There is nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked cookies, and if you have one go to Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe then definitely make sure its this one!
I love to bake, especially easy yummy recipes like this! I have tried many different recipes online and this is by far the best Chocolate Chip Cookie in my humble opinion!
The secret to most good cookies lies in chilling the dough, especially for cookies that require melted butter as the main ingredient. Otherwise you will find your cookies will melt all over the tray and be thin.
My cookies tend to always be a slightly different shape and size each time I make them, I think it is to do with lots of factors, but they always taste good so it is a great fail safe recipe to have on hand. It is versatile too, you can switch out the chocolate chips for a combo of chocolate drops or dried fruits.
I always double this recipe and freeze half of it in one or two containers – it is wonderful to know you have cookie dough on hand for the kids after school or unexpected visitors – I have even thawed it in the microwave once when we had an overwhelming cookie urge at 9pm!
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Happy Baking! Anna xo
Would you please mention of these are baked in a fan forced oven or conventional? Bottom element or top or both together?
All of my recipes are Bake in a conventional oven, not fan forced and middle of the oven for placement.
These are delicious! Some of the best cookies I’ve tried! Will be the go to choc chip recipe now!
Hi Anna, does the butter have to be melted or could you make these with softened butter? Thanks
Melted butter is what works best for this recipe. Can melt in the microwave or stovetop. The outcome is different creaming melted or softened butter but you are welcome to experiment.
Carole Brighouse says
This is now on my weekly baking rota as everyone loves them sooo much. I use my small ice cream scoop to try to get the same size biscuits and usually end up with about 36 or so biscuits each time.
Carole Brighouse says
Making these again now. Never really made biscuits before, but these have now become a family favourite and are requested all the time ?
Hi, when on the tray, do you press down with a fork etc before cooking?
I lightly press down the balls with my fingers
So delicious! Crispy around the edge and chewy and gooey on the inside. And bonus was it made 27 instead of 18 hehehe
Always good to have bonus cookies! Hard to say how many it will make as some days I make them small others they seem huge.
What other sugar can you swap out for brown (I have none in cupboard)?
You can just use white sugar if you have no brown but the outcome will be slightly different.
Whipped up a bach and droppes them off to my mums school for her to share with the other teachers for their first (official) dau back. They raved about them! Great recipe (I am yet to discovered a recipe of yours I don’t like – you’re my go to so please never stop! 🙂 )
That’s wonderful!! What a lovely thing for you to do, I’m delighted you are enjoying my recipes.
Had a batch of this dough in the freezer, so have thawed and mixed cranberries and white choc chips for a Xmas treat to go to kindy teachers!
Brilliant! Great idea
Love these but only allowed to cook half of them as raw dough always tastes so much better. I know we shouldn’t eat raw dough with egg I it but hasn’t hurt me yet.
Hi, am I able to freeze the cookie dough?
Thanks great recipe.
Yes definitely – we often make a double batch and freeze a lot of it. Allow it to thaw before baking.
I made these cookies using GF flour, with a combination of dark and white chocolate. I also left in the oven for twice as long… the first tray unintentionally!
The result is a harder cookie with a crisp texture.
As I made quite large balls, the resulting cookie is very, very similar to the large cookie time cookies! Kids & partner were very happy with the result and 0% GF complaints!
Wonderful!! Yes the longer you leave them in the crispier they will be, and some love that. Enjoy
I tried these and what a success in my house! My husband is a fan of choc chip cookies and said these were the best I had made, thankyou!
That’s great to hear! Thank you for your feedback ☺️
Love love love this recipe.
Can I reduce sugar in this recipe (is much too much- is not “health” issue, just over-sweetness) Recently I used another your recipe, for double chocolate cookies. First batch was great but crazy sweet. I reduced sugar and the second batch was just a heaven in mouth 🙂 Thank you. Is this recipe possible to modify? I’m from old World so usually in need to reduce American’s recipes sugar 3-4x (I guess the decades of Harvard “sugar research” cheating and sugar business created huge difference of sugar tolerance :(, I made a kind of survey, all people from Europe and Asia need to reduce sugar in local recipes) and feel surprised when for someone butter with salt is ordinary 🙂 But I love your page and your recipes, they are all great (even when I have to diminish some sugar ingredients 😛 ) Thank you for the wonderful baking recipes source!
You are welcome to modify my recipes in any way you choose, however as always you cannot expect the outcome to be the same, some people modify recipes then message me to say it didn’t work which is somehow my fault ?. But go for it, great to see people making them work for their tastes and lifestyle. Have a lovely day ☺️
Gail Johns says
Lovely cookies but I’m not convinced that the yield is 18 as it says at top of recipe – I’ve ended up with 48 cookies!! Not small ones either – but plenty to freeze/giveaway ???
Possibly a good point!!! I will have to make it again and count better as I eat them 🙂 enjoy
Anne-Marie Franks says
Just making these for the first time, they are so easy and the mixture is looking great. Do you usually set the oven on fan bake or normal bake??
Normal bake for most of my recipes. Enjoy
I made these to the recipe last week… now in lockdown living in France, I had to improvise as there were no chocolate chippies (or chocoloate!) in the cupboard, so I used sultanas (soaked in a bit of rum) instead, and they turned out delicious!
What a great idea! Thank you for sharing and take care xo
Just made these but swapped out the chocolate chips for Whittakers caramelised white chocolate! Highly recommend turned out great!!
Oh wow delicious!!!
Rodrigo Macias says
I am making these tonight! My first cookies ever, wish me luck! Gracias for the recipe ??
I hope it went well!
Just made a batch if these. I bookmarked the page when they popped up on my Facebook newsfeed.
Best cookies ever!!!!
My 5 year old son thinks I am some kind of cookie genius. He had fun making the balls and putting the ingredients into the mixer.
Sensational…thanks so much!!!
Great Megan!!! I am so pleased, they are seriously good aren’t they. Great gifts too! 😀 Thanks for letting me know. Anna
Karen Price says
Wow! These sound super yummy! I’m going to make these tonight for my daughter’s class shared lunch tomorrow!
One of my favourite cookie recipes – enjoy 🙂
Your cookies definitely look great to me 🙂
Just a Mum says
Thanks! Going to make a batch tomorrow with the girls so will update the post with better pics! 🙂
I actually like this one too : )) But let’s see how the next one turns out 😉