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Easy Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe (Soft and Chewy)

Easy Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

The best ever, soft and chewy, quick and easy chocolate chunk cookies recipe, made with simple ingredients and browned butter. Perfectly ooey gooey!

Servings: 30 Cookies
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chunk cookies
Calories: 137 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 1 cup Butter Unsalted
  • 2.5 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups Chocolate chunks Milk or semisweet


  1. In a medium stainless saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat, stirring often. You can also cool it quicker in the fridge. 

  2. Butter is browed and ready when you can move aside some of the bubbles/foam on top and see little brown bits at the bottom and start smelling a nutty aroma. Quickly remove saucepan from heat and pour it into a separate bowl to prevent it from cooking further and burning. Keep aside and let it cool for about 15 minutes. It should be warm but not hot. 

  3. While the butter is cooling, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda in a separate mixing bowl. Keep aside.

  4. In another mixing bowl, mix together melted browed butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar until smooth. 

  5. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract until smooth. 

  6. Dump the dry flour mixture into this wet mixture and mix until just combined.

  7. Stir in chocolate chunks. 

  8. Cover and chill dough for about 30-40 minutes to make it easier to handle and prevent spreading.

  9. Scoop out heaped tablespoons of the dough and place them on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper. 

  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes OR until edges are firm and golden brown. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a cookie jar at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Easy Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 141mg6%
Potassium 26mg1%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.