Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Prep Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 24 minutes
These chocolate chip cookies stay soft for days. Chocolatey good and not overly sweet. The BEST soft chocolate chip cookies recipe.
The BEST soft chocolate chip cookies. Big, chewy, 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
Servings: 18 large cookies


  • 2 sticks 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips


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

  1. In a large bowl, w/ paddle attachment, on high speed: cream together the 2 sticks of butter, 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of white sugar until light and fluffy, scraping bowl and breaking clumps as needed.
  2. Add 2 eggs, one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in 2 tsp of vanilla.
  3. Combine 2 1/4 cups of flour, 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp of salt and gradually stir into the creamed mixture.
  4. Finally, fold in 2 cups of chocolate chips.
  5. 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 18 cookies. Tip: for prettier cookies, you can stick 2-3 chocolate chips on top of every cookie. Cover with plastic wrap and Refrigerate prepared cookie dough balls for at least 1 hour before baking.
  6. Bake one cookie sheet at a time for 12-14 min at 350˚F, until edges are just turning light golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet. Once at room temp, you can store them in tupperware.