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5 from 2 votes

Mom's Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

My best chocolate chip cookie recipe is simple, with no hard-to-find ingredients or complicated instructions. Chocolate chip cookies should be simple, yet decadent...
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Servings: 4 dozen


  • 1 c butter, softened
  • ¾ c granulated sugar
  • ½ c brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 c flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 c chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Using a KitchenAid stand mixer or a handheld electric mixer, cream butter and sugars together for about 2 minutes.
  • Next, add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla, and beat again until smooth.
  • In  a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients together. With mixer turning at a slow speed, slowly add dry ingredients to wet.
  • When everything is mixed together, add chocolate chips and mix one final time.
  • Roll dough into small balls and place on baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes or until cookies just start to show a hint of browning.
  • If you want to take your cookies to another level of decadent, after removing from the oven, lightly sprinkle with a little coarse sea salt. Let cool and enjoy!