How to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie

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There’s no right way to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Everyone prefers the treat a little differently, whether they like them chewy and thin, crispy or fluffy. However, the difference in texture all comes down to tweaking the ingredients β€” mainly the addition of shortening, baking powder or using a different type of sugar.

Here, we’re breaking down how to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie according to your preferences. Try one or try them all, you know, just in case you can’t decide which kind you like most.

For chewy chocolate chip cookies:

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375Β°F.
  2. Using a standing mixer, mix butter and shortening for 30 seconds.
  3. Next, add in brown sugar, granulated sugar and baking soda and mix.
  4. Add in one egg and mix. Then, add in the second egg and mix.
  5. Add in vanilla extract and mix.
  6. Add in flour and mix.
  7. Finally, add in chocolate chips and mix.
  8. Roll dough into small balls and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place cookies on paper and bake for 8–10 minutes.
  9. Once done, let cookies cool on a rack and enjoy.

For thin and crispy chocolate chip cookies:

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375Β°F.
  2. Using a standing mixer, mix butter on its own until it’s soft.
  3. Next, add in granulated sugar and baking soda and mix.
  4. Add in one egg and mix. Then, add in the second egg and mix.
  5. Add in vanilla extract and mix.
  6. Add in flour and mix.
  7. Finally, add in chocolate chips and mix.
  8. Roll dough into small balls and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place cookies on paper about 3–4 inches apart β€” the dough will spread out while baking. Bake for 8–10 minutes.
  9. Once done, let cookies cool on a rack and enjoy.

For fluffy chocolate chip cookies:

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375Β°F.
  2. Using a standing mixer, mix butter and shortening for 30 seconds.
  3. Next, add in brown sugar, granulated sugar and baking soda and mix.
  4. Add in eggs and mix.
  5. Add in vanilla extract and mix.
  6. Add in flour and mix.
  7. Finally, add in chocolate chips and mix.
  8. Roll dough into small balls and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 8–10 minutes.
  9. Once done, let cookies cool on a rack and enjoy.

If you like cookies, you may also like this recipe for 4-ingredient chocolate coconut macaroons.

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