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World’s Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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World’s Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

We are not joking when we says this is the easiest chocolate chip cookie recipe and it’s yummy too

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What’s better than a hot chocolate chip cookie straight out of the oven? Nothing, and it’s that much better when you have a glass of cold milk with that warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie. There are a million recipes out there for chocolate chip cookies, but to be honest, we think this one is the best, we may be biased though. This recipe is simple, quick and next to impossible to mess up! You could say it’s the chocolate chip cookie recipe for dummies 😉

This simple cookie recipe can be prepared in about five minutes, combined in another five and about ten to fifteen minutes to bake. Think about this…you are 20-25 minutes away from enjoying the best cookie you’ve ever eaten.

Start out by pre-heating your oven to 350 degrees. This is an important step that a lot of people take for granted. You can’t make a great cookie in a cold oven.

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Get your mixer out. I, personally use a stand mixer, it is my favorite because it allows me to mix and pour ingredients at the same time. Take 3/4 cup room temperature butter, 3/4 cup granulated sugar and 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar.

Here’s where you can make an important decision. Do you like to use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar? I used light brown sugar this time but either one is great, it just depends on your personal preference. Beat the three ingredients together until creamy.

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You’re going to want to add in the two eggs, one at a time while your mixer is going. Go ahead an add 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla or vanilla extract. Mix until all combined thoroughly.

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Grab a bowl. In the bowl, combine 2 1/4 cups flour plus another two tablespoons flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 3/4 teaspoons salt. After it’s all mixed together, start spooning it in your wet mixture, with the mixer on. If you are hand mixing, make sure the dry and wet is completely mixed together gently before adding the next spoonful of dry ingredients.

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Once everything is combined, add in the chocolate chips. You’ll need a 12 oz package. I am a fan of mixing up chip flavors. Sometimes, I’ll have semi-sweet in the cabinet and other times, I’ll have dark or milk chocolate. Once in a while I even mix the chips together and add them to my batter.  It just depends on my mood as to what kinds of chocolate chips I use. Make sure they are combined well in your cookie mix.

If you like walnuts or pecans in your cookies, go ahead and add them in. They will give the soft, gooey cookie a nice crunch. I did not add nuts in this batch.

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Use a small scoop to measure out the dough. Using non-stick liners on the cookie sheets, scoop out the mix and put them on the pan. This recipe will make about two dozen medium to large cookies. Using the scoop also ensures completely round cookies.

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The cookies will bake 10 to 15 minutes in the oven. Once they are slightly brown on the top, you’ll want to pull them out. Cookies (just like anything else coming out of the oven) will continue to cook once they are out until they cool. After they have set for about 3 minutes, take them off the cookie sheet and place them on cookie cooling racks.

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World’s Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x

Description

This simple cookie recipe can be prepared in about five minutes, combined in another five and about ten to fifteen minutes to bake. Think about this…you are 20-25 minutes away from enjoying the best cookie you’ve ever eaten.


Ingredients

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  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups plus 2 tbsp AP flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 12 oz package of chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together until creamy. Add vanilla to eggs and one egg at a time, add to sugar mixture until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. Slowly, spoon the dry ingredients into the wet until combined.
  4. Add in the chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop batter onto a greased cookie sheet and cook approximately 10-15 minutes, at 350 degrees, until lightly browned.
  6. Let cool and enjoy!

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Enjoy your ooooey, gooey dessert with an ice cold cup of milk!

And, yes, it does hit the spot perfectly!

By on May 14th, 2016

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112 thoughts on “World’s Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe”

  1. I have been having problems with my chocolate chip cookies coming out right lately. And I am absolutely going to try this recipe! Thanks.

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  2. I need to get adventurous and mix my chips! I tend to just make the recipe on the package and be done with it. They make all kinds of flavored chips now I’m seeing. These look sturdy enough to send in the mail too.

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  3. I’m not really good with baking but this recipe looks simple to make & sounds tasty. Going to give it a try!

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  4. These cookies do sound great – for a while, I was making a batch of chocolate chip every week. I like the serving size – about 20 big cookies piled nicely on a plate and a glass of milk sounds just about right – for me!

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  5. I can bake cakes, make pies. but I can’t make good cookies. I will be trying this cookie recipe. I hope they turn out for me.

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  6. Wow, these cookies look incredible! I love the way they turned out from the oven too, they look just the way my favorite cookies do. I use a similar recipe, but I usually include a pack of vanilla pudding mix! I’m going to try this recipe next time I make a batch of cookies though…I can’t wait! Thanks for sharing this easy recipe 🙂

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  7. Truly a favorite in our house too! Love using my stand mixer for cookies! AND, yes the scooper is a GREAT idea & makes it much easier!!!

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  8. Chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite cookies. Seems like this recipe is on the back of the Nestle chocolate chip bag. We have been using this recipe since I was a kid. I also like eating the cookie dough as much as I like eating the cookies.

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  9. Oh this sounds easy, and sooo good! I usually by my Cookies in the Refrigerated Section at the Grocery Store, but I will give this Recipe a try! Thanks so much for the Post, Pictures, and the Recipe!

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  10. I am always looking for a good cookie recipe and this looks good. I know that it will be a winner with my family. I have printed up the recipe.

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  11. CAN,T WAIT THEY ARE BAKING IN THE OVEN AS I LEAVE THIS COMMENT. THE AROMA IS CALLING MY NAME. WOW YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY.

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  12. Those look delicious! I never thought about combining chips before. I have some other kinds of chips in my cupboard that I need to use up, so I’ll have to try making them with a variety of chips. Thanks for the idea.

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  13. (World’s Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe) Chocolate Chip Cookies are the best I think, I am going to have to make these for my grandson real soon-

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  14. those look s good. I’ve been meaning to make some home made choc chip for my son. Think I’ll do this tomorrow.

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  15. You had me at EASY..LOL I have a serious question tho I’m not a baker and you said you can choose between Light brown sugar or dark..What difference would each make in the cookie? Does it affect the coloring of the cookie at all?

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  16. Super easy and looks super yummy! I never thought about using a ice cream scoop before, I definitely need to try!

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  17. Nothing is better than homemade chocolate chip cookies! The easier to make them….the faster we can eat them! Yummy.

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  18. This is the recipe we used in home-ec in the ’70s. Except for the + 2 T. AP flour. I have no idea what AP means, so I will stick to without adding extra flour.

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  19. Want to kick the flavor up to the Max? Add 1 cup diced dried tart cranberries or tart cherries to the batter.

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  20. i love baking and trying new recipes out. these sound easy to make and a delicious snack the whole family can enjoy. thanks for posting! 🙂

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  21. These look so good! I love chewy almost doughy cookies. I usually just use 1 egg and have found that 2 eggs make them more cake like but willing to try!

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  22. ok you got me I am going to get my mixer and stuff together to make a batch now. I love the recipe is looks so easy to make. I had never thought of mixing the chips up but I am going to try that-can’t wait 🙂

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  23. These cookies look delicious, Thank you for another great recipe! Baking is quality time for my daughter and I!

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  24. This looks like a quick, easy and delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe. Saved for my recipe file. thanks,

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  25. This definitely sounds like a super easy cookie recipe! I can’t wait to make some with my daughter, thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  26. I do make them.They are much better homemade!I find store bought ones to be too sugary,full of junk,and the taste is HORRID.

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  27. Yum. These look very similar to mine. To make these even easier you can use the self rising flour and skip the salt/soda – I tried it once when I was out of unbleached all purpose and they came out perfectly – on one could tell the difference and these are my most requested cookies – why mess with the best, right?

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  28. This does look really easy! I would love to give it a try, with the appropriate substitutions for a child with a milk/peanut allergy.

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  29. This looks like and easy and delicious recipe for chocolate chip cookies. I think that’s almost everyone’s favorite cookie!

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  30. Let me just say that you take really good pictures! The cookies in the picture look awesome. I have many, many chocolate chip cookie recipes but can’t seem to find the one I used years ago. Your recipe sounds super easy and they look like the cookies I used to make. So I am going to make some chocolate chip cookies this weekend and hopefully they will turn out like the cookies in your picture. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!
    ha

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  31. Thank you for this recipe. I wrote it down in my notebook so I can make these for my family. I to would use light brown sugar. Again thank you for sharing

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  32. These look absolutely yummy! I can see by your recipe what I have been doing wrong for mine now. I only put 1 stick of margarine and it looks like it needs to be two! Thanks so much for this recipe. I would like to see pantry items in a giveaway. You know like whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda’s, all purpose flours. That would be nice.

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  33. chocolate chip cookies are my all time favorite and I would enjoy this version I am sure. Sometimes I just use all white sugar in mine. Once I used a yellow cake mix as the base and they were very tender and soft and yummy

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  34. This is exactly how I make my cookies now minus the scooper. I usually just use a teaspoon. I had never thought of using a scooper. I am going to have to try one, I like that it is completely uniform.

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  35. These really do look easy… and tasty. Chocolate chip cookies are the one dessert everyone in my family loves! Thanks for the recipe.

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  36. These cookies do look fast and easy……………. BUT I am not much of a cook

    My favorite way is slice and bake cookies 🙂

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  37. I rarely cook. When I do make choc. chip cookies. I follow the recipe on the bag. I think it’s basically the same.

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  38. Chocolate chip bookies are a favorite in my house. I will try this recipe because it sounds easy and I have all the ingredients. Thanks!

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  39. I didn’t realize how quick & simple it could be to bake choc. chip cookies. Not to mention, they look deelish! I can’t wait to try this recipe.

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  40. Yummy!! I love chocolate chip cookies!! They are my all time favorite!! I will be sure to make them. Thank you!!

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  41. These look so good, i don’t know what I am doing wrong, I have tried this recipe out but yet my cookies come out falling apart and dried up loll

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  42. Easy homemade chocolate chip cookies?!? I’ll take it! I think using a scoop and nonstick liners makes such a difference. Those two things have saved me so much time and headache in my baking adventures.

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  43. I love quick and easy recipes! Perfect for making just before the kids get off the school bus. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Ok so the title alone is something I just couldn’t pass up!! I love Chocolate Chip Cookies, but I usually just buy the tub of Toll House because I just get too frustrated. But. I have to admit I never would have thought to use Brown Sugar in a recipe. Sounds like I will be making a list of ingredients to buy so I can say to my kids these really are home made. LOL

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  45. It is always hard to find a great cookie recipe. I have made so many different Chocolate Chip cookies but just can’t seem to find one that I really like. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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  46. Nothing beats a great chocolate chip cookie and a glass of cold milk. This recipe does sound easy enough. Thank you so much for sharing

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  47. Oh man! They look so good! It’s been awhile since I’ve had a homemade chocolate chip cookie straight from the over. Will have to try this!

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  48. My kids favorite cookies is chocolate chip. I will try this recipe and see how they like them. Actually my daughter makes cookies herself now, I just might get her to make them.

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  49. This is a great recipe. I know because it is one of my mom old recipes she gave me. These are indeed good yummy cookies .

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