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Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Metric Chocolate Chip Cookies are easy to prepare. Try this classic treat today!

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Orange Background, Black Lettering Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 360 g All-purpose Flour
  • 5 g Baking Soda
  • 5 g Salt
  • 230 g Unsalted Butter (Softened)
  • 200 g Granulated Sugar
  • 200 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 10 g Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 350 g Chocolate Chips/Chunks


  • (2) Mixing Bowls
  • Kitchen Scale
  • Spatula
  • Cookie Scoop
  • Hand/Stand Mixer or Spoon
  • (1) Full Size Sheet Pan



Graphic of Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe from SP 1290
Special Publication (SP) 1290 - NIST Metric Recipes (2023) PDF
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Photo of a stack of chocolate chip cookies
Special Publication (SP) 1290 - NIST Metric Recipes (2023) PDF
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  • Pre-heat oven to 180 °C
  • In a mixing bowl, combine room-temperature butter, both types of sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Beat in the eggs, then set aside
  • Measure the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to the butter mixture and combine well
  • Stir in chocolate chips/chunks
  • Spoon dough from the mixing bowl onto a full size sheet pan using a cookie scoop (or spoon). Allow sufficient space between each cookie for spreading to occur during the baking process
  • Place the pan into preheated oven on the middle rack and bake for about 10 minutes. Cookies are done when the edges are lightly browned
  • Serve warm or cold. Enjoy!


  • Gather all ingredients, tools and equipment before undertaking any recipe. 
  • Adults will closely supervise, observe and evaluate skills before permitting independent kitchen work. Prior to undertaking this recipe, collaborate to identify, discuss and avoid kitchen hazards, such as safely applying heat using an oven and adopting food hygiene best practices.
  • Results may vary.


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Created February 26, 2023, Updated September 28, 2023