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Soft Chewy Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best, Easy Soft Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with simple steps and ONE added ingredient for a soft and chewy experience in LESS THAN 15 minutes!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Servings: 18 - 20 cookies
Author: Karina

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (4 oz | 125 g) stick butter, melted (not spreadable)
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar (or a granulated sweetener that measures 1:1 with sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup (or coconut syrup, agave, rice malt syrup, maple syrup or honey may be substituted)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose or plain flour (add more as needed -- only up to 1/4 cup extra)*
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips , divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Microwave the butter for about 30 seconds to just barely melt it (half soft and half melted).
  • Beat the butter with the brown and white sugar/s until creamy and pale in colour and sugar has dissolved. Pour in the syrup, vanilla and the egg, and lightly beat until just mixed through.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, mixing until combined. If needed, add in one tablespoon of the 'extra' flour at a time until the dough is still soft but easy to handle and firm enough to form one large ball (the dough should not be dry. I only needed 3 tablespoons of the extra flour). 
  • Fold in half of the chocolate chips with your hands.
  • Scoop out 18-20 balls and arrange them on a lined baking sheet with parchment paper. Press the remaining chocolate chips onto the tops of each cookie.
  • Bake for about 10-11 minutes. The cookies will look pale and puffed up, but should be golden around the edges. DO NOT OVER BAKE or your cookies will become hard once they have cooled.
  • Allow to cool on the baking sheet for about 30 minutes.

Notes

*When measuring your flour, make sure you spoon it into your measuring cup, then level it off with a knife. Try not to pack the flour into your measuring cup as this will cause too much flour being packed in and create cakey cookies instead of crispy cookies.
NO substitutions. This is the recipe that I tried and tested and it works. If you try to change an ingredient or add anything not included in the recipe, please do it at your own risk!