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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever-Alice’s Recipe

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever-Alice’s Recipe

Yesterday I did a Live cooking segment for a local television station. I made my Black Bean, Avocado, and Mango Salad. I had a lot of fun. Thanks everyone for your kind words and support. You guys are the best! I will try to get a link to post on the blog.

Most of you know I am cookie obsessed, just check my recipe index for proof. My cookie section is a mile long:) When I was browsing through Alice’s blog, Savory Sweet Life, I noticed she had a recipe for the BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever. I know there are a lot of people who claim they have the best recipe, but I love Alice and her blog, so I knew I had to give her cookies a chance. I trust her judgement:)

I made sure I followed the directions to a T. We weighed the flour and creamed the butter and sugars until they were very creamy. Alice’s  step by step instructions and beautiful photos were very helpful. I loved that the recipe called for sea salt, a lot of brown sugar, and loads of chocolate chips…I knew these were going to be good.

We loved these cookies. The edges were nice and crisp, but the centers were soft and chewy. The chocolate chips spread nicely throughout the cookie. You can taste a hint of the sea salt which pairs perfectly with the buttery cookie and rich chocolate.


So were they the best? Try them and decide for yourself:) We will be making these again-thanks Alice! Do you think you have the best chocolate chip cookie recipe? If so, please share!


The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever-Alice's Recipe


1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups (12 oz) all-purpose flour
1 tsp. smallish-medium coarse sea salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups/16 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips (Alice uses Nestle, we used Ghiradelli)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar until it is nice and fluffy (approx. 5 minutes on medium speed on a KitchenAid Mixer.) Make sure the mixture gets VERY creamy.

Add the eggs and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour until cookie batter is fully incorporated. Finally add chocolate chips until well distributed. The cookie batter should be somewhat thick. Drop about 2 tablespoons of dough or use a medium cookie scoop and plop the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are nice and golden brown. We baked ours for 14 minutes, just watch them. Remove from heat and allow the cookies to stay on the cookie sheet for an additional 2 minutes. Pick up the parchment paper with the cookies still on top and transfer to a cool non-porous surface. Allow the cookies to cool on the paper for at least 3 minutes before serving. It was hard to wait 3 minutes, but we listened to Alice:)

Recipe from Savory Sweet Life- recipe, tips, and photos here

If you like these cookies, you might also like these cookies from
Two Peas and Their Pod:

Chocolate Chip Cookies-Soft
Crispy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Chocolate Chip Amish Puff Cookies
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
One Pot Chocolate Chip Cookies

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119 Responses to “The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever-Alice’s Recipe”

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  1. Erica — January 13, 2010 @ 5:39 am

    Another tv segment? So cool! Seriously- remember us when you’re famous!! The foodnetwork needs you for a baking show. The cookies look yummy. Josh likes a crispier cookie (to dunk in his milk), so I may have to give these a try (I always make the big ole fluffy ones because thats what I like haha). Have a good day Maria!

  2. Judy — January 13, 2010 @ 6:28 am

    Look delicious Maria!!!

  3. Jessica @ How Sweet — January 13, 2010 @ 6:29 am

    I can’t wait to see a link. These DO look like some great chocolate chip cookies!

  4. Divina — January 13, 2010 @ 6:45 am

    I love chocolate chip cookies. Congratulations on all your TV appearances. So, while I’m doing my Ten in 10 challenge, I’ll some of these cookies once in a while. 😀

  5. Kristen — January 13, 2010 @ 6:51 am

    Oh I’ll definitely be trying these! They look great and I’m always on the hunt for THE best chocolate chip cookie recipe!

  6. Meghan — January 13, 2010 @ 7:01 am

    Looking forward to seeing your segment! Sea salt would be great in a chocolate chip cookie!

  7. Elle — January 13, 2010 @ 7:03 am

    I think every chocolate chip cookie is the best while I’m eating it. Then I go out in search of the next best recipe, hehe. These look fabulously chewy and delicious!

  8. dawn — January 13, 2010 @ 7:21 am

    ohhhh don’t you love how many cc cookie versions there are to try? I must give these a go when I have an oven. How did the TV segment go?

  9. Barabara Bakes — January 13, 2010 @ 7:27 am

    I made these a few months ago. Definitely a yummy cookie. Alice’s blog is great!

  10. Katrina — January 13, 2010 @ 7:44 am

    And here’s another one I can’t wait to try!
    Thanks for the head’s up on yet another blog I had never seen!
    Awesome for you to have another tv spot!

  11. Double Dipped Life — January 13, 2010 @ 8:01 am

    Congrats on your TV appearance! I hope it brings you lots of good things!

  12. Estela @ Weekly Bite — January 13, 2010 @ 8:15 am

    These cookies truly look appetizing! Congrats on the TV segment… can’t wait to see the link :)

  13. Emily Rose — January 13, 2010 @ 8:15 am

    these look so delicious! I should really try these out- since I’ve been doing Ten in 10 I have really stopped baking so much and my poor (skinny) husband has literally been eating choc chips out of the bag because there are no baked goods in the house!

  14. Live.Love.Eat — January 13, 2010 @ 8:25 am

    Congrats on the tv segment. I would love to do that around here one day.

    And the cookies look awesome. I like the sea salt addition.

  15. Gaby — January 13, 2010 @ 8:41 am

    omg these look delicious. I want them asap. I love Alice too – and will def be giving these cookies a try!

  16. Sara — January 13, 2010 @ 8:44 am

    Aww man, another chocolate chip cookie recipe that I’m not going to have to try!? I don’t know if my thighs can handle it. :) Yesterday I decided that I wanted to make cookies soon and your website was the first one I looked at because I know your love for cookies.

  17. Sarah, Maison Cupcake — January 13, 2010 @ 8:46 am

    These look delicious. Well done on your tv appearance, wish I could see it here in the UK!

  18. Sonja @ ActiveFoodie — January 13, 2010 @ 8:47 am

    Congrats on your TV spot, that is wonderful! I have a weakness for chocolate chip cookies, and I love Alice, she has the greatest recipes! Can’t wait to try these!

  19. Jessica — January 13, 2010 @ 9:15 am

    Congratulations on your TV appearance — how cool! Chocolate chip cookies are my 100% favorite kind of cookie. I’m going to have to bake these when other people are around because if not, I’ll probably eat all of them — all by myself — in a very short amount of time. They look superb & I can’t wait to try them.

  20. Rosa — January 13, 2010 @ 9:16 am

    Those look so good! Chocolate chip cookies are fabulous!



  21. sugarlens — January 13, 2010 @ 9:22 am

    You are going to become a local celebrity in your town soon enough. Maybe you will publish your own cookbook with all your delicious recipes. Can’t wait to see the segment!

  22. Michelle {Brown Eyed Baker} — January 13, 2010 @ 9:54 am

    What lovely cookies! And congratulations on your TV cooking segment! I can’t wait to see the clip! I’m sure you were a natural :)

    As far as the best chocolate chip cookie, my loyalty lies with the Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from America’s Test Kitchens. I have been making them exclusively for a few years now and my family and friends constantly rave. My friend would randomly place orders for a dozen here and there and I just found out it’s because her husband will email her during the day and ask if she can get a batch from me because he’s craving them!

  23. stephchows — January 13, 2010 @ 10:57 am

    oh wow those do look perfect!! and congrats on being on TV so exciting!!!

  24. TasteStopping — January 13, 2010 @ 11:56 am

    I agree with Elle. Chocolate chip cookies are like pizza…even bad chocolate chip cookies are good chocolate chip cookies. (Okay, okay, the analogy is really supposed to link bad/good pizza with bad/good sex, but come on, I know more people who would rather have a cookie!) It’s fun to see what other people do for their “best” cookie experience. I’ll be trying both this and a few recipes listed here in the comments. Good thing I’m stuck inside anyway.


  25. Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen — January 13, 2010 @ 12:19 pm

    I CANNOT wait to see your TV stint! That is such awesome stuff Maria! I am sure you were great! :) I love Alice’s blog and I saw those cookies – they sure do look good!

  26. grace — January 13, 2010 @ 12:23 pm

    chocolate chip cookies should be flat and chewy–that’s my preference. these do indeed look perfect!

  27. Stephanie — January 13, 2010 @ 12:33 pm

    that’s so exciting about the TV spot! I saw these a while back on Alice’s blog and bookmarked them too. Glad to know they are so delicious! Yours look great!

  28. Cookiepie — January 13, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

    I guess I’ll just have to try this recipe to see if I think they’re The Best too! :)

  29. Katherine — January 13, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

    The cookies definitely look scrumptious! I’ll have to give them a try.

  30. snookydoodle — January 13, 2010 @ 1:03 pm

    oh these look so so good. I ll try them next and let you know. surely delicious though. Congratulations on the tv appearance. Have you tried Nigella s chocolate chip cookie I d like to know your overview here s the link to the recipe

  31. teresa — January 13, 2010 @ 1:18 pm

    i’m sold, these look fantastic!

  32. sarah — January 13, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

    oooh!!!! they look amazing!!! can you just mail some over here? they sound so complicated to make!! :o)

  33. Melanie — January 13, 2010 @ 2:05 pm

    I’ve had my eye on these cookies from Alice’s blog, too, for a while and after your review, it looks like I’ll have to give them a try!

  34. Dana — January 13, 2010 @ 2:37 pm

    I haven’t made Alice’s recipe, but I still think the NY Times ones are the best I’ve had.

  35. Pam — January 13, 2010 @ 3:02 pm

    Congrats on your t.v. appearance – you are becoming a celebrity! The cookies look fantastic!

  36. Krista — January 13, 2010 @ 3:37 pm

    You were on TV again! OMG, you are such a big deal! Congratulations! Please post a link if you can get one!! And those cookies sound delicious! :)

  37. twopeas — January 13, 2010 @ 4:09 pm

    Thanks everyone. I am trying to get the link to share with you guys, but no luck yet. Sorry!

    Thanks to those who provided cookie recipes. I better get baking:)

  38. Simply Life — January 13, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

    wow those cookies look wonderful!

  39. Amanda — January 13, 2010 @ 5:13 pm

    Oooo yummy! I LOVE sea salt and coarse salt in cookies, that little salty taste with the sweet is the best!

  40. Tessa — January 13, 2010 @ 7:00 pm

    I never would have thought of putting sea salt in cookies, but I agree with many of the others – chocolate chip cookies are almost ALWAYS great. Thanks for the recipe and congrats on the TV segment!

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