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Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

So light and so chewy and just slightly crisp on the outside, the perfect soft chocolate chip cookie!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chip cookies, soft chocolate chip cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 267 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke


  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 226g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp. (8g) vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. (4g) baking soda
  • 2 tsp. (8g) hot water
  • 3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. (.5g) salt
  • 2 cups (350g) semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.

  2. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add in the vanilla.
  3. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt.
  4. Remove bowl from stand mixer and stir in flour and chocolate chips.

  5. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour, or up to overnight.

  6. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare cookie sheets with silpat or parchment paper.
  7. Remove roughly 1-2 tablespoons of dough (depending on the size of cookie you prefer) and roll into a ball with your hands. Drop onto prepared pans. (I had 6 dough balls per cookie sheet)

  8. Bake for about 8-10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are JUST barely browning. These cookies are best when slightly UNDER done.