The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies


I’ve been making these cookies for a few years now, but with the addition of college bible study at our house . . . they’re made weekly. 

This is a crowd pleaser chocolate chip cookie that I can guarantee won’t leave you with cookies left on the plate. The recipe originally came from a friend who makes the best cookies, and I’ve added changes over time as I’ve discovered techniques and ingredients to get exactly what I want. 

The best chocolate chip cookies a la Emily!

Except for when I stray, sometimes I like to mix up the chocolate chips and try new things, they don’t always work out perfect. Like last week when I pulled out the Reese’s Cup Mix that my husband bought, it just wasn’t as good as regular chips. If you want a chocolate peanut butter cookie go with the mini chocolate chips and some peanut butter chips. 

I seriously don’t recommend the Reese’s baking cups. 

But the basic recipe, it’s perfectly chewy and soft, but the edges and outside have just the right amount of crunch. 

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies 


1/4 cup + 2 tbsp dark brown sugar

1/4 cup + 2 tbsp white sugar

1 stick of unsalted butter, room temperature

1 large egg

1 tsp Mexican vanilla

1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1 cup + 2 tbsp all purpose flour

1 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In the bottom of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream butter with the dark brown sugar and white sugar.

Add in the egg, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar. Mix at medium speed until just combined. Don’t over beat.

Slowly mix in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

When the wet and dry ingredients are combined well, use a spatula to mix in the chocolate chips. Scoop the dough with a small cookie scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 9 minutes or until just golden on the bottom edges. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack until you are ready to serve.

** My favorite vanilla is Molina Mexican Vanilla. You can often find it at Walmart, but when it isn’t in stock I can always get it from Amazon. 

The best chocolate chip cookies