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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies (VIDEO)

This is the only recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies that you will need. These have all the elements of the perfect cookie with a soft and moist center, melty morsels of chocolate, and crisp edges. Best of all, there’s no chilling or refrigeration required so you can satisfy that cookie craving when it strikes!

Chocolate Chip Cookies studded with chocolate chips on a cookie rack

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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies!

There is no match for homemade chocolate chip cookies with soft and warm cookie dough, gooey chocolate chips, and the sweetest aroma coming from your oven. It’s just as tantalizing as homemade baked donuts or banana bread. Whether you’re making Christmas cookies or surprising your kiddos with a sweet after school treat, memories are made with America’s most loved chocolate chip cookies.

Watch Chocolate Chip Cookies Video Tutorial:


Everyone needs a go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe and this one is a keeper. The cookies stay soft for days. Just read the amazing reviews then try them for yourself. P.S. Just to clarify, we now use 1 tsp baking soda because we loved the results even more.

Tips for Making Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  • Measure ingredients correctly, especially the dry ingredients (fluff your flour with a spoon then spoon flour into the cup and scrape off the top for an accurate measure).
  • Sift baking soda to eliminate any lumps
  • Butter and eggs should be at room temperature
  • Use plenty of chocolate chips – they add moisture and give the cookies good form
  • Use a trigger release scoop for equal-sized cookies (3 Tbsp each)
  • For a prettier cookie, stud the top of each cookie dough ball with a few extra chocolate chips before baking.

Ingredients:

This chocolate chip cookie dough has simple ingredients with pantry staples you probably already have and the cookies can be baked right away (no chilling required). You can also refrigerate or freeze until ready to bake and they bake up perfectly every time.

Ingredients for chocolate chip cookies with baking soda, brown sugar, chocolate chips, butter and eggs

Which is the Best Chocolate for Cookies?

Semi-sweet chocolate chips (46% – 60% cocoa content) – Chocolate chip cookies are classically made with standard sized semi-sweet chocolate chips, but mini chocolate chips or chocolate “chunks” will also work. Nestle, Tollhouse, Ghirardelli, Guittard, Kirkland, Hershey’s,… most any brand will work. If you have the option, look for a package that states the cocoa content.

Milk chocolate chips (10% cocoa)- If you like a very sweet cookie, milk chocolate chips are a good option, just be prepared with your glass of milk! You can also mix milk chocolate with semi-sweet.

Bittersweet chocolate chips (70% cocoa) – produce a more ‘adult’ cookie – intensely chocolatey and less sweet.

cookies studded with semisweet chocolate chips is the best chocolate for chocolate chip cookies

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies:

This is the easiest cookie recipe and comes together quickly. Start with some quick prep: preheat oven to 350 °F and Line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpat mats. We usually bake 1/3 of the cookies at a time and refrigerate or freeze the rest to make a fresh batch another day.

  1. In a large mixing bowl with a paddle attachment, cream together butter, white sugar and brown sugar on medium/high speed 5 minutes.
  2. Beat in eggs one at a time then mix in vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, thoroughly whisk together flour, baking soda and salt then beat it in thirds into the batter. Fold chocolate chips into the cookie dough.
  4. Scoop even balls of dough (3 Tbsp each) and arrange on prepared baking sheets. Bake one cookie sheet at a time.

How to make chocolate chip cookies step by step tutorial in the bowl of stand mixer

The Secret to Soft Cookies:

Over-baking is the #1 cause of hard cookies. So, when are chocolate chip cookies done? The cookies should be removed from the oven when they are just turning golden at the base and the dough still looks a little raw on top. They won’t look done coming out of the oven and you’ll be tempted to keep them in there longer, but please do not over-bake.

Removing them at the right time is the secret to soft chocolate chip cookies. Our sweet spot for baking is 12 minutes (whether baking right away or after refrigerating the cookie balls)

Soft chocolate chip cookies broken in half to show moist chocolatey center

Why do Chocolate Chip Cookies go Flat?

This is usually due to having the wrong balance of ingredients (not enough flour) causing them to spread out too much. Also, check your leavening and make sure your baking soda is not expired and still active. To test baking soda, place 1 tsp baking soda into a cup and add a splash of vinegar – it should fizz and if it doesn’t, replace your baking soda.

Why did my Cookies not Flatten?

If your cookies ended up too thick and did not flatten, the usual culprit is too much flour. Be sure to measure by fluffing the flour first with a spoon then spoon it into a dry ingredient measuring cup and scrape off the top. If you push your measuring cup into a flour bin, you will get up to 25% too much flour. Also, do not tap the flour down in the measuring cup.

Also, form cookies with 3 Tbsp of dough. If you make them too large, they will take longer to spread.

Chocolate chip cookies cooling on wire rack

How to Freeze Cookie Dough:

This cookie dough is freezer friendly and we love freezing half for another day.

To freeze cookie dough: place cookie dough balls onto a baking sheet or cutting board, cover and freeze for an hour or until solid. Once they are frozen, you can transfer them to a large ziploc bag and freeze up to 3 months.

To bake frozen cookie dough: transfer to a Silpat or parchment-lined baking sheet and thaw the frozen cookies in the refrigerator for 3 hours over overnight before baking per the recipe instructions.

More Cookie Recipes:

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

4.84 from 285 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Chocolate Chip cookies on rack

Everyone's favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies - soft, moist and loaded with chocolate. There's no chilling required and you'll get perfect cookies every time.

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5-$6
Keyword: chocolate chip cookies, soft chocolate chip cookies
Cuisine: American
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Calories: 248
Servings: 26 chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or Silpat liner. In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine 2 sticks of butter, 1 cup of packed brown sugar and 1/2 cup of white sugar. Beat 5 minutes on medium/high speed until creamy and light, scraping down the bowl as needed.

  2. Add 2 eggs, one at a time, beating well with each addition, scraping down the bowl as needed, then beat in 2 tsp of vanilla.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine 3 cups of flour, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tsp of baking soda (sifted to eliminate lumps). Add the flour mixture to the creamed butter in thirds, mixing to incorporate with each addition. Fold in 2 cups of chocolate chips.

  4. Use an ice cream scoop to get even balls of dough (3 Tbsp each). Place scoops of dough onto lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Mine fit onto 3 cookie sheets and made 26 cookies. Roll balls lightly with your hands then stud tops of cookie balls with reserved chocolate chips. Bake right away or cover and refrigerate until ready to bake.

  5. Bake one cookie sheet at a time for 12-15 min at 350˚F (we bake 12 minutes), until edges are just turning golden. The tops should still look under-baked. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet 5 min then transfer to a rack to cool. 

Recipe Notes

*To measure flour correctly, fluff the flour with a spoon then spoon it into a dry ingredient measuring cup and level the top. Do not dip a measuring cup directly into the flour bin or you can compact it and get up to 25% more flour and your cookies won't spread correctly. 

Nutrition Facts
Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 141mg6%
Potassium 112mg3%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 243IU5%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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We first published this chocolate chip cookie recipe in 2012. We are always working on perfecting our recipes so we modified the recipe with a tad more salt and switched to 1 tsp baking soda. This resulted in a softer, chewier cookie that spread perfectly with or without chilling the dough. We also added new photos and here is the original: 

Soft and gooey chocolate chip cookies

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  • Ashton Smith
    October 14, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    I’ve been making these cookies for a long time and absolutely love them. One question though, could I bake these cookies inside a muffin tin. I’m asking because I don’t know if the heat from the oven will circulate throughout the whole pan to fully bake the whole cookie so the cookie isn’t raw in the middle. Just wondering!

    Sincerly,

    Ashton

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    • October 15, 2021

      I haven’t had a chance to test that out yet, but if you do please let me know how it goes.

      Reply

  • Rio
    October 11, 2021

    Hi Natasha!!

    This is me and my son’s to-go cookie recipe. He even sold some of the cookies he made. I was wondering though what is the shelf life of the baked cookies. How long do they last?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 11, 2021

      Great to hear that, Rio! Hope it sells well and it becomes a hit. Usually, bakery or homemade cookies can be stored at room temperature for two to three weeks or two months in the refrigerator.

      Reply

  • Leesa Green
    October 9, 2021

    I love to watch your videos. I have made so many of your recipes. My whole family loves every one of these especially anything having chocolate in it. Lol

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 10, 2021

      Great to hear that, Lisa. I hope you and your family will love all the recipes that you will try!

      Reply

  • Kathy
    October 7, 2021

    Hi Natasha, do you have a good recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Soft Cookies please, Hubby keeps buying them and I thought I wouls like to try making them, thank you in anticipation
    Kathy

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 8, 2021

      Hi Kathy, I don’t have a video and recipe for that yet but thanks for the idea and suggestion. I’ll try to add that to our list.

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  • Maryam
    September 30, 2021

    Hi Natasha! I just made these and they are super duper delicious.. I made half of the recipe and everyone just finished them in a few minutes….Thank you so much Natasha for such an amazing recipe…

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 30, 2021

      You are very welcome, Maryam. I’m glad that the recipe was a huge hit!

      Reply

  • Luba Demkiv
    September 27, 2021

    NATASHA!
    We just made them.
    They are REALLY AMAZING!
    We will definitely make the again! Thank You!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 27, 2021

      Yay! I’m so happy to hear that, Luba! I’m glad these were a hit!

      Reply

  • Mike
    September 26, 2021

    Followed the recipe and they are AMAZING… Thank You

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 26, 2021

      Glad you loved it, Mike!

      Reply

  • Suz
    September 24, 2021

    My husband is a major Cookie Monster. I bake cookies every week. I made these cookies and added toasted walnuts. He love loved them. I will definitely make more of these. Thank you so much. I just love your videos.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 24, 2021

      That’s just awesome, Suz! I’m so glad he loved them! Thank you for your excellent review and compliment!

      Reply

  • Angela
    September 11, 2021

    I am planning to switch from my recipe to this one and use them as our go-to camping cookies. We make our cookies with walnuts, white and dark chocolate chips but they tend to not be soft, hence why I plan to switch recipes. I just wanted to offer a storage suggestion: I form equal size cookie logs, about 1 foot long and wrap them in plastic wrap tightly. I place 3 logs in a ziplocba and freeze them. When I am ready to bake them, I take one out in the fridge and let thaw sloe or place it on counter 1 hr for a fast thaw (still wrapped). Once oven/baking sheet are ready, I unwrap and cut the log in 1/2inch slices. Each can be formed in a ball or broken and formed in smaller balls. Then bake for required time. The log will cut even if it is not fully thawed but dough should be thawed by th time it s baked.

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    • Natasha
      September 13, 2021

      Hi Angela, thank you for sharing your tip for storing cookie dough.

      Reply

  • John
    September 9, 2021

    A tad too sweet for my taste, I’ll eliminate 1/2 cup sugar next time. I ended up with 48 large cookies.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 9, 2021

      Hi John! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Olivier
    September 8, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    They look delicious! I was wondering if you could provide measurements of ingredients in the metric system too?
    It would be very nice! Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 8, 2021

      Hi Olivier! If you scroll down to our printable recipe card, most of our recipes have a metric conversion option on the printable recipe card. We are currently working on adding metric measurements to all of our recipes, but it is taking some time to add them one at a time. Thank you so much for being patient! In the meantime, check out our post on measuring which should help.

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      • Olivier
        September 9, 2021

        Thank you very much Natasha! I totally missed this when looking at the recipe. That’s awesome, thank you again. Will try it right away then.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          September 9, 2021

          You’re very welcome! I hope you love it!

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  • Diane Payette
    September 7, 2021

    Best recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies. I have made many, these are the Best yet. I added Chopped nuts to mine. Thank you Natasha.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 7, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Diane!

      Reply

  • Ruta Skrastiņa
    September 2, 2021

    I LOVE THEM they were perfec my whole family loved the cookies their perfectly sweet, not too much not too little in sweetnes. I usually make the base and then add whatever topping im craving sometimes white chocolite or with oreos or both or rasons, nuts. This recipe is truelly perfect goes with everytopping. than u so much keep up the wonderful amazing perfect work!!!!!! trually inspiring!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 2, 2021

      Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Ruta! That’s the best when the entire family loves a meal!

      Reply

  • Noah Anzaldua
    August 31, 2021

    Could I Also Use Chocolate Chunks In This One Because I Do Not Have Chocolate Chips, I Only Have A Milk Chocolate Bar?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 31, 2021

      Hi Noah! That will work! Here’s what one of my readers wrote: “No-fail and best cookie recipe! So soft and the whole family loved it. Cut down the sugar about 1 tbsp each and replaced chocolate chips with chunks. They’re fantastic.” I hope this helps!

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  • Jami
    August 29, 2021

    My family LOVES this recipe! It’s a perfect balance of soft, not too gooey, not too “cake-y”!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2021

      Great to hear that, Jami. Thank you for your great review and feedback!

      Reply

  • Karen Knase
    August 28, 2021

    Best cookie I’ve ever made! How did I NOT know to fluff up the flour? It’s not like I’m a spring chicken. Thanks for the tip.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 28, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, and the tip was helpful, Karen!

      Reply

  • Shreyas Konduru
    August 28, 2021

    Can I use regular sugar instead of brown sugar?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 28, 2021

      Hi Shreyas, The brown sugar helps the cookies get the right color so, without it, it will come out as too white.

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  • Tara
    August 6, 2021

    Hi Natasha! Love your chocolate chip cookies! My go to recipe and been making them for years! One question- can I use all of the batter and make it into 1 big cookie? Like a cookie ‘cake’? Would like to try this for my son for his birthday- your cc cookies are his very favorite and this is what he wants me to make him for his 16th birthday on Sunday. I didn’t want to waste the dough if it doesn’t work this way. Any thoughts?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 7, 2021

      I have not tested that as one big cookie. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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      • Susan
        August 16, 2021

        This is my go to cookie recipe, as a 13 this is so simple to make and my family LOVES it, soft, chewy and melts in your mouth. YUM. Already made it 3 time in a week lol

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          August 16, 2021

          Wow, looks like you found a new favorite!

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    • Katie
      September 1, 2021

      Yes, you can make a cookie cake. I hand press it and bake it on a pizza stone. 350 degrees F for 20-25 min, making sure it doesn’t brown too much. I cut around the edge after letting it cool 10 minutes. I serve it right on the pizza stone. I use colored buttercream for the frosting. Make sure the cookie is 100% cool first! Tastes amazing!

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      • Katie
        September 1, 2021

        I forgot to add when pressing it onto the pan, leave an inch or more around the edge because it will grow. Also use parchment paper if you aren’t using a stone.

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  • Rania
    August 1, 2021

    Good morning Natasha, I tried the cookies and they were amazing. I recieved positive comments like, the cookies are by the book, delicious, when you pop you can’t stop. Many thanks Natasha for your great recipes.
    I have a question plz, can I store the ready made cookies in a box for i week?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 2, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! We store ours in an air-tight container for a few days.

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  • Lindsey
    July 30, 2021

    Delicious with a cold glass of milk- going to add toasted pecans!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 30, 2021

      The perfect combination! I’m so glad you liked these cookies, Lindsey!

      Reply

  • Joey
    July 28, 2021

    These did not turn out for me. They were fluffy and stale but were fine if I flattened they before baking and under baking them.

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  • Anna
    July 26, 2021

    Hi. Can I make these in smaller size or bite size? Will it affect quality? Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 27, 2021

      Hi Anna, I think that will work but I haven’t really tried that to advise.

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    • Tara
      August 6, 2021

      Yes Anna! I make mini ones all the time! They are awesome! Just watch your bake time 🙂

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      • Katz Z.
        September 14, 2021

        These are great just made them.Going to change to this recipe for sure. One comment I your video you say baking powder I am pretty sure but the recipe says soda. Did use baking soda love them!!!!! Thank you

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          September 14, 2021

          Hi Katz, We first published this chocolate chip cookie recipe in 2012. We are always working on perfecting our recipes so we modified the recipe with a tad more salt and switched to 1 tsp baking soda. This resulted in a softer, chewier cookie that spread perfectly with or without chilling the dough. The recipe also used 1 tsp of salt. I would recommend following the recipe always as we can update that compared that the video that we cannot edit anymore.

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  • Nicole Dort
    July 19, 2021

    I made these cookies today. They turned out fabtabulous. The dough is so easy to work with, not sticky at all. I chilled the dough 30 minutes by habit and they still came out great. The other thing I did differently was take a spatula and lightly flattened each cookie ball. It makes big, thick cookies. Thank you Natasha. I love your recipes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 19, 2021

      Sounds great! I’m happy reading your review, thank you so much for sharing that with us. Glad you loved it.

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  • gen
    July 15, 2021

    Hi Natasha, I’ve tried this recipe but the cookie didn’t set so it’s thick and very greasy. I’ve followed all your measurements but there’s so much butter/oil in the dough. Tried to refrigerate the dough but still really greasy.

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    • Natasha
      July 15, 2021

      Hi Gen, I haven’t had that happen. Make sure to add the ingredients to the mixing bowl in the order they are listed and use the correct temperature of ingredients which will help.

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      • gen
        July 15, 2021

        I think I’ve followed everything according to your instructions. And I think all the measurements are right.

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  • Anshul
    July 2, 2021

    In the video it says baking powder but in the recipe it says baking soda, which one do I use?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 2, 2021

      Hi Anshul, we updated the recipe after publishing the video for more consistent results. I think what was happening in the past is that people would flip flop the baking soda and powder since both types of leavening were in the recipe. The written recipe is the version we make now.

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  • Hamza
    July 1, 2021

    Hi Natasha! I’m making this cookie recipe next week at school . Could I substitute the all purpose flour to self- raising and ignore the baking soda and salt . Also what would be good to serve with these (e.g. custard )?? plz reply ASAP

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 1, 2021

      Hi Hamza, using self-rising flour may be possible but I haven’t tested it myself to advise. Since baking is so much a science, I can’t really recommend something I haven’t tried. Sorry, I can’t be more help.

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  • Amber
    June 28, 2021

    These are just so good – I had to come back and leave another comment! Favorite recipe found, and won’t be looking for another. Thank you Natasha for being so generous with these delicious recipes!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 28, 2021

      I’m so glad you stopped by Amber! Thank you for your lovely review!

      Reply

  • Amber
    June 27, 2021

    Natasha, Thank you for this delicious recipe. Made these tonight, and am writing it on one of my recipe cards as we speak. Def a keeper! Your blog is so consistently great. I’m so glad I found you on Facebook. Question, I like mine to flatten a bit and look wrinkled and folded. To get that effect on all the cookies should I flatten the tops a bit? This is just an personal aesthetics question – they still look pretty and taste amazing! Just trying to learn how to make them look perfectly folded.

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    • Natasha
      June 29, 2021

      Hi Amber, see the section titled “Why did my Cookies not Flatten?”

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  • Shiya
    June 23, 2021

    Hi Natasha, i am big fan of your recipes. Finally, i am trying this cookie recipe. Can i use baking powder instead of Soda and how much should i use of baking powder?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 23, 2021

      Hi Shiya, great question. If you scroll to the bottom of the recipe post, you can change the serving size to your desired amount. We tried this with baking powder in our testing but had better results with baking soda. Keep in mind baking soda is 4 times stronger than baking powder so you will need more baking powder.

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  • Ethel
    June 22, 2021

    May I know if I add 1 stick for butter (227g) does that means I have to reduce the rest of the ingredients to half as well ?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 23, 2021

      Hi Ethel, baking is such a science, but yes, if halving ingredients I would halve them all.

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  • Beth Vongartzen
    June 19, 2021

    Fabulous cookies, I have made them several times. My husband said they’re the best he’s ever had and is requesting them for his Fathers Day dessert! I see where the dough can be refrigerated, should I make the balls first and do they need to sit at room temp before baking? Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 19, 2021

      Hi Beth, we made this recipe so that it doesn’t require the make-ahead refrigerated step, so the cookies will need more time to bake if refrigerated. BUT, yes, they can be refrigerated with the same outcome. YOu can choose to refrigerate the mix as a whole or pre-measured and shaped. Both will work great. It may require a bit more effort to shape and divide the dough after refrigeration, though. I hope that helps.

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      • Beth
        June 19, 2021

        Yes, very helpful, thanks for responding!

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  • Ai
    June 18, 2021

    My sunshine twelve year old girl done them, it was sodelicous so proud oh her , and thanks for good recipe

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 19, 2021

      I’m so happy you both enjoyed them Ai! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Dory
    June 12, 2021

    Very THICK COOKIES. I do not recommend these cookies. all the ingredients were measured correctly and still came out raw and fat. Definitely cook longer then recommended.

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    • Natasha
      June 13, 2021

      Hi Dory, make sure to use the same type of flour and also when measuring, if you don’t have a kitchen scale, make sure to fluff your flour then spoon it into a measuring cup and scrape off the top. lastly, make sure none of your baking ingredients have expired.

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      • Anu
        July 2, 2021

        Hi can I make this cookies without egg
        If yes then what can I replace eggs with

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    • Angie
      June 19, 2021

      mine came out thick too and did not flatten. disappointed.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        June 19, 2021

        Hi Angie, sorry to hear that; what a bummer… I recommend trying the same advice I gave Dory: make sure to use the same type of flour, and also, when measuring, if you don’t have a kitchen scale, make sure to fluff your flour, then spoon it into a measuring cup and scrape off the top. Lastly, make sure none of your baking ingredients have expired.

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      • Steffany
        August 8, 2021

        Did you follow the video? I did and in it, it says to use baking powder. Yet on the typed recipe, it says baking soda.

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          August 8, 2021

          Hi Steffany. We first published this chocolate chip cookie recipe in 2012. We are always working on perfecting our recipes so we modified the recipe with a tad more salt and switched to 1 tsp baking soda. This resulted in a softer, chewier cookie that spread perfectly with or without chilling the dough. We also added new photos and here is the original:

          Reply

  • Paola M.
    June 7, 2021

    AMAZING COOKIES!!! Most delicious, easy, fool proof cookies EVER! I’m new to baking and thanks to Natasha I’m learning more and more! Love your recipe! Thank you for sharing! ❤️❤️❤️

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 7, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Paola!

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  • Doris Sutton
    June 6, 2021

    can I use salted butter & get same results

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 6, 2021

      Hi Doris, that will work too. Just omit the salt used in this recipe since your butter will already be salted.

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    • tristan
      June 8, 2021

      yes but maybe take away salt from recipie then
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  • Lory Conover
    June 1, 2021

    In love this recipe but worry that at a high elevation i may need a little more flour and not sure how much to add. Any ideas?

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  • DJ
    May 31, 2021

    Truly a good cookie. I did refrigerate the dough before baking and it made incredible thick chewy tender cookie. I used kosher sea salt that gave that sweet salty bite.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 31, 2021

      Thanks for sharing that with us, DJ. Glad you enjoyed it!

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    • Carole
      July 3, 2021

      Hi Natasha, thanks for sharing this recipe, can i freeze individual portion sizes and cook as needed? If so, would i have to thaw out the cookie dough before cooking?

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        July 3, 2021

        Hi Carole! Yes, you sure can! You can refrigerate or freeze until ready to bake, and they bake up perfectly every time.

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  • Bobella Daley
    May 31, 2021

    Hands down 🙌 THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe out there!! It is perfection!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 31, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Asantha Bandara
    May 31, 2021

    Natasha I made these and they were so soft and divine but they spread. Can you give advice to me please

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 31, 2021

      Hi Asantha, I’m sorry to hear that. Typically if the cookies are too thick or don’t spread as you see in the video and photos, it is due to using too much flour. Check out our post on how to measure ingredients for baking which may help.

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      • Asantha Bandara
        May 31, 2021

        Thanks

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  • Asantha Bandara
    May 31, 2021

    They were wonderful and so soft. Even my sisters ate the batter from a spoon. But it spread so much. Natasha can you tell the reason

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 31, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Rochelle
    May 29, 2021

    Hello Natasha,

    Been following your recipes for a while one of them I tried is the Soft Chewy Chocolate chip, I strictly followed your recipe but I’m not sure where did I make a mistake.

    Taste, my niece and nephew loved it😊 , but it’s a bit dry and when I used the ice cream scooper the cookie did not flatten on it’s own it became like biscuit:( . I have to flatten the dough so it will look more like a real cookie 😊

    I’m not sure if it’s the oven that I’m using that makes it dry..(I’m using gas range oven)

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 31, 2021

      Hi Rochelle, I recommend checking the tips in this part of the recipe: Why did my Cookies not Flatten? If your cookies ended up too thick and did not flatten, the usual culprit is too much flour. Be sure to measure by fluffing the flour first with a spoon, then spoon it into a dry ingredient measuring cup and scrape it off the top. If you push your measuring cup into a flour bin, you will get up to 25% too much flour. Also, do not tap the flour down in the measuring cup.

      Also, form cookies with 3 Tbsp of dough. If you make them too large, they will take longer to spread.

      Reply

  • Chloe
    May 23, 2021

    This is the only recipe that worked for me! All the other ones I tried, my dough was way to runny! Thanks very much. Saving this one.😊

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 24, 2021

      You’re very welcome, Chloe! I’m glad that you enjoyed the recipe.

      Reply

  • Rebecca Pope
    May 23, 2021

    Hello again! I love your recipe so much, but I need to make some sugar free chocolate chip cookies. I’m not having a lot of luck or confidence in finding the right recipe. I tried one & it didn’t turn out well but tasted alright. Is there a way I can make yours into a sugar free version? Is it as easy as replacing things?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 23, 2021

      Hello Rebecca, I honestly haven’t tried any other substitute aside from sugar to advise. If you do an experiment and find out something, please share with us how it goes.

      Reply

  • Tamara
    May 22, 2021

    Honestly everything I’ve made from you has come out wonderful and this was no exception. These will be our go to cookies from now on. Thank you so much!!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 22, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Tamara!

      Reply

  • Abbie N.
    May 20, 2021

    These cookies are fantastic! Nice texture, crispy edges with a soft center and not overly sweet. Our new favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie! Next week we’re making your Peanut Butter Cookie recipe. Natasha’s Kitchen always has the best recipes.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 20, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Abbie!

      Reply

  • Mariam Gomez
    May 19, 2021

    Great Recipe!! My husband loves them!!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 19, 2021

      I’m happy to hear that, Marian. Thank you for sharing!

      Reply

  • arlene
    May 17, 2021

    i tried this recipe and the chocolate chip cookie came out really good. like it!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 17, 2021

      Very nice, I’m glad you loved it!

      Reply

  • Heather
    May 15, 2021

    These are great! Not too thick, not too thin, really just perfect in my opinion!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 16, 2021

      That’s great feedback, Heather. Thank you for sharing!

      Reply

  • Alice Muir
    May 13, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    I made the soft chocolate cookies twice. My family just love them . Your instructions are excellent .

    Thanks so very much.

    Alice M

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 13, 2021

      I’m so glad my instructions were helpful! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Areefa Teladia
    May 8, 2021

    Hi Natasha, this will be the first time I’m using a recipe from you. I’ve read many great reviews and I’m 100% sure my cookies will come out delicious. but I have a question? How long does the cookies stay fresh for? Also how do I store them after baking to ensure it stays soft for days?

    Looking forward for your help.
    Thank you

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 9, 2021

      Welcome to our blog, Areefa! I hope you love this recipe! We store ours in an air-tight container for a few days.

      Reply

  • Madonna Richards
    May 8, 2021

    Chocolate chip cookies are amazing! Thanks once again for a great recipe. You are my go to for many recipes Natashia and always with success.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 8, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Rebecca Pope
    May 8, 2021

    Hey Natasha!

    I’m using your recipe to make some cookies for my fellow teachers. It’s Saturday, & I’m bringing them in Monday. Pretty much everyone wants chocolate chip so I have a ton to make. How well do these cookies store? Will they stay chewy even on Monday & beyond. Or should I make the dough ahead then store for baking tomorrow on Sunday?

    Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 8, 2021

      Hi Rebecca, I hope they all love this recipe! We store ours in an air-tight container for a few days.

      Reply

  • Dimple
    May 5, 2021

    I wanted to use this yummy recipe for my sons birthday cake. He wants a cookie cake. Do you think it will be okay to just spread out the cookie on a large baking sheet – would you know approximately how long to bake it for?

    Or I was thinking of using the batter to make cookie cups and put ice cream in it. I think that would work too, right?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 5, 2021

      Hello Dimple, that sounds like a good idea however, I haven’t personally tested that yet to advise. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes!

      Reply

  • Anneta
    May 3, 2021

    Hello, I made these cookies and they were amazing! The only thing was I only got 18 cookies instead of 26. What do u think happened. I followed recipe and the only thing I used different was bleached all purpose flour if that makes a difference. And I used a regular ice cream scoop

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 3, 2021

      Hi Anneta, it’s hard to say without being there. Substitutions are usually the culprit but how big they’re made could also have caused that.

      Reply

  • Ayni
    April 28, 2021

    I love these! They are so chocolaty and soft and they actually stay soft for a really long time (which is why my family and I love them)! I use this recipe every time when making cookies and it is a keeper! But sometimes I forget to let the eggs come to room temperature but they still turn out amazing! I make them all the time! Thanks so much Natasha for giving me this recipe and I really recommend it to anyone who loves cookies! They’re so delicious 🤤😁🤤😁

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 28, 2021

      Aren’t they the best?! I’m so happy you’re enjoying this recipe, Ayni!

      Reply

  • Joy
    April 27, 2021

    Hi! How about making smaller size cookies, should I bake for just 10-12 minutes?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 27, 2021

      Hi Joy, without testing that myself, it’s hard to advise on a time. I would recommend watching it closely, and it will definitely require less time.

      Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 27, 2021

      Hi Joy, I bet that would work. I recommend keeping a close eye on it towards the end there, so they don’t burn.

      Reply

  • Taha Hasnain
    April 26, 2021

    I made these twice before and they turned out amazing. Making them again bf they don’t turn out good at all and they don’t flatten out they just stand up like cakes. Anyone know what I did?

    Reply

  • Kasey
    April 25, 2021

    Has anyone added instant coffee grounds in batter?? I know it brings out rich flavor in cookies?? Natasha any thoughts??

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 25, 2021

      Hi Kasey, I haven’t tried that yet to advise. I checked the comments section and didn’t see anyone else commented on that as well. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes!

      Reply

  • Julian MacDonald
    April 24, 2021

    Me and my dear friend made this recipe, excepting scrumdidlyumptios, warm, soft, FLAT cookies… they turned out super plain, and… well… fat… Please do NOT use this recipe if you want good cookies

    Reply

    • Natasha
      April 24, 2021

      Hi Julian, I’m sorry to hear that. Typically if the cookies are too thick or don’t spread as you see in the video and photos, it is due to using too much flour. Check out our post on how to measure ingredients for baking which may help.

      Reply

  • Barbara
    April 22, 2021

    Can I use a hand mixer and what speed to use. I will be making a lot for a graduation party

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 22, 2021

      Hi Barbara, You could definitely use a hand mixer instead. If the batter gets too thick for your hand mixer, just use a spatula to mix the rest of the way.

      Reply

  • Beth
    April 21, 2021

    Thanks for another great recipe! Of course we love cookies. These are so easy and yummy, and not sickeningly sweet like some. I swapped 2/3 of the flour for fresh-ground spelt flour, and was excited and surprised that the end product was very nearly like a traditional chocolate chip cookie.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 21, 2021

      Yum! I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Alina
    April 20, 2021

    I love this Recipe! I hope my family and friends will like it! I just have to give it to them!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 20, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Alina! I hope they love it also!

      Reply

  • Cheryl
    April 20, 2021

    I made these for the first time today. They are absolutely delicious. They spread just the right amount, and the extra chocolate chips on the top made them look so pretty. Will definitely be making them again!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 20, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Cheryl!

      Reply

  • Amy Wonder
    April 20, 2021

    Little typo, i think you meant down but spelled dowm

    Reply

  • JC Tewfik
    April 17, 2021

    Little typo in your text
    Par 1

    Down is spelled donw

    Reply

  • Renee
    April 16, 2021

    Thank you so much for this recipe, I have made 6 batches so far, my family and friends love them. My oldest daughter (28) said “mom best cookie you have ever made”. My other daughter 22 said ” Mom I can’t stop thinking about them.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 16, 2021

      Wow! That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Renee! That is the best when kids love what we parents make.

      Reply

  • Zhaleh
    April 12, 2021

    Hello,
    In the recipe says baking soda but in the video you added baking powder. Which one we use here?
    Thank you

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 12, 2021

      Hi Zhaleh, we updated the recipe after publishing the video for more consistent results. I think what was happening in the past is that people would flip flop the baking soda and powder since both types of leavening were in the recipe. The written recipe is the version we make now.

      Reply

  • Angie Murphy
    April 12, 2021

    Hi Natasha
    I’ve not tried to make these yet, but would like to make them in both a regular size and one tray of small ones, maybe half size. How long would I need to cook smaller ones for. They sound temptingly delicious. Thanks.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 12, 2021

      Hi Angie, without testing that myself, it’s hard to advise on a time. I would recommend watching it closely, and it will definitely require less time.

      Reply

  • Manasi Pujari
    April 10, 2021

    Hey Natasha!
    The recipe looks quick and delicious! Can i use the same recipe for having crispier chocolate chip cookies? Please suggest!
    Thankyou!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2021

      Hi Manasi, I would just bake them an extra 2-3 minutes or to desired doneness to dry them out more.

      Reply

  • Megan Lockett
    April 10, 2021

    Hi Natasha. Im going to make these chocolate chip cookies but i don’t have an icecream scoop, can i just roll the cookie mixture by hand? 😊

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2021

      Hi Megan, that should work!

      Reply

  • Juliane Wonsul
    April 5, 2021

    Made them with my 10 year-old grandson. A resounding hit. Perfect. I used a 1 7/8″ diameter scoop and baked 15 min. in a convection oven. Made 29.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 5, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Cristina
    April 3, 2021

    Hi Do you think the recipe would come out just as good using m&ms instead of chocolate chips? I wanted to make them festive for Easter and use the pastel colored ones. Also, should I use the same amount of m&ms as i would chocolate chips if I sub them?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 3, 2021

      Hi Cristina, I think that would work. I would sub some of the chocolate chips with M&Ms.

      Reply

  • Hiba fatima
    April 3, 2021

    One of the best cookies i have ever eaten . thankyou Natasha so much for this recipe!❤❤❤❤

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 3, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Ella Dickard
    March 29, 2021

    this recipe was amazing it turned out perfect for my brother birthday i’m 10 and it was easy to follow and turned out great

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 29, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m so happy you enjoyed that.

      Reply

      • Sandy
        April 14, 2021

        These cookies are amazing. Everybody loves them! Thank you for the recipe !!

        Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          April 14, 2021

          Good to know that the recipe was a hit!

          Reply

  • Barbara Halterman
    March 28, 2021

    The best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever! Making them for the third time this afternoon. Our family loves them. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 28, 2021

      Love it! You are very welcome, Barbara. Glad your family loves this recipe!

      Reply

  • Hitasha Gupta
    March 26, 2021

    Ur r an amazing chef .it looks so easy to make ur cookies. How can I make it eggless

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 27, 2021

      Hi Hitasha, I haven’t tested these being eggless but I do have a good chocolate cake that is eggless – not sure if you’ve seen that one.

      Reply

  • Cynthia L. Burris
    March 25, 2021

    Your video for “Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies” says add baking “powder”, but the printed recipe says at baking “soda”. Which is it?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 25, 2021

      Hi Cynthia, we updated the recipe after publishing the video for more consistent results. I think what was happening in the past is that people would flip flop the baking soda and powder since both types of leavening were in the recipe. The written recipe is the version we make now.

      Reply

  • Michael
    March 24, 2021

    I’ve tried many chocolate chip recipes and this one is the absolute best, I’ve used it about five times already. Thank you 😊

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 24, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Michael!

      Reply

  • Just Lucy
    March 24, 2021

    I love this recipe especially by adding a little bit of ground cinnamon and nutmeg . Absolutely delish!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 24, 2021

      Good idea! Thanks for sharing that with us, Lucy!

      Reply

  • Maureen Kuterka
    March 22, 2021

    These are by far the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made. I used chocolate chunks & added some walnuts. Absolutely delish

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 22, 2021

      Thank you so much for your kind words and great feedback, Maureen. I appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Hiba
    March 21, 2021

    I love this recipe! I am thinking of adding a twist to it by adding frozen nutella in the middle. Do you think I need to change anything in the recipe? Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 21, 2021

      Hi Hiba, sounds like a good plan although I haven’t personally tried that to advise. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes!

      Reply

  • NP
    March 20, 2021

    I have never been able to find light brown sugar where we live…only dark brown, raw cane, and white sugar. Can I use the dark instead?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      March 20, 2021

      Dark brown would work here and would give the cookies richer color.

      Reply

  • Hilary
    March 16, 2021

    This is now my go to chocolate chip cookie recipe. They are delicious. Getting ready to make a batch.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Thisum Perera
    March 14, 2021

    Hi Natasha !!!! I am from srilanka. Those cookies came out totally fine. It was so soft and moist but those chocolate morsels where yet chunks, it didn’t melt.

    Reply

  • Shivana Toolsie sanchez
    March 8, 2021

    Amazing cookies

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 8, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • MT
    March 8, 2021

    I made them for the first time today and my cookies came out perfect. However, I found them to be a bit too sweet. Is it possible to reduce the amount of sugar?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 8, 2021

      Hi MT, less sugar may work, but they may seem a little more cake-like.

      Reply

  • Umaima Fahim
    March 8, 2021

    Thank you so much Natasha, being a teen with the little baking experience I had, your presentation has made it so much more easier to bake.
    Everyone at home loved the cookies.
    You really inspire me!!
    …btw, to a woman who deserves so, much;
    Happy International Women’s Day!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 8, 2021

      You’re welcome! That’s so sweet of you, thank you so much and I hope you’ll love every recipe that you will try.

      Reply

  • Tania
    March 7, 2021

    Hello,
    Can the baking soda in the written receipt be replaced with baking powder and if so what is the measurement? Thank you

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 7, 2021

      Hi Tania, we first published this chocolate chip cookie recipe in 2012. We are always working on perfecting our recipes so we modified the recipe with a tad more salt and switched to 1 tsp baking soda. This resulted in a softer, chewier cookie that spread perfectly with or without chilling the dough.

      Reply

  • Vegonia Garcia
    March 7, 2021

    Hi, can I substitute unsalted butter for salted butter and just omit the salt??

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 7, 2021

      Hi Vegonia, using salted butter should work fine. You might add a little less salt or omit it if using salted butter. Several of our readers have tested this and enjoyed it.

      Reply

  • Nikita Misquitta
    March 7, 2021

    I made these today at 04am (in Germany) because I was unable to sleep and wanted to bake something. These came out perfect in the first try and taste so Yumm! My home smelled like a bakery that woke up my husband. Hahaha! Thank you for the recipe written so well. Stay safe and blessed.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 7, 2021

      Wow, that’s so early but I’m really glad you loved it! I can imagine waking up smelling those cookies, the best smell ever!

      Reply

  • Julie
    March 5, 2021

    Do you think these cookies can still be made using margerine sticks?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 5, 2021

      Hi Julie, sorry but I have not tried using margarine yet in place of butter to advise if it would have the same effect.

      Reply

      • Kim
        April 4, 2021

        Julie don’t try margarine the cookie dough will be very creamy and the cookies taste flat and will be toss in the trash like mine

        Reply

  • Saima
    March 5, 2021

    You are a blessing!!!

    I’ve tried so many of your recipes specially chocolate chip soft cookies… all the kids in my entire family loves them from UAE to New Zealand! I used food color for the same recipe and used them on birthday themes… added red and blue they are lovely!! My nieces are learning cooking from you! And my dad is in remission and usually has soft food and these cookies are an amazing delight! Thank you and love you guys keep up the amazing work!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 5, 2021

      Hi Saima, great to hear from you. I’m glad that you and your kids are enjoying my recipes. I hope that you will all love every recipe that you will try!

      Reply

  • Monica
    March 1, 2021

    Thank you Natasha ,I enjoy your recipe. Keep them coming, God bless you and family ❤️

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 2, 2021

      You’re very welcome. Sure, I’ll always do my best!

      Reply

  • Ranim
    March 1, 2021

    I made this cookie today and it was perfect we all loved it thankx Natasha you are great !!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 1, 2021

      That’s awesome! I’m glad you enjoyed the cookies, thanks for your great review.

      Reply

  • Yuli
    March 1, 2021

    Thank you Natasha Kitchen! Cookies are delicious!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 1, 2021

      You’re very welcome, Yuli. I’m glad you love it!

      Reply

  • BoxerMom
    February 21, 2021

    What adjustments should I use for high altitude?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 21, 2021

      Hi there, I honestly haven’t tried making this recipe in a high altitude place but feel free to use this guide as a reference for High Altitude Baking.

      Reply

  • Israa
    February 21, 2021

    Hi again,
    I was wondering if I wanted to turn this into a double chocolate cookie recipe, how much cocoa would you add/replace flour?
    Best regards,

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 21, 2021

      Hello Israa, I haven’t tried that yet to advise but I think it’s worth experimenting with! Please share with us how it goes if you try this recipe.

      Reply

  • idk
    February 20, 2021

    hii, so one cookie has 248 calories?

    Reply

  • Julie G
    February 20, 2021

    Love this recipe! All these years I was making the classic recipe you find on the back of the semi-sweet chips package. The cookies always ended up dry and I had to always put inside a container with a slice of bread to moisten. From your recipe, you taught me a few things…no need to “pack” (tap) the flour when measuring, use an ice cream scoop/ roll in balls and remove from oven with golden edges and tops still look a little undone. What a difference! Yummy! Now I send cookies to my enlisted son stationed on an AFB. He will absolutely love these! Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 21, 2021

      Sounds like a great plan! I hope this becomes his new favorite! Thank you for your great review and feedback, Julie.

      Reply

  • S. Lin
    February 19, 2021

    Ok, I just noticed you said 2tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt, but your recipe says 1tsp of baking power and 1tsp of salt?
    Could that why why cookies didn’t come right?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      February 19, 2021

      Hi, we updated the recipe after publishing the video for more consistent results. I think what was happening in the past is that people would flip flop the baking soda and powder since both types of leavening were in the recipe. The written recipe is the version we make now.

      Reply

  • Bridget
    February 15, 2021

    I made these cookies a few times and my kids love them. I have used a lot of different chocolate chip cookie recipes over the years and I have to say, this recipe is the best!
    They are soooo good.
    Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 15, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Margie
    February 15, 2021

    Made these for my sweetie for valentines day. He loved them and just used a spatula for mixing as I didn’t have a paddle attachment. Wonder if I could have use a beater attachment?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 15, 2021

      Hi Margie, I think you could make the whisk attachments work at low speed; you would want to take it out and use a wooden spoon when adding the chocolate chips. The paddle attachment is better because the mixture is so thick

      Reply

  • Amanda
    February 14, 2021

    I absolutely love this recipe. I have made it many times now. I split it into 3 so I can add other ingredients like walnuts and cranberries. My whole family loves them. I have made many of your recipes and just love them all. Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2021

      You’re welcome and so glad to hear that, Amanda. Thanks for your great feedback!

      Reply

  • Hiba
    February 13, 2021

    Hello! The butter and sugar formed like clumps, making it hard to cream. The butter was removed from the freezer for 30 minutes. Could it be that it needed more time to soften?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      February 15, 2021

      Hi Hiba, it souns like your butter needed more time to soften. It needs about 1 1/2 hours out of the fridge and even longer out of the freezer to soften.

      Reply

  • Anna
    February 13, 2021

    These were very soft ! For some reason they didn’t flatten but were dome shaped .. still soft though

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 13, 2021

      Hi Anna, I’m so glad you enjoyed the flavor! I recommend checking the tips in this part of the recipe: Why did my Cookies not Flatten? If your cookies ended up too thick and did not flatten, the usual culprit is too much flour. Be sure to measure by fluffing the flour first with a spoon, then spoon it into a dry ingredient measuring cup and scrape it off the top. If you push your measuring cup into a flour bin, you will get up to 25% too much flour. Also, do not tap the flour down in the measuring cup.

      Also, form cookies with 3 Tbsp of dough. If you make them too large, they will take longer to spread.

      Reply

      • Anna
        February 15, 2021

        Didn’t know about fluffing before scooping , thanks !

        Reply

  • Pat
    February 12, 2021

    Hi Natasha, love your recipes. Can I use this recipe for a pizza pan cookie

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2021

      Hi Pat, it’s hard to say without trying that myself, so I can’t advise. If you happen to test that, I would love to know how you like it.

      Reply

      • Pat
        February 13, 2021

        I sure will, I make my kids and grandkids one every year for Valentines Day. The recipe I use I don’t like any more. Going to try yours and thank you for replying. Have a blessed day!

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          February 13, 2021

          Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Pat! It isn’t this recipe so great.

          Reply

  • Sandra
    February 11, 2021

    These are hands down the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made. I was a little worried about using an icecream scoop because that’s way bigger than I normally make cookies but they turned out fantastic. I took them out just like you said when they were just beginning to brown on the bottom and looked underbred on top and they were amazing! I think I’ve always overcooked my cookies in the past. Thanks for a great recipe!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 11, 2021

      Yay, love it! Thank you so much for your great comments and feedback, Sandra. We appreciate you sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Yulia
    February 10, 2021

    They tasted good, however, they didn’t flatten out. They increased in size though. Were also a little bit dry. Maybe I didn’t beat butter with sugars long enough, or my baking soda gone bad. I will try again next time

    Reply

    • Natasha
      February 10, 2021

      Hi Yulia, make sure to check out our troubleshooting sections where we go over common issues and what causes them.

      Reply

  • Sara
    February 10, 2021

    I am super excited to make these cookies for my friend’s birthday. I am thinking of halving the recipe and making 13 cookies, instead.
    Does it work if I halve all the ingredients & bake a smaller batch?

    Thanks so much for your amazing recipes. 😃

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 11, 2021

      That should work too, Sarah. If you click on the serving size in the recipe card, you can slide it up or down to scale the recipe ingredient lists. I hope that helps!

      Reply

  • Hiba
    February 10, 2021

    Hello! I had a problem last time creaming the butter and sugar. They formed like small chunks and got stuck in the whisk, making it hard to cream. Why do you think that happened? The butter was removed from the freezer half an hour before using. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 10, 2021

      Hi Hiba, since it was removed from the freezer and not the fridge, it may need more time to soften. It sounds like it wasn’t soft enough.

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  • Kim T
    February 9, 2021

    Made these today! They are fab! Big ,chewy, tasty . Perfect companion for milk or as an ice creme sandwich!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 10, 2021

      Love it! Thanks for sharing, Kim. I appreciate your great review.

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  • Rebecca
    February 7, 2021

    These cookies are absolutely delicious! I follow your blog but also spend tons of time on Tasty. I recently had an insatiable urge to stuff some chocolate chip cookies with peanut butter. I used this recipe for the dough. Then mixed 2 cups peanut butter with 1 cup powdered sugar. I used the small trigger release scoop to make balls, & after froze them on a baking tray lined with nonstick foil. Once nice & frozen, (30 mins or so), I used the medium scoop for the dough. Scooped the dough, flattened it slightly, plopped a frozen peanut butter ball on top then molded the dough around it; as if it were play dough. Then baked for 25 mins. They were done closer to 24 1/2 mins, but apparently oven times won’t do that 🤷🏼‍♀️. Anyways I had two peanut butter balls leftover that I gave to my dogs & enough dough to give a committed baker a nice treat; it wasn’t enough to make a stuffed cookie. Try out this modification, & let me know what you think. Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  • Sue
    February 2, 2021

    I think the recipe is a good one but my cookies came out cake like and I think I added to much flour. I’m going to have to try this recipe again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 2, 2021

      Hi Sue, that could be the culprit. I would recommend rewatching the video tutorial and making sure that the ingredients are measured correctly. Here’s a guide on How to Measure Ingredients. I hope that helps.

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  • Mili
    February 2, 2021

    Hi, can i substitute the chocolate chips for macadamia?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 2, 2021

      Hi there, I’m sure that would work too!

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  • Cindy Contreras
    February 1, 2021

    This recipe is awesome! I’ve used it 3 times and the cookies come out amazing!! It’s now a family favorite and the only chocolate chip cookie recipe I use!! 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 1, 2021

      That’s just awesome! I’m happy you found a family favorite, Cindy!

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