Rating: 4.52 stars
453 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 320
  • 4 star values: 83
  • 3 star values: 25
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 8

I was only 14 when I made up this recipe. Since my first batch, it's been everybody's favorite. If you follow the directions and measurements exactly, I promise that this will be your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
8 mins
additional:
17 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually stir in the sifted ingredients, then stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

132 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 16.4g; fat 7.1g; cholesterol 18.4mg; sodium 103.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (467)

453 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 320
  • 4 star values: 83
  • 3 star values: 25
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2011
I was young when I submitted this, and totally submitte it wrong. and then I couldnt remember my old login password to change it but finally allrecipes changed it so now its perfect as written. My old review on this used to say "add 1/2 t baking soda" because i had forgotten to include it when i 1st submitted this recipe but once again allrecipes finally made the change so this recipe is now perfect as written. so dont change anything!!! However, Sometimes I do crisco instead of butter. but either way its good. This has been my favorite recipe since I was 14. Ive tried other ones, but always go back to this one. My friends all love it too, and they only use this recipe. I always underbake my cookies and then freeze them; that way they never get hard. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2004
Congratulations, Ashley! You've just passed our resident gourment taste tester. My 24 year old son gave you a 9 1/2 out of ten the first day these were baked and said the remaining 1/2 will be granted when they pass the freshness test in a couple of days. Well, they did. The dough is excellent to work with. I like a dough that I can roll into balls without messy hands. They stayed high after cooling, were chewy and chokeful of chocolate chips. I think the problem some had with inconsistency is because the dry ingredients have to be added in gradually as per instructions so that the baking powder will be well-distributed throughout the dough. After trying tens of recipes this is the one I'll keep. Thanks, Ashley. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/11/2003
Too much flour. Way too dry. Won't be using this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
Yummy! These cookies turned out great!! They stayed soft and they had awesome flavor!! We loved them!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2006
We chose this recipe mainly because it was the only choco chip cookie recipe with only one egg (which we had one of)...used 1 1/2 cups chips and 1/2 cup walnuts chopped the same size as the chocolate... delicious! Our new favorite simple cookie formula!!! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2003
These were amazing cookies. However I can't make them again because my family ate the whole batch in one day (12 hours):).... they were soooo awesome Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2005
I have been looking for the "perfect" Chocolate Chip recipe for 20 years. I used the toll house recipe and hated the results. When I found Ashley's recipe and tried it, I fell in love. This is how I always wanted my chocolate chip cookies to taste like. I take them everywhere and make them at least once a week for my family. My daughters name is Ashley and people ask me for this recipe and I tell them its Ashley's Chocolate chip recipe, they say your daughter and I laugh and say, no, I got the recipe on the net from another terrific Ashley. Thanks a million! The cookies are out of this world!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2003
Really easy recipe that tasted great! My husband thought they were a little cake like, Oh well more for me! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2010
12/21/10 At the submitter's request, the editorial staff added baking soda to this recipe. Read More
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