May 4, 2013

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie

Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Like many bakers, whether a professional or a home baker, we are all searching for that perfect chocolate chip cookie.  Well, look no further. I've found it! 

measuring ingredients cookies

This cookie is perfect for those that like their chocolate chip cookies thin and crispy, with lots of chips, a perfectly golden bottom, and a tiny salty bite that just makes everything taste better!  Unlike the other cookie recipes that all begin with you preheating your oven to 350, you bake these babies at a hot 425 degrees for a shorter amount of time. You must be very careful not to over cook these, they can be very finicky, but once you get it down, they come together so quickly.

chocolate chip cookies

The hardest part of this recipe is allowing them to cool on the cookie sheets for at least 20 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.  I just feel like eating them ALL right then and there.  but that step is crucial to the survival of these cookies.  And to be honest I love myself a crispy cookie, so I can dig deep within myself to find the power to be patient for these cookies. 

chocolate chip cookie

Another tip for making the perfect chocolate chip cookie, is to first really beat the butter and sugar together and take the time after adding the egg and vanilla to beat it very well again.  You want your creamed mixture to be light and fluffy, this will allow the cookie to spread quickly in the oven and not burn on the bottom before the middle is done. 

chocolate chip cookies

Give this recipe a try and let me know how you like it!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yields about 20 cookies

3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

In a stand mixer equipped with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, brown sugar, and sugar together on med-high speed for about 3 minutes.  Add the egg and vanilla and mix on med-high speed again for about 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. 

Meanwhile, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Add the dry ingredients to the mixer slowly and on very low speed.  Mix until combined and fold in chocolate chips. 

Spoon or scoop the dough onto a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.  (These will spread quite a bit!)

Bake for 6-10 minutes rotating the cookie sheets halfway through to promote even browning.  Take them out when the edges just begin to brown.  Be careful, because they finish fast!

Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for about 2 minutes.  This step is very important because the cookies are so thin, you don't want them to break.  When they are mostly cooled you can transfer them to a cooling rack. 



  1. Great tips. I can't wait to make these chocolate chip cookie's. I love how flat and perfect they are.

    Also, do you have twitter? I'm going to tweet this post. :)

    1. Thank you LeeLee. Unfortunately, I don't have a twitter but feel free to share my link!

  2. What if you wanted them crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside? What would you change about your recipe?

    1. This recipe is just your standard Chocolate Chip Cookie, it is the baking temperature that has changed. My recipe will give you a thin crispy cookie that IS chewy on the inside, there just isn't much IN the inside because it spreads and is very thin. To get a chewier cookie you can try to reduce the oven temp to 350 and bake them for 10-12 minutes. This will not allow the cookie to spread as much and therefore give you a chewier center. Let me know how they turn out!