Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Lately I’ve been craving simple chocolate cookies with no other additional ingredients inside. I wanted them soft, with lots of chocolate inside and this recipe is totally awesome as it made the softest chocolaty cookies ever. These Chocolate Chunk Cookies are simply melting in your mouth, I can assure you of  that.  Served alongside a cold cup of milk they turn to be one of the best treats ever.

There are a lot of discussions around these chocolate cookies, if to chill the dough or not before baking, if to melt the butter or not, the type of flour used, additional egg yolk or not, anyway, sometimes I try to keep the recipes as simple as possible but keep the wonderful results in the end.

I have melted the butter this time but I will probably use room temperature butter next time as I am sure the cookies will be as good. Used all purpose flour and whole eggs no extra egg yolk.  I am really pleased of how these cookies turned out, love the melted chocolate chunks inside and the soft buttery dough.  My little daughters simply devoured them and asked me to make them again exactly the same 🙂

I’ve made the cookies smaller but if you like large cookies feel free to use more batter for each cookie and increase the baking time. Try them out, you can hardly stop to one cookie, I am sure of that 🙂

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Recipe slightly adapted after sallysbakingaddiction

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

5 from 1 vote
These Chocolate Chunk Cookies are totally divine, the softest chocolate cookies ever with melted chocolate chunks inside.
Servings 30 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 ¼ cups (280g) flour
  • 1 tsp (6g) baking soda
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter , melted
  • 3/4 cup (135g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups (180-200g) semisweet chocolate chunks (55-70% cocoa)
  • extra chocolate chunks for topping , optional


  • Cut the chocolate in chunks and melt the batter to allow it to cool. 
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  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cornstarch,and salt. Set aside.
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  • In a large bowl, mix together the cooled melted butter with both sugars.
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  • Then, add eggs one at a time and then add vanilla extract. Beat until just combined.
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  • With mixer on low incorporate the flour mixture.
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  • Fold in the chocolate chunks. Cover and refrigerate the dough for about a couple of hours or if you are in a hurry (like me) freeze for 15-20 minutes.
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  • Meanwhile preheat oven to 325 F (165 C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, take equal portions of dough and place on the prepared baking sheets, 1 inch apart.
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  • Bake for 11-13 minutes until slightly golden on the edges. The cookies will look very soft and underbaked. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets until the cookies are firm enough to remove, probably another 5-10 minutes. While cookies are still warm add some extra chocolate chunks on top if desired, to get a beautiful look. Cool completely on a wire rack.
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  • These cookies can be kept for several days at room temperature and can freeze up to several months.



Serving: 1gCalories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 18.4gProtein: 2gFat: 7.1gSaturated Fat: 4.5gCholesterol: 26mgSugar: 10.6g
Calories: 145kcal
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chunk cookies, chocolate cookies, soft chewy cookies, sot chocolate cookies

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  1. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) Author says:

    sometimes simple, classic, ccc’s are all ya need 😀

  2. Jess @ Sweet Menu Author says:

    I love cookies, these look so lovely and soft!

  3. Liz Author says:

    All that melty chocolate sold me!! YUM!

  4. mira Author says:

    Chocolate chunk cookies are my all time favorite ! Love these!

  5. marcie Author says:

    There’s something to be said about a good, old chocolate chip cookie! I always feel like I have to add special ingredients when they really need nothing else to be great! These look perfect.

  6. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen Author says:

    Gorgeous photo Ella! You just made my husband’s favorite cookie!!!

  7. Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen Author says:

    I love super soft cookies with lots of chocolate. These look perfect!

  8. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef Author says:

    This is just how I like a chocolate chunk cookie. Perfect!!

  9. Dedy@Dentist Chef Author says:

    simply damn delicious chuncky choco cookies!!!

  10. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking Author says:

    Nailed it!!! These cookies look phenomenal! I cannot resist a chocolate chip cookie and I have personally vowed to try each and every recipe! Love the photos! Pinned!

  11. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen Author says:

    Love chocolates Ella. These are always welcome, when they come with lots of chocolate. More Chocolate=More YUM! Perfect! 😀

  12. Sindhiya Author says:

    Love Chocolate chunk cookies anytime…These look perfect and irresistible!

  13. Urska Author says:

    Cookies look delicious… Can I made them half of your size or even smaller and for how long should I bake them then? Thanks!

  14. Urska Author says:

    Cookies look delicious… Can I made them half of your size or even smaller and for how long should I bake them then? Thanks!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      You can make these as small as you wish but you will have to bake less.. just check them out after 6 -7 minutes.. and if they are slightly golden on the edges they are done.

  15. Urska Author says:

    Cookies were delicious, but they were so thin and all over the place, they didn’t rise up like those on the pictures… What went wrong? There was enough of baking soda…

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Did you refrigerate the dough before baking? Did you use the right amount of flour? Is it possible your baking soda to be expired? These are some of the reasons come to my mind ..

  16. sabrina Author says:

    Hi, I m from argentina, i made a lot of your recipes but this is my favourite!! Thanks for everything! Kisses!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Really happy to hear that Sabrina, these chocolate are my one of my favorites as well.

  17. Hi this recipe is perfect , can i use only normal sugar and not the brown sugar with ?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      sure.. they will be as good:)

  18. Heba Ahmed Author says:

    hello I tried this cookies and it was delicious 🙂 but it was soft not crispy and I do not know why while I followed all the steps carefully.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      It is supposed to be soft.. but if you want them crispy just bake them more.

  19. rivana Author says:

    hola me parece magnifico todas tus recetas pero cuando dices harina es harina corriente o harina preparada para tortas . te seguimos en peru

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      es harina corriente.. gracias:) 

  20. Realmente deliciosas, gracias por compartir!
    Tengo curiosidad, qué chocolate utilizas, que marca?

  21. Jubilee Author says:

    Hi! Recently came across your website, and I love the variety of recipes posted! I am just starting to learn how to bake, and the clear baking instructions with photos are a great help. The choc chip cookies turned out wonderful! Thanks for sharing! Will be trying out some of the other recipes you posted, and am definitely looking forward to more from you! : )

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am so happy to hear that Jubilee:) Let me know if you try any other recipes

  22. mt Author says:

    can we freeze the cookie dough. for how many days (or months)..??

  23. mt Author says:

    we can use choco chips right..?? can we use tbsp instead of ice cream scoop for the cookie dough if so how many tbsp for a big cookie do you suggest..?? please do reply

  24. apple Author says:

    Hi! is cornstarch=cornflour? as i dont find cornstarch at my place…please reply me.

  25. san Author says:

    Do you have the same but that make less cookies ?*** (with one egg)***

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      you can simply make half of the recipe and use 1 egg… will turn great

  26. Magdalene Author says:

    Hi I just discovered your website and am so happy with the recipe. Am in Africa and I can’t get can’t get cornstarch what can I replace it with. Baking powder and what quantity. Thanks

  27. Kritina Author says:

    I just love your site!!!
    Today, i baked those cookies. Use dark and white cooking chocolate. The result was so delicious.
    Greetings from Estonia 🙂

  28. good

  29. Urska Author says:

    Can I use ghee butter – what amount? Thank you.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hi Urska.

      Yes, you can use ghee butter in the same quantity.

  30. Xeniakaas Author says:

    I’m sorry but this does not produce 30-40 cookies

  31. avi Author says:

    Hi , A teaspoon of salt came out a little salty

  32. Fariha Author says:

    Hi mam are these cookies are chewy inside or cakey?

  33. Maria Leontic? Author says:

    I am new to cooking.. i wondered if instead of baking soda you can use baking powder, and if not, why?
    Thank you!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Baking soda helps cookies spread more than baking powder, if you use only baking powder the cookies might turn too cakey

  34. Mary Carmen Author says:

    Not only look perfect, they are delicious!! I have made them twice, I wish I could make them more often.

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