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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies are bakery worthy! They’re thin, chewy, and loaded with chocolate chips throughout. Enjoy!Soft Batch Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

You are in for such a treat with my Soft Chocolate chip Cookies!

I love how soft and fabulous these cookies turned out! So….I call them my soft batch style cookies 🙂  Take a look below to see the special ingredient that makes these so wonderful.

Try them for yourself and see how you like em!

How to Make The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Batch Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Scoop your dough as usual onto your favorite cookie sheet.

Soft Batch Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Press your dough down slightly like so before baking.

Soft Batch Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here’s what you get. Heaven.

Soft Batch Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

The texture to these cookies are quite fabulous. Get baking!

Soft Batch Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

This batch was baked for 10 minutes exactly. Slightly underdone which makes them soft and lovely. I did another batch at about 13 minutes which was browned and firmer. I enjoyed both batches, lol! Try one of each and see what you like. Store your cooled, leftover cookies into an air tight container. Try chilling in the refrigerator. They’re amazing cold too. Enjoy!

Soft Batch Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins

These Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies are bakery worthy! They're thin, chewy, and loaded with chocolate chips throughout. Enjoy!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 153 kcal
  • 1 stick/1/2 cup unsalted softened butter
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a cookie sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  2. Cream your butter and sugars in a stand mixer until light and fluffy, a good 2 minutes. Add egg then vanilla beating to combine. Add flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt then chocolate chips, mixing until combined. With cookie scoop, scoop dough onto prepared cookie sheet. Press dough down to flatten slightly. Bake for 10-12 minutes until baked through. 10 minutes will be softer cookies, 12 minutes will be browned. 

  3. Let cool for 10 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to cooling rack. Serve with milk 🙂

Nutrition Facts
Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 100mg4%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 17IU0%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Maria Teresa McRae says:

    When I print recipies some of the insructions don’t completly print.

  2. 2

    I made almost this exact recipe a couple months ago! The cornstarch cookies have changed my life! I tweaked it by using a combo of bread flour and allpurpose, and chocolate chips and chunks, but the dough base in the same. Yours look so good!

  3. 3

    Mmmm soft chocolate chips cookies are my absolute favorite! Nothing beats them, thanks for sharing this recipe!

  4. 4

    Soft cookies forever! 🙂

  5. 5

    Simple and fabulous. I just love those chocolate cookies. For ever ! 🙂

  6. 6

    I so have to try these!

  7. 7

    One can never have too many chocolate chip cookie recipes! Love the cornstarch addition- these do look so soft and chewy! I want some right now to finish with my coffee 🙂

  8. 8
    Julie Chiou says:

    I LOVE soft cookies!! These look like little pillows of goodness!

  9. 9

    We LOVE chocolate chip cookies around here!!! I’m really curious about the cornstarch too…since yours look so amazing, I obviously need to try it!!

  10. 10

    I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many chocolate chip cookie recipes and this one looks amazing!

  11. 11
    Amanda says:

    Totally adore soft batch style!!! These will be a Must Make for me!

  12. 12
    naomi says:

    yep, cookies forever! and I can vouch for the cornstarch-soft cookies for sure. love this, jenny!

  13. 13

    Sigh… SIGH….. What I would give for a dozen of these and a tall frosty glass of milk!

  14. 14

    Man, sometimes a soft chewy cookie really hits the spot. I still think my favorite is more of a classic chocolate chip cookie but a soft one now and then certainly doesn’t hurt.

    Yum yum yum.

  15. 15
    Alyssa says:

    These look so perfectly delicious, but now I really want a cookie….and it’s only 10:30 AM!! haha

  16. 16

    I saw that idea on Pinterest too, so glad to know it works! Soft batch cookies are the best!:)

  17. 17

    Soft Cookies are the best. These look just divine!

  18. 18

    Jenny, we have to make these! (We, meaning the students and I). We’re already drooling over here!

  19. 19
    Marie in Va says:

    These look heavenly! It’s not even noon yet and I want cookies 🙂

  20. 20
    marla says:

    Would it be OK to munch a few of these GIANTS at one time……Mmmmmmm 🙂

  21. 21

    If I’m going to be indulging in cookies, this is exactly the sort of thing I want to be munching on. The softer the better!

  22. 22
    Madison says:

    Those look divine and “lighter” than typical chocolate chip cookies. Yummers!

  23. 23

    These cookies look scrumptious, Jenny!

  24. 24
    Gaby says:

    mmmmm soft cookies are my favorite!! can’t wait to give these a try! Thanks lady!!

  25. 25

    i have been dying to try this cornstarch “trick”. after seeing these I realize I need to get on it NOW. these look amazing.

  26. 26

    Interesting… I’ve never seen a non gluten-free cookie recipe with corn starch… brilliant. In gluten-free baking, it gives things a nice ‘chew’ factor. I didn’t think gluten containing cookies would need them because of the natural glue from the gluten would do the trick. Will definitely have to share this little tid bit!

  27. 27
    Megan says:

    oh man, I said I was going to do better in the coming weeks about eating sweets – I’m 26 weeks pregnant so I know I’ll need to be checked for gestational diabetes soon, AND I just ate about 3 dozen chocolate chip cookies that I made last week all by myself. I think I’ll just bookmark this recipe for February 🙂

    Keep ’em comin’!

  28. 28

    Those look wonderful! Soft and chewy just like a good cookie should be.
    Thanks for sharing,

  29. 29
    Paula says:

    Hmmm…I wonder how well that would work for a peanut butter cookie?

  30. 30

    I’ve seen the cornstartch addition but haven’t tried it myself. However, I think we all know that I am going to need to after staring at these cookie pictures 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  31. 31
    Sarah says:

    As I was in the middle of making cupcakes once, I realized I didn’t have enough eggs. I googled egg substitutes and corn starch came up. I subbed some of the eggs for the cornstarch, and they came out so moist and soft! Hadn’t thought to try it with cookies, really looking forward to trying these!

  32. 32

    Love soft cookies and these look perfect, Jenny! I’m going to have to make a batch asap.

  33. 33

    These look great! I love a soft and chewy cookie.

  34. 34

    Those look fabulous! I am surprised that simply adding a bit of cornstarch makes them so soft. I will definitely try these.

  35. 35

    These are on my baking list for this week end! Love!

  36. 36
    Glenda says:

    I knew I had to bake these when I saw your new post. Baked them & they are really good! Tagged you to a picture of these awesome cookies on instagram & so happy you left a comment. Thank you for the recipe!!

  37. 37

    I’m always looking to try a new chocolate chip recipe! This one is fabulous!

  38. 38
    Julia says:

    It is only 10:40 here and you just made me crave cookies! They look delicious. I love soft cookies over crunchy ones.

  39. 39

    Oh gosh, is it ok to make cookies for breakfast? These look so good! I keep seeing corn starch in cookies lately, I think I’m finally going to have to try it!

  40. 40

    I love soft batch cookies – I will need to try that cornstarch trick for sure!

  41. 41
    Kate says:

    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for this recipe! I just made it for my roommate and boyfriend, and my boyfriend just said,”I think my grandmother just rolled over in her grave, these are the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had.” I hope this is the tipping point that leads to the ring?

  42. 42
    Megan says:

    The cookies are very tasty but mine did not turn out soft! Any idea about how that could have happened? I followed the recipe and measured exactly.

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    Sara K says:

    I also added a teaspoon of cream of tartar and increased the mixing times for the first and second mixings. My sister in law taught me both of those techniques and they really help to keep the dough soft. These were great cookies. Thanks for the recipe!

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  47. 47
    Sarah says:

    These were great! I made them tonight except I used 1 cup of dark chocolate chips and 1 cup of semi-sweet! They were the perfect chewiness!

  48. 48
    Melissa L. says:

    Just found your site today thanks to my sister….these look delicious so i just whipped them up and they are baking right now! I was a little short on both sugars but that’s okay…can’t wait to try them!

    • 48.1
      Melissa L. says:

      I’m back! They are done, made exactly as directed – cooked 12 minutes and they are perfect! Thanks for the recipe, this is replacing my old chocolate chip cookie recipe!

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  50. 50
    Tabitha says:

    I made these cookies for my family on Sunday, they were gone by Monday evening. We all agree these were the best chocolate chip cookies ever!

  51. 51
    Samantha says:

    Jenny – I made these this morning and they just didn’t come out right I followed the recipe exactly. I am a little confused about the butter. Is the recipe for 1 stick and 1/2 cup of butter or are you just indicating that 1 stick is a half a cup…kind of confusing. I don’t know what went wrong. The dough was really crumbly and the cookies didn’t stay together. Some of the cookies on the sheet were under cooked and some were over cooked. Ugh, I really wanted these to work!

    • 51.1
      Jenny says:

      Hi Samantha, it is just 1 stick of butter which is also equal to 1/2 cup. I wonder what went wrong, I make this recipe all of the time.

  52. 52
    Jess says:

    Making these while stuck inside becuase of the blizzard. Didn’t have 2 cups of chocolate chips so I am adding toffee, one cup of each chocolate chips and toffee..can’t wait to see how they come out!

  53. 53
    Bia says:

    Hi, i’ve read some blogs where they suggest to keep the dough in the fridge for awhile before baking. Is it a need to do that for your recipe?

  54. 54
    Linhda Sagen says:

    Great recipe!! Thank you for sharing.

  55. 55
    Stacy says:

    Thanks for the great recipe. I made these about an hour ago and they are wonderful!

  56. 56
    Anne Marie says:

    These are fantastic. I love this recipe, it’s my new go to for chocolate chip!! I was even inspired to make a giant cookie using this recipe and everyone that came over for Easter loved it.

    Thanks so much Jenny.

  57. 57
    Shelly says:

    These cookies are amazing! I just baked a batch, but I used a mixture of chocolate chips and chopped Reese’s peanut butter eggs as I’m trying to get rid of some Easter candy. Hands down the best chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever made!

  58. 58
    Jessica Stauber says:

    Just made these for my younger brother’s varsity football banquet. My new ABSOLUTE favorite classic chocolate chip cookie recipe and go-to from now on! SO delicious and gooey!

  59. 59
    stephanie says:

    Is this 1 and 1/2 sticks butter?

  60. 60
    Jessica says:

    Do you know how much extra flour I should add for high altitude?

  61. 61

    I made these for our beach trip next week. They are so good. Can’t wait to share them with our friends, pool side. 🙂

  62. 62
    Judy says:

    I think I just found the holy grail chocolate chip cookies! Just made a batch of these and they were amazing! It was a bit too much chocolate chips for me though, so I’ll cut down a bit on that next time. Pinning this for future baking! Thanks 🙂

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    Kate says:

    I’ve been looking for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe for a long time, and after discovering this recipe, I’ve finally found it! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely recipe!

    These also taste AMAZING with one cup of caramel bits and one cup of chocolate bits! — so so so good!

  66. 66
    Linda Ripp says:

    Man…..major fail. One huge mess. DON’T make this at all………..somebody’s idea of a joke, I suppose.

  67. 67
    Katheryn says:

    My husband and I have been on the search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. After what seems like a billion recipes, I came across this one tonight… HANDS DOWN the absolute best cookies we’ve made!

  68. 68
    Hannah says:

    I’ve made these at least once a week since I found this recipe. They are amazing!

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    Michele says:

    I am in search for my perfect cookie recipe, which is a soft/chewy on the inside, kinda crispy on the outside, and flat/thin and so I found this on pintrest and it looked really good and easy to make. I just made these and it didn’t look as flat as the ones in the pictures (which is understandable since you never said this is supposed to be super flat) but holy cow these tasted great and they’re so soft it just melts in your mouth. Everybody loves these and they still look great AND it stays soft for days. Thank you for the recipe! If I don’t find a better recipe, which I doubt I will, this is definitely THE ONE.

  71. 71
    Rute says:

    These cookies r delish! Added a third of the sugar and half the choc chips, but also used mini, also substituted cashew meal for half of the flour. Absolutely delicious! Thank you!!!

  72. 72

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  73. 73
    Maria says:

    These are by far the best chocolate cookies I’ve ever made…and tasted!!! These will be my “go-to” from now on. Thanks!!!

  74. 74

    Hi! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I really enjoy reading through your
    articles. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same topics?
    Appreciate it!

  75. 75
    Brooke Hill says:

    Made a double batch of these tonight, absolutely delicious!!

  76. 76
    Terri says:

    This is my first time visit at here and i am actually impressed to read everthing at alone place.

  77. 77
    Amy K says:

    I love this recipe! Just shared it on my blog today! 🙂

  78. 78
    Jessica says:

    Just made these, very tasty! Little disappointed they didn’t stay soft once cooled, next time I will cook for 9 min lol. Will be baking these again though 🙂

  79. 79
    Carrie says:

    The smallest batch of cookies ever! If you are making them for the holidays double up the recipe!

  80. 80
    Hana says:

    I have been looking for a good recipe for a while, and I’ve tried so many! This one is perfect! The cookies, came out perfect. Thank you!

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    Amy Larson says:

    arenthere any high altitude directions?

  82. 82
    Laura says:

    These are the best!! I don’t know what it is in the recipe that makes these so delicious but I can honestly say that these are better than the toll house chocolate chip cookie recipe.

  83. 83
    Elizabeth M says:

    Found this recipe on yummly. These cookies are delicious! The cornstarch makes them soft and not crunchy. Took these to an event tonight and they all got eaten. Enjoy!

  84. 84
    Sunny says:

    Don’t know what went wrong but they were so dry. 4-1/4 cups of flour seemed excessive.

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Welcome to Picky Palate, my online kitchen! You'll usually find me with a cookie in one hand and a salad in the other. It's all about the balance :) The recipes you'll see are my creations. The Picky Palate Cookbook is now available. Enjoy!