These Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies are my perfect cookie! They have just the right soft chew, tons of chocolate chips and excellent flavor! This is the recipe for all of us die hard chocolate chip cookie lovers! These are the best soft chocolate chip cookies I have ever made by far!
I. Love. Cookies. Who wouldn’t? Sweet, buttery, chewy, crunchy, frostings, chocolate, portable, giftable, lovable – have I gone on too long? Maybe a bit…
Of all the cookies in the world my favorite by far are soft chocolate chip cookies. They just have my heart! For years I was a Toll House girl and it is a great recipe – solid, dependable and yummy. But in the last few years I started to wonder if there was something better out there? I tried a few different things and in the end I discovered that there was a better cookie!
This version uses more brown sugar than white and adjusts the leavening ratios. It is also a bit more generous with the vanilla just because I’m almost as crazy about vanilla as I am about cookies. If you must conserve, reduce the vanilla to a teaspoon – I understand!
I thought it might be just me so I took these cookies around and handed them out liberally. They got some crazy rave reviews! As it turned out a lot of people love this particular version of soft chocolate chip cookies.
If you give this one a try drop me a line in the comments! I’m so excited to see what you all think of this recipe. I’m betting it is going to become your #1 chocolate chip cookie recipe!
Have a great week. Thanks for stopping by to cook with me!
Tools In This Post: I don’t like to do any more dishes than I have to! When I bake cookies I always use these simple pre-cut sheets. These cookies can be removed from the sheet and then you can reuse it for the next round of cookies. When I’m done for the day I toss the paper and put my clean cookie sheets back in the cupboard. The price on Amazon and in the grocery store is pretty similar.
If I had to pick a 2nd favorite recipe it might be these Perfect No Chill Sugar Cookies! Enjoy…
Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup salted butter softened
- 1 ½ cups brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla
- 3 ¼ cups flour
- 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ¾ tsp. salt
- 2 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment to beat together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar on high until light and fluffy - about one minute. Scrape the sides.
- Add the egg and vanilla and beat again. Scrape the sides.
- Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix on medium until well combined. Add chocolate chips and mix on low just until combined.
- Use a 2.5 Tbsp. size scoop to make balls of dough. Put six balls of dough on each sheet and bake 10-12 minutes until cookies are just set on top and almost starting to brown on the edges around the bottom.
Adapted from here.
My batter turned out super dry
Hi Kristin – I’m sorry you had this experience! A few quick things you might want to consider. Did you measure the flour by the dip and sweep method? If you just scooped measuring cups into the flour you might well find that there is too much flour in the dough which makes for dryness issues. You can also make sure you are using the correct amount of butter and that you are using large eggs – not small or medium. One last thing to consider – sugar is a liquid ingredient in cooking so if you didn’t measure the correct amount it would make a dry dough. Good luck! I hope you are able to figure out what went wrong and get some really wonderful cookies whipped up!
OMG!!! I was looking for a good chocolate chip recipe because I promised the guys at work I would make cookies. Seriously, they loved them!!!! I added crushed up peppermint sprinkles (which didn’t add peppermint flavor, unfortunately). But I made a double batch, and they were ALL gone by the end of the day. I am saving this recipe forever. It is now my go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies. And I even cooked them a little too long, and they were still soft.
Woohoo!!! There is magic in finding a recipe you LOVE to save forever. I’m so glad this was it for you. Happy cookie baking and Merry Christmas! (Also…if you are a chocolate bark person and love peppermint this one is a personal favorite of mine – wonderful crunch to it! (https://www.mirlandraskitchen.com/peppermint-oreo-bark/)
These cookies turned out perfectly! Thank you for sharing your recipe!
Hi Victoria – you are most welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed these. We love them SO! I think I might need one more batch of them before the season of cookie feasting comes to a close.
I’ve been looking for the perfect cookie recipe to satisfy my cravings lately and I have to say that this recipe DEFINITELY hit the spot! They turned out perfect and delicious! I added a teaspoon of cinnamon to my batter and I can’t get enough of them! Thank you so much!
Hi Celeste! I have never tried adding cinnamon – what a wonderful idea. Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe 🙂