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ONE BOWL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE
This is easiest chocolate chip cookie recipe ever! I had so many requests for quick and easy chocolate chip cookies that can be made in one bowl. No stand mixer or hand mixer required. All you need is one bowl and a spoon. This is perfect for kids in college or when you want to whip up cookies in a snap.
These cookies make the perfect chewy cookie with crisp edges. This one bowl cookie recipe calls for melted butter and a mix of brown sugar, which is responsible for the chewy center, and sugar, which gives it those perfect crisp edges. The warm, melted butter helps to make the sugars silky smooth.
I have found that people are pretty opinionated about their chocolate. Some people are team milk chocolate and some are team semi-sweet chocolate. I find that there is one way to please the masses — use a mix of milk and dark chocolate. My favorite go to milk chocolate chips are from Guittard. My go to semi-sweet chocolate chips are Ghirardelli or chopped up dark chocolate bars. I love to use Trader Joe’s Pound Plus Bars. They melt so beautifully in the cookies.
The key to make these absolutely perfect is to let the dough CHILL in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Cookie dough just gets better the longer it is chilled. The dough develops rich toffee, caramel notes and doesn’t spread as much once it hits the oven. If you were to bake the cookie dough right away, the cookies would turn out pretty flat.
The chilling allows the cookie dough to harden and solidify. If time is on your side, let the dough chill for at least 24 hours. I have experimented over and over again and the cookies become so much better after 24 and 48-hour chilling time. Trust me on this one.
When baking these One Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies, I love to use light-colored baking sheets. I don’t suggest using dark-colored baking sheets as they attract heat and the bottoms of the cookies may end up burned.
How to make the Best One Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies:
- Start by melting butter in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl. If the butter is straight from the refrigerator, it will take about 30-40 seconds in the microwave.
- Add the sugars while the butter is warm and whisk or stir with a wooden spoon. Stir until the butter and sugars are completely incorporated and smooth.
- Add egg and vanilla and whisk until the mixture is silky smooth.
- Add flour, baking soda, and salt and fold together just until mixed. Avoid over-mixing as it can produce too much gluten and create a tougher cookie. Our goal is a tender, chewy texture.
- Fold in a mix of milk chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips. You can also chop up your favorite chocolate bars.
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One Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- 1/2 cup Butter (melted)
- 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/3 cup Sugar
- 1 large Egg
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 1/3 cup Flour (if you want a thicker cookie, you may use 1 1/2 cups of flour)
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter in the microwave until melted.
- Add brown sugar and sugar. Whisk or stir vigorously until smooth. Add egg and vanilla and whisk until silky.
- Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Fold in milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Place in the refigerator and CHILL for at least 30 minutes. The cookie dough gets better with time. If time is on your side, I suggest chilling it for 24-48 hours. Chilling for at least 30 minutes is essential.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, place cookie dough on light colored baking sheets. Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until cookies become a light golden color.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.