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big fat chocolate chip cookies

Ultimate Fluffy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sara Garska
Big fat, fluffy chocolate chip cookies -- the ultimate old fashioned chocolate chip cookie recipe, passed down through our family for decades!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Cooling time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36
Calories 217 kcal


  • mixing bowl
  • Mixer
  • Wooden spoon
  • Baking sheet
  • Cooling rack


  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Let butter soften on counter for about an hour. Don't melt it. 
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Line a cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  • Cream the butter and both sugars until the mixture is creamy and fluffy.
  • Add the two eggs, salt, baking soda, and vanilla. Beat on medium until everything is mixed thoroughly.
  • Add the flour and continue mixing. The mixture will be thick, so take your time. You may have to finish by hand if you are using a hand-mixer and it’s having a hard time getting it all mixed.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips by hand.
  • Use a tablespoon to scoop up a generous scoop of dough and put onto a prepared baking pan, about 2 inches apart. You don’t have to make a perfect ball or flatten them.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, checking them at around 12 minutes. Remove from oven when cookies are lightly browned on top.
  • Allow cookies cool completely and the chips firm back up before you store them. 


Nutritional calculations are an estimate only; your actual values may vary based on ingredients used and serving size.


Calories: 217kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 98mgPotassium: 72mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 320IUCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate, chocolate chip
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