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The Best Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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 Time12 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best chocolate chip cookies recipe, chocolate chip cookie recipe, Easy chocolate chip cookies recipe
Servings: 39 cookies
Calories: 164kcal
Author: Amanda Finks


  • 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 1/2 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 1/2 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 1/2 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