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5 from 4 votes

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

You’ll love these rich, thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies! They are the perfect balance of buttery, gooey, and sweet. Simple, no frills perfection - they turn out great every time!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best chocolate chip cookie recipe, chewy chocolate chip cookies, easy chocolate chip cookies, soft chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 150kcal


  • cup (5 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Place butter in a large microwave safe bowl; microwave to soften butter to a melting point, but do not melt it. You just need the butter to be soft enough to mix around with the other ingredients.
  • Remove from microwave; whisk in brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, and vanilla; whisk until smooth.
  • Whisk in the egg yolk.
  • Stir in the flour and baking soda; mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Mix in the chocolate chips.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 325˚F.
  • Remove dough from fridge.
  • Pinch off dough and roll into 12 balls.
  • Transfer dough balls to a cookie sheet; press a few more chocolate chips on top of the dough balls for looks, if you want.
  • Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until light golden brown on top. Underbaked cookies result in softer cookies.
  • Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for 3 more minutes; remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg