These soft & chewy chocolate chip cookies are everything you could ever want a chocolate chip cookie to be. They are a classic cookie recipe for thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies that are crispy around the edge, loaded with chocolate morsels in every bite, and chewy in the middle.  You're going to want a glass of milk.  
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Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
9 mins
Total Time
14 mins
 
These soft & chewy chocolate chip cookies are everything you could ever want a chocolate chip cookie to be. They are a classic cookie recipe for thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies that are crispy around the edge, loaded with chocolate morsels in every bite, and chewy in the middle.  You're going to want a glass of milk.  
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 267 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. If your butter is coming straight from the fridge, microwave it for about 15 seconds just to barely soften it. I would say use room temperature butter, but when I want cookies, I want them immediately and don't have time to wait for butter to soften on its own.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugars, and eggs and beat using a stand or electric mixer until creamy, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, salt and vanilla and mix just until combined and no streaks of flour remain.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips, being careful not to overmix. Try not to eat all the cookie dough at this point.
  5. Scoop and drop onto a cookie sheet, leaving space to spread between each cookie. I usually make my cookies on the large side and do 12 cookies per cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 9-11 minutes until the cookies look puffy and just barely start to turn golden brown. Whatever you do, definitely do not overbake these! It's probably the greatest commandment of chocolate chip cookie making, to not overbake the cookies, because it is taking them out when they are slightly underbaked that gives them the perfect, super soft texture. If you were to eat one immediately after removing from the oven, it would look undercooked inside, but once they have had time to set, the center will firm up perfectly.
  7. The cookies will stay and delicious for days. You can refrigerate the dough and make part of a batch one day and the rest of the batch the next day. Or make them all at once and heat up any cookies that make it through to Day 2 (unlikely) for 10-12 seconds in the microwave. They will taste almost like they just came out of the oven.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Potassium 108mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 19g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 5%
Calcium 1%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.