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Stack of cookies on a plate with a glass of milk behind.

McDonald’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

An easy copycat McDonald's cookie recipe to make soft chocolate chip cookies with lightly crisp edges.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip cookies, copycat cookies, copycat McDonald's cookies, mcdonald's chocolate cookies, mcdonald's cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 286kcal


  • stand or electric mixer
  • mixing bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • 2 Baking Tray
  • Parchment paper


  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 large yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups semisweet chocolate chunks


  • Get out and measure your ingredients.
    Overhead photo of all the ingredients needed to make McDonald's cookies.
  • Move the oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in bowl.
  • Use a stand mixer with paddle attachment to beat melted butter with brown sugar and granulated sugar on medium speed, about 2 minutes.
    Sugar and melted butter are mixed in a bowl on the counter.
  • When the mixture is smooth, add egg and yolk and vanilla and beat until combined.
    Eggs and vanilla are mixed into the butter sugar mixture.
  • Reduce speed of mixer to low and add ⅓ of flour mixture to bowl. Mix just until combined and scrape down bowl as needed. Repeat two times with remaining flour.
    Dry ingredients are mixed into the bowl.
  • Use a spatula or wooden spoon and stir in chocolate chips by hand.
    Chocolate chunks are added to the cookie dough.
  • Roll 2 tablespoons of dough into balls and space them 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking trays.
    Scoops of McDonalds cookie dough is on baking tray.
  • Bake cookies 1 tray at a time, until edges are set and beginning to brown but centers are still soft and puffy, about 15 to 20 minutes. Rotate baking tray halfway through bake time.
    McDonalds cookies are baked in the oven on a baking tray.
  • Let cookies cool on sheets for 10 minutes before placing on rack to finish cooling before serving.
    McDonalds chocolate chip cookies are cooling on a rack.
  • Enjoy!
    Plate of McDonalds chocolate chip cookies on a plate with a glass of milk in the corner.
  • Dunk in milk if desired!
    Dipping the cookie into a glass of milk.
  • Enjoy every bite!
    Fingers holding up a cookie over the table with a bite taken.


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg