The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hands grabbing for chocolate chip cookies on plate

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  • Total: 39 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 14 mins
  • Yield: 24 servings (48 cookies)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
254 Calories
17g Fat
24g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24 servings (48 cookies)
Amount per serving
Calories 254
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 3g
Calcium 32mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These cookies are incredible and quite possibly the best ones ever! Because these cookies bake at a lower temperature than ordinary chocolate chip cookies, they have a very even texture and crispness. If you eat them right away, they are crisp and chewy. If you store them in an airtight container, they become tender and chewy. By the way, do not use self-rising flour in this recipe or the cookies will never set and will be mushy.

The ground up white chocolate and oatmeal provide what food scientists call "finely divided solids" in the dough. Those particles act as emulsifiers, making the cookies creamy, with a bit of chewiness and crunch. That and the lower baking temperature, along with an egg yolk minus the white, give these cookies the perfect texture.

Serve them warm with a glass of cold milk for the most fabulous after-school snack. You can make a batch and freeze the dough so the cookies don't all get eaten at once. Just bake them from frozen, adding a few minutes to the baking time, until the cookies are very light gold and just set.


  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (milk)
  • Optional: 1 cup cashews (salted, chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar and sugar and beat until smooth and fluffy. Add the vanilla, eggs, and egg yolk and mix well.

  2. In a blender or food processor, combine the oatmeal and white chocolate chips. Grind until the particles are very fine.

  3. Stir the oatmeal mixture into the butter mixture along with the flour and baking soda. Stir in the chocolate chips and cashews (if using), until blended. Cover and chill dough for at least 2 hours before baking.

  4. Preheat oven to 325°F. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake for 12 to 16 minutes or until cookies are browned around edges and are set.

  5. Slide the parchment paper off the cookie sheet onto cooling racks and let cool. Then peel the cookies from the paper and store in an airtight container.