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Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Looking for chocolate chip cookie that's both soft and chewy? I got you, boo! Look no further than these babies. Go on, grab a glass of milk!


  • cups all-purpose flour spooned into measuring cup then leveled
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Cornstarch
  • ¾ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 cup Unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups Light brown sugar tightly packed
  • 1 large egg plus 2 egg yolks at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons Vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Add the all-purpose flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder, and baking soda to a medium size bowl. Stir briefly to combine and set aside.
  • In a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment over medium/high speed, cream the butter and sugars until light, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the eggs and yolk one at a time, incorporating the eggs into the butter/sugar mixture before each addition. Add the vanilla extract and beat until combined. Stop and scrape the mixer to incorporate  ingredients.
  • Turn the mixer speed to low and add the flour all at once. Mix until moistened. It's cool if you see bits of flour. Remove bowl from mixer and fold in the chocolate chips. Be sure to fold  from the bottom to incorporate the ingredients. Cover the dough with plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  • Remove bowl from fridge. With a cookie scoop, scoop balls of cookie dough on the parchment lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes (I usually bake for 10). Cookies will appear slightly under baked and that's cool. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Adapted from: Grandbaby Cakes