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4.62 from 13 votes

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best chocolate chip cookies: soft, buttery and with lots of chocolate.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Vanessa


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , 1 stick
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar , packed (I used dark brown)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Cut the butter into 1 inch squares and place in the microwave for about 30 seconds to melt. Let cool.
  • In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the vanilla and egg. Continue to mix until combined.
  • Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until the wet and dry ingredients are just combine. Do not over mix. Add the chocolate chips and incorporate into the dough using a spatula.
  • Scoop about one tablespoon of the dough using a cookie scoop or a spoon and place in the baking sheet lined with parchment paper about two inches apart.
  • Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until they have just started to turn golden brown. Warning: Do not overbake. I ruined quite a number of cookies due to overbaking, You don't want that to happen.
  • Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool for about 20-30 minutes. Reserve in an airtight container to keep soft for about 3-5 days.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg