Get ready – there’s a new cookie on the block that you’re going to LOVE. This Mcdonald’s Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe is SO. GOOD.
When was the last time you enjoyed mcdonalds cookies? You know the ones right? A classic chocolate chip cookie with a chewy texture that tastes just like it came from a bakery, not a fast-food chain!
Well, if you have run out of chocolate chip cookie recipes and have been looking for a soft-baked cookie that has simple steps AND is a copycat recipe for McDonald’s cookies, then look no further.
These are the best chocolate chip cookies. Of all the chocolate chip cookie recipes I’ve made over the years, even Mark said that these sweet treats were exactly that. The best.
The flavor of these cookies, combined with the soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture, just can’t be beaten. This is my GO-TO recipe from now on! And you can’t really argue with the success of happy meal cookies, am I right?
Originally McDonaldland cookies were a package of crunchy animal cracker-type cookies that were shaped like the McDonald’s characters, but these were replaced in the 1990s by a soft-baked, classic chocolate chip cookie.
This recipe makes about two and half dozen medium-sized cookies. But you can make them smaller or bigger – totally your preference.
Just a few easy steps, and you will be enjoying your very own McDonald’s Chocolate Chip Cookies without leaving your kitchen.
Now let’s bake those cookies! You’re going to love the texture and flavor of these classic chocolate chip cookies!
Tips for making these amazing chocolate chip cookies
- Measure your ingredients carefully, especially flour. Spoon the flour into your measuring cup to make sure there is enough air. Pouring the flour in adds extra weight and extra flour, which will result in a dry and hard cookie.
- Follow the directions exactly.
- Make sure you don’t overbake. The cookies will puff up a bit and be a light golden color.
Time Saver Tip:
I always get all of the ingredients out before I start to bake, and even get the cookie sheet ready. Parchment paper makes cleaning up a breeze.
Ingredients you will need
- unsalted butter (melted)
- brown sugar
- white sugar
- vanilla extract
- all-purpose flour (unbleached)
- baking soda
- semi-sweet chocolate chips (or chocolate chunks if you prefer)
Why did my cookies turn out hard and not chewy?
Usually, it’s because the oven was either too hot, or you baked your cookies too long. Be overly cautious when it comes to baking times and oven temperatures. If you aren’t sure about your oven, start with a lower baking time and add to it if they aren’t done.
I don’t have a stand mixer, can I use a handheld one?
Absolutely. Stand mixers are great for mixing up cookie dough, but I totally get it if you have a hand mixer to use. I don’t keep a stand mixer at the trailer – but I may change that up this year! There are so many great ones on the market now that don’t take up a lot of room. 🙂
Can I substitute dark chocolate chips for the semi-sweet ones?
Yes, you can use different types of chocolate chips, but please understand it may change the flavor of your cookies. We’re going for a copycat version of McDonald’s Chocolate Chip Cookies and semi-sweet chocolate chips will make sure that happens!
post may contain affiliate links
Please see my Disclosure Policy for the details.
How to make the best Mcdonald’s Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
This simple recipe for making copycat chocolate chip cookies will have you grabbing one each time you walk by the kitchen!
Step 1 – Cream the butter and sugar
Starting with a large bowl, and a hand mixer on medium speed or a stand mixer, and cream butter with the sugars.
Step 2 – Add the egg
Beat butter mixture until smooth and mix in a large egg and vanilla. (We love the vanilla flavor. That’s why there are 2 teaspoons, but you can reduce this to one teaspoon if you wish.)
Step 3 – Add the other dry ingredients
In a separate medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt using a wooden spoon.
Step 4 – Mix the wet and dry ingredients
Add the flour mixture to the wet and blend on low speed with either your stand mixer or hand mixer a bit more.
Step 5 – Add the chocolate chips
Now add the chocolate chips and get in there with your very clean hands and mix away! We want chocolate chips in every mouthful of cookies.
Now here is the magic part.
Step 6 – Chill in the fridge
Cover the bowl with some plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for about an hour.
Step 7 – Preheat the oven
When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven temperature to 350F.
Step 8 – Prepare a baking sheet
On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and using a cookie scoop, drop cookie dough onto the sheet and flatten slightly with the back of your spoon. (I’ve just started to do this (soft sugar cookies) and it really makes a difference!)
Step 9 – Bake
Bake cookies in a preheated oven for 8 to 12 minutes (My oven was perfect at 11 minutes!) Start out with the lower number to get the best – don’t overbake, we want soft and chewy cookies!
Step 10 – Cool
Cool on wire racks, and store in an airtight container. If they last that long.
How to Freeze Baked Cookies
Double the recipe and pop a batch into a ziplock freezer bag for later! Or put a half dozen in a small box to give as a lovely food gift for your BFF.
What to serve with McDonald’s chocolate chip cookies?
Well, milk and cookies, right? And these yummy cookies would disappear very quickly at your next family BBQ or Potluck I think. So maybe bake a double batch!
Related Cookie Posts
- The Best Soft Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe (Without Brown Sugar)
- Chewy and Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe Without Vanilla
- Ranger Cookie Recipe
These are the best fast-food cookies and I know they will become a family favorite too! If you love the recipe as much as I think you will please give it a 5 star rating and leave a comment below!
McDonald's Chocolate Chip Cookies (Copycat)
A soft baked chewy cookie that is just like McDonald's but these ones are better because you bake them at home!
- ½ cup unsalted butter (melted)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour (unbleached)
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or chocolate chunks if you prefer)
- Starting with a large bowl, and a hand mixer on medium speed or a stand mixer, and cream the sugars with the melted butter.
- Mix in a large egg and the vanilla.
We love the vanilla flavor. That’s why there are 2 teaspoons, but you can reduce this to one teaspoon if you wish.
- In a separate medium bowl, blend the all purpose flour, baking soda and salt.
- Add the flour mixture to the wet and blend on low speed with either your stand mixer or hand mixer a bit more
- Now add the chocolate chips and get in there with your very clean hands and mix away! We want chocolate chips in every mouthful of cookie.
- Now here is the magic part.
Cover the bowl with some plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for about an hour.
- When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350F
- On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and using a cookie scoop, drop cookie dough onto the sheet and flatten slightly with the back of your spoon.
I’ve just started to do this (soft sugar cookies) and it really makes a difference!
- Bake in a preheated oven for 8 to 12 minutes (My oven was perfect at 11 minutes!) Start out with the lower number to get the best - don’t overbake, we want soft and chewy cookies!
- Cool on wire racks, and store in an airtight container.
If they last that long.
- Double the recipe and pop a batch into a zipper freezer bag for later!
Or put a half dozen in a small box to give as a lovely food gift for your BFF.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g
Hey Rockstar Baker! Show your superpowers!
17 of The Best Cake Recipes (Easy, Homemade & Perfect for Celebrations!)
If you've been looking for a delicious spice cake that looks as good as it tastes you've arrived! A rich moist cake you can bake in a bundt pan, square or as a layer cake, and smother it in creamy cinnamon cream cheese frosting. xo
This simple carrot cake recipe will serve a crowd or makes amazing muffins too! A great recipe for carrot cake that is perfect for beginner bakers.
A delicious moist cake that easy to make, packes with sweet juicy apples, and flavored with rum and yummy spices.
A decadent and delicious chocolate cake that is rich, moist and stuffed with chocolate caramels, and frosted with chocolate buttercream. A chocolate lover's dream.
Just a teeny bit of cayenne pepper makes the chocolate flavours explode in this yummy chocolate bundt cake. And it feeds a crowd too!
Remember Harvey Wallbanger? Well now you get to enjoy that citrusy drink in your cake. And we make the cake in the slow cooker. You have to try it!
A delicious and decadent pound cake with cream cheese that has a cobbler topping. Just look at those peaches and brown sugar! Oh and don't forget to add some caramel sauce. LOL.
You will love how easy it is to make this amazing Strawberry Pound Cake. Packed with fresh juicy strawberries and yummy cream cheese, we serve it naked and enjoy all that delicious pound cake goodness.
Now before you make icky faces hear us out! Mayo has eggs and oil right? That's what makes this chocolate cake the richest, most decadent cake of all. Great for birthdays and really anything at all. A one bowl scratch cake you will love.
We love this vintage Orange Cranberry Cake. Cranberry Cake Recipes are perfect anytime and when combined with sweet orange flavour this cake is a winner.
A richly flavored lemon loaf cake - almost like pound cake with a creamy vanilla frosting. Just like the lemon loaf cake you get at Starbucks!
We use a yellow cake mix to make this moist and easy to make Pineapple Upside Down Cake. The cake batter bakes into the pineapple slices, maraschino cherries and brown sugar and butter in the bottom. Yum! Yum!
A rich and delicious Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake Recipe with a thick Chocolate Frosting, mixes up in one bowl, and looks beautiful when baked in a Bundt Pan. So easy, yet so very good, this cake has BIG Chocolate flavor.
Chocolate lava cakes are those gooey chocolate confections you can usually order at Applebees or Kelseys. Now you can make your very own in the slow cooker!
Apples and cake are just a match made in heaven, and we top off this rich cake with lots of caramel sauce and the best vanilla ice cream. Yum. Yum!
A delicious and easy recipe that is a quick bread - it does not require yeast, passed down from my Grandma. I've added a sweet apple pie topping, that once warmed will make you fall in love with your coffee all over again!
A light, moist and richly delicious coffee cake that is perfect for Brunch, Breakfast or any ole time at all.
We all love EASY right?
These recipes will put a smile on everyone's faces!
Just click that big button to get our latest content by email.
Friday 20th of January 2023
Tried many recepies Loved yours Would like to follow yr fb page Can u sent me yr link
Sunday 29th of January 2023
Glad you like it Nita! Just click the Facebook icon at the top of the post or in the sidebar! :)