Melt-in-the-mouth, Soft chocolate chip cookie.

chocolate chip cookie

I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookie!! In fact, I don’t want to. The basic chocolate chip cookie is one of the obsess-worthy recipes here for sure. The best one to share.
To reach here with a failproof recipe I have certainly made most varieties from absolutely undercooked to hard as a rock one. Over a period of time gathered a lot of little notes around my dough covered book which made the cookie just perfect. Let’s share some of my notes.
Though these chocolate chip cookies are crazy simple, there are little tips and tricks that make them the best.

Soften the butter:

Making these cookies needs a bit of planning. Keep the butter out till it softens. Working with soft butter is far easier, for a cookie. You certainly don’t want clumps of cold butter while you bake these babies.

The chocolate chip :

Use dark, milk or white chocolate chips, it doesn’t matter. What matters is you need a lot, after all, it is a chocolate chip cookie!! You can use chopped baking chocolate as well.


baking is an exact science. While making classic recipes, pay attention to how you measure. For the dry ingredients, I prefer measuring cups, not the measuring jar that is for liquids. Scoop the flour in and level of with a knife,  this works best for me each time. Don’t tap or pack it in unless the recipe calls for it.

Don’t overmix:

The dough just has to come together to hold shape. Overmixing the dough makes cookies that literally run and flatten when baked. Save that elbow grease and just gentle mixing would work here.

melt in the mouth chocolate chip cookie.

Oven temperature:

To get the perfect cookie you should know your oven well. This holds good for all types of baking. If you are serious about baking an oven thermometer is absolutely worth investing in(I don’t have any affiliated brands). This saves a lot of cakes and cookie failures.

Ingredients getting warm:

While mixing the cookie dough,  if you happen to notice they are extremely sticky, the dough is getting a bit too warm. This could be because of the room temp or the speed of mixing. Place the dough in the refrigerator for 10 minutes and continue.

Bake them under:

Pull out the cookies even they look under. Don’t worry, they continue baking on the sheet for a while till they finish cooking. This will give you the perfect chewiness. When you bake them till done and cool them, they turn out to be rock hard.

Now, these tips should get you to the best failproof cookies. The basic dough works even if you change up to m &m’s, sprinkles or peanut butter buttons so make the most,  make them all for a big batch. If you are looking for one more try the Almond cookies we baked earlier.  Keeping this as a jar snack when your kids get home? I would pair it with some washed grapes and totally wash it down with some classic milkshakes. Hope you like the recipe and will love and share some cookies.
Stay safe. 

Chocolate chip cookie

basic melt in the mouth chocolate chip cookie recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Desserts, Snacks, Sweets and savories
Cuisine International, Vegetarian, Winter


  • mixing bowl.
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • baking trays


To cream together

  • 125 gram butter ( this is half cup butter)
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup unrefined sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

dry mix

  • 1 and 3/4 cup whole wheat flour (self raising)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  • Prep the baking sheet with baking paper
  • Into a mixing bowl add teh ingredints, and mix throughly
    cream the mix for cookie dough.
  • Using a wire whisk or a fork combine and cream the ingredients till they are combined well.
    creamed butter
  • Sift in the dry ingredients and mix gently.
  • Roll in the chocolate chip.
    cookie dough.
  • Bring the dough together, make it into a ball or a roll in parchment paper.
  • Place it in the refrigerator if your room temp is generally warm for 10 minutes
  • Roll small balls of the dough and place apart on the baking sheet.
  • press each ball gently to slightly flatten it.
    making cookies.
  • Place them in the oven.
  • Cookie takes approximately 12 minutes in my oven.
    fresh chocolate chip cookie
  • Remove the cookie from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
    chocolate chip cookie
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container.


These cookies stay well for about a month, Well if you don't have cookie monsters in the house!!
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3 years ago
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Wow, we love chocolate chip cookies and your recipe was just perfect. They were so easy to make and my kids loved them. Thank you for the recipe.

Lata Lala
3 years ago

Who don’t like to eat chocolate chip cookies? The super simple recipe with delicious end results makes it worth trying. Thank you for sharing do’s and don’ts to make them perfect.

Lata Lala
3 years ago
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Who don’t like to eat chocolate chip cookies? The super simple recipe with delicious end results makes it worth trying. Thank you for sharing do’s and don’ts to make them perfect.

Mayuri Patel
3 years ago
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I definitely go crazy when I make cookies and add chocolate chips, always add more than required. Just love that each bite of cookie should have a chocolate chip.Your cookies look so so tempting.

Uma Srinivas
3 years ago
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I know… no one will say NO to chocolate chip cookies. These are classic and good to go with many things 🙂

Sandhya Ramakrishnan
3 years ago
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We can never say no to a great chocolate chip cookie recipe and this recipe is just perfect. Me and my boys enjoyed baking these together. Thanks for the recipe.

3 years ago
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Chocolate chip
Cookies looks so delectable and absolutely scrumptious to dunk in the milk. Loved your recipe as they came out really amazing.

Poonam Bachhav
3 years ago
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Choco chip cookies are hard to resist and yours look super tempting ! Love the simple recipe.

3 years ago

Such delicious and easy soft chocolate chip cookies so perfectly baked, would love to have them with my cuppa.

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