Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The soft, buttery brown-sugar dough that made chocolate chip cookies so popular makes a perfect vehicle for any number of flavours and ingredients. They’re easy to mix and bake when you need a batch fast.

  • By Julie Van Rosendaal
  • October 29, 2015
Image Author: Kevin Clark
  • Yield: Makes about 1½ dozen large cookies.


¾ cup butter, at room temperature

1 cup packed brown sugar

¼ cup sugar

1 large egg

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

2 cups roughly chopped dark chocolate
or chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350˚F. In a large bowl, beat butter and the sugars until pale and almost fluffy. Then beat in egg and vanilla.

Add flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt and stir or beat on low until almost combined; add chocolate chunks and stir just until blended.

Drop dough by the spoonful onto a parchment-lined (or buttered) sheet and bake for 10 to 14 minutes (depending on their size) or until golden around the edges but still soft in the middle. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

For variations on the classic chocolate chip cookie, check out our suggestions for ways to mix it up here!

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