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My Favourite Chocolate Chip Cookies

My Favourite Chocolate Chip Cookies – These cookies are deliciously soft, thick, big on flavour, and stuffed full of melty chocolate chips. They are a favourite for a reason!

An overhead shot of scattered Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Hey guys! Let me introduce you to my all-time favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe, AKA the best chocolate chip cookies you’ll ever try. Well, in my opinion anyway, and I’ve tested enough cookie recipes to know I’ve found my favourite. πŸ™‚

These chocolate chip cookies are super soft, thick, and full of flavour. If you’re a big cookie fan, you have got to give these a try!Β 

Close-up shot of Chocolate Chip Cookies.

A tall stack of Chocolate Chip Cookies.

As well as being incredibly delicious, these cookies are also super quick and easy to make. In fact, the hardest part about this recipe is waiting for these cookies to cool down before devouring! Although, I will encourage you try one whilst it’s still warm from the oven…

Ingredients for My Favourite Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  • plain/all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • cornflour/cornstarch
  • salt
  • unsalted butter
  • light brown sugar
  • caster/granulated sugar
  • large egg
  • vanilla extract
  • chocolate chips OR chunks

To make these chocolate chip cookies, simply whisk together all of the dry ingredients, then set aside. Whisk together the butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla, then fold in the dry ingredients until just combined. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips.

Roll the cookie dough into 1.5oz balls, and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper or silicone mat. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes. Your cookies should look slightly under-baked with lightly browned edges. Don’t worry, they’ll firm up as they cool down!

TIP: For extra thick cookies, freeze the dough balls for an hour before baking. You’re welcome.Β ♥

A bitten Chocolate Chip Cookie being held by hand.

Tall stack of Chocolate Chip Cookies next to glass of milk.

These Chocolate Chip Cookies are:

  • deliciously soft and thick
  • packed full of vanilla flavour
  • super quick and easy to make
  • loaded with chocolate chips
  • perfect for sharing
  • freezer-friendly

This recipe makes about 18 decent sized cookies, making it perfect for sharing with family and friends!

If you happen to have any leftover cookies, they keep fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Want to make them for a later date? Cookie dough balls can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days, or frozen for up to 3 months. Bake straight from frozen.

A bitten Chocolate Chip Cookie balanced on top of glass of milk.

My Favourite Chocolate Chip Cookies - These cookies are deliciously soft, thick, big on flavour, and stuffed full of melty chocolate chips. They are a favourite for a reason!

Try these delicious cookies next!

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Post originally published in April 2016. Recipe and photos updated in May 2018.


A bitten Chocolate Chip Cookie being held by hand.
5 from 2 votes
My Favourite Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yields: 18 cookies
Calories: 195 kcal

These cookies are deliciously soft, thick, big on flavour, and stuffed full of melty chocolate chips. They are a favourite for a reason!

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups plain/all-purpose flour 250g
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour/cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted, 115g
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar 150g
  • 1/4 cup caster/granulated sugar 50g
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chunks 175g
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4, and line a baking tray with parchment paper, or a silicone mat. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cornflour, and salt. Set aside.

  3. Whisk together the melted butter and sugars until combined. Add the egg, and vanilla, and mix until combined. Add the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

  4. Roll the dough into 1.5oz balls, and place onto the prepared baking tray. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking tray for 5 - 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Cookies stay fresh, kept in an airtight container, at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Cookie dough balls can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days, or frozen for up to 3 months. Bake from frozen for an extra minute.

The calories are an estimate only.

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63 Comments

  • Reply
    Tamara
    16th April 2016 at 1:55 pm

    My husband is the baker at our house, so I don’t have a favorite cookie recipe… Maybe I should pass this one along to him; it does look delicious! Gorgeous photos, too πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      16th April 2016 at 2:24 pm

      Thanks, Tamara! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Kim @ Three Olives Branch
    16th April 2016 at 3:55 pm

    I agree, soft cookies are the best! Not a fan of crunchy cookies at all. These look great!

  • Reply
    Beth
    16th April 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Yum! I want one right now! I’m hungry and they look positively perfect!

  • Reply
    Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily
    16th April 2016 at 5:40 pm

    I don’t bake very often but this is really making me want to whip out my apron and mixer!

  • Reply
    Sam | Ahead of Thyme
    16th April 2016 at 5:50 pm

    I love soft, chewy and thick cookies! Looks like I will have to try this recipe, thank you!

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    Natalie
    17th April 2016 at 8:13 am

    Looks really yummy πŸ™‚ I’m a big fan of soft cookies. I want one right now with my morning tea πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      17th April 2016 at 10:11 am

      Thanks, Natalie!

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    Amanda
    17th April 2016 at 3:01 pm

    These cookies look like perfection! Melt-in-your-mouth is just how I like my chocolate chip cookies. I just want to reach through the screen and take one!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      18th April 2016 at 8:35 am

      Thanks, Amanda!

  • Reply
    kushi
    18th April 2016 at 2:59 am

    Looks amazingly delicious and gorgeous.

  • Reply
    demeter | beaming baker
    18th April 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Your favorite chocolate chip cookies look absolutely incredible! I love how they look sort of light and airy, but also perfectly indulgent as well. πŸ™‚ That golden color is just perfection, isn’t it? Super interesting to see that you added in a bit of cornflour too. Thanks for sharing your baking genius as always Marsha. Of course, I’ll be pinning this! Have a great week!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      18th April 2016 at 6:55 pm

      Thanks, Demeter! You too! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    18th April 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Everything you bake is delish, Marsha, so if these are your favorite CCC’s I can only imagine how yummy these taste! They look perfectly soft and 100% delicious! I’ll take 5 dozen please! Cheers, girl!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      18th April 2016 at 6:54 pm

      Thanks, Cheyanne! πŸ™‚

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    Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
    18th April 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Yay for chocolate chip cookies! I love soft, chewy cookies and these look delicious. A classic for sure. I’ll take a dozen, please πŸ˜‰

    • Reply
      Marsha
      18th April 2016 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks, Dawn! Sending a dozen your way! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply
    Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking
    18th April 2016 at 3:20 pm

    They look great, Marsha. I love how the chocolate hasn’t been covered by the dough. You can’t beat a soft chewy chocolate chip cookie.

    I made some with brown butter, and they were fab too.

  • Reply
    Brie
    18th April 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Team soft chocolate chip cookies!!! Gorgeous cookies though I don’t know how you get any baked that cookie dough looks ridiculously tempting πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      18th April 2016 at 6:52 pm

      Thanks, Brie! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Kari
    18th April 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Chocolate chip cookies are my husband’s favorite dessert. I win points whenever I make them!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  • Reply
    Rahul @samosastreet.com
    18th April 2016 at 7:20 pm

    These cookies sound and look delicious – I want a dozen just for myself!. Loving all the chocolate chunks! Yum.

  • Reply
    Robin
    19th April 2016 at 12:43 am

    What is caster sugar? I have never heard of that. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      19th April 2016 at 8:13 am

      Caster sugar is superfine sugar, but you can also use granulated sugar πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Marvellina @ What To Cook Today
    19th April 2016 at 3:03 am

    These just look so perfect !!!!!!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      19th April 2016 at 8:14 am

      Thanks, Marvellina! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Holly
    19th April 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Chocolate chip cookies are always amazing, and these look soooo scrumptious!

  • Reply
    Shadi
    20th April 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Soft and chewy cookies are totally our favorite! I was thinking of making some chocolate chip cookies this week and I’m going to try your recipe for sure!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      21st April 2016 at 8:17 am

      Thanks, Shadi! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Liz @ Ready to Yumble
    20th April 2016 at 10:33 pm

    These are actually some of the most beautiful chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever seen! Seriously, so smooth and even…if they taste half as good as they look, they’re winners!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      21st April 2016 at 8:18 am

      Thanks, Liz! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    20th April 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Marsha, these are the prettiest chocolate chip cookies I think I’ve ever seen! These are my most favorite cookies ever and I can tell that these are all the things I love about chocolate chip cookiesβ€”soft, chewy, and full of chocolate chips! Can’t wait to try your version!!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      21st April 2016 at 8:18 am

      Thanks, Joscelyn! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Linda @ Today She Loves
    21st April 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Yum, I saw this on your IG account and literally drooled! These look so soft and melts in your mouth.

  • Reply
    Sues
    22nd April 2016 at 12:37 pm

    These chocolate chip cookies really do look perfect!! Definitely adding them to my must-try list πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      23rd April 2016 at 8:44 am

      Thanks, Sues! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
    22nd April 2016 at 4:54 pm

    I can see why these are your favorite, they look perfect!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      23rd April 2016 at 8:44 am

      Thanks, Jessica!

  • Reply
    Blair
    22nd April 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Chocolate Chip Cookies are the absolute favorite in our house. The kids can’t get enough of them! I need to try this recipe the next time. They look perfect!

  • Reply
    Adina
    24th April 2016 at 7:24 am

    The cookies look amazing, I could actually eat that unbaked bowl of dough…

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    Amanda {Striped Sptaula}
    24th April 2016 at 8:41 am

    Oh how I love a thick, chewy chocolate chip cookie! Especially when the chocolate chips are still melty. πŸ™‚ These look perfect!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      25th April 2016 at 8:49 am

      Thanks, Amanda! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Marvellina @ What To Cook Today
    25th April 2016 at 8:03 pm

    These definitely look very delicious. I love adding corn starch to some of my baking recipes too, it just makes it more soft!!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      26th April 2016 at 8:18 am

      Thanks, Marvellina! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Tara | Deliciously Declassified
    25th April 2016 at 11:41 pm

    I’m always up for trying a new chocolate chip cookie recipe! These look perfect. This cookie just never gets old πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      26th April 2016 at 8:18 am

      Thanks, Tara! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Naheela
    2nd June 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Hi, i would like to make these for a party..is it better to prep the dough and put it in the fridge and bake when needed or bake the cookies and heat when required?

    • Reply
      Marsha
      2nd June 2017 at 4:17 pm

      Hi Naheela! It’s entirely up to you. Cookies will stay fresh in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Cookie dough balls can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days, or frozen for up to 3 months. Bake from frozen for an extra minute. Personally, I would keep refrigerated, and bake them on the day I’ll be serving them πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Demeter | Beaming Baker
    3rd May 2018 at 5:49 pm

    These cookies look fantastic! Now I’m definitely craving something sweet and packed with chocolate!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      4th May 2018 at 2:12 pm

      Thanks, Demeter! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Alison
    8th May 2018 at 2:58 am

    Will these stay soft after a day or two in an air tight container?

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