Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
soft chocolate chip cookies on cookie sheet

The BEST soft chocolate chip cookies. Big, moist and loaded chocolate chip cookies. This chocolate chip cookie recipe is wildly popular with kids and adults!

Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5-$6
Keyword: chocolate chip cookie recipe, chocolate chip cookies
Calories: 307 kcal
Servings: 21 large cookies



Preheat oven to 350˚ F after step 5. Grease cookie sheets.

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚ F after step 5. Grease cookie sheets. In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium/high speed, cream together the 2 sticks of butter, 1 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of white sugar until creamy, light and fluffy. 

  2. Add 2 eggs, one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in 2 tsp of vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine 3 cups of flour, 2 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp of salt and beat into the batter in thirds just until incorporated. Fold in 2 cups of chocolate chips.

  4. Use an ice cream scoop to get even balls of dough, scraping against the side of the bowl to get a flat base. Place scoops of dough onto baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Mine fit onto 2 cookie sheets and made 21 cookies. Stud tops of cookie balls with a few extra chocolate chips if desired. 

  5. Bake one cookie sheet at a time for 12-15 min at 350˚F, until edges are just turning light golden brown. 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, spoon it into a dry ingredients 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.