Easy chocolate chip cookies recipe

August 28, 2021 Last updated: August 1, 2023
Easy chocolate chip cookies recipe

For years I have been baking the most delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies with this easy recipe. With all of my baking tips in this chocolate chip cookie recipe, you can bake them at home too!

Chocolate chip cookies recipe

This recipe is my basic recipe for chocolate chip cookies. I have made all kinds of variations on this recipe, but a good starter recipe is essential. To be honest, this is also the cookie recipe I make the most.

I like to tell you more about this recipe, the ingredients and of course I also give baking tips and answer frequently asked questions about these chocolate chip cookies.

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Chocolate chip cookie ingredients

My recipe for homemade chocolate chip cookies contains 8 ingredients. If you’re lucky, you’ll have all the ingrediënts in stock and can bake these cookies right away.

  • Butter. I like to use unsalted butter.
  • Brown sugar. This variety of sugar give the cookies the best taste and structure.
  • Egg. I like to use a medium egg, which weighs 50 grams.
  • Vanilla extract. Use homemade vanilla extract or store bought. You can even replace it with vanilla sugar or a vanilla bean.
  • Flour. For almost every recipe, I use all purpose flour.
  • Salt. A small pinch is enough.
  • Baking soda. This gives the cookies their chewy texture.
  • Chocolate chips. I mean, what would a chocolate chip cookie be without chocolate chips? Use a flavor you like most. I mostly use dark and/or milk chocolate chips.

Perfectly round cookies

To get your cookies perfectly round, use a round cutter immediately after they come out of the oven. I always use a large cutter from this set of round metal cutters. You put the cutter around the cookie and spin it around so the cookies get a nice round shape.

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How to make chocolate chip cookies - FAQ

Room temperature

Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature. This is an important rule for baking (unless the recipe states otherwise, of course).

Chocolate chips or chopped chocolate?

You can buy these ready-made, but chopping up a bar of chocolate is also fine. I did the latter myself this time, for a rustic look. Just don’t chop it too finely.

Chocolate chip cookies without brown sugar

I always use brown sugar, but if you can’t find it, you can use dark brown sugar or white sugar as well. Just remember that this affects the color of the cookies as well as the taste and texture.

Allow the dough to rest

Most cookie recipes say to let the dough rest in the fridge for at least an hour, but it’s better to allow even more time for this. I left my dough in the fridge all night and did not proceed with it until a day later, which made for the most beautiful and tasty. They rise more, and the texture is also better

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Chocolate chip cookies recipe

Make your own homemade chocolate chip cookies with this easy recipe. I'll tell you how to make it!
Servings: 16 cookies


  • 100 grams of unsalted butter
  • 150 grams of brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200 grams of all purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 100 grams of chocolate chips
  • extra chocolate chips for decoration


  • Add butter and brown sugar in a bowl and mix a few minutes until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until incorporated.
  • Add flour, salt and baking soda and turn off the mixer once the flour is incorporated. Mix the chocolate chips into the dough.
  • Let the dough rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour (but preferably overnight), then divide the dough into 16 equal pieces.
  • Roll balls of the pieces of dough and place them on the baking sheet, allow sufficient space between the cookies. I usually need 2-3 baking sheets to bake all the cookies. Press some extra pieces of chocolate in the dough (see the baking tip for two possible ways).
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 170 °C/340 °F (conventional oven) for 12-14 minutes until golden brown. The cookies will be slightly soft after baking. Let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then move them to a wire rack where they can cool completely.

You can press some extra pieces of chocolate into the dough beforehand, but it is also possible to do this right after baking while the cookies are still soft.
How to store

In a container outside the refrigerator, the cookies will remain good for 1-2 weeks.

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