the recipe say that! I’ve made dozens of CC cookies before and this is a super recipe. The choc chips could be reduced a bit, next time I’ll do 1 cup. Otherwise, yum yum yum! Thanks.

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      thekitchenmagpie
      July 26, 2015 at 11:13 pm

      @Stacer You’re welcome! I am so glad that you like them!

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    Christina83
    June 8, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    I make a batch each Sunday now. They are loved in my household. Thank you for sharing such an amazing recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ By far the best chocolate chip recipe out there

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      thekitchenmagpie
      June 8, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Christina83 AW that’s so amazing to hear!! I am so glad that you love them so much!

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    Heather
    June 6, 2015 at 1:52 am

    By far the BEST cookies I’ve ever made! Loved by my family and friends – if you follow the recipe, they come out exactly like the picture, and are deliciously chewy. 

    A+++++ recipe!! So simple and yummy!

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      thekitchenmagpie
      June 8, 2015 at 7:45 am

      @Heather So glad that you loved them! 

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    tia_lalande
    June 4, 2015 at 1:40 am

    Hey, I just made your cookies and they turned out fabulous! I made a couple changes tho. I didn’t add in a teaspoon of salt, everything has salt in it already, especially the margarine. I used 1/2 white and 1/2 brown and it turned out great! Also a little trick, I saved some chocolate chips for the end, to add to some cookies that didn’t have enough chocolate in them. I’m a bit of a chocoholic lol

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      thekitchenmagpie
      June 8, 2015 at 7:45 am

      tia_lalande Ah smart girl! That’s a great tip!

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    BarbieRoberts
    May 31, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    After reading some of the reviews here, I need to share the best baking advice I ever got, and that is, measure your butter. Do not go by the markings on a butter wrapper. Do not eyeball any other ingredient, either. 

    I followed this recipe as written and my chocolate chip cookie connoisseurs here in my house, rave about this cookie! Only complaint: not enough of ’em!

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    BarbieRoberts
    May 31, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    I have chocolate chip connoisseurs in my house who know a great ccc when they eat one. This recipe gets 5 stars from them. Follow it exactly, and you will have a fan club in no time!

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    Karen E
    May 20, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Flat greasy overly sweet cookies.  Very disappointed.

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      thekitchenmagpie
      May 20, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      @Karen E You might have messed up the sugars, it’s actually less sugar that almost all chocolate chip cookie recipes out there, with the white sugar only being 1/2 cup! These are actually the least sweet cookies I bake. They also have only half the normal amount of butter as well, so greasy is almost impossible..I’d double check your amounts!

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      Lucy
      June 1, 2015 at 10:59 pm

      @Karen E I don’t think they are greesy, I think they are dry compare to other recipes I tried.

      But I agree with you with sweetness. I put a half sugar and it’s enough,canot imagine whole amount.

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    Moses Shoahstein
    April 8, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Really good recipe.  I like that it only uses 1/2c of butter.  Cookies have a honey-like sweetness to them.

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    bakerbabe
    March 23, 2015 at 5:01 am

    First I used these ingredients the only thing I changed was I used about 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips instead of 2 cups and also I baked at 325° for 15 minutes and they were sooo good that I had to make another batch the only thing was I ran out of brown sugar making the first batch!! So I doubled up on the white sugar and added a little molasses and tada! They were perfect . I think the molasses actually added a little extra zing lol yum thanks for the great recipe

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    Jodie OBrien
    March 18, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    I have made these many many times and they are amazing.  I just made them and totally forgot to add the white sugar and they turned out pretty good.  I knew when I was mixing them something was wrong.  I read the recipe a couple times and thought I had everything lol.  Still delish!

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    ester23
    March 17, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Here are the tricks to bakeing cookies u don’t want to melt the butter  cream the sugars and vanilla then add the flour and so on. once its all mixed u have to make sure that the dough is not runny it has to almost have a dry feel to it not to dry  if the dough is nice and fluffy and dry that’s when u will have nice big thick soft cookies if u melt the butter the cookies will turn flat and grasy I added a dash of milk and mine always turn out amazing.

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    ritalin49
    March 15, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    hello all you flat cookie bakers.  I put my dough in the fridge for an hour before baking and they dont flatten. 

    good baking to you sll.

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    Laurie
    March 13, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Anyone who criticise this recipe did it wrong…these are the easiest and best chocolate chip cookies I ever made…they came out exactly like the picture….follow the recipe and you won’t be disappointed…they even stay chewy after a few days…thank you for the great recipe karlynn!

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    MadisonScott
    February 25, 2015 at 5:08 am

    These cookies were the worst. Flat and greasy, not at all the dense, chunky cookie as described or pictured. I tossed the first two sheets of cookies right in the trash… Along with the rest of the unbaked dough. What a waste of time!

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      Skim2000
      May 24, 2015 at 1:35 am

      MadisonScott if you melt the butter it comes out like that.  you want to keep the butter fluffy and slightly soft. Try it again, it may work well next time!

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    denise
    February 9, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Mine were delicious but flat, not thick.  I melted the butter, could that be why?

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      saintuana
      May 26, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      @denise Yes. Just stick to the recipe, you have to be really bad at baking to mess these up lol

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    tina888
    February 5, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Best cookies I have ever had ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    GabrielleReneeBarkman
    January 29, 2015 at 5:12 am

    These cookies were so crazy GOOD and so crazy EASY!  

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    lovehomecooked
    January 25, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Just finished baking a batch of these cookies and so far so good.  I used a mixer to mix all the ingredients and used salted butter.  This recipe is a keeper for sure

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    LauraOstlund
    January 17, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    i made these and i only used 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup coconut sugar and completely cut the white sugar out, also i only used 1 cup milk chocolate chips.   They turned out amazing, i think these are my new favorite cookies love love loved them!!

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    Matty
    December 24, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I made these for a Christmas party, doubled up on the baking soda and substituted 1 of the cups of chocolate chips with crushed assorted nuts. They were ALL gone by the end of the night! Many thanks!

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    Piedelishes
    December 21, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I am going to try these for my son, will let you know what he thinks of them lol

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    TheAwkwardPenguin
    December 8, 2014 at 1:27 am

    I absolutely love this recipe. I’ve made it so many times and it’s always a crowd pleaser! Family, friends, teachers, everyone seems to love ’em ๐Ÿ˜€

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      thekitchenmagpie
      December 8, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      @TheAwkwardPenguin Glad to hear it!

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    FutureBaker
    December 4, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Do you happen to have the nutritional facts for these cookies? They came out great, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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    holidaybaker
    November 28, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    As far as “flatness” goes, I made two batches. The first batch, I “creamed together” the butter and sugars with a fork. Probably should say “beat together” because my second batch creamed together with a mixer came out a lot plumper and delicious as ever! Not as plump as these, but definitely plumper than my first batch. Perhaps a bit longer beating would have given a plumper result. Family loved them! Definitely a keeper!

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    Cheryl Wudrick Johnstone
    November 11, 2014 at 12:46 am

    These are hands down the best chocolate chip cookies! Thank you so much for posting such an easy and tasty recipe. The only problem I find with these is you can’t just eat only one or two..

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    Dissapointed
    November 9, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Cookies did NOT turn out they are so flat…. terrible….

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    love5sos
    November 1, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    where are you supposed to add the brown sugar?

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      AmyThompson1
      December 5, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      Where it says to cream the butter and sugar. It’s referring to both sugars. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    fanficfan44
    October 31, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Just tried this recipe. I moved to a new place and my old recipe wasn’t seeming to work the way I wanted in the new oven.  This was great, perfectly dense and chewy, that is how my family likes chocolate chip cookies.

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    hatethiscookie
    August 16, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    all of this is lies, it not only took us 15 min for prep time (2 young amazing bakers), but it also needed to be baked for at least 15 minutes, as well instead of 36 cookies we ended uo with a little over 20. I wish this cookie recipe would be updated with actual facts. Let you know how it tastes.

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      hatethiscookie
      August 16, 2014 at 10:10 pm

      it ale lacks taste or even yumminess (scientific word right there)

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    scrapcrazy62
    July 15, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Crossing my fingers and diving in to my mixing bowl in just a bit, hoping that these cookies are what I’m looking for since tonight I’ll be bringing them to an event.  I love a thick, chewy cookie, here’s hoping this is the one.  Thanks for sharing.

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    scrapcrazy62
    July 15, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Crossing my fingers and diving in, these cookies are being made for an event that I’m going to this evening.  I love a thick, soft chocolate chip cookie and you’re recipe looks like it made be the one.

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    anitamaxb
    July 7, 2014 at 2:48 pm

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    anitamaxb
    June 23, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Can I replace butter with margarine without problems?

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      AllisonAmanda
      January 20, 2015 at 1:56 am

      anitamaxb i did and they were still amazingly good

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    lil_MissKerri
    June 16, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    TaliaTab Sirenaty10 SarahAngelz those look amazing Talia. I’m going to swap out the stuff for gluten free stuff &amp; see if it works.

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    lovethesecookies
    May 6, 2014 at 1:44 am

    We have made these cookies so many times we know the recipe by heart. This is the best recipe I have come across for chocolate chip cookies. They always turn out thick and fluffy by following the directions perfectly and baking them at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. We have some in the oven right now!

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    taylormbiebs
    May 1, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Didn’t turn out as I had hoped, Ithought I could go without brown sugar cause I had no more but I was wrong. They don’t taste too good

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    Mpco28
    April 30, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Recipe fail. I made them twice and both times they are flat. The second time we quadruple checked every step and measurement. May be the altitude in Denver, but these are not thick in any way.

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      saintuana
      May 26, 2015 at 2:37 pm

      @Mpco28 Lol someone doesn’t know about baking at altitude…

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    Maggie_Shay
    April 26, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    I am about to start baking these cookies right now.. Maggies way lol. Im sure they will be delicious either way but will comment when finished.. =).. My children will love them.. can’t wait!!

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    kyarajack
    March 15, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Made these for the second time today and one of them turned out EXACTLY like the picture! It’s the little things that make me extremely proud to be a baker ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Karlynn Johnston
    March 5, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    It should read 36!

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    amy
    March 5, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I want to make these but it says only 12 servings…this recipe only makes 12 cookies?

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    LizziBeans
    February 22, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Just made them for a birthday gift: put in a large pickling jar with some ribbon.   She will love this recipe!  I cant help but admit there is one or three less cookies that are going to her.  Great recipe!!

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    LizziBeans
    February 22, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Just made them for a birthday gift: put in a large pickling jar with some ribbon.   She will love this recipe!  I cant help but admit there is one or three less cookies that are going to her.  Great recipe!!

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    Karlynn Johnston
    February 11, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Farenheit!

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    IronPeaches
    February 10, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    i will be the first to say, i definitely like all the positive comments, im a newbie at baking though so is that 350 Fahrenheit or Celsius

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    Amy
    January 31, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    I just made these, and they are the absolute BEST chocolate chip cookies I have ever had.  LOVE!

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      thekitchenmagpie
      February 1, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      @Amy  Fabulous to hear that!

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    Ichelle18
    January 14, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    I will be trying these tomorrow!

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    Millette_family
    December 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Room temp worked great for me

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    Mom on the go
    December 26, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    I just made some just letting them cool on the pan right now they look and smell delish!! Thanks

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    NewBaker156
    December 19, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Should the butter be melted or just brought to room temp before creaming with the sugar?

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      Millette_family
      December 28, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Room temp worked great for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      tia_lalande
      June 4, 2015 at 1:47 am

      I wouldn’t melt the butter ever, make sure it’s room temperature forsure.

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    Don F
    December 18, 2013 at 12:33 am

    this is the third time im making these cookies . I make a double batch each time which is 5 dozen can’t keep them in the house lol. thanks for the recipe .

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    Millette_family
    December 12, 2013 at 12:21 am

    I cooked those few week ago for the family and husband loved them! Not the texture we’re used to but was surprisingly good ๐Ÿ™‚  I made a mistake of using olive oil cause I was out of butter. Don’t. Seriously not good. To avoid in baking in general I’d say.  Anyway, I highly recomend these. 

    Thanks for sharing the reciepe ๐Ÿ™‚

    Bon appétit!

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    mmm94
    December 11, 2013 at 9:00 am

    BEST COOKIES EVER!1

    Thank you soooo muccchhh for the reciepeee

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    Irishgirl58
    December 3, 2013 at 2:26 am

    I have baked these twice in two days… Yep, they are awesome!

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    giugiubee
    November 21, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    oohhh… these look so good.. can’t wait to try!

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    Georgie
    November 17, 2013 at 2:54 am

    Ok, so am I to use 1/4 cup of butter for the thick and chewy version instead of the 1/2 cup in the ingredient list?

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    Liz
    November 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I will be baking these this morning, looks like the perfect CC cookie. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    LorrainePriestman
    November 4, 2013 at 12:39 am

    This taste bland… gross. Like flour and No, I did not mess up the measurements. Followed step by step. Yuck!

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    hannah
    October 21, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    I have been on the search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, and I have finally found it! I receive compliments from everyone I make them for, and then always tell me that it’s impossible to eat just one!

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    katthegymnast10
    October 11, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Best cookie dough ever !!!!!!!!!!!!burp

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    Peggy Richard Fraser
    October 11, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I just made 4 pans of these cookies…..I added mini chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.  What I love about these cookies is that they are soft & chewy.  My granddaughter is coming for the week-end, she is going to love these….THANKS so much for this receipe…..Peggy

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    countrymomma
    September 25, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    YYYYYYUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYYY I just made these cookies with my 2 yr old she loved it and they are sooo delish they turned out just like ur pic ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much 

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    KarenRuml
    September 16, 2013 at 12:21 am

    I made these cookies for my grandsons.  The first day they were great.  Stored them in a container.   The next day they were so hard you could play hockey with them.  What did I do wrong?

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    CharlotteB
    September 1, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    These were delicious. Made them with my boys after googling “best chocolate chip cookies.” We loved the soft texture. New favourite cookie recipe. Thanks!

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      thekitchenmagpie
      September 1, 2013 at 11:57 pm

      CharlotteB You are so welcome! Thanks for stopping in! 

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    are_u_serious
    August 31, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Amazing cookies! Best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made! Thanks for sharing the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Denyse
    August 8, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Just made these again for the 6th time, and two batches, too! Turned out awesome as always. I have teenage boys drop by to hang out with my son. This is an all time favourite! Thanks!

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    Karlynn Johnston
    July 23, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Thank you so much for the kind words! I am so glad you liked them!

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    Reese822
    July 23, 2013 at 4:10 am

    I had to write a review for this recipe. It was absolutely outstanding. I’ve never made cookies at home before, I usually just buy them, but this recipe seemed simple enough to try. And I’m proud to say the cookies were the best I’ve ever had, crispy edges and chewy centers, and I made them myself! I recommend this recipe to anyone looking for a quick dessert. Thanks so much!  

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    Karlynn Johnston
    June 25, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Fabulous to hear Charlotte! I love that a vegan version worked out!

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    Charlotte
    June 22, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I made these cookies today, (a vegan version – nutellex instead of butter, egg replacer instead of egg).  And they turned out amazingly delish and looked exactly like the picture!! Thank you!

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    OnOurPorch
    June 14, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    I can’t wait to try this recipe.  I have tried for years to bake the “perfect” chocolate chip cookies.  Even my kids joke about my FAMOUS chocolate chip cookies because they’re always a flop when I try to bake them.  I have baked and decorated many wedding cakes and my Welsh cookies are my family’s favorite cookie.  I LOVE to bake.  The only recipe I cannot get right is the chocolate chip cookie…America’s favorite.  My husband told me “Just give up already, every thing else you bake is great.  Why do you need to make the best chocolate chip cookies?”  I feel the need to make a perfect chocolate chip cookie or die trying.  I hope this recipe is what I’ve been searching for.

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    Haf
    June 2, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Just made these. They’re really good but please change the order that the ingredients are in. 99.9% of recipes put the ingredients in the order that they’re used. This one is not….it’s really frustrating having to jump all over the place to see what comes next. Other than that I have no issues and will make these again!

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    Rebecca
    May 29, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Though these were good, they weren’t great. They turned out soft, but reminded me more of a cookie that had gone soft from sitting on the countertop for too long, rather than as a gooey cookie straight from the oven. The problem may have been that I used only brown sugar since I didn’t have granulated, so if I ever try these again, I’ll be sure to use both types.

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    Stephanie
    May 17, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I love that there was the brown sugar. It makes the cookie taste great! Thank you. 

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    Happy homemaker
    April 24, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Wow…… Love at first bite! I have tried many a chocolate chip cookie recipe, and honestly, this is where my search ends. I cooked mine for only 9 1/2 minutes and they were perfectly tender, slightly crisp on the edges and melt-on- your mouth delish!!!!! Thanks for the recipe.

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    Joylene
    April 20, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I made these and flavor was good.. but they did not get PUFFY. and that was what I was looking for.

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    donna780
    April 18, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Just the cookie I was looking for as an after school treat for my boys. They turned out perfectly chewy! Love that chocolate chip cookies are their own category; I will be back to try them all.

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    Karlynn Johnston
    April 16, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Nope, do the recipe as written, that’s simply the “kitchen science” behind how to make thicker cookies. Butter makes them spread out and a lower temp lets thicker cookies bake inside better.

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    emz219
    April 16, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Real newbie baker question for you all that have managed to make these cookies this thick… when the kitchen magpie mentions that the butter should be halved and baked at a lower temperature, she has already taken those points into account in her recipe, I assume?  I shouldn’t halve the 1/2 c of butter to be 1/4?  Thank you!!

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    Jessyyyy22
    April 6, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Thanks for this recipe!

    I combined yours with this one – http://www.bubblews.com/news/297381-give-me-a-recipe-for-cookies

    And the result is amazing!

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    Mona
    April 6, 2013 at 2:03 am

    Kelly – thanks for the suggestions. I tried making the cookies again and this time I creamed the butter instead but still the cookies came out did not turn out to be chewy. Any thoughts?

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    Flowerperson211212
    April 4, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Loved them

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    Kelly
    April 2, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Mona- I’m not an expert, but I’ve made quite a few chocolate chip cookies. In my experience, butter that is melted, even partially, can make a flat crispy cookie. There are a few recipes that have become very popular, using melted or browned butter, and it seems that those recipes end up using less flour, less soda, more fat, and cook for less time. The pictures also seem to show a less consistent thickness of cookie (search “test kitchen thick and chewy chocolate chip,” everyone makes them and turns out with a different looking cookie, albeit always delicious). Every time I made the Tollhouse recipe (which was the standard when I was growing up), melted or partially melted butter resulted in a flat, and if baked for the recommended time, crispy cookie. In short, either cream your butter when it’s solid, or use a recipe that calls specifically for melted butter (because, after all, it is a heck of a lot easier to do by hand when melted).

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      thekitchenmagpie
      September 1, 2013 at 11:59 pm

      @Kelly All good advice! 

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      Angelwondr1
      September 2, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      Awesome cookies! I made these exactly as the recipe instructed and they turned out tasty and wonderfully addictive!!

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    Mona
    March 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Thank you so much for this recipe! The taste was great. Everyone I gave the cookies to like it. However, the cookies did not turn out to be chewy. What could be the reason? I melt the butter in microwave to liquid before mixing the butter with the brown sugar. Can that be the reason why my cookies did not turn out to be chewy? Would greatly appreciate if you can help me with this problem. Thanks!!

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      Joylene
      April 20, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      @Mona  yes I know they turned out the same for me !!!! was not pleased with this seems like somethimg was missing.

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      twistedw0nderland
      June 10, 2013 at 10:16 am

      @Mona you should have let the butter melt on its own out in room temp. plan ahead, you can take the butter out, do chores then when it’s soft you can start baking. if you’re in a hurry though, you can put it on the microwave only in defrost mode, keeping watch that it won’t completely melt. hope this helps!

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      BettyAS
      July 3, 2013 at 6:14 pm

      I can’t get a cookie right but. I tried this recipe and I actually did it , and by the way I didn’t melt the butter and I forgot to add the white sugar and i also put white chocolate in the mix. They turned out just like they looked. Very sticky mixture.

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    TeresaC562
    March 27, 2013 at 1:39 am

    I live at 6200 feet above sea level.  I did not adjust the recipe (except not adding salt).  The cookies flattened out more than yours that are pictured, but they did not flatten out like my usual chocolate chip cookies do.  They were the best I’ve ever made.  I will use this recipe from now on.

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      thekitchenmagpie
      September 1, 2013 at 11:58 pm

      TeresaC562 Glad they are the best you’ve ever made!

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    Sooke lady
    March 25, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Yum yum yum!! BEST COOKIES EVER!!
    Thanks for Sharing

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      thekitchenmagpie
      September 1, 2013 at 11:58 pm

      Sooke lady Yay! Glad you liked them!

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    Karlynn Johnston
    March 24, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    So glad you liked them and thank you for commenting!

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    Approved
    March 24, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    I made these cookies today I made a double batch put it in the fridge foe 2 hrs I was baking other things I wanted to do these last I would like you to know I have never posted a comment before no matter how good or bad it was. I read all your post for this one ,and I have to say I do a great of cooking and baking from scratch. This is by far the very best chocolate chip cookie I have ever made and ate. I’m not sure what happened for those who made it and it didn’t turn out your instruction were great, easy and I swear nice golden on the bottom a little on top and moist and gooey in the middle
    Awesome. My husband and children thank you good thing I made 8 1/2 doz

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      Joylene
      April 20, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      @Approved Yea the instructions were easy !!!! but why r so many saying how Flat they were. they should of been more volume, like the Picture shown,

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      Carolynn20
      April 25, 2013 at 3:59 am

      @Approved I couldnt agree more, I make this recipe all the time and mine always look just like the picture ….I dont know why the other posters are not getting the same results

      My kids love them! easiest recipe to follow ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks Karlynn for sharing it

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      thekitchenmagpie
      September 1, 2013 at 11:58 pm

      @Approved Aw so glad they worked out for you!

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    Isabella
    March 20, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Best choclate chip cookies ever! I used apple butter instead of regular butter in an effort to make them a wee bit healthier, and wow! The cookies where just as tasty, and I found that the apple butter kept them moist longer. None of my family even noticed my little change hehe. I highly recommend these cookies to anyone in need of an amazing recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      thekitchenmagpie
      September 1, 2013 at 11:58 pm

      @Isabella The apple butter sounds great!

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    Katie
    March 7, 2013 at 1:07 am

    I made this recipe last night and it is VERY good. For my oven I put the cookies in for 10-11mins (my oven is really hot). They held their shape very nicely! 

    I doubled the recipe exactly and got 48 cookies (4dozen), instead of 24 cookies (2dozen). I was however using a cookie scoop (by Wilton) which provided small-medium size cookies. On my last batch I made a few of them bigger just to use the dough up!

     

    I added mini chocolate chips AND chopped up Cadbury Mini Eggs (YUM). 

     

    I took some into work, have some at home and gave some to my neighbour…..no complaints yet!

     

    I REALLY RECOMMEND THESE COOKIES!!!!

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    Jin
    March 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Hi,

    This is the best recipe ever! I have tried other recipes but the don’t come anywhere close to this one. Thank you for sharing.

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    AnissaMacdonald
    March 4, 2013 at 3:59 am

    My four year old daughter and I just made these and they turned out beautifully. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Karlynn Johnston
    February 4, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    So glad you liked it!

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    Karlynn Johnston
    February 4, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Oh my! Poor Grandma! Thanks for the lovely comment and welcome!

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    tori_nz
    February 4, 2013 at 7:27 am

    This recipe is fantastic, thank you! I’ve made a lot of cookies before but these definitely hit the spot! I didn’t find them too fluffy at all. I made sure they were slightly undercooked and this kept them nice and gooey on the inside, but crunchy on the outside – SO good!!! 

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    Cookie_Monster
    February 3, 2013 at 5:57 am

    wowza…. I juuust made these. Normally, I don’t bother to post, but these are the best. I’m sorry Grandma, buuut…. I’m swapping recipe’s with this one.  Thanks!

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    kbird1220
    February 3, 2013 at 3:55 am

    This is the BEST choc. chop cookie recipe i have ever seen! THANK YOU! It’s incredible. I’ve looked everywhere for thick, gooey cookies and this is absolutely perfect! 

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      thekitchenmagpie
      November 13, 2014 at 2:24 am

      kbird1220 I am SO glad that you loved it! Thank you for letting me know, I love hearing feedback. Welcome!

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    Milly
    February 1, 2013 at 12:16 am

    I wasn’t happy with these. They weren’t chewy at all. They weren’t crunchy and hard but were very light and fluffy, not dense enough at all. Won’t be making these again.

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      LindsayA91
      June 29, 2013 at 11:04 pm

      @Milly You obviously did something wrong, because I’ve made these several times and they are still just as chewy on the third day as they are the first.

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    VanessaTaylor
    January 28, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    WOW!! I have made so many chocolate chip cookie recipes and this is WHHHHOOAAAA NELLY, the BEST EVER!!! OMG, so delish!!!! Thank you!!

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    MirandaButler
    January 28, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Awesome cookies EVERYONE loves them

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    jjsweets2000
    January 25, 2013 at 2:54 am

    I make these all the time but I find if you add backing power instead of backing soda u will have big chunky cookies.

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    noey
    January 18, 2013 at 5:23 am

    These. Are. Awesome. Mine looked like your photo except for I used mini choc chips! They were chewy and thick and such a cute smallish size. I made the dough in the morning then refrigerated it until I baked a sheet after dinner. Fabulous results!

    I’m done searching for a choco chip cookie recipes! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Karlynn Johnston
    January 17, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    You’re welcome and so glad you liked them!

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    Elle
    January 17, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I just finished making these cookies and they turned out fantastic! Thanks for the recipe. Gold star!!!

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    Karlynn Johnston
    January 17, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    You are so welcome!!

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    MariaHay1
    January 17, 2013 at 1:35 am

    I made these for my husband and he loves them!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing… They are the best cookies ever :0)

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    ColleenE
    January 14, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Great Recipe Magpie!

    I have been struggling for years to find the ideal Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe; but struggle no more as I have found the perfect one!

    What appealed to me most about this recipe, was the measurements for the butter and sugar. I didn’t know it was possible to cut those ingredients in half and still have great tasting cookies!

    The first time I made these, I replaced Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips with M&M’s and Peanut Butter M&M’s; however, this time I used Butterscotch Chips and Chocolate Chips. Either way works out perfectly for my family; as the batter or cookie itself tastes outstanding! I don’t know why there have been a few comments as to the blandness of this recipe …. must be something they’re doing differently, or not at all. For those who have repeatedly tried this recipe and still find them tasteless; try adding a teaspoon or tablespoon of Molasses, or Honey. Or try using different flavoured chips. —- I think this recipe has satisfied my urge to find a perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie, and I will forever use your recipe! Thank you Magpie!

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    jjsweets2000
    January 12, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Best cookies in the world make these all the time

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    Tinaboucher
    December 13, 2012 at 3:44 am

    YUM! Turned out awesome, sticking to this recipe from now on.

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    Pam Kossowan
    December 10, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    These are a staple in our house. I think I will try them with the mint Chocolate chips for a festive feel. OH Yum!

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    Karlynn Johnston
    December 10, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Oh I like crunchy…I have a crunchy recipe if you are looking for it..like crunchy butter with chocolate chips. Welcome to the site Stacy!

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    Karlynn Johnston
    December 10, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Always so glad to hear it!! It’s a favorite with a lot of people, just seems to be the right amount of everything! Welcome to the site Courtney!

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    Courtney
    December 9, 2012 at 4:32 am

    I’m in love with this recipe. I’ve made these cookies about 4 times now, and they turn out perfectly every time.

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    Stacy R
    November 30, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I just made these and they are delicious! Yes they flattened but they are so good. There were parts that had not flattened. So they were crunch and chewy! My husband is going to go crazy for these. Thanks : )

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    Karlynn
    November 19, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Sugar is more than just sweet, it’s a dry ingredient that is needed in fairly precise amounts.You CAN change to brown sugar BUT the consistency will change. Each sugar does a different thing and I have about 4 different recipes for 4 different cookie results based on adjusting the sugar types.The ratio always stays the same, however, of sugar to butter to flour.

    Joseph you made my day with your comment, THANK YOU! Nothing is better than a great chocolate chip cookie! Check out my other recipes such as the crisp ones, they are very buttery and crisp and would suit milk chocolate perfectly!

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    Joseph
    November 18, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I love the warm happy face on my wife and little girls when they eat warm chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk. So I decided I wanted to be the one to make them rather than Pillsbury. I have tried 6 different recopies that all failed the taste test for different reasons each time. This recipe was the light in the darkness for me. As a perfectionist, take it from me, these were perfect! They were also easy to make. Thank you sooo much for contributing to the warmest happy faces of my family.

    Question: Should I change the amount of surgar in the recipe if I’m using milk chocolate chips? If so, how much? 

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    Karlynn
    November 16, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    It has a LOT to do with where you live, fresh ingredients (especially baking soda!!). So glad you liked them Alora, welcome to my site!

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    Alora Marie
    November 16, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Just made these, and they turned out perfectly! They are sooo chewy, and good. They didn’t turn out flat either, like a few others have mentioned. :) 

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    Binna
    November 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    This is my first time on your blog and only the second time baking chocolate chip cookies from scratch and let me tell you, these are delicious!  Mine didn’t flatten out, like some other posters are mentioning, at all!!  I thank you as well as my kiddies and hubby &  I will be checking out the rest of your blog now :) 

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    Mandysh
    November 13, 2012 at 12:24 am

    They don’t look as good as the recipe. They fall flat even when I put the dough in the fridge. They have a very bland taste and are extremely bitter. I was happy I tried them but don’t waste your time on this everyone.

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      thekitchenmagpie
      November 13, 2012 at 12:37 am

      Sorry it didn’t work out for you! Flat cookies can be associated with your altitude and humidity.

       

       You have me stumped at bitter taste, not one other person has mentioned that. That might be a vanilla quality issue (definitely a possibility)  or another ingredient that’s gone bad. These are basic chocolate chip cookies,with ingredients completely the same as the famous Tollhouse recipe, (as all chocolate chip cookies recipes are, Tollhouse was the original!)  just with the quantities adjusted for thicker texture, so a bitter taste doesn’t usually come into the equation with the ingredients above. (otherwise I think Tollhouse would be out of business!)

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      Katie
      March 5, 2013 at 11:35 pm

      I am going to try this recipe in a few minutes. I just wanted to let you know, your flour is another possibility to a bitter taste. I recently started to make something and it seemed off , my flour was too old, so i chucked it. Ever since I bought new flour…i haven’t has a bitter taste with anything i have baked!

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      PeterHoltan
      August 1, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      @Mandysh The recipe calls for baking soda, is it possible that you used baking powder instead? The wrong ingredient can have a huge effect on taste, texture and appearance. Or was the baking soda old? Baking soda loses it’s potency with time. Or did you leave the dough in the fridge too long. The reaction baking soda has with the acidic ingredients is immediate. If you wait too long to bake your cookies, the reaction will have ended.

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    Karlynn
    November 11, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    So glad you enjoyed them, welcome to the site!

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    DKB
    November 11, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Mine turned out perfect! Thanks for the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Karlynn
    November 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    You are so welcome!! And welcome to my site Mariana!

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    MarianaPaulCasey
    November 10, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Oooooh those were sooo good! We don’t have leftovers! Thank you!

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    Gothlyric
    November 9, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Oh My Goodness!

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    KerryAnnie
    October 13, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Mine flattened out but I think for two reasons; first, I nuked the butter because it was straight out of the freezer and I didn’t have the time to let it thaw to room temp (it was nearly liquid by the time I used it). Secondly, because I added too much vanilla extract as it turns out my tbsp is a 2 spoon:(. It’s a new set of measuring spoons, didn’t even think to check. Either way, they were still fantastic, thanks for the recepie!

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    smokeytea
    October 4, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    can i use marg in place of butter?

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    Tdot
    September 30, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Just made these – they look identical to the picture – thanks for posting a quick, easy and yummy recipe!  :)

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    whudatzgrl
    September 29, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    If you bake them straight on the cookie sheet, they do flatten out, due to the heat. The parchment paper provides a bit of a barrier from the heat so they won’t melt and spread as much. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Denyse
    September 5, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Ours just turned out awesome, and they were made by my 16 yr old son ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Frannie
    May 13, 2012 at 7:54 am

    I would like to try this recipe, but need to know about Step 2. When combining the ingredients, do you mix with a spoon, whisk, or electric mixer. I trying not to over mix it. THX!

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    Nicole
    April 2, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    *become

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    Nicole
    April 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Just made these and mine turned out flat, too! I wonder if I mixed them too much? Did you hand mix any of the ingredients apart from the chocolate chips at the end?

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      Karlynn
      April 2, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      One of the commenters who’s flattened also lives at a high elevation, that might do it. Also humidity can affect them. Try refrigerating the cookies ON the sheets before baking?

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        Nicole
        April 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm

        No high elevation or humidity here. They were still really good! My husband said they were better than my mother’s recipe, uh oh. Haha. So these will probably because our new go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Cheri
    January 24, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I made these today and they turned out awesome. They never flattened out at all and seemed almost cake like. I loved them and will definately make them again!

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      thekitchenmagpie
      September 1, 2013 at 11:57 pm

      @Cheri Glad you liked them!

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    kim cayford
    January 6, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    How much salt????

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      Karlynn
      January 7, 2012 at 12:41 am

      1 tsp if you are using unsalted butter in the recipe, thanks for catching that!

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    David Caron
    December 17, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    These look amazing! I can’t wait to make them!

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    Amy
    November 30, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Mine flattened out too!! =( I do live at an elevation of 4000 ft. but I tried adding more flour & that didn’t seem to help at all!! Bummer! I’ve been trying to find a recipe where the cookies turn our like the ones you have pictured above for forever now!!

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      Karlynn
      December 1, 2011 at 12:08 am

      Well, hells bells. There is so little butter in these that they really shouldn’t spread. How about chilling the dough before popping them in the oven? Chilled dough shouldn’t spread as much either…..give that a whirl?

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        Sooke lady
        September 25, 2012 at 3:26 am

        @Karlynn mine were flat, too, and I’m at sea level. I will cool them in the fridge before i pop them in the oven next time. They taste fabulous!! thanks for a wonderful recipe:)

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    Emma
    October 24, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Hi there! I was so intrigued by this recipe, thought the cookies looked amazing. I tried them out, and they do taste wonderful but they flattened like regular cookies. What should I do differently next time? Thanks!

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      Karlynn
      October 24, 2011 at 6:39 pm

      Try refrigerating the dough perhaps,with only half the butter these shouldn’t have spread at all, that’s really weird! High humidity can also affect cookies too.

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