Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 2 votes

Soft and chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are everyone's favorite!

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today I am sharing with you a cookie recipe which isn’t “Christmassy” in a traditional way but then I think we don’t ever need a season for these cookies. They are timeless and everyone’s favorite cookie throughout the year. Yes, you guessed it I am talking about the Chocolate Chip Cookies. It’s funny that I didn’t have a chocolate chip cookie recipe on my blog till now, I mean out of all cookies this is the one I didn’t share? Crazy!

Anyway so I know there are like gazillion version of chocolate chip cookies on the internet and everyone claims their to be the best. I am simply sharing my version with you, which I love. These are soft, chewy, have just the right amount of sweetness and I think they are the perfect chocolate chip cookies [Well I had to say that too, isn’t it? 😉 ]

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate cookies are extremely soft and chewy and there are a number of things which make them this way. The first is using more brown sugar in the recipe which absorbs moisture from air and keeps the cookie soft and moist. The next ingredient is cornstarch which acts as a tenderizing agent and prevents gluten formation. It is a really important ingredient if you want your cookies to stay nice and soft.

The addition of an extra egg yolk increases the moisture in the cookies and so I highly recommend it. You will notice that I also use little oil in my cookie dough, I think the oil helps in keeping the cookie soft for a longer time. Chilling the dough is important. I actually tested these cookies with 2 different chilling time. One batch I chilled overnight, for this I made dough balls and then chilled them overnight else the dough becomes too stiff to roll in the morning and takes a lot of time before you can roll it so it’s better to do this way. The second batch I chilled for 2-3 hours. I noticed that the cookies that were chilled overnight were puffier and didn’t spread as much compared to the one that were chilled for 2-3 hours. So if you have the time I highly recommend chilling the dough balls overnight.

Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Bake them at 350 F degrees for 9-11 minutes, depending on how large your cookies are. I used 1.55 oz of cookie dough per cookie and baked for exactly 10 minutes. You make need to bake for a longer time if you intend to make bigger cookies. I got around 25 medium size chocolate chip cookies out of this dough.

The cookies are really soft when you take them out of the oven. Do not try to move them right away, they will break. Let them stay in the pan for 10 minutes and then carefully transfer them onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

* Use good quality chocolate chips for best tasting cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 2 votes
Servings: 25 medium cookies
Soft and chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are everyone's favorite!


  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1.25 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¾ cup butter [1.5 sticks] unsalted, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract [i used pure]
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk at room temperature
  • 1.25 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
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  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with silicone mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a bowl sift together all purpose flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt. Set aside.
  • Beat together butter, oil and both the sugars until creamy.
  • Add in the vanilla, egg, egg yolk and beat till well combined.
  • Gradually beat in the flour mixture. [Add it in 3 parts and not dump it all in one go].
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Chill the mixture for 3-4 hours or overnight.
  • Drop heaping tall tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. I used around 1.55 oz of dough per cookie. You can push few chocolate chips on top of cookie dough for presentation purpose but that's optional.
  • Bake at 350 F degrees for 9-11 minutes, I baked mine for 10 minutes.
  • Take out of the oven and let the cookies cool down in the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring them on to a wire rack to cool completely.


Calories: 195kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 144mg, Potassium: 75mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 195IU, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 1.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is a big hit with my kids! I made chocolate chip cookies with half the batter and used white chocolate chips for the other half. Made about 30 cookies in all! Thank you for the wonderful recipe. Bookmarked!!

  2. Hi
    Made these cookies today they came out so happy and thankful to you..can you tell me what can i substitute for the egg in the recipe( my niece is coming and she is allergic to egg)
    Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Bhumika! Glad you liked them! For the egg try with flax seeds or chia seeds egg..”For each egg, combine 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed (measure after grinding) with 3 tablespoons of water. Stir well, and place in the fridge to set for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, the result should be a sticky egg-like substitute.” If these options aren’t available then try 1/4 cup applesauce or 1/4 cup mashed banana for each egg.

  3. mouthwatering seriously! I can’t get over how soft and ooey gooey these look 😉 I am in love with these pinned!

  4. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite and you can never go wrong with them! Love how soft, chewy and thick they are! They look perfect!

  5. Oh, girl! CCC’s are my weakness! Pinned because I am on a mission to try them all!! And these look extra special chewy and soft. Win.

  6. It is ALWAYS Chocolate Chip Cookie season. Yours look just about perfect and exactly what I’m craving right now!

  7. Chocolate chip cookies are perfect any time of year, you can’t go wrong with those! These look like perfect chocolate chip cookies Manali!

  8. Yes – the cornstarch and extra yolk and brown sugar. All of that! I like to play with those ingredients too for getting softer and chewier cookies! These look PERFECT. Literally, perfect!! I love the simplicity of perfecting old classics! These are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  9. These cookies are so beautiful and with that amount of chocolate chips, they are christmasy enough for me!
    Thanks for sharing, Manali.

  10. Totally agreed. . chocolate chip cookies are timeless and my favorite cookie throughout the year. . I’m making some tomorrow!!! anyway, these look perfect. . and that shot of the melted chocolate chips gets me every time. . love love love!!

  11. These cookies look so delicious and so perfectly baked! I am pinning this Manali because I am baking’em soon!!

  12. Manali, I am definitely pinning these, because Chocolate Chip Cookies are my husband’s very, very favorites – and these look amazing! Pinned!

  13. These cookies look perfect, Manali! They’re so inviting, and you’re right — they’re great any time of year. Pinned! 🙂

  14. Oh, man. Is it wrong that I just want to steal that entire stack of cookie goodness?! I am seriously drooling here, Manali! These are definitely the chocolate chip cookies of my dreams and I totally believe it when you say they’re perfect! 🙂

  15. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite ! And these are just perfect manali! Great for the holidays! Lovely pictures, I can eat at leas 5 right now! Pinned!

  16. You can never go wrong with chocolate chip cookies! Love how soft and fluffy these looks! Love it, Manali!

    1. 5 stars
      Excellent recipe. Love your site and always check if recipe is available at yours first before trying elsewhere!

      For this recipe instructions, one small suggestion from beginner bakers like me. Instructions call for preheating oven as first step but we proceed to chill the dough for 3-4 hours or overnight. Granted people may look at the entire recipe instructions first but if they don’t then it’s misleading. Would recommend that you move it to post refrigeration when it’s ready for baking

      Thank you.

  17. LOVE these Manali! They look so good- love how chewy and soft they are! Delicious recipe, thanks for sharing!