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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe


You might be wondering, is there a secret for how to make chocolate chip cookies soft and chewy? Well, I’m so glad you asked – because YES there is!


  • 2 sticks butter (1 cup), softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 + 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 + 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Optional Garnish: Extra chocolate chips for hand-pressing into warm cookies


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of  a stand mixer, add the softened butter, dark brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla. Cream these ingredients together using the paddle attachment. Add the two eggs and mix until incorporated.
  3. Add the cornstarch, baking soda, and sea salt. Mix just briefly! Add the flour and mix until incorporated. With a spatula, fold the chocolate chips into the cookie dough.
  4. With a cookie scoop, portion out the cookie dough onto three cookie sheets. Bake for 9-10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies (2/3 of the cookie) are lightly golden brown and the center of the cookies (1/3 of the cookie) are still pale and slightly undercooked. Immediately remove the cookies from the oven.
  5. While the cookies are still warm, hand press extra chocolate chips into the cookies. This will give your cookies a lovely bakery-style look. Allow the cookies to remain on the cookie sheets for 10-12 minutes to cool down. Carefully transfer the cookies to a cooling rack where they can finish cooling and solidifying.
  6. Enjoy your yummy, soft chocolate chip cookies!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack, Tea Time, Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: classic chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip cookies, soft chocolate chip cookies