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 86 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
    Cookies are delicious, I’m in south Texas humidity is very high. Had to cook mine for 14 minutes. Which I’m use to adjusting cooking time on recipes I get on line. I set timer for time specified and watch close till done. But great recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe several times and it’s always a hit. I’ve substituted triple filtered coconut oil for the butter for those who need that and it still tastes amazing!

  3. 5 stars
    This is the best cookies I have ever tasted. Pure heaven. The only thing I noticed was before I baked it, it was really chunky and not liquidy at all like in your videos. It may just be the product I use, cause I am pretty sure I did everything right.

    1. 5 stars
      So easy and quick and delicious.. Now this is my favorite chocolate chip cookie. I am now retired after owning a cooking school for many years.

  4. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. Followed recipe exactly. Nice fat, cookies, soft in the middle, a little crisp around the edges. Wanted to post a photo, but no option.

    Thanks, Amanda for this keeper chocolate chip cookie recipe!🍪

    1. I would like to try this recipe but I live at elevation of 8500 feet and every cookie I try to make does not come out well. Can you give me the adjusted recipe for this elevation.

  5. 5 stars
    This is a fantastic, EASY recipe! Easily the tastiest one I’ve ever had. Thank you! Trust her on the scoop size (I did)- and your cookies will be perfect!!!

  6. 5 stars
    This is the recipe I have been using for years and others ask me to share it with them. These are seriously amazing cookies and easy to quickly make!

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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