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Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe featured by top US cookie blog, Practically Homemade

The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Thick, soft and perfect in every way...these chocolate chip cookies are the best!

Course Dessert
Keyword best chocolate chip cookie recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Author Adapted from: PInch of Yum


  • 1 stick butter {melted}
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar {packed}
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Microwave the butter for about 40 seconds to just barely melt it. If there is still a piece of butter that isn't melted then swirl it until it melts, you don't want the butter to be hot.

  2. Add both sugars and mix until creamy {you can use an electric mixer but I prefer to mix this dough by hand}. Add the vanilla and the egg, mix until incorporated but do not over mix or the dough will be stiff.

  3. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until everything is incorporated. Add the chocolate chips and stir. You may need to incorporate them with your hands.

  4. Scoop the dough into 12 large balls and place on a silicone {or parchment} lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes. You want to remove them from the oven when they are puffy and just starting to turn to turn golden. The key to getting the super soft cookie is to not over bake them. Once you remove them from the oven let them cool completely on the cookie sheet {if you can wait that long}. This will allow them to set up and become pillows of goodness.

  5. Store in an air tight container for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.