Soft and gooey, these are most delicious chewy chocolate chip cookies, and they are SO easy to make! With NO chilling time needed, when we’ve got family and friends visiting, we quickly throw together the cookie dough and cook them in no time.
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Why you’ll love this easy chocolate chip cookie recipe
What ingredients do I need?
You’ll need all the ingredients shown in the photograph below.
Always a resounding success, made in less than 20 minutes and eaten in half of that time! Make more than you think you need!
What are the best chocolate chips to use?
To make the best chocolate chip cookies, you need to put the best chocolate chips in them!
We use semi sweet chocolate chips and advise you to buy the best quality that you can afford.
Small chocolate chunks would also work very well.
What type of butter do I use?
We’ve chosen to use unsalted butter in this recipe, we add salt by hand, as we like to be in control of the quantities.
If salted butter was the only butter you had, then that’s fine, use it.
But make sure you adjust the added salt in the recipe.
We soften our butter rather than use melted butter.
Do I need to chill the cookie dough?
No, you don’t.
The beauty of this recipe is that the dough doesn’t need any chilling at all.
This means you can have chocolate chip cookies on your table in no time!
What equipment do I need to make cookies?
They make light work of mixing the ingredients.
However, you can use a good old fashioned wooden spoon.
Yes, it’ll take more effort, but you can certainly make them with it!
Can I freeze this cookie dough?
Yes, you can!
We recommend freezing in portions, this way you can grab however many cookies as you want easily.
Freeze them in these amazing silicone ice cube trays and, once frozen, they pop out easily and you can transfer them to a freezer bag.
This saves the individual cookie dough from freezing together.
Recipe notes and expert tips
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How to make chocolate chip cookies with step by step instructions
It’s easy to make our chocolate chip cookies recipe if you follow our simple instructions.
A full printable recipe and the measurements in both US customary and metric are available in the recipe card below.
Preheat your oven to 375°F/190°C.
In a separate mixing bowl, cream butter, granulated sugar, and light brown sugar.
Then, beat in the eggs one at a time, and the vanilla extract, until the butter mixture is light and fluffy.
Now, slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until fully combined.
Fold in your chocolate chips until they are evenly distributed.
Next, scoop or roll your chocolate chip cookie dough into balls, approximately 2 tablespoons, and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet or with a silicone sheet.
Ensure that the cookie dough balls are approximately 1½ inches apart from each other.
Place in the oven and bake for 8 – 10 minutes, so that the cookies are just starting to turn brown.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and leave the cookies for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Enjoy your cookies!
We hope you enjoy eating and making chocolate chip cookies and would love to hear how you got on with making them.
Please leave a comment below and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Chocolate chip cookies recipe
- 3 cups All purpose flour
- 1 tsp Baking soda
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 cup Unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup Granulated sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar packed
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 2 Large Eggs
- 2 cups Chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 375F/19C
- In a medium mixing bowl add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and set aside3 cups All purpose flour, 1 tsp Baking soda, ½ tsp Salt
- In a separate mixing bowl cream together your butter, granulated sugar, and light brown sugar. Then, beat in the eggs and vanilla extract until the mixture is fluffy. Now, add the dry ingredients and mix until combined1 cup Unsalted butter, 1 cup Granulated sugar, 2 tsp Vanilla extract, 2 Large Eggs, 1 cup light brown sugar
- Fold in the chocolate chips until they are evenly distributed2 cups Chocolate chips
- Scoop or roll your cookie into balls, approximately 2 tablespoons, and place them approximately 1½ inches apart on your baking sheet
- Bake your cookies for 8 – 10 minutes, until they are only just turning brown, then remove them from the oven. Leave them on the sheet for a few minutes and then transfer them cooking rack. Enjoy your cookies!
Try using white chocolate chips, nuts, M&M’s, or anything you enjoy! Flour
Make sure you measure the flour correctly, too much flour will make dry cookies and you’ll find that they don’t spread
Make sure they don’t stick!
We love to put a silicone sheet on the cookie sheet, you can cut them to size, the cookies don’t stick, and you can wash them and reuse them!
You’ll find you get better results if you bake cookies on the middle oven shelf
It’s crucial to remove your cookies from the oven when you see them start to turn brown, you may think they are not cooked – but they are!
Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days or freeze in individual portions in silicone ice cube trays
Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.
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