My Go-To Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

11 July 2016

Rainy days are officially upon us! And though some people might think it is the most terrible thing, I actually love the cold weather myself – mostly because I am able to cozy up in my room, away from all the wet chaos outside. If you didn't know, school doesn't start till August for me. That means I still have three whole weeks to just bum around the house. So what better way to start being productive than to... *drumroll* ...bake sweets! And obviously eat them all up afterwards! But you guys already know that.

Of course, this would be more fun if you all can bake with me! That said, I thought it's probably the best time to share with you guys one of my favourite baking recipes of all time, the old fashioned chocolate chip cookies. This one is the best, and I am not kidding. I have people who can testify to that. Hahaha! Plus, the ingredients are all pretty basic, too! So no problem finding them in your local grocery store.

Recipe for:
Yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies 
(makes about 20 cookies)

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup white sugar (sifted)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 cup or 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet)

Note: If you have salted butter, skip the salt.

  1. First off, preheat your oven to 375 °F (or 190 °C – depending on the type of your oven thermometer). I just did the conversion for you guys. You're welcome. Hahaha!
  2. Next, beat the butter with your mixer until it's really soft and creamy. I find that leaving the butter out to soften ahead of time makes this step 10 times easier, so definitely try that.
  3. Now mix in the white sugar first, then the brown sugar. Don't ask why, just trust me on this.
  4. Start adding the egg, followed by the vanilla. Stir them in thoroughly afterwards.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients together. These include the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  6. Then, gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Blend well until your dough is fully incorporated. 
  7. Go ahead and stir the chocolate chips in gently. I suggest you ditch the mixer and stick with a wooden spoon instead on this part so the chocolate chips don't get crushed.
  8. Scoop balls onto your cookie sheets, making sure that they are placed at least a couple of inches apart. Surely, you wouldn't want to put 6 dough balls into the oven and end up with 1 GIANT cookie later, or do you?
  9. Sprinkle just a tiny bit of salt on top of each and bake them for about 10-15 minutes until evenly golden or when the old toothpick trick is successfully done. Don't over cook though because cookies tend to continue cooking a little more after they're taken out of the oven.
  10. Allow the cookies to cool down, or don't – whatever floats your boat, really. You can even eat them with milk if you desire.

I actually picked up a recipe somehow similar to this from the Baking & Cooking class I took in my 4 years of Junior High School. But I had to change and take out a lot of the ingredients and steps from it myself just so I could really make the "perfect" chocolate chip cookies – that is for me, at least. You might want to know that I don't like desserts that are too sweet, so if you're not like me, feel free to modify this recipe as well (i.e., adding 1 cup of chocolate chips instead of 1/2, or using milk chocolate chips rather than semi-sweet). And if you do try this recipe, let me know! I'm positive you're gonna like it. 
Have a lovely day wherever you are, take care always, and love lots!

♡ Lois


  1. Love this! Can't wait to taste it. 😋😂 Hay, if only I had an oven, bes...

  2. This looks so yummy! <3 Makes me wanna head to the nearest cafe from the office to grab some chocolate chip cookies. Will definitely try this recipe once I have the time. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Lois!

    Love, The Diary Queen

    1. Thank you so much, Da! I'm very glad to hear that. <3

  3. Now I'm craving for cookies! Will absolutely try this :-)


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