August 29, 2020

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Looking for the best Chocolate chip cookies? I recently shared my chocolate chip cookies on my Instagram feed. The response was so great. So I’ve decided to share my secret to soft cookies with this easy chocolate chip cookies recipe today.

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best chocolate chip cookies

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love soft chocolate chip cookies! They’re one of my favorite types of cookies. Nothing is better than a cookie that stays soft past the first day. When I started baking, I couldn’t figure out how to get soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies. I keep searching for how to improve chocolate chip cookies. So I set out on a journey to learn how to make the absolute best chocolate chip cookies.

How to Make Cookies Softer

Time to let you in on my secret chocolate chip cookie hack. Here are four secrets :

Can I Melt Butter for Cookies?

room temperature butter

Why yes you can! Don’t worry about how to soften butter! Instead, pop it into the microwave for about 30 seconds or until it is almost fully melted. There should only be a few unmelted butter pieces. I also feel like this is this is great for if you’re wondering how to make cookies taste more buttery.

Should I Use Room Temperature Ingredients When Baking?

For the best soft chocolate chip cookies, let your eggs, and other ingredients, come to room temperature. If you’re wondering what is room temperature. Room temperature for baking is 70 °F.

Are Your Cookies Too Hard?

If your cookies are too hard, you have probably overcooked them. Honestly, this is a common baling complaint. I’ve had my fair share of hockey puck cookies. HA! It is easier to take the cookies out of the oven on time than to figure out how to soften hard cookies. When you take the cookies out of the oven, they will continue to cook on the hot pan. Be quick to take the cookies out of the oven when they are just right. Don’t wait until they “look fully cooked”.

How Long to Let Cookies Cool on Pan?

Let your cookies continue to cook on the pan. I usually leave them on the cookies on my USA pan cookie sheet for around 30 minutes. This gives the cookies time to finish cooking. You can also slide your cookies on to a cooling rack is over the hot cookie sheet. This will also get the job done. I still prefer to leave them directly on the hot pan.

chocolate chip cookies cooling on pan

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

My son has an egg allergy, so I had to learn to use as many eggless baking recipes as possible. You can easily convert these to eggless chocolate chip cookies with applesauce. I’ve been using the applesauce substitute for eggs for a few years now, and it has never failed me. Replace one egg with 1/4 cup of applesauce in sweet desserts. The applesauce makes the cookies a little softer, so I sometimes let them bake for a few extra seconds. Depending on your oven and family’s preferred cookie texture, you may also need to let the cookies stay in the oven a little longer as well. (By a little longer I mean 30-45 seconds)

How to Make Cookies Step by Step

  1. Start with Butter: Pop the butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Don’t melt it completely.
  2. Use a mix of sugars: Lightly pack the measuring cup with brown sugar. I use pure can sugar because it’s super sweet, unprocessed, and gives the cookies a courser texture. Brown sugar yields soft chocolate chip cookies, and white sugar helps the cookies spread. For chewier and more flavorful cookies, use more brown sugar than white sugar.
  3. Dark brown sugar vs. light brown sugar: Most of the time dark brown sugar and light brown sugar are usually interchangeable in recipes. Ever wonder what is brown sugar? Brown sugar is white sugar with molasses. Dark brown sugar has more molasses. Light brown sugar contains less molasses. I don’t like my cookies too sweet, so I prefer light brown sugar. If you’re wondering if you should use light or brown sugar for cookies, either is fine.
  4. Add vanilla extract and egg: Please use quality vanilla instead of vanilla extract substitute. We mainly use vanilla extract for flavoring, so the better quality of the vanilla extract, the better your cookies will taste. As we spoke about earlier, try to let your egg come to room temperature. Eggs provide richness and structure. You can also substitute applesauce for eggs and make eggless cookies.
  5. Mix dry ingredients and add them to wet ingredients. Combine all the ingredients and then add the yummy chocolate chips.
  6. Add chocolate chips. I really need to buy chocolate chips in bulk because I can’t just add a few chocolate chips. I have to add a bunch. Add as many as you’d like. There are many chocolate chip brands, so choose your favorite.
  7. Scoop them and Bake them. This recipe makes 9 large cookies or 12 regular sized cookies. I use a cookie scoop that I got from Hobby Lobby to scoop my cookies. Remember that the bigger the cookie, the more baking time it may need. The smaller the cookie, the less time needed. Either way, try to create cookies that are all the same size so they all bake equally.
soft chocolate chip cookies

How to Store Chocolate Chip Cookies

There’s no big secret to how I store my cookies. If I have any cookies left, which rarely ever happens, I place them in airtight storage containers. I wouldn’t store the cookies for more than two days. However, I highly doubt that the cookies will be around for more than a few minutes. Yes, they’re that good.

I don’t place them in the fridge because it makes them hard and my family doesn’t like that. This is a personal preference. If you’d like to place them in the fridge, that is fine. When you take them out, let them come to room temperature or pop them in the microwave for a few seconds.

Large Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

This can become a giant chocolate chip cookie recipe. This could be award-winning chocolate chip cookie recipe makes 9 regular giant-sized cookies or 12 regular sized cookies. By regular size, I mean when I use my tablespoon coolkies scoop to scoop the cookie dough; it makes 12 cookies. You can play with the size of the cookies. Remember that the bigger the cookie, the more baking time it may need. The smaller the cookie, the less time needed. Either way, try to create cookies that are all the same size so that they all bake equally. Double the recipe if you’d like giant cookies.

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies that the whole family will love. Learn how to make the best chocolate chip cookies with this step by step guide.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: chocolate chip, chocolate chip cookies, cookies
Author: johnniemay


  • 8 tbsp salted butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar I use raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put the butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds or until almost completely melted. It shouldn't be boiling or hot just melted.
  • Add the sugars (brown and white). Mix thoroughly
  • Add the vanilla and egg. Mix well.
  • In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, and salt). Mix well.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix very well. Dough should start to form.
  • Add chocolate chips and mix until well incorporated.
  • Use a cookie scoop for the cookies. that should give you 12 cookies. Set them two inches apart on a cookies sheet.
  • DO NOT OVER BAKE! Take them out even if they don't look fully baked. Remember they will continue to cook on the hot pan when you take them out the oven.
  • Bake them from 9-11 minutes. 10 seems to be the sweet spot for me.
  • Take them out and let them cool on the pan for about 30 minutes.
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