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Are you on the hunt for the best homemade chocolate chip cookies from scratch?

Well, look no further because we got you covered. 

These cookies are a combination of SOFT, CHEWY, SALTY, SWEET, CRUNCHY, and all UNIQUE!!

I love baking and it’s like a form of therapy for me.  Part of the therapy and fun is trying out new baking gadgets.


One of my favorite things to bake is chocolate chip cookies. Especially gooey, soft melt-in-your-mouth cookies. They are a household favorite.

These are my top 5 favorite picks for best chocolate cookies from scratch.

1# – The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

The ultimate chocolate chip cookie, as far as I am concerned, is from a website or food blog called Pinch of Yum.  I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.  These are the absolute best chocolate chip cookies.

These cookies really deliver and I have made them more times than I can count. I love the soft buttery texture with the big chunks of dark chocolate but don’t take my word for it. 

Make sure you follow the recipe and the instructions NOT TO OVERBAKE the cookies.  It took me two or three tries, but I finally got it right.  These cookies will be ready to eat in under 30 minutes and no chilling of the dough is necessary.

Photo Image Credit Pinch of Yum

Recipe by Pinch of Yum. Click here to try it.

#2 – Dark Chocolate Chunk, Pistachio and Sea Salt Cookies

I stumbled upon this recipe quite by accident and I am so glad that I did. At first, I was not sure about the combination of pistachio and sea salt but WHOA…..was I wrong. 

These cookies are easy to make with ingredients you probably already have on hand. The combination of salty and sweet really sets these cookies apart.

They are absolutely wonderful and you will have a hard time keeping these in the cookie jar. Believe me.

Photo Credit Image by Two Peas & Their Pod

Recipe by Two Peas & Their Pod.  Click here to try it.

#3 – Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies

After thoroughly enjoying the cookies with the added touch of sea salt, I came across another recipe with sea salt.  This recipe uses butterscotch and chocolate chip morsels and with the added crunchiness of the pretzels, you have a surprisingly sweet/salty combo.

Browned butter adds a lot of depth and flavor to these cookies.  I added salted caramel chips along with the chocolate chips and it came out perfect and they were easy to make. They nicely keep their shape after baking and don’t spread out like some recipes I have used in the past.

The dough is a little stiffer so you have to get your hands in there to mix up the chocolate chip and pretzel chunks into the dough. The end result is worth the hard work though and you will keep coming back to this recipe as a favorite.

Photo Credit Image by Cookies & Cups

Recipe by Cookies & Cups.  Click here to try it.

#4 – Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies have a “secret ingredient” that adds a unique flavor. You will want to follow the recipe on browning the butter if you have not done this before but it’s pretty simple.  If you want chewy cookies you don’t want to over bake them either. 

You will love the sweet, salty, gooey goodness that this cookie delivers.

Photo Credit Image Baker by Nature

Recipe by Baker by Nature.  Click here to try it.

#5 The Best Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

No chocolate chip cookie recipe repertoire would be complete without the addition of oatmeal. Enough said, right!?

I love the nutty texture of the oats pared along with chocolate chips – a family old tradition. 

These cookies can easily be made gluten-free by switching out your flour.

By using your favorite cookie scoop, these cookies will be ready in no time to go along with a nice cold glass of milk.

Photo Credit Image by Sweet Little Bluebird

Recipe by Sweet Little Bluebird.  Click here to try it.

There you have it – my top 5 favorite picks for best chocolate chip cookie recipes and they are all made from scratch.

What are your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes?

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