Skip to main content
  1. Leisure
  2. Food & Drink
  3. Food & Recipes

Soft chewy chocolate chip cookies

See also

These cookies are the richest and chewiest we’ve ever been able to make. We got this recipe from our bass friend Bob Scrofani, who got them from our soprano friend Linnea Conley, and heaven knows how many other people have passed versions of this around. This recipe has a bit more egg and butter than other recipes, as well as a combination of semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips. It’s a little bigger than other recipes, so you can give some away without feeling cheated: we got about 40 cookies from one recipe.

More Photos

Note that in this recipe, we used unsalted butter. It contains less water and thus makes a better batter.

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 12 Tb unsalted butter, melted (1 ½ sticks)
  • 2 cups plus 2 Tb flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 12 oz bag semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ 12 oz bag (6 oz) milk chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 325° F (yes, that cool)
  2. Melt the butter in a microwave for 2 minutes at 50% power
  3. Add the butter, eggs and sugar to a bowl and beat until smooth
  4. Add the flour, soda and salt and stir or beat until uniform
  5. Add the chocolate chips and mix in.
  6. Scoop the batter onto a baking sheet line with baking parchment, about 12 per sheet
  7. Bake at 325° F for 12 minutes, rotating the pan after 6 minutes.
  8. Remove the cookies to your counter or a cooling rack and let them cool.

Then, keep them sealed in a plastic container so they don’t dry out.

They will be soft and melty and delicious right out of the oven, but will remain moist and tasty for a couple of days.



  • Corned beef
    Find out how to prepare a classic corned beef recipe in a slow cooker
    Slow Cooker Tips
  • Left handed eating
    Find out why you should never eat with your left hand
    Wives Tale
  • Subway message
    Subway customer finds 'Big Mama' written on her order
    Subway Message
  • Deviled eggs
    This is the only deviled egg recipe you’ll need this Easter
    Delicious Eggs
  • Natural solutions
    Natural beauty: All natural solutions to life's little beauty headaches
    Natural Solutions
  • Chocolate souffle
    Love chocolate? Get tips on making the perfect chocolate souffle every time
    Recipe 101

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!