My mission: create a recipe for the Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies that are soft and fluffy. Here is a recipe for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies and tips on baking soft and chewy cookies.
How to Make Perfect Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Have you ever wondered how the mall cookies can be so soft and chewy without being flat? I’ve been trying to perfect my Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe for years.
I’ve been on the mission to create the best soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies.
I used to have problems with my cookies coming out flat.
They would look great in the oven, but once I took them out and they cooled down they get flattened. It was frustrating. I also love soft and chewy cookies.
I would find the cookies would be soft out of the oven but harden soon after. My goal was to make perfect chocolate chip cookies.
Here are some tips to make chewy chocolate chip cookies. At the end, I’ll include my recipe for what I think are the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies I have made so far.
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5 Tips to Make Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
1. Use egg whites for chewy cookies. If a recipe calls for one egg, use 2 egg whites.2. Always put cookie dough on a cold or room temperate baking sheet.
2. If you are baking multiple batches, then run cold water over the baking sheets before placing more dough on it. This will help you make soft and chewy cookies.
3. Use cold dough if you want chewy cookies. Refrigerate dough overnight or at least for a few hours.
4. Bake at a lower temperature for a longer amount of time for soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies.
5. My secret (shhhh….) – pudding mix. Yes, use a box of pudding mix in your cookies. Read my recipe below for details.
Cha Ching Queen’s Recipe for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies That Are Soft and Chewy
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups of all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter- melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups milk chocolate chips
Preheat: 350 degrees
1. First, in a small bowl, sift flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.
2. Next, in a large mixing bowl, beat butter, both sugars, and vanilla extract until creamy.
3. Add instant pudding mix and beat until well blended.
4. Then, add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla
5. Slowly, a little at a time, blend in the flour mixture.
6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
7. Bake for 8 minutes on parchment paper or a reusable cookie sheet liner like this. The edges should be a golden brown, but the tops should not look fully cooked, just a little bit golden.
Makes about 24 cookies, depending on size.
Perfect Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipes
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter melted
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar packed
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl, sift flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, both sugars until creamy.
- Add eggs 1 at a time mixing between
- add vanilla mix
- Slowly, a little at a time, blend in the flour mixture.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Bake for 8 minutes on parchment paper or a reusable cookie sheet liner. The edges should be a golden brown, but the tops should not look fully cooked, just a little bit golden.Leave cookies on cookie sheets for 20 minutes after removing- they will continue to cook through. Cool on a wire rack
What Makes Chocolat Chips Cookies Fluffy?
To make cookies fluffy, it is essential to use the right ingredients and techniques.
Adding baking powder or soda helps create air pockets, while using softened butter and mixing it with sugar until light and fluffy promotes a tender texture.
Additionally, chilling the dough before baking prevents cookies from spreading too much, resulting in a fluffy and delicious treat.
Are Chewy Cookies Undercooked?
Chewy cookies can be either undercooked or intentionally baked that way. Undercooked chewy cookies have a soft, doughy texture and may be gooey in the center.
Some people prefer this texture, while others prefer a crisper cookie. The doneness of a cookie is a matter of personal preference.
Why Do My Chocolate Chip Cookies Come Out Flat?
There are several reasons why chocolate chip cookies might turn out flat.
One common reason is that the butter in the dough is too soft, causing the cookies to spread too much during baking.
Using too much sugar or baking powder can also contribute to flat cookies. Ensuring the dough is chilled before baking can help prevent this issue.
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Rachel is an Austin blogger, educator, mom, wife, young breast cancer survivor writing about health, saving money, and living a happy life in Austin, Texas.
Rachel has written for HuffPost and Hometalk and has been featured on KXAN, Studio 512, Fox 7 Austin, and CBS Austin.