How to bake the softest chocolate chip cookies! You’ll love this soft and fluffy classic chocolate chip cookie recipe. Delicious cookies that come out of the oven perfect every time!
The Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Want to bake the most perfect soft chocolate chip cookies? After making this easy recipe, we promise, these amazing chocolate chip cookies will be a staple in your house.
We love anything with chocolate chips and have a friend who makes the fluffiest, softest cookies. But when we would try to make cookies like hers, they would come out flat.
Now, after lots of testing, we’re happy to have figured out the perfect cookie recipe to share with you!
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!
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.
Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients
These soft and fluffy cookies come out of the oven perfect every time! Jump to the recipe for full directions and to print this recipe.
- baking soda
- unsalted butter
- brown sugar
- instant vanilla pudding mix
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.
Pro Tip: Refrigerate your cookie dough for 30-60 minutes before baking to insure your cookies come out of the oven extra soft.
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 storing 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!
These chocolate chip cookies come out soft, fluffy and perfect every time! Basically, this is a classic chocolate chip recipe with a special twist. Enjoy!
Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
- 2 ¼ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- ½ cup sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 small package instant vanilla pudding mix
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
- ½ cup nuts optional
- 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.
More Cookie Recipes
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- Better Than ANYTHING Chocolate Cake
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- No Bake Healthy Chocolate Protein Bars Recipe
- Chocolate OREO Cheesecake Bars
Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe originally published on June 4, 2009
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