My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m always hesitant to type that anything is my favorite.  I’ve baked a lot of chocolate chip cookies over the years, but the recipe from King Arthur Flour is going to be really tough to beat. The middles stay soft, the edges are just a little crispy, and they have a rich brown sugar, buttery taste. Heaven!  They’re also super simple to bake.  You don’t have to soften the butter, you don’t have to chill the dough, and they’re made in one bowl.  Have I sold you on this recipe?!  Let’s bake!

Preheat your oven to 375 degree.  Beat the sugars, butter, shortening, salt, vanilla, vinegar, and baking soda until smooth.

Mix in the egg.

Mix in the flour and then the chocolate chips.

The directions call for you to scoop 2 Tablespoons of dough into a ball and place on baking sheet.

I use this technique from Something Swanky on How to Scoop the Perfect Cookie.  I used a 2 teaspoon cookie scoop.

Stack another scoop on top of the first one…like a little snowman.

Smooth the seams.

Bake for 9 minutes.  Let cool for 2 minutes and transfer to wire cooling racks.



2/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, right from the fridge, or at room temperature
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract, optional
1 teaspoon vinegar, cider or white
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 large egg
2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
2 cups  miniature semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.

1) In a large bowl, combine the sugars, butter, shortening, salt, vanilla and almond extracts, vinegar, and baking soda, beating until smooth and creamy.

2) Beat in the egg, again beating till smooth. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a spatula to make sure everything is thoroughly combined.

3) Mix in the flour, then the chips.

4) Scoop two tablespoons of dough into a ball and place on a non-greased baking sheet. Repeat with 8-11 more scoops of dough (so you’ll have 9-12 cookie dough balls on the baking sheet, depending on the size of your sheet), with 2 inches in between each.

5) Bake the cookies for 9 minutes, till their edges are chestnut brown and their tops are light golden brown, almost blonde. Remove them from the oven, and cool on the pan till they’ve set enough to move without breaking. Repeat with the remaining dough.

I gave mine as thank you gifts 🙂

Recipe from King Arthur Flour

Related Recipes:

Chewy Molasses-Spice Cookies

White Chocolate Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Chewy Oatmeal Scotchies

33 thoughts on “My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Helloooo chocolate chip cookies <—- favourite food ever. I have no idea how I've never heard of double scooping or adding vinegar. I thought I knew it all when it came to cookies! I think you have changed my life forever.

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  2. These cookies are mouth-watering! I’ll need to try your technique of double stacking the dough. I’m also curious about how the vinegar affects the flavor – I’ll need to try that next time I bake!

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  3. I don’t know what looks better.. the cookie dough or the cookie itself! I have a feeling the white chocolate pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies will be a holiday season staple (read: September – January)

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  4. Are you kidding me with that gooey chocolate shot towards the end of this post?! That’s insanely delicious looking. Thank you for sharing this recipe; I’m off to the store to buy the ingredients STAT.

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  5. Yay – I’ve been waiting for you to post this recipe since you mentioned chocolate chip cookies in another post 🙂 These look heavenly! I’ve never seen vinegar in a cookie recipe but maybe that’s the secret ingredient!

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