These gooey chocolate chip cookies are buttery, sweet, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious! They are bursting with gooey melty chocolate chips. These cookies take just 20 minutes in total. Only one mixing bowl and no dough chilling! Great for birthdays, holidays, gatherings, parties, and more!

Gooey chocolate chip cookies.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These gooey chocolate chip cookies are quick and easy.
  • Everything is made in one mixing bowl.
  • No need to chill the cookie dough just like my skillet cookie recipe!
  • They are soft, gooey, and buttery.
  • This recipe is easy enough for any home baker!
  • These cookies are great for any occasion. Make them for holidays, birthdays, or any baking day.
  • They are ready in only 20 minutes.
  • Check out the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe or lemon cookies for another cookie favorite!

Ingredients & Substitutes

  • Both white sugar and light brown sugar add the sweetness. The light brown sugar has a smaller molasses content than dark brown sugar. Therefore, this creates cookies that are more gooey than chewy.
  • Cut the cold butter into small cubes. This makes it easier to cream with the sugar. Use unsalted butter so you can control the amount of salt in this recipe.
  • Two large eggs help bind the cookies together. I have not tried replacing the eggs in this recipe.
  • Vanilla extract adds a cozy flavor.
  • Use either all-purpose flour or gluten-free 1 to 1 flour. Both work well. Check out these Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies for an easy gluten free chocolate chip cookie option.
  • Baking soda helps leaven these cookies slightly.
  • Add in a pinch of sea salt. This helps balance out the sweetness.
  • Lastly, use two cups of chocolate chips. This makes the cookies even more chocolaty and gooey!
Ingredients for gooey chocolate chip cookies.

Taste & Texture

These gooey chocolate chip cookies have a rich, complex flavor that comes from the combination of brown sugar, butter, and chocolate chips.

The texture is perfectly gooey and slightly chewy, with just a hint of crispiness on the edges.

They taste like classic cookies, but they are more gooey, creamy, and chocolaty!

How to Make

Step 1

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the sugar, brown sugar, and butter cubes. Beat on high for 3 minutes, until no clumps of butter remain.

Creamed butter and sugar.

Step 3

Add in the eggs and vanilla extract. Beat for 1 minute.

Butter, sugar, and eggs in bowl.

Step 4

Then, add in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until a dough forms.

Cookie dough in bowl.

Step 5

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Chocolate chip dough.

Step 6

Use a cookie scoop to scoop balls of dough onto the parchment-lined baking pan. Space them at least 3 inches apart.

Step 7

Bake for 9 to 10 minutes, or until the edges are slightly golden and the middles are just set.

Baked gooey cookies.

Step 8

Finally, remove from the oven. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 10 minutes. Then, move to a cooling rack.

Expert Tips for Success

Here are a few expert tips for making the best gooey chocolate chip cookies!

  • Use high-quality ingredients. This will make a big difference in the taste and texture of the cookies.
  • Use a stand mixer or hand mixer to beat the butter and sugar. Do not mix by hand.
  • Do not overmix the dough just like with these chocolate thumbprint cookies. Overmixing will develop the gluten in the flour, which will make the cookies tough.
  • Bake the cookies on the middle rack of the oven. This will help to ensure that they bake evenly.
  • Let the cookies cool completely on a wire rack before storing them. This will help to prevent them from becoming too soft.
Pan with soft cookies.

Flavor Variations & Add-Ins

These gooey chocolate chip cookies a great starting point, but you can easily customize it to your own liking. Here are a few ideas for flavor variations and add-ins for these gooey chocolate chip cookies.

  • Use different types of chocolate chips. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate all work well in these cookies.
  • Add nuts, dried fruit, or candy. Pecans, walnuts, raisins, and M&Ms are all popular choices.
  • Spice up the cookies with a little cinnamon or nutmeg.

How to Serve & Store

These gooey chocolate chip cookies are best served warm from the oven, but they are also delicious at room temperature.

Serve with a glass of milk, coffee, tea, or ice cream.

Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Freeze these gooey chocolate chip cookies for up to 2 months.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why are my cookies not gooey?

There are a few reasons why your cookies might not be gooey. One possibility is that you overbaked them.

How do I keep my cookies gooey?

The best way to keep your cookies gooey is to not overbake them. You should also let them cool completely on a wire rack before storing them.

Can I freeze these gooey chocolate chip cookies?

Yes, you can freeze these chocolate chip cookies. To do this, simply place the cookies in an airtight container and freeze them for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to eat them, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator.

What is the secret to gooey cookies?

Do not bake too long! Slightly under bake the cookies to make them gooey.

Stack of gooey chocolate chip cookies.

Equipment Needed

USA Pan 3 Piece Cookie Sheet Set: These are the best cookie pans.

Pre-Cut Parchment Paper Sheets: Use parchment paper for easy removal.

Pyrex 3 Glass Mixing Bowls: These mixing bowls are easy to clean and great to use.

Pyrex Glass Measuring Cups: Measure the ingredients out with these glass measuring cups.

Hand Mixer: This electric hand mixer works well for making these gooey cookies.

KitchenAid Stand Mixer: I love this stand mixer!

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Gooey chocolate chip cookies.

Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  • Author: Jane Rabaca
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 15 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Indulge in the richness of gooey chocolate chip cookies. Each bite is a blend of melty chocolate and soft dough, promising pure delight. Perfect for gatherings, or a cozy evening treat. Discover the joy of home-baked goodness with every nibble. Enjoy!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, tightly packed
  • 1 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the sugar, brown sugar, and butter cubes. Beat on high for 3 minutes, until no clumps of butter remain.
  3. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract. Beat for 1 minute.
  4. Then, add in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until a cookie dough forms.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Use a cookie scoop to scoop balls of dough onto the parchment-lined baking pan. Space them at least 3 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes, or until the edges are slightly golden and the middles are just set.
  8. Finally, remove from the oven. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 10 minutes. Then, move to a cooling rack.

Notes

  • Use cold butter from the fridge.  Do not use softened or melted butter.
  • Cut the butter into small cubes.  This helps it cream together with the sugars.
  • The cookie dough should be slightly thick.  It should not be sticky.
  • These cookies do spread in the oven.  So, space the dough balls 2 to 3 inches apart on the pan.
  • They are soft and fragile after baking.  Handle carefully.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  • Freeze for 2 months if needed.