Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

I don’t know about you, but I grew up with my mom always having homemade cookies in the house. It was a special treat I never really appreciated until I was older and realized the effort that went into always keeping those around. As my kids have gotten a bit older, I have tried so many different versions of cookies, and I too, try to keep some in the house on a consistent basis. Not only are they good for a “dessert” if you finish all your dinner, but they are also great for when the kids have friends over and they all come into the kitchen looking for something yummy.

In my search to make an amazing chocolate chip cookie, that was not a Tollhouse cookie, I came across this recipe. Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Tollhouse cookies, but I wanted to try something a little different. I found this recipe, read all 200+ comments and suggestions on it, and made all noted changes. Not only were these cookies chewy in the middle, but they had a slight crisp to the edges, which is just how I prefer my cookies. I added extra chocolate chips because come on, you can never have too many of those, right? My kids definitely enjoyed these, and even all my hubby’s coworkers too, since I sent him to work with 2 dozen of them!!

Look no further for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe, here it is!!



  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp hot water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips



  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar, until smooth.
  2. Add in the eggs one at a time.
  3. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Allow the baking soda to dissolve in the hot water, then pour into the batter.
  5. Add in the flour, salt, and fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Drop spoonful’s of batter onto a cookie sheet.
  7. Place cookie sheet into preheated oven, 350, and bake 10-12 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden in color.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool 1-2 minutes before removing from cookie sheet.


Recipe adapted from: All Recipes


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  1. Barb says:

    Thanks Kristen. Years ago the original Toll House CCC recipe, use to call for a small amount of water and then for whatever reason they deleted it from the recipe.

  2. Kristin says:

    Oh that is interesting! I need to go try to find my old copy of the recipe, it was in a family cook book, so maybe its the original version 🙂

  3. Laura says:

    Your directions do not include adding the flour. Also it doesn’t state whether to use a greased cookie sheet or not. I presume not since the recipe includes butter.

  4. Kristin says:

    Sorry for the missing info, I have corrected the recipe to show the flour in the directions. As for the greased cookie sheet, I always use a non stick cookie sheet, therefore, I don’t grease mine 🙂

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