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The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 dozen


  • cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350° F.
  • Combine the flour and baking soda, set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream the butter. Add vanilla and both sugars and beat until fluffy. Beat in the egg.
  • At low speed, beat in cocoa, then milk. With a wooden spoon, mix in dry ingredients just until blended. If using the nuts, stir them in with all the chocolate chips.
  • Using a teaspoon, measure out rounded teaspoons for each cookie and place them onto a nonstick or foil-lined baking sheet. If you have more than one baking sheet and room in your oven, use them too.
  • Bake the cookies in the oven for about 12 to 13 minutes. When done, remove and cool slightly before removing them from the baking sheets.
  • This recipe should make about 3 dozen “perfect” chocolate chip cookies.


It is 12-13 minutes per batch!