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Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies Dessert
Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Prep 55 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 72

There are definitely “cookie camps” among sweet treat lovers. While the crispy crowd can be persuasive, this soft chocolate chip cookies recipe is for those who have—well, a soft spot—for cookies that are on the chewy, tender side. MORE+ LESS-

September 16, 2018

Ingredients

1 1/4
cups granulated sugar
1 1/4
cups packed brown sugar
1 1/2
cups butter or margarine, softened
2
teaspoons vanilla
3
eggs
4 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
to 2 bags (12 oz each) semisweet chocolate chips (2 to 4 cups)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs until well blended. Beat in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • 2
    On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart.
  • 3
    Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.

Expert Tips

  • The combination of granulated and brown sugar, teamed up with nearly the same amount of butter, is a winning recipe for a soft and chewy versus crispy cookie. Watch the baking time too—don’t overbake the cookies if you want a soft texture once they’re cool.
  • Slide the cookies off onto a wire cooling rack so that air can circulate around them and cool them evenly.
  • " Since this is a big-batch recipe, you can drop half of the dough by spoonfuls onto baking sheets and popping them into the freezer. Once the mounds are frozen, place them in an airtight container and store them in the freezer until you’re ready to bake again. Arrange the frozen dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets again and bake 5 minutes longer than if they were fresh."

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
85mg
3%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • "We’ve taken the guesswork out of baking the softest chocolate chip cookies, so just follow these simple steps and enjoy the results. This recipe makes an extra-large batch—72 chewy chocolate chip cookies. That big batch means you’ll have some cookies for now and some to refrigerate or chill for later. Here’s a fun gift idea: Once the dough is mixed, roll some of it into logs, then cover with foil or freezer paper. The next time you’re attending a party, bring along one of the logs for a “to enjoy later” present for your hosts. Thanks to your thoughtfulness, they’ll be only minutes away from freshly baked chewy choc chip cookies—anytime! If you’d like to amplify your cookie baking game with a little help from Betty Crocker, check out our guide on How to Make the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever. Find even more ideas in this Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe collection.

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