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The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you’re looking for that perfect Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, this is it! Packed with chocolate flavor in a cookie that stays soft for DAYS! Find out the secret ingredients to these cookies!

Chocolate Chip Cookies on black wire cooling rack.

One quick peek at my cookie archives and you’ll see this isn’t my first chocolate chip cookie recipe on the blog.

Each recipe has it’s own distinct characteristics.

Looking for a cookie with a crunchy outside, and chewy inside? You’ll want to try my Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.

Love a loaded cookies? These Turtle cookies are packed with chocolate chips, caramel and pecans.

This Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe has been dunked in extra chocolate for a decadent, delicious flavor!

So why is today’s cookie unique? It’s the extra softness that last for days.

Making it the perfect DUNKABLE cookie…whether you like to dunk in coffee or a cold glass of milk!

What you’ll need for SOFT Chocolate Chip Cookies

Stack of 3 soft batch chocolate chip cookies on wire cooling rack.

There are a few key ingredients that make these the Best SOFT BATCH cookie recipe.

Cream Cheese. Not only does the cream cheese add a subtle tang to these chocolate chip cookies, but it also works as a tenderizer. Keeps them soft and chewy without being cake-like.

Cornstarch. Not your usual ingredient in cookies, but adding just 2 tsp to the recipe keeps these cookies soft. It also results in a less “brown” color to the cookies, so expect a little paler cookie than normal.

Brown Sugar. Using half brown sugar and half granulated sugar is the perfect combo for a soft cookie with a chewy texture. Using ALL brown sugar will result in a more firm cookie with a chewy CENTER. I love the half and half results for today’s recipe.

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How to Make Soft Batch Cookies

Growing up I remember my mom occasionally buying a package of the soft batch Chips Ahoy instead of the regular. I remember them being such a treat, except I don’t think my brothers liked them, so they didn’t make an appearance all that often in our house.

I often wondered if maybe they were bought on accident…albeit a happy accident in my opinion.

Well now, I can make those soft and chewy cookies at home with this delicious recipe.

STEP 1. In a large bowl, blend the softened butter and cream cheese together until fully combined.

Add in both sugars and vanilla extract, mixing until well blended.

Slowly add in the flour, salt, baking soda, and cornstarch. Do NOT over mix.

Fold in the chocolate chips.

STEP 2. Place large round scoops of cookie dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Bake in a 350 degree F, preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, just until the cookies being to lightly brown.

Allow the cookies to cool about 2 minutes ON the pan, as they begin to set, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

Hand holding broken soft batch chocolate chip cookie with warm chocolate chips.

Tips for Perfect Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Use cream cheese in the block style, not the spreadable kind. And make sure it’s full fat (not light).
  • Start with room temperature butter and cream cheese. This will allow them to blend evenly.
  • DO NOT place cookie dough on hot baking sheet and let it sit. Bake immediately. Otherwise you will have FLAT cookies.
  • Bake just until lightly browned, then let sit for a couple minutes on the cookie sheet until set, before moving to wire rack to cool.

How to store Homemade Cookies

After the cookies have completely cooled, store in an airtight container (at room temperature) for up to one week.

These soft and chewy cookies will stay fresh for days!

You can also FREEZE these cookies!

Slide into a freezer safe ziploc (or airtight freezer safe container). Store for up to 30 days in the freezer.

Thaw at room temperature overnight. ENJOY.

Cooling rack filled with chocolate chip cookies.

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Yield: 30 cookies

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

If you’re looking for that perfect Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, this is it! Packed with chocolate flavor in a cookie that stays soft for DAYS!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 package (8oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 package (12oz) semi- sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, blend the softened butter and cream cheese together until fully combined.
  3. Add in both sugars and vanilla extract, mixing until well blended.
  4. Slowly add in the flour, salt, baking soda, and cornstarch. Do NOT over mix.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Place large round scoops of cookie dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, just until the cookies being to lightly brown.
  8. Allow the cookies to cool about 2 minutes ON the pan, as they begin to set, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

30

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Packed with chocolate flavor in a cookie that stays soft for DAYS, find out the secret ingredients to these PERFECT Soft Batch Chocolate Chip cookies!

Aimee

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Posted on February 17, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. I’m 80 years old, been baking a long time. I do not like chocolate chip cookies. A friend posted this recipe on Facebook. Thought I’d give it a try. I added nuts. Best chocolate chip cookie, from a non chocolate chip cookie lover, I ever ate. If it didn’t turn out soft and stay soft for days, you did not follow recipe completely. Everyone I served these cookies to said they were the best they ever ate. Try it, but follow recipe religiously!

  2. Well let’s see, the heading says Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies.. That should be your first clue. Stays soft for days should be your second clue. Soft and chewy should be the third clue. Sorry to be so snarky, but I want to make sure you can see the light. Have a nice day.

  3. Baked your chocolate chip cookies yesterday and they are delicious!! I was a little taken back when I realized that this recipe has no eggs? I thought perhaps it was an error but I made it that way per recipe. They are so soft and chewy!! I got up day 2 curious to see if they were still as good. Truly amazing!! They taste just like they just popped out of the oven. They have less calories and fat too. Thanks so much for sharing! Way better than Toll House 😉

    1. Was this recipe not for SOFT cookies? I dont want to waste time and ingredients to end up with hard cookies! Hope I hear back doesn’t look like any other comment or reviews are available…

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