Thursday, September 16, 2010

Soft chocolate chip cookies

I love soft chocolate chip cookies and this recipe I use is the most perfect soft chocolate chip cookie recipe I've ever tasted.

The problem I had with past soft chocolate chip cookie recipes is that they didn't stay soft after they had cooled and sat for a day or two. These cookies stay soft forever.  Okay maybe not forever. But a really, really long time. (Don't ask me how I know.)

One of my closest friends introduced me to this recipe, which is highly rated on allrecipes. I've made this before for the blog, but it's been a while. So this weekend I decided to go back to my old favorite. I've always gotten so many compliments with this recipe.

I used to make this recipe with nestle swirl chips. Unfortunately, Nestle has discontinued these chips. I was so sad to hear that as I absolutely love how they look. I felt like when I baked my cookies this time they didn't look as pretty anymore. You can see my cookies with the swirl chips here.

The dough can be a bit sticky and wet to work with. I've found it best to leave the dough sitting for about half an hour, or better yet, stick it in the fridge for about half an hour to firm up the dough.

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies (adapted from here)

Makes approximately 4 1/2 dozen cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white
    sugar. (I usually soften butter in microwave for approximately one
    minute.)
  3. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Stir in the eggs
    and vanilla.
  4. Blend in the flour mixture.
  5. Stir in the regular semi-sweet chocolate
    chips, trying to spread evenly through cookie dough.
  6. Make balls of cookie dough, about 1 inch in diameter.
  7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Edges should be golden brown.
 

12 Responses to “Soft chocolate chip cookies”

  1. 1

    Michelle — September 16, 2010 @ 12:33 pm

    Ohh i love soft ccc’s too! I just tried this recipe: http://blog.lindseyyeo.com/?p=448, which I loved! But someday I will have to try this one!

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    Kirbie — September 17, 2010 @ 10:29 am

    Ooh, thanks for the link. I’ll have to try out that recipe!

  3. 3

    Amanda — September 17, 2010 @ 11:38 am

    Oh yummy, these look so soft and fluffy! I’ve never made soft choc chip cookies but I think I’ll try these ones. They look really great.

  4. 4

    Kirbie — September 20, 2010 @ 1:54 pm

    I love soft chocolate chip cookies, hope you will too!

  5. 5

    Rose White — September 27, 2010 @ 3:45 pm

    I just tried this chocolate cookie recipe last week and my kids really loved it! I think I made it twice last week all for my kids’ satisfaction! Well, actually my kids are with me every time I check blogs and they saw this recipe and wanted me to make some for them. Well, I gave in easily because I also want to try this out. LOL

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    Kirbie — September 28, 2010 @ 11:19 am

    I’m so glad your kids enjoyed it! This is the recipe I’ve probably made the most times. Every time I make it, I get so many compliments!

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    Melanie Tiger — October 4, 2010 @ 10:38 am

    This is truly easy to make. All kids love chocolate chips. Your cookies are really perfect! I always bake over cooked cookies. Lol. Maybe if I try this I should look at the clocked steadily until the said time is over. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Mel Schoenhut — October 14, 2010 @ 1:41 am

    I love chewy cookies. Better try this one! My kids will surely enjoy eating this one with some chocolate syrup. Thanks for the recipe.

    • claribelle replied: — October 14th, 2010 @ 8:08 am

      These aren’t really very chewy, but they are soft and delicious. More like very soft cake-type cookies.

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    Allison — August 29, 2012 @ 2:23 am

    I found this recipe through Pinterest and made these tonight… they were alright. Very soft and cake-like for sure. Sort of… airy, i guess? Maybe the texture will change by tomorrow. They will definitely be great with coffee. But as a stand-alone cookie I found them a little tasteless/bland. I guess I prefer a slightly denser and sweeter cookie that can be dunked in milk. I think I’ll stick with my usual back-of-the-nestle-bag recipe, plus about a cup of extra flour. The hubby agrees. On another note, this recipe made so much dough, it took forever to make all the batches, and there ended up being just way too many for only two people. I’m sure my husband’s office will enjoy eating most of them tomorrow! :)

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    Vicky — August 5, 2013 @ 5:38 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe…my kids loves them… Just took out my first batch and they are all gone!

    • Kirbie replied: — August 5th, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

      yay!

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