The Crowd-Favourite, Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve been wanting to find the perfect soft cookie recipe for ages: most ones I find are either biscuit recipes, or the cookie is not the right thickness or not soft enough. After a while of scrolling, I found the perfect recipe from Live Well Bake Often, using easy household ingredients. I altered a few bits to the recipe and they’re the best cookies I made for a long time (my mum doesn’t love cookies and she really liked these!)

So here is the perfect, crowd-pleasing cookie recipe. Hope you enjoy and let me know if you try it!

Makes 12-14 (if you want them bigger – I split the recipe in half which originally made 38 small cookies)

Prep Time: 25 mins

Cook Time: 12-17mins

Chilling Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours 37/42mins


172 grams of all-purpose flour

½ tsp of baking powder

½ tsp of salt

115 grams of unsalted butter (softened)

100 grams of light brown sugar

50 grams of granulated sugar

1 large egg (room temperature)

1 tsp vanilla extract

100 grams of dark cooking chocolate (chopped into small pieces. Or, use chocolate chips or a chocolate of your choice)


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the light brown sugar, the granulated sugar and the butter with an electric mixer until well combined. Add in the egg, whisk then add the vanilla extract, whisking until all is fully combined.
  3. Mix in the dry ingredients from the other bowl slowly until combined. Then, add the chocolate and mix in until evenly distributed within the mixture.
  4. Cover the cookie dough in a bowl with cling film and leave in the fridge for 2 hours.
  5. Before taking the dough out, preheat the oven to 177 degrees and line a tray with baking paper (or two trays, if needed).
  6. Take the dough out and distribute into small-medium sized balls. These cookies do spread out a lot, so make sure to leave enough space in between them.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown at the edges and the tops of the cookies are set (it may need longer than 12 minutes for the tops to set – mine took 16-17 minutes). Leave to cool and enjoy!

Be sure to tag me in any attempts and I hope you love them as much as I did!

Click here for the original recipe – includes notes about storage, tips and tricks.

  • Euro 2020: Where To Watch The Euros In London With Food And Drink
    Looking for a change of scenery for this year’s Euros? Why not rally up your friends and go support your nation together over drinks? Maybe your rivalling nations are playing, and you want to watch the […]
  • Kent’s Most Beautiful Places – My Top 4
    Not too long ago, I took a trip down to Kent to visit my friend and got to explore what Kent has to offer. I had been to certain places in Kent for a day, or […]
  • The Hidden (And Not So Hidden) Gems Of South Kensington
    South Kensington truly represents the finer side of London: the gorgeous cream-coloured town houses, the cultural landmarks, and the glorious green spaces dotted around the area. Not to mention, the locals and the architecture scream ‘affluent’. […]
  • 5 More UK Staycations For 2021
    While the UK Government announced a select amount of countries on the ‘green list’ with I’m sure more to come, it’s still no surprise that there’s a huge increase in the booking of staycations. If you’ve […]
  • COVID-friendly days out in London (on a budget!)
    There’s just one more evening until most things will be reopened in England again! I don’t know about you, but it still doesn’t feel real to me that soon we will be back to normal. While […]

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.