How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grab your mixing bowl and chocolate chips for cookies that will make you feel like a kid again.


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You Will Need

  • 1 lb. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1¾ c. granulated sugar
  • 2 c. packed light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 c. flour
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cookie sheets
  • Electric mixer
  • Cooling rack or plate
  • Parchment paper (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and set aside two greased cookie sheets.

  2. You can line your pans with parchment paper instead of butter, shortening, or spray.

  3. Step 2

    Cream butter and sugars

    Using the electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl.

  4. Step 3

    Gradually add eggs

    Add the eggs gradually, beating after each addition.

  5. Step 4

    Mix in flours

    Mix in the flour. Add the remaining ingredients, mixing well after each addition.

  6. Step 5

    Place cookies on pan

    Use a tablespoon to scoop the cookies onto the baking sheets, 2 inches apart.

  7. Step 6

    Bake cookies

    Bake the cookies for 15 minutes or until they're golden brown. Remove them from the oven and cool on the cookie sheets for three minutes before transferring to a cooling rack or plate.

  8. In the 1930s, Ruth Graves Wakefield accidentally invented the chocolate chip cookie when she added pieces of semi-sweet chocolate to her butter cookie recipe, expecting them to melt into the dough.