There’s nothing better than taking a bite out of a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie—unless you’re eating a white chocolate chip cookie, of course!
White chocolate fans will love this quick, simple recipe for soft, homemade white chocolate chip cookies.
Since white chocolate pairs well with various flavors, you can get creative with mix-ins to invent a delicious treat.
So, step aside, milk chocolate chips. Today’s recipe is all about sweet and decadent white chocolate!
What You’ll Love About this Recipe
- Quick to Make—This recipe takes 20 minutes from start to finish!
- Simple Ingredients—Once you buy a bag of white chocolate chips, you should already have the rest of the ingredients this recipe calls for in your refrigerator or pantry.
- Extreme Versatility—Your white chocolate chip cookie dough makes an excellent base for delicious add-ins and toppings. You can read the section below for a few of our best ideas!
White Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Everyone loves the rich, fudgy taste of traditional chocolate chip cookies, but it’s hard to match the sweet, buttery flavor that white chocolate chip cookies have to offer.
This white chocolate chip cookie recipe is quick and easy, and the cookies are so tasty that they’ll disappear right off the cookie sheet!
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter, softened
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups white chocolate chips
Large baking sheet
Large mixing bowl
Medium mixing bowl
Silicone baking mat (optional)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Yield: 3-4 dozen cookies
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper coated with nonstick spray or a silicone baking mat.
- Cream the softened butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
- Mix both eggs into the butter and sugar mixture until well combined.
- Stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl until combined.
- Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients slowly and beat until the batter is incorporated.
- Fold in the white chocolate chips with a large spoon.
- Drop one large tablespoon of dough at a time onto your cookie sheet. Leave about one inch of space between each cookie.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Enjoy!
About the Ingredients
Flour is what creates the structure of your cookies. While we recommend using unbleached, all-purpose flour, you can also use cake flour for a chewier cookie, and 1:1 all-purpose gluten-free flour as an allergy-friendly substitute.
Softened butter is what makes these cookies melt-in-your-mouth delicious! You can use salted or unsalted butter—just skip adding salt to the recipe if you use salted butter.
Brown Sugar & Granulated Sugar
Brown sugar adds a chewy texture to your cookies. We recommend using light brown sugar for this recipe to compliment the flavor of the white chocolate chips.
Regular white sugar helps your cookies to spread while baking and also sweetens your cookies.
Eggs are one of the two primary wet ingredients in this recipe that bind your cookies together.
Baking Soda & Baking Powder
Baking soda and baking powder help your cookies rise and expand—we use an equal amount of each to ensure they become the perfect size.
Salt & Vanilla Extract
Salt and vanilla extract both add flavor to your cookies. Use pure vanilla extract for the best taste, and only add salt in your butter is unsalted.
White Chocolate Chips
And finally, the star of the show—the white chocolate chips!
Many people say that white chocolate isn’t actually chocolate, but that is a myth. While white chocolate does not contain cocoa liquor and is made from milk solids rather than cocoa solids, it contains cocoa butter. Despite its light appearance, white chocolate is still considered to be chocolate!
Unfortunately, many white chocolate chip brands produce fake white chocolate filled with milk, oil, and sugar. To ensure your white chocolate chips are the real deal, verify that they include at least 20% cocoa butter!
Delicious Mix-Ins and Toppings
White chocolate chip cookie dough offers the perfect base for various mix-ins and toppings. Here are some deliciously unique ingredients to add to your white chocolate chip cookies.
Macadamia Nuts: Macadamia nuts are a classic addition to white chocolate chip cookies! If you aren’t a fan of macadamia nuts but still want to add some crunch to your cookies, add cashews or pecans instead.
Coconut: Coconut and white chocolate are a delicious pairing. Try adding some in with these cookies to see what you think!
Dried Fruits: White chocolate pairs beautifully with several fruits and berries. While fresh fruit may impact the dough’s consistency, dried cranberries, raspberries, and strawberries will add a delicious fruity flavor while maintaining your cookies’ chewy texture.
Sea Salt: Sprinkle the top of your cookies with coarse sea salt right out of the oven to give your sugary cookies a savory twist.
Baking & Storage Tips
- Ensure the butter is softened to cream the butter and sugars together properly.
- Don’t over bake your cookies. Otherwise, they’ll be hard and crunchy instead of soft and chewy.
- Store your cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days.
- Freeze baked cookies for up to two months, and thaw before serving.
Take a Bite Out of a Warm, Buttery White Chocolate Chip Cookie
The next time a craving for white chocolate strikes, pull out this recipe for delicious, chewy white chocolate chip cookies!
This simple recipe only requires 10 ingredients and 20 minutes in the kitchen, so you can enjoy a warm, melt-in-your-mouth cookie without having to wait.
Take it from us—these soft, buttery white chocolate cookies are sure to become a family favorite in no time!