Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes I search for a recipe on my own blog. Have you ever done that? One of the reasons I started blogging was to record all my recipes and have them in one place for easy accessibility. So many times I would go to remake a recipe and couldn’t remember which one, out of what cookbook I used or find the scrap of paper I had cut out or written it down on.

…This time my search came up empty!

What? No chocolate chip cookie recipes? Every well-rounded blog should have at least one chocolate chip cookie recipe! Granted, the Nestle Tollhouse recipe is my favorite. I’ve made others and they didn’t compare. I failed to post them because of the competition; chocolate chip cookie recipes are plastered all over the Internet, many claiming to be the best.

Fear of falling into a Nestle tollhouse cookie rut I turned to my favorite bakers at King Arthur Flour. They never let me down!

This recipe is different with a teaspoon of vinegar added to the dough, an ingredient I’ve never seen before in a cookie. Not sure what it does but I did notice they bake up a dark caramel color and almost look overdone. But in truth, they’re perfectly baked with crispy edges and soft, gooey middles. The vinegar may play a part in keeping them soft, just like adding vinegar to pie crust makes it tender.

I’m not claiming these are the best. They could and should be in the running and are definitely worth making!

If you have a favorite I would love to hear about them and/or have the link.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 23 minutes

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies with crispy edges and soft middles!


2/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup unsalted butter* at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, Combine the sugars, butter, salt, vanilla, vinegar, and baking soda in a large mixing b owl and beat together beating until smooth and well-combined.
  3. Beat egg in until well-combined, scraping sides of bowl. Mix in flour, followed by the chocolate chips. Mix in the flour, then the chips. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes (or up to 12-24 hours).
  4. Scoop 1 1/4? balls of dough onto baking sheets spacing about 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake about 12 minutes, edges should be chestnut brown and tops lightly golden. Cool on pan 5-10 minutes, remove to wire racks until completely cool. Store in tightly covered container.
  6. *Substitute shortening for 1/2 cup of the butter if you like a crispier cookie.
    Tips: Add a sprinkle of sea salt over top before baking if desired.


Adapted from King Arthur Flour

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  1. Kitchenflavours says

     Never seen a cookie recipe with vinegar as an ingredient before! Sounds really interesting and your cookies looks yummy! I love KA’s site too! Their recipes are always a winner!

  2. Rocquie Parker says

    I have a very old recipe for tea cakes which calls for vinegar. Otherwise, like you. I’ve never seen any other cookie recipe with vinegar as an ingredient.  These cookies sound good and I love the dark color!

  3. Kim says

    Really…I can’t believe this is your first cc cookie post!  Never heard of using the vinegar either, but these cookies do look delicious.  I love all your cookie backgrounds, especially the one with the cc chips all over it.  Too cute!

    P.S.  That looks delicious.  Great post.  LOL!

  4. says

    Dear Reeni, King Arthur flour has the Best! recipes. I am sure that these cookies were and are delicious. Blessings, Catherine xoxo 

  5. Kristy says

     Reeni, these cookies sound awesome. Wish that they’re all mine. :o) Hope you’re emjoying your weekend.
    Blessings, Kristy

  6. BeadedTail says

    I love chocolate chip cookies and bake quite a bit but haven’t heard of putting vinegar in them before.  They look really good so I will have to try them out!

    Smooches and purrs to Moon! 

  7. says

    I don’t have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes, I’ve tried a bunch and love them all. Actually, I frequently burn or at least overcook all of my cookies.  These sound great, vinegar is weird but it must do SOMETHING!   

    I would LOVE to remake some of my recipes but I have 10,000 recipes bookmarked into catagories just itching to be made.  Half are probably from YOUR blog!

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