These No-Chill Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cornstarch are soft, chewy, and full of chocolate chips. No chilling is required, so they are ready from start to finish in less than 30 minutes! Keep reading to learn how to make the best chocolate chip cookies ever.
No-Chill Chocolate Chip Cookies: The Ultimate Cookie Recipe
Chocolate chip cookies are a such a classic, comforting baked treat. They are a fantastic go-to dessert or snack and are adored by both children and adults alike. They can be enjoyed warm, cold, dunked in milk, with ice cream and even unbaked in dough form.
This recipe is my all-time favorite, tried, and tested until perfect chocolate chip cookies recipe. It makes the softest, chewiest cookies ever, with a perfect ratio of chocolate chips to dough. This chocolate chip cookie recipe is seriously the BEST!
This cookie recipe follows the usual formula of first mixing the wet ingredients, then mixing the dry ingredients, then combining them to make the dough. However, in this recipe, the cookie dough does not need to be chilled prior to baking. This is especially helpful if you’re baking with kids or if you’re short on time. With no chilling required, these chocolate chip cookies can be made in under 30 minutes.
What Does Adding Cornstarch Do To Cookies?
Adding cornstarch to cookies makes them irresistibly soft, tender, and chewy. These cookies almost melt in your mouth when they’re fresh out of the oven and remain soft in the center once they are cooled. The dough also has a higher ratio of brown sugar to granulated sugar, which gives the cookies more of a chewy texture than a crisp one.
What Is the Purpose of Slightly Under-baking Cookies?
Another way to ensure cookies remain tender is to take them out the oven just before they are done baking. You will want to keep the cookies in the oven until the edges are set, but are just lightly golden on top. The cookies are supposed to look soft in the center when you remove them from oven, so resist the urge to leave them in the oven for longer. After they sit on the hot baking sheet for a few minutes to cool off, they will be cooked through to perfection.
How to Store Chocolate Chip Cookies
These chocolate chip cookies will stay fresh stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to a week. If you want to make these cookies in advance, you can freeze the cookies after baking them and they will be good for up to three months.
How to Store Unbaked Cookie Dough
You can also freeze the unbaked chocolate chip cookie dough, which will last up to three months in your freezer. To do this, roll your cookie dough into balls and place them on a baking sheet. Then, place the baking sheet in the fridge for one hour to chill. This step solidifies the dough balls, so that they don’t stick together in the freezer.
Next, transfer the dough balls into a sealed bag and store the bag in your freezer. When you want to eat some cookies, just remove the dough balls from the freezer. Set them on the counter and let them thaw for about 20 minutes before baking. If you don’t have time to thaw them out, then you can just bake the dough balls in their frozen state for an extra minute or two in the oven. By prepping and freezing your dough in advance, you can have freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies whenever you want!
Are Chocolate Chip Cookies Good for You?
It depends on the recipe. I wouldn’t call these chocolate chip cookies nutritious, since they are made with a good amount of all-purpose flour, butter, and sugar. But, they are homemade, so you know exactly what’s inside the batter, which is better than eating store-bought chocolate chip cookies.
However, I truly believe that healthy eating can include partaking in a reasonable amount sweets and desserts. It’s important to treat yourself with recipes like this once in a while, so that you don’t feel deprived or restricted from the foods that you like to eat. Frequency and portion size do matter, so just have cookies like this on occasion and in moderation. 🙂
More Easy Cookie Recipes
Looking for more baking inspiration? Here are some of my favorite cookie recipes:
- Molasses Cookies Without Shortening
- Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- Homemade Chocolate Rolo Cookies
- Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pumpkin Cookies Without Icing
If you make this No-Chill Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cornstarch recipe, let me know! Leave a comment with a star rating ★ below, because I love hearing from you! ♡
The BEST No-Chill Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cornstarch
- 1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350ºF (177ºC). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, using a hand-held mixer or a stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Next, mix in the egg and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips with a large spoon or rubber spatula.
- Shape the dough into balls, containing about 2 tablespoons of dough each, and place on the prepared baking sheets.
- Bake for about 10 minutes until edges are lightly browned, but centers are still soft. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
This post was originally published on December 20, 2016. It has been updated to reflect new information and helpful content.
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These are like, magazine-worthy!! They look absolutely perfect. Soft is my favorite cookie texture!!
Oh my goodness you’re so sweet! Thank you so much! I agree – soft and chewy cookies are the best! 🙂
Leanne | Crumb Top Baking says
Is there anything better than a classic chocolate chip cookie? I haven’t made any yet this holiday season, but these look so chewy and delicious, I might need to squeeze in one more batch of cookies before the big day!
Hi Leanne! ♥ Thank you so much! There is always room for one more batch of cookies during the holidays! Haha 🙂
Ashika | Gardening Foodie says
I love chocolate chip cookies…..it is such a classic recipe. These look so tempting and delicious and I wish that I could just snatch it off the screen….since that is not going to happen, I guess that I just have to bake a batch. Definitely pinning to bake.
Happy holidays and a wonderful Christmas to you and your family Alia 🙂
Hello my dear Ashika!! Haha, there are so many of your recipes that I wish I could just snatch off the screen! Lol 🙂 You should definitely make a batch, it’s my all-time favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too Ashika!!! ♥
Shannon @loveatfirstbento says
Oh man, I can’t resist a good chocolate chip cookie recipe! This one looks absolutely stellar! I’ve never tried using cornstarch in them before, so I’m excited to see how that makes a difference from the usual choco chip cookies I make. Your photos are gorgeous btw, and I seriously want a tray of these fresh from the oven right this second!
Hi Shannon! Thanks so much! ♥ You should try using cornstarch! It’s my secret to making soft and chewy cookies! Happy Holidays!! 🙂
Katherine | Love In My Oven says
It’s crazy what a difference a little bit of cornstarch can make in a cookie!! These look like the perfect, classic chocolate-chip cookie!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Alia!
Hello Katherine! I know right?! Adding cornstarch and taking them out of the JUST before they are done are my two tricks to ensure soft cookies. Thanks so much! I had a lovely Christmas and I hope you did too! ♥ Happy New Year my dear!! (<-- hehe that rhymed! lol)
Chocolate chip cookies can never go out of fashion!! They are the best accompaniment to milk or coffee! And these look so perfect!
Hi Deepika! I agree, they are timeless! Thanks so much! ♥ Happy New Year my friend!!
arthur Margraf says
want an energy ball w/figs or bananas. do you have any?
I have two recipes for energy bites, if you search “energy bites” in my search bar you will find them. Neither contain bananas or figs though, but they are both made with healthy ingredients, so I think you will like them!
parth rathod says
chocolate chips goes perfectly with milk
thank you for sharing
Hi there! You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
You’ve got me craving for a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies again. I just finished my previous batch yesterday. And God how will I wait any further to bake these. They look fabulous. Thanks for sharing. Also I am just starting with my new blog. Here is the link. https://greedyeats.com/ Have a look if you get some time. Thanks.
Hi Neha! Haha aww thanks so much! You’re very welcome! I will definitely check out your blog! Have a great week! 🙂
These cookies are awesome! Exactly what I was looking for, a soft chocolate chip cookie that doesn’t get hard over time. Thanks so much for the awesome recipe 🍪😋❤️
Hi Crystal! Thank you so much! I am happy you enjoyed the cookies. 🙂 You’re very welcome!
Hey I wanted to ask whether or not one can use this recipe to make soft and chewy rolo cookies? I’ve seen you already have one for rolo but I want to bake soft and chewy – not fudgy ones and with no coco powder.
Hi Tasmiah! That’s a really good idea. I’ve never tried making rolo cookies with this chocolate chip cookie dough before, but I think it should work! If you do try it, let me know how it turns out!
These chocolate chip cookies are easy to make and quite tasty. I shared them at work and everyone loved them. Thanks a lot!
Thank you so much! I’m very happy that you and your work colleagues enjoyed the cookies! 🙂