Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe- Soft, Cakey Version

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 It’s time for another chocolate chip cookie recipe version, this time it’s all about the cakey factor. In fact this recipe is long past due, the crickets were starting to chirp in this category that’s all about my chocolate cookie blitz, but I keep getting distracted by all the beautiful green things poking through the ground outside. The very last thing I want to do is be on my computer, but because I love you AND I love cookies, here it is.

Truth be told, this is my least favorite way to bake a chocolate chip cookie, but there are legions of chocolate chip cookie fans out there who think this is The Way to make them.

These were a test cookie that the girls at work tasted, to rave reviews of course. I am starting to wonder if they are just starving and love everything I bring in or are scared of me. You decide.

I did like these despite my love of chewy cookies and of course ate a couple, who can complain about a soft cookie with chocolate chips?

Ingredients Needed for the Cakey chocolate chip cookie recipe
2 1/4 cups of flour
3 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup of butter
1 cup of packed brown sugars
1 tsp vanilla
1 package semi sweet chocolate chips (around 2 cups)

Kick the tires and light the fires to 375 degrees

 

Cream your butter and sugar together until they are light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating in completely.Add the vanilla as well.

Whisk together your dry ingredients and add to the butter/sugar mixture. Combine well then add the chocolate chips, mixing until they are spread through the dough evenly.

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Drop by well rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased or parchment lined sheet. Do not press them down if you want a lovely rounded top cakey cookie.

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Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. They will spread out slightly but still stay wonderfully puffy and cakey.

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So for all you cakey cookie lovers out there, this is the chocolate chip cookie recipe for you!

Happy baking!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe- Soft,Cakey Version
 
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If you are a fan of cakey cookies, these are for you!
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Serves: 36
Ingredients
  • 2¼ cups of flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup of butter
  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 package semi sweet chocolate chips (around 2 cups)
Instructions
  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 375 degrees
  2. Cream your butter and sugar together until they are light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating in completely.Add the vanilla as well.
  3. Whisk together your dry ingredients and add to the butter/sugar mixture. Combine well then add the chocolate chips, mixing until they are spread through the dough evenly.
  4. Drop by well rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased or parchment lined sheet. Do not press them down if you want a lovely rounded top cakey cookie.
  5. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. They will spread out slightly but still stay wonderfully puffy and cakey.

 

26 comments
Deb
Deb

OMG! Thank you for this recipe! Beyond yummy! I did 1/2 brown sugar and 1/2 granulated. They came out perfect. 

Ferfy
Ferfy

OMGosh, I've been looking for years for a cakey chocolate cookie recipe and these look Perfect! YUM!  I don't have a stand mixer but I do have a hand mixer...however I actually prefer to mix by hand......will it change the cakeyness depending on what I use?  I would like he cakeyest cookie possible, could you tell me which one is best for total cakeyness!  (I am sooooooo makng myself hungry now for a cakey cookie, you too?

...lol)  Thanks much Kitchen Magpie!

Dan
Dan

Delicious cookies!  My personal preference is for a sweeter cookie.  Any way to keep the fluffy nature of this cookie and add some granulated sugar to increase the sweetness I wonder?

CynCyndee
CynCyndee

Wow I just made these....they are mmmmmazing!!!!!!!!

thekitchenmagpie
thekitchenmagpie

@Lisa  I always use salted butter, and ALWAYS butter in cookies!

Lisa
Lisa

Did you use real butter, salted or unsalted? Or margarine? I am so excited to try this recipe!

ivy33401
ivy33401

These are the best chocolate cookies ever! Since finding this recipe 2 years ago, this has been the only chocolate chip recipe I use.  Anytime I make these for my family, a  potluck or just to share they are always, and I mean always, a huge hit! Thanks for posting this recipe and I wish you much success!

indecisivelyblogging
indecisivelyblogging

I'm making these tonight!  I'm thankful for finding this post because I can't stand how flat my chocolate chip cookies always are!!


yobbbbbb
yobbbbbb

I made these and they were not sweet enough for my taste.  

CatherineBarth
CatherineBarth

These are beautiful and fluffy, as advertised! I doubled the recipe for game night tomorrow, and so far, so good. I do wish they were just a tad sweeter, so I think next time I'll use a tad more brown sugar, some granulated, and about a 1/2 tsp more vanilla. Other than that, they're delicious and go really well with milk!

K D
K D

Mine came out as typical choc chip cookies (flat and chewy)... except they are super salty. I wish I had followed my first instinct and cut the salt in half, but I wanted to follow the recipe exactly just in case. Looking at the recipe, I can't figure out WHY they would be fluffy. What did the author do that isn't posted?

LeahPrettyPlease
LeahPrettyPlease

These are so yummy, I did however have to add 4 extra heaping TBSP of flower because the batter was way too thin, but they are absolutely the yummiest cookie I have ever eaten. Not to mention the softest as well

paulajane
paulajane

thankyou! i have been looking for the perfect fluffy choc chip cookie for ages and after making yours, i was in heaven!

i added the maple syrup like other suggested, and i also mixed the chocolate drops with white chocolate to mix it u a bit... perfection!

blfisher
blfisher

I just got done making these and they are wonderful! I've already eaten three and a half, and I made BIG cookies lol. I wish they were just a bit sweeter, so next time I might add a couple tablespoons of granulated sugar or use sweeter chocolate (I used dark chocolate chips this time). Very wonderful recipe, thank you so much for sharing! 

SandraKrytus
SandraKrytus

I just made this recipe and it is certainly a cake tyoe cookie. I think I baked the first sheet a minute too long. They were still soft but dry. Also, as you would expect, there was a difference between a dark single thickness cookie sheet and a bright aluminum air cookie sheet. I will be making them again trying different baking times with different cookie sheets. I liked the suggestion from Kitty to add a tsp of maple flavoring to sweeten them. I would also prefer more chips so might also add another half bag of chips. A very good recipe worth tweaking for personal taste.

lozartist
lozartist

These are the best cookies ever! Other recipes are too crunchy or chewy or use cake flour to be obnoxious. I LOVE these!

KittySunshine
KittySunshine

This recipe is amazing!  My cookies came out fluffy and chewy--perfect!  I used milk chocolate chips and added a tsp of maple flavoring to make them extra sweet.  This is definitely my new favorite cookie recipe!  (I baked these at high altitude at 400* for 7 1/2 minutes)

hse
hse

Seems delicious!

Gabi
Gabi

I just made these tonight and they are FANTASTIC!!!! I've already shared with my friends on Facebook. Never before had I been able to make soft, cakey cookies. Found this site on a google search for Chocolate Chip cookies and it looks like I will be making a lot of use of it!

thekitchenmagpie
thekitchenmagpie moderator

@Dan try half brown and half white sugar... that might do it! 


thekitchenmagpie
thekitchenmagpie moderator

@Lisa  I always use salted butter, and ALWAYS butter in cookies! IF you use salted, leave out the salt though! 

thekitchenmagpie
thekitchenmagpie moderator

@K D Less butter, less sugar and more eggs = cakey cookies. Adding in the eggs one at a time as written adds air and leavening. Simple kitchen science.