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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.




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?
    17 APR, 2019
    Amazing cookies. Make them all the time. I use light brown sugar and bacel margarine squares (instead of butter) and they turn out soft and chewy every time.
      10 JUL, 2019
      I'm sure your cookies are really great! However, I would stick with Martha's recipe and use butter instead. Margarine is made with hydrogenated oil, which is a less healthful option than good ol' butter.
  • darleneglover
    7 APR, 2019
    Great recipe! Cookies were perfect and everyone at the party raved about them. Definitely will make these again. Yummy!
  • kmbannar
    31 MAR, 2019
    I followed the recipe exactly. The cookies spread too much and were flat. I would suggest one or all of the following: Chill the dough, change the oven temp to 325, and let the cookies cool on baking sheet 4 minutes. I will not make this recipe again. I usually read the reviews before I try a new recipe. Shame on me for not doing that this time!
  • iscrewedurmom
    28 MAR, 2019
    perfect :)
  • connievanmatre
    9 MAR, 2019
    I watched the video, did everything just as described, I always weight my ingredients. In other words, I am a very good baker, lots of experience, "seasoned". The cookies were soft and chewy yes, but they were THIN, what a bummer. I would suggest another 1/4 cup of flour (1.6 oz.)
  • jvargas272014
    19 FEB, 2019
    fiance loves these cookies!! soft and chewy even good the next few days after
  • musicbabe1996
    18 FEB, 2019
    My go-to recipe! Awesome!
  • MS12477266
    21 JAN, 2019
    I followed the recipe precisely and they came out perfect. My family loves them!
  • franciepenguin
    18 MAY, 2018
    It wasn't quite what we were expecting. After a healthful dinner of kale and quinoa, my sister and I decided to indulge in the decadence of chocolate chip cookies, trusting only Martha herself to direct our baking. We used the correct measurements but melted the butter for a bit too long. We thought, "This is no problem, our fearless, wise teacher will not fail us." We were gravely mistaken. Our dough has the consistency of batter and stuck to our fingers like some ungodly things I don't want to mention on such a pristine website. Our cookies took hours to bake (figuratively of course) as we waited in anticipation to see what masterpiece we had created. Upon opening the oven, we discovered that our cookies had merged into a colossal flat cookie! We broke it into chunks and mixed it with ice cream and voil la! We realized that Martha had not led us astray, but took us on another journey we had not expected. All hail Martha.
    • jacobwblake2
      16 JAN, 2019
  • ALR3925838DW
    14 JAN, 2019
    My husband has always wanted peanut butter but since I made these he want chocolate chip cookies all the time made with this recipe. They are the best we have ever eaten.

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