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Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Easiest chocolate chip cookie recipe - no mixer, no chilling necessary. Also, check out the video just above the recipe!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 138kcal
Author i Heart Eating

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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

Video

Notes

  1. Be sure to fluff and then scoop and sweep to measure the flour. Too much flour will result in a dry or crumbly cookie.
  2. 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.
  3. Nutrition facts are estimates.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 57mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2.6% | Calcium: 1% | Iron: 5.3%