Easy- Sarah's Chocolate Chip Cookies

"These cookies are so easy, I've been making them since I was 6 years old. My aunt is a professional baker, and gave me the recipe as a child. I still use, and now my kids do too. One bowl, one fork, one pan and a set of measure cups and spoons. - Note- Yes, these dooo flatten quite a bit, but I've also noticed that if there's even a teaspoon too much butter, or a bit less baking soda that happens, so when I mix the sugars into the butter, if the mix has any extra butter in it, I try to either drain it off, or spoon it out.... or I add more B.soda.... Seems to help a bit."
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Ready In:
24 large cookies




  • Melt butter in a large, microwave safe bowl.
  • Add both sugars, stir until smooth and sugars are dissolved.
  • Add egg and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Add flour, salt, baking soda and chocolate chips.
  • Freeze for 1/2 an hour, or refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Bake at 325 F for approximately 8-10 minutes on an UN-greased cookie sheet. If you overcook, they aren't as good. These cookies disappear fast, so eat them faster. If you can't eat them right away, put them in the freezer, and they stay nice and chewy longer.

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  1. ElizV.
    Had to work with this a bit -- the first batch was impossible to remove from the cookie sheet, they were so fragile. Used parchment paper the next time, and slid the whole batch from the hot cookie sheet to a rack and let them cool. Worked like a charm and the cookies were rhapsodically praised. I will definitely make these again.
  2. Roxygirl in Colorado
    My daughter keeps requesting a thin chocolate chip cookie (the opposite of the hearty ones that I love!). She even made the dough! We found around a cup & 1/4 of chips plenty. The cookies baked up PERFECTLY (level but still sturdy). They were thicker than the photo. Both batches baked up consistently. The flavor was the BEST and the texture delighted my daughter and me (plus the rest of the family). I froze the dough for 25 min. You are the "Queen of the chocolate chip cookies!" Thanks for posting. Roxygirl
  3. Lilasianchef
    i've made these cookies like four or five times since i found your recipe, and every time, i get great results!! a fave of the husband and the little siblings!! thanks!!
  4. Marlene.
    Good cookie!! I was a bit hesitant , the dough seemed too moist for a cookie dough , but after the fridge time , it worked well. I don't know if this is normal for this cookie or not , but they flattened out quite a bit , but the flavor and texture are very good!! I got 30 cookies , thanks for posting another chocolate chip cookie option!! Made for PAC '08
  5. Paigeloveschocolate
    Great recipe! I usually have all of these simple ingredients in my cupboards. I have made these with M&Ms & brought them to my mother in laws & they were a hit!! Thank you GondolaQueen!


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