Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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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. They are simply melting in your mouth, I can assure you of  that.  Served alongside a cold cup of milk they turned 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 :)

Recipe slightly adapted after sallysbakingaddiction


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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Almond and Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Breakfast Cookies



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  • Makes about 30 cookies
  • 2 1/4 cups (280g) flour
  • 1 tsp 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 1/4 cups (180-200g) semisweet chocolate chunks (55-70% cocoa)
  • extra chocolate chunks for topping, optional
  1. Cut the chocolate in chunks and melt the batter to allow it to cool. 
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  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cornstarch,and salt. Set aside.
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  3. In a large bowl, mix together the cooled melted butter with both sugars.
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  4. Then, add eggs one at a time and then add vanilla extract. Beat until just combined.
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  5. With mixer on low incorporate the flour mixture.
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  6. 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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  7. Meanwhile preheat oven to 325 F (165 C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  8. Using an ice cream scoop, take equal portions of dough and place on the prepared baking sheets, 1 inch apart.
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  9. 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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  10. These cookies can be kept for several days at room temperature and can freeze up to several months.
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Nutrition facts 1 cookie - Calories:145, Fat:7.1g, Saturated Fat:4.5g, Carbohydrates:18.4g, Sugar:10.6g, Protein:2.0g, Cholesterol:26mg, Calories from Fat 64, Sodium 163mg, Potassium 47mg, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 4%, Nutrition Grade D-, daily percent values based on a 2000 calorie diet
On March 04, 2015 at 10:25 am, Kayle (The Cooking Actress) said...
sometimes simple, classic, ccc's are all ya need :D
On March 04, 2015 at 10:21 pm, Jess @ Sweet Menu said...
I love cookies, these look so lovely and soft!
On March 05, 2015 at 06:18 am, Liz said...
All that melty chocolate sold me!! YUM!
On March 05, 2015 at 11:00 am, mira said...
Chocolate chunk cookies are my all time favorite ! Love these!
On March 05, 2015 at 02:23 pm, marcie said...
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.
On March 06, 2015 at 07:24 am, Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen said...
Gorgeous photo Ella! You just made my husband's favorite cookie!!!
On March 06, 2015 at 04:11 pm, Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen said...
I love super soft cookies with lots of chocolate. These look perfect!
On March 09, 2015 at 07:20 pm, Maureen | Orgasmic Chef said...
This is just how I like a chocolate chunk cookie. Perfect!!
On March 10, 2015 at 12:59 pm, Dedy@Dentist Chef said...
simply damn delicious chuncky choco cookies!!!
On March 11, 2015 at 06:28 am, Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking said...
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!
On March 14, 2015 at 04:19 am, Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen said...
Love chocolates Ella. These are always welcome, when they come with lots of chocolate. More Chocolate=More YUM! Perfect! :D
On April 11, 2015 at 07:00 am, Sindhiya said...
Love Chocolate chunk cookies anytime...These look perfect and irresistible!
On July 05, 2015 at 07:32 am, Urska said...
Cookies look delicious... Can I made them half of your size or even smaller and for how long should I bake them then? Thanks!
On July 05, 2015 at 09:11 am, Urska said...
Cookies look delicious... Can I made them half of your size or even smaller and for how long should I bake them then? Thanks!

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.

On July 12, 2015 at 11:38 pm, Urska said...
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...

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 ..

On September 03, 2015 at 06:51 am, sabrina said...
Hi, I m from argentina, i made a lot of your recipes but this is my favourite!! Thanks for everything! Kisses!

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

On September 21, 2015 at 12:04 pm, Wiam said...
Hi this recipe is perfect , can i use only normal sugar and not the brown sugar with ?

sure.. they will be as good:)

On October 22, 2015 at 08:06 am, Heba Ahmed said...
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.

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

On November 13, 2015 at 04:17 pm, rivana said...
hola me parece magnifico todas tus recetas pero cuando dices harina es harina corriente o harina preparada para tortas . te seguimos en peru

es harina corriente.. gracias:) 

On November 23, 2015 at 10:57 pm, Lu said...
Realmente deliciosas, gracias por compartir! Tengo curiosidad, qué chocolate utilizas, que marca?
On December 02, 2015 at 09:50 am, Jubilee said...
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! : )

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

On March 01, 2016 at 04:11 am, mt said...
can we freeze the cookie dough. for how many days (or months)..??
On March 01, 2016 at 04:15 am, mt said...
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
On April 25, 2016 at 12:39 am, apple said...
Hi! is cornstarch=cornflour? as i dont find cornstarch at my place...please reply me. Thanks
On April 30, 2016 at 02:08 pm, san said...
Do you have the same but that make less cookies ?*** (with one egg)***

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

On July 05, 2016 at 10:37 am, Magdalene said...
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
On October 25, 2016 at 07:28 am, Kritina said...
I just love your site!!! Today, i baked those cookies. Use dark and white cooking chocolate. The result was so delicious. Greetings from Estonia :)
On December 07, 2017 at 07:47 am, all said...
On January 08, 2018 at 05:14 am, Urska said...
Can I use ghee butter - what amount? Thank you.

Hi Urska.

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

On December 31, 2019 at 02:21 pm, Xeniakaas said...
I’m sorry but this does not produce 30-40 cookies
On June 08, 2020 at 06:01 am, avi said...
Hi , A teaspoon of salt came out a little salty
On July 15, 2020 at 01:02 pm, Fariha said...
Hi mam are these cookies are chewy inside or cakey?
On December 09, 2020 at 10:29 am, Maria Leontic? said...
I am new to cooking.. i wondered if instead of baking soda you can use baking powder, and if not, why? Thank you!

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

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