Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

Domestic, Kids

I know some people prefer a crunch with their cookies, and occasionally I’ll make a really crunchy cookie for the kids when they request it, but generally they love their cookies ultra soft. Ginger cookies, chocolate cookies, peanut butter cookies and yes, the beloved chocolate chip cookie are all served up really soft and moist around here (I love the wee bite marks the two littlest ones leave in them when they put them down for a drink). So I’ve been baking up different versions of all kinds of cookies for years to find exactly the right combination to get the right texture. I have succeeded with these babies right here. Normally, I like to know where a recipe came from before I post it on the blog, but in this case I think it was my granny. I found this recipe written on an index card in my kitchen when we unpacked a few months ago, which is really weird because I had to itemize every little thing we brought with us for the border patrol. So I thought I knew everything that was in the bins we brought over. Clearly then, this was the work of kitchen fairies. Let’s not question the kitchen fairies.

Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
2 cups chocolate chips

Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever
Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever
In typical cookie fashion, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt in one bowl and cream together the butter and sugars in another.
Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever
Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever
I cream the butter and sugars in the Kitchen Aid and them slowly pour the flour mixture into the butter mixture with the machine on low. Then I take the bowl off the stand and stir the chocolate chips in with a wooden spoon. The wooden spoon makes me feel old school and justifies my ridiculous (and by ridiculous I mean fabulous) apron. Then bake 375 for 9 minutes. The timing is the key to the softness of these guys. They’ll seem borderline mushy, don’t fret. Let them cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before you move them to a rack (or a plate) to cool off completely so they don’t stick together in the cookie jar!
Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever


  1. Kelly  •  Jul 19, 2012 @3:00 pm

    Looks AMAZING May! I’m a big fan of the soft cookie and will be making these soon for my friends at work. Thanks again for sharing your wonderfulness 🙂

    I’m so glad you’re making these!

  2. Samantha  •  Jul 26, 2012 @8:27 pm

    I don’t think I can read your blog anymore…the power of suggestion is too much for me to bear right now 😉

    Hahaha I know, sometimes I have a hard time with it myself!

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