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Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe photo courtesy of Victor Schrager

Chocolate chip cookies are a go-to favorite dessert, sweet snack, or after-school treat. With our easy, three-step recipe, you'll have soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies to serve and enjoy in no time.Need recipe inspiration? Sign up for our Everyday Food Newsletter and get our most delicious recipes delivered to your inbox.




Cook's Notes

If desired, use a small ice-cream scoop for uniform-size cookies.

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • cody56227
    24 MAR, 2018
    They were in the oven and before I knew it they were finished, and my parents and grandfather loved them, thank you so much for making the cookies.
  • ayalafb
    11 MAR, 2018
    By far the best soft chocolate chips cookies I have ever made or tasted! I’m adding some PB chips and m&ms, roll the dough and freez some of it for later
  • dianaforever21m
    25 FEB, 2018
    Martha I want to be in your show call me
  • MS112577645
    7 FEB, 2018
    These cookies are my go-to chocolate chip cookies. Definitely the right balance between chewy and crispy. I don't know why there are negative comments on this recipe. I do know that you have to be careful that you're using 2 STICKS, not 2 cups of butter. (2 sticks= 1cup). Also, some people don't know what creaming butter means. It does take a good 4-5 minutes of beating to get it creamed properly- this lends the cookie the spread and the chewiness it needs. I wonder if the person with a cakey texture to the cookie used baking powder instead of baking soda. Baking powder makes things puff up- baking soda makes them spread. Make sure you're using the right thing! I almost always have great results with Martha recipes, and I follow the recipes to a T.
    • keithanwmn
      18 FEB, 2018
      This recipe is amazing. Some of the best cookies I’ve ever had. I didn’t have any baking soda on hand, but I did have powder so I used that instead. Also didn’t use any salt because the only butter I had on hand was salted.
  • zarahdcc
    18 FEB, 2018
    I followed the instruction and my cookies turned out so flat thin. I used to refrigerate the dough before baking and they turned out pretty good but this time, I baked it right away.
  • leoniesoccer
    4 FEB, 2018
    These cookies are not worth the calories. thanks Martha Stewart for creating the worst cookie recipe.
    • imaguygolfn
      8 FEB, 2018
      I should have read the comments! My fault! These came out "see through" FLAT. After reading I should have added more flour. 2 1/2 or 2 3/4
  • bowtai07
    22 DEC, 2017
    My cookies came out very flat. They spread so thin that they had holes. I'm not sure what I messed up on. Did I over mix? Should I have chilled the dough first? Was expecting a fool proof recipe and came out with a disaster worse than the last recipe I was using. :(
    • MS112577645
      7 FEB, 2018
      Make sure you're using 2 sticks of butter (which equals 1 cup), not 2 cups! I have made this mistake before on other recipes... I wish all recipes would just say cups and not confuse us with sticks :)
    • andreanichuinn
      26 JAN, 2018
      oh [filtered]-y god! I'm so sorry your cookies disappointed you like this... if it makes you feel any better my cat loves holes and would probably really enjoy your cookies :)
    • angelaonon9244786
      23 DEC, 2017
      whoops, my comment was meant to be a reply to yours: if you don't want cookies that spread so thin, replace the 2 + 1/4 cup flour with 2 + 3/4 flour instead - it's probably too little flour in this recipe that's causing it to spread.
  • bettyeelaine
    4 FEB, 2018
    I made the recipe as written. Nice batter but the cookie was soft with crisp edges but not chewy which is what I wanted. My batter had a slight cakey texture. The taste was ok. but not what I was looking for. I have never had good results with any Martha Stewart recipe I have tried, something is always off.If you are looking for just a nice tasting cookie this recipe will work. If you are looking for a chewy, good tasting chocolate chip cookie this is not for you.
  • erin13821
    3 FEB, 2018
    I would give this the full 5 stars except that I had to make adjustments. When made as directed, the cookies run together and come out all flat. I fixed it by adding enough extra flour to bring it to 2-1/2 cups total. I also have to cook it longer (more like 12-14 minutes). Finished cookies are amazing with those changes though!
  • icyunv97
    28 NOV, 2017
    I had to cook a couple minutes longer and using an aluminum pan makes all the difference but still i love this recipie. So simple and very good.
    • andreanichuinn
      26 JAN, 2018
      love me a good recipie for cookies mmmmm

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