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15 Minute Chocolate Chip Cookies

15 Minute Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked on a white background.

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These are the BEST 15 Minute Chocolate Chip Cookies out there. Simple, delicious, and mixed, scooped, and baked in under 15 minutes (trust me I timed it). All you need are a few pantry staples, a mixing bowl, and a kitchen timer!

Ingredients

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  • 113g (1 stick) salted butter
  • 150g light brown sugar
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 170g all purpose flour
  • 20g cornstarch (if omitting, replace with 20g all purpose flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 200g semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. In a medium sized saucepan, add the butter and set over medium heat. 
  3. Melt the butter halfway (see photo), then immediately pour it into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar to the partially melted butter and mix until well combined.
  5. To the butter/sugar mixture add in the egg and vanilla. Again, mix well.
  6. Finally to the wet ingredients, add in the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and chocolate chips. Use a rubber spatula to gently fold everything together until no traces of flour remain.
  7. Use a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop balls of cookie dough onto your prepared baking sheet
  8. Bake for 7-8 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies begin to turn golden brown. Carefully remove from the oven and allow cookies to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Notes

  • Use room temperature ingredients: When everything is the same temp, the dough comes together easier.
  • Half melt your butter: When only half of the butter is melted, the other unmelted half helps cool it down quicker.
  • Don't overmix the dough: When cookie dough is overmixed, the gluten proteins become over worked and will leave you with a tough cookie.
  • Use a cookie scoop: For even sized dough balls, use a cookie scoop so they're all the same size.
  • Preheat the oven first: Before making the dough, preheat the oven so the cookies can go right in.

  • Storing: Store leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.

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