The Best White Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best White Chocolate Chip Cookies | Cookies and Cups

I’m sorry about these cookies in advance.

And I should also apologize about the name.


I sorta kinda hate when someone tells me something is the BEST.  Well, because then I need to prove you wrong.


So let me say, these are the best white chocolate chip cookies that I ever ate.  Is that better?


You see, usually white chocolate chip cookies come with other stuff mixed in, like coconut, or macadamia nuts.

Well, nuts aren’t my thing.

That’s what she said.


But really, they aren’t.  Unless it’s peanut butter.  Whatever.

And while I love coconut, there’s a time and place people. Time and place.


Plus, simple is pretty much better.

Never once have I ever heard, “Can you please make this recipe a little more complicated?”


Simple wins.

The Best White Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best White Chocolate Chip Cookies | Cookies and Cups

Let’s talk about why these are the best.

First they are LOADED with white chocolate chunks.

(And also, makers of white chocolate…can you people please make mini white chocolate chips?  While I wouldn’t use them in this recipe, I would work those guys out in other ways.)


Second, they are buttery and soft and an eensy bit crispy around the edges.



Here’s how I did them…

Brown sugar is key…

 photo IMG_0873_zpsf20ec1ec.jpgI used 20 ounces of white chocolate, chopped fairly coarsely.

 photo IMG_0875_zpsd4e772fb.jpgI like the huge chunks in these cookies.

I’m not a huge chocolate chunk girl, but white is a whole different story.

 photo IMG_0879_zpsbcfec788.jpgThe batter is pretty easy.

Once you get the chocolate chunks folded in, you can chill the dough OR you can bake them straight away. LOVE that option!

 photo IMG_0883_zpsf938f1f5.jpg

Form the dough into balls and place on a lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. You can use a cookie scoop too, whichever you prefer!

 photo IMG_0888_zps5e60fa21.jpgWhen they bake they’ll look like this…The Best White Chocolate Chip Cookies | Cookies and Cups

I know, right?


So you should make these for sure.

I mean, if you like white chocolate…

And if you don’t,  I’m not sure we can still be friends 🙂

The Best White Chocolate Chip Cookies | Cookies and CupsI have adapted this recipe slightly over the years, based on reader feedback! I’ve made chilling the dough an optional step (although I still like to). And I tweaked a few ingredients based on mixed results. I love this recipe and with some of your comments I think these cookies can’t be beat!

The Best White Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes 36 cookies
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 20 oz coarsely chopped white chocolate (2½ - 3 cups) You can use white chips as well
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line an baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In bowl of stand mixer cream together butter and both sugars for 2 minutes in medium speed.
  3. Turn speed to low and add in eggs and vanilla. Turn mixer back up to medium and beat until smooth, about 20 seconds.
  4. Turn mixer back to low and add in salt, baking soda, baking powder and flour, mixing until just combined.
  5. Fold in white chocolate chunks.
  6. Form dough into heaping tablespoon sized balls (I used a 2 Tbsp cookie scoop), placing 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden around edges. Don't over-bake.
  8. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3-5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to finish cooling.


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127 Comments on "The Best White Chocolate Chip Cookies"

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Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas

My goodness. These cookies are insane. White chocolate chunk cookies were always my favorite growing up and I can see how awesome the texture is from the photos! I’m trying these the minute I get back from BlogHer Food =)

Cookbook Queen

I don’t know if I can wait two overnights. One is doable, but I’ll end up sneaking big bites of dough when I get up for Lucy’s middle of the night feedings.

Pregnancy weight whaaa???


Umm…. YES! Wow, these looks the the best cookies! They look perfect, the shape, the texture all that white chocolate!! I love them!

Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

They look like they could be the best white chocolate chip cookies! I’ll go it!


I’ve always wondered why white chocolate cookies have to have nuts in them! This is great, just white chocolate!


I do love white chocolate with coconut and macadamia nuts. Sorry. BUT I’d take these any day of the week!

Holiday Baker Man


Averie @ Averie Cooks

They’re gorgeous! And nuts aren’t my thing either as a general rule in baked goods – UNLESS it’s PB. Then I am all over it 🙂 Ironically I have a nuts-in-cookies post tomorrow for the first time in like 4 years? Go figure. But I lllloove white chocolate. And your cookies look fab. And I’m the same with ‘the best’ – makes me want to prove it wrong 🙂

Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

Those cookies look so delightful. You can see how chewy they are just from the pictures.

Mimi @ Culinary Couture

Not even a fan of white chocolate but these cookies look SO good right now.

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

The best ever?! Where do I sign up?! Love that you kept it simple too. Sometimes simple is best!

Colleen @ What

The pictures speak for themselves! I can totally see why you’d call these the best. They look perfect!! Count me in.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

These look so perfectly soft and chewy! Yum!

Heather @ Snookie

Oh my! Those cookies look so yummy and gooey!

Lori @ RecipeGirl

White Chocolate gets a bad rap sometimes, but I happen to like it. These cookies rock. They look perfect. I guess you’re right on that whole “best” thing!

Kim@Treats & Trinkets

Two whole nights? How do you have such self control??? And these cookies look pretty perfect to me!

Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection

I’m slowly turning into a white chocolate addict. I never used to bake with it, but I find myself adding it to everything now. These cookies look incredible!!

Annie @ Annie

Whenever a recipe calls for cookies to chill overnight I KNOW it’ll be good. It always makes the most amazing texture. I’m going to trust you and leave out the macadamia nuts but it’s going against my instincts!

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

I love indulging in a white chocolate cookie (or twelve) once in a while, and yours look perfect, Shelly!

Belinda @themoonblushbaker

Only thing to make these better is the addition of Macadamia nuts. Buttery white goodness right here

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

Mmm white chocolate is my favorite kind of chocolate… even though I’ve been told it isn’t really chocolate at all…

Jen @ Fresh from the...

These look delicious! I’ll have to try them out, as I like white chocolate more than regular chocolate.


Sold. Want. Need.

Laura Dembowski

These look like great cookies! I love white chocolate cookies and have totally been looking for a great recipe. Score!

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

Ok, So I used to think that white choc chunk cookies needed something else too. Coconut, macadamias…something? But no! I made cookies not long ago that I put huge chunks of white chocolate in and the only something “extra” I did was sprinkle them with sea salt! Holy moly I ate three in a row, huddled over the counter. So, I totally understand this one! Can’t wait to try um.
PS totally jealous you’re out in Austin for the conference! Wish I could be there and meet you in person this year!

Tina @ Tina

These look sooooo good! White chocolate is a nice switch to milk or dark chocolate. I agree…mini white chips please. 🙂


I love white chocolate! These look perfect. I need a cold glass of milk and about 6-24 of these and I would be one happy momma!

Heather M.

OMG…these look heavenly. I must try them STAT!

And I’m TOTALLY with you on the mini white chocolate chips. Why can’t I buy these in my local store right next to the mini chocolate chips?!? So many uses. Seriously.


I’m a believer! Off to get them started 🙂


Yum Yum.
Know what you mean about wanting the mini chips.
I have even contacted the company requesting that they make the mini white chocolate chips. Maybe we should all ban together and everyone contact them requesting the mini chips and just maybe someday they will be on the market………….you think?


You can certainly count me as your friend, because I’m all over this recipe! White chocolate cookies without the fancy coconut and nut add-ins…winner for me! I’ll have to make these once I get home (:


White chocolate is totally an underrated cookie mix-in…love these!

And can you please remind me of that little “no one ever asked to make something more complicated” tid-bit…I forget all too often.


I use these Nestle Mini White chocolate Toppers like mini white chocolate chips!




These look fantastic!


oh, these look utterly perfect! I love, love, love white chocolate. need these in my life.
thanks for the recipe! 🙂

Julie @ Table for Two

Love those huge chunks of white chocolate!

Shiloh Barkley



I just plain love you . . . and if I weren’t sitting here at nearly 10pm waiting for some chocolate crumb cakes to finish baking I’d start making these . . . right now


Listen, I’m a white chocolate girl. Allllll the way. White chocolate is sweeter than regular chocolate, and I’m all about SWEET. These cookies are deathbed food to me. I could eat that entire pyrex cup full of white chocolate chunks. Oh mama.

Thanks for this!

Colette @ JFF!

Wait, chill t dough 2 nights in the fridge?
Can I wait that long?!

Renee @ Awesome on $20

My husband actually prefers white chocolate to real chocolate, so I think these will definitely be happening. Also, you can’t go ten steps on this island without bumping into a mac nut, so their absence here is much appreciated. They’re good, but sometimes enough is enough. Like you said, a time and a place.

Sarah @ The Chef Next Door

These look amazing!! I have some white chocolate in the cupboard calling my name, asking to be made into these delicious cookies. 🙂

Nancy @ gottagetbaked

I rarely ever make white chocolate chip cookies but dang, these look like serious business. I need to go buy some good quality white chocolate so that I can make these!


What is your favorite brand of white chocolate to use? I want to make these this weekend for a Tony Award Party on Sunday.

Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke

White chocolate is my favorite, and I love how you used chunks (I second the mini white chips). Two overnights is pushing it, but I could be patient with one night–if I don’t eat all the dough.


I don’t like nuts in my cookies either. So I’m loving this post!

Sarah heimberg

how do you get them so flat? I like my cookies that way and they always come out really fluffy…


They do have white chocolate chips. I’m using those (I got the chocolate before I found this recipe) thank you sooo much by the way. I’ve been online for hours looking for a cookie recipe with ONLY white chocolate.

Nadia and Milan

These are literally the best white chocolate chip cookies. Delicious 🙂