Chocolate Chip Cookies - the best recipe EVER!

Chocolate Chip Cookies - the best recipe EVER!

4 reviews, 4 star(s). 75% would make again

Ready in 2 hours

This is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe on the earth. I went through dozens of recipes to find the recipe I thought was the very best - and then tweaked it until it was perfect - this is the result.

My teens friends tell me I should open a bakery.


2 cups margarine; brick style
1 cups Granulated Sugar
1 cups light brown sugar , packed
3 Eggs
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoons Salt
2 cups semisweet or milk chocolate chips; (or both)

Original recipe makes 100



Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

In a large bowl, cream margarine until fluffy, add white sugar, and brown sugar and beat until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Add baking soda and salt and mix thoroughly.

Add flour 1 cup at a time to ensure proper amount - I find 4 cups to be just right but sometimes, depending on the margarine, it may be too much or not quite enough. Dough should hold its shape but still be soft - not too firm.

STIR in chocolate chips with wooden spoon as mixing with mixer will break them up. Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets. (Pampered Chef cookie scoops and stoneware work AWESOME).

Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until centers are set and very lightly browned. Don't overbake.

Allow to cool for a couple of minutes before removing to wax paper or cooling rack. Store in airtight container such as ziplock bags or ziplock containers and the cookies will stay soft for days.

Verified by stevemur
Alert editor   

If you think you've got the best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe - try this one - if you STILL think yours is better - please send me yours. This is the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe ever! Especially yummy when warm!! Reheat for a few seconds in the microwave the next day for that fresh out of the oven taste.

Calories Per Serving: 105 Get detailed nutrition information, including line-by-line nutrition insights?  Try BigOven Pro for Free for 14 days!

Date My private notes
Add your own private notes with BigOven Pro!

Take your recipes anywhere

Save to your recipe box and bring to the store with free BigOven membership!

Recipe Links

Link in another recipe. What would you serve with this?

Comment on Chocolate Chip Cookies - the best recipe EVER!

Rating (optional):

sign in to add your comment

Get seasonal ideas by email


Comment or review

yummy....soft and chewy, melt in your mouth good
purplebluejay 4y ago

This recipe is awesome, everyone in our family has loved these. My grandmother has been making these since before I was born. We all have her recipe now so we can make them ourselves, since she is now in a nursing home. She is going to be 95 this year. Thanks for posting this recipe.
lservia707 6y ago

These cookies did not taste like cookies at all. They were cakey. I would not make these again.
gmills001 6y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
lucynda 7y ago

Add unlimited recipes. Remove ads. Custom folders. Find recipes for your diet. Try BigOven Pro Free