Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Sophia Segal, Contributing Writer

4.5/5 stars


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnuts (optional)

Prep Time-20 minutes

Cook Time-10 minutes

Ready In-1 hour

Step 1-Preheat the oven to 350° F (175° C)

Step 2-Cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time and beat them with an electric mixer or whisk. Then stir in vanilla. After, dissolve baking soda in hot. Add to batter along with salt. Next, stir in flour, chocolate chips, and walnuts (optional). You can then either use a cookie scoop or a large spoon to place the dough onto an ungreased pan/pans.

Step 3-Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven or until edges are lightly browned.


Reviews (over 11k) ———> here are just a few:

“I’ve tried a lot of different chocolate chip cookie recipes and this is the best one by far! The only change I’ve made is to the sugar amounts: 1/2 cup white sugar and 1 1/2 cups brown sugar-I think it makes them chewier. I omit the nuts and in my oven they take about 12 minutes to bake. So yummy!!”- (5 stars)

“THESE COOKIES ARE LIFE-CHANGING. The best I’ve ever tasted in 25 years of baking. They have the right balance of flavor and texture. HERE’S A FEW TIPS TO GUARANTEE PERFECTION: 1. Replace 1 to 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour with oatmeal flour (oatmeal that’s been processed until powder). 2. Take cookies out of the oven before they appear fully cooked, and let them stay on the cookie sheet for at least ten minutes. Cookies allowed to cool on the cookie sheet are much chewier. 3. I find dissolving the baking soda in water is unneccesary, they come out perfect regardless though I still added the spoon of hot water. 4. Use salted butter in this recipe in addition to the salt called for. 5. This dough freezes well. I double it, roll half into one-inch balls then freeze so I can have ready made cookie dough balls to bake another time”(5 stars)

“Thanks for an excellent, yet easy, chocolate chip cookie. It is my new favorite” (5 stars)


My Review

These cookies were so delicious and easy to make. The recipe made a lot of cookies so it is a great option for holiday gifts. I definitely recommend this recipe and if you make it, I hope that you enjoy making it as much as I did.

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