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I have said it before, and I will say it again: I rarely make dessert recipes twice. There are just so many I want to try and so little time! However, there are certain recipes that are so tasty and receive such high praise, I just have to make them over and over. This week I will be showcasing two or three of those crowd pleasing recipes for you to read, review and make. Then you can just sit back, nibble a cookie and let your ego get enormous from all of the compliments you will receive!

The first recipe I will share with you is from and is for Extraordinary Chocolate Chip Cookies. I do not fling the word “extraordinary” around on a regular basis, because in my opinion it can be a pretty lofty claim especially in regards to baked goods, but believe me when I say that these are indeed extraordinary. Now I know that chocolate chip cookies can be a very personal thing because of texture preferences, but these really seem to please the vast majority of chocolate chip cookie eating peeps.

Well, except those weird people that are partial to flat, crispy cookies. You know who you are. Make these cookies once, and I guarantee you will make them again. Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Extraordinary Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 1/2 cups butter or margarine, softened
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 eggs
4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 bag (24 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (4 cups)


1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed or with spoon until light and fluffy. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in chocolate chips.

2. On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by tablespoonfuls or #40 cookie/ice cream scoop 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly.

3. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft). Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.


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  1. Emily says:

    I’ve made these cookies at least a dozen times now. They never fail me and I get tons of compliments. Mine turn out perfect – soft, chewy and not flat. Absolutely amazing. I’ll never use another recipe. 

    1. Jamie says:

      I’m so happy to hear that, Emily!

  2. Anna May says:

    Must’ve expected too much, it turned out as a plain Jane cookie. :(

  3. Enaam says:

    OMG! These cookies are Really good!! I baked them yesterday for the second time and I add chunks of Lindt milk chocolate…Sooooo Good…

    This will be my Number 1 cookie recipe…

    1. MBA says:

      I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for stopping by and providing your feedback – have a great day!

  4. Aya B. says:

    Oh my God… 4 cups of flour!!
    How many cookies you made ;D
    I keep on going back and forth to this recipe… wanna make it…

    1. Aya B. says:

      Wohooo… I made it. and it turned out amazing.
      Though I cut down the sugar cause I prefer my desserts not too sweet
      Thanks for all of your awesome recipes
      BTW: the recipe made me 31 relatively large sized cookies.

  5. Melyssa says:

    Hey! I just baked these and they came out amazing, although I’ll have to agree with some of you guys they came out a bit flat. Of course I don’t mind because I love a crispy cookie, but my boyfriend prefers them a bit chunky. Regardless, I’ll be making these often! :) Thank you for the recipe!

    Ps. I linked my tumblr page where I uploaded a picture of how they came out.