The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

Want to make perfect chocolate cookies every single time? These really are the best chocolate chip cookies you will ever make!

If there’s one cookie recipe that everyone should know how to bake, it’s the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Actually, the very first recipe I ever remember making was for chocolate chip cookies. They’re just the best things ever! I know there’s about a zillion different variations of chocolate chip cookie recipes out there, but I think I’ve found the perfect one…. and no, it’s not one I made up myself!

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

My very, very favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe is from Donna Hay’s ‘Modern Classics – Book 2’. The recipe also just so happens to be on the same page as the best chocolate caramel slice recipe. If you could see my cookbook you would laugh. That page is covered in cookie dough, teeny bits of sugar and god knows what else. It’s probably the most used page out of any of the cookbooks I own (and there’s a LOT of them!!).

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

You’ll be glad to know that this is also the simplest chocolate chip cookie recipe. It’s a one bowl wonder! There’s nothing fancy-pants at all about it. It’s just a really, really good recipe. The only changes I like to make to the original recipe is to use chocolate chips instead of broken up chocolate (yep, I’m lazy… and chocolate chips are just so easy), and I like to add in a little bit more chocolate than the recipe says to. You can never, ever have too much chocolate!

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you want your cookies to look pretty, add a few extra chocolate chips onto the top of each cookie dough ball before baking. You sooooo don’t need to do this – it’s just for looks!

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

And that’s it… my number one favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe. It’s totally fool-proof and you’ll end up with the most perfect cookies every single time!

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

Want to make perfect chocolate cookies every single time? These really are the best chocolate chip cookies you will ever make!
Course Cookies, lunch box snacks
Cuisine Baking, Biscuits/Cookies, lunch box snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 38
Author Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 125 g butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups plain flour sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 200 g milk or dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 190 degrees (170 if using fan-forced).
  2. Grease and line two baking trays with baking paper.
  3. Beat the softened butter, vanilla and brown sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  5. Gently stir through the chocolate, coconut, baking powder and sifted plain flour.
  6. Roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls.
  7. Place cookie dough balls onto the trays - leaving a gap between each cookie (they will spread during cooking).
  8. Flatten slightly.
  9. Place a couple of extra chocolate chips onto the top of each dough ball (optional... but oh-so-pretty!).
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just slightly browned.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies – Thermomix Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 190 degrees (170 if using fan-forced).
2. Grease and line two baking trays with baking paper.
3. Place butter, brown sugar and vanilla in to the TM bowl.
4. Cream together for 1 minute on Speed 4.
5. With TM still running, add the eggs, one at a time, through the hole in the lid and continue mixing on Speed 4 for 30 seconds.
6. Add the plain flour, baking powder and coconut and knead on Interval Speed for 30 seconds.
7. Add the chocolate chips and stir through with spatula.
8. Roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls.
9. Place cookie dough balls onto the trays – leaving a gap between each cookie (they will spread during cooking).
10. Flatten slightly.
11. Place a couple of extra chocolate chips onto the top of each dough ball (optional… but oh-so-pretty!).
12. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just slightly browned.

38 thoughts on “The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. I am beyond excited about this! I have found popular perfect chop chip cookies on Pinterest but they are American recipes and they have never worked for me. Even one that had been pinned “over 1 million times” was a DISASTER. I mean DISASTER with a capital D. I tried it 4 times!

    Looking forward to trying this one!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh no!! These are definitely no fail!

  2. Oh I love that you added coconut! I’d been thinking of making my next batch with coconut oil, but was concerned how that might affect the spreading. Add the coconut is perfect!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Mmm yes the coconut is the best!

  3. Amanda Paa says:

    thank you for the tip about adding a few chocolate chips to the top of the dough – i always wondered how bakeries made them look so perfect! these look so nice and soft. yum!

  4. I agree you can never have too much chocolate

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely!

  5. What perfect, beautiful little cookies! I want to dunk some in milk right now, mmm.

  6. there is nothing as good as a perfect chocolate chip cookie!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      I couldn’t agree more!

  7. I love chocolate chip cookies especially when there is a warm cup of tea around to dunk them into!
    Gorgeous photography Lucy. Don’t you just love that it’s that FFF time of the week!
    Have a beautiful weekend! xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely to the cup of tea and a cookie and absolutely to FFF!! Have a great weekend 🙂

  8. Those do look perfect, and is it bad that I just want to stuff my face into that bowl of cookie dough? Now that winter is here and my oven can get going, I’m bookmarking this recipe for sure!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Haha no way! That’s perfect! I know… the cooler weather always makes me feel like cookies!

  9. These look picture perfect! Cookie Monster, eat your heart out!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Aww you’re very sweet Sammie!

  10. I love how chewy and delicious these look. I am always on the look out for delicious no fail chocolate chip recipes so can’t wait to give these a try. Pinning!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you!

  11. These look baked to perfection! Must keep this for a special bake for the Mr and son. 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you so much!

  12. Claire says:

    O.M.G i made these the other day but only had white choc chips. Incredible!!! you’ve outdone yourself again!! I’m making another batch today with milk choc chip for the brick layers working on my house.

  13. Christina says:

    Just made these with my 3 year old daughter and they are hands down the best choc chip cookies I’ve ever tasted. And sooooo easy to make. Thank you!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      I am SO happy to hear that!!!! Thank you xx

  14. Maxine Lesbirel says:

    Can’t wait to try these. Although I am sure there won’t be any left – would they freeze well? So pleased to have found this site I have been looking for ages for no bake slice, which you have in abundance and without outrageous ingredients that no one can find anywhere! Thanks

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you so much! You’re so kind!! The dough freezes really well, but I wouldnt freeze the cookies after they’ve been cooked. Often I make a batch of the dough and freeze half and cook the other half. 🙂

  15. Natalie says:

    Are they a soft or crunchy biscuit

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hmm more of a soft cookie I would say… but mind you, I like to undercook mine a bit!

  16. Anna says:

    One daughter told me late Thurs evening she had to take cookies for a school breakup lunch. Ughhh I don’t generally like to bake. Found this recipe, whipped up a batch with her – delish! And great feedback from teachers too. Plan to make again and again! Lovely & so easy.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thats so wonderful to hear! It’s definitely my go-to cookie recipe!

  17. Tash says:

    Hi! Just wondering if I can replace the 1 cup of coconut with something else? Hubby doesn’t like coconut, booo!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi problem! Leave it out and add a little bit more flour xx

  18. yummy these sounds lovely. Gonna give this recipe a go. Thanks for posting.

    Simon

  19. Camille says:

    Just made these they are delicious!! Found your website a few days ago and I am completely obsessed!! Thankyou for this amazing recipe!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Thank you so much!! xx

  20. Ange says:

    These look amazing!! I can’t wait to bake them with my girls. I wanted to make some for school and freeze the rest. Is it better to freeze the dough? How do you freeze it? In glad wrap then alfoil?
    Thanks xx

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Ange, I’m sure you and your girls will love these! Yes you absolutely can freeze the dough – I usually do a double layer of glad wrap and then a layer of foil. Otherwise you can pop it into a ziplock bag. xx

  21. Nicole says:

    These are amazing and a weekly bake in this house with my two boys and husband wanting more each week! The freeze great for morning tea. I also substitute the egg for my sons no egg Kindy and still turns out amazing. One egg sub : 2tabs water, one tsp Vegetable oil and two tsp Baking powder. Thank you for another AMAZING recipe XO

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Nicole, I love your substitutes! Thanks for your lovely feedback! xx

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