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soft chocolate chip cookies
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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy soft chocolate chip cookie recipe from scratch, using one bowl. These homemade cookies with melting chocolate pieces and chips, with their soft cookie base are amazing.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 284 kcal


  • 8 tbsp salted butter (1 stick)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (add more as needed until dough pulls apart easily)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • ¾ cup (heaping) mix of chocolate chips and semi sweet chocolate pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Melt butter in microwavable bowl for about 50 seconds until it is just melted.  Do not overcook.  Its ok to see a few tiny chunks of butter.

  2. Using your stand mixer or hand mixer, beat the sugars with the melted butter until well mixed and creamy.  

  3. Add the egg and vanilla to the mixture and beat for about 10-15 seconds.  If an egg is beat too much, the cookie will not be as pillowy soft as we're going for here.

  4. Add in the flour, baking soda and salt until a crumbly mixture forms.  Pat the dough together until it forms a ball.  If its greasy at first, this means you need to add a touch more flour.  I added an additional 4 tablespoons flour.  You want the dough to come apart easily.  It will feel drier than most doughs.

  5. Add in the chocolate chips and chocolate pieces.  Work chocolate into dough ball with your hands.

  6. Roll the dough into 9-10 large dough balls and place on baking sheet.  Allow enough room for each cookie spread as it cooks.  These are large cookies.

  7. Cook for 9-11 minutes until they are pale in color, and puffy.  Remove from oven and let them sit on baking sheet for 30 minutes.  They are perfect after 30 minutes.  SO good.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Pinch of Yum

Nutrition Facts
Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 219mg10%
Potassium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 28mg3%
Vitamin A 340IU7%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.