9 classic chocolate chip cookie recipes in a quest for the best

9 Recipes
Chocolate chip cookies in various sizes from nine different recipes
(Katrina Frederick / For The Times)

On a hunt for the ultimate chocolate chip cookie, we tested 9 reader-requested recipes — chasing all our crispy-edged, chewy, crunchy, gooey, chocolaty dreams.


There is more than one way to make a chocolate chip cookie, and these reader-favorite recipes prove it. Each is delicious but distinct. Whether you prefer your chocolate chip cookies more chewy than crispy, more cakey than gooey or more chocolaty than anything else, one of these recipes may well become your new chocolate chip cookie go-to.

Sycamore Kitchen's Chocolate Chip Rye Cookies

Both a staff and reader favorite, the addition of rye flour gives these chewy chocolate chip cookies a complexity of flavor, making them easy to love.
Time50 minutes
YieldsMakes about 1 ½ dozen cookies

Elia's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Elian Min's chocolate chip cookies, sold at Rubies + Diamonds in Hollywood, are made with 71% dark bittersweet chocolate and sprinkled with Maldon sea salt.
Time1 hour
YieldsMakes about 1 1/2 dozen cookies

Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies

This easy recipe for chocolate chip cookies with oats was adapted from a mother's homemade original version that was loved by kids and adults alike.
Time45 minutes
YieldsMakes 2 dozen cookies.

Oven Spoonful's Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies, called a Quarter Pound of Dough, have crisp edges, soft and chewy centers, and taste of vanilla, salt and caramelized sugar.
Time45 minutes
YieldsMakes about 10 quarter-pound cookies

Gail's Artisan Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

This chocolate chip cookie recipe comes from Gail's Restaurant and Bakery in London, England, and provides a crunchy edge with an ooey-gooey tender center.
Time1 hour
YieldsMakes 1 dozen cookies

Joan’s on Third Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

Joan's on Third, a Los Angeles food marketplace and restaurant, shares their recipe for giant chocolate chip cookies, a dessert that any kid will love.
Time1 hour 15 minutes
YieldsMakes 12 very large cookies

Commercial-Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

These commercial-style, oversized cookies look as though they came out of a general store cookie jar with thick, crisp edges and densely chewy centers.
Time1 hour
YieldsMakes 30 cookies

Clementine's Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you're a fan of Clementine, the favorite bakery in Century City, use this easy recipe to make their crispy chocolate chip cookies at home.
Time1 hour 40 minutes
YieldsMakes about 14 cookies

Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

These vegan, gluten-free cookies have the crunchy edges of classic chocolate chip cookies. They taste extra rich from a generous amount of coconut oil.
Time2 hours
YieldsMakes about 3 1/2 dozen