Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: Bake Your Heart Out!

As a lover of chocolate chip cookies, I have always been on the hunt for the perfect recipe. And through years of experimenting in the kitchen, I am proud to say that I have finally found it – Smiley Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.

These cookies are an absolute treat for your taste buds with their soft chewy texture and rich chocolatey flavor. They are perfect for a quick snack, a fun baking activity with the kids, or even as a dessert option for when you have guests over.

With simple ingredients that you most likely already have in your kitchen, you can easily whip up a batch of these smiley face chocolate chip cookies in less than an hour. So come join me as we embark on this delicious journey together and discover the joy and comfort that these cookies bring to your happy housewife or busy life.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Smiley Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Smiley Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

You know those times when you feel like indulging in a bit of sweetness? I’ve got a recipe that will leave you feeling nothing but satisfied. These smiley chewy chocolate chip cookies are unlike any other dessert you’ve tasted before. And trust me, they’re not just any regular chocolate chip cookie recipe.

What sets this recipe apart is the combination of just the right ingredients in exactly the right measurements. It all starts with the two types of sugar – granulated and brown – that make these cookies so soft and chewy. The unsalted butter, vanilla extract, and egg contribute to that rich and harmonious taste, while the baking soda and salt provide a balance of flavors.

To top it all off, these cookies contain not one, but two cups of chocolate chips that will make your heart sing from the first bite to the last. And did I mention that they come out of the oven with a smiley face? It’s true! The chocolate chips melt into an adorable design that will brighten up anyone’s day.

The total preparation time and number of ingredients required for this recipe are relatively few, so you’ll be able to whip these up in no time at all. They’re also really easy to make ahead of time and store away for later snacking needs. Trust me when I say that once you’ve tried making these smiley chewy chocolate chip cookies just once, you won’t wanna go back to your old favorites again.

Ingredient List

 These Smiley Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies will turn your frown into a smile.
These Smiley Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies will turn your frown into a smile.

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s take a quick look at the ingredients that you will need to make these Smiley Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Here’s what you’ll need:

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 2 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet or dark)

In case you’re wondering, these ingredients will yield about 18-20 large cookies. Ready for the actual recipe? Let’s do this!

The Recipe How-To

 Witness the deliciousness that is the chewy texture of these chocolate chip cookies.
Witness the deliciousness that is the chewy texture of these chocolate chip cookies.

Now the fun part! Let’s start making some Smiley Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Step 1: Preheat your Oven

First things first, we preheat the oven. Set it to 350°F (180°C) and let it heat up while we prepare the cookie dough.

Step 2: Mix the Dry Ingredients

In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. These dry ingredients are what gives our cookies foundation for structure and chewiness. Make sure they’re well combined.

Step 3: Cream the Butter and Sugars

In a separate large bowl, cream together 1 cup of unsalted butter, 1 cup of granulated sugar, and 1 cup of packed brown sugar until light and fluffy. You can use a stand mixer or hand mixer, but make sure you cream them properly so the cookies won’t spread out too thin in the oven.

Step 4: Add Eggs and Vanilla Extract

Add in two eggs – one at a time – and mix until fully combined. Then mix in 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract for that lovely flavor.

Step 5: Combine Dry Ingredients with Wet Ingredients

Slowly add in the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until everything is incorporated.

Step 6: Add Chocolate Chips

Next up, add in (the star ingredient) chocolate chips! We need 2 cups of chocolate chips here for that perfect ratio. Mix them into your dough using a spatula or spoon.

Step 7: Form Your Cookies

This is where you get creative! Take about two tablespoons worth of dough and roll it into balls. This should form roughly around 40-44 cookie balls depending on their size.

Pro tip: If you want to create smiley face chocolate chip cookies like I do, press four or five chocolate chips on the top of each ball dough arranges in a smiley face pattern.

Step 8: Bake The Cookies

On an ungreased baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place your cookie balls around 2-3 inches apart from each other. This will give them enough space to spread out.

Bake for around 12-15 minutes until your cookies turn into soft, chewy deliciousness – a happy medium between crispy and gooey. Exact baking time can vary depending on oven temperature so start checking on them after 10-11 minutes.

Take them out when they are light golden brown as they will continue to cook in their residual heat after coming out from the oven.

Let them cool down for around 5 minutes before transferring them onto a cooling rack.

Voila! You now have freshly baked Smiley Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies – perfect treats to enjoy any day with family and friends!

Substitutions and Variations

 The combination of melted chocolate and chewy dough results in an unforgettable experience.
The combination of melted chocolate and chewy dough results in an unforgettable experience.

As someone who loves to experiment with flavors, I always enjoy finding different ways to put my own twist on classic recipes. Here are a few substitutions and variations that you can try with this Smiley Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe:

– Gluten-free: If you’re gluten intolerant or just trying to avoid it, simply swap out the all-purpose flour for a gluten-free flour blend. Make sure the blend includes xanthan gum, which helps give baked goods their structure.

– Double chocolate: For even more chocolate flavor, add 1/2 cup of cocoa powder to the dry ingredients. You could also swap out half of the chocolate chips for chopped dark chocolate.

– Crispy and chewy: If you prefer your cookies to be crisp on the edges but still soft and chewy in the middle, try adding 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder along with the baking soda.

– Browned butter: For a nutty, rich flavor, brown the butter before creaming it with the sugars. Simply melt it in a small saucepan over medium heat, swirling occasionally, until it turns golden brown and smells toasty.

– Sea salt: Sprinkle a little bit of flaky sea salt on top of each cookie before baking for a salty-sweet contrast.

Remember that making these substitutions may alter the texture or flavor of the cookies slightly, but that’s part of the fun! Don’t be afraid to experiment and make this recipe your own.

Serving and Pairing

 Every bite is a chocolatey haven to satisfy your sweet cravings.
Every bite is a chocolatey haven to satisfy your sweet cravings.

When it comes to serving and pairing these Smile Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, the options are endless. These cookies are perfect as a snack or dessert after a meal, or just enjoy them anytime as a sweet treat.

One way to elevate the cookie experience is to pair them with a glass of cold or warm milk. The milk’s creaminess pairs up perfectly with the soft and chewy texture of the cookies, making for an irresistible combination. I love taking a bite of the cookie and then sipping on milk, bringing me back to childhood memories.

Another excellent pairing choice would be a hot cup of coffee or tea. The bold flavor and aromas from coffee or tea contrast well with the sweetness from the cookie, resulting in a balanced taste. It will be a perfect mid-afternoon pick-me-up snack when paired with your favorite hot drink.

For those that prefer something more indulgent, try pairing these delicious cookies with ice cream. As you bite into the chewy chocolate chip cookie, followed by creamy melting ice cream, it’s like fireworks going off in your mouth! It is no wonder this dessert combination is such an all-time favorite amongst many.

Whether you decide to pair these cookies up with milk, coffee/tea, or ice cream, one thing is for sure: you will enjoy every bite heavenly Smile Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies have to offer.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfect for anyone who loves something sweet and scrumptious.
Perfect for anyone who loves something sweet and scrumptious.

When it comes to storing and reheating these Smiley Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, there are a few tips and tricks that will keep them soft and chewy for days.

To make ahead, simply prepare the cookie dough as directed in the recipe instructions. Once the dough is mixed together, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or seal it in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to bake, remove the dough from the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before scooping and baking. This will allow the dough to soften slightly and make it easier to work with.

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. If you want to keep them even longer, place them in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, simply pop them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds or warm them up in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 5-7 minutes.

One thing to keep in mind when reheating these cookies is that they may not have quite the same softness and chewiness as they did fresh out of the oven. However, they will still be delicious and enjoyable even after being reheated.

So indulge in these Smile Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, whether they’re fresh from the oven or warmed up from storage, they’ll always give you that happy housewife feel!

Tips for Perfect Results

 These cookies will leave you with a happy tummy and a smile on your face.
These cookies will leave you with a happy tummy and a smile on your face.

There’s nothing more satisfying than baking the perfect chocolate chip cookies. But sometimes no matter how much effort we put into following a recipe, they don’t turn out exactly how we pictured them in our heads. Here are some tips to help you achieve those soft and chewy chocolate chip Smiley Cookies with a golden brown crispy edge that everyone will love:

1. Brown Sugar is Key: Brown sugar is not just another type of sugar; its molasses content gives it a unique flavor and adds moisture, resulting in soft and chewy cookies. Using half granulated sugar and half brown sugar will give your cookies the right balance of sweetness without being too overwhelming.

2. Don’t Overmix: When adding the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, it’s essential to mix just until everything is incorporated. Overmixing can develop gluten, making the cookies tough instead of soft and chewy.

3. Chill the Dough: Chilling the dough before baking allows the flavors to meld together and creates a firmer dough that holds its shape during baking, resulting in thicker cookies. If you’re short on time, at least chill for 30 minutes before scooping onto your baking sheet.

4. Use Quality Chocolate Chips: The key to excellent chocolate chip cookies lies in using high-quality chocolate chips that melt well while baking—nobody wants dry, flavorless bites of chocolate in their chews. Semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips work great because they provide a balance between sweetness and bitterness.

5. Measure Ingredients Precisely: Baking is a precise science, so measuring each ingredient correctly can make all the difference between success and failure. Invest in a digital food scale for accurate measurements and use proper techniques to measure flour, which can significantly affect the cookie’s texture.

6. Don’t Overbake: Even just one minute too long in the oven can make the difference between a perfectly soft and chewy cookie or an over-baked block of sadness. Keep an eye on your cookies towards the end of your recommended bake time, taking them out when they’re still slightly undone-looking.

Follow these tips from Smiley Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe to get perfect results every time!


As I was reading over the Smile Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe, it reminded me of the many questions people often have when making cookies, especially ones that they haven’t made before. To help make things easier for you as you navigate this recipe, here are some frequently asked questions and answers to give you more confidence in your baking skills.

What is the trick to chewy cookies?

Hey there, if you’re looking to enhance the texture of your cookies, I’ve got a useful trick for you. Instead of using the whole egg in your recipe, try separating the egg whites and yolks. Skip the white, which can make your cookies dry, and add an extra yolk instead. Not only does this help in keeping the cookies moist, but the yolk also has a higher fat content that adds to the chewiness of the cookies. Give it a shot on your next batch and see the difference for yourself!

How to make box cookie mix chewy?

Achieving a chewy texture for your cookies can be effortlessly accomplished by reducing the amount of time they spend in the oven. By doing this, your cookies will come out with a chewier consistency. Additionally, you can enhance this texture by incorporating more brown sugar into the recipe. This ingredient contains molasses, which can contribute to a softer and more delicate consistency.

Why are my chocolate chip cookies hard and not chewy?

As with all baked goods, cookies are prone to becoming stale and hard due to the gradual loss of moisture over time. This phenomenon can be observed in other types of baked treats, such as bread and muffins, as well.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these smiley chewy chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth and make you smile. With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, this recipe is perfect for any baker, from beginner to expert. The combination of soft and chewy texture with the taste of chocolate chips will leave you wanting more.

So whether you are a happy housewife or a busy student, these cookies are perfect for a mid-day snack or a late-night dessert. You can even make them ahead of time and store them in an airtight container for up to one week.

With additional variations and substitutions, this recipe allows room for creativity and personal preferences. You can even make them gluten-free or add some sea salt for an extra kick.

So go ahead and channel your inner baker, follow these tips and tricks, and watch as these smiley chewy chocolate chip cookies become a staple in your kitchen. Trust me, they will have your family and friends coming back for more, and maybe even have you feeling like a baking pro. Happy baking!

Smiley Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Smiley Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

This is a great cookie recipe and it's very rewarding. These cookies resemble something you would see in a bakery or in a cake and sweets shop. I found this while browsing for what I could make for a charity event. Everyone loved them and they raised a lot of money. Helpful Tips: The cookies need to be golden brown on the edges and look slightly undone in the center otherwise the cookies will be too hard, in other words take them out before they look ready otherwise the cookies might be inedible. If they're too soft after cooling completely put them back in for 3-5 minutes. Make sure the ingredients are at room temperature when you use them and when you have made the dough you ABSOLUTELY must refrigerate it for AT LEAST an hour otherwise the cookies will sink in the oven, but the longer the better. P.S. If you look at the picture you can see that I put in chocolate chips to look like a smiley face. Put them in before you bake and they stay put, but this is only if you want a little extra umph!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 30 Mins, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Easy, For Large Groups, Grains, Inexpensive, Kid-Friendly, Sweet, Weeknight
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 dozen
Calories: 239.9kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 -2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets with butter and sprinkle a little flour on the cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Add in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon.
  • Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart. Flatten the cookies a little bit so they won't be large mounds.
  • Bake until golden brown around the edges. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

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Serving: 55g | Calories: 239.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.2g | Protein: 2.4g | Fat: 11.1g | Saturated Fat: 6.7g | Cholesterol: 39.9mg | Sodium: 77.5mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 22.6g

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