the unintentional best chocolate chip cookie recipe

This week has been exhausting… and on Wednesday I decided to make some chocolate chip cookies.  Cookies always make everything better, right?  Lulu and I went to Target and I went a little crazy with the chocolate chip options and ended up buying 3 different things- chocolate chips (semi-sweet), semi-sweet chocolate chunks and M&M milk chocolate mini baking bits. YUM!

I am not one to invent recipes, so I went to good ol’ Pinterest and found a recipe I’d used before.  However… I was missing a couple things and had to substitute some ingredients.  I was not hopeful that they’d turn out very good, but let me tell you… I’m pretty sure these were the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made.  And I’ve made A TON.

So… try it out, and let me know what you think!

  • 1 cup butter, melted and then cooled for at least 5 minutes
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed 
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon clear Mexican cold pressed vanilla (you can use regular vanilla if you want) vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (you could do half milk chocolate too!)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup milk chocolate M&M baking bits


  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a separate large bowl, stir together melted butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs and stir
  • Stir in vanilla extract and maple syrup.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, stirring until completely combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips, chocolate chunks and M&M’s.
  • Cover bowl with clear wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes
  • Preheat oven to 350F while dough is chilling
  • Scoop about 2 Tablespoons of cookie dough and place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  • Bake about 12 minutes (keep unbaked dough in the fridge while cookies are baking.  Don’t place cookie dough on hot cookie sheet)
  • Allow cookies to cool completely on cookie sheet.
  • If you want to get fancy, gently press a few chocolate chips on top of the hot cookies.

So go try it out… let me know what you think!  I think next time I might try sprinkling a little sea salt on the tops. MMM!

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