Jake’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our friend Jake makes the best chocolate chip cookies. He made me a batch for my birthday in February and I was in heaven..and so was Josh. Josh was eating them so fast I had to hide some in the freezer for later:) Well, he eventually found those and the cookies were gone. It was a sad day.

Well, good news! Jake recently shared his secret recipe with me. I was so excited, but a little nervous to bake them. I didn’t want to ruin a good thing. I eventually got over my stage fright and whipped up a batch.

I was surprised there wasn’t any super special secret ingredient. The recipe looked pretty basic, just like any other chocolate chip cookie recipe. I think the big difference was using quality ingredients, creaming the butter and sugar for a long time, and there was no baking powder involved.

I followed Jake’s instructions to a T and the results were outstanding! The cookies were divine! Thanks Jake. The recipe is below, in Jake’s words. Now, I just have to refrain myself from making them every week. Having this recipe could be dangerous:)

Jake’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Printable Recipe)

Here is my basic recipe as good as I can remember it. I don’t really have it written down I just know what goes in. 🙂

2 sticks of good unsalted butter. ( I use the Land o’ Lakes European style)
1 cup of white Sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar

Cream together for at least 5 minutes. I cream the butter and sugar until it has turned nearly white. It takes at least 5 minutes sometimes more depending on the temp of the butter.

3 Eggs

Add one at a time mixing well.

2-3 tsp Vanilla Extract (the good stuff)
1 tsp baking soda
¾ tsp salt

2-3 Cups flour (I used 3)

Be careful not to add too much flour. A lot of good cookies have gone bad because of too much flour. I will usually mix in 2 cups and let the mixer go for about 5-6 minutes then adjust with a little bit more ¼ cup at a time.

Bag of quality chocolate chips. (Jake recommends

Ghirardelli but I used chopped up bars of Scharffen Berger. This is the only change I made to the recipe.)

Mix well. If needed add an additional ¼ cup of flour but not too much. Once the chips are in you can’t mix for too long so any flour you add may not get mixed in completely.

Bake at 350 for 9-12 minutes depending on size of cookie. I don’t rotate pans or anything like that. I put in a single pan at a time and cook until they are done. I leave the door closed until the timer goes off and I check them. Cookies aren’t souffles but I kind of treat them like souffles. I like the individual variations that can occur in doneness by not rotating the pan.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. There’s nothing better than a warm, fresh from the oven chocolate chip cookie. Or perhaps 192 of them 🙂

  2. Those look awesome! Seriously, the dough is beat after the flour is added for 5-6 minutes? That sounds unheard of. I’m intrigued. Love the first photo of the stacking cookies.

  3. Looks delicious!!! I wish I had a baking friend – nothing is better than homemade chocolate chip cookies that didn’t cause your kitchen to get messy 🙂

  4. I always love a new CCC recipe! So glad Jake chose to divulge his recipe. These look sooo fabulous. I’m sad that I’m just getting around to reading my google reader now. I wish I could’ve made these on Sunday! Man, do they look fabulous!

  5. I think I will follow your advice and really cream the butter. These look so good and with such great ingredients it must be a good cookie for sure!

  6. Maria, where do you find the time to do so much baking? And how are you so thin with all that deliciousness around? The world needs answers!

  7. I never met a choco chip cookie that looked like these beauties I didn’t like. They’re HUGE! I’d have found them in the freezer, too. ; )

  8. I love the name of these cookies, maybe it’s cos my son is called Jake too! These look real yummy!


  9. Hi,
    Can you believe that I just made your cookies in my house in Worsaw (Poland):)
    Jake’s cookies all around the world
    Thank you, cookies are very good

  10. I’m craving cookies……I’ve pinned many of your cookie recipes today!! Pinning this one too! Thanks Jake for giving up your recipe!

  11. I just saw this recipe while browsing and I can’t to try these. They look really yummy! just from reading the ingredients, I know they will be a keeper recipe. I give it a 5 star just reading the Ingred. and looking at the cookies. I will come back and post once I’ve made these

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