Soft chocolate chip cookies are loaded with gooey chocolate chips and stay nice and chewy in the cookie jar—although they don’t last long!
I’m not sure what it is about this time of year, but we tend to go into full-on cookie mode. While the fall and winter are pretty much dedicated to the pursuit of really great pies, I tend to scale back to the simplicity of cookies after the holidays. Considering that most other folks are all about cookies in the weeks leading to the holidays, it’s a strange habit for sure.
Meh. The heart wants what the heart wants! Right about now, my heart is truly obsessed with thick and chewy, soft cookies.
After the happy accident that became my Soft Oatmeal Scotchies, I couldn’t help but replicate the recipe in chocolate chip form. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite variety of cookie by far–as evidence by the half dozen varieties of chocolate chip cookies in the recipe index section. I’m usually a crisp-around-the-edges-chewy-in-the-middle kind of cookie girl, but there is just something so magical about the texture of these Soft Chocolate Cookies that sings to my soul.
What? Cookies can totally sing to a soul. Bake up a batch of these Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies and you’ll understand. The cookies are soft yet chewy, cake-like without being dry or crumbly.
I think the secret lies in using melted butter and taking the cookies out of the oven when they still look just a touch wet in the very middle. No worries about eating half raw cookies because these Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies spend a little extra time hanging out on the baking sheets as they cool, giving the middles plenty of time to set outside of the oven. I’ve discovered that much like a cheesecake, if a cookie looks completely done in the oven, it will be dry and shortly after it cools. You can trust me. I’m a life-long professional when it comes to eating cookies. I take that responsibility very seriously.
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