Four Chocolate Chip Cookies One Dough

Want to make several cookies with less work? Try whipping up 4 Chocolate Chip Cookies with 1 Dough! It makes things easier and is great if you need a variety of cookies!

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One of my favorite recipes is one that makes Four Chocolate Chip Cookies with One Dough. This amazing chocolate chip cookie dough is fast, easy, tasty, and incredibly versatile for holding up with different types of add-ins. Chocolate Chip Cookie Variations are so easy with this dough!

Why This Recipe

I love this recipe because it is so easy to make a huge variety of cookies all at one time. It's so nice to have a tray with four different kinds of cookies with minimal effort. Your friends, family, and guests will all be able to find a cookie that they love!

How to Make Four Chocolate Chip Cookies One Dough

First, let's start with the dough. What makes this chocolate chip cookie dough so amazing is the brown sugar. Using a higher percentage of brown sugar creates a chewy, deeply flavored dough and a cookie that can handle lots of mix-ins.

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To mix up the dough you will start in the traditional way by creaming the butter and the sugar together until it is light and fluffy. Next, add the eggs and vanilla and beat it again with the hand mixer to thoroughly incorporate the wet ingredients.

For the next step, you can just add the dry ingredients directly into the wet ingredients and mix them very thoroughly using the hand mixer.

If you want to make all four chocolate chip cookie variations at once, divide the dough into four equal parts in separate bowls. In each bowl, add the customized ingredients for the four different chocolate chip cookies. Mix these by hand -- not with a mixer.

Use a 1 ½" cookie scoop and spread the cookies about two inches apart on a parchment-paper-lined cookie sheet. Bake these for 10-14 minutes until the edges just start to turn brown. Remove them from the oven and leave them on the cookie sheet for five more minutes to cool down.

varieties of chocolate chip cookies on a wax paper lined baking sheet

4 Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 Dough Ingredients

Basic Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ingredients

Butter - Room temperature. Set it out on the counter ahead of time for a couple of hours.

Light Brown Sugar - Packed.

Granulated Sugar - Traditional chocolate chip cookie doughs have equal parts white sugar and brown sugar. This one is heavy on brown sugar and it improves the flavor so much!

Large Eggs - If possible I always get large or extra-large eggs at the grocery store.

Vanilla extract - A high-quality vanilla will take your cookies over the top. If you've never tried gourmet vanilla, I highly recommend it.

All-purpose flour - Just regular all-purpose flour is perfect. You could also use a one-for-one gluten-free flour for this recipe if you need to make gluten-free cookies.

Baking soda - This provides leavening so that the cookies rise.

Salt - With one cup of salted butter, this recipe does not need very much added salt.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Variations Ingredients

Cranberry White Chocolate

  • Craisins
  • White chocolate chips

Cherry Chocolate Chip

Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip

M&M Chocolate Chip

Tips for Amazing Four Chocolate Chip Cookies One Dough

For a thicker cookie, add an additional ¼ to ½ of all-purpose flour to the recipe.

Do not overbake this cookie. It will continue to firm up and bake after it is removed from the oven. It is essential that you remove the cookies as soon as they start to brown on the edges and before they look "done".

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are the Chocolate Chip Cookie Variations Gluten-Free?

Not exactly. You can make this recipe using one-for-one gluten-free all-purpose flour and it will instantly be gluten-free. Make sure to double-check the labels on your chocolate and fruit to make sure there is no cross-contamination.

Can the Chocolate Chip Cookie Variations be made Dairy-Free?

Yes. The only two things you would have to change is to use dairy-free butter and use dairy-free chocolate.

How Do I Keep Leftovers for the Four in One Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough?

Store your leftover cookies in an airtight container for up to one week. You can also freeze leftover cookies for up to three months in an airtight container.

Can I freeze these Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Yes! That's another awesome thing about cookies. They freeze really well.

Freeze baked cookies- After you've baked the cookies and let them cool completely, place the cookies in a freezer bag or freezer container and freeze the cookies for up to two months.

Anytime you want a cookie, simply take one out of the bag, let it sit at room temperature to thaw. You can also pop it in the microwave for 15 seconds or even in the oven for a couple of minutes to reheat it.

Freeze chocolate chip cookie dough - Make the cookie dough including dividing the dough into 4 bowls and adding the add-ins for each dough. Scoop the cookie dough out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and pop in the freezer until firm, about 1 to 2 hours. Remove the baking sheet, place the firm dough into a freezer bag or freezer container, and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To bake, place the frozen cookie dough on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. The cookie dough will only take about a minute longer to bake than directed in the recipe.

More Cookies to Enjoy

Five Christmas Cookies with One Dough

German Chocolate Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies

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4 Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 Dough

4 Chocolate Chip Cookies with 1 Dough will make a nice variety of cookies with less work! Grab your favorite add-in ingredients and whip up these chocolate chip cookie varieties for the holidays!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 32 cookies

Ingredients
  

Dough

  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Cranberry White Chocolate

  • 2 tablespoons craisins
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips

Cherry Chocolate Chip

Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip

  • 4 Individually wrapped caramels quartered
  • 3 tablespoons pretzels broken into pieces
  • 1 ½ tablespoons milk chocolate chips

M&M Chocolate Chip

Instructions

Dough

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add in the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Beat with a hand mixer on medium until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla extract. Continue to beat until the eggs are blended.
  • Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Beat until the flour is incorporated and a cookie dough has formed.
  • Divide the cookie dough evenly into bowls.
  • Add the ingredients for each cookie to its own bowl of cookie dough. Work in the ingredients until evenly distributed.
  • Using a 1 ½ cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheet leaving 1 ½ to 2 inches between each cookie.
  • Place into the preheated oven and bake for 10 to 14 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack or paper towel to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Notes

For a thicker cookie, add an additional ¼ to ½ of all-purpose flour to the recipe. 

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

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3 Comments

  1. Hi Miranda! This looks like the perfect cookie recipe.
    Mostly, I just wanted to pop by and say "Thanks" for the great recipes I've received since subscribing, and to wish you and yours a happy holiday season. ?☃️?
    From Alberta, Canada ??, where it's supposed to be -30°F Christmas day. Stay safe! And warm.

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