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Soft-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies


Be careful not to overbake these cookies so that they'll have a chewy texture. If you like gooey chocolate chips, microwave the cookies for a few seconds.

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  • Yield: Makes 48

Source: Everyday Food, April 2009


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat sugar, butter, and corn syrup until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture, beating just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

  3. Drop dough by tablespoons onto two baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake until cookies are no longer shiny, 10 to 12 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cool 2 minutes; transfer to wire racks, and let cool. Repeat with remaining dough.

Cook's Notes

For evenly round cookies, use a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop to release neat balls of dough onto the baking sheets.

Reviews Add a comment

  • nicoleannsarenac
    2 MAR, 2017
    how many cookies does this make
  • lauranunez80ho
    10 FEB, 2017
    Not good! And I love Martha Stewart recipes but this one...
  • brigittadewiym
    7 OCT, 2016
    Thank you martha stewart, I will make this cookies with my daughter tonight
  • MS11018137
    27 AUG, 2016
    this is the only cookie recipe my kids want me to make. the corn syrup gives them a nice sweetness and the baking powder helps puff them up into soft chewy cookies. not sure what went wrong with other reviewer to describe as disgusting. these turn out great every time. I refrigerate the dough because it's softer than other cookie dough recipes.
  • ALR7645473DW
    21 APR, 2016
    These are disgusting. In 49 years of life, I have NEVER thrown out a chocolate chip cookie - until today. Gross, gross, gross and I consider "everyday food" by Martha to be my bible. These are just terrible. Don't waste your time.
  • Marilyn Jess
    26 FEB, 2014
    Love this recipe! By using corn syrup and brown sugar to sweeten the cookies, they have a flavor that is wonderful. Texture is soft and chewy. Adjustments I made: dropped cookie dough onto parchment lined baking sheets, 6-8 cookies per sheet, to allow plenty of room for spread; used air cushion baking sheets--baking time is 15 minutes with these.
  • 1plb
    27 SEP, 2013
    Very good chocolate chip cookie. I had to bake mine 11-12 minutes for them to be the golden brown I desired. They were soft, not very chewy, but they tasted wonderful. I would definitely bake this cookie again.
  • Chrissie Klinger
    26 MAR, 2013
    These cookies were awesome! Followed the recipe exactly and got perfectly soft baked chocolate chips that my kids said were like heaven in their mouths!
  • Jennifer2009
    4 MAR, 2010
    I really liked these cookies
  • tpitre
    3 MAR, 2010
    whoa, these cookies are awesome!