chocolate chip cookie recipe

Today, I am dreaming of having time to make my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes. It must be the warm sun beaming through my window, warming my back as I work on my website -oh, the back-end work that is going on right now is insane! – and seeing all my favorite recipes as I work on sorting out my categories on my site. So close, so pretty….so not any time to make them!

If you noticed, my categories have been moved around, renamed and I’m slowly placing posts where they belong. A category refresh and renewal is past due by about two years and I finally got around to doing it.

I was mainly prompted by the fact that I had no category to put all my fishing posts. All this writing about berry picking, my huge Sasaktoon Berry Week last summer plus weekend upon weekend of ice fishing this year and I had no category that made any sense! So you will now see “The Wild” as a new category, where all my berry picking, fishing, mushroom hunting, geocaching, hiking and so many things will be posted.  We spend far too much time outdoors to not have a category all about our outdoors adventures!

So slowly over the next two months or so the site is going to be cleaned up internally – which no one but me sees, sadly, so much work! – and the outside you see will change as well. My site is always a work in progress and spring fever has set in!

Back to the chocolate chip cookie recipes.

I’m hungry.

I always list my Crunchy chocolate chip cookie recipe as my top favorite. I can’t help it, they are so buttery, crispy yet melt in your mouth…these are cookie perfection!

Please bake some now and bring to me.

Buttery Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
9 mins
Total Time
19 mins

Crispy, buttery chocolate chip cookie recipe! These are buttery perfection!

Course: baking
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cookie recipe
Servings: 36
Calories: 242 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 375 degrees.   

  2. Cream together your butter and sugar until it's light and fluffy.

  3. Add in the egg and vanilla, mixing thoroughly.

  4. Beat in the flour, baking soda and salt.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.

  5. Roll a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough into a ball, 12 per cookie sheet.

  6. Take a glass and using the bottom, flatten out each cookie. If the cookie sticks, start wetting the bottom of the glass with water, they will come right off.

  7. This is a dry dough - no sticky chewiness going on here- but it's just wet enough to make perfect little flat cookie patties.

  8. Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes, until golden brown.

  9. Cool on the sheets completely.These turned out to be wonderfully crispy, crunchy and were surprisingly a hit with everyone. The butter flavor really is apparent in these ones due to the lack of flavor that comes with brown sugar, but that isn't a bad thing at all. Buttery, crispy little bites of chocolate heaven!

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary.

Nutrition Facts
Buttery Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Amount Per Serving (36 g)
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 230mg 10%
Potassium 21mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Sugars 22g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 5.6%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 4.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
My thick & chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe is also a hit here on the site, the most popular of all my cookie recipes. Apparently you guys are crazy for a thick, chewy chocolate chip cookie.
If you also want to bake these and drop them off to me, I’d love you forever n’ ever.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

These might not qualify as a true chocolate chip cookie recipe, but they have chocolate chips, are almost guilt free and are amazing. My whole wheat oatmeal cookies are a family favorite.
I should really be a good mom today and bake these up. I’m not going to however, because it’s just distracting me from cleaning up my site.
I’d do almost anything not to be moving posts around, deleting old useless info…tagging things…
The glamorous life of a blogger whose husband is a slave driver site-wise. Yippee.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

So I leave it up to all of you to go forth and bake cookies today. The sun is shining, I hear the wind chimes tinkling at the neighbours house as I write this.
And remember, the blasted snow is coming to Edmonton this week. Again.
Bake some cookies, it’ll cheer you up when the snow starts coming down.
Really Getting Back To The Site Work Now Magpie. Really.

Hey guys, I'm Karlynn! Welcome to The Kitchen Magpie, my website full of family friendly recipes, cocktails & homesteading tales of chickens & cows from the family farm! Make sure to check out my bestselling cookbook, Flapper Pie & a Blue Prairie Sky ,stay tuned for info on my second cookbook!


  1. Jaedon Ong Reply

    Could you convert for me to metric? im really having a tough time trying to convert its really confusing

  2. Barb Steele Reply

    Second time making these delish babies. I love a crispy cookie and only wish it could be achieved with less butter:( But these are buttery chocolate perfection!  

    I wanted to share my tip for the pressing.  Within the last 2 minutes of baking I give my puffed up and proud cookies a  fast pat with my ninja spatula and voila…flat crispy cookies.  Love these! Thanks~ your Amsterdam food tour mate!

    • thekitchenmagpie Reply

      @Barb Steele Hey stranger! I was just working on my photos of the food tour! I’ll be writing about it soon. I can’t believe what a small world it is (or how far my buttercream icing recipe gets around haha)

  3. Carolyn Blank Reply

    Those cookies look divine!  Perfect to try on these spring snow and rainy days!  

  4. Ida Pence Waterous Reply

    Same here, but not doing TOO bad, April 11 marks two years of healthy eating with about 75 pounds gone.

  5. The Kitchen Magpie Reply

    Oh, and sending it away quickly is also the food bloggers trick. Husbands work…friends…teachers….

  6. The Kitchen Magpie Reply

    I can manage my weight great! UNTIL it comes time to lose it! That’s where the problem arises 😉

  7. Ida Pence Waterous Reply

    Oh my gosh, how do you come up with all this yummy stuff and still do weight management? No way I could do that.

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