One-Bowl Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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One-Bowl Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Dear Readers,

Today was a day of epic fails. I actually managed to destroy a pot. A cookie cake literally crumbled at my feet. And then I cried.

I’m writing you this quick letter to explain all of this because I rose out of the misery and decided to make an easy cookie recipe.

You are very welcome.



One-Bowl Chocolate Chunk Cookies

How’s that for a teaser? I think I’m getting okay at this whole blogging thing. But maybe that’s just my silliness talking.

One-Bowl Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These cookies are amazing. I tend to react strongly to epic fails by jacking up my next recipe an enormous amount, so there’s an entire 10-oz. bag of chocolate chunks from Trader Joe’s in these. I didn’t hold back. Why should I?

One-Bowl Chocolate Chunk Cookies

The whole recipe gets made in one bowl. No creaming butter is involved! You just melt it in the microwave. Start to finish, these cookies took 5 minutes to mix up.

But you have to chill the dough, preferably overnight. So work that into your master plan! It’s worth it for the cookie goodness, I promise!

One-Bowl Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Good cookies are hard to come by, just like good men. Hold them dear! And remember that when you’ve had a hard day, nothing is better than a go-to cookie recipe. Except maybe a martini. Or a hot bath. Or 10 hours of sleep. Or all four!



  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 and 1/4 cups flour
  • 10 oz. bag chocolate chunks (I used Trader Joe’s)



In a medium-sized bowl, combine the sugars with the melted butter and stir until fully incorporated. Add the egg, salt and vanilla and stir again. Finally, mix in the remaining dry ingredients, stirring until a smooth batter forms. Fold in the entire bag of chocolate chunks.

Cover the bowl and refrigerate the dough for at least 3 hours, but preferably overnight.

When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

Scoop out the dough into tall mounds about 1 and 1/2 tablespoons in size. Place 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets.

Bake 8-10 minutes. Remember that the cookies will continue to bake as they cool, so do not overdo the baking time.

Allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I love that this is a one bowl recipe, Mir! Definitely my kind of baking! 🙂 And you can’g go wrong with chocolate chunk cookies! These look beautiful!
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    1. Mir

      I love one bowl. And no mixer. Makes my day!

  2. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    You can never go wrong with a classic chocolate chip cookie. Craving a bite of one now.. they look delicious Mir!
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    1. Mir

      The classics are the best! I crave chocolate chip cookies constantly. I guess we all do, Thalia!

  3. Michele @ Alwayzbakin

    I had one of those days yesterday. I had a recipe failure. That’s kind of depressing, ya know? It’s wasted ingredients too. I’m TRYING to forget about it though. I’m sorry about your cookie cake. But these cookies made up for it right? Trader Joe’s is my heart. LOVE going there.
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    1. Mir

      Trader Joe’s is like my vacation spot. I go without the kids and it’s bizarrely relaxing.
      Epic failures suck, but then we always rebound and get it right! Part of life, I guess…

  4. Mary Frances

    I had a major peanut butter cookie fail yesterday. Thankfully, no broken pot. Just my heart 😉 But yes, same here, I went ahead and went all out on my next batch, with a tried and true recipe, forget being creative! Nothing beats a good ole chocolate chip cookie, especially with chunks. Double thumbs up on these, Mir!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks! Those fails can be so hard. But it’s not how we fall down. It’s how we get back up again!

  5. Lyds

    Just a question, I want to bake these awesome looking cookies for a party of seven, so how many people do they serve? And in future recipes, maybe add in the serving amount too. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Mir

      The recipe will yield anywhere between 18-24 cookies, depending on the size of your dough portions. Thanks!

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