The Best Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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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

4.99 from 83 votes
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


Servings 39 cookies
Calories 164 kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


*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.


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
    This recipe is everything it claims: quick, easy and DELICIOUS. Honestly, I think it’s the best chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever eaten.
    We bake for 9 minutes instead of 10, and they come out of the oven looking just like the ones in the video. 😉

  2. 5 stars
    Like another reviewer, my batter came out a little runny. Next time, I’ll add a half cup of flour or so. Even so, these cookies turned out terrific and will be my go to recipe!!! Can I cut the sugar down a little?
    Thank you so much for sharing!! I just wish I wasn’t working from home so I could share them with my co-workers.

  3. 5 stars
    Very good cookies! And did I mention easy? The texture was perfect. Just the right amount of chewy. Like the recipe says, do not over bake. Will definitely make these again!

  4. I don’t often write reviews. There are so many chocolate chip cookie recipes out there. But these are easy….and yes, delicious! I love the soft, but chewy texture. Perfect! Do not over bake. Very easy to mix together! Will make these again!!

  5. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this chocolate chip cookie recipe. I have been looking for one and this is the easiest, simplest and the BEST!!!! I have made this so many times already. Kids love it, my friends love it, I cannot stop eating it!! Even the dough is delicious!! Thanks again. I have found my forever chocolate cookie recipe. Much love. Keep baking!!! God bless to you!

  6. 5 stars
    Perfect and easy recipe. Cookies are slightly crisp on bottom and chewy in the middle. These are the cookies I remember from childhood.

  7. Mark my words, I am an awful baker, nothing ever turns out right, I blame it on the oven, but it’s just me. So I can honestly say I was stunned—and so was my family—that this truly perfect cookie was made by ME!! My flour & brown sugar were even a little expired (since I’d given up on baking, but they still turned out amazing! Thank you for the awesome recipe!! If these can turn out delicious for me, they absolutely will for you, too! Not that I’m ready to become a full-time baker or anything, but still… Give these a try, you’ll be glad you did!

  8. I made these twice, the first time normally and they were amazing, but the second time I accidentally added only half the butter (130g roughly) and they turned out WAY better, seriously addicting. the only problem is that they take longer to bake, roughly 15-20 min.

  9. 5 stars
    I have made over 100 cookies using this recipe and they always turn out amazing! Thank you for sharing!

  10. 5 stars
    This recipe is very easy and the cookies come out perfect! The inside of the cookie was soft and chewy, the outside was a little crunchy. Yummy. This will be my go to recipe from now on. Thank you!

  11. 5 stars
    This is the PERFECT chocolate chip cookie recipe! I halved the ingredients to make a smaller batch. Absolutely delicious. I was nervous about the ten minute bake time (I initially thought it would be too short) but it was perfect. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us!!!

  12. 5 stars
    I made these cookies! They came out big & perfect@ I even teased my mom with one! Or maybe two.😉
    PS if you do want them a little cruncher let the sit in the oven like two extra minutes. But not to long. Unless you want to try it that way. Good luck & yummy to me & my mom!

  13. 5 stars
    Such a simple recipe and easy to make. Had to cut a couple corners and used jumbo eggs and baking powder and came out looking like a sheet cake and burnt black to ashes. After cutting off the burnt edges, the salvaged bits tasted great!

  14. 5 stars
    I just got finished making these cookies and I have to say I was amazed! If you bake a lot like I do for hungry grandkids you know that saving time is everything. I can not get over how easy this recipe is! No mixer! No chilling! No waiting for butter to soften! Thank you so much for this recipe! I will never use another recipe again! Fantastic!

  15. I followed this recipe exactly and they turned out horrible. The batter was more liquidy than most cookie recipes I’ve made before and they were flat and melted together in the oven.

    1. 5 stars
      I made these cookies and they were AWESOME! I made six of them and froze the rest of the dough so I could make them again! 6/5

  16. 5 stars
    I made these cookies last night with the help of my 9 year old. My son said “even the dough is good”.. The most easy and simple recipe. The cookies were amazing!!!!! I love the buttery taste as well as the chocolate chip. My husband even said they were great with his coffee. Thanks for sharing and these will continue to be a “must have” in our household.

    1. 5 stars
      I read this comment before I made these and it was a selling point, big fans of cookie dough in this house. Sebrina’s son is absolutely right.. I had to excuse myself from the kitchen between sheets to keep from eating up all the dough!

  17. 5 stars
    I have made these several times with this recipe, and they have come out perfect every time. So simple and so easy. Thank you for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe!

  18. 5 stars
    Made these with the 3 year old I babysit, turned out pretty good! Not sure if I missed a step or an ingredient but the dough was pretty sticky and runny. It ended up delicious and a great opportunity for a “might look different but still good inside” lesson. I’m sure we will make these again, it was a perfect way to spend the rainy day inside!

  19. 5 stars
    Made these this morning…..they are delicious and so easy. No waiting for butter to soften. will definitely make again.

About Amanda Finks

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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