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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

A classic chocolate chip cookie recipe with crisp, buttery edges and chewy, doughy middles. These cookies are loaded with your favorite chocolate chips this recipe is easy to make in one bowl. This is the perfect chocoalte chip cookie recipe for your next family get together and is a favorite after school snack in our house.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Dough Chilling2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 32 cookies
Calories: 166kcal


  • mixing bowl
  • cookie scoop
  • quarter sheet pan
  • half sheet pan


  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, slightly melted and then cooled I melt for 30 seconds in microwave, some lumps will remain
  • ¾ cup (150g) packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ¼ cups (290g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips


  • Place butter into your favorite glass mixing bowl and melt for 30-45 seconds in the microwave. You want the butter to be mostly melted with just a few lumps remaining. 
  • Next, you'll add the brown sugar and granulated sugar. Mix by hand until well combined.
  • Add the two eggs and vanilla. Mix well to combine.
  • Add the dry ingredients - flour, baking soda and salt to the butter and eggs. Mix until well combined. Gently fold in your chocolate chips
  • Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least one hour. Use your cookie scoop to make balls of cookie dough. Arrange the dough on a quarter sheet pan and return to the refrigerator or transfer to the freezer for at least one hour. After an hour, move on to baking your cookies or transfer the cookie dough to a freezer bag for future baking.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Arrange the balls of frozen cookie dough at least 2 inches apart on a parchment or silicone baking mat lined half sheet pan
    Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are just golden brown and the middles look just a little underdone.


I sometimes scoop the cookie dough and throw it in the freezer for 30-40 minutes before baking if I don't have the time to wait for it to chill in the refrigerator. 


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 2mg