White Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy, and packed full of white chocolate chips!  These easy to make cookies are sure to become a family favorite!

white chocolate chip cookies

Those of you that absolutely love my Butterscotch Chip Cookies will be happy to know that this recipe for White Chocolate Chip Cookies uses the same basic, easy, and super delicious dough!  Cookies are my all time favorite thing to bake.  All you need is a really good tried and tested dough that produces a buttery, soft, and chewy cookie.  Then, you can add in any of your favorite candies!

white chocolate chip cookies on sheet pan

How to Make White Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  • To start, it is always best to make sure that your eggs and butter are at room temperature if possible.  You must use softened butter for this recipe.
  • You can use a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, or a large bowl and a hand mixer to cream together both of the sugars with the butter.  This part will take 2-3 minutes.  You will be able to see when the butter and sugar become a light and fluffy mixture instead of small, coarse, granules.
  • Once your butter and sugars are well mixed, add in both eggs and the vanilla and mix for 1-2 more minutes on medium speed until all of the egg is well incorporated.
  • In a medium sized bowl whisk together all of your dry ingredients.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in 3 batches.  This really helps so that flour doesn’t go flying all over the place!
  • Next, stir in your white chocolate chips.
  • The next step is chilling your dough!  Plan ahead, because chilling really is necessary so that these cookies don’t flatten out too much.  Minimum chill time is 30 minutes.  You can place this dough in a large zip-top bag and refrigerate for up to 5 days, then bake later.
  • Drop the dough with a cookie scoop or by heaping Tablespoons onto a large cookie sheet prepared with non-stick spray, or parchment paper.
  • No need to press down on these cookies before baking!
  • Once they come out of the oven, allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 3-5 minutes then remove to a wire rack or serving plate to cool.

how to make white chocolate chip cookies



4.98 from 155 votes

White Chocolate Chip Cookies

White Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy, and packed full of white chocolate chips!  These easy to make cookies are sure to become a family favorite!
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Chill Time 45 minutes
Total 20 minutes
Servings 3 Dozen



  • In a large bowl using hand mixer or bowl of stand mixer, cream together the butter, both sugars, and vanilla extract for 2 minutes on medium speed until well mixed and fluffy. Add eggs and mix until well combined.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. With mixer running on low speed add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat until just incorporated. Fold in the white chocolate chips.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for 30-45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Scoop one heaping Tablespoon of dough at a time into a ball and place on the prepared pan about 1 - 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake cookies in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until slightly golden around the edges.
  • Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. I made the white chocolate chip cookies. Very good. This recipe is one that I have been most successful with of late.

    I have a ? My cookie bottoms were not burnt but close it it. Did not effect the taste. I was wondering if I should bake them for a shorter length of time (10 minutes) or would you bake them at a lower temp.

    1. If you haven’t already tried using a light colored cookie sheet, try that. The darker ones always make the bottoms of my cookies too dark.

  2. 4 stars
    Great recipe that I’ve used as a base for “other” cookies. My most recent favorite is a Lemon Browned Butter variant. Remove the chips, vanilla, cinnamon and then add zest if one lemon. I also dropped the butter to 3/4 cup(my cookies always come out flatter and oily) from 1 cup and added 25 grams of flour.

  3. I don’t have baking sofa only baking powder, what should I do? I have self raising flour I could use instead of plain if that helps?

  4. 5 stars
    This is my favorite cookie ever. I could eat my weight in them, oh my goodness, I love the recipe too. It makes great cookies. I will have to try using the butterscotch chips too. They sound really good too….

  5. 5 stars
    Love this recipe. I’m eating them for breakfast, lol. Not too sweet which is perfect. First time I tried using white chocolate chip and it’s so yummy. I also appreciate the amount of white chocolate chips recommended to use, you still get cookie. With some recipes the entire cookie are chips.

  6. 5 stars
    Amazing! We halved the recipe and it turned out perfect…we all loved them. We will definitely make these again!!