The McKnight Family Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

There’s something about a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie that gives us an instant comfort, even on the hard days. Our love for cookies is endless, whether it’s our grandma’s old recipe or a new find found scrolling through Pinterest. Crispy or chewy, fully baked or doughy, you can’t go wrong!

The McKnight Family Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

chocolate chip cookies rising on a pan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 24 cookies


  • 1 cup salted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup white sugar (granulated)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (or chunks, if you're feeling feisty!)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet and set it to the side.
  • In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder, and set it to the side.
  • Cream together butter and sugars until combined.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Mix in the dry ingredients until combined.
  • Add 12 oz package of chocolate chips and mix well.
  • Roll 2-3 tbsp (depending on how large you like your cookies) of dough at a time into balls and place them evenly spaced on your prepared cookie sheets. (alternately, use a small cookie scoop to make your cookies)!
  • Bake in preheated oven for approximately 8-10 minutes. Take them out when they are just barely starting to turn brown.
  • Let them sit on the baking pan for 2 minutes before removing to cooling rack.

And voila, you’re done! Have your own recipe you’d like to share? We’d love to hear it! Shoot us a comment below with a link to your perfect cookie recipe.

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