Hand Mixed Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Grab the kids and head into the kitchen to make these hand mixed chocolate chip cookies. This is the perfect recipe to make with the kids. No mixer is needed to make these and there is no refrigeration of the dough needed before baking either.

You need a large mixing bowl and wooden spoon to mix this dough with for these hand mixed chocolate chip cookies. It begins with melted butter. Now you don’t want it completely melted. I do it in the microwave until it’s about halfway melted. Then you stir to get the remaining butter to melt. This way the butter is melted but not hot.

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Next you add in some brown sugar and mix with the butter until combined. Now comes in the egg. You just need one egg. Mix it in until combined. The add in the vanilla along with a tablespoon of heavy cream and mix to combine.

Now come the dry ingredients. I put the flour in the bowl followed with the cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. I do use a fork to carefully mix the cornstarch, baking soda, and salt just into the flour. Also be sure the kids know how to properly measure flour for baking. It needs to be that spoon and level method. Spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level with the flat side of a butter knife. That’s the one thing with this recipe is if you add too much flour, the cookies will not turn out correctly. You can even weight the flour if you want to be really precise. Then mix it all into the wet ingredients with the wooden spoon.

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Last thing you need to do is mix in the chocolate chips. I use all semi-sweet chocolate chips because that is what my family likes. However, is milk chocolate is more up your alley then use that. Or any other combination of chips you like. Half semi-sweet and half peanut butter chips would be tasty. Or you could do half dark chocolate and half semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Use a cookie scoop and scoop 8 cookies on to the cookie sheet. Then I use some extra chocolate chips to gently press into the scoops of dough. This is completely optional but makes those cookies look pretty.

The result is delicious cookies that you were able to mix up in record time. These cookies are more puffy with a slight cake like texture. If you want a sweeter cookie that is a little more flat, you can add in 1/4 cup of regular sugar in addition to the brown sugar.

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Here is what you need to make the
Hand Mixed Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • EGG
  • SALT

Hand Mixed Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 258 kcal


  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups flour 325 grams
  • ½ Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • cup additional semi-sweet chocolate chips optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large microwave bowl, add the butter. Partially melt the butter about half way where there is still chunks not melted. Then mix the melt the remaining chunks of butter.
  • Add in the brown sugar and mix with a wooden spoon until combined. The add in the egg and mix to combine. Add in the vanilla and cream, mix to combine.
  • Add in the flour followed with the cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Take a fork and lightly mix the corn starch, soda, and salt into the flour. Then use the wooden spoon to completely mix in the flour mixture until just combined. Add in the chocolate chips and mix just until evenly distributed into the dough.
  • Using a cookie scoop scoop 8 balls of dough onto a cookie sheet. Then if desired, use some of the chocolate chips from that addition 1/3 cup of chips to press a few chips into each dough ball. This makes the cookies look pretty when they cook with viable chocolate chips.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes until the cookies start to brown.
  • Allow cookies to cool on the pan for a couple minutes then move to a cooling rack. Makes 24 cookies.


Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 264IU | Vitamin C: 0.004mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg
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This recipe is adapted from Tastes of Lizzy T.

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