Soft Batch Chocolate Chips Cookies might be the world’s most perfect dessert.  Soft, chewy, full of buttery flavor and loaded with chips…trust me, you need these in your life!

These are the perfect, soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies of your dreams!

One bowl, soft batch style chocolate chip cookies

These Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies are amazing.  They have a soft and chewy texture with a simple classic chocolate chip flavor.  To die for.  These are the cookies you make for your kids on the first day of school, wrap up in a care package to send to the child who’s just left for college, or whip up on the weekend…just because.  These are cookies that say I love you louder and clearer than almost any other food.

The perfect soft style chocolate chip cookies!

These are one bowl, low maintenance cookies, just the way I like them.  There’s no waiting for butter to come to room temperature, no extra dishes to wash, no greasing the cookie pan, no chilling the dough.  This recipe makes the process of baking warm homemade cookies almost ridiculously easy.

soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies

The recipe is just barely tweaked from one of my favorite blogs, Pinch of Yum.

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: makes about 14 cookies


  • 1/2 cup, 1 stick, butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Set the oven to 350F
  2. Cut the butter into tablespoon pieces and put in a large microwave safe mixing bowl. Microwave for about 3-40 seconds until it's mostly melted.
  3. Beat in the two sugars until light and fluffy, a couple of minutes.
  4. Blend in the egg and vanilla, and then stir in the dry ingredients, When the dry ingredients are almost incorporated, go ahead and add the chocolate chips, and continue to mix just until everything is nicely incorporated.
  5. I use a 1 7/8 cookie scoop to scoop up the dough, and then roll it in my hands to make a round ball. You should have enough dough for about 14 cookies. If yours are smaller or larger, adjust the baking time accordingly.
  6. Place on an un-greased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 11 minutes. The cookies will be puffy and pale, with just a few cracks starting to be visible along the edges.
  8. Let cool on the pan a few minutes and then move to a rack. Dig in while they are warm, or wait for them to cool, you are the boss!


recipe from Pinch of Yum


  • Be sure your oven is at the correct temperature.  An inexpensive oven thermometer is a good investment, I look at mine every time I’m about to put something into the oven.  It saves a lot of frustration.
  • Measure your flour accurately.  The easiest way to do this is to fluff the flour first, and then scoop it and lightly level off with your finger.
  • The easiest way to make sure cookies are of uniform size, and therefore cook evenly, is to use a cookie scoop.  I have them in several sizes, and used my 1 7/8 inch scoop for these large cookies.
  • Invest in decent (not necessarily expensive) cookie pans, like these.
  • Save a few extra chocolate chips aside, and pop them in on the tops of your cookie balls, before baking.  You’ll get that ‘chocked full of chips’ look, if you care about that sort of thing, ;)
  • Don’t over cook, this is particularly important with soft cookies.  I found that 11 minutes was perfect.  They will look puffy and pale but will shrivel down as they cool.  One of the hallmarks of a soft cookie is that it is pale, not golden, so don’t go by color to judge baking time.  If you’re going for soft cookies, err on the side of under-baking.  Over cooking = crunchy cookies.

Perfect Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies






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34 Responses to Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Michaelwftl says:

    I have had a craving for cookies for a week, and tonight I gave in. I added 1/2 cup chopped walnuts to you scrumptious recipe and they are to die for! Thanks!

  2. Allya says:

    I Made em….and they were DELICIOUS! Thank you soo much for this wonderful recipe))) It will be saved)))

  3. Kuk says:

    I think i have a medium egg only available. Can i use that?

  4. lani says:


    many degrees

  5. Zahabia says:

    I have been on a hunt of the perfect soft cookie. My search is over!! I skip the chocolate chips and use the plain cookies as the ends of my ice cream sandwiches. The recipe is perfect!!

  6. Sandy says:

    Just baked these cookies today, they are awesome! The kids love them and I love the simplicity of this recipe! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Natasha says:

    Just baked these. Absolute perfection!! Your recipes are always spot on for me, thank you!!!

  8. Deb says:

    I made these cookies tonight cuz I was craving chocolate chip cookies! I used 1/2 cup Swerve and 1/4 cup date palm sugar (great color) to see how would turn out. Wow, was I surprised! They came out great, golden and soft and a lot less sugar! Somewhat quilt free as well!

  9. Michelle says:

    How long do you cook these for?

  10. Shannon says:

    I REALLY want to make these but I don’t have a cookie scoop. What is that size scoop comparable to? A teaspoon or tablespoon?? Thanks!!

    • Sue says:

      You can make them any size you like, Shannon, but my cookie scoop is about 1 3/4 inches across, so you could roll balls about that size, maybe using a well mounded tablespoon as your tool.

  11. pattsi says:

    I just made these and they turned out exactly as you said they would ! they are FANTASTIC !! soo buttery and chocolatey and soft !!! will be using this recipe again and again!!!!!

  12. Flavia says:

    I just made these this afternoon and were just delicious! Perfectly soft and chewy. This is definitely the best Chocolate chip cookie recipe I have ever made.

  13. Sippitysup says:

    You’re gonna be a busy baker! GREG

  14. What a fantastic idea, Sue! Soft batch cookies are a perfect way to kick things off. I don’t know if I have a favorite holiday cookie, they’re all so good! You can’t go wrong when it comes to cookies and holiday baking.

  15. I am IN LOVE with these cookies! Low maintenance and Soft Batch Delicious? Sign me up! Your gorgeous photos have me craving chocolate chip cookies and milk for lunch! Totally acceptable and well balanced… right? :) Pinned!

    Love your idea for the crowd sourced holiday cookie posts! So clever! Can’t wait to see what creations people send in and you make! Cheers to a fantastic day!

  16. Joan Hayes says:

    These cookies look absolutely perfect! And I totally agree, these say “I love you” louder and clearer than any other food! :)

  17. These cookies look soft chewy and gorgeous. You have me crave some chocolate cookies, Sue.

  18. These cookies look perfect! I love soft chocolate chip cookies :)

  19. Cookie perfection! Great minds think alike, I think cookie season has officially begun ;).

  20. 14 cookies probably wouldn’t last a day at my house especially if any of my little cookie monsters were around. These are dangerously easy Sue!

  21. Eileen says:

    You have to love a soft, chewy chocolate chip cookie! These sound so easy and classic. Yay!

  22. Foodiewife says:

    I’ve been MIA for months, Susan. I’m slowly making it back to Blogger World, and these cookies are a good starting point. I love baking cookies for lunch boxes (who am I kidding… to nosh on at night). These are mouth watering. I love your idea of testing cookie recipes from other folks. Hopefully, I can find one of my own, that I’d be honored for you to try.

  23. These are the kind of cookies I cannot safely keep in my house! They look irresistible.

  24. This is such a fantastic idea! And your cookies look fantastic. I will be thinking and sharing one with you soon. Thanks Sue :)

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