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Quick & Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

One bowl, no mixer, no chill time, NO FUSS chocolate chip cookies. This recipe calls for melted butter, so all you need is a sturdy spoon and a bowl for fresh cookies right out the oven in under 15 minutes!

One bowl, no mixer, no chill time, NO FUSS chocolate chip cookies. This recipe calls for melted butter, so all you need is a sturdy spoon and a bowl for fresh cookies right out the oven in under 15 minutes!

I’ve had several readers mention to me recently that they miss the chocolate chip cookie experiment.

And you know what? I do too.

You guys know that warm, fresh chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven are my very favorite dessert in the world.  Donuts, pancakes, yellow cake with chocolate frosting, and homemade bread all have a special place in my heart. But nothing, NOTHING, ever beats out a warm and gooey chocolate chip cookie in my book. Ever.

One bowl, no mixer, no chill time, NO FUSS chocolate chip cookies. This recipe calls for melted butter, so all you need is a sturdy spoon and a bowl for fresh cookies right out the oven in under 15 minutes!

In doing the chocolate chip cookie experiment, I’ve found several recipes that I’ve really loved and have made on several different occasions. But last weekend when I was craving my favorite cookie, I didn’t feel like doing my usual 10-second increments and rotations in the microwave to speed soften the butter to the exact perfectness of room temperature.

Annnnnd I just didn’t feel like dirtying up the KitchenAid mixer and dough paddle that I would have to hand wash. I was just feeling that lazy.

But I really did want cookies.

So I did some online research looking through cookie recipes that called for melted butter with no chill time, and patch-worked together my own version.

One bowl, no mixer, no chill time, NO FUSS chocolate chip cookies. This recipe calls for melted butter, so all you need is a sturdy spoon and a bowl for fresh cookies right out the oven in under 15 minutes!

This is butter straight from the fridge after 45 seconds in the microwave. It’s 90% melted, but some of the butter is still retaining a solid form (albeit very soft).

Typically, you don’t melt the butter in a cookie recipe unless you plan to chill the dough before baking, because the cookies will spread all over the baking sheet into a flat mess.

Which is what I fully expected to pull out of the oven when I experimented with the first batch of this recipe. But instead, when I opened the oven door, I found thick, puffy, PERFECT cookies! I made the recipe two more times, just to be sure it wasn’t a fluke. And every single time, I’ve been rewarded with the same results.

One bowl, no mixer, no chill time, NO FUSS chocolate chip cookies. This recipe calls for melted butter, so all you need is a sturdy spoon and a bowl for fresh cookies right out the oven in under 15 minutes!

Using melted butter and getting to forego the chill time speeds up the cookie making process considerably. And it eliminates a couple of extra dishes that can’t be tossed in the dishwasher (if you usually use a KitchenAid mixer or similar like I do).

It’s literally as simple as microwaving the butter, add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl, and stirring with a spoon. Which takes all of maybe 5 minutes. Pop ’em in the oven for 9 more, and ta-da! It’s cookie time!!

I’m in love with this recipe. It might be my favorite yet, just for the simplicity of it.

However, I’m dying to know how it works in YOUR kitchen! It seems like every oven does things a little differently, and I’m wondering if anyone will make these and find that they spread out a ton. So I’m going to turn on the comments for this post below, and I’d love for you guys to whip up a batch one of these days and let me know what kind of results you get. 🍪🍪🍪

One bowl, no mixer, no chill time, NO FUSS chocolate chip cookies. This recipe calls for melted butter, so all you need is a sturdy spoon and a bowl for fresh cookies right out the oven in under 15 minutes!

Speaking of favorite recipes… a lot of you have been emailing me wanting to know what the updated favorites are in my quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. So here are my latest Top 5:

  1. Today’s Quick & Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies (I can’t help it, I’m so lazy that to me these are just too perfect!)
  2. Chewy Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies
  3. KAF Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
  4. DoubleTree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies
  5. KAF Chocolate Chip Cookies

Quick & Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

One bowl, no mixer, no chill time, NO FUSS chocolate chip cookies. This recipe calls for melted butter, so all you need is a sturdy spoon and a bowl for fresh cookies right out the oven in under 15 minutes!

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, cold

3/4 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla

2 large eggs, slightly beaten

3 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Melt the butter in a large microwave safe bowl for 45 seconds.

Stir in the sugars. Add vanilla and eggs and mix well.

Combine dry ingredients together and stir into the butter and sugar mixture until dough forms.

Stir in chips.

Scoop dough (about 2 tbsp) onto ungreased cookie sheets, about 2" apart.

Bake for 9 minutes, until edges are slightly golden. Let cool on the pan for a minute or two before transferring to a wire rack.

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One bowl, no mixer, no chill time, NO FUSS chocolate chip cookies. This recipe calls for melted butter, so all you need is a sturdy spoon and a bowl for fresh cookies right out the oven in under 15 minutes!

Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

2 comments on “Quick & Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. I couldn’t resist trying these cookies right away, and they turned out AMAZING! Perfectly crisp on the outside, but soft and chewy on the inside! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!!

    • That’s awesome!! I’m thrilled to hear that, I was really hoping it would work the same for everyone else as it did for me :) Thanks for taking the time to come back and comment!

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