the best soft batch chocolate chip cookies

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you’re probably thinking “just what I need another chocolate chip cookie recipe”

but trust me, these really are the best soft batch chocolate chip cookies

best soft batch chocolate chip cookies

Today my son “graduated” from 8th grade

I have a Freshman in the house. I think I’m still in shock

I have a high-schooler

our Freshman

Technically, this was the first day of our summer vacation, but I was up at 5:45 getting ready for the Promotion Ceremony, and let me tell you it was a BIG deal. The girls were all in dresses and heels, some of the boys wore suits, there were even a few tuxes, yes tuxes.

Tiredness aside, it was a wonderful morning. I asked Charlie if he wanted me to make him anything special today; he requested chocolate chip cookies.

He could have chosen anything, and he picks chocolate chip cookies; of course I had to deliver, and boy did I deliver. These are without a doubt the softest, chewiest chocolate chip cookies ever to come from my kitchen.

There are a few different ways to make a soft batch cookie –

extra eggs or an egg yolk, pudding in the mix, even cornstarch

I did a little bit of all of the above, and the cookies are beyond soft and chewy. So even though you may think you have no use for chocolate chip cookie recipe #14,560,423, this is one you really should try.

best soft batch chocolate chip cookies

the best soft batch chocolate chip cookies


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1- 3.4 ounce box of vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups chocolate chunks or chips


  • pre-heat the oven to 325 F.
  • whisk together the flour, baking soda, cornstarch, salt, and pudding mix
  • cream together the butter and sugars
  • add the eggs - one at a time, and vanilla
  • gradually add in the flour
  • and fold in the chocolate chunks
  • scoop into rounded tablespoons on a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet
  • bake 13 minutes
  • cool slightly on baking sheets and them remove to a rack to complete cooling

theses cookies are baked at a lower temperature for a bit longer – this ensures they remain soft while baking all the way through; although I’ve never been one to refuse an under-baked gooey cookie either.


best soft batch chocolate chip cookies

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