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Our Very Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

From Kamilah and Sakinah Wakil, USA

If you like fresh baked cookies, then wait until you have our very best chocolate chip cookies ever! Everyone needs a good cookie recipe in their collection. The great thing about cooking or baking is being able to put your own spin on it. We have worked on this American classic, made a couple of our own tweaks, and crafted a recipe that comes out perfect every time. They are sweet, chewy, crispy and buttery. Make this a special treat for Ramadan!


1 cup butter, softened to room temperature

1 cup white sugar

¾ cup light brown sugar

2 tsp vanilla flavoring of choice

2 large eggs

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt/sea salt

About 2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F/190C. 
  2. Prepare your baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or spray it lightly with oil and set aside.
  3. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  4. In another mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars until well combined. Then beat the eggs and vanilla until nice and fluffy.
  5. Add the dry ingredients slowly and mix until combined into a cohesive dough. (Take care not to overmix here or it will make your cookies more like a bread texture.
  6. Add the chocolate chips and stir in by hand.
  7. Take 2-3 Tbsp of dough, roll them into balls and place them evenly spaced across the baking sheet. You can also use a cookie scoop or scoop by free hand with a spoon. The recipe makes approximately 36 cookies.
  8. Bake for about 8-10 minutes. Take them out when they are just starting to turn brown, if you like them soft and chewy; if you like them crispier, then bake for an extra minute or so.
  9. Take them out of the oven and let them sit on the baking sheet for about 2 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack (or eating them while they’re hot!).
  10. Last step is to say Bismillah and enjoy!

Some helpful tips:

  • Make sure you don’t overmix your cookie dough.
  • Make sure your oven is the correct temperature.
  • Measure your ingredients well.
  • Make sure your leavening agents are not expired.
  • Take care not to over bake if you want chewy cookies.
  • Feel free to add sprinkles, nuts or anything else to make this recipe your own!

Kamilah Wakil is a trained culinary chef who loves to take full command of the kitchen. She enjoys cooking foods from around the world and is particularly adept at adding her own creative touches and tastes to classic recipes. Her younger sister Sakinah also has a love of baking and particularly loves chocolate chip cookies. She is always eager to try out a new recipe and loves her cookies piping hot! The two have spent several years perfecting this recipe. Both women are married and reside in Maryland, USA. They are the daughters of Zahirah Lynn Eppard, Sound Vision’s Director of Religious Education and editor of the Muslim Home weekly online parenting newsletter.