Soft, Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Stacks of Soft and Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies on Wood Background
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.

Stacks of Soft and Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies on Wood Background

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.

Cream the butter and sugar for chocolate chip cookie using a mixer

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.

chocolate chip cookie dough on parchment paper lined in baking sheet

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

freshly baked chocolate chip cookie in parchment paper

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!
4.92 from 61 votes
Close up Stacks of Soft and Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies on Wood Background
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 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Canadian 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. Carmie Lynch says

    I made these and they are cake like but my husband asked if I forgot the sugar as he said they aren’t very sweet. Could white sugar be missing?

  2. Ikball says

    Now they are out but it feels just like sponge and tastes even i mixed them oretty well still tastes like egg. We had to throw them and this is the first time that we throw anything to the trash. These are the most disgusting cookies i ever had.

  3. Ikball says

    Hey, thanks fpr the recipe! Well… There isnt enough flour, it was smelling TERRİBLE while putting them in the owen, and while they are baking they just melted, became ONE giant and really thin cookie. I havent tasted it yet but it looks really bad.

  4. Krysmaticka says

    Made this recipe and added some MnMs, crushed walnuts, and extra chocolate chips! Haven’t tasted yet but they look amazing!!!

  5. staceymaier says

    Perfect. Thanks. Not too sweet. Fluffy and yummy. I always end up cutting sugar in half in most recipes as I find most baking just too sweet. The batter was nice and thick, and buttery. Oh.. the butter lol. I used my own eggs and that made them slightly yellow.

    Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

  6. Cyndi says

    My boyfriend has been begging for cake style chocolate chip cookies, found this recipe and decided to give it a shot. Halfway through, while I was mixing the ingredients, I realized that I had put in double the flour..of course I only had 3 eggs in the house…so had to make an egg run to the grocery store..sure wish I raised chickens.

    But now we have a DOUBLE barch of the best cookies ever!

    Thank you.

  7. Serene77 says

    So these taste amazing however mine were flat…. but my butter was soft if my butter was harder would that make them fuller?

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      Serene77 Cool the batter in the fridge and then try!

  8. guest says

    Made these today.I’m an experienced baker and I love fluffly cookies –  was looking for a new recipe.Followed the directions exactly – they were delicious and soft but flat. I was looking for a puffier cookie.. The dough seemed somewhat too thin to me to make them fluffy. I will try again and add an extra 1/4 cup of flour.

  9. FATTYBOOMBOOM says

    MMM NICE, BIG, FAT COOKIES, THEY LOOK GREAT…FORGOT THE SALT OOPS, BUT FOUND A 1/4 CUP OF WHITE CHOC CHIPS.THEY ARE DELISH & NOT TOO SWEET 🙂

  10. Busymama says

    I added 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice, and they are PERFECT!!  Today was our baking lesson, and these were easy and fun for my kids to help me bake.

  11. Deb says

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

  12. Ferfy says

    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!

  13. Dan says

    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?

    • thekitchenmagpie says

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

    • Amanda says

      @Dan  did you try the adjusted recipe or find a way to do this?

      • AmyGale1 says

        @Amanda 

        I tried the half/half sugar and it worked out just fine 😀

  14. CynCyndee says

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

  15. thekitchenmagpie says

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

  16. Lisa says

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

    • thekitchenmagpie says

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

  17. ivy33401 says

    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!

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      ivy33401  Thanks for the lovely words, you made my day!!

  18. indecisivelyblogging says

    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!!

  19. yobbbbbb says

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

  20. CatherineBarth says

    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!

    • Amanda says

      CatherineBarth  did you find a way t make them sweeter but still cakey?

  21. K D says

    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?

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      @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.

  22. LeahPrettyPlease says

    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

  23. paulajane says

    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!

  24. blfisher says

    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! 

  25. SandraKrytus says

    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.

  26. lozartist says

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

    • thekitchenmagpie says

      lozartist Thanks for letting me know! Glad you liked them!

  27. KittySunshine says

    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)

  28. Gabi says

    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!

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