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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 36


  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted (but not hot)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar packed
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt divided
  • 12 oz chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coconut flakes


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together melted butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Once well-combined, add vanilla and eggs gradually while stirring.
  • In a different bowl, mix flour, baking soda and 1 teaspoon of salt.
  • Gradually combine dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
  • Mix in coconut flakes and chocolate chips.
  • Drop cookie dough onto an ungreased baking pan. (I recommend a 2-tablespoon scoop to keep them even.)
  • Add a tiny pinch of salt to the top of each cookie before baking.
  • Bake each batch for about 10 minutes, until perfect. Serve with milk, if desired.


From: Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley (Chapter 3)
A note on the cooking time: Keep an eye on your cookies as they bake, as actual time needed may vary. My first batch needed to bake for 14 minutes before they were finished, and my last batch baked for closer to 12 minutes.