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Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Sweet, buttery dough loaded with chocolate chunks makes for the perfect soft, chewy cookie!
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 to 16 cookies


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ¾ cup to 1 cup chocolate, roughly chopped (milk, semisweet or dark chocolate)
  • Flaky sea salt, for topping (optional)


  • Melt butter in the microwave and set aside to cool.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, use the paddle attachment on your mixer to beat the butter, light brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the vanilla and egg, beating on low speed until just combined.
  • Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix on low speed until combined.
  • Add in chopped chocolate and stir until evenly combined.
  • Use a small (or medium) cookie scoop to scoop out even portions of dough and roll each in your hands. Place each ball on parchment paper on a baking sheet or platter, top with a sprinkle of salt (optional, but recommended), cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1-2 hours to chill.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with nonstick silicon mats or parchment paper.
  • Transfer dough to prepared baking sheets, at least 1-inch apart. I recommend doing no more than 9 cookies per baking sheet, just to give yourself plenty of room.
  • Bake one sheet at a time on the middle rack for 10 minutes, or until the tops have just started to turn golden.
  • Remove from the oven and let cook on baking sheets for a few minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Enjoy!


- Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
- You can choose not to chill the dough, but you will get a slightly different result that doesn't have the fully developed flavor I love so much.


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 256IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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