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Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These classic Chocolate Chip Cookies are loaded with chocolate chips and are ready to eat in no time. They’re not only easy to make but they’re fast to get into the oven, too! These cookies are sweet, chewy, and delicious.

These no-chill cookies have all of the delicious flavors that you would expect in a chocolate chip cookie and make a sweet afternoon snack.

Stacks of chocolate chip cookies with a jar of milk in the background.

Ingredients In This Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

  • Unsalted butter, softened
  • Light brown sugar, packed
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour – spooned & leveled
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Semisweet chocolate chips

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat the oven and prep the cookie sheets – Preheat the oven to 350°F and line the cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Cream together the butter and sugars – Using an electric mixer, beat together softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until smooth and creamy.

Beat in the egg and vanilla – Add in egg and vanilla and mix until combined.

Combine the dry ingredients – Combine the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.

TIP: Spoon and level the all-purpose flour before adding it to your ingredients. This will reduce extra flour in baked goods which can account for up to 50% more flour than what’s needed!

Combine the wet and dry ingredients –Slowly beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and combine until the dry ingredients are moistened.

Stir in the semisweet chocolate chips – Gently stir in the chocolate chips.

A stack of Chocolate Chip Cookies on a wire rack with a plate of cookies in the foreground.

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Scoop the cookie dough – Scoop the cookie dough by 1 and a half tablespoonsful or use a #40 cookie scoop for easy scooping and measuring.

Tip: A cookie scoop is useful when making uniform-sized cookies and scooping the cookies into the correct proportions.

Place the cookie dough on the prepared cookie sheets with two inches between each cookie.

Bake – Bake the cookies one cookie sheet at a time for 10-11 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

Allow the cookies to cool for five minutes before transferring the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store the chocolate chip cookies in an airtight container.

Chocolate Chip Cookies cooling on a wire rack next to a white plate with cookies.

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What Is the Spoon and Level Method for Flour?

The spoon and level method for flour reduces the amount of flour that is used in the recipe. To use this method properly, give the flour a stir with the spoon and then spoon the flour into the dry measuring cup.

Use the edge of the spoon or the back of a butter knife to level off the top of the flour and remove the excess flour that sits on top of the measuring cup.

Why is the spoon and level method important?

When pouring flour into a measuring cup or using the measuring cup to scoop the flour, you can end up with roughly 1/8 cup of flour than what is actually needed for a recipe. This can change the texture of baked goods and of course, alter the outcome of the recipe.

A plate of chocolate chip cookies with cookies cooling in the background.

Can you Freeze Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough?

Yes, you can freeze chocolate chip cookie dough. It’s easy to do and the raw cookie dough can be frozen for up to 3 months.

There are two ways to freeze cookie dough and it is really up to preference.

The cookie dough can be frozen into a log shape and sliced while frozen and baked, or, the cookie dough can be scooped into balls and frozen in freezer safe bags.

When you’re ready to bake these chocolate chip cookies, either slice the desired amount of cookies off the log, preheat the oven and bake according to directions.

Or, if you prescoop your cookies, simply take the desired amount of cookies out of the bag and return the bag to the freezer. Allow the oven to preheat and bake the cookies according to the directions.

Thick Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic chocolate chip cookies stacked with a cookie propped up in front.

Can Your Freeze Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies?

You can freeze already baked chocolate chip cookies. Allow the cookies to cool completely and place them in a freezer safe container or bag with parchment paper between each layer of cookies.

TIP: When freezing cookies that have already been baked, layer the cookies between sheets of parchment paper to prevent the cookies from sticking together.

Yield: 21

Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Stacks of chocolate chip cookies on a wire cooling rack.

These classic Chocolate Chip Cookies are loaded with chocolate chips and are ready to eat in no time. They're not only easy to make but they're fast to get into the oven, too! These cookies are sweet, chewy, and delicious,.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 11 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line the cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat together softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add in egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. Combine the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.
  5. Slowly beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and combine until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  6. Gently stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Scoop the cookie dough by 1 and a half tablespoonsful or use a #40 cookie scoop for easy scooping and measuring.
  8. Place the cookie dough on the prepared cookie sheets with two inches between each cookie.
  9. Bake the cookies one cookie sheet at a time for 10-11 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  10. Allow the cookies to cool for five minutes before transferring the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Store the chocolate chip cookies in an airtight container.

Notes

This chocolate chip cookie dough can be frozen for up to 3 months if stored properly. It can be frozen in a log shape and sliced and baked or it can be pre-scooped and frozen in Ziploc bags.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

21

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g

Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.

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savita

Friday 26th of August 2022

These look so good, perfect chocolate cookie recipe to try. Loved it.

Ann

Thursday 25th of August 2022

A classic chocolate chip cookie is always a delicious treat! Reading your post reminded me, I haven't made these cookies in a while!

Amber Battishill

Tuesday 26th of September 2017

These look SO good right now! I can’t remember the last time I made chocolate chip cookies…time to change that!

Innana

Monday 25th of September 2017

OMG this is exactly what I need right now! They look so soft and gooey. Totally saving this recipe!

Sarah Fleming

Monday 25th of September 2017

Delicious! There is nothing better than a cold glass of milk with cookies.

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