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!
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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

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

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Nagi@RecipeTinEats

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!

Susan @ The Wimpy Vegetarian

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!

Amanda Paa

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!

The Food Hunter

I agree you can never have too much chocolate