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No Fuss Chocolate Chip Cookies

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


  • 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.
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Calories: 200kcal