Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe that makes super soft chocolate, super yummy chip cookies – no mixer necessary, no chilling needed.
Published 8/16/16. Updated with new photos and tips 10/3/18.
I’ve made a lot of chocolate chip cookies. A lot a lot. Probably more cookies than I should say.
Sometimes, I break out my mixer and make a recipe like my brownie cookie recipe that needs time to chill.
Other times, I want cookies five minutes ago. When those cookie cravings hit, I need a simple, easy, go-to cookie that I can whip up in just a few minutes.
This Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is just such a recipe.
What makes this the simplest chocolate chip cookie recipe?
It uses basic pantry staple ingredients. Also, it is so fast and so easy – no mixer needed, no chilling required – that the cookies can be mixed up and baked in less than twenty minutes.
Can I use an electric mixer?
Sure! You can use one if you would prefer.
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Tools used to make Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe:
Cookie Scoop: This is the cookie scoop I have. I use it so much that I bought a second one. It’s great for scooping cookies, mini muffins, and even meatballs.
Silicone Spatula: A great all-purpose spatula is a must-have. I have two of these spatulas, and I use them for mixing, scraping, and stirring. Mine have held up well, and I like that they’re heat-resistant.
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Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- 1/2 cup (113 g) butter
- 1/2 cup (99 g) granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup (54 g) brown sugar packed
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 3/4 cups (210 g) all-purpose flour¹
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup (170 g) semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Microwave the butter for about 40 seconds. Butter should be completely melted but shouldn't be hot.
- In a large bowl, mix butter with the sugars until well-combined.
- Stir in vanilla and egg until incorporated.
- Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Please read the recipe note about properly measuring flour.
- Mix dough until just combined. Dough should be soft and a little sticky but not overly sticky.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Scoop out 1.5 tablespoons of dough (medium cookie scoop) and place on baking sheet.
- Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until cookies are set. They will be puffy and still look a little underbaked in the middle.²
- Be sure to fluff and then scoop and sweep to measure the flour. Too much flour will result in a dry or crumbly cookie.
- Don't over-bake the cookies, or you won't end up with soft cookies. Several people have said that they've needed to bake the cookies for longer. Since oven temps can vary, I suggest starting with the listed baking time and increasing the time as needed.
- Nutrition facts are estimates.
Adapted from Pinch of Yum.