Classic Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you know me, you know my chocolate of choice is Ghirardelli, especially when baking chocolate chip cookies. I believe it has the best flavor of all the chocolates out there. Hands down the absolute best!
Their dark chocolate is perfectly bitter, while their milk chocolate is oh so smooth. They have got it all right. It is everything I want in chocolate.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip cookies are my number one choice of cookie! ALWAYS!
So naturally, when I was coming up with my chocolate chip cookie recipe, I decided I would go with Ghiardelli chocolate chips. They are the perfect size (a little bigger than normal chocolate chips, hahaha), and bake up perfectly.
Not sure what kind of luck you have with chocolate, but these stay soft instead of getting hard as other brands of chocolate chips tend to do. They are smooth and delicious at all times.
Anyway, this recipe is a simple one that I have been using for years. I know a lot of recipes are very similar out there for things as classic as chocolate chip cookies.
There is one reason Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips make the best cookies…
The results are consistent every single time. It’s like a no fail recipe. Except for the time I totally failed by baking them on a non-rimmed cookie sheet and they came out like one flat hot mess. But let’s not talk about that.
Pro tip: make sure you use a rimmed cookie sheet. That’s all I’m going to say.
Okay maybe I’ll expand a little further. Rimmed sheets make cookies bake perfectly. Not sure how or why, but they do. Compare a rimmed with a non-rimmed one day and see for yourself!
Okay, now I’m done sharing on this subject.
Prepare the batter and freeze in perfectly shaped cookie dough balls for future baking endeavors.
Yep, you heard that right. Prep all the dough, scoop out into perfectly shaped balls onto a plate and refrigerate. Once they have hardened just a bit, toss them into a Ziplock and freeze.
Take out however many you want whenever you want to bake them and you’ll always have freshly baked cookies at a moment’s notice. Or well, within 15 minutes. 😉
Pro tip #2: Get yourself a toaster oven. Seriously.
They make the world a better place. Or at least make my kitchen a better place, that’s for sure. I make everything from pizza, apple crisp and chicken to reheating any leftovers from the night before.
The best use out of my toaster oven? Freshly baked cookies wheneverrrrrr I want!
Yep. When I have been writing for about 8 hours and need a little mid-afternoon pick me up, rev up my Nespresso, bake myself some cookies in my toaster oven and…
BAM! Energy for the next 502,398 hours! Works like a charm… every single time!
Toaster ovens change lives. I don’t know how I lived for so long without one. Especially in a household of two people! Rest in peace, large and annoying-to-clean oven!
If you make this recipe, be sure to tag me on Instagram or use the hashtag #toeatdrinkandbemarried. I’d love to see your cookies! ♥
Classic Ghiardelli Chocolate Chip Cookiess
- 11 1/2 ounces Ghiardelli Milk Chocoalte Chips
- 2 sticks of butter softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
- 2 large eggs
- 1.5 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups unsifted all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- dash of cinnamon optional
- Heat oven to 375º F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Cream the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. While continuing to beat on medium speed, add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until creamy.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda and dash of cinnamon (if you'd like). Gradually add into butter mixture, stirring with a wooden spoon until combined. Lastly, add in the chocolate chips and stir.
- Scoop onto baking sheet, arranging 2 inches apart so they don't touch when they bake. Bake for exactly 9 minutes (at least in my oven!) and remove from oven. Let them rest for 2 minutes on the pan and then transfer to wire rack to cook completely. Repeat until all cookie dough is used up.
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36 thoughts on “Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookies”
Sounds delicious! Ghiardelli is my favorite!
I cannot say no to cookies! These look amazing. They would not last long in my house. We have a Ghiradelli ice cream shop at Disney Springs ( not far from us) and they have the best chocolate. I definitely need to get some of of their chocolate chips and make these.
Ohhh, I’ve been to that shop! I live down in Miami so it’s a little drive, but totally worth it! We are actually heading up Sunday and I can’t wait to get a sundae at the Ghiardelli shop! Mmm 🙂
Chocolate chip cookies are my fav!!!! Never tried them with special chocolate though – yum! Saving this for Christmas baking!!!
Try it!! The chocolate makes all the difference 😉
Yummy! You cant go wrong with Ghiradelli Chocolate! Your site is gorgeous btw!
Aww, thank you!! 🙂
These sound so good and perfect for the holidays. Thanks for sharing!
Oh, these look so delicious! I love Ghiardelli so I’ll have to give these a try!
I’ll have to make these with the different chips. I have always bought nestle!
wow! these look amazing! I love a classic chocolate chip cookie!
I love chocolate chip cookies too. I will be trying out this recipe and oh! I love your blog, it’s minimal and pretty
Thank you so much! Checking yours out now 🙂
As weird as this may sound, it is rare for people to make and successfully post perfectly made cookies. Those cookies look delicious, and I would love to try the recipe with Ghirardelli chocolate chips instead of TollHouse chocolate chips.
hahhaa thanks, girl! My number one tip is to use a rimmed baking sheet or else you will have a flat disc instead of nice puffy cookies! 😉 Hope you enjoy them!!
Oh my gosh those look so good!
WOw these look so delicious and simple to make too. Thanks for the recipe – going to keep this saved for one of those weekends where one has the urge to bake something delicious :)x
I love a classic chocolate chip cookie! I’m not a great baker but this recipe looks do-able. Wish me luck! lol
You can do this!! haha
Those cookies looked so good. I wanted to lick my phone screen. I’m going to try these recipes. Thanks for sharing.
Hahaha enjoy! 🙂
By golly this is 100% what I need right now! These cookies are picture perfect!
Nothing beats a really good chocolate chip cookie!
SO TRUE! mmm 🙂
Oh my goodness! These look delicious!! We are a gluten free family but I may have to try these with GF flour and see how they turn out!
Ohh cool! Let me know if you try them and how they turn out! 🙂
These sound delicious! I have never thought to freeze the dough or use the toaster oven. Thanks so much for the tips!! 🙂
No problem! Hope you enjoy them 🙂
What a great idea! I am going to try freezing little cookie balls when I bake from now on. This way my family won’t over indulge!
Yess! It’s one of my favorite tricks. And that way we always have homemade cookie dough in the freezer for a couple of cookies at a time.
That’s an interesting recipe! I just love chocolate chips.
These look perfect! I’d love to try to make them gluten-free!
Oh sounds like a good idea. Let me know if you try it 🙂
Umm I love Ghiardelli chocolate so I know these will be awesome!
Yay! It’s my favorite chocolate 🙂