Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect chocolate chip cookies that stay soft. It’s the only chocolate chip cookie recipe you’ll ever need. 

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe from

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting all antsy and excited for Fall. Cooler weather, cozier clothes, leaves changing color… but best of all… apples and pumpkins. Oh my! I’ve had a ton of fun coming up with ice cream recipes and other desserts over the past handful of months but cool weather comfort food is what I really enjoy. Are you as excited for all things Fall as I am? Because, I’m super excited. This is my absolute favorite time of year. The only thing that I don’t like about it is that Winter is right around the corner. And that brings cold temps and even worse… snow and ice. Brrrr. So let’s try to savor Fall for as long as humanly possible. I’ll be kicking things off in full gear the second September hits, so be ready.

Only just when I’ve given up on Summer, ready to put it all behind me and move on… we get a few hot days again. What gives August? I’m doing my best to try and live up Summer for the last week or so until school starts back up for us. Fingers crossed we can squeeze in one more pool day and lots of outdoor time. And … maybe a trip to the apple farm for some early apples. I can’t help it! ;)

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe from

Something else I’m obsessed with lately is cookies. These ones in particular are freakishly delicious. They’re a nice blend of a bunch of my favorites only better. They’re a classic chocolate chip cookie, full of flavor and super soft… that stay soft. No need for a slice of bread to keep these babies soft. They’ll stay that way on their own. These are absolutely one of my favorite cookies. They’ll be made over and over again. I promise you’ll agree and do the same.

The great thing about this dough, since you have to chill it ahead (which might seem like a pain, but trust me it’s worth it), you can pull it out to bake fresh cookies right in time for the bus to drop your kids off in the afternoon. Or bake some up while you enjoy dinner, so you can enjoy a warm cookie for dessert. Because not much beats a warm freshly baked homemade cookie.

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe from

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Cranberry orange pinwheels
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Pecan cherry thumbprint cookies

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect chocolate chip cookies that stay soft. It's the only chocolate chip cookie recipe you'll ever need.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time11 minutes
Total Time12 hours
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookie
Servings: 24 cookies


  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 C all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream butter with sugars. Mix in eggs and vanilla, followed by salt, baking powder, baking soda and flour. Mix well until ingredients are fully incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips by hand. Cover and chill overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Using a medium scoop, place cookie scoops at least 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Press additional chocolate chips into tops of cookie dough balls if desired.
  • Bake for 10-11 minutes. Allow cookies to rest on baking sheet for 2 minutes prior to transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat process with remaining dough.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container.


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57 Responses to “Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — August 21, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Im stoked for FAll…but like you, dreading Winter. I hate it so much..don’t ask why I never moved to a warmer climate..makes no sense.
    Soft cookies are the only kind Ill eat, these look perfect!

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      Rachel — August 21, 2013 at 8:38 am

      I love New England but I just can’t stand the winters. Cold I could manage but all of the snow ugh. No thank you. If moving were easy I’d do it ;)

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    Jamie @lifelovelemons — August 21, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I need some of these in my belly right now. No matter that it’s only 8 am…

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      Rachel — August 21, 2013 at 8:38 am

      Me too ;) I should’ve planned better.

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    Tieghan — August 21, 2013 at 8:20 am

    I am so excited for fall in Football food!! I love football season!!

    These cookies look perfect and so soft! You can never go wrong with a great cookie recipe!

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      Rachel — August 21, 2013 at 8:38 am

      I’m game for the football food! :)

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — August 21, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Oh I’m so ready for fall too…I’m counting the days until it’s acceptable to start using pumpkin. But while I wait I I think I’ll indulge in a few of these cookies! They look so perfect!

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      Rachel — August 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      me too! It’s just a tad too early for pumpkin just yet if you ask me ;)

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — August 21, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I seriously can’t wait for fall to get here. It is my favorite time of year. And yay for cookies that stay soft. Now I want cookies for breakfast though :-)

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      Rachel — August 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      I’m totally okay with cookies for breakfast ;)

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    Kristine — August 21, 2013 at 9:46 am

    How can it be that no matter how many chocolate chip cookie recipes we have, we are always eager to give a new one a try? These look wonderful! I’m not quite ready for fall yet- still enjoying the last moments of summer- but once it’s here I will be ready!

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      Rachel — August 21, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      It’s nice to have a variety ;)

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — August 21, 2013 at 9:56 am

    I pretty much crave a chocolate cihp cookie at all times. This looks amazing!

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      Rachel — August 21, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      Thanks Liz!

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — August 21, 2013 at 10:14 am

    I have been in such a cookie mood lately and would love about a dozen of these! Soft batch are the best!

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      Rachel — August 21, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      Thanks Leah! :)

  9. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — August 21, 2013 at 10:29 am

    I’m ready to bust out my boots! These cookies look perfect. I’can’t pass up a great soft-baked cookie. Yum!

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      Rachel — August 21, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      Me too… only I want new ones lol Time to go boot shopping!

  10. #
    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — August 21, 2013 at 10:41 am

    YES! Another amazing cookie recipe to add to my chocolate chip collection! Doesn’t every chocolate chip cookie just taste better than the last?

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      Rachel — August 21, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      I swear they really do!

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — August 21, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I’m looking forward to Fall too! Some foliage photography, the food and these soft batch cookies! It’s a win-win.

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      Rachel — August 21, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      Agreed!! :)

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — August 21, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Oh goodness, I need these soft cookies in my life! I need them now, and in the Fall and in the Winter! They are perfect anytime. :)

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      Rachel — August 21, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      Oh totally agreed but I might have to say especially in the winter when it’s all nasty outside and you want something extra cozy and comforting to enjoy :)

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — August 21, 2013 at 11:13 am

    I cannot wait for all things pumpkin and apple!! I love the fall! Soft batch chocolate chip cookies are the greatest…..these need to be a staple in my kitchen :)

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      Rachel — August 21, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      Yes they absolutely do!

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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — August 21, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I must, must try this. They look so delicious I could eat them off the screen!

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      Rachel — August 21, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      hahaha I hope your screen is clean ;)

  15. #
    Rachel @ Bakerita — August 21, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Let’s be real…who in their right mind can resist a homemade soft chocolate chip cookie? No one! Pinned :D

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      Rachel — August 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      Right?! ;) And thank you.

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — August 21, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I’m very excited for the fall!! But nothing excites me more than chocolate chip cookies. Obviously. ;)

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      Rachel — August 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      Obviously! ;)

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    Todd @ HonestlyYUM — August 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Soft bake are the best cookies ever!! Beautiful pictures Rachel..

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      Rachel — August 21, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      Thanks Todd! :)

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — August 21, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    You read my mind with these cookies, Rachel! I’m having a BBQ soon and wanted to serve a little dessert, and I need to change up my choco chip recipe. Trying these soon for sure!

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      Rachel — August 21, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      Yay! I hope you enjoy them :)

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    amanda @ fake ginger — August 21, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    I”m ready for fall. I’m obsessively checking the mountains for snow too. I get ridiculously excited for every season!

    Love soft cookies. I can eat an entire chewy chips a’hoy package all by myself which means i probably shouldn’t make these unless I’m giving them away!

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      Rachel — August 22, 2013 at 7:16 am

      haha! but homemade is always better ;)

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    Kiran @ — August 22, 2013 at 1:17 am

    I’m not ready to let go of summer just yet.

    And I wouldn’t mind switching the oven on just to bake this irresistible cookies!!

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — August 22, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I am so ridiciously excited for Fall! But I am also excited to make these cookies. They sound perfect.

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    Lauren — August 22, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I baked these cookies today, and the texture is wonderful: Super soft, indeed. However, I think they’re a bit bland and I’d like to pump up the flavor. I used fleur de sel, which gave it the right salty notes; and really good Nielsen Massey vanilla. As the recipe didn’t specify light or dark brown sugar, I used light. Perhaps dark brown sugar would give it more depth. Anyone have any other suggestions for making the cookies more flavorful? The only thing I can think of, other than the sugar, would be to brown the butter …

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      Rachel — August 22, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      Personally, I found these to be plenty flavorful as a nice simple and classic soft cookie. If you want something kicked up more, by all means adjust the flavoring with more vanilla, dark brown sugar and even an adjustment to the butter.

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — August 22, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    These are perfect Rachel. I love soft baked cookies. I can never seem to get the recipe right though!!

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      Rachel — August 22, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      Thanks Claire!

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    Alecia — August 23, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    These look wonderful. I have one kiddo that doesn’t share the rest of the family’s love for ice cream, so i think that i will mix up a batch to portion out and freeze dough balls to make cookies for him. :)

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      Rachel — August 23, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      That sounds like a fantastic idea! :)

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 23, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    They look wonderful. I’ve never met a soft cookie I didn’t want to devour! Pinned :)

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      Rachel — August 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      Thanks Averie! :) Have a great weekend.

  26. #
    marcie@flavorthemoments — August 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    These are cookie perfection!

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    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — August 26, 2013 at 12:30 am

    I firmly believe that one can never try too many chocolate chip cookie recipes. This one is going on my list.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — September 3, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Oh how delightful :) nothing better than a soft ooey gooey chocolate chip cookie!

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    Ashley — September 5, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    So in desperation I made these tonight without refrigerating the dough and they were fantastic!! I can only imagine how much better they’ll be next time when I follow all the instructions. :)

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      Rachel — September 6, 2013 at 7:25 am

      Glad to hear they still turned out for you!! :)

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    Michelle — March 10, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Hi, I am wondering if I still need to press the scooped doughs just to flatten them on the baking sheets? Does the dough flatten all by itself while getting baked? Thanks Rachel. I’m going to try baking chocolate chip cookies for the first time. I was looking for a good recipe. Your photos look appealing and the cookies seem like those I see sold commercially.

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      Rachel — March 10, 2014 at 11:52 am

      Flattening them is not necessary but you’re welcome to if you prefer. Good luck and enjoy! :)

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    Cami Lister — May 24, 2016 at 10:28 am

    do we really have to let these chill overnight I wanted to make these today

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      Rachel — May 24, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      It’s always best to chill dough for at least several hours to firm it up before scooping and baking. This helps to prevent the cookies from spreading too much in the oven.

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