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5 from 2 votes

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies is a simple and delicious cookie recipe. It makes a dozen cookies and the best refrigerated cookie dough that you will want to keep on hand to make cookies on the ready.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 12
Calories: 250kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ⅛ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, add the 1 ⅛ cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and ½ teaspoon salt and lightly whisk just until it is combined and set aside.
  • In a separate medium-size bowl, with an electric mixer. Mix the ½ cup softened butter, 6 tablespoons brown sugar, and 6 tablespoons granulated sugar until combined. Then mix in the 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until combined.
  • Slowly add in the dry flour mixture and add in a little at a time until all of the flour is combined into the batter and you do not see any traces of flour left in the batter.
  • Set the electric mixer aside and fold in the chocolate chips using a wooden spoon or plastic spatula until they are well distributed throughout the cookie dough mixture.
  • Place the cookie dough on some plastic wrap and pop into the refrigerator for at least 1 hour (until firm) or until you are ready to bake them. 
  • If you decide to only bake a few at a time, this batter will last in the refrigerator for about 3 weeks and if you need longer time than that you may freeze it up to 1 month.
  • When you are ready to bake, remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator and using a knife divide the dough into 12 even cookies. Roll each cookie into a ball and place on a cookie sheet that has been lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Leave 1 to 2 inches between each cookie because they will spread during the cooking process.
  • Place the cookies into a preheated oven and bake at 325 degrees F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown. Remove the baked cookies from baking sheet and place on a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely.
  • This recipe yields 1 dozen easy chocolate chip cookies, if you would like more, then feel free to double or triple the recipe. You can also add nuts and/or change the type of chocolate used.

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 266IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2mg