Incredibly delicious soft batch chocolate chip cookies. These cookies are rich in a buttery vanilla flavor and are made with both chocolate chips and chunks.
Cookies are best eaten fresh and these cookies have that fresh and delicious texture of a freshly homebaked cookie even when they're not freshly baked!
These awesome cookies are great any time of year and work wonderfully around the holidays for cookie platters or anytime you want homemade chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk.
Ingredients in Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
Here is the simple ingredient list for making soft chocolate chip cookies.
- all-purpose flour, spooned & leveled
- baking soda
- unsalted butter
- granulated sugar
- brown sugar, packed
- vanilla extract
- semi-sweet chocolate chips
- chocolate chunks
How to Make Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat the oven - Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine the dry ingredients - In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda. Stir to combine.
Warm up the butter - In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the unsalted butter for 25 seconds. The butter will be slightly melted, don't melt the butter all the way.
Mix together the wet ingredients - Beat the granulated sugar and the brown sugar into the softened butter in a large bowl with a hand mixer.
Add in the vanilla extract and the egg. Beat until combined.
Make the cookie dough - Slowly beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture to make the soft batch of chocolate chip cookie dough.
Stir in the chocolate chips and the chocolate chunks.
Scoop the cookie dough - Use a cookie scoop or drop by rounded tablespoons on an ungreased cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. If desired, top with extra chocolate chips.
Bake - Bake in the oven for 11-13 minutes - the edges should be golden brown and the centers soft.
Cool - Allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes before placing them on a wire rack to cool completely.
Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to a week at room temperature.
What Are Soft Batch Cookies
The addition of slightly melted butter and brown sugar creates a chewy and soft texture in these cookies. Brown sugar naturally contains molasses so it gives cookies that chewy and delightful bite.
These cookies are made with slightly melted butter. It's easy to do this in the microwave. The goal is to have the butter slightly melted and the majority of the butter to just be softened. Using completely melted butter will cause the cookies to spread too much and be very flat.
During baking, the cookies should have golden brown edges and be soft in the center. Even after cookies are removed from the oven, they continue to bake as they cool on the cookie sheet.
To achieve soft-batch cookies, keep a watchful eye on the oven to prevent overbaking. Oven times vary and it takes anywhere from 11-13 minutes for these cookies to be pulled from the oven.
Cookie Baking Tips
- Parchment paper for my cookies because it prevents them from sticking and it's easier to remove them from the baking sheets. It also makes clean up a breeze!
- Spoon and level your flour when baking. Scooping the flour and measuring it will result in much more flour than needed. To measure accurately, spoon the flour into the measuring cup and next level the top of the measuring cup off with a knife. You'll end up with less flour using this method.
- A medium cookie scoop is the perfect way to get the same-sized cookies. It makes it easy to portion out the cookie dough and to place the cookie dough balls on the baking sheet.
Since cookies still bake when cooling, it's important to transfer them to a cooling rack after 10 minutes. That way, the bottoms of the cookies don't get too dark or crispy. Plus, the cookies cool faster when transferred to the wire rack!
Chocolate Chip Cookies are life and these other delicious chewy chocolate chip cookies are a must-try:
- DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies - these delicious chewy cookies are made with secret ingredients and just as delicious as the original recipe.
- Thick Chocolate Chip Cookies - thick cookies are based on a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe that produces the chewiest cookies.
After you have found your go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe, check out these other delicious cookie recipes - there's one for every occasion!
- 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour, spooned & leveled
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ chocolate chunks
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda. Stir to combine.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the unsalted butter for 25 seconds. The butter will be slightly melted, don't melt the butter all the way.
- Beat the granulated sugar and the brown sugar into the softened butter.
- Add in the vanilla extract and the egg. Beat until combined.
- Slowly beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and the chocolate chunks.
- Use a cookie scoop or drop by rounded tablespoons on an ungreased cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake in the oven for 11-13 minutes - the edges should be golden brown and the centers soft.
- Allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes before placing them on a wire rack to cool completely.
*The chocolate chunks can be replaced by using an additional ½ cup of chocolate chips.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 107mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g
Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.
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