The ‘Gate Plate: Go-To Chocolate Chip Cookies

Simple and scrumptious recipes for college students.

There is nothing like the comfort of a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie in the midst of minus 3 degree wind chills and hours of homework! This recipe takes under 30 minutes to make, and is a guaranteed way to get in a good snack and study break. 

Go-To Chocolate Chip Cookies

SERVES: 10 people

PREP TIME: 10 minutes 

COOK TIME:  15 minutes

EASY TIPS: I used whole wheat flour as a healthier alternative, and they turned out just as delicious as with regular flour! Also, the dough can be frozen and saved for future use.


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup + ½ tablespoons flour (all purpose or whole wheat)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt

Wet Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 7 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips of your choice
  • Crunchy sea salt, for topping (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and set them to the side.
  3. Using a hand mixer or an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugars until creamed and light in color. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Be careful not to overstir.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Line two baking sheets with aluminum foil. Make small balls of cookie dough and top with sea salt, if desired.
  7. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!