Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe - American Dessert

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe - American Dessert
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 10-12 minutes | Servings: 24 cookies


Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are a classic favorite for many people. These cookies are soft, chewy, and packed with delicious chocolate chips. They are perfect for any occasion, whether it's a special treat for yourself or a tasty dessert to share with friends and family.


The origin of the chocolate chip cookie dates back to the 1930s when Ruth Wakefield, the owner of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, added chunks of Nestle chocolate to her cookie recipe. The cookies became an instant hit and Nestle began producing chocolate chips specifically for baking. Since then, chocolate chip cookies have become a beloved staple in households around the world.


How to prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Sift the flour before measuring, then resift it with soda and salt. Set it aside. If you don't have a sifter, you can measure less in the measuring cups and blend it with the baking soda and salt using a hand mixer. Note: I accidentally burned out my hand mixer this morning while trying to mix bread dough. Lol.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the butter, sugars, vanilla, and water.
  4. Beat the mixture with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes, until it becomes creamy.
  5. Add the eggs and beat until fluffy.
  6. Gradually add the sifted ingredients.
  7. Beat the mixture with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes, until it is very well blended.
  8. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  9. Drop heaping teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  10. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 10 – 12 minutes. Be careful not to over-bake.
  11. Remove the cookies from the oven when they are lightly browned and crisp on the bottom. They may seem slightly undercooked.
  12. Allow the cookies to cool for 1 minute on the baking sheet, then transfer them to paper towels to cool completely.


  • Add chopped nuts such as walnuts or pecans for added crunch.
  • Use dark chocolate chips for a richer flavor.
  • Substitute half of the chocolate chips with white chocolate chips for a unique twist.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to sift the flour before measuring to ensure accurate measurements.

- Be careful not to over-bake the cookies, as they may become dry and lose their chewy texture.

- Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before transferring them to paper towels to cool completely.

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with a glass of cold milk or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a classic dessert combination.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy for the best texture.

- Do not over-mix the dough once the flour is added to prevent tough cookies.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use margarine instead of butter, but the flavor and texture may be slightly different.

- Brown sugar can be substituted with granulated sugar, but the cookies may be less chewy.

Make Ahead Tips

The cookie dough can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking. Simply scoop the dough onto a baking sheet and chill until ready to bake.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies on a decorative platter or in a cookie jar for a charming presentation. Dust with powdered sugar for a festive touch.

Pairing Recommendations

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies pair well with a hot cup of coffee or tea for a cozy treat. They also make a great addition to a dessert platter with other sweet treats.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. To reheat, place the cookies in a 350°F (177°C) oven for 5 minutes to warm them up.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies contains approximately 25 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies contains approximately 10 grams of fat.


Each serving of Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies contains approximately 2 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies do not contain significant amounts of vitamins or minerals.


Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies contain dairy (butter, eggs) and wheat (flour).


Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are a delicious treat that are relatively high in carbohydrates and fats. They are best enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.


Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are a timeless classic that never fails to satisfy a sweet tooth. With their soft, chewy texture and rich chocolate flavor, these cookies are sure to be a hit with everyone who tries them. Enjoy them as a special treat or share them with loved ones for a delicious dessert experience.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was filled with a sense of wonder. It was a rainy afternoon, and I was flipping through an old cookbook that belonged to my own grandmother. The pages were yellowed and fragile, but the words on the page jumped out at me: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I had always been a fan of cookies, but there was something about the idea of a chewy chocolate chip cookie that seemed particularly appealing. I could almost taste the gooey chocolate melting in my mouth as I read through the ingredients and instructions.

The recipe was simple enough, calling for all the usual suspects: butter, sugar, flour, eggs, and of course, chocolate chips. But there was one ingredient that caught my eye and sparked my curiosity: a splash of vanilla extract.

I had never used vanilla extract in my baking before, but something about the idea of adding that extra layer of flavor intrigued me. So, I set out to gather all the ingredients and give it a try.

As I mixed the dough together, the smell of butter and sugar filled my kitchen, warming my heart and bringing back memories of baking with my own grandmother. I added the chocolate chips and the vanilla extract, watching as the dough transformed into a sticky, sweet mass.

I scooped out spoonfuls of dough onto a baking sheet and popped them into the oven. As they baked, the smell of warm chocolate filled the air, making my mouth water in anticipation.

When the timer dinged, I pulled the cookies out of the oven and let them cool on a wire rack. They were golden brown on the edges, with a soft, chewy center that promised to melt in my mouth.

I took a bite, and my taste buds exploded with joy. The combination of butter, sugar, and chocolate was pure magic, made even more delicious by the hint of vanilla that lingered on my tongue.

I knew then that this recipe would become a staple in my baking repertoire. I would make these cookies for family gatherings, bake sales, and just for myself on lazy Sunday afternoons.

Over the years, I perfected the recipe, tweaking it here and there to suit my own tastes. I added a pinch of salt to enhance the flavors, and experimented with different types of chocolate chips to find the perfect balance of sweetness and richness.

I shared the recipe with friends and family, who all raved about the chewy, chocolatey goodness of these cookies. They became known as my signature bake, and I wore that title with pride.

As I grew older, I continued to make these cookies, passing down the recipe to my own grandchildren. I taught them the importance of patience and precision in baking, showing them how a simple recipe could bring so much joy to those who tasted it.

And now, as I sit here in my kitchen, mixing together another batch of chewy chocolate chip cookies, I am filled with a sense of gratitude. Gratitude for the recipe that sparked my passion for baking, and gratitude for the love and memories that these cookies have brought into my life.

So, if you ever find yourself in need of a little comfort and sweetness, just whip up a batch of chewy chocolate chip cookies. I promise you won't be disappointed. And who knows, maybe one day you'll pass down the recipe to your own grandchildren, just like I did.


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