Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The best easy chocolate chip cookies recipe! Make classic chocolate chip cookies from scratch as a delicious dessert for any occasion.

Golden brown chocolate chip cookies stacked on top of one another.

If you want to make a delicious batch of 2 dozen cookies, this is the recipe for you!

This simple, classic chocolate chip cookie recipe is easy to make and always a crowd favorite. It’s the perfect recipe for a family dessert, bake sale, special occasion, or lazy Sunday.

Chocolate Chip Cookies on a plate.

These cookies have a tasty crunch and are loaded with chocolate chips. They’re also fun to customize if you like to add nuts (walnuts, pecans, etc.) or more chocolate to your cookies.

This is a straightforward recipe for 2 dozen chocolate chip cookies — one that’s fail-proof and delicious.

Just 10 minutes of prep and 10 minutes in the oven and you will have the best chocolate chip cookies ever!

Want to satisfy a chocolate chip cookie craving even quicker? Try this 1-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe!

Chocolate chip cookie with a bite taken out of it.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips

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Batch of homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies on cooling rack.

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies from Scratch

  1. MAKE DOUGH: Combine ingredients to make cookie dough. Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. SCOOP: Use a cookie scoop or large spoonfuls to drop batter onto a baking sheet.
  3. BAKE: Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.

Additions & Substitutions

  • Nuts: If you like some extra crunch in your cookies, add ½ cup of walnuts or pecans.
  • Oatmeal: Add ½ cup of oatmeal for a chewier twist to these cookies.
  • Chocolate chunks: If you prefer your cookies with chocolate chunks (instead of chocolate chips) swap them out for the same amount.
Chocolate Chip Cookies From Scratch on serving plate.

Kitchen Tips

  • Take the cookies out of the oven when they are just barely golden brown around the edges. Leaving them in for longer will cause the bottom of the cookies to become too crunchy.
  • When adding your hot water and baking soda together, make sure that your water is hot to the touch and that the baking soda completely dissolves. Try stirring it with a whisk or fork to help it dissolve.
  • Skip the mixer. You can easily make this 2 dozen cookie recipe by stirring it with a spoon so that you don’t have to get out your mixer.
  • Try our Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies for the easiest chocolate chip recipe ever!
  • Don’t feel like heating up your oven? Give my air fryer chocolate chip cookies a try.

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Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked on top of one another.
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4.68 from 43 votes

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
The best easy chocolate chip cookies recipe! Make classic chocolate chip cookies from scratch as a delicious dessert for any occasion.

Ingredients
 

  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon hot water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone liner and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the butter, brown sugar, white sugar until smooth. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until just combined.
  • In a small bowl, add 1 tsp hot water and then stir in the baking soda until dissolved. Add this to the batter and then stir in the salt and flour until just combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Drop large spoonfuls of batter (around 2 tablespoons in size) onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are barely golden brown. Let cool for5 on the baking sheet then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Notes

  • If you like some extra crunch in your cookies, add ½ cup of walnuts or pecans.
  • Add ½ cup of oatmeal for a chewier twist to these cookies.
  • If you prefer your cookies with chocolate chunks (instead of chocolate chips) swap them out for the same amount.
  • Take the cookies out of the oven when they are just barely golden brown around the edges. Leaving them in for longer will cause the bottom of the cookies to become too crunchy.
  • When adding your hot water and baking soda together, make sure that your water is hot to the touch and that the baking soda completely dissolves. Try stirring it with a whisk or fork to help it dissolve.
  • Feel free to skip the mixer. You can easily make this recipe by stirring it with a spoon so that you don’t have to get out your mixer.

Nutrition

Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked on top of one another.

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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Nothing beats a perfect chocolate chip cookie! Thanks so much for this scrumptious recipe.

  2. I never comment on recipes but these were the best, easiest chocolate chip cookies ever!!! My family all commented on how perfect they were! Thank you for this amazing recipe!

  3. I’m second guessing my sanity as I read Positive reviews. I followed the recipe exactly as written and they taste awful. Not to mention the consistency of the dough and how they never melted in the oven or turned golden brown after baking in 350 for 18 minutes!!

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