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Recipe: Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I like to call this chocolate chip cookie recipe a basic one because it is easy to make. You don’t even need a mixer for this, if you have a wooden spoon and a mixing bowl, then you are good to go. I have adapted it for other cookie recipes, too.

Don’t be afraid to adjust the amount of chocolate morsels to your liking. I made this with 1 cup brown sugar instead of the half cup brown and half cup white sugar stated below and it still turned out great!

Here’s the first chocolate chip cookies recipe I tried:

Tools and equipment

  • measuring cups and spoons
  • sifter
  • baking sheet
  • spoon
  • wooden spoon
  • 2 mixing bowls


3 c all-purpose flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 c butter
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
2 pcs whole eggs
2 t vanilla extract
1 c chocolate chips morsels


  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F).
  2. Sift the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter using a wooden spoon and add sugar gradually.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time. Mix well after each addition.
  5. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  6. Add the dry ingredients gradually. The cookie dough will start coming together.
  7. Stir in the chocolate chips morsels.
  8. Drop about 1-2 tablespoon of cookie dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Shape it using a spoon or your hands.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are brown around the edges.

I made these chocolate cookies during the first day of baking class. They are about 3.5 inches in diameter. These cookies are soft and a little chewy.


I made a crunchier batch by lowering the temperature once the edges starts to brown and baking for a couple more minutes. Don’t forget to check it every now and then!



Author: Karen Los Anes

Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Virtual Assistant | Helping bloggers and entrepreneurs create a strong brand identity by telling their stories through visual design.

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