RunWiki’s Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie


Right now I am on a mission to transform. Revamp my entire life, even my chocolate cookies, ha! I will talk about that in another post, but I am starting off by giving the Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe that we have used in our house for years a makeover. We like the NTH recipe it just wasn’t the texture we liked and we felt they were overly sweet.

Then I saw this article by The Food Lab, read all of the tips, and took which ones I thought my family would like the most, to create this recipe. This cookie is a little chewy, and yet has a crisp edge, and it’s not overly sweet. Everyone likes a different texture and sweetness, but this one is perfect for our house.

Nothing healthy about this, but you certainly could take the recipe and revamp it into your own healthier version. I have made this several different ways– with whole wheat flour, with alternative fats, and different add ins, and they always turn out amazing. I think for this recipe the key is the leavening agents, sugars, egg and bake time.

What you’ll need

1 cup of softened butter– 2 sticks
3/4 cup of white sugar
1/4 cup of dark brown sugar
1 t. of vanilla
1 egg
1/4 t. sea salt
2 1/4 cups of flour (I use bread flour for a chewier texture)
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking power
1/4 t. cream of tarter
1 cup of chocolate chips (we use mini)

I try and use high quality butter and chips for this recipe.

I try and use high quality butter and chips for this recipe.

Spoon a large tablespoon onto your baking sheets

Spoon a large tablespoon onto your baking sheets


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RunWiki's Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 dozen
  • 1 cup of softened butter– 2 sticks
  • ¾ cup of white sugar
  • ¼ cup of dark brown sugar
  • 1 t. of vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ t. sea salt
  • 2¼ cups of flour (I use bread flour for a chewier texture)
  • ½ t. baking soda
  • ½ t. baking power
  • ¼ t. cream of tarter
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips (we use mini)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, egg, sugars and vanilla on high for 5 minutes or until fluffy with a mixer. In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients-- flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tarter and salt. Add the dry mixture to the butter mixture and mix until blended (don't over mix) Stir in the chips. Chill dough for 15 minutes.
  3. Spoon a large tablespoon onto lined baked sheets. Cook at 375 degrees for 10-11 minutes or until the edge is very light brown ( Do not over bake). Let the cookie rest for 10 minutes. Bake one sheet at a time.

ChocolateChip1.jpgHow about you? How do you like your Chocolate Chippers? Soft and cakey, or chewy and crisp?

About Lisa

Mother of three children under 9, including a set of twins, and wife of US Navy Diver. I love to run, write, and laugh. Yes, I have a slightly raunchy and dark sense of can be so funny.. it's how I deal with it all. Follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. Omg I want these I want these I want these! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh so tough b/c sometimes crisp and chewy, but then other times soft and cakey! Can I get one of each??? LOL

  3. YUM! This is the kind of cookie I could eat in dozens ;)

  4. These sound great!! We will make them tonight :) Thanks!

  5. Perfect timing! I need a good cookie recipe for this weekend and this is beyond what’s expected of me, which is not much :-) Thanks!

  6. These cookies look delicious. I have never thought to use cream of tartar in a cookie recipe. I have only used it for making homemade play-dough :) what effect does the cream of tartar have in the recipe?

  7. YUM YUM YUM! I need some good old chocolate chip cookies in my life! As much as I try to make most things healthy, these are one goodie that just are best on their own, why mess with something that is already perfect? :) Thanks for sharing lisa, these will be a perfect treat for after a hard workout. Thanks for sharing, I have missed you these past few weeks :)

  8. Wow, those do look perfect!! I need to make chocolate chip cookies soon… and maybe some extras to stash in the freezer, too!

  9. My boyfriend = OBSESSED with chocolate chip cookies so THESE WILL BE RE-MADE FOR SURE!!!

  10. i bet your family is loving these right now, so full of love! like YOU! <3

  11. YUM!!! I agree with Lindsay – full of love just like you!! Miss you and love you!

  12. I had some of these in Lisa’s kitchen this weekend and they are really really good! Hope to make some this weekend…. 5+++ stars!!!

  13. Yummmmmmm!! I love CCC – just need more free time for baking :) Want to babysit LJ for me?! Haha

  14. Sweet! I’m going to try this. Hungry Runner Girl posted her chocolate chip cookie recipe a few years ago when we both started blogging and I’ve been using it ever since. I don’t bake often or much but I love having a go to cookie recipe. Bring it!

  15. Those do look like the best absolutely perfect chocolate chip cookie. Yum!

  16. These look great. I bet smooshing a scoop of vanilla fro-yo between them would be the most amazing summer treat.

  17. COOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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