Kennedy Family Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookies


Chocolate chip cookies are the classic cookie! This recipe makes soft and chewy cookies with a crunchy bottom layer.

This recipe is a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe, but it uses dairy-free butter and allergy-friendly chocolate chips. A lot of chocolate chips have contain soy and milk, so be sure to read the ingredients.

Chocolate Chip Cookies


The measurements in this recipe need to be followed exactly! I've found that changing any item can result in the cookies coming out flat.

For the ultimate guide to how to make different varieties of chocolate chip cookies, I highly recommend The Science Behind the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies - Kitchen Conundrums with Thomas Joseph.

I've found the biggest factor in a great batch of cookies is making sure to take out the dairy-free butter a few hours before baking to make sure it softens to room temperature.

This might sound weird, but I actually think these cookies taste better the day after baking them!

List of Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 Cups of All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup of Dairy-Free Butter softened to room temperature (recommendation: Earth Balance - Soy Free Butter Spread)
  • 1/2 Cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1.5 Cups of Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Chips (recommendation: Guittard Extra Dark Chocolate Chips)

Recipe Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F).
  2. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the dairy-free butter and both sugars for 3-4 minutes
  3. Add the eggs one at a time with mixing on low speed
  4. Add the vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, and flour
  5. Mix to combine
  6. Lastly, add the chocolate chips and mix until the chocolate chips look evenly distributed
  7. Using an ice cream scoop or small spoons, place small balls (slightly smaller than a golf ball) of dough onto a baking sheet (8-12 cookies should fit on the baking sheet)
  8. Cook for 9-10 minutes (the cookies will darken by a shade during cooling)
  9. After taking the baking sheet out of the oven, let the cookies rest for 5 minutes and then move them to a wire rack to cool