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Soft, Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft, Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.

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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

If you are a fan of cakey cookies, these are for you!
4.93 from 13 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Total Time
13 minutes
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
cookies
Servings
36
Calories
120
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

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. 
  3. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating in completely. 

  4. Add the vanilla as well. 

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

  7. 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.

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

Nutrition Information

Calories: 120kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 140mg, Potassium: 51mg, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 140IU, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 0.8mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Emily says

    I’ve made this recipe several times! It is my go to and so many have wanted me to share this recipe with them.

    Today I put in 3 LARGE eggs, not realizing until after adding them in. Any suggestions on what to add to help with the extra amount of egg?5 stars

  2. Brooke says

    SO good!!!! This is the cakey recipe I’ve been searching for!! The recipe didn’t specify, but my butter and eggs were at room temperature when I made the dough. I creamed the butter and sugar for a full 5 minutes. I refrigerated the dough for 30 minutes before baking and I baked it on silicon mats. I added 1/2 cup more semi-sweet chocolate chips than the recipe calls for. Thanks so much for this recipe!!5 stars

  3. Liv says

    These cookies are my jam! I use twice as much chocolate chips and dark brown sugar for a rich flavor. Every time I make them everyone loves them and begs for more. The bake time is perfect and if I’m going for more goey I do 8 minutes and if I want them to travel a bit better I do it for 10. No matter what they come out great and are always a hit. Thank you for this awesome recipe. Tomorrow I’m going to try making them with almond flour and I’m real nervous ?5 stars

  4. Sharon says

    I don’t know what I am doing wrong but these came out nothing like Cakey they are as flat as a pan cake ?.

  5. Sandy says

    Absolutely love this way to bake cookies.these are the best I have ever made.I love the cakey cookies the y are nice and fluffy like the old archway drop cookies.I’m so glad I found the recipe again..these are amazing..5 stars

  6. Judy Davidson says

    Loved these fluffy cakes cookies. But mine are a bit dry and I personally find them not sweet enough. I baked for 10min at 375 which produced a light golden brown bottom and pale top. Will definitely try again, tweeting it a bit. I used margerine instead of butter-could that be why they’re a bit dry? Will try adding a 1/4 cup of granulated sugar next time. Will also add a bit more vanilla. Any suggestions for tweaking would be appreciated.5 stars

  7. Beyza says

    Cakey cookies are my favourite and this will be the next recipe that I’ll try. But, please please please can you write the ingredients with gram measurements? I have tried lots of recipes in past and I am tired of failing. Gram measurements give me reliance. Thanks a lot from now.

    • Liv says

      I add twice as much chocolate chips as the recipe says and I use dark brown sugar. Also, I do think butter is better with these cookies. ?5 stars

  8. Dianne says

    This is a delicious, cakey, chocolate chip cookie. It is just what I was looking for. I think the sweetness level is perfect the way the recipe is written. For me, 8 minutes at 350 degrees is best (375 was too hot, my tester cookie burned). Also, the dough is very sticky and makes it difficult to slide off the spoon. To remedy that, I wet my finger in in water, the dough slides right off. Then I tapped down the cookie dough with wet fingers. The cookie still puffs up nicely. Hope this helps someone out there to bake an excellent treat! ??

    • ellie h. says

      batter was runny and gross when adding the eggs. stirred for 10 mins, nothing happened. tried the recipe over again and the same happened.1 star

  9. Kelly says

    These are my go to cookies to make! Love them, perfect cakey cookies!! I do use a little less butter because I’m not a big fan of it and they are still great.5 stars

  10. Ava says

    AMAZING!!!!!!! If you’re looking for Cakey, fluffy, scone like chocolate chip cookies look no further!!!! I personally don’t like overly sweet cookies so the brown sugar paired with the chocolate chips was just the right amount of sweetness for me. Saving this recipe and using every time !5 stars

  11. Amy says

    I love this recipe! I used it once but I worried that I didn’t give it enough time in the oven and time outside of it too.

    how long should I have left them outside the oven to cool off?5 stars

    • Kristi says

      LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe; I use it all the time, I tweet it by adding coconut as well. Sometimes even dried cranberries my family adores them

  12. Catherine says

    My favorite cookie recipe. Not overly sweet, making it perfect for children and adults alike. I recommend using Ghirardelli chocolate chips for the perfect gooey chocolate chip texture to compliment the soft-cakey cookie.5 stars

  13. Jeff says

    I’m not a fan of fluffy cookies, I like them soft and chewy. But if you are, these are pretty perfect. The brown sugar only is a little strange, I don’t know if it adds to the fluffiness or not, but I may try 1/2 cup white, 1/2 cup brown if you are dead set of making these, as they tend to not be very sweet. I added a bit more vanilla to compensate, and they turned out okay. I don’t think I’ll be making these again though, just really not a fan of the cakey cookies. Thanks for the recipe still!!4 stars

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