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The Best Ever Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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If you like your chocolate chip cookies CHEWY, rather than cakey or crispy, this is the only recipe you will ever need. Two kinds of chocolate, plenty of vanilla, an amazing texture, and the best flavor of any I've ever tried. I've had a lot of home-made and bakery-made chocolate chip cookies, and none of them touch these for taste and texture. No electric appliances needed, and very, very easy to make!

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Difficulty Level



Needed Items


  • 15 minutes hands-on
    30 minutes to 12 hours in fridge
    12 minutes baking


  • 1/2 cup sugar
    3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup butter, melted
    1 egg
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or 1 tsp double-strength vanilla)
    1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 teapoon baking soda
    4 oz milk chocolate chips or chunks (or semi-sweet)
    4 oz dark chocolate chunks

Number of Servings

  • 12-24 cookies


  • Large bowl
    Large spoon
    Cookie sheet
    Parchment paper


  • Melt butter
    Please note: Your cookie batter will need to sit for at least 30 minutes (or even overnight) before baking.
    When you're ready to bake, let the oven preheat to 350° for at least 30 min. (see the blog recommendation below)

Additional Notes

This recipe is adapted from The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, by Alvin Zhou, through Thank you, thank you, thank you, Alvin, for these amazing cookies!