Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe:
The Best Easy Recipe Around!

Since I found this easy chocolate chip cookie recipe, I've been making chocolate chip cookies a lot! These are just great! They are moist and chewy, they are quick and easy to mix up, and they always turn out!

chocolate chip cookie recipe

Once I actually forgot to put in the chocolate chips - but these cookies are so good that no one realized that anything was missing!

Check that you have these staples at home

  • in the cupboard

    • brown sugar
    • vanilla
    • whole wheat flour
    • rolled oats
    • baking soda
    • salt
    • chocolate chips

  • in the fridge or freezer

    • butter
    • eggs

Get out your equipment

  • Essential

    • cookie sheets
    • a large bowl
    • a medium sized bowl
    • measuring cups and spoons
    • a mixing spoon

  • Nice to have but not necessary

    • cooling racks
    • a spatula

    The recipe

    1/2 cup/125 mL butter, softened

    1/2 cup/125 mL lightly packed brown sugar

    1 egg

    1/2 tsp/2 mL vanilla

    1 cup/250 mL whole wheat flour

    1 cup/250 mL rolled oats

    1/2 tsp/2 mL baking soda

    1/4 tsp/1 mL salt

    1/2 to 1 cup/125 mL to 250 mL chocolate chips

    Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Grease some cookie sheets.

    In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
    Beat in the egg and vanilla.

    In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt.
    Stir this mixture into the wet mixture a bit at a time.
    Mix well.

    Fold in the chocolate chips.

    Drop tablespoons of dough onto the cookie sheet.
    Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are golden.
    Cool on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes, then transfer to cooling racks or a plate.

    Makes about 2 dozen cookies.


    • Use another flour (white, spelt, etc.) in place of the whole wheat.

    Ideas for making this recipe your own

    • Try adding nuts or raisins to the batter along with the chocolate chips.


    • This recipe is easy to double - and you'll probably want to do so! These cookies get eaten quickly!

    • When I finish a pound of butter, I fold the foil wrapper loosely and store it in the fridge. There is always a bit of butter left on the wrapper, and that's what I use for greasing cookie sheets: I just rub the foil (butter side down) all over the cookie sheet.

    • If you are making a second batch of cookies on the same cookie sheet, remember to grease it again.

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