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Perfectly Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfectly Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Some might call me crazy because I have never been a lover of chocolate chip cookies. Some may even call that blasphemy of all cookies. Up until now, I have always preferred cookie dough to actual chocolate chip cookies. There are other cookies that I love, but chocolate chip cookies never really did it for me. I do LOVE cookie dough however. I think the problem for me is that there are so many different chocolate chip cookie recipes out there, and let’s face it; they’re not all great. Perhaps I just have a discriminatory palate when it comes to chocolate chip cookies. Then there is the problem of people overbaking cookies, resulting in crispy edges, and an unflattering taste.
Perfectly Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I like my cookies soft and chewy!
Perfectly Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well, I think I can finally amend my statement of not being a big fan of chocolate chip cookies. I found a recipe that I really enjoy – the cookie dough, AND the actual cookie! The first trick, which I will gladly shout from the rooftops if I have to – USE PARCHMENT PAPER! Cookies just do not turn out the same when baked any other way. I don’t say this just because I am one of the Reynolds Real Moms, but because it is irrefutably true!
Perfectly Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
The second trick – no electric mixer and dough refrigeration! Okay, so that’s two tips.

The third trick – cornstarch! Curious? Read on for the recipe:

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This recipe comes from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

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Emily Buys


  • I have tried the cornstarch method and the refrigeration method. They both were great but I don’t like to wait that long for my cookies…lol! My favorite cookie is still the pudding cookies. They come out very soft.

  • Sounds yummy. I’m not a big fan of chocolate chip cookies either, but others in my house are and I’ll try to make them. Thanks for the tips as well 🙂 I can’t rate it yet because I haven’t made them, but when I do, i’ll come back and rate it! 🙂

  • These look incredible. And I’m glad they are soft b/c my teeth can’t handle hard cookies anymore.

  • I love baking, probably one of my favorite hobbies unfortunately (my waistline cant afford these cookies). I have spent time collecting and making my own recipe book of ONLY absolute faves, I think this one is going in there. I haven’t made them yet, but I know a good cookie recipe when I see it at this point in my baking experiences. Going to make these for a wedding “cookie bar” this weekend. THanks for the recipe 🙂

  • I’m with you, not a fan after they are baked. Will definitely try your recipe. Thank you for sharing it.

  • So, one of your second tips is no refrigeration but yet it has refrigeration in the recipe. It not only states it but recommends overnight is best. Which is it?

  • Hi Teresa, I think you misunderstood my trick. I said “no” electric mixer, and refrigeration is key. So refrigeration is a good thing. 😉 Sorry for any miscommunication.

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