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Joanna Gaines Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Joanna Gaines super famous, especially Pinterest famous, chocolate chip cookie recipe from the Magnolia Table
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Yield: 40 cookies
Calories: 126kcal


  • 2 1/2 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 heaping teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea salt
  • 1 stick Unsalted butter
  • 2 cups Packed brown sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Position oven rack to middle, preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Line baking pan with parchment paper
  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • With a stand mixer use the paddle attachment, use large bowl if using a hand mixer. Beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. 2 to 3 minutes. Add the eggs, mix until blended, add vanilla and beat until blended
  • Turn mixer off and add flour mixure
  • Add chocolate chips (you may add more or less depending on what you like) mix for about five seconds until incorporated.
  • Drop large spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, do not flatten. Bake until lightly brown on top, about 10-12 minutes. Cool on pan for about 1 minute and transfer to a cooling rack
  • Store any remaining chocolate cookie dough in air-tight container for up to 3 days.


  • I used a 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop and one tablespoon for cookie scoop for larger cookies. 
  • I put the cookies in a plastic bag when they are almost cool, so they stay soft and chewy cookies.
  • My oven is newer, so it bakes fast. I put mine on 340 degrees.