The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
The key to the chewy, gooey appeal of this recipe is a combination of the bitter chocolate chips and the high-fat butter (look for butters labeled European-style, or indicating 80 percent or more butterfat). See the recipe for Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip cookies »MacKenzie Smith

There's an inherent perfection to the chocolate chip cookie: the soft crumb of the pastry, the rich melting chocolate, a hint of caramel around the edges, and a touch of salt tying it all together. Whether you like yours chewy or crisp, thin or lofty, with nuts or without, we've got the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe for you.