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The Best Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe – An easy chocolate chip cookie recipe made in minutes. These are the best homemade chocolate chip cookies ever!

1 of the best chocolate chip cookies cooling on a rack

There’s nothing better than chocolate chip cookies from scratch!  A warm, fresh chocolate chip cookie with a big glass of milk is comfort food at it’s finest.

I’ve tried a lot of chocolate chip cookie recipes over the years.  I keep finding that many of the recipes have at least one long wait time.  They require you to either wait a couple of hours to bring the butter and eggs to room temperature, or wait for the dough to chill in the refrigerator for an hour.  Sometimes both.

I’m too impatient! 🙂  I want to be able to relax on my couch and suddenly decide I need some homemade, soft, and chewy chocolate chip cookies.  Then, have them baking in the oven in just a few minutes!

3 of the best homemade chocolate chip cookies on a plate

 

What makes this the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe?

  • Texture:  The cookies are soft in the middle and chewy around the edges.
  • Flavor: They have a sweet, buttery, toffy-like cookie flavor, loaded with chocolate chips.
  • Quick & Easy to make: No bringing the ingredients to room temperature.  No chilling the dough. The recipe can easily be whisked together, instead of using a mixer.  And, it’s a ONE BOWL recipe.

How to make chocolate chip cookies. The easy way.

  • In a large bowl, add melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
  • Whisk until well combined.

Melted butter, brown sugar, and sugar in a mixing bowl to make chocolate chip cookies from scratch

  • Add eggs and vanilla.
  • Whisk until eggs are well incorporated.

The wet ingredients in a bowl for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe

  • Add flour, baking soda, and salt.

Dry ingredients on top of the wet ingredients for an easy chocolate chip cookie recipe

  • Stir until no dry flour remains.
  • Add chocolate chips.

Chocolate chips being poured into batter for easy chocolate chip cookies

  • Stir until well incorporated.

1 ½ tablespoon scoop getting chocolate chip cookie dough out of a bowl

  • Scoop the batter onto a baking sheet.

Scoop dropping chocolate chip cookie dough onto a baking sheet

  • Bake and cool.

Batch of the best easy chocolate chip cookies recipe cooling on a rack

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3 of the best homemade chocolate chip cookies on a plate

The Best Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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The Best Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe - An easy chocolate chip cookie recipe made in minutes. These are the best homemade chocolate chip cookies ever!
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

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Servings 39 cookies
Calories 164 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup unsalted butter -melted*
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (a 12 oz. bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, add the melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Whisk until well combined.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir until no dry flour remains.
  • Add the chocolate chips. Stir until well incorporated.
  • Scoop out 1 ½ tablespoon size balls (a #40 scoop) of the batter on a baking sheet, leaving 2 inches between each cookie. SIZE MATTERS.**
  • Bake for 10 minutes. The center should be soft and the edges should barely be golden. DO NOT OVER BAKE.
  • Cool 3-4 minutes on the cookie sheet. Then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Notes

*I melt the butter in the large microwave safe mixing bowl that I make the cookie dough in so it truly stays a one bowl recipe.
**The cook time is based on using 1 ½ level tablespoons (from a #40 scoop) of dough in the shape of a scoop (or ball) for each cookie. If the amount of dough is different, the baking time will be off. Use a #40 scoop and scrape it up the side of the bowl to easily level off the dough. Or, use 1 ½ level tablespoons of dough and roll the dough into a ball.
I highly recommend using a #40 scoop for this.  It makes the cookie making process so fast and easy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 73mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Keyword Best chocolate chip cookies recipe, chocolate chip cookie recipe, Easy chocolate chip cookies recipe
Cuisine American
Author Amanda Finks
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  1. 5 stars
    Best and easiest chocolate chip cookies in the world, all my grandchildren and everyone else loves them. Thank you

  2. 5 stars
    Was craving soft chewy cookies and had 3 packs of chocolate chips in the pantry. Very easy to make and they taste absolutely great. They look undercooked after 10 minutes but don’t be fooled as they will continue to bake. Delicious.

  3. 5 stars
    Just made these for the first time but it sure won’t be the last. I love these. They were easy to make. I had all the ingredients on hand. I bake them for 12 mins and cooled for 4 mins before removing them from the pan and they were perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  4. 5 stars
    I have tried many recipes even taken cookie classes. But this is by far the best and easy recipe for chocolate chip cookies. My daughter and I followed all the instructions to the letter. I had to increase my oven time to 20 min more but that’s it. The cookies came out SO good. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

    1. I meant to write 2 min more, not 20 🙂 It was a typo. My oven had heating issues at that time. Now it is fixed and I bake for only the required 10min. The cookies come out perfect every time and stay soft even when stored for days. Love the recipes from this site.

  5. 5 stars
    Best cookies ever! My 2 year old grandson loves to help me make these and I like that he can hand mix it all up in one large bowl! We make these at least once a month!

  6. Thank you for the recipe. It was my first time making cookies from scratch. They were wonderful.

    Can I freeze the extra cookie dough?

  7. if you want a unique flavor brown the butter first but be careful it is not burnt. and add to chocolate chip cookie dough before baking….

  8. 5 stars
    I really wanted cookies tonight and I didn’t have soft butter and didn’t want to deal with the mixer. I googled and came across this recipe. It came out perfect! I added a box of jello pudding mix because my favorite recipe uses it and I love the effect. Worked well. Will definitely make again!!

  9. 5 stars
    This recipe was fast and easy, and very delicious. The cookies come out just as it described. Will definitely be making these again.

  10. 5 stars
    Did this recipe change? I’ve been using 3/4 brown sugar and 1 cup granulated sugar lol. Still tastes amazing both ways! Love it! They don’t last long hehe

  11. 5 stars
    Very delicious and easy clean up. I added 1-1/2 tsp. of expresso powder and chopped pecans to my cookies also.

  12. 5 stars
    Totally the way I used to make cookies growing up! Who wanted to wait to chill the dough?! Great recipe!

  13. These were so easy and delicious! I made a half batch and did two trays with nine cookies each. I did reduce the sugar by a third (so 1/3 C brown sugar and 1/4 C white sugar for my half batch) and only did 140g of chocolate chips. I put the dough in the freezer for about 15 minutes before shaping into balls, and then put each tray in the freezer another five minutes before baking. This kept the cookies from spreading and they turned out perfectly! Perfectly sweet and I sprinkled them with a bit of sea salt on top, so good. I love the slightly crispy edges with the soft gooey middle. It only took 9 minutes for my cookies. I will definitely be using this recipe for a quick batch of cookies after dinner!

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I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

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