Chocolate chip cookies are probably America’s very favorite! And most of us probably have a great recipe to make them. Do you like them soft, hard, gooey, cake-like? Everyone has an opinion on the perfect chocolate chip cookie. So of course, I needed to weigh in! Here’s MY favorite recipe for a chocolate chip cookies!

My ideal cookies are crisp on the outside and a bit gooey on the in. YUM!

I like to make the cookie dough and roll it into a log, wrap it in parchment paper and plastic wrap and freeze it. When I want cookies I slice off the log (about 2/3 inch) and bake them off. Fresh homemade cookies… the BEST!


5 from 2 votes


A chocolate filled cookie that is crisp on the outside and soft on the inside! YUM!
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Cook Time:10 minutes


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp hot water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips OR 2 cups semi sweet chocolate cut into chunks
  • 1 cup walnuts optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 ˚.
  • In a mixer cream butter and sugars. Add one egg at a time beating each one. Add vanilla and beat.
  • Dissolve the baking soda in the water and add to the batter. Mix.
  • Add flour in thirds to incorporate. Do not over mix. Add chocolate and walnuts.
  • Drop a heaping spoonful of the cookie dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes until the cookie edges are just brown.


Adapted from Yvonne @ StoneGable

I hope you will give my chocolate chip cookies a try!






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  1. Just a note, the last picture with the cookies has a typo saying crips instead of crisp…..your blog is always so lovely, I know you’d want to know?

  2. Thanks for the recipe, will be giving this a try.?

  3. I enjoy chocolate chip cookies a bit on the soft side.
    These look yummy.

  4. Anne Marie says:

    This sounds so delicious – love chocolate chip cookies. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Josephine tyler says:

    One of my favorites, thanks for the recipe.

  6. Sounds like I need to give this one a try! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thanks for sharing…they look yummy !

  8. My fav cookie! Will be making these for certain.

  9. Rebecca Musser says:

    I’ve got a LOT of different choc chip cookie recipes for all my moods, but none with hot water! I’ll have to give this one a try as soon as I restock the chips. I use a cookie scoop on newly mixed dough and crowd as many as possible on a cookie sheet. I then freeze the dough balls until hard, put them in a freezer bag, and freeze until I’m ready to bake. That is if I don’t eat the dough balls right out of the freezer first!

    1. Great idea, I’ll try that!

    2. Annabelle says:

      Sounds like an excellent make-ahead way to get fast cho. chip cookies. I will definitely do it this way. Do you thaw and then
      bake them for the same amount of time? Thanks for sharing.

    3. Do you thaw on cookie sheet before baking or just add baking time?

  10. Elaine Guenther says:

    YUM-MY, thanks for sharing! I think we all love a good cookie recipe to try. These look good and they’re from YOU, so we know they’re good!!……..e

  11. The pictures look scrumptious! However, I’ll wait and try these once I have lost to my goal weight and on the maintenance plan. I’ve lost forty-two pounds and only have a few more to go. Your idea to keep the cookie dough in the freezer is perfect for those Fall and Winter nights! I can’t believe that I’ve seen sale circulars for back to school already! It only seems like summer just started! Happy Birthday! Enjoy what’s left of your day! ?

    1. I can relate to that! Congrats on your weight loss. I LOVE to bake and had to pack my kitchen aid away in my pantry so I’m not tempted.

  12. Sounds delicious, I will be baking some soon. Thanks for sharing!! Hope you had a fantastic day!!

  13. Gail Young says:

    Your chocolate chip cookies look delicious, Yvonne!! My Grandson and I bake cookies whenever we read “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie”. Thank you for the recipe, we will certainly enjoy them!

  14. My chocolate chip cookies doesn’t have water in it. I may try yours and compare them.

  15. Arrilla Milby says:

    Wishing you a very happy birthday. Blessings galore!

  16. These look yummy!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  17. Yummy! Can’t wait to bake up a batch.

  18. My FAVORITE COOKIE….Chocolate Chip! I will definitely try your recipe. Thanks for sharing, Pam

  19. My second favorite cookie.
    I’ve tried dozens f recipes, even toll house.
    I’ve yet to find one I love.
    I’ll try yours.
    Pinng it for later.

  20. I love a good chocolate chip cookie, so I will definitely be pinning this recipe. I have never frozen my cookie dough before, but I think that is a good way to keep me from eating the entire batch of cookies all at once!

  21. Chocolate chip cookies are such a classic! I’ll have to give your recipe a go. My favorite cookie is chocolate chip oatmeal – yum!

  22. I will definitely try these, Yvonne…chocolate chip cookies? ANY time! 🙂

  23. P.K.Rastman says:

    You are the only person, other than me, to say you dissolve the soda in hot water! I learned this from a children’s magazine 30+ years ago.

  24. You never steer us wrong on what’s yummy so I’ll definitely try these. If we freeze the dough and bake as needed do we then thaw the dough after we slice it or do we through the slices in the oven frozen? If frozen do we need to adjust the bake time?

  25. Soft & gooey! Is this recipe different than the one on the bag of Nestlé’s Chocolate Chips?

  26. Deb Gregory says:

    Well there goes my diet! I cannot resist my favorite cookie!!! Must try this recipe! Thank you for sharing!!!

  27. I’m sure these will be MY favorite chocolate chip cookies, too. They sound delicious.

  28. Will have to try dissolving the baking soda in hot water. You learn something new every day.

  29. Carol Elkins says:

    These cookies sound yummy!

  30. I can’t wait to try your recipe Yvonne. I’m so glad you add nuts to yours even pecans would be delightful, yes please-crispy on the outside and soft in the middle served with a piping hot cup of coffee, I’ll be in heaven.

    1. Nan Woods says:

      How many cookies does this recipe yield?

      1. Michelle Matias says:

        5 stars
        It made 33 cookies for me

  31. Maria Awad says:

    Yvonne, I’ve printed the recipe and can’t wait to make them. They look delicious, as always thanks for sharing!

  32. Sound sooo good! Can’t wait to give them a try!

  33. Have to say , you guys are my favorite. I’m always saving your recipes or something,anything. Crafts whatever .Just love your site.

  34. Angella Walls says:

    These look amazing! I will try these out, as always, looking for new amazing recipes from you Yvonne! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  35. Oh, look! I am definitely going to use this for my next party.

  36. I made your chocolate chip cookies today. I have used the same recipe for years, so when I saw yours, I thought I would give them a tray. They are very good. My husband likes to have a cookie after dinner. He is happy I made them.

  37. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I had saved it awhile back and decided to bake the grands some cookies for Valentine’s Day. They turned out just perfectly. There has to be something in the baking soda warm water addition.

  38. Michelle Matias says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe! Made this with my 4 year old-our first time baking together. The only substitution was I mixed maple syrup with sugar as a brown sugar replacement.