Best Chocolate Chip Cookies {Soft & Chewy}

Best chocolate chip cookies recipe from scratch with simple ingredients that are quick and easy to make. These homemade soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies are better than bakery cookies!

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This soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe is EASY  & SIMPLE!

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

How to make chocolate chip cookies? How to make homemade chocolate chip cookies?

Start off by whisking together flour and baking soda and keep this aside. In another bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Then, add egg, vanilla extract, flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake and enjoy.

Ingredients for chocolate chip cookies/chocolate chip cookie dough:

  • Flour
  • Brown sugar
  • Garnaulated sugar
  • Chocolate chips
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Tips for homemade chocolate chip cookies recipe:

  • If the cookie dough is too soft to roll into balls, chill in the fridge for 30-40 minutes so that it’s easier to handle.
  • Any type of chocolate chips can be used. I think semisweet chocolate chips taste the best!
  • You must use cake flour in this recipe for the BEST texture.
  • Recipe can easily be doubled to make a bigger batch of cookies
  • Instead of jumbo cookies, you can use this same recipe to make 12 regular sized cookies.
  • All ingredients should be at room temperature so they combine together smoothly.
  • Don’t use salted butter because that will make these cookies very salty.
  • Both, granulated and brown sugar are required in this recipe. Don’t replace one with the other!

Other flavor variations for easy chocolate chip cookies:

  • Coconut chocolate chip cookies- Mix 1/2 shredded coconut in the cookie dough.
  • Chocolate chip walnut cookies- Mix 1/3 cup crushed walnuts in the cookie dough.
  • Banana chocolate chip cookies- These cookies rock! They have a cake-like texture and are a great way to use up ripe bananas.
  • Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies- If you are fond of the peanut butter and chocolate chip combination, this is the recipe for YOU!
  • Cake mix chocolate chip cookies-  Use yellow cake mix instead of the chocolate cake mix in this recipe and follow the same steps for super easy cookies.
  • Oreo chocolate chip cookies– Stuff each cookie dough ball with an Oreo cookie, prior to baking.
  • Chocolate chip cookie bars- Spread this cookie dough in a square pan (9×9) and bake at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean.
  • Double chocolate chocolate chip cookies: Once the cookies have cooled down, dip them halfway in melted chocolate and let the chocolate set.
  • White chocolate chip cookies: Replace semisweet chocolate chips with white chocolate chips and follow the same steps.
  • Chocolate chip cookie cake- Spread this cookie dough in a circle pan (8×2) and bake at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean. Decorate with frosting and sprinkles.

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What makes a cookie chewy?

There are few tips for this:

  1. High moisture content is key here- Your recipe must hold all that moisture from added ingredients, while baking!
  2. Dough consistency matters- Stiff cookie dough holds more moisture and does not spread a lot while baking.
  3. Size matters too: Big spoonfuls of cookie dough make thicker cookies, causing less liquid to evaporate while baking and thus, yielding the perfect soft and chewy texture.
  4. Brown sugar is super important: It has more moisture than granulated sugar and that adds moisture to the cookie dough.
  5. Baking time matters: Don’t over-bake your cookies or else they will become firm and crisp. Cookies are ready when edges are golden brown/ firm but centers are soft but not jiggly.

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Why did my chocolate chip cookies come out flat?

There could be a few different reasons:

  1. The ingredients were not measured properly.
  2. Ingredients were cold and not at room temperature and they did not mix together properly and less air was trapped in the dough.
  3. Oven temperature is not accurate. Use an oven thermometer to calibrate your oven.
  4. Your kitchen was too hot and made your dough very soft. Chill it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes so cookies don’t spread too much, while baking.

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can I add cocoa powder to a chocolate chip cookie recipe?

Yes,  but you would have to also add some milk or water to prevent the cookie dough from becoming too thick.

How do you make cookies stay soft?

Place a slice of bread in the cookie jar. The bread will transfer all its moisture to the cookies and become hard and the cookies will remain soft.

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Best Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Chill time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Best chocolate chip cookies recipe from scratch with simple ingredients that are quick and easy to make. These homemade soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies are better than bakery cookies!
Yield: 6 Giant Cookies


  • 2-1/4 cup Cake flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 3/4 cup Butter, Unsalted
  • 3/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 Egg, Large
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1- 1/3 cups Chocolate chips, Semisweet


  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and keep aside.
  • In another mixing bowl, add butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and mix everything together until light and fluffy. 
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until smooth. 
  • Gradually, add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. 
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll them into balls. If the dough is too soft, cover and chill for 30 minutes so that it's easier to handle.
  • Place these cookie dough balls on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper. Be sure to leave lots of space between the cookies to allow for spreading while baking.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes, or until they are golden brown along the edges.
  • Remove the cookie tray from the oven and before the cookies cool down, push some more chocolate chips on top of each cookie.
  • Let the cookies cool down completely. Then remove them from the tray and enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a cookie jar at room temperature or fridge for up to 3 days. 



Calories: 623kcal, Carbohydrates: 78g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 20g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Sodium: 458mg, Potassium: 63mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 68g, Vitamin A: 840IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 80mg, Iron: 0.9mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 623
Author: CakeWhiz

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7 comments on “Best Chocolate Chip Cookies {Soft & Chewy}”

  1. These are my kind of cookies! I can’t wait to give it a try!5 stars

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