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What Is the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe?

Birdsflyinghigh needs our help! She's searching for the most delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe. She used our new ask feature in the YumSugar Community and proposed the following question to the Kitchen Goddesses:

I have been on a hunt for the best chocolate chip cookie! I just tried Jacques Torres Secret Chocolate Chip Cookies. I was hoping that they would come out perfect and like the picture showed thick, chocolaty, and chewy. As you can see by my picture and I followed the recipe exactly, the cookies were flat and so sweet. I did like the cookie to chocolate ratio, but the rest of the cookie was a huge disappointment. I was wondering does anyone have a GREAT chocolate chip cookie recipe they would like to share?

Well readers, do you have a great chocolate chip cookie recipe? What do you think went wrong with her cookies?

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smp7328 smp7328 7 years
My fave is the one on the back of the bag of the nestle tollhouse chocolate chips. But I have to say that i will definitely try out some of these other recipes! Yum!
sshirazi sshirazi 7 years
There are 2 possible reasons for flat cookies: too little flour, and over - mixing butter that is too warm. Check the weight measurements for pastry flour as well as bread flour, this will give you a more accurate result as a cup of pastry flour weighs less than a cup of all purpose flour, and a cup of bread flour weighs more than a cup of all purpose flour. Don't use butter that is too warm (room temperature does not mean 76 degrees) use a stick of butter that is just barely soft enough to press your finger into, it should not be greasy or melting. Then make sure that you just cream the butter and sugars together until well combined, mixing until light and fluffy will make your cookies spread. Those two changes should give you the results you are looking for.
nikks nikks 7 years
best one i have is from a patient from work.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
Another vote for the Nestle Tollhouse recipe. Just make sure to soften the butter at room temp and don't over mix. All this talk of chocolate chip cookies is making me crave some.
gingirl gingirl 7 years
I've tried lots of others, but I keep coming back to Nestle Tollhouse's recipe on the back of the bag. It's so comforting and is truly my favorite. Tollhouse also has other recipes, I think I tried their variation of a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie that was good, too. :)
jdscottie jdscottie 7 years
I prefer the recipe on the back of the Guiradelli bag, but I use Nestle semisweet chocolate chips.
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
Best. Recipe. Ever.: There are excellent too: Best Dough: Tollhouse!!! Homemade only. I don't care for them cooked, they flatten. I use Ener-G egg replacer and eat the dough until I'm sick.
doogirl doogirl 7 years
I agree that the Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe is the best! It has never failed me! Great, now I want to make chocolate chip cookies!
flavacrisp flavacrisp 7 years
Here is the one I use... have only made these once so far, but they were the best I have ever made. Sorry, but I do not remember where I got this recipe. Somewhere online... The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You Will Ever Need 2 cups never bleached flour (all purpose will do) 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking soda 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 1 tbsp. vanilla extract 1 egg 1 egg yolk 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a cookie sheet(s) with silpat mat Sift flour, salt and baking soda together; set aside In a medium bowl, cream together butter and both sugars until well blended. Beat in vanilla, egg and egg yolk until mixture becomes creamy Mix the sifted ingredients all at once until just blended. Stir in chocolate chip cookies with a wooden spoon. Drop by 4 tablespoons of cookie dough at a time onto prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be evenly spaced about 3 inches apart. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until edges turn a light brown. Cool on baking sheets for 15 minutes. Transfer to wire racks with rubber spatula to cool completely
sarah_bellum sarah_bellum 7 years
I've tried so many recipes, and these are by FAR the absolute best chocolate chip cookies I've ever had. The creator apparently created the recipe based on the advice of many different "experts". They are simply to die for.
darc5204 darc5204 7 years
I also love the original nestle tollhouse recipe, never found better for a basic chocolate chip cookie.
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 7 years
I agree the best cookie recipes are on the bag of chocolate chips. But I also found a trick is to use a tsp of lemon juice to activate the baking soda, it makes the cookies very soft.
yihaw10 yihaw10 7 years
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Super_Fly Super_Fly 7 years
Sometimes this happens when you melt the butter instead of just adding it at room temp.
CupcakeGal10 CupcakeGal10 7 years
This answer may be way too boring for you, but of all the cookies me and my best friend have eaten (and believe me, we've tried a LOT...some might call us cookie "experts", lol), we ALWAYS come back to the original Nestle Tollhouse recipe. They are buttery, soft, and melt in your mouth (I like under-baking them a little to keep them extra soft). We simply haven't met a cookie that surpasses it. For recipe, see:
dit-dah-dit dit-dah-dit 7 years
I think the best choc chip cookie recipe I've ever found was on the back of a king Author bag of flour
lekatvt lekatvt 7 years
When in doubt, just look on the back of the bag. I always use recipes on the back of the chocolate chip back. They give the best recipes for their product that have been researched and tested in their own kitchens. Sometimes the back of the bag is where your Grandmother got her recipe, she just never told you. :)
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