Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

My daughter is learning to bake all her favourite things and this basic chocolate chip cookie recipe is one that I’ve shared with her as it’s her favourite afterschool treat. It’s simple to make and they taste delicious so perfect for those learning to cook as well as when you want a really easy recipe to make some delicious chocolate chip cookies. So here you go Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cooke Recipe!

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are so many recipes for chocolate chip cookes, but each and every time I reach for my grandmothers cook book. After school I would go to her house and she would have these ready with a glass of milk for me – cliche I know but it was the 1980s!

Homemade choc chip cookies on a plate for an after school treat for the kids

They were delicious and one of the fond memories of my childhood. So I have continues making them for my kids. Now my youngest wants to learn to make them just like Mom! I thought it would be a great time to share the recipe here as well so others can have that taste of the 80s cookies and milk after school.

Top down view of from scratch basic chocolate chip cookies on a plate

Ingredients for Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe makes 24 cookies

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • 1 cup un-salted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
chocolate chip cookies shown from the top on a plate with sprinkles of chocolate chips around on the wooden table top.

How to Make Simple Chocolate Chip Cookies

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, and salt). Set aside.

dry ingredients for making chocolate chip cookies in a bowl

3. In a separate bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, and white sugar until light and fluffy.

light brown sugar, granulated sugar and 2 sticks of butter in a bowl ready to cream together for making cookie dough

4. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat to combine.

eggs and vanilla extract added to creamed butter and sugars for cookie dough baking

5. Add the flour mixture to the bowl and beat until just combined.

making cookie dough flour added to the cookie dough batter to mix together

6. Fold in the chocolate chips.

folding in chocolate chips to make homemade choc chip cookies for afterschool with the kids

7. Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to scoop out the dough and place the balls on the lined baking sheet.

chocolate chip cookie dough balls on parchment paper ready to go in the oven.

8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool in the baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

chocolate chip cookies cooling on a wire cooling wrack in the kitchen
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Yield: 24 Cookies

Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

beginner chocolate chip cookie recipe ideal for those learning to cook and easy to make anytime

A very basic recipe for simple and delicious chocolate chip cookies perfect for teaching to your kids or a beginner cook.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.dry ingredients for making chocolate chip cookies in a bowl

In a separate bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, and white sugar until light and fluffy.light brown sugar, granulated sugar and 2 sticks of butter in a bowl ready to cream together for making cookie dough

Add the eggs and vanilla and beat to combine.eggs and vanilla extract added to creamed butter and sugars for cookie dough baking

Add the flour mixture to the bowl and beat until just combined.making cookie dough flour added to the cookie dough batter to mix together

Fold in the chocolate chips.folding in chocolate chips to make homemade choc chip cookies for afterschool with the kids

Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to scoop out the dough and place the balls on the lined baking sheet.chocolate chip cookie dough balls on parchment paper ready to go in the oven.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool in the baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.chocolate chip cookies shown from the top on a plate with sprinkles of chocolate chips around on the wooden table top.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 3g

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