Want to make the ultimate chocolate chip cookies that everyone will love? Look no further! We have this amazing recipe that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. With simple ingredients and easy steps, you'll have a batch of delicious cookies in no time. Whether you're a seasoned baker or just starting out, this recipe is perfect for anyone. So, grab your apron and let's get baking!


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour from Gold Medal™
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts, if desired

Make With Gold Medal Flour


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the softened butter and sugars on medium speed, or mix with a spoon for about 1 minute, or until fluffy, occasionally scraping the side of the bowl.
  • Add the egg and vanilla, and continue to beat until smooth. Gently stir in the flour mixture just until the ingredients are blended (the dough will be firm). Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until a light brown color is achieved (the centers will be soft). Allow the cookies to cool for 2 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack. Let them cool completely for approximately 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • For optimal results, bake the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies one sheet at a time on the middle oven rack.
  • Shiny aluminum cookie sheets with a smooth surface and no sides yield the best results. They reflect heat, ensuring even baking and proper browning. Cookie sheets with rims will not provide the same outcome.
  • To achieve the best results, accurately measure the ingredients using the appropriate measuring equipment for each ingredient. Additionally, add the ingredients in the designated order.
  • To measure the flour for this Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, stir the flour lightly before spooning it into a measuring cup. Fill it until heaping and then level off the excess with the flat edge of a butter knife.
  • To simplify cleanup, line flat cookie sheets with parchment paper. Ensure that the dropped dough has enough space to prevent the cookies from overlapping as they spread during baking.
  • Baking science plays a role in creating cookies with different textures. Factors such as the ratio and type of sugars used, the amount of butter or shortening, and the quantity of stirred-in flour all contribute to the final outcome.
  • Use a 1-inch meat baller or a cookie/ice cream scoop to make uniformly shaped and sized Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies.
  • For jumbo-sized Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies, use a measuring cup or a cookie/ice cream scoop to drop the dough, spacing each scoop about 3 inches apart. Bake until the edges are set, while the centers remain soft.
  • This Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe allows for endless customization. Simply replace the chocolate chips and nuts with an equal amount of new ingredients that you would like to add. For example, try incorporating macadamia nuts and white vanilla baking chips or enhance the peanut flavor with peanut butter chips and chopped peanuts. To make salted butterscotch-pecan cookies, swap in butterscotch chips and chopped pecans, and sprinkle coarse salt before baking.

In conclusion, these Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth and impress your friends and family. With a perfect balance of crispy edges and chewy centers, each bite is filled with rich chocolatey goodness. Follow the simple steps and useful tips provided by the Betty Crocker Kitchens to ensure the best results. Whether you enjoy them on their own or indulge in some creative customization, these cookies are sure to become a staple in your baking repertoire. So why wait? Put on your apron, preheat that oven, and treat yourself to a batch of these irresistible homemade delights. Happy baking!