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Freshly baked cookies in 30 minutes! The perfectly chewy easy chocolate chip cookies use one bowl, a spoon to mix and no dough chilling.
I’ve been working on our own chocolate chip cookie recipe for months. I heard feedback from you on Instagram that although you loved the NY Times chocolate chip cookie and Chick-fil-A copycat cookie, you wanted one that was easy, used one type of flour and didn’t need to refrigerate 24 hours.
After testing dozens and dozens of cookies, I’m proud to introduce to you these Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies!
I started with our cranberry almond chocolate chip cookies that people on Pinterest love. I was tweaking different things about the recipe, but one time I was moving too quickly and totally forgot the white sugar.
And guess what? My mistake proved to be what I was looking for! The white sugar seemed to be making the cookies spread too much. By leaving it out, the cookies baked thicker and with all of the chocolate, none of my taste testers missed the sugar. NOTE: If you think the cookies aren’t sweet enough, go ahead and add in ¼ cup of granulated sugar (or even just 2 tablespoons) to sweeten the dough slightly. They will also spread slightly more with the white sugar.
The cookies were perfect the first day and even into the second day. But I felt like the outside got just slightly dry on the 3rd day at room temperature. So we added in a touch of heavy cream (just like our cinnamon roll recipe trick!) and that extra fat added just the right amount of softness and moisture to the cookies.
Here’s how the ingredients work and why they are important.
These cookies will bake at 375º Fahrenheit*. Cookies bake best if you use a non-stick silicone baking sheet. They help the cookies bake more evenly.
*Note: If you’d like the cookies to not be as dark around the edges, bake at 350º Fahrenheit for 9-10 minutes.
These cookies are best stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature. Then place them in the freezer. I prefer to double wrap them in the freezer to prevent any drying out.
This recipe is designed with special ingredients so that your cookies should not end up flat. If you have issues with this recipe or another cookie recipe, try these tips.
Yes. Dark brown sugar works beautifully.
Yes! Here are our tips for freezing cookie dough.
Yes! Potato chip cookies are so good. If you haven’t tried them, you’re missing out!