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No Fuss Chocolate Chip Cookies

Farah Abumaizar
Your basic no fuss, easy throw together chocolate chip cookies that take everyday pantry ingredients and turn them into soft and chewy delicious cookies.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 200 kcal


  • 1 stick butter, softened 113 g
  • 3/4 cup tightly packed brown sugar (I like using 1/2 cup light brown and 1/4 cup dark brown, but you can use either or) 150 g total
  • 1/4 cup white sugar 50 g
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour 220 g
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks
  • flaky salt for topping, optional


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or a handheld mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar for 5 minutes on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Once five minutes is over, add in egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix until combined. Add these dry ingredients to the butter mixture on low speed, and mix until just combined.
  • Using a wooden spoon or spatula, mix in chocolate chips or chunks until just combined. Place bowl of dough in fridge for at least 30 minutes to chill.
  • While dough is chilling, heat oven to 180 C (350F). Portion dough out into heaped 1 tbsp-2 tbsp sized dough pieces on parchment paper lined baking sheets. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until golden brown on the edges but still soft in the center. Cool until cookies firm up, then enjoy, still warm.


Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen.
Keyword cookies, chocolate