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The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies…Ever!

I know what you’re thinking, “Jennie, do you know how many times I’ve seen the word best associated with chocolate chip cookies?” I know, but these really are the best chocolate chips cookies I’ve ever sunk my teeth into. How do I know this? Because I’ve baked and tested several different recipes and this is the only one that bakes up soft and chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside. I call that cookie perfection. They’re so good that I’ve been eating them around the clock.

 

These cookies are delicious dunked in an ice cold glass of milk or paired with a piping hot cup of slightly sweetened tea. They’re delicious for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as a midnight snack.

Dear Santa, I’m sorry to say this, but I don’t think I want to share these cookies with you this year, despite what the tag may say.

My pants are fitting a bit tight these days. I suppose it’s the extra junk in the trunk. Hmm, I wonder if my extra junk has anything to do with all of the cookies I’ve been consuming? I’m going with the dryer shrunk my clothes. Yup, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

‘Tis the season to eat all the cookies you want without a shred of guilt! Happy holidays.

5.0 from 4 reviews

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies… Ever!
 
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Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: Adapted from Nigella Lawson
Ingredients
  • 10 tbs. unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment or Silpat.
  2. In a small bowl, add flour, kosher salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugars and cooled butter. Whisk in vanilla extract, egg, and egg yolk.
  4. Fold the flour mixture into the sugar mixture until just incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans.
  5. Using a cookie scoop or teaspoon, drop the dough onto the lined cookie sheets about 3 inches apart. Store the cookie dough in the refrigerator between batches.
  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden brown.Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

 

 

 

   

32 Responses to “The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies…Ever!”

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    Jen @JuanitasCocina — December 21, 2012 at 8:05 am

    I only share with Santa if she brings me something nice for Christmas. ;)

    These DO look fabulous. Merry Christmas!

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    • Jennie replied December 22nd, 2012 at 8:43 am

      Thanks, Jen. Yeah, I’m not so good about sharing my food. I need to work on that. I would think about sharing if Santa brought me a Vitamix.

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    Anita at Hungry Couple — December 21, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Yum! I don’t think Santa would find any leftover cookies around here. ;)

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    • Jennie replied December 22nd, 2012 at 8:41 am

      I’m kinda feeling bad for Santa…Never mind, no I’m not :)

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — December 21, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I LOVE the wrinkles on these cookies! And the double chocolate! And pecans! YUM!

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    • Jennie replied December 22nd, 2012 at 8:40 am

      Thanks, Anna! I love the rustic look the wrinkles give the cookie.

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    Nancy @ gottagetbaked — December 21, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I’ve been on a search for the best CCC – I’ve only made three kinds so far with the NY Times cookie being my fave. I can’t wait to try this recipe! These look so perfect – puffy yet crinkly and golden on the edges. I wouldn’t share with Santa either! Your photos and styling are gorgeous. Happy holidays, Jennie!

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    • Jennie replied December 22nd, 2012 at 8:40 am

      Thank you so much, Nancy. What is this NY Times recipe you speak of? I may have to give that one a try.

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    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — December 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I don’t know about the “without a shred of guilt” part. I ate ten cookies in one day… actually it was probably more than that. I have to try these little puffs of heaven.

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    • Jennie replied December 22nd, 2012 at 8:39 am

      I use the holidays as an excuse to eat all of the cookies I want. I have no doubt I’ll feel guilty come January. Thanks, Stefanie!

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    Susan — December 21, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Those do look pretty awesome, but I think I’ll need to test a few out first. :-)

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    • Jennie replied December 22nd, 2012 at 8:37 am

      I think I can make that happen, Susan. I’m always looking for taste testers. Email me your address. Thanks!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — December 21, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Ohmahgawddddd

    I’m frrreaking out.

    COOKIES!

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    • Jennie replied December 22nd, 2012 at 8:36 am

      I made the cookie queen freak out? Weee!

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    The Ninja Baker — December 22, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Dark and milk chocolate are one of the best chocolate combos on this planet. Bravo, Jennie for creating the best chocolate chip cookies ever!

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    • Jennie replied December 22nd, 2012 at 8:36 am

      I agree, dark and milk chocolate are a great combo. Thanks so much!

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    Laura Dembowski — December 22, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Those cookies certainly look like they could be the best. I love how thick and soft and chewy they look. Another cookie recipe to put me in the holiday spirit :) Merry Christmas!

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    Jenn and Seth — December 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    those are some awesomely thick chocolate chip cookies and i love the pecans in them!

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    Terra — December 22, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Best ever huh? You have peaked my interesf for sure, especially since hubby love loves chocolate chip cookies:-) They do look pretty fantastic! Hugs, Terra

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    Wholesale Cookies — December 24, 2012 at 5:42 am

    Nice Blog..i never had this kind of cookies before..thanks for share!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — December 24, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Gosh, I adore chocolate chip cookies. Gotta try these!

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    Liz — December 26, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I have to try any new chocolate chip cookie recipe I see! These look wonderful…especially with your strong endorsement!

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    Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings — December 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I was thinking exactly that – another “the best” chocolate chip cookie recipe? But…but, we all need to try a new recipe to find the perfect one for us! That said, I am going to try this in the (very) near future!

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    Sara Wilbur — January 5, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    What about salt? I threw in a teaspoon and that seemed to be okay…they were delish! Easily one of the best chocolate chip cookie recipes I’ve ever used. Thank you so much for posting!

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    • Jennie replied January 5th, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      Sara, I’m so glad you enjoyed the cookies. Surprisingly, the recipe calls for no salt. My family tore these cookies up. Thanks for visiting!

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    Judy V — February 12, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Just made these cookies right now.
    All I can say about these bad boys is AMAZING!!
    I’ve made plenty of Chocolate Chip Cookies and I think this may be on the top of my favorite recipes!! Thank you so much for sharing this!! <3

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    Daniels Cookies — February 26, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    My sister and I are big cookie fans. She made these as stated above and mailed me a few. They were yummy! I love pecans and chocolate together. My only thinking is that they could use a little salt. I’ll definitely save the recipe as I’m a connoisseur of chocolate chip cookie recipes. Thanks for sharing!

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    Daniels Cookies — February 26, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    My sister and I are big fans of cookies, especially chocolate chip cookies. She made these as stated above and sent me a few in the mail. They were yummy! My only thinking is that they could use a little salt. I will definitely keep this recipe as I am definitely a connoisseur of chocolate chip cookie recipes. Thanks for sharing!

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    Deb — March 9, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Just made these cookies tonight….. I have to say they are definitely the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made :). Didn’t have dark chocolate or pecans, but they were still very delicious!!!

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    • Jennie replied March 9th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      Hi, Deb! I’m so glad you decided to give my cookies a try, and I’m so glad you enjoyed them. Yay for cookies! Enjoy.

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    Sara — April 10, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I’ve tried so many before and this IS the best recipe I’ve found. Thank you for sharing! It is a keeper!

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