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the ultimate classic chocolate chip cookies from Our Best Bites

The Ultimate Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies


Soft, chewy, flavorful, and incredibly easy to make, these classic chocolate chip cookies will quickly become a family favorite!


½ cup butter, softened to room temperature
½ cup high-quality tub margarine (like Smart Balance) or butter-flavored shortening, softened to room temperature
¾ cup white sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cup flour, lightly spooned into measuring cups and leveled with a knife (see note for altitude directions)
¾ teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon baking soda
1 12-ounce bag chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Cream together butter, margarine, and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, and vanilla and mix until combined and fluffy.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture and beat well. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop onto cookie sheet by tablespoon or with a cookie scoop. You should get 12 cookies per sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned. Naturally, you want to keep an eye on them because every oven is different. Makes about 3 dozen.Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes on the pan and then transfer to a wire cooling rack.


If baking at a high elevation, be sure to add 2 tablespoons flour; for very high elevations, add 1/4 cup flour