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Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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A recipe for the BEST and softest chocolate chip cookies! Fluffy cookies that come out perfect every time.

The Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I finally made the perfect chocolate chip cookies! First of all, I have to tell you that I  love anything with chocolate chips.

We love cookies and have a friend who makes the fluffiest, softest cookies that my husband goes nuts over. When I try to make cookies like hers, they come out flat and not soft at all. I’m happy to say I have figured out the perfect cookie recipe now and excited to share it with you!

I thought my flat cookies must have been my oven, the cookie sheet, or the cookie fairy just didn’t like me! I have always been good at making cakes, but cookies not so much. Well, no more!

If you have ever had cookies come out flat, then you must try this recipe for the softest chocolate chip cookies! Believe me, you won’t be disappointed!

Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe originally published on June 4, 2009

How to make the Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies

I swear these cookies are fluffy and are so good. You absolutely have to try them! It’s been our go to recipe for years now. 

 

What makes a cookie hard or soft?

This is the question I had for years… why are my cookies always hard and flat?

With all of my testing, for me it’s all about the secret ingredient! By adding instant pudding mix, the batter is thicker than usual. You can easily roll the batter into balls before baking.

These chocolate chip cookies come out soft, fluffy and perfect every time! Basically, this is a classic chocolate chip recipe with a twist. 

 

How do you keep chocolate chip cookies soft?

This cookie recipe is fluffy, but they can also start to get hard and crumbly if you leave them out overnight.

To keep these chocolate chip cookies soft, I recommend putting them in an airtight container or zip-lock bag with a piece a bread wrapped in a paper towel.

The container will help slow moisture loss and the bread will help them stay extra soft. It’s like magic!! Replace your piece of bread when it gets hard.

 

How to Decorate the Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love to decorate these cookies for Christmas with Rolo candy and holiday sprinkles. You will find this recipe in many of my party food ideas here on Living Locurto!

 

 

More amazing chocolate Dessert recipes to try!

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  • Chocolate Mint Pie | No Bake OREO Cookie Dessert
  • No Bake Healthy Chocolate Protein Bars Recipe
  • Chocolate OREO Cheesecake Bars

 

Recipe for the Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 small pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 pkg chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup nuts (optional)

Directions:

  1. Stir baking soda, flour and salt; set aside.
  2. Combine butter, sugars and pudding mix, beating until fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla and egg; beat until smooth.
  4. Add dry ingredients; mix well.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  6. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes.

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Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

A recipe for the BEST and softest chocolate chip cookies! Soft fluffy cookies that come out perfect every time. A classic chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Yield: 24 cookies
Author: Amy Locurto

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 small package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup nuts optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Mix baking soda, flour and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Combine butter, sugars and pudding mix into a mixing bowl, beating until fluffy.
  • Add vanilla and egg, then beat until smooth.
  • Add flour mixture to the cookie batter and mix well.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Shape into one inch balls and place on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate chip, cookies
Calories: 230kcal

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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