Best Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies (Seriously)

Best Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies (Seriously) are a timeless classic in the baking world. Whether you enjoy them with a cup of coffee, a glass of milk, with friends, or quiet time alone, something is comforting about biting into a warm chocolatey cookie. These are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and warm your heart. This is my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe and the only one you will need. These are the best cookies. Easy and So Delish! The Ultimate Recipe to Making the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Few experiences compare to the aroma of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies drifting through the kitchen. These cookies have earned a place in our hearts with their delectable taste and seem to appeal to people of all ages. Whether you are a seasoned baker or a beginner, these homemade chocolate chip cookies will become a staple in your kitchen, bringing smiles to all who enjoy them.

Another simple cookie recipe is my No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies. These make for the perfect treat that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

From the soft, chewy centers to the crispy golden edges, each cookie brings comfort and pleasure and sparks memories and moments of joy. These cookies will turn ordinary moments into extraordinary ones with each mouthwatering morsel. A simple chocolate chip cookie recipe you will hang on to for years to come.

Why This Is The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This cookie effortlessly makes this the ideal choice for beginner and seasoned bakers. A delightful treat that is comforting with chocolate, butter, and vanilla with just the right touch of crunch. This a foolproof go-to recipe that’s fantastic and bound to warm the hearts of those you share it with. 

Rich Chocolate Flavor: Chocolate chips will satisfy any chocolate lover’s craving with rich flavor. I prefer to use milk chocolate chips for this recipe.

Perfect Texture: The right combination of ingredients makes a crispy edge and soft and slightly chewy chocolate chip cookie. This balance is what cookie lovers crave.

Ease of Preparation: These ingredients come together quickly and are straightforward. This recipe is great for beginner bakers.

Versatile Recipe: This recipe is easily customized with your favorite chocolate chips. Semi-sweet, Milk chocolate, or white chocolate would all be great. Combine some of them all into a batch to make the perfect cookie.

Loved: People of all ages love a warm chocolate chip cookie. This is our go-to cookie recipe. This is hands down the Best Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies (Seriously)!

Shareable: The perfect chocolate chip cookie is made to share with others. They are great for gatherings and many occasions.

Ingredients Needed for Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Balancing the ingredients will result in perfectly soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies. See the printable recipe card below for a complete list of ingredients and amounts.

  • Butter – Salted Butter adds richness, softness, and flavor to the cookies.
  • Light Brown Sugar – Adds depth and caramel flavor to the cookies. If you have dark brown sugar on hand, it will work fine.
  • Granulated Sugar – White sugar adds sweetness to the cookies and helps create crisp edges.
  • Eggs – A staple ingredient in baking and acts as a binder.
  • Vanilla Extract – Provides sweetness and aroma to the cookies and compliments the chocolate.
  • Baking Soda, Salt, Cornstarch – All contribute to the texture of the cookies. 
  • All-Purpose Flour – Flour is one of the dry ingredients and provides structure and body to the cookies.
  • Milk Chocolate Chips and White Chocolate Chips – The star ingredients for providing richness and gooeyness in these iconic cookies.
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How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Now that you have your ingredients ready, mix and bake some cookies. This is the best recipe for a delicious cookie every time. 

For complete instructions, see the printable recipe card below.

  1. Mix the dough. Cream butter and sugars, and add the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Roll into balls. Use a 1/3 cup measuring cup or a large cookie scoop.
  3. Bake. Bake until lightly brown around the edges and on top. Don’t overbake.

Bakery-style desserts are my favorite in my home. These Easy Apple Fritters are simple to make and taste like they came from a bakery.

Recipe Tips:

Creating the perfect batch of the best soft cookies is an accomplishment. With these tips, you’ll be on your way to creating delicious and soft chocolate chip cookies.

  • Bring the butter and eggs to room temperature before mixing. This makes a huge difference in mixing the dough.
  • Cream butter and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Roll out the cookie dough balls. I use a 1/3 cup measuring cup, fill it with dough, and roll it into large balls.
  • ​You might also use a large cookie scoop. 
  • If desired, you could use a kitchen scale to ensure all of the balls of cookie dough are the same weight.
  • Watch the baking time closely. Oven temperatures and times vary. They can go from perfectly baked to overdone quickly.
  • Add extra chocolate chips to the top of the hot cookies.

Recipe Variations:

Variety is the spice of life when it comes to cookies. There are endless ways to get creative. Here are a few variations to give you some inspiration.

  • Use dark chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, or semisweet chocolate chips. 
  • Add some mint flavoring to the dough to create mint chocolate chip cookies.
  • Replace the milk chocolate chips with all-white chocolate chips.
  • Add some nuts for variety.


How Can I Make My Chocolate Chip Cookies Soft With A Chewy Texture?

Using a combination of brown and white sugars will help to achieve a softer and chewer cookie. Don’t overbake them. Take them out of the oven while slightly brown around the edges and on top.

What’s The Best Way To Reheat Leftover Cookies?

To revive the freshness and warmth of leftover cookies, you can pop them into the microwave for about 10 seconds or so. 

How Do I Store Chocolate Chip Cookies To Keep Them Fresh?

Store cookies in an airtight container or zip-top bag on the kitchen counter at room temperature. You can also freeze them for up to a month in an airtight container.

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Can I Package These Cookies For A Homemade Gift?

Absolutely! Packaging homemade cookies and giving them as a gift would make someone very happy. This would make a thoughtful and excellent gift idea for various occasions. Your attention to packaging will make this gift even more special. Here are some tips:

Select the Right Container: Choose a container to keep the cookies fresh and protect them from breaking. Some options might be clear cellophane bags, decorative boxes, Mason jars, or cookie tins.

Line the Container: Line the container with wax, parchment, or tissue paper. This will keep the cookies from sticking to the container and make a decorative presentation.

Add a Personal Touch: Add a handwritten card, a copy of the recipe, or a heartfelt message.

Freshness Matters: Try to make and deliver the cookies shortly after baking so they are at their freshest.

More Chocolate Desserts

Chocolate Dipped Brownie Bites

Chocolate Brownie Trifle

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate Lush

Chocolate Pecan Cobbler

Try my Old Fashioned Tea Cake Cookies recipe for another delicious cookie.

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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Gina Abernathy
Best Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies (Seriously) are a timeless classic in the baking world. From the soft, chewy centers to the crispy golden edges, each cookie brings comfort and pleasure and sparks memories and moments of joy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Cookies


  • 1 cup salted butter room temperature
  • cups light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips plus more to add to the top
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips plus more to add to the top


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the butter and sugars on medium speed for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in the eggs, vanilla, baking soda, salt, and cornstarch and mix for another minute; scrape down the sides of the bowl. 
  • Turn the mixer to low and mix in the flour until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and white chips.
  • Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, scoop out cookie dough and roll it into a ball. Place the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet 3- inches apart. I bake 6 cookies at a time.
  • Bake for about 10  minutes or until the edges and tops are slightly golden brown. Don’t over-bake.
  • Press additional chocolate chips or white chips on top of the baked cookies as soon as they come out of the oven. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 


Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days. Freeze airtight for up to a month. 
Scoop the dough and roll it into balls. 
You can also make the balls as small as you like. You will need to adjust the time accordingly.
Watch cookies closely toward the end of the baking time and remove them from the oven when the edges and top turn light brown. They will continue to cook in the pan.
This recipe made about one dozen cookies using a 1/3 cup measuring cup.
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