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HERSHEY'S Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

HERSHEY'S Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
Fun for Kids Quick & Easy Beginner


  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts


  • 1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 2. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if desired. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
  • PAN RECIPE: Spread batter in greased 15-1/2x10-1/2x1-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake at 375°F. 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely; cut into bars. About 4 dozen bars.
  • HERSHEY'S "PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES: Simply add 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa to your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.
  • SKOR & CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES: Use 1 cup finely chopped SKOR bars and 1 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips in place of 2 cups chocolate chips; omit nuts. Drop and bake as directed.
  • ICE CREAM SANDWICH: Press one small scoop vanilla ice cream between two cookies.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE DIRECTIONS (classic cookies):
  • - Increase flour to 2-2/3 cups.
  • - Decrease baking soda to 3/4 teaspoon.
  • - Decrease granulated sugar to 2/3 cup.
  • - Decrease packed light brown sugar to 2/3 cup.
  • - Add 1/2 teaspoon water with flour.
  • - Bake at 375°F, 5 to 7 minutes or until top is light golden with golden brown edges.

Ratings & Reviews

    Followed the recipe exactly and they came out bland and gross. I will never make this recipe again
    This is always my go to recipe for the best chocolate chip cookies! Crispy edges and soft and chewy on the inside, I love to use it as a base for my cookie creations!
    This by far is the best recipe for chocolate chip cookies!!!!!!
    Wonderful! Taste delicious and are just the right texture. I also added a bit of almond extract to give it a little nutty kick. Made a lot more than I expected, too!
    These are the best Chocolate chip cookies ever.
    This is the ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe that I follow. I've tried many over the years and keep coming back to Hershey's. I add a little extra flour, but bake them only 8 minutes for a delicious soft cookie that my boys appreciate!
    This is our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. I use the Special Dark chocolate chips and the cookies taste great!
    Best Chocolate cookies ever! These do not thin out and burn on the edges like toll house. These a like a nice Butter Cookie with chocolate chips. Wonderful!
    this is such a great recipe, i have made many others recipes of chocolate chip cookies but this is the best that i have ever tried. If your hesitating about making these or not just make them because youre not going to be disappointed. Just make sure that the measures are correct and the time of baking is right and you have the best cookies ever
    These were the best cookies I have ever made! Be sure to take them out a little earlier than your supposed to so that they don't get to hard.
    I have been making this recipe for many, many years. My dad request this for his birthday present, Christmas present, etc. I have tried so many recipes and this is the one that I always come back to.
    I love it and so does husdand and kids
    excellent recipe. i've been making these choco-chip cookies ever since i can remember. my sister and cousins love these.