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Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fool proof Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe can be made LESS than 30 minutes! In fact, they only bake for 7-8 minutes.
Course Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Chip Cookies, Easy Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 20
Author Sarah Kozowski


  • 1 stick butter about 1/2 cup, softened
  • 6 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 6 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature preferred
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips plus additional for tops, optional
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in egg, then stir in the vanilla.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
  • Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Scoop dough and drop by large spoonfuls onto parchment lined cookie sheets, placing at least 2" apart.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes or until tops are just barely started to turn brown (centers will be soft). The cookies will look under baked at the end of baking time, but that is good, they will cook completely on the cookie sheets.
  • Remove from the oven and let them sit on cookie sheets for 10 minutes.
  • If desired, gently press additional chocolate chips into the tops of the warm cookies. Remove them to cooling rack.