The only chocolate chip cookie recipe you’ll ever need.

Happy “Day Before Thanksgiving,” my friends!!

I hope everyone is able to spend time with family and friends this holiday season.

And of course, I hope you’re able to eat some tasty treats, as well! Winking smile

Speaking of tasty treats, I have a very special treat to share with everyone today.


I have made these cookies probably close to 20 times now, and they continue to receive rave reviews from friends (and strangers!) every. single. time.

If you like chewy and gooey chocolate chip cookies, then you need to make this recipe … stat!

Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

(recipe from this site)

Makes around 18 cookies, unless you use a smaller scoop!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg and 1 egg yolk (at room temperature)
  • 12 oz. bag of semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt (if you don’t have a sifter, just use a fork to combine ingredients). Set aside.
  2. With an electric mixer, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until well blended. Then add the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk and mix well. Add in the sifted ingredients and mix until just blended (don’t over mix). Add chocolate chips and stir them in by hand, using a wooden spoon.
  3. Refrigerate dough for at least one hour. This is important (I tried not doing this before… didn’t go well!).
  4. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray cookie sheets with a little cooking spray.
  5. Use a 1/4 c. measuring cup to scoop up the cookie dough and drop it onto your cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the edges are just barely turning brown. Be sure to take the cookies out before they look completely done! The inside will still be pale, but the edges will be lightly browned.
  7. Let cool on the baking sheet for a while, to finish baking. Then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

A few notes:

-You can make the cookies smaller if you want, because that’s what I did last time and it worked. I used a melon ball scoop that made about tablespoon-sized balls of dough. Just make sure you bake them for less time, and really keep an eye on them so they aren’t overcooked.

- Refrigerating the dough is a very necessary step.

- The cookies will not look done when you take them out of the oven. Be patient and let them finish cooking on the baking sheet, outside of the oven. The result will be a perfectly soft and gooey cookie.


Here’s wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Smile

Question for ya …

Do you prefer chewy or crispy chocolate chip cookies?

Favorite kind of cookie?

How will you be celebrating Thanksgiving?

What you most thankful for this year?

Brandon and I have been blessed beyond words this year.  I am incredibly thankful for my family, my friends, my church, and of course, for our future son or daughter!  The Lord has blessed us richly!

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16 Responses to The only chocolate chip cookie recipe you’ll ever need.

  1. Angela @ Health's Angel

    I swear, homemade chocolate chip cookies will always be a top dessert in my book. I bake my cookies a very similar way! Thanks to Jessica over at How Sweet It Is, I learned tricks like melting the butter, using an egg yolk, and refrigerating the dough just like you do here. They really do turn out incredible that way!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)
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  2. Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife

    wow these look super yummy! If only I had some chocolate chips around the house! My favorite cookie I’ve made this fall are my soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! they are delicious!
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  3. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life

    Yum yum yum! I don’t think there is anything as comforting as fresh baked cookies hot out of the oven..! Chocolate chip is my favorite, but I also love peanut butter and oatmeal, and I prefer my cookies chewy, not crunchy!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving girl!
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  4. Lauren

    These look delicious!! Will make them this holiday season.

  5. Kat

    is there anything better than a warm chocolate chip cookie?! I really dont think there is! I could eat those babies until Im sick :)
    Happy Turkey day girl!
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  6. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    ok so when you say one egg and one egg yolk…??? Does that mean one WHOLE egg (yolk included) and then an additional yolk? I know this is probably super obvs to everyone else since I’m such a novice in the kitchen…just want to make sure…

    Oh and I loooove gooey chocolate chip cookies. They are my fave fave fave.
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    • Cheri

      OK this is actually Kristen responding and not Cheri (I’m on my MIL’s computer). So don’t respond back to her email address haha! To answer your question, yes, one WHOLE egg (yolk + white) and then one more additional yolk. I hope you try these … they really do rock. Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

  7. Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana

    We love chewy cookies, and I’ve been on the lookout for a great chocolate chip cookie recipe! Gotta try yours! I bought the enormous bag of chocolate chips from Costco, so I definitely need to start baking with it :)
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  8. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    Yummm! Cody’s all time favorite cookie is a traditional chocolate chip cookie, so I’ll have to make this recipe for him! I definitely prefer gooey cookies over crispy!
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  9. Jessie

    I don’t think I prefer one over the other. It kinda just depends on what kinda “cookie mood” i’m in I guess?

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving <3
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  10. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Yummy yummy! These look great, Kristen– Like the ones I get from the Mrs. Fields bakery shop! Should I start calling you Mrs. Fields now or later? ;)
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  11. kaceyjt

    You definitely were NOT kidding when you said it was the only chocolate chip recipe we needed! I just made these and they’re so easy and so delicious! Thanks for sharing!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hooray!!! I am so excited that you tried them and love them! They are probably my favorite cookie recipe ever!

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