The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Our best-in-class take on this classic treat has a buttery flavour, a chewy centre and a subtly crisp exterior. Oh, and you can tweak the recipe to make them crisp or soft, too.

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 1 hour & 30 minutes
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine



In large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time; beat in vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda; stir into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. (Make-ahead: Shape into disc, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze in freezer bag for up to 1 month. Bring to room temperature before continuing with recipe.)

Roll by 2 tbsp into balls. Arrange, 3 inches (8 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets; flatten slightly.

Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 350°F (180°C) oven until tops are no longer shiny, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool on pans for 2 minutes; transfer directly to racks to cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.)

Change it up: The Ultimate Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Omit 1/2 cup of the flour. Arrange dough on baking sheets as directed; flatten to 1/2-inch (1 cm) thickness. Bake as directed.

Change it up: The Ultimate Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prepare dough and arrange on baking sheets as directed (do not flatten). Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Transfer directly to 350?F (180?C) oven and bake until tops are no longer shiny, about 12 minutes.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: Baking sheets vary in thickness and finish, which affect the doneness of cookies. A heavy, shiny uncoated baking sheet will allow the cookies to bake most evenly.

Makes about 60 cookies.

Nutritional facts per cookie: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 75 mg
  • Sugars 12 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 123.0
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Potassium 48 mg
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 17 g


  • Iron 4.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
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The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies