Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Buttery, chocolatey and delicious.


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp hot water (hot tap water is fine)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Using a mixer cream together the butter and sugars until smooth.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  5. Then mix in the vanilla.
  6. In a small bowl dissolve the baking soda in the hot water, then add it to the butter/sugar mix, and combine.
  7. In a separate bowl whisk together the salt and flour.
  8. Then add the flour mix to the butter mix.
  9. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  10. Drop the cookie batter by large spoonfuls onto your cookie sheet.
  11. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes.  The edges of the cookies should be light brown.  And the longer you bake them, the less chewy they will be.

Keywords: chocolate chip cookies