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Simple Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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This chocolate chip cookies recipe is an ode to Martha Stewart’s soft and chewy cookie recipe, with a couple little tweaks in the flavor department (and the less sugar department too!).
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip cookies
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
2nd batch cook time 10 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 23 cookies
Calories 118
Author We Trini Food


  • Stand mixer


  • 1⅛ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • tsp cinnamon powder
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chocolate chip


  • Preheat the oven at 350°F.
  • Combine butter and sugar until light colored and fluffy (this can take about 10 minutes in a stand mixer on low to medium speed).
  • Mix in one egg and vanilla essence.
  • In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients like flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg powder.
  • Reduce the speed in the stand mixer and add the dry ingredients to the batter.
  • Incorporate fully.
  • Stop the mixer.
  • Fold the chocolate chips into the batter.
  • Place a tablespoon of the batter onto a baking tray.
  • Repeat placing others two inches apart in either direction (I do six small cookies per tray).
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Repeat for other baking trays.
  • Remove each batch from the oven.
  • Place on a cooling rack to cool down (or leave for 5 minutes, then turn over and allow the steam to dissipate to prevent softening of the cookies).
  • Serve immediately or store in the fridge or freeze.