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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. Jess says:

    They look divine! I’m still in search of a perfect recipe.

    I’m not familiar with cup measurements for butter. How much is 1 1/2 cups of butter in grams?

  2. Aprendelo says:

    Had to make these irresistable-sounding galletas today! Finally though the dough is in the freezer, waiting for when it’s not so hot! And for camping =) it looks like a most delicious chunk of sweetness sitting in its container, mmmmm

  3. Lori says:

    These are the best choc chip cookies I’ve ever made! I’m constantly trying out new chocolate chip cookie recipes in the quest for “the ultimate” one. I think my search may be over! My kids will be the real test when they’re home from school, but this mom thinks they ROCK!!!

  4. Swats says:

    Hi Jamie, I tried this recipe and it really turned out amazing.Was impressed as this was the first time I had tried my hands at baking cookies. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Next time I’ll try baking these with wholemeal flour. You think they would turn out good?

  5. Rachel says:

    I loved your recipe. You can read about my chocolate chip cookie-off against a top Napa chef’s recipe (hint: yours totally won).

  6. Michelle says:

    These are my favorite go-to cookie recipe! I have even used 1/2 butter and 1/2 shortening to make them a little bit softer. They even seem to get better when you leave the dough in the refrigerator overnight. I love your blog – thanks for sharing – you have a lot of great recipes that I will be trying out in the near future!

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much! I greatly appreciate your kind words!

  7. alicechi says:

    Can i use any kind of all purpose flour or does it have to be the one you mentioned? thx

  8. Karly says:

    I just finished making these and you would think that as someone who bakes quite often, I would have realized that four cups of flour in my cookie dough was going to mean I'd end up with, oh, eleventy billion cookies, but no. I didn't realize that. Not that I'm complaining, mind you, I'm just sayin'. This recipe makes a heck of a lot of cookies! Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some more cookie dough to pop in my oven.

  9. hazabaza says:

    man these look incredibly awesomely beautifully delicious… I'm gonna make these with my daughter sometime soon – cant wait!!!

  10. daniel vincent john says:

    making these on saturday.