classic chocolate chip cookies

Classic, soft chocolate chip cookies with chocolate in every bite. Our family favorite!



  1. In the bowl of a standing mixer with the whisk attachment in place, cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together for 3-5 minutes until fully mixed and light. Scrape down the sides of the bowl using a rubber spatula.
  2. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Mix until just combined.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, mix until just combined.
  4. Mix the chocolate chips into the dough by hand. The dough will be very sticky.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, chill the dough in the refrigerator overnight or at least 2 hours (the cookies will spread too much if they are not properly chilled).
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  7. Scoop out 2 tablespoon portions of the dough, roll into balls and place on the baking sheet two inches apart.
  8. Bake one sheet of cookies at a time for 10-12 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the baking process. Do not overbake, remove the cookies from the oven once the edges are set and the middle has puffed up. They will continue to harden as they cool.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet. Serve at room temperature.