Classic chocolate chip cookies

Gooey chocolate chip cookies | Photo by BNF

Do you have a famous go-to dessert recipe?

One that people beg you to bring to dinner parties?

Well, you do now.

These chocolate chip cookies are always a hit. Always.

I credit the recipe’s extra teaspoon of vanilla, high ratio of brown-to-white sugar, and the use of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

I discovered this perfect recipe on the back of a bag of Publix semi-sweet chocolate chips, noticed the extra brown sugar and thought, game on!

Be sure and take them out after about 10 minutes – before you think they’re done. That way they’ll be chewy and moist for days and days.

(Like they last that long in the Lawrimore household.)

What you’ll need:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 12-ounce package of semi-sweet chocolate chips


Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar and white sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir (or beat) in chocolate chips.

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto greased cookie pan.

Bake in 375-degree oven for 9-11 minutes. Let stand for two minutes, remove and place on wire racks until cool.

6 Responses to Classic chocolate chip cookies

  1. Ellie says:

    YUM! I’m not making so many cookies these days (that whole living with my folks thing and being the only who will eat them). I might have to give these a try. I’ll have to give them away to grad students, they’re always hungry.

  2. quilt32 says:

    These look so good – and that’s a good tip to take them out of the oven after about 10 minutes.

  3. Stacy says:

    Thank you for posting this recipe. I lost my copy of the back of the chocolate chips and haven’t been to Publix lately to get more. I find that when I make these if I freeze them for a day or two that they really do well.
    Thanks again!

  4. Stephanisat says:

    I’ve been looking for this recipe for ages. The Publix brand chips at my store don’t have this recipe printed on the package anymore. These are so much better than Toll House. Thanks for posting!

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