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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

This easy recipe for Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies makes deliciously thick, tender and soft cookies that will stay chewy for days.

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Chewy chocolate chip cookies on white dish with glass of milk.

This is our favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe. I love the way these Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies bake up with beautiful crinkly tops, a slightly crisp exterior and a chewy interior.

My kids often request we make them and they are always appreciated as a sweet treat by friends and family.

Freshly baked chewy chocolate chip cookies on baking sheet.

How to Make Soft and Chewy Cookies

The recipe for these chewy cookies is adapted from Anna Olson. She adds a bit of cornstarch to her recipe so the cookies come out with a tender and chewy centre and stay soft and chewy for days after having baked them.

This recipe is easy and only requires basic ingredients. There's also no need to chill the dough before baking the cookies, so you can prepare and bake the cookies in one shot.

Ingredients Overview:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Brown and granulated sugar
  • Egg 
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Bittersweet chocolate chips

My kids think these are the best chocolate chip cookies. And though they're absolutely delicious, I think adding 1/2 cup of chopped toasted pecans to the batter along with the chocolate chips would make these homemade cookies better than any chocolate chip cookie you could buy at a bakery.

Steps Overview:

  1. Preheat your oven and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  2. Cream the butter with the brown and granulated sugars until smooth. This should take about 2 to 3 minutes. Scrape the bottom of bowl.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until well blended.
  4. Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt to creamed butter mixture and beat until combined. Add the chocolate chips and stir until just mixed in.
  5. Drop about 1 tablespoon of dough onto your baking sheet. Since the cookies will spread a bit, make sure to space the cookies about 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake on the centre rack of your oven for 8-10 minutes, until cookies are golden around the edges.
  7. Let cookies cool for a couple of minutes on the baking sheet before moving them to a rack to continue cooling.

Tip: I like to use a cookie scoop for nicely shaped, even sized cookies. But if you don't own one, you can use a tablespoon.

Chewy chocolate chip cookies on dish with glass of milk for Santa.

How to Serve

These cookies are delicious served on their own or with milk, tea or coffee. We plan on leaving a plate of these cookies with a tall glass of milk for when Santa comes around.

How to Store

These Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies can be made ahead and frozen for up to three months. Make sure to wrap them well and put them in an airtight container to preserve their freshness. Thaw frozen cookies overnight in the refrigerator.

Enjoy!

More Delicious Cookies

Freshly baked chewy chocolate chip cookies on baking sheet.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Slightly Adapted from Anna Olson
This chocolate chip cookie recipe yields deliciously thick, tender and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies that will stay chewy for days.
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Dessert, Dessert/ snack
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 123 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter slightly softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg large
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups bittersweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cream butter with the brown and granulated sugars until smooth, about 2 minutes. Scrape bottom of bowl.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract and beat until well blended.
  • Add flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt to creamed butter mixture and beat until just combined. Add chocolate chips and stir until just mixed in.
  • Drop scoops (about 1 tablespoon) of dough onto your baking sheet, spacing cookie dough about 2 inches (5 cm) apart.
  • Bake on the centre rack of your oven for 8-10 minutes, until cookies are golden around the edges.
  • Let cookies cool for a couple of minutes on the sheet before moving them to a rack to continue cooling.

Notes

  1. Let unsalted butter soften just enough so that you can make an indent in it with your finger.  If the butter gets too soft your cookies will spread and result in flat and crispier cookies.
  2. When measuring your flour, make sure to spoon the flour into the measuring cup and then level it.  Do not scoop it out directly of the bag with your measuring cup.
  3. The cookies will keep well in a covered container at room temperature for up to 1 week. They can be frozen for up to 3 months in an airtight container. 

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 73mgPotassium: 55mgSugar: 9gVitamin A: 125IUCalcium: 26mgIron: 0.5mg
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This recipe for Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies was originally published in December 2013. I’ve updated the post as well as the recipe details and have included new photos.

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Munira

Sunday 22nd of December 2013

Just made these! They look really good and I am sure will taste just as good!

sweetandsavourypursuits

Sunday 22nd of December 2013

Hi Munira, that's great. Hope you like them as much as I do!

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