Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 2 cups + 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 2 tsp cornstarch

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 1/2 sticks (6 oz) butter, melted

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips

Beat the butter and sugar together for one minute. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Add all dry ingredients and mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes, but more is better (baking the cookies from frozen works great too).

Preheat oven to 350°F. Scoop 1/4 cup of cookie dough and roll into a ball. Tear the balls in half by gently pulling on both sides. Smash the halves together again with the lumpy, craggy sides facing up. Place on parchment lined baking sheets with space for the cookies to spread out.

Bake for 10-14 minutes, until the cookies had spread out and the edges are just golden. The center should look soft and undercooked. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets until they are firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.


Does the butter really need to be melted? - Yes. Just stick it in the microwave for a minute.

Dark brown sugar? - Substitute brown sugar + molasses. I'm working on a more accessible version of this recipe.

Salted butter? - The given amount of salt assumes unsalted butter. If you use salted butter, cut the salt in half. Or don't. Salt and chocolate work well together.

What's with the flour measurement? - That's what the original author wrote. I think it's silly to be that precise with volumetric measurements of flour so I will replace it with measurements in grams once I get around to testing it.

Chilling the dough? - This prevents excessive spreading while baking. The fastest way to do this step is to place the cookie dough on the sheet pans and then put those in the freezer for a bit.

What's with these shaping instructions? - This gives you a big attractive cookie like you'd buy from a bakery. You can make them any size you want and you can forego all the shaping.

Where did you get the recipe? - This recipe is orginially from here. This website is horrendous; I don't recommend visiting it. I first found this recipe on Reddit when I was in a chocolate chip cookie phase in college. I tried many recipes and this was the big winner.