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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Vera Zecevic
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies from scratch are easy to make and the best chewy chocolate chip cookies. Loaded with chocolate chips, this cookie recipe with corn starch is simply perfect!


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. corn starch
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter- melted and cooled to a room temperature
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ¾ cup milk chocolate chips, plus more for garnish


  1. First, whisk dry ingredients: flour, corn starch, baking soda and salt, and set aside.
  2. Then, in a large bowl place melted butter, brown sugar and sugar. Mix until the sugar dissolve. Then add egg and vanilla and mix on low speed just to combine.
  3. Next, on low speed slowly mix dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until combined. Then add chocolate chips and mix for a few seconds until evenly disturbed. Cover the dough and chill for 1 hour.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 325 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  5. Roll the dough into 1inch balls and arrange onto baking sheet leaving at least 2 inch apart. Press additional chocolate chips on top and sides.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes until just barely golden on the bottom and edges. They will look unbaked and very soft, too. Let them cool for 10 minutes on the pan, then transfer on a rack to cool completely. While they are cooling the cookies with harden on the outside and slightly deflate, too.
  7. Store cooled cookies in an air tight container for up to 1 week or you can freeze them for longer storage, too.