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4.78 from 9 votes

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

A yummy thick full of chips Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cookies, thick chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen


  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt*
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (milk, dark or even white chocolate chips/ mini or regular)

* I use salted butter if you use unsalted then add 1/4 teaspoon salt.


    • In the bowl of the stand up mixer, using the flat beater cream the butter and sugar (approximately 2-3 minutes), add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
    • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt, then whisk in the chocolate chips.
    • To the creamed mixture add 1/3 at a time the flour mixture, beating on low just until combined. Turn onto a lightly floured flat surface, knead gently a few times until combined form into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 1-24 hours.
    • Remove the dough from the fridge, shape into large golf ball sized balls and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheets, flatten with a fork (dip the fork lightly in flour, so it doesn't stick to the cookie dough). Add a few more chocolate chips if desired and refrigerate while the oven is pre-heating.
    • Pre-heat oven to 350°F (180C).
    • Remove the cookies from the fridge and bake for approximately 15 minutes. Let cool completely before serving. Enjoy!


    Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 174IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg