10 Tips for Making the Perfect Soft Batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Start with high-quality ingredients for the best flavor and texture. Use real butter, fresh eggs, pure vanilla extract, and high-quality chocolate chips.

Proper Mixing

Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. This creates a good base for your cookies and ensures they have the perfect texture.

Don’t Overmix

Overmixing can lead to tough cookies. Mix until just combined after adding the dry ingredients to avoid this issue.

Room Temperature

Allow your butter and eggs to come to room temperature before using them. This helps ensure even mixing and better incorporation of ingredients.

Chill the Dough

Chilling the dough for at least 30 minutes (or overnight) before baking helps the flavors meld together and prevents the cookies from spreading too much in the oven.

Proper Scooping

Use a cookie scoop or spoon to portion out the dough evenly. This ensures all cookies bake at the same rate and size for uniform results.


Line your baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to prevent the cookies from sticking and ensure even baking.


Preheat your oven to the correct temperature (usually 350°F/175°C). Baking at the right temperature ensures even cooking and prevents burning.

Know When

Bake the cookies just until the edges are set and the centers are still slightly soft. They will continue to cook on the baking sheet after you remove them from the oven.