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Soft Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite cookies to make and eat. This recipe is fantastic the chocolate chip cookies turn out soft and chewy and oh so amazing!

It is time to make the “King” of the cookie. These soft chewy chocolate chip cookies are incredible. Looking for something to make to bring to the neighbors or family members? Make these! Time to impress your friends and family with this easy yummy chocolate chip cookie recipe. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get baking! 🙂

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homemade chocolate chip cookies sitting on a wire cookie rack on a wooden table.

Step 1: Gather all the ingredients

First, measure out all of your ingredients. You will need:

  • Flour – I always use All-Purpose flour (plain flour).
  • Butter – I generally use unsalted butter, but you can use salted butter. If you do, just reduce the salt that is added. Butter gives the cookies texture, flavor, and helps with the structure.
  • Brown sugar – The brown sugar contains molasses which help add moisture to the cookie. In turn, making the cookie chewier.
  • White granulated sugar – an essential ingredient for making the perfect cookie.
  • Eggs – The eggs will add structure to the cookies as well as a bit of leavening and essential moisture.
  • Vanilla extract – this will add lots of flavor and enhance the flavor in the other ingredients.
  • Salt – Use a good table salt.
  • Baking soda – the main leavening agent for the cookies.
  • Chocolate chips – chocolate chips are the key ingredient in chocolate chip cookies. You can use all kinds of different chocolate chips if you like.
An assortment of large and small glass bowls sitting on a wooden table holding various chocolate chip cookie ingredients.

Step 2: Cream butter with sugars

Now preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. (177 C). Then lets cream together our softened butter with our white and brown sugars. If your butter is not quite soft enough, go ahead and put it in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. Now use your hand mixer or stand mixer to cream the ingredients. Scrape the sides of the bowl afterward. We want to make sure we get everything all nice and mixed together.

White hand mixer blending butter and sugars in a large glass bowl.
Hand holding a white spatula scraping the sides of a large glass bowl.

Step 3: Add eggs and vanilla extract

Next, let’s add our eggs one at a time, mixing in between, and scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed. Then add your vanilla extract, again mixing after until combined, then scraping the bowl after.

Step 4: Mix dry ingredients

After that add the baking soda and the salt to the flour and mix with a whisk or sifter, until well combined.

Hand holding green whisk mixing flour and other dry ingredients.

Step 5: Add flour to the dough

Next, we add the flour about a third to a fourth of it at a time to the dough, mixing in between, and scraping the sides as needed. Leave about a half of cup of flour remaining.

Hand pouring flour into a large glass bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough.

Step 6: Add chocolate chips and then rest of the flour

Time to add the chocolate chips, you can’t have chocolate chip cookies without chocolate chips! I normally use semi-sweet chocolate chips, you can use milk chocolate ones too if you like. Again mix with your mixer, once those yummy chocolate morsels are nice and mixed in, add the remaining flour and mix again until combined. Then scrape the sides, a few more seconds of mixing, and then your cookie dough will be done.

Make sure to clean your beaters afterward. I just use my spatula to push the dough away from the beaters. When I was a young kid and would make cookies with my mom, cleaning the beaters was my favorite part, because she always gave me a taste. However, she never gave me quite as much as I would have liked.

Step 7: Bake those yummy chocolate chip cookies

Now we take a spoon or small cup or ice cream scoop, and get about 2 tablespoons worth of dough, depending on the size of the cookie that you want, and then place on your cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or an Artisan Mat (Silicone Baking Mat). I absolutely love my baking mat, it lasts a super long time, very easy to clean, and helps to prevent the cookies from burning on the bottom. Parchment paper will work great too.

If you would like to watch my full video product review of the silicone baking mat you can find it here. We bake our cookies in the oven at 350 degrees F for 8 to 12 minutes depending on the size of the cookie, start with 8 minutes and go from there. You will bake them until you see the edges getting brown. For soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies bake them for a little less time then you think.

It’s always a good idea when trying out a new cookie recipe to do a trial bake with three or four cookies, so you can get the time down.

Step 8: Finished chocolate chip cookies

Once the cookies come out of the oven, you will notice a little browning around the edges and a bit on the tops. Let the cookies sit on your cookie sheet for about 3 more minutes, then transfer to a cookie rack to cool completely. Serve them warm, or cool if you like. Notice the bottom of the cookie, nice brown color. 🙂 Enjoy those cookies with your friends and family!

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Hand showing the back of a homemade chocolate chip cookie.

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Soft Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Time to make the "King" of the cookie, the chocolate chip cookie. This recipe for soft chewy chocolate chip cookies is amazing. It is my go to recipe when I want to make cookies. They are in fact my favorite cookies of all time. 🙂 And they are super duper easy to make.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, easy, treats
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 235kcal
Author: In the Kitchen with Matt

Equipment

  • Silicone Baking Mat
  • Whisk or Sifter
  • Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer
  • spoon
  • Spatula

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour 350g
  • 1 cup of unsalted softened butter 225 g
  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar 200 g
  • 1/2 cup of white granulated sugar 100 g
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. of vanilla extract 10ml
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt 2.5 g
  • 1 tsp. of baking soda 7 g
  • 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate about 2 cups or 350g

Instructions

  • First let's preheat our oven to 350 degrees F. (177 C). Then lets cream together our softened butter with our white and brown sugars. If your butter is not quite soft enough, go ahead and put it in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. Now use your hand mixer or stand mixer to cream the ingredients. Scrape the sides of the bowl afterwards. We want to make sure we get everything all nice and mixed together.
  • Now let's add our eggs one at a time, mixing in between, and scraping the sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed. Then add your vanilla extract, again mixing after until combined, then scraping the bowl after.
  • Next we add our baking soda and our salt to the flour and mix with a whisk or sifter, until well combined.
  • Then we add the flour about a third to a fourth of it at a time to the dough, mixing in between, and scraping the sides as needed. Before you add the last amount of flour go to the next step.
  • Now we add our chocolate chips. I am using semi-sweet chocolate chips, you can you milk chocolate ones too if you like. Again mix with your mixer, once they are nice and mixed in, add your remaining flour and mix again until combined. Then scrape the sides, one final few seconds of mixing, and then your dough will be done. Make sure to clean your beaters afterwards. I just use my spatula to push the dough away from the beaters.
  • Finally we take a spoon or small cup or ice cream scoop, and get about 2 tablespoons worth of dough, depending on the size of the cookie that you want, and then place on your cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or an Artisan Mat (Silicone Baking Mat). Parchment paper will work great too. We bake our cookies in the oven at 350 degrees F for 8 to 12 minutes depending on the size of the cookie, start with 8 minutes and go from there. You will bake them until you see the edges getting brown.
  • Once the cookies come out of the oven, you will notice a little browning around the edges, and a bit on the tops. Let the cookies sit on your cookie sheet for about 5 more minutes, then transfer to a cookie rack to cool completely. Serve them warm, or cool if you like. Enjoy those cookies with your friends and family!

Notes

These values are based on 24 larger cookies. You can make smaller cookies and the values will be lower of course. 

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34 Comments

  1. Melanie williams

    You had me at the word cookie lol. these sound super and I bet that they taste yummy too xx

  2. Soft and chewy is my favorite kind of cookie. These sound delicious.

  3. 5 stars
    Soft chocolate chips are my favorite kind of cookies! I want to bake this asap.

  4. 5 stars
    I’ll need to give these chewy chocolate chip cookies a try! I love everything about baking cookies, more so how it makes our home smell.

  5. You have so many great recipes! Chewy chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite cookies for sure! I can’t wait to start baking holiday cookies at the end of the month! I have an Artisan Mat too and I really love it!

  6. My nephews and nieces always visit me. I will try this for their next visit! I really think this is going to make me the best aunt 😀

  7. Yum! I love chocolate chip cookies. I have so many different recipes — you generally can’t go wrong. But I will have to try this one! Thanks!

  8. Oh yum! Give me all the cookies! I love soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies. They are my favorite!

  9. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh so delicious! I just love soft and chewy homemade chocolate chip cookies and this recipe is perfect!!

  10. katrina Kroeplin

    looks like a great recipe. soft choc. chip cookies are the best. i could go for one right now.

  11. the cookies look delicious! thanks for all your yummy looking photos. step by step photos are helpful!

    Joy at The Joyous Living

  12. 5 stars
    This is the real Macoy! Just like I learned to make them as a child. Brought back great memories just thinking about making these.

  13. 5 stars
    Such a perfect recipe! My kids will enjoy baking these over the weekend! Yum!

  14. 5 stars
    Soft & chewy are how I like my cookies! These are so good!! My favorite cookie!

  15. 5 stars
    These cookies were a hit! My kids love them!

  16. 5 stars
    I feel like it’s so good to find a REALLY GOOD chocolate chip cookie recipe. I like them super soft and these came out perfectly! My new go-to recipe!

  17. Rachael Yerkes

    5 stars
    these are so great!

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