Best Ever Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies – soft, chewy, just like what you would get from a corner bakery, but better because they come straight from your oven.

My family loves these cookies, especially my hubs. This is a cookie miracle since he is uber-picky about cookies. He only likes cookies with almond extract, lime zest, or cookies loaded with pecans. So the fact that he loves these blew me away.

I love cookies as well but more of a cookie dough fan. With these Best Ever Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, I would preserve the cookie dough for more cookies. It’s true. I love that these cookies give you a nice chewy center with a slightly crisp outer edge.

You could easily use mini-chocolate chips to get more of the cafe look for the cookies, but I love using just regular chocolate chips. I love the big chunks of chocolate.

Recipe Tips

Here is my secret to these chewy cookies. Cornstarch. Substituting some flour with cornstarch makes the cookies softer and lighter in texture. I’m not sure if you have used the cornstarch trick in your cakes as well; I recently just started this, but you substitute 1 tablespoon of flour for 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, which makes cake flour—making your cake light and fluffy! So doing this in cookies has the same effect.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Butter melted
  • Brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Flour
  • Sea salt
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking soda
  • Semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

I love chocolate chip cookies. I have been trying new things and ways to perfect them for years. Of course, when doing this, I always think of that Friends episode of Monica losing the recipe Phoebe gave her, which was her grandmother’s recipe for the best-ever chocolate chip cookies. Monica spent hours trying to recreate it, and then Phoebe remembered it is on the back of the Nestle Toll House bag of chocolate chips.

I can’t wait for you to try these amazing Best Ever Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Trust me, you may be making more than one batch the first day you make these.

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Best Ever Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 24 -28
Calories: 163 kcal
Best Ever Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies – soft, chewy and just like what you would get from a corner bakery but better because they come straight from your oven.


  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt normal salt will do as well
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Melt butter, I did this in my microwave for 45 seconds. Be sure to cover with a paper towel when heating the butter in the microwave or it will splatter.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cornstarch and stir to combine, set aside.
  • Allow butter to cool to room temperature, then in a large mixing bowl add butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Cream using a hand mixer for one minute or until completely smooth and light.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla to butter mixture.
  • Add flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix until well combined.
  • Add chocolate chips and stir by hand until evenly combined.
  • Cover dough and set in the refrigerator. Allow to chill for 1 hour, sometimes I am not patient enough and only set it in there for 30 minutes and the cookies are just fine.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Scoop dough and place on baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake for 12 minutes, or until edges are a nice golden brown and center is still soft. Don’t over bake! You want a chewy cookie.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes, then devour. You may need to make more than one batch; they are that good.
Calories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 103mgPotassium: 92mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 25IUCalcium: 18mgIron: 1.3mg
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  1. Just made the cookies 🙂 They’re pretty good. I did some healthy tweaks though: whole wheat flour instead of white, only cup of brown sugar none white and a bunch of walnuts. I’m keeping the recipe.

  2. I found this recipe on Pinterest and I’m making these cookies for the first time. Two comments/questions. I noticed the recipe never says when to add the chocolate chips. I assume to stir them in after adding the flour. Also, should the ingredients list say 2 cups flour MINUS 2 tablespoons? In the post you mention substituting some of the flour with cornstarch, and the ingredients calls for 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, so I assumed I was supposed to remove two tablespoons of flour (which would be substituted with the cornstarch) rather than add two tablespoons of flour to the 2 cups.

    1. The ingredient list reads + meaning add two tablespoons of flour. So don’t subtract any flour. ❤ and yes stir in the chocolate chips after combining the flour and butter mixtures.

  3. I rarely bake cookies because my family prefers chewy ones, and most homemade ones are crispy and dry. I made these yesterday and one of my kids texted me just now from work and he said “Hey Mum, the cookies are dynamite! Thanks!” My hubby said they remind him of Cookies By George 🙂 Great recipe, it’s a keeper. Oh….and I didn’t refrigerate the dough, they turned out perfectly. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

    1. Thanks for catching that, it is 2 teaspoons with that said we are overly generous and I probably do a little over a tablespoon.

  4. These are just…beyond! I can’t wait to make them – and why did I never know about the cornstarch trick before?? Can’t wait to enjoy these!

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