My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

It always feels so good being back home after being out of town. We had the absolute best week traveling the coast of California and I’m working on a post with all the details to share soon! Yesterday I decided to make a batch of my favorite chocolate chip cookies and realized I’d never shared them on the blog. I’ve meant to, but they always seem to disappear before I could snap a photo of them!

It’s not a huge batch, so you’ll need to double it if you’re feeding a crowd. I typically make the below amount, making six cookies and then freeze the remaining dough. A tip to keep this easy: using a cookie dough scoop, freeze the dough on a sheet pan for 30 minutes. Then, you can place them in a freezer bag or storage container and they won’t stick together like they would with room temperature dough.  Saving half the batter also means that you’re always only 9-10 minutes away from fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. Um, yes please!

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
via pinch of yum

1 stick (8 tbsp) of unsalted butter
1/2 c white sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
3/4 c chocolate chips

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Heat the butter for 3o seconds until it’s soft, but not totally melted. Then, mix the butter and sugars with an electric mixer or by hand in a large bowl. Add the vanilla extract and egg next. Add in the flour, baking soda and sea salt. Once evenly combined, stir in the chocolate chips. I love using dark chocolate in this recipe. Scoop onto a prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt. This always takes these cookies to the next level and something I never forget! Trust, the salty sweet combo is out of this world. Bake for 9-10 minutes and let rest.




  1. September 6, 2016 / 6:27 am

    I’m so excited for your trip recap – -seriously don’t leave any details out!! I haven’t made cookies from scratch (ever) but I’d like to start with these!! xo, biana – BlovedBoston

  2. September 6, 2016 / 6:32 am

    Oh I can’t wait to hear about your trip! I am sure it was amazing! Chocolate chip cookies are big hits in this house and we make them often. It is so much easier when you have frozen dough on hand! I will have to try out this recipe!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. susy
    September 6, 2016 / 9:36 am

    Yes, I concur these are the BEST CC’s you can make….Don’t forget the sea salt at the end – truly adds to the overall flavor. Making these this week and thanks Ashley for a reminder of just how delicious these gems are!

  4. September 6, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    Definitely saving this recipe for later – I’m excited for the temps to finally cool down so I can get back to doing some regular baking. These look so good!

  5. September 6, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    My boyfriend and I recently decided that if we want any sweets, we’ll have to make it ourselves instead of buying anything premade. This looks like the perfect recipe to start with. :]

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  6. September 7, 2016 / 9:55 am

    Oh I need to make these cookies. I haven’t made chocolate chip cookies in like forever. I would never think to add sea salt, brilliant!