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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

Bookmark this recipe as your new go-to option for delicious, soft, and chewy chocolate chip cookies made from scratch. This simple recipe produces an extra-large batch of cookies, perfect for bringing to any-size gathering, gifting to a friend or setting out on the counter at home for the whole family to enjoy. The best chocolate chip cookies don’t have to come from the bakery down the street—they can be created and perfected right from your own kitchen and with ingredients you likely already have on hand in your pantry. Don’t forget to slow down when baking this delicious and classic recipe, and just enjoy the process of making these amazing homemade cookies. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 11, 2020

Ingredients

1 1/4
cups granulated sugar
1 1/4
cups packed brown sugar
1 1/2
cups butter, softened
2
teaspoons vanilla
3
eggs
4 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
to 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips (12 to 24 oz)

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

  • To ensure your ingredients are distributed well in your dough, mix your dry ingredients in a separate bowl before mixing them into your wet ingredients.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper over your cookie sheet for easier clean-up. Wipe down the parchment paper between batches and use the same sheet multiple times to reduce waste.
  • Chocolate chip cookies bake quickly, so keep an eye on the baking time! Take them out when they are just barely baked but too soft to take off the cookie sheet. Let them rest on the cookie sheet for one minute until taking them off to dry on a cooling rack.
  • For a twist on this classic recipe, use only two cups of chocolate chips and mix in a cup of chopped nuts, M&Ms, or butterscotch chips.
  • If you are short on time but still craving cookies, take out a box of dry cake mix and try this great shortcut for making chocolate chip cookies at home. Check out our recipe for cake mix chocolate chip cookies recipe for some great tips and tricks!

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.

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