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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you ever wonder where your favorite recipes come from?  Certain recipes that I make bring me back to a certain time in my life or remind me of the person that gave it to me.  Recipes have their own stories much in the way that pictures do.  Maybe that is why I like them both so much?  I love going through my recipe binder and finding a recipe with big splatters on it because I have made it so many times or recipes that are in my mother’s handwriting.  Recipes that have been at our family table holiday after holiday for as long as I can remember.  This is one such recipe.  I got it from a friend that I have not spoken to in years, but every time I make these I think of this person.  This cookie recipe was written in this friend’s mother’s handwriting.  In the back of the food bible.  If someone takes the time write a recipe in the back of the cookbook of all cookbooks it must be worth trying right?  It is.  This is my all time favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.  This recipe is by far the easiest cookie recipe I have ever made.  I can have these in the oven in less than 5 minutes from when I start.  They are more cake-like than most chocolate chip recipes.  They are so amazing.  The coolest thing about this recipe is that you melt the butter.  No having to wait to get your butter to room temperature or creaming involved.  Just let the melted butter cool for a few minutes and you are ready to go.  This recipe is also great to make with kids; the only thing you need to make these is a wooden spoon.  Even though people come in and out of your life, the recipes they share will always stay with you.

The key to this recipe is to let the butter cool off.  If the butter is too warm, you will get cracks on the top of your cookies.  I melt the butter in the microwave for about 3 minutes at 50% power just until it is melted.  I let it cool while I get the other ingredients together and measure out the dry ones.  I also really like a less-chocolatey cookie than most people do so I use a half of a package of mini-chips.  I really like mini-chips better than normal size chips.  I have no idea why.

2 sticks melted butter, cooled slightly (you do not want to cook the eggs)
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 package chocolate chips

Mix the sugars into the melted butter.  Add the eggs and mix well.  Add the vanilla.  Add the flour, baking soda, salt and mix well.  When combined, add the chips.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12 minutes.

These are so easy.  Make some and share with a friend.


Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2 sticks melted butter, cooled slightly (you do not want to cook the eggs)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package chocolate chips


  1. Mix the sugars into the melted butter. Add the eggs and mix well. Add the vanilla. Add the flour, baking soda, salt and mix well. When combined, add the chips. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12 minutes.




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  1. Kristi

    March 3rd, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Hi! I just pulled this recipe off of Tasty Kitchen (that’s how I found my way here!). Then I went straight to the kitchen to make these! I was just thinking last night that I wanted to find an easy choc chip cookie recipe that I could pull together quickly (and quietly) after the kids went to bed when I had a craving for cookie dough (but don’t want to buy the refrigerated kind!). And lo and behold, I log on to TK and there it was! This was very good…the batter was a little funky looking at first, but tastes perfect. I’m going to bake some up in the morning and will let you know what I think!
    (I prefer a ‘less chocolatey’ cookie myself…plus I’m interested in the cakey texture of the baked cookies. I’ll be back!)

  2. Lori

    April 29th, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Love the simple goodness of this recipe! I’m going to try it!
    I used to use the recipe on the back of the Nestle Chocolate Chip bag, but for the past year have been using the oatmeal cookie recipe on the inside of the lid of Quaker Oats. I just reduce the amount of oats by 1/4 c. and add as many chips as I like (I like to use a little less like you do … much to the dismay of my family). It makes a more cake-like cookie and I love that it has healthy oats in it!

  3. adina

    October 26th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    I just love your website, you are an amazing cook with great ideas!! The chocolate chip cookie recipie was divine! I made some of ur other recipies and they are delicious and easy as well.thank you so much:)

  4. bakedbree

    October 27th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Thank you so much Adina!!

  5. Stacey Woods

    November 13th, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    I have these in the oven right now. Mmmm! You had me at, “5 minutes into the oven”. 🙂

  6. bakedbree

    November 15th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    I hope that you loved them like we do.

  7. dottie1277

    March 21st, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Oh my goodness! I just baked this! I can’t believe how easy and crazy delicious this is!
    Thank you!

  8. bakedbree

    March 22nd, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    these are my go to recipe for something quick. The easiest recipe ever and makes the best cookies!

  9. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme

    October 7th, 2011 at 11:06 am

    These are the BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies ever! Thank you for sharing such a delicious recipe! These will be my go to Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from now on!

  10. bakedbree

    October 7th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I think so too. I am glad that you like them as much as I do.

  11. Crystal

    February 8th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    So I made these yesterday, and they’re lovely! Soft&chewy, no cracks… However, one thing I’m not quite sure of is the form of the cookies. They appear rather fat/thick… Did I do something wrong? I mean, because they’re soft cookies, it’s not too big of a deal, but I was just wondering if something I may have done made them that way.

  12. bakedbree

    February 9th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    No, they are, depending on how you get them to the baking sheet. When I use an ice cream scoop, I flatten them out a little.

  13. Aliyah

    May 11th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    I made these last night and they were delicious! definitely going to save this recipe. Thank you Bree 🙂

  14. bakedbree

    May 22nd, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I have made a million different versions of chocolate chip cookies, and this recipe is always my favorite.

  15. kim

    December 6th, 2012 at 8:07 am

    I would like to try this recipe. I too have been using nestle for years, but how many cookies does one batch make?

  16. bakedbree

    December 8th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    2 dozen?

  17. Melissa

    July 7th, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I made these cookies again for the hundredth time, to take to a BBQ this past weekend. They are always a huge hit. Next time I take them somewhere, I’m going to make a QR code for the lid of the container, that way everyone who asks for the recipe can whip out their smartphones and bookmark your website! 🙂

    Thanks for a fantastic cookie. I no longer have need for any other chocolate chip recipe.

  18. bakedbree

    July 11th, 2014 at 12:25 am

    That’s a great idea! I am so glad that you like them so much.

  19. Where's The Food?

    March 2nd, 2015 at 1:22 am

    I love the story that comes with the cookies! Everything comes with a story, no matter how insignificant it may seem. The cookies also look delicious, I’ll be sure to try them sometime. I also love how cute the pictures of the kids eating them are. I love your blog AH It’s so cute!!

  20. bakedbree

    March 2nd, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Thank you! These are really good cookies. I haven’t made them in awhile, I need to

  21. Rachel

    September 22nd, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks for the great recipe. These reminded me a lot of Dorie Greenspan’s cookies since she too uses melted butter. It makes things so easy!!

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