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Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

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One bowl, soft batch style chocolate chip cookies

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip 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 simply 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 the easiest 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

There’s just something about chocolate, specifically in the form of a little chip, that takes almost any dessert recipe over the top.   Everyone has their opinion about what chip is best, and I prefer the darkest ones I can find, usually either Nestle Dark or Ghirardelli Bittersweet.  

Love chocolate chips?  Check out some of my other chocolate-chippy recipes HERE.

Perfect Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Reader Rave ~

“Ever since I found and made your recipe I fell in love! Everyone I share these cookies with raves about them. They store so well too. As an added bonus my husband’s eyes light up every time I tell him I’m baking these cookies!
I’ve made this recipe dozens of times ( double batches too!) and they always come out perfect. Thank you for the recipe :)”
 ~ Madison

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

One bowl, soft batch style chocolate chip cookies
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Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies might be the world's most perfect dessert. Soft, chewy, full of buttery flavor and loaded with me, you need these in your life!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes


  • 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


  • Set the oven to 350F
  • 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.
  • Beat in the two sugars until light and fluffy, a couple of minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place on an un-greased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 11 minutes. The cookies will be puffy and pale, with just a few cracks starting to be visible along the edges.
  • 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.


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    Cathy Wagner
    September 19, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Omg! I am known in my circle of friends as a great cookie baker, including my chocolate chip cookies (which is just the recipe off the bag). This recipe was so easy, quick and awesome tasting! My new go to reciepe!

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      September 19, 2019 at 9:07 am

      Thanks Cathy, I’m so glad!

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    August 8, 2019 at 5:19 am

    Hi. I’m new with baking, and I’m practicing it with cookies. I baked twice already and both failed. I tried to research kinds of ovens and their cooking differences, I’m using a convection oven and I can’t seem to make it right. At first I went on with 325 and it was a hard cookie. Next time I tried 300 not so hard cookie but it wasnt flat and its dry. Please help

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      August 15, 2019 at 7:26 pm

      I’m not very familiar with convection ovens I’m afraid Coleen, maybe another reader will have an answer for you.

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    December 17, 2018 at 8:47 am

    This is my new chocolate chip cookie recipe to be used from now on.
    I must have soft cookies( (cuz I like em) and these are it!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

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      December 17, 2018 at 8:50 am

      I love them too, Christine, it’s soft cookies all the way!

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    June 2, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Absolutely delicious!! I love them

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      June 2, 2018 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks Anna, these are a family fave :)

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    May 17, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    I’ve tried your recipe twice and have ended up with a “soupy” dough each time. I want it to work out soooo bad lol I ensured my flour was fluffy/measured accurately. Can you help me? :)

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      May 17, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that Ashley ~ if your dough is very wet then definitely add a bit more flour. Maybe your butter was a little higher in moisture, or your egg was a little bigger, but whatever the reason, a little more flour should firm up your dough.

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    January 2, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Ever since I found and made your recipe I fell in love! Everyone I share these cookies with raves about them. They store so well too. As an added bonus my husband’s eyes light up every time I tell him I’m baking these cookies!
    I’ve made this recipe dozens of times ( double batches too!) and they always come out perfect. Thank you for the recipe :)

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      January 2, 2018 at 2:50 pm

      Love love love to hear this Madison ~ it’s so nice when you find a recipe that becomes a part of your life like this. If my girls were still at home I’d be making these all the time, too :)

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    September 27, 2017 at 8:54 am

    I haven’t made them yet but I know they will be delicious. Im making them for a class hope they like them!

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      September 27, 2017 at 8:57 am

      These are super yummy Alayna, hope the class agrees!

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    September 11, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Thank you for this recipe! I see that you posted it a few years ago, but I found it recently on pinterest. My husband used to rarely request dessert…until now (to my delight)! We found this recipe a month or so ago and now I’m making these cookies every other week it seems! Thank you for sharing :)

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      September 11, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      You’re so welcome Ashley, I’m so glad you found it and that it’s giving you such pleasure. You’re going to have to try my variation on this recipe: Soft Batch Oatmeal Cookies.

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    April 27, 2017 at 2:07 am

    Hello, do you have the recipe în grams instead of tablespoons? I have this Kind of tablespoons. Are they good?…. Pfff, I don’t know how to add the pic to my comment. I’ll be back. Thank you.

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    April 12, 2017 at 10:22 am

    What can I do to the recipe to make them a little thicker? They look so delicious! I have been looking for a recipe like this for years.
    I am going to make a couple of batches freeze on a cookie sheet then bag then to bake in smaller batches because there is only 2 of us.
    Thank you

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    March 13, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    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!

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      March 13, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      I love walnuts, your cookies must have been amazing :)

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    January 13, 2017 at 6:05 pm

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

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      January 13, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      You’re so welcome Allya <3

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    December 31, 2016 at 11:04 pm

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

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    November 8, 2016 at 3:23 pm


    many degrees

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      November 8, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      It’s 350F Lani.

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    November 2, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    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!!

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      November 2, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      Oh, nice!! What flavor ice cream do you use?

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    October 25, 2016 at 1:50 pm

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

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    September 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm

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

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      September 17, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks Natasha, I’m really happy to hear that :)

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        March 18, 2018 at 2:13 pm

        Do these cookies stay soft for days

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          March 18, 2018 at 6:57 pm

          Yes, they will, just keep them covered or in an airtight container like you would with any cookie.

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    August 7, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    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!

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    May 22, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    How long do you cook these for?

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      May 22, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      About 11 minutes, Michelle.

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    April 2, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    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!!

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      April 2, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      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.

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    March 12, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    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!!!!!

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    February 15, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    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.

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      February 15, 2016 at 3:24 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that Flavia!

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    August 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    You’re gonna be a busy baker! GREG

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    Sarah | Broma Bakery
    August 24, 2015 at 10:07 am

    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.

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    August 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

    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!

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      August 24, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      Thank you Cheyanne!

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    Joan Hayes
    August 24, 2015 at 5:51 am

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

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    August 24, 2015 at 5:48 am

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

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    August 24, 2015 at 5:46 am

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

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    August 23, 2015 at 10:28 pm

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

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    Chris Scheuer
    August 23, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    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!

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    August 23, 2015 at 5:10 pm

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

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    August 23, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    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.

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    Toni | BoulderLocavore
    August 23, 2015 at 7:55 am

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

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      August 23, 2015 at 8:38 am

      Agreed, I had to give them away this weekend ;)

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    August 23, 2015 at 7:44 am

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