Copycat McDonald’s Chocolate Chip Cookie


McDonald’s Chocolate Chip Cookie

McDonald’s chocolate chip cookies have been voted the best fast-food cookies available, across the internet. Today we are excited to share with you our copycat recipe which makes the most amazing cookies and can easily compete with the real McDonald’s chocolate chip cookies. Don’t take our word for it though, be sure to give this recipe a try today, so that you can judge for yourself just how good they truly are. 

McDonalds Chocolate Chip Cookie tower top down

Chocolate Chip Cookie

Chocolate chip cookies are a favorite for most people. Chocolate Chip Cookies are probably the most popular flavor of cookies, but there are many ways these delicious cookies can be made, as well as different recipes that produce similar cookies, but the taste or texture can vary. Some chocolate chip cookies are large while others are small. Some are very crisp, while others are chewy. Others still, taste amazing when fresh from the oven, while different recipes taste better after they have cooled, and their ingredients have had time to melded together to produce a delicious overall flavor. Our copycat recipe for McDonald’s chocolate chip cookies makes amazing cookies. 

Soft Baked, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of the things that makes McDonald’s chocolate chip cookies stand out amongst all the others is that their cookies are usually the softest and most chewy cookies that you can find. These cookies in our copycat recipe will not disappoint you. Our recipe which we are excited to share with you today makes the most amazing cookies. These sweet treats turn out golden around the edge, chewy in the center, and soft throughout the cookie. These cookies are so soft and full of flavor that they feel like they could melt away in your mouth. 

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am so excited to share with you today, our copycat recipe for McDonald’s chocolate chip cookies because they are so delicious. This cookie recipe is very easy to prepare, it’s a simple recipe that allows you to mix up the batter in a mixing bowl, scoop, then bake your cookies. And these cookies are not only amazing when fresh from the oven, but they are also delicious days later. The step-by-step instructions in this recipe will walk you through how to make cookies that are golden around the edge, soft in the center, and chewy throughout the entire cookie, they taste like delicious goodness that can melt in your mouth. This is one recipe that you will want to be sure to try and are likely to add to your list of favorite recipes.

How can you make your own soft cookies at home?

The process of making your own soft cookies at home is surprisingly easy. With our recipe for copycat McDonald’s chocolate chip cookies, you can easily make your own at home. This recipe is great because it will allow you to make the cookies, to your desired thickness. Some people enjoy flat cookies while others prefer cookies that are a bit thicker. The trick in getting this difference in thickness is to add more flour or omit some flour that is called for. For thicker cookies, you want to add more flour, where thinner cookies will require less. Let’s look at what you will need to make these delicious cookies. 

McDonalds Chocolate Chip cookies

Here’s a list of what you need:

Brown sugar
Granulated sugar
Baking powder
Baking soda
Chocolate chips

How To Make McDonald’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you have made chocolate chip cookies before you will recognize that most of these ingredients look familiar. However, the proportions may differ from what you are used to. This cookie batter comes out to look more like a cake batter, rather than a chocolate chip cookie dough. Never fear, you will be in for a delicious treat with this kind of cookie dough. Let’s begin by looking at how these cookies are made. 

Start off by adding your soft butter, eggs, brown sugar, and granulated sugar to a mixing bowl. Stir on medium speed until the mixture becomes creamy in texture. Next, add salt, baking powder, baking soda, and vanilla extract to your mixture. Stir to combine. Once your mixture is completely combined, add your flour. Stir over low speed until your flour is completely dissolved into your dough. 

Now it’s time for your chocolate chips! Add your chocolate chips to your cookie batter and stir until mixed in. Set your mixer aside and scoop or roll your dough into balls and place them evenly spaced on a greased cookie sheet. Bake until your cookies are done to your desired preferences. This will take between 8 and 12 minutes to complete. Remove from the oven allow to cool before serving. Enjoy!

McDonald’s Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe


16 Tbsp butter, soft (1 cup)
3 large eggs
1 ½ cup brown sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 ¼ tsp salt
¾ tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
3 cups flour
¾ cup chocolate chips


Methods of Preparing Step by Step:

Step 1: Preheat Oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F

Step 2: Make Cookie Dough

In a mixing bowl add butter, eggs, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Stir until combined and creamy in texture. Add salt, baking powder, baking soda, and vanilla to your mixture. Stir to combine. Finally, add your all-purpose flour to the mixture, stir at a low speed until combined. Once combined, add chocolate chips, and stir just until mixed in.  

Step 3: Bake

Next prepare your baking sheet by spraying each cookie sheet with baking spray. Next, using a cookie scoop, place your cookie dough onto your cookie sheet. Or roll your cookie dough into balls that are about 1 inch in diameter. Place your cookie dough balls evenly spread apart on your cookie sheet. Place into your preheated oven and bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or until cookies are baked to your desired amount of doneness. 

Step 4: Cool

Once your cookies are finished baking, remove them from the oven and allow the cookies to cool for about five minutes on the baking sheet before removing them and placing them on a wire rack to finish cooling. Repeat the baking process until all your cookie dough is baked. Serve and enjoy!


One note on this recipe is that if you prefer your cookies to be flat rather than thick, you will want to only add about 2-2½ cups of flour to your cookie dough rather than 3 cups. That will make your cookies much flatter, be aware of this when baking them. You will most likely want to make them for less time if you desire flat cookies. Otherwise, follow the recipe as stated above. 

McDonalds chocolate chip cookies top down

Nutritional Information

Now that you know how to make these delicious cookies, let’s look at the nutritional information. Please keep in mind as we look at the nutritional facts that this is a rough estimate based on the ingredients that we used for these cookies and may vary depending upon what brands and specific ingredients you add when making these cookies. 

McDonald’s Nutrition Facts

We roughly estimate that this recipe makes two dozen cookies. We estimate the 1/24 of this recipe makes one cookie. We have based nutritional facts on this assumption. Our summary of nutritional facts for this copycat McDonald’s chocolate chip cookie recipe is as follows. We estimate that one cookie contains 221 calories, 10 g of total fat, 45 mg cholesterol, 270 mg sodium, 30.4 g carbohydrates, and 2.9 g protein. 

Calories in McDonald’s Chocolate Chip Cookie

Using the above recipe, we estimate that one cookie contains 221 calories. This estimation may vary depending upon what ingredients you use in your recipe when made at home. This estimation of calories does not reflect the nutritional facts of the chocolate chip cookies purchased directly from McDonald’s.  

Carbs in McDonald’s, McDONALDLAND Chocolate Chip Cookies

We estimate that one chocolate chip cookie from the above recipe contains a total of 30.4 g of total carbohydrates. 0.6 g of this is from dietary fiber, and 17.9 g is total sugars. This estimate makes up 11% of the suggested daily value intake based on 2,000 calories per day. 

How long would it take to burn off 221 KCal?

In case you were wondering how long it might take to burn 221 calories, which would be equivalent to one cookie for our recipe above, we have done some calculations for you below. These are estimated based on a person who weighs 200 pounds. Below are the details for you and how long it would take to burn off one cookie. 

Walking (3mph) 43 minutes
Running (5mph) 18 minutes
Bicycling (general) 18 minutes 

McDonalds Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The Most Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie Possible. (Do Not Read This Unless You Want to Gain Weight, The End.)

After testing and revising this copycat McDonald’s chocolate chip cookie recipe, we have finally come up with a delicious one for you shown above. We are very excited to share this with you because we think that these cookies are possibly the most delicious copycat McDonald’s chocolate chip cookies out there. However, we will give you one word of caution, if you have a sweet tooth be aware that you may not want to read this unless you are okay with gaining some weight. This recipe is just that good. Most likely, you will be coming back for more. The kids especially, but also kids at heart, will enjoy this delicious treat.

McDonald’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you like McDonald’s chocolate chip cookies, you will also enjoy our recipe provided above for copycat McDonald’s chocolate chip cookies that you can make at home and enjoy anytime you want. These cookies are very delicious, they are cooked to perfection so that they are golden around the edges, soft in the center, and chewy throughout the entire cookie. These cookies are delicious but don’t take our word for it, these are ones that you must try out for yourself. Give these delicious cookies a try and let us know what you think. 


Chocolate chip cookies are perfect for any occasion, especially our copycat McDonald’s chocolate chip cookies. They’re easy to make and they keep well. They taste amazing and are a perfect treat to share with anyone and everyone. Be sure to add this recipe to your list of must-try baking items.  

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