The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies!

February  4, 2023
1 Ratings
Photo by Avery's Kitchen Dance
  • Prep time 1 hour
  • Serves 24 cookies
Author Notes

Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth soft, with pools of melted chocolate, these soft chocolate chip cookies will be your new favorite recipe! Once you take a bite of one of these cookies, you won’t be going back to store-bought cookie dough ever again! —Avery's Kitchen Dance

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, browned
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons maple flavored pancake syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  1. Start by browning your butter and then placing it in the fridge for 5 minutes to cool slightly while you mix together your dry ingredients. Find detailed instructions for browning butter here: However, if you're short on time, just melting your butter works too.
  2. In a medium size bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda and cornstarch. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the slightly cooled brown butter, brown sugar, white sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract and egg. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir together to form a soft dough before folding in the chocolate chips. Chill the dough in the fridge for at least to an hour and up to a day.
  4. After chilling the dough, preheat your oven to 350 °F and line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Roll tablespoons of dough into balls and place 2 in. apart on your prepared pans. Bake for 10-11 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. The cookies should look under-baked in the center.
  5. Remove the warm cookies to a wire cooling rack and allow them to cool for a few minutes. The cookies will firm up a bit as they cool. Cookies served fresh out of the oven are always best, but these cookies will stay fresh and soft for several days. Enjoy!

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