Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

A delicious and simple chocolate chip cookie recipe that makes perfectly baked cookies every single time… there’s a very good reason that everyone loves this classic recipe! 

A plate of choc chip cookies.

Lets face it… when it comes to cookies, you really can’t beat a choc chip cookie recipe… they’re the perfect lunchbox treat, cookie tin filler or afternoon tea favourite! Whether it’s this classic recipe (my ALL-TIME favourite), Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies, Choc Chip, Sultana and Cornflake Cookies, Healthy Zucchini, Oat & Chocolate Chip Cookies or devilishly naughty Double Chocolate Chip Cookies… there’s a chocolate chip cookie recipe to suit everyone! 

Choc chip biscuits on a plate.

Choc Chip Cookie Ingredients

The best part about chocolate chip cookies (apart from how AMAZING they taste!) is that you’ve probably got all of the ingredients you need sitting in your pantry and fridge right now…

  • butter
  • caster sugar
  • brown sugar
  • egg
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • bi-carbonate soda
  • plain flour
  • chocolate chips

*scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for ingredient quantities and method

Choc chips around a pile of choc chip cookies.

How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookies In Just 5 Minutes

Yep, 5 minutes prep time is all it takes to whip these bad boys up!

Step 1 – Cream the butter and sugars

Using hand-held beaters, a stand-mixer or a Thermomix, beat the softened butter, brown sugar and caster sugar until pale and creamy. 

Butter, brown sugar and caster sugar in a bowl.

A bowl of creamed sugar and butter.

Step 2 – Beat through the egg, vanilla extract and salt

Continue to beat until combined. 

Egg being added to creamed sugar and butter.

Step 3 – Sift the bi-carbonate soda and plain flour 

Sift over the top and fold through until combined. 

Plain flour and bi-card soda being added to cookie dough.

Cookie dough in a bowl.

Step 4 – Add the chocolate chips

The most important step! Fold through the chocolate chips (I like to use milk chocolate chips for this recipe but you can use dark or white if you prefer). 

Choc chip cookie dough in a bowl.

Step 5 – Chill the dough

Check our my tips below about chilling cookie dough… it’s not totally necessary but HIGHLY recommended!

Chocolate chip cookie dough on a baking tray.

Step 6 – Bake the cookies

Roll into heaped teaspoon-sized balls and bake until lightly golden. 

 

Chilling Cookie Dough

Chilling cookie dough in the fridge before rolling into balls and baking allows time for the fat to solidify, which then helps the cookies to keep their shape when cooked as the fat slowly melts resulting in perfectly round and plump cookies!

While it’s not essential to chill chocolate chip cookie dough, it’s highly recommended and will result in a perfectly baked cookie. 

A half-eaten choc chip cookie.

How To Store Chocolate Chip Cookies

Choc chip cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days (please note: they will soften over time) or frozen for up to 1 month. 

 

More Classic Cookie Recipes

If you’re in need of some more inspiration to fill up your cookie tin, look no further than these old fashioned cookie recipes:

A stack of chocolate chip biscuits.

FAQ

How can I make gluten-free chocolate chip cookies?

Check out this recipe… it’s delicious and gluten-free!

Do you have a Thermomix choc chip cookie recipe?

I sure do! Scroll to the recipe card below and you’ll find the conventional and Thermomix methods. 

Do you have a healthy chocolate chip recipe?

Absolutely! Check out my Healthy Zucchini, Oat and Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe

How many calories are in one cookie?

There’s 154 calories in a standard-sized cookie (made from 1 large heaped teaspoon of dough). 

Can I freeze the unbaked cookie dough?

Absolutely! Roll the dough into a log shape, wrap it in 2 layers of plastic wrap and freeze for up to 1 month. 

 

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A stack of chocolate chip biscuits.

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect and simple... these classic chocolate chip cookies are just like the ones your grandma used to make (maybe even better!!). 
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: sweet
Cuisine: Biscuits/Cookies
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 serves
Calories: 154kcal

Ingredients

  • 150 g butter softened
  • 80 g (1/3 cup) caster sugar
  • 80 g (1/2 cup) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp bi-carbonate soda
  • 225 g (1 1/2 cups) plain flour
  • 220 g chocolate chips

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Line two large baking trays with greaseproof paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the softened butter, caster sugar and brown sugar until pale and creamy.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract and continue to beat until well combined. Add the salt.
  • Sift the bi-carb soda and plain flour over the top of the mixture and fold through.
  • Add the chocolate chips and stir through.
  • Place the dough into the fridge for 15 minutes (optional).
  • Roll into heaped teaspoon sized balls and place onto the prepared trays (leave a gap between each cookie to allow for spreading).
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes or until just lightly golden.
  • Allow to cool slightly on the baking trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Line two large baking trays with greaseproof paper and set aside.
  • Place the softened butter, caster sugar and brown sugar into the Thermomix bowl (with the butterfly inserted). Mix on Speed 4 for 20 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix for a further 40 seconds, Speed 6 (or until pale and creamy).
  • Reduce to Speed 2 and with the butterfly still turning, add the egg and vanilla extract through the MC hole. Increase to Speed 4 for 20 seconds. Remove the butterfly.
  • Add the salt, bi-carb soda and plain flour to the bowl. Mix on Speed 4, 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat for a further 10 seconds.
  • Fold the chocolate chips through with the spatula.
  • Place the dough into the fridge for 15 minutes (optional).
  • Roll into heaped teaspoon sized balls and place onto the prepared trays (leave a gap between each cookie to allow for spreading).
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes or until just lightly golden.
  • Allow to cool slightly on the baking trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Recipe Tips
Creaming the butter and sugars - you can use hand-held beaters, a stand-mixer or Thermomix to cream the butter. Alternatively you can cream the butter and sugars by hand using a wooden spoon. 
Chocolate chips/bits - these can be bought from the baking section of any supermarket. I like to use milk chocolate chips/bits, however, you can replace them with dark or white chocolate, M&Ms, Smarties etc. 
Chilling the dough - chilling the dough in the fridge before rolling into balls and baking allows time for the fat to solidify, which then helps the cookies to keep their shape when cooked as the fat slowly melts resulting in perfectly round and plump cookies. It's not 100% necessary but highly recommended. 
Storing the cookies - store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze the baked cookies for up to 1 month. 
Freezing cookie dough - this dough can be prepared ahead of time and frozen until needed. Roll the dough into a log shape and wrap in 2 layers of plastic wrap before freezing for up to 1 month. 
Calories - There’s 154 calories in a standard-sized cookie (made from 1 large heaped teaspoon of dough). 

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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10 thoughts on “Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid says:

    Yum! These look perfect. It’s so important to get the crispy/chewy balance just right!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hehehe so true!

  2. Belinda says:

    Thanks so much for this recipe – quick, easy and totally delicious!!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Thank you!! These are my faves!

  3. Leann says:

    I love all your recipes!!
    How many cookies can this recipe make?

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Leann, thank you SO much!!! This recipe makes 24 standard sized cookies! xx

  4. Louise Rielly says:

    Making these with Ryder, when we are not doing his new dinosaur puzzle xx

    1. Lucy says:

      Hahahaha love it!!! Nice work!!

  5. Jennifer Algie says:

    5 stars
    Simple to make and delicious. Great for kids lunchboxes. A crowd please.

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