Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

I can’t help but wonder how many times the chocolate chip cookie recipe has been reinvented…

But as I always say, when in doubt,  ask, “what would Martha Stewart do?”

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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft chocolate chip cookies are my favorites and this recipe gives the perfect texture!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
  4. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  5. 1 cup PACKED brown sugar
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  8. 2 large eggs
  9. 2 cups (about 12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda, set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine butter with both sugars and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  4. Reduce speed to low and add salt, vanilla and eggs. Beat until well mixed.
  5. Add flour mixture and blend until just combined. Stir in the the chocolate chips.
  6. Drop tablespoon balls of dough about 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake until cookies are golden around the edges but still soft in the center, 10-13 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet 1-2 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
  1. Too yummy to resist several at a sitting, these will not last long in the kitchen, but you can certainly store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week!
Adapted from Martha Stewart
Adapted from Martha Stewart
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cookies4Soft and slightly chewy, this cookie recipe is easy to follow and oh so yummy. I prefer the soft batch much more so than their crispy counterparts. And I also love to incorporate nuts in my cookies but I decided to let the chocolate morsels be the star ingredient.

If you have little ones hanging around the house, let them give you a hand at making them. So much fun to have them participate. I had my daughter and niece help out with the ingredients up to the dropping of the batter on the cookie sheet. They just couldn’t keep from licking their fingers! 

Be sure to bake an extra batch as these will not last long on the counters!

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  • Karen Koblan

    These look delicious! I love cookies that are soft and not hard that they crumble. Will try this out!

    • Hi Karen! Me too, I love the soft ones! Do try the recipe. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • Amy Coelho

    Oh my goodness, those look devine. Thank you for sharing and I’m so happy I stumbled upon your blog through the Northeast Bloggers!

    • Thank you Amy, I’m glad you like! Stop by again. 🙂