These soft chewy chocolate chip cookies are the perfect snack with a hot drink. They make a delicious chocolate treat that never lasts long! In fact, they're the perfect snack time cookie.
Who doesn't have a soft spot for chocolate chip cookies? The ones that are still a bit squidgy inside with huge chocolate chips. I've tried to recreate then at home before but they haven't been up to scratch. However, with this recipe I struck lucky.
The first time I made these cookies (about 7 years ago!) I put them too close together and made huge monster-sized cookies that expanded so much that they joined together to make one big cookie on the baking tray. They were almost big enough to slice like a pizza. Almost. There were only two of us back then and they only lasted 2 days!
Luckily, we loved these soft chewy cookies so much that there's been quite a bit of experimenting since then. Now, I make sure they have plenty of space on the baking tray and I make much smaller cookies. They're smaller but just as deliciously good! If you love those soft chewy American style cookies then these are the cookies for you!
What ingredients do you need?
For these American style chocolate chip cookies I use plain flour with a little salt and bicarbonate of soda, soft brown sugar and caster sugar, butter, an egg and chocolate chips.
Are they easy to make?
They are super easy to make and my children often help to make them. You basically just mix everything together in a large mixing bowl, starting with the butter and sugar, then adding the egg, flour, vanilla and chocolate chips.
I can make them in less than 15 minutes although it does take longer if the children are helping!
So do you need any special equipment?
No, the only things you need are a large mixing bowl, wooden spoon, scales and baking trays covered in non stick baking paper.
Could you adapt these chocolate chip cookies?
I think these cookies are the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. However, as good as they are, it's sometimes good to mix things up a bit. I normally use milk chocolate for these cookies but there's no reason not to use dark, white or a mixture of different chocolate chips.
You could also replace the chocolate chips with chocolate sweets such as smarties or m&ms. Or how about fudge or butterscotch pieces? Our current favourite addition is mini marshmallows!
If you're more of a fruit and nut fan then why not add some chopped nuts or dried fruit? You could add these in addition to the chocolate or replace it completely.
How to store these cookies
It's best to store these cookies in an airtight container. I store them at room temperature but you can keep them in the fridge too. It's best to eat them within three days but we find they rarely last longer than 48 hours!
They are quite chewy when they are fresh and they will go a little harder the longer they are kept but they are still delicious.
Recipe for Soft Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 175 g plain flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 110 g butter
- 100 g caster sugar
- 75 g soft brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg beaten
- 120 g chocolate
- Sift the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl.
- In another bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla. Add the egg and mix in thoroughly.
- Add the flour in about three batches to the bowl with the sugar mixture. Each time mix in thoroughly.
- Chop the chocolate into chips and then stir into the cookie mixture.
- Line a baking tray with baking parchment. Spoon the mixture onto the tray with enough space for each cookie to expand.
- Bake in the oven at about 180C for about 12 minutes
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Cook Once Eat Twice hosted by me, Corina, here at Searching for Spice
We Should Cocoa hosted by Choclette at Tin and Thyme
Cook Blog Share hosted by Rebecca at Glutarama
Mmmm, chocolate chip cookies are simply fabulous. I like them all ways, but I'm finding your chewy ones most appealing. Thanks for linking up to the final #WeShouldCocoa.
You're welcome and thanks so much for hosting! It also gave me just the excuse I needed to remake these cookies.
Angela / Only Crumbs Remain
I love the sound of the huge almost pizza sized cookie Corina - now that would be a very happy baking 'accident' 🙂 lol! You can't beat a lovely chewy chocolate chip cookie * licks lips 😀 Thankyou for sharing with #BakingCrumbs,
You're welcome Angela! Cookies are always good though, aren't they? Whatever the size! x
Who doesn't like chocolate chip cookies? I certainly do. Especially the chewy kind! They look great:)
Thanks Monika! I really can't resist the chewy kind!
Jo Allison / Jo's Kitchen Larder
These look perfect Corina and it is soft and chewy for me and my lot every time too. Homemade cookies are simply the best, I wish I had some of these now in our cookie tin, sigh... 🙂 Thank you for sharing with #BakingCrumbs 🙂 x
I wish I had some more of these too Jo! The problem with cookies or any kind of sweet bake in our house is that they just don't last long enough! x
Rebecca - Glutarama
You certainly can't beat a good choc chip cookie, these look lovely and perfect with a cuppa no doubt.
Exactly! Chocolate chip cookies are certainly one of my favourite snacks.
Cat | Curly's Cooking
The only way to have cookies in my opinion are soft ones like yours. These look so tasty I wish I could have one...or two now!
I wish I had some left too!
Rebecca - Glutarama
I do love chewy cookies and these would be so simple to make gluten free by swapping the flour. A god one for the kids to make too, may get them busy doing this later in fact.
I'm so pleased you like these Rebecca and yes, they are great for kids to make. We're doing a lot of baking this holiday - far more than I normally do and this is definitely a nice easy recipe for them!
Kat (The Baking Explorer)
Mmm, you can't beat a good chocolate cookie!
I couldn't agree more!
Oh I couldn't eat a whole one, but I'll try : )
Quay Po Cooks
I just learn from my friend that huge chocolate chips cookies taste better than small ones. Yours looks so yummy.
Who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies? At least not me. They look totally decadent!
I love chocolate chips cookies, specially if big as yours...SO SO yummie!
That looks amazing and so fun, all cookie should be giant!