Nothing beats a sweet chewy and chocolatey treat. That's why this easy small-batch chocolate chip cookie recipe is one of my favorites You can have these ready from bowl to table in just about 30-minutes! A simple TikTok-inspired cookie recipe that is sure to be a hit? Count me in!
TikTok Chocolate Chip Cookies
There are probably thousands upon thousands of variations on the chocolate chip cookie, but this one is super fun and easy to make. Unlike a more traditional recipe, this just uses white sugar rather than brown sugar, but you aren't missing any flavor. It is soft, delicious, and sweet.
If you like the idea of more chocolate or a more traditional recipe, you might want to try these monster chocolate chip cookies or this chocolate chip cookie cut-out cookies recipe instead. Both are tasty but do take a bit more work to prepare. Of course, my personal favorites happen to be these copycat DoubleTree cookies that are loaded with chocolate.
Variations of the TikTok Chocolate Chip Cookie
Cookies are such a great idea for dessert because of how versatile they are. This simple doughy can be the base for many flavors. While we love the little bits of chocolate that are traditional, you can definitely use any of the add-ins below to give your cookie a different texture or flavor.
- Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter, cinnamon, butterscotch, or caramel chips.
- Chopped pecans, walnuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, or hazlenuts.
- Dried cranberries, cherries, or golden raisins.
- Shredded coconut flakes.
- Candy bits such as Heath bar, M&M's, or caramel bites.
- Crushed Oreo cookies, Snickers bars, or Butterfinger candy bars.
When adding anything to the recipe below, make sure you keep the total amount of add-ins to between ¼ and ⅓ cup total for the best results.
- Vanilla sugar
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Mini chocolate chips (milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate)
Kitchen Tools Needed
While these items are helpful when making this recipe, they are not all necessary. We like sharing to give you options and tips on our personal favorites!
How to Make Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper then set aside.
In a medium bowl, beat together the butter and egg until combined.
Add in the sugar and continue whisking until the sugar has dissolved mostly.
Next, add the vanilla sugar or vanilla extract and the flour.
Stir until a dough forms then add in the baking powder and using a clean hand, knead the dough lightly until it comes together.
Add the chocolate chips.
Divide into 12 balls and then lightly flatten them and place them on the lined baking sheet.
Cook for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown and set in the center.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are two ways to make sure your cookies stay soft. The first is the heat and cooking time. Don't overcook them and they will be softer. The second is to make sure there is a good fat ratio to dry ingredients. Since this recipe uses both butter and eggs, it is a nice soft result.
You can definitely use salted butter when making cookies, however, if doing so make sure you do not add additional salt. This recipe does not include salt so would be fine to make with salted butter.
This recipe doesn't have the usual brown sugar that you may be used to in a cookie. While it isn't necessary, it may mean that your cookies are not as sweet. You can replace ¼ cup of the white sugar with brown sugar if you prefer for a sweeter result.
Traditionally, a semi-sweet chocolate chip would be used in this cookie recipe. If you prefer sweeter you can use milk chocolate, or if the bitterness is your favorite, a dark chocolate chip or chunk would be better.
Cookie Storage Tips
When stored in an airtight container at room temperature, these are good for up to two weeks. If stored in the refrigerator, they are good for up to one month.
You do not need to refrigerate these cookies once baked. They can however be refrigerated so they are fresh for longer.
Yes. You can freeze this cookie dough before baking for up to 4 months. Once baked, the cookies can be frozen for up to 6 months. Just roll the dough into a log, wrap well with plastic wrap, then place it into a dated and labeled freezer storage bag. When ready to bake these, let thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bake as directed or slice and bake from frozen adding an additional 5 to 6 minutes to the baking time.
More Cookie Recipes
Cookies are life! We all know that a cookie is a perfect dessert or snack. This recipe is a great option when you don't have a lot of time, but you may want more variety in your cookie jar. So, below are a few more of my personal favorite recipes for you to try! You should bookmark the recipes, print them out, or pin them to Pinterest so you have them on hand when ready to bake!
- Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms Cookie Recipe
- Chewy Brown Butter Cookies with Walnuts
- Crunchy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
- Refreshing Lemon Butter Cookies with Lemon Glaze
- ⅓ cup unsalted butter
- 1 egg
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper then set aside.
- In a medium bowl, beat together the butter and egg until combined.
- Add in the sugar and continue whisking until the sugar has dissolved mostly.
- Next, add the vanilla sugar or vanilla extract and the flour.
- Stir until a dough forms then add in the baking powder and using a clean hand, knead the dough lightly until it comes together.
- Add the chocolate chips.
- Divide into 12 balls and then lightly flatten them and place them on the lined baking sheet.
- Cook for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown and set in the center.
If refrigerating the dough before baking, let it come to room temperature while the oven preheats before baking.
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