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The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These are THE BEST soft chocolate chip cookies! No chilling required. Just ultra thick, soft, classic chocolate chip cookies!

All the good cookie eaters of the world!

We were made for such a time as this.

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These cookies are soft, thick, bricks of chocolate chunks and buttery dough baked into a heavy, milk-loving cookie that is my most favorite chocolate chip cookie of all time. ♡

Wait, though. They are singing a love song to you: BAKE ME.


In This Post: Everything You Need For Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Inside of Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Melted Butter for Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Chocolate Chips for Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies.

What Makes These Chocolate Chip Cookies The Best

So where were we? I think we were about to count the number of cookies I’ve eaten as I’ve refined this recipe, which is approximately $&@^!# (censored).

I’ve always loved that old Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, but I’ve always kind of been annoyed about it, too. Like why does it need to melt only half of the butter? Does it really not work to melt ALL of it? And why does it need the spoonful of brown sugar? Or does it? Sheesh, how annoying is the person who wrote that recipe anyway? *WOOPS*

Now for the good news!

I replicated the ULTRA THICK, ULTRA SOFT texture (it called for bold, right?) and maybe even improved the flavor with this version that is similar, but way easier and more sensible than the original.

And by sensible, I mean… just… like, lazy sensible, okay? I don’t mean THAT kind of sensible. You might need to start looking for another blog if you need your cookies to be sensible.

There is nothing sensible about this beautiful sugar and butter perfection.

Dough for Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dough for Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dough for Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

How To Make The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

What I love about this recipe is that it’s so easy, and can become your “house chocolate chip cookie recipe” that you pull out on a whim, on a weeknight, that will make everyone around you happy.

Here’s the basics on how they come together:

  1. Melt Your Butter: No guessing on the right consistency of butter (room temp? cold? chilled?) – you’re just going to melt it all the way through in the microwave and let it cool for just a few minutes.
  2. Beat Butter and Sugars: Get it nice and fluffy and creamy.
  3. Add Egg and Vanilla: Mix it just barely in (seriously, don’t beat that egg too hard!).
  4. Mix In Dry Ingredients: Flour, baking soda, salt, the usual suspects.
  5. Add Chocolate Chips: Duh!
  6. Bake Cookies: Roll ’em up into balls and bake – but please, please, do not overbake. We want them to be just barely done for that soft melty deliciousness.

Chocolate Chip Cookies: Frequently Asked Questions

Why did my cookies flatten?

The three most important things about this recipe are 1) Melting the butter, 2) Adding enough flour, and 3) Not baking for too long. If you find that the dough is wet and it REALLY sticks to your hands, you probably need more flour. I’ll usually add a few tablespoons at a time to get it to the right consistency. See the video in this post for reference as well as the cookie chart below!

Why are my cookies so puffy?

This usually means that there’s too much flour in the dough, keeping them from spreading more. Be sure to always measure your flour correctly (spooning it in to the measuring cup vs. scooping from the bag). Since you can always add more, it’s important to not over-flour to start with. See the video in this post for reference on the correct consistency!

Can I freeze chocolate chip cookie dough?

Yes! Roll them up into balls, freeze them on a sheet pan, and then keep them in a bag in the freezer until ready to bake. We’d recommend letting them thaw on a sheet pan (covered) before baking.

Can I make these gluten-free?

We’ve never tried it with this recipe, but I’m sure you could! If you have a favorite 1:1 gluten-free flour, that’s probably your best bet. We’d love to hear how it goes.

How should I store the cookies after baking?

The cookies can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days, or in the fridge for a week. We like the fridge method to keep them fresh! These are our personal favorite glass storage containers!*

Does this recipe work for high-altitude baking?

Yes! Remember that when baking at a high altitude some baked goods will leaven and flatten more quickly. If you’re baking at 3,000+ ft elevation, we recommend increasing your oven temp to 375 degrees and reducing bake time by a few minutes. For more information on high-altitude baking, we love this resource.

Chocolate Chip Cookies Out Of Oven
Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies With Bite Taken Out

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Troubleshooting

Six different chocolate chip cookies arranged on parchment paper.

From our recipe tester: If you’re running into issues with your cookies, you can reference the examples above to help find out what may have gone wrong. One of the keys to achieving the perfect cookie is to ensure the correct amount of flour is used.

Ideally, the flour should be weighed. We like a simple digital kitchen scale* for ease. In testing, we found that 6.75 ounces of flour was the correct amount. Without a food scale, don’t pack the flour into measuring cups and always level the flour off.

We’re always trying to eat a little better around here. Right? Maybe.

But there is one thing that I love more than anything in the world – yep – going there, and that is a really good, thick, soft, chocolate chip cookie with a glass of milk.

Today, tonight, whenever it is, if you’re going to eat a cookie, please make it count.

Please make it a soft, hugely huge and always soft, and buttery and chocolate chippy and perfectly soft (did I already say that?) chocolate chip cookie that will take your life to the next level.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies on parchment paper.

The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x


These are THE BEST soft chocolate chip cookies! No chilling required. Just ultra thick, soft, classic chocolate chip cookies!


Units Scale
  • 8 tablespoons of salted butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar (I like to use raw cane sugar with a coarser texture)
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (6.75 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (but I always add a little extra)
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips (I use a combination of chocolate chips and chocolate chunks)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Microwave the butter for about 40 seconds to just barely melt it. It shouldn’t be hot – but it should be almost entirely in liquid form.
  2. Using a stand mixer or electric beaters, beat the butter with the sugars until creamy. Add the vanilla and the egg; beat on low speed until just incorporated – 10-15 seconds or so (if you beat the egg for too long, the cookies will be stiff).
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until crumbles form. Use your hands to press the crumbles together into a dough. It should form one large ball that is easy to handle (right at the stage between “wet” dough and “dry” dough). Add the chocolate chips and incorporate with your hands.
  4. Roll the dough into 12 large balls (or 9 for HUGELY awesome cookies) and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes until the cookies look puffy and dry and just barely golden. Warning, friends: DO NOT OVERBAKE. This advice is probably written on every cookie recipe everywhere, but this is essential for keeping the cookies soft. Take them out even if they look like they’re not done yet (see picture in the post). They’ll be pale and puffy.
  5. Let them cool on the pan for a good 30 minutes or so (I mean, okay, eat four or five but then let the rest of them cool). They will sink down and turn into these dense, buttery, soft cookies that are the best in all the land. These should stay soft for many days if kept in an airtight container. I also like to freeze them.


  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chocolate chip cookies, best chocolate chip cookies, soft chocolate chip cookies, easy cookie recipe, small batch cookies

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      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Hi, I actually would really like to know the nutritional information on these please!

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            but it will take you a lifetime to find kindness and a personality

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            I have been baking for years and could never find the “perfect” chocolate chip cookie recipe. They were always good right out of the oven but then the next day would be hard. These are THE best!

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          Lindsay was kind enough to post this perfect recipe. I think you can figure this one out yourself… Smh

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            Maybe you shouldn’t be so weirdly hateful in the comments section of a yummy chocolate chip cookies recipe? This is supposed to be fun, right?

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            jacquelyn karney

            If you are making chocolate chip cookies, who cares about the nutritional information?

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            Renae Graham

            Do you use anything on the pan? Like a nonstick spray? Or just right onto the pan

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            Loved the infomation that comes with this great recipe! Cookies are amazing 🙂

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            Made these last night and they turned out good, a little salty perhaps unsalted butter should be used? But they were still soft the next day which is amazing for the holidays!

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            I live these cookies. But even more, I love the videos and the pictures for reference of what went wrong. I dont like when recipes include videos you have to go to other sites to view them

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            These are the easiest chocolate chip cookies I made and they taste super good!

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          So I punched the recipe into MyFitnessPal and came up with the following caloric information:

          12 Cookies = 365 Calories each
          9 Cookies = 486 Calories each

          Nutrition Facts
          Servings 12.0
          Amount Per Serving
          calories 365
          % Daily Value *
          Total Fat 12 g 19 %
          Saturated Fat 7 g 37 %
          Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
          Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
          Trans Fat 0 g
          Cholesterol 36 mg 12 %
          Sodium 170 mg 7 %
          Potassium 53 mg 2 %
          Total Carbohydrate 62 g 21 %
          Dietary Fiber 2 g 6 %
          Sugars 49 g
          Protein 3 g 6 %
          Vitamin A 5 %
          Vitamin C 0 %
          Calcium 3 %
          Iron 8 %

          1. Pinch of Yum Logo

            The kcal amount for one of these cookies is actually 244, (based on making 12 cookies from one batch)going by the nutritional info listed on the packages of ingredients used in the recipe. The MFP database amounts are way off on some items.

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            Just want to say this is now our FAVORITE chocolate chip cookie recipe! Have made them numerous times already, and am about to make a double batch to share with neighbors! Thank you!!

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          Shelby Dyan Hall

          I don’t know if this helps, but I plugged in my ingredients and scanned the barcodes. I used Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Chips, only .5 cup instead of .75 cup. This is my nutritional info:


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          These cookies are delicious, and true to their word; soft, chewy, and super easy to make
          I add a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg to mine, with a little bit of instant coffee powder to bring out the bitterness in the chocolate, and these are the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve had.

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          Funny how the person who feels someone should calculate the nutritional value of a chocolate chip cookie for them is the same person who lashes out instead of thanking the person who says you can calculate it yourself and doesn’t respond when others do the calculations

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        Hey Jessica,

        Great post! Pardon my rookie status, when you say raw sugar, are you using turbinado sugar?

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            Deanna Ingram

            This recipe turned out perfect. Anyone tried adding peanut butter to the mix? How’d it come out?

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          Yeah, making a “flax egg” (1 tbsp flaxseed meal + 2.5 tbsp water, let sit for 5 min, then stir) actually works fine in this recipe. I can use that and vegan butter to make these cookies vegan, and they’re still mind-blowing.

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          lemon lime

          These cookies taste great! I didn’t have eggs, so I used vinegar and baking soda as a substitute. Not sure if that had anything to do with the fact that the batter turned out very crumbly, but I added two tablespoons of milk to help it stay together. It still didn’t want to stick, but I made crumbly balls and cooked them anyway. When they came out, though, they were perfect! They did not spread much, but I like cookies that way. 😂 Thank you for this recipe! Very soft and delicious! (I shouldn’t have made them bite sized, I’m addicted!! 😂)

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          general rule of thumb is ~1/4 teaspoon per 1/2 cup butter (1 stick or 8 tablespoons)

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          I’ve made these one billion times in Ohio. Just moved to Utah and made them exactly and no problem! I forgot the timer so I’m not sure if they cooked more than 11 min though!

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            I live at 7,000ft and it make take 12 minutes. I never use a timer with these cookies and just watch them more than anything.
            I don’t normally like chocolate chip cookies and these… These are outstanding!!

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        Gosia de Kubber

        I will give only three stars because the cookies are not turned out!
        They taste good although the cookies did not change shape during baking,
        this is the first recipe that not work out and I bake a lot, often and apparently very well. I’m curious what went wrong.

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          I had the same issue. I also bake a lot, and havenever had any issues with cookies especially. I find this recipe is fussy. The beauty of chocolate cookies is their simplicity. I will go return to using the family fave. (tried this one twice based on other reviews saying they were mind blowing)

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          I had the same, tried a second time with 1/8 c less flour and it didn’t change, they will not flatten. Took 18 min to cook through, and are fluffy and light though.

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            I also had this issue. Followed the recipe to a T and even weighed the flour. They were still thick.

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        These cookies are PERFECT. I just made them for the first time and was a little nervous but I followed the recipe exactly, and they are seriously SO GOOD. So happy I found this blog – it hasn’t let me down yet!

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          I love this recipe, it’s my absolute go to and I’ve made it so many times now. I was wondering, have you tried to make it with M&Ms? Or walnuts? Or any other variation? I’m going to make them for Xmas gifts but wanted to do different cookies.

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            Krista @ Pinch of Yum

            So glad to hear it, Melia! We usually stick to chocolate chips in the Pinch of Yum kitchen, but I have made a holiday M&M version at home and it was great! I’m sure other variations of candies or nuts would work well too.

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      Heavenly. And so fast and easy. The only problem was that I didn’t make enough! Thank you Lindsay!

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        Yeah, I’ve made these cookies about 8 times now, and one batch is never enough. My husband eats them all before they even cool off. I double or triple the recipe just so that I’ll get to have a few the next day. 🙂

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          Hi! Wondering if when you double or triple the recipe if you do anything different…these make enough for our small family, but not enough for a crowd, or a party!

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            To double or triple the recipe you multiply the numbers which is really simple. For example if you want double the recipe then for chocolate chips you would do two scoops of 3/4 chocolate chips or 1 and one half a cup.

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            I doubled it and it turned out great.
            I made half chocolate chip then made the other blueberry and current. Kids loved them.

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            Karri H.

            I quadruple the recipe with 4 kids in the house and 2 adults that love cookies.

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          I must admit that hot chocolate chip cookies are quite addictive. I had some Oatmeal raisin cookies this past Thursday and eight almost 1 dozen. Eight to be exact. I’m guilty for doing that, but it was irresistible to me in the moment and I gave in to “munching.” LOL

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            Best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made! The perfect amount of chewy, soft, and fluff. Definitely recommend doubling recipe 🙂

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            Would it be possible to make the cookies smaller to get more out of them? Making them for a kids party and they don’t each need a monster cookie haha

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        I tripled the recipe! Came out just find, delicious soft fluffy cookies! I rolled mine in Heath bits before baking…yum! You can find those by the chocolate chips in the grocery store. They also have butterfinger. Everyone went nuts over them! Had to make even more!

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            These are AMAZING!!! This is my first time making cookies from scratch. My teenage son loves the.! I splitt the cookie dough and added chocolate chips to half and chopped pecans to the other half and they turned out delicious!! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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      My son 3 and I baked your cookies together today and it was fun he’s such a great little helper thank you for the easy recipe

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        Hey! I started cooking/baking with my mom that way back in the early 90s. I’m now a fully functioning adult who loves the kitchen. It’s a good thing you’re doing, your son will learn a skill to impress all those who he loves as he grows older. Kudos to you!

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      I’ve made these several times and they are so so good! Unfortunately, after reading all the buzzkill comments about nutritional info…. I’m going to have to find a new recipe … perhaps one with kale and eggplant. Thanks a lot to the health nuts that go ruining perfectly awesome cookie recipes for the rest of us!

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            Leah Zarro

            I absolutely love this recipe and have made it dozens of times but I have just been asked to make it for a friend who is Celiac. Can you substitute the flour in this recipe for gluten free flour? Or will it not work out as nicely? 🙂

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          Jenny Marquez

          Hi! I’d love to know if theres anything I can do to the cookie dough to store for later use

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        It’ll be great if the amounts can be listed in terms of weight as well. 6.75 oz flour is very helpful!

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      Absolutely delicious cookies! Very soft and yummy! Definitely reccomend this recipe, the cookies were easy to make! 🙂

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        roxanne montuoro

        These are great. My office mates like to skip breakfast so they can come in and munch! I made them for our admin office, dispatch, medic crew, and mechanics too. My friend, who is a dentist, loves them. He brings them to the office for his staff, and supposedly shares them with his son…

        I like to mix it up…add lime extract, a bit of lime juice, coconut, and sea salt with white chocolate chips. Or dried cranberries and white chocolate chips, with orange extract. I always decrease the white sugar to 1/2 cup (I triple the recipe) and put in a dollop of sour cream. I also use milk, semi sweet, and dark chocolate chips

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    These look sooo goooood! I need make these now! I like how round and soft they look. Everytime I make chocolate chip cookies they look all distorted… But, most times I try to sub. the sugar with natural sweeteners or butter with apple sauce, maybe that’s why…

    I’m a chocolate chip cookie fan! Can’t wait to try these out!

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      Apple sauce is not a substitute for butter! While it might make sense in a recipe where the butter simply adds a bit of smoothness to the recipe (pancakes, for example), but not where butter is the MAIN INGREDIENT. You need to qualities of butter which are, among other things, semisolid at room temperature. Try coconut oil for a healthier alternative to butter when making cookies. But keep in mind that coconut oil becomes liquid at around 70 degrees F, so those cookies might actually have a better texture when served cold.

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        Coconut oil is actually much higher in saturated fat than butter is. Where butter is about 30%, coconut oil is about 60%. The claims that it is a healthy alternative seem to be grossly exaggerated, based on my research, so this might not be good advice from a health standpoint.

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          They both have pros and cons. However, coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) in your body, but also help to convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterols. By Increasing the HDL’s in the body, it helps promote heart health, and lower the risk of heart disease.

          So…I don’t know what you are talking about. You sound uninformed to me.

          Also, I love butter. There’s nothing wrong with using either option it just comes down to what you want, how you feel, what you have available etc. I didn’t have eggs available and I had just enough apple sauce to make the recipe work so it’s technically vegan- I didn’t plan that out on purpose. I’m just too lazy to go to the grocery store today. Apple sauce has some good stuff about it and so does eggs. I’m not sure it really freaking matters which is healthier.


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            Please don’t spread misleading information. I’m afraid you have been uninformed. Saturated fat in large amounts can actually contribute to increased serum LDL cholesterol levels. It surely does not lower HDL. But we all deserve a treat from time to time so don’t be so hard on yourself and enjoy a good old fashioned chocolate chip cookie without the guilt.


            A registered dietitian who loves to occasionally eat cookies the way they were intended to be made. With butter.

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            LDL isn't a cholesterol, it is a protein that transports cholesterol.

            LDL isn’t a cholesterol, but rather a protein that transports cholesterol.

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          Sally Nickerson

          Love the cookies but have made 3 batches and I cannot get the batter to be crumbly. It is smooth and non sticky, but no crumble. Have done the measuring cup of flour and also weighing it. Any thoughts?

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            Krista @ Pinch of Yum

            Hi Sally! You could try using a little less butter. How are the cookies when baked?

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    Chocolate chip cookies are my absolute fave to bake and eat!! Yes, I need to censor the number I eat too! These look so soft and delicious, I cannot wait to give them a try 🙂

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    Normally I love a good crispy edge on my chocolate chip cookies but these look ridiculously soft and incredible! It’s like a cookie pillow. So dreamy. Need to try these!!

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            Hi there! I would not recommend using vegetable oil in place of butter here. Butter is pretty essential to the texture and flavor of the cookie. Hope you enjoy them!

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            Hi, I wondered if you know how much is 8 tablespoons of batter in grams? Thanks!!

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            I know I’m super late to the party, but a stick of butter is actually 114 grams. Using only 1/8th of the required amount of butter will be a cookie disaster!

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            Can you substitute the Crisco butter stick for regular butter?

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        Hi there I want to try your ‘recipe,Just wondering if I want a bit of a crunch on the outside do I just leave them longer in the oven ?

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    yes! these look soo good and my poor little guys been begging me to make him cookies and i’ve had no good recipes! Thanks so much!!!

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    These look amazing. I love how you make sure definitely understand that these are huge AND soft haha I love it! It is true, chocolate chip cookies are such a classic, but there are so many recipes, they always turn out differently, it is a real treat when you find the perfect ones!..
    x Motte

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    Kayla R Seignious

    I am still partial to your other chocolate chip recipe that uses maple syrup. Every time I make those cookies, they turn out perfect. I think I am going to stick with perfection for my chocolate chip cookies. Why mess, right? I want to make your stuffed poblano chilis because they look amazing!

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      Thanks Kayla! These are actually REALLY similar to those ones – the recipe is just slightly different based on my lazier approach these days. haha! Hope you like the peppers though! Those are yummmmms.

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    So I just took butter and eggs out of the fridge because I decided today was a day I needed to put away the honey and almond flour and coconut oil and make some cookies, the kind my mom taught me how to bake way back when and cookies she would love to have given to her tomorrow. Then I opened my email to see this post! It’s definitely a sign!!

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        Hello I was wondering if it would be okay if i didn’t use brown sugar because I have none in the house right now! thanks!

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          It’s easy to make brown sugar. For light brown sugar combine 1 c. white granulated sugar and 1 T. Molasses. for dark brown sugar combine 1 c. white granulated sugar and 2 T. molasses. For this recipe, add 3/4 c. white granulated sugar and about 1 t. molasses, and you’ll have what the recipe calls for. No need to combine them, just add as 2 separate ingredients. I never buy brown sugar, but make it as I need it.

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            Kimberly Cox

            I just made these today for my son who asked for soft CCC.
            My butter wasn’t runny so I beat sugars till creamy. Followed rest of recipe as written, and they turned out amazing. Flat, tad crispy on edges , soft inside and my oh my delicious!
            Thank you.

            Who needs nutrition info when baking pure indulgence 😊

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    Kathy Neblett

    Any ideas on adjustments for high altitude? We just moved to the mountains, and I’m still trying to figure out the science of it all.
    The cookies look like sheer perfection!

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          I made these with a gluten free 1 to 1 flour and they turned out amazing! They looked just like the picture and were super soft. I will definitely make these again.

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      High altitude baker here! I baked mine for 9 minutes at 350 and they came out perfect 🙂

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    Question: my family will need way more than 12 cookies at a time. Doubling recipe okay? Or better to make multiple batches? Have been looking for a soft chip cookie recipe & ta-da you provided one.
    Thank you!!!

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      That’s a good question. Yes, you can double the recipe. I always find that these cookies (well, cookies in general, I think) turn out best in small batches but I have doubled it and it’s worked for me just fine.

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    Love your Philippines’ story! I can just imagine the butter melting on the counter.
    I plan on doing nothing for Mother’s Day, except find something to bake in a lazy-putter-around-the-house kind of way. I’m going to make these for the kids. Oh wait, and for their mom. That’s me! Yippee!

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    Lindsay, can we be best cookie friends? I LOVE soft chocolate chip cookies! And that photo of the dough *faint* Yum!! 🙂

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    Look delish! My fiance’ is always complaining that my choc chip cookies are not soft. Hopefully these will change his mind. Question: WHO makes only 12 choc chip cookies? 🙂

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      I KNOW. But this (small batch) is how they always turn out best for me. Also – two people in the house. 12 cookies. You do the math. 😉

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        Hi, Kaitlyn! The cookies do look undercooked right when they come out of the oven. They will set up if you let them sit on the cookie sheet for a good 20-30 min after baking. 🙂

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    Just made them and holy moly! So so good. Had to use some Reese’s baking pieces in addition to the chocolate bc 3 year olds are demanding, but other than that followed exactly and they came out perfectly. Thank you for such an easy yummy recipe.

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      This makes me HAPPYYYYYYYYYY. So glad you liked them and thank you for your Reeses genius! I may just do that myself.

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      Great cookies ! I used your recipe as a base to make “lactation cookies” for my daughter who is not yet producing enough for her baby. I reduced the flour 1/4 cup and added 4 Tablespoons Brewers yeast, 3 Tablespoons ground flax seed and 1 Tablespoon wheat germ. Yum! We’re all enjoying them and hopefully they’ll help my daughter. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite in the whole world so these certainly caught my attention. I think this recipe may only make about 5 though once I am done eating most of the dough before making them…

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    Mary Beth Blegen

    These are marvelous cookies. I have been trying my whole life to find a recipe for soft chocolate chip cookies. Thank you.
    Mary Beth

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            I have made these cookies three times. They are delicious and my family enjoys them as well. This will be my go to recipe for chocolate chip cookies. Thank you for sharing!