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Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

You won’t believe how good these soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies are! The longer the dough stays in the fridge, the longer they will last on your counter.
Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies that last for days!

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

My Daughter Graduated from Kindergarten this past Friday. I am so proud of her. She has been home 4 days straight and she’s driving me CRAZY!!! So, in an attempt to appease her, we decided to bake some cookies.

I got out my cookie books and we looked through pictures and I tried to get her to try something new. No such luck. She wanted Chocolate Chip Cookies!

There was no changing her mind. That’s what she wanted – so that’s what we made. I rummaged through my books and magazines and found a recipe that claimed to be soft and chewy for days. I had to try it.

Here I am, 4 days later, eating the LAST soft and chewy Chocolate Chip cookie knowing that I will never again make the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag!
I found this recipe in the March magazine from The Food Network, Chocolate Issue.

An image of the cookies with one broken in half so you can see the soft crumb.

Once your batter is made, you can let it sit in the fridge for an hour, but overnight is best.

Got that? Put it in the fridge and don’t pick at it. (It’s so hard to ignore it in your fridge.) The time in the fridge allows the butter and flour to hang out together and helps to keep the cookie soft after baking. Trust me on this. Just try it once and I promise you, you’ll love the results!

Chocolate chip cookies piled high on a serving tray with two plates put out with cookies on them.

As I was baking them, I remembered this post and decided to give it a try.

I took my Oreos, sandwiched with two scoops of cookie dough, and then bake them.

These were HUGE!! And such a sinful delight!

Sooooo not on the diet!

An image of a serving tray full of Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies cut in half so you can see the insides.

So, I made them on Saturday and just left them on my covered cake dish.

It’s now Tuesday night, and the last one was still soft and perfect! I swear that these Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are just that good!

The brown sugar in the recipe is what helps make them so moist. I have not come across another chocolate chip cookie recipe with this much brown sugar compared to granulated sugar.

I can’t believe we ate ALL of them.

 A photo of the cookies on a cake platter with a glass dome.

Yield: 60

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Simply the best recipe for soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies around. The longer they stay in the fridge- the better they turn out!

Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 1 day 12 minutes


  • 2-3/4 C Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 1/2 sticks Butter
  • 1 3/4 C Dark Brown Sugar – packed
  • 1/4 C Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 C Chocolate Chips


  1. Mix the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugars on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time then add vanilla. Reduce the mixer speed to low and mix in the flour mixture until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and set in the fridge for at least an hour, but overnight is best.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 deg F and line cookie sheets with a baking mat. I used a cookie scoop to measure out the batter and left them as balls. I tried a batch that was slightly flattened, and the rounded ones looked better.
  5. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes until the edges are golden and the middles are still soft. Let cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 8 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

Chai Ling

Tuesday 27th of November 2012

Hi! Your cookies looks really yummy! I am also one who likes my chocolate chip cookies to be chewy!

Will definitely give it a try!

Anyway, I would like to know what is the purpose of freezing the dough?


Thursday 5th of July 2012

These look fabulous!

Farmgirl Susan

Monday 18th of June 2012

Yum! So glad I found your scrumptious post via Pinterest. Can't wait to try this recipe. I'm always looking for an excuse to bake up another batch of chocolate chip cookies. Funny how I never seem to find *the* perfect recipe and just have to keep on searching. ;)

Diane Balch

Sunday 17th of June 2012

You really have beautiful desserts... I hope you will become a regular at foodie friday. Thanks for joining us.

Diane Balch

Friday 15th of June 2012

How great to know that these really stay chewy... because if you have a chewy only cookie eater this recipe sounds like awesome. I would love it you would share it on my foodie friday party today.

Karyn - Pint Sized Baker

Saturday 16th of June 2012

Thanks for the invite over. I've just linked up.

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