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Makes 12-14 (if you want them bigger – I split the recipe in half which originally made 38 small cookies)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

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