Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
A favorite with kids of all ages, learn how to make chocolate chip cookies with 20 of our best recipes—featuring flavors like peanut butter, oatmeal, cranberry, double chocolate and more—plus baking tips that will help make your cookies turn out perfect every time!
Tip: Chilling Batter Before Baking
Chocolate chip cookies are a favorite treat for school functions and other kid-related events, but sometimes the batter spreads a little too thin while baking. I’ve found that if I chill the batter for a short time, it won’t spread out too fast in the oven. While one tray of cookies is baking, I keep the remaining dough in the refrigerator until I’m ready to put the next tray in the oven. – Judy Champion F., Melbourne, Florida
Tip: Simple Cookie Swap
All the kids in my neighborhood love the taste of my chocolate chip cookies. I simply substitute almond extract for the vanilla. – Donna F., Contoocook, New Hampshire
Tip: Making Softer Cookies
Measure flour carefully; too much may make cookies firm, dry and tough. Avoid overmixing the dough and check for doneness at the minimum baking time, baking longer if needed. Try a recipe which uses brown sugar or honey instead of white sugar. White sugar produces a crisper cookie. – Taste of Home Test Kitchen