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Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies With Nutmeg (That Work Every Time)

A baking sheet lined with baking parchment full of milk chocolate chip cookies with nutmeg, one of which is bitten into.
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Everyone has their very own Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that they swear by! We have one too! And this one has not disappointed us EVER! Seriously, this Milk Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe works every time, producing soft and chocolatey cookies, gently spiced with nutmeg! Truly irresistible!

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What Makes The Best Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies?

We all have different tastes, but when it comes to a good chocolate chip cookie, I think we can all agree that there are certain qualities that make them ever so irresistible.

  • Soft. Nobody wants a crunchy cookie (they’d be called biscuits otherwise). Brown sugar is of paramount importance here, as it contains more moisture and helps the cookies gain that slightly ‘underbaked’ texture.
  • Full of Chocolate. Pack those chocolate chips in. They will melt in the oven, making the best kind of gooey mess when you eat them.
  • Cracked Tops. We love the little cracks on the top of each cookie. Cracks indicate that the exterior of the cookie will be slightly crunchy, adding that extra bit of texture to the cookies.
  • Sea Salt. Ok, I agree, this one is up for debate (my mum actually scrapes the salt off the top every time I make them), but we think that sea salt flakes really help balance the sweetness in these cookies.
A baking sheet lined with baking parchment full of milk chocolate chip cookies with nutmeg, one of which is bitten into.

Secret Ingredient In Chocolate Chip Cookies

OK, I’ll admit, it’s not so secret. In fact, the secret ingredient is mentioned in the most popular sitcom ‘Friends’. If you’ve watched the episode “The One With All The Cookies”, you’ll know that in an attempt to figure out a recipe for Phoebe’s grandmother’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, Monica mentions NUTMEG as one of the ingredients!

Yes, just a pinch of nutmeg will make all the difference to your Soft Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies, we guarantee you that!

Ingredients

  • butter: unsalted. If you can, use European-style butter, which is higher in fat content.
  • light brown sugar: an absolute must for a gooey and chewy chocolate chip cookie.
  • caster sugar
  • vanilla bean paste: or seeds from a vanilla pod.
  • egg: medium in the UK, large in the US.
  • egg yolk: medium in the UK, large in the US.
  • plain flour: also known as all-purpose flour.
  • bicarbonate of soda: also known as baking soda, not to be confused with baking powder.
  • ground nutmeg.
  • milk chocolate chips: can be substituted with dark or white chocolate chips, if that’s what you prefer. Note though, that white chocolate chip cookies will be a lot sweeter.
  • A pinch of sea salt: sea salt flakes.
Ingredients for the cookies on a large wooden chopping board.

Method

In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Set it aside for 10 minutes to cool down slightly.

In a large bowl, mix the light brown and caster sugar together. Add the butter and using an electric mixer, beat the mixture for 30 seconds.

Add vanilla bean paste, the egg and egg yolk and beat again until your mixture is light and creamy, approx. 1-2 minutes.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour, nutmeg and bicarbonate of soda.

Using a spatula, gently mix the flour into the wet ingredients (just enough to combine) and then fold in the chocolate chips. Pop the mixture in the fridge for 20 minutes.

In the meantime, preheat the oven to 150°C Fan. Line two large baking sheets with baking parchment.

Divide the mixture into 16 even portions. You may use an ice cream scoop for that. Place the cookie dough in blobs on lined baking sheets leaving approx. 7-8cm in between. Sprinkle with a little salt on the top.

Bake the cookies for 15–17 minutes. The edges should be slightly browned and crispy but the middle should still feel soft and gooey.

Leave the chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet to cool and firm up for 10 minutes. Transfer them onto the wire rack to finish cooling.

Tips & Tricks For Best Results

To succeed every time, here are a few things to note before you start cooking:

  • Do not substitute brown sugar. It is the most important ingredient to ensure soft cookies.
  • Make sure you let the butter cool down slightly before adding the eggs, otherwise the eggs will scramble.
  • Chill the dough. Unchilled cookies will spread too much, leading to very thin overcooked cookies, that may be more crunchy than soft. You want them thick and chewy, right?
  • Shape the cookies into balls and don’t flatten them out to ensure think cookies.
  • Leave enough space in between cookies on the baking sheet, as they will spread quite a bit.

How To Store Cookies?

Before you store away the chocolate chip cookies, let me say, congratulations! You have leftovers, and that is an achievement and a sign of strong willpower right there! We are not that strong here, at Somebody Feed Seb…

Cool your Choc Chip Cookies to room temperature, then layer them in air-tight containers, separating the cookies with a sheet of baking parchment in between. Store the airtight boxes at room temperature, away from direct heat sources or sunlight (you don’t want the chocolate to melt). Eat them within 3-4 days, if they last that long!

A baking sheet lined with baking parchment full of milk chocolate chip cookies with nutmeg.

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Chocolate Lover? Other Recipes To Try

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A baking sheet lined with baking parchment full of milk chocolate chip cookies with nutmeg, one of which is bitten into.

Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies (That Work Every Time)

Everyone has their very own Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that they swear by! We have one too! And this one has not disappointed us ever. Seriously, this Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe works every time, producing soft and chocolatey cookies that are gently spiced with nutmeg! Truly irresistible!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Chilling Time 20 mins
Total Time 57 mins
Course Baking, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 243 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 150 g unsalted butter softened
  • 120 g light brown sugar
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or seeds from 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 egg medium
  • 1 yolk medium
  • 300 g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ ground nutmeg
  • 300 g milk chocolate chips
  • A pinch of sea salt

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Set it aside for 10 minutes to cool down slightly.
  • In a large bowl, mix the light brown and caster sugar together. Add the butter and using an electric mixer, beat the mixture for 30 seconds.
  • Add vanilla bean paste, the egg and egg yolk and beat again until your mixture is light and creamy, approx. 1-2 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, nutmeg and bicarbonate of soda.
  • Using a spatula, gently mix the flour into the wet ingredients (just enough to combine) and then fold in the chocolate chips. Pop the mixture in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, preheat the oven to 150°C Fan. Line two large baking sheets with baking parchment.
  • Divide the mixture into 16 even portions. You may use an ice cream scoop for that. Place the cookie dough in blobs on lined baking sheets leaving approx. 7-8cm in between. Sprinkle with a little salt on the top.
  • Bake the cookies for 15–17 minutes. The edges should be slightly browned and crispy but the middle should still feel soft and gooey.
  • Leave the chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet to cool and firm up for 10 minutes. Transfer them on to the wire rack to finish cooling.

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 46mgPotassium: 38mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 265IUVitamin C: 0.001mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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10 Replies to “Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies With Nutmeg (That Work Every Time)”

  1. 5 stars
    My kids love cookies for breakfast! I’ll try to add ground nutmeg! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Cookies for breakfast sounds like a dream…

  2. 5 stars
    These cookies are perfection. I have made several batches already and they always disappear fast! So delicious!

    1. Gina, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such kind feedback! This makes me so happy 🧡

  3. 5 stars
    Ooooh these are cookie perfection! Soo good.

    1. Thanks, Katherine!

  4. 5 stars
    Love the addition of nutmeg in cookies. Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Ohh, I am sure you will love nutmeg in these cookies – it’s the best addition!

  5. 5 stars
    When I find a perfect recipe, I stick to it for a long time. I love making your chocolate cookies, and they really are one of my favorites, thanks!

    1. You made my day, Natalie! Thank you for such wonderful feedback 🙂

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