A Classic Chocolate Cookie Recipe you will make again and again

The classic chocolate cookie – a confection that resonates with the soul of every bonafide sweet tooth. I’m Gobble, your resident food enthusiast over at Food and Meal, and today we’re venturing into the heartwarming realm of this beloved treat. Why, you ask? Well, there is a certain magic in chocolate cookies that seems to connect us all, a thread of sweet nostalgia woven into the very fabric of its crumbly, chocolate-studded goodness.

I can still recall the first time the scent of freshly baked chocolate cookies wafted through my grandmother’s kitchen. The windows would fog up with warmth, and there was an unspoken promise hanging in the air – that biting into one of those cookies would somehow make everything just a tad bit better. It was a moment of pure, unadulterated joy. A chocolate cookie doesn’t just satiate hunger; it evokes memories, cultivates traditions, and for a moment, it seems to slow down time, allowing us to savor life one bite at a time.

This is why I found myself in the kitchen last Sunday, a day where the clouds decided to paint the sky a deep grey and the air had a chill that whispered of an oncoming storm. There was a longing for comfort, a need for something that felt like a hug from the inside, and what better way to find solace than in the creation of a batch of classic chocolate cookies?

The truth is, no matter how advanced or eclectic one’s palate might become, there’s always room for the classics – the timeless recipes that remind you of the simple joys of cooking and sharing.

So grab your aprons, and let’s preheat the oven to kindle not just warmth in our kitchens, but in our hearts with a recipe that’s sure to bring smiles to faces and a contented sigh with each bite. And yes, be prepared for your kitchen to become the most popular spot in the house – after all, who can resist the charm of a chocolate chip cookie fresh from the oven?

Classic Chocolate Cookie recipes

Classic Chocolate Cookie
Savor the gooey goodness of our classic chocolate cookie
A Classic Chocolate Cookie Recipe You Will Make Again And Again 1

Chocolate Chip Cookies

A great chocolate cookie recipe should have unsalted butter. While you can use salted butter, it may contain more salt. Always use room-temperature butter. You can also use unsalted butter if you prefer. However, if you don't have either, you can still make your chocolate cookie recipe with unsalted butter. Just be sure to check the ingredients in the chocolate cookie recipe and make sure they're right.
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Course: Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate chip, chocolate cookie, cookie
CookingStyle: Baking
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1170kcal
Author: Gobble The Cook and James Anderson
Cost: 15
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  • Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended.
  • Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time (for giant cookies) or a tablespoon at a time (for smaller cookies) onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
  • Bake larger cookies for 15 to 17 minutes, or 10 to 12 minutes for smaller ones (check your cookies before they’re done; depending on your scoop size, your baking time will vary) in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.



You can also mix in a few other ingredients for a unique and delicious treat. You can try using Hershey's or Ghirardelli chocolate bars, or you can simply chop them up. If you like peanut butter, you can mix in some peanut butter chips. If you don't want to use peanut butter, you can also use chopped walnuts and raisins. Dried berries or marshmallows will also make a tasty addition to your cookie dough.
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Serving: 4servings | Calories: 1170kcal | Carbohydrates: 165g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 488mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 112g | Vitamin A: 1188IU | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 4mg
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Alternative Method: Classic Chocolate Cookie Skillet

Classic Chocolate Cookie
Cookie and ice cream bliss in every bite. Try it now!

Indulge in the decadence of a Classic Chocolate Cookie Skillet with this simple and delightful recipe. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and place a 10 to 12-inch oven-safe skillet into the warming oven. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt unsalted butter until liquid, allowing it to cool slightly. Meanwhile, in a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together granulated sugar and brown sugar, creating a sweet base. Pour the melted butter into the sugar mixture, whisking until smooth and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, incorporating each fully, and stir in vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually combine the dry ingredients with the wet, stirring until just unified. Gently fold in the semisweet chocolate chips. Carefully remove the hot skillet from the oven, pour the cookie dough evenly, and bake for 20-25 minutes until the edges set and the center remains slightly gooey. Keep a watchful eye on the baking time, as it may vary. Allow the skillet to cool for a few minutes before serving the Classic Chocolate Cookie directly from the skillet, either warm or at room temperature. For an extra treat, top with vanilla ice cream. Grab your spoons and savor the gooey, chocolatey goodness of your Classic Chocolate Cookie Skillet – a true delight for any sweet tooth!

Tips for making Classic Chocolate Cookie

Classic Chocolate Cookie
Serve up warm, fresh-baked cookies with a dash of love.

Cooking Tips

Start with high-quality cocoa powder and chocolate chips to elevate the flavor. Room temperature butter and eggs ensure a smooth, uniform dough with a tender crumb—a delightful moment of readiness. Careful measuring becomes a meditative act, symbolizing the attention poured into the craft. Chilling the dough may require patience, but it heightens the satisfaction of the first bite, preventing excessive spreading for a thicker cookie.

Avoid overmixing to maintain the tender, melt-in-your-mouth quality. Use a cookie scoop for uniform size, creating an aesthetically pleasing result. Vigilance during baking ensures perfect cookies, allowing them to continue cooking on the sheet post-oven. Letting cookies cool briefly on the sheet before transferring enhances the joy of breaking into a warm, gooey delight—a soulful reward.

Serving Suggestions

Classic Chocolate Cookie
Elevate your dessert game with a classic cookie sundae.

For a unique twist, consider pairing the Miso Chocolate Cookies with a cup of hot Miso Soup, blending the sweetness of the cookies with the savory notes of the soup. The Matcha & White Chocolate Cookies can find a perfect companion in a pot of freshly brewed Green Tea, offering a harmonious blend of earthy matcha and sweet white chocolate. To infuse a tropical flair, enjoy the Tropical Chocolate Cookies alongside a refreshing glass of Coconut Milk or accompanied by a bowl of vibrant Mango Salsa. For a nutty indulgence, the Nutty Chocolate Cookies can be complemented by an array of nut milks such as Almond, Hazelnut, or Cashew Milk. Create a comforting experience by pairing the Oat Chocolate Chunk Cookies with a warm bowl of Oat Milk Porridge, providing a hearty and satisfying treat. Spice up your dessert routine by enjoying the Spiced Chocolate Cookies with a cup of Chai Tea or Spiced Chai Latte, enhancing the cookies’ spiced flavor profile. For a luxurious twist, the Chocolate-Dipped Fruit Cookies can be served with a colorful fruit platter featuring exotic fruits from the list, offering a vibrant and indulgent dessert spread. Lastly, savor the unique combination of sweet, savory, and tangy flavors by enjoying the Savory-Sweet Chocolate Cookies with a side of Quick Pickles.

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FAQs about Classic Chocolate Cookie

 Classic Chocolate Cookie
Get lost in the gooey chocolatey center of this skillet cookie
  • Can I store leftover Classic Chocolate Cookie Skillet?Yes, you can! Store any leftover cookie in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days. If you want to keep it longer, freeze it for up to a month.
  • Can I use different types of chocolate in the recipe?Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with white chocolate, dark chocolate, or even flavored chocolates to create your own twist on this classic.
  • Can I make this recipe with gluten-free flour? Yes, you can use a gluten-free flour blend as a 1:1 substitute for all-purpose flour if you have dietary restrictions.
  • Why did my cookie turn out cakey instead of gooey? Likely due to overbaking. Keep a close eye on the cookie in the oven, and remove it when the edges are set but the center is slightly gooey for that perfect texture.
  • Can I reheat the cookie if it becomes too firm?Absolutely! Reheat individual slices in the microwave for a few seconds until warm and gooey again.


In conclusion, the journey of exploring inventive serving suggestions for Classic Chocolate Cookies has been a delightful exploration of flavors and pairings inspired by the diverse list of ingredients. These creative combinations aim to add a new dimension to the enjoyment of these timeless treats, turning a simple cookie into a culinary adventure. As you embark on your culinary journey with these suggestions, remember that the world of food is vast and ever-evolving. For more inspiring recipes, innovative pairings, and the latest trends in the culinary realm, stay connected with Food And Meal at foodandmeal.com. Here, we celebrate the artistry of food, offering a treasure trove of ideas to elevate your dining experience. Happy baking and indulging in the sweet pleasures of Classic Chocolate Cookies!

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Hi! I’m Paula from the Philippines, the passionate blogger and skilled photographer behind Gobble the Cook. I also spearhead the media photography for Food And Meal in Vietnam.
I'm James F Anderson, a noted sous chef from London and a Le Cordon Bleu alumnus. My career began in a Michelin-starred Parisian eatery, where my blend of classic and contemporary cooking, using seasonal ingredients, earned accolades. Recognized in culinary publications and on cooking shows, I’m committed to mentoring aspiring chefs and delivering memorable dining experiences, marking me as a standout talent in the culinary world.
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