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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies (from scratch)

Course Baking, Dessert
Keyword Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Author hannahmageerd


  • 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a cookie sheet or spray it with non-stick cooking spray. In a mixing bowl with electric beaters, beat together butter and brown sugar.
  • Add white sugar and beat together again until well combined. Add the egg and vanilla extract then beat until combined.
  • To the mixture, add the all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt and beat to combine. Finally, pour in the chocolate chips and beat one final time until they're well dispersed into the cookie dough.
  • Scoop the cookie dough by the (heaping) tablespoon onto your cookie sheet. There should be enough dough for 12 cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the cookies appear puffy and just barely golden. Be aware not to overbake - I recommend removing from the oven even if they don't appear done - gooey cookies are better than crunchy, over-baked ones!
  • Let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes after removing from the oven. Using a spatula, transfer them to a wire cooking rack and cool for another 20 minutes (but be sure to enjoy a few fresh out of the oven)! Store in an airtight container.