Stay Soft Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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I am a bad food blogger and I blame it on my ADHD. I have tried 3 times to take pictures of the entire process of this stay soft chocolate chip cookie recipe and I kept missing certain parts. So the pictures that I do have of this recipe are from all the 3 different times making this.

I would either get in a hurry, my phone would be dying, or the cookies would be eaten before I remembered I needed a picture. Luckily my husband took a picture once and shared it in a group chat raving over how great the cookie is.

So the pictures in this post are probably not the greatest. I tried. One day when I make these cookies again I will finally get great pictures and replace the ones in this post.

1 - Mix Dry Ingredients
5 - Mix in Chocolate chips and let dough sit in fridge overnight

One Day Cookies

On top of being bad about getting process pictures for recipe posts, I am also an impatient cook. When I was first told about one day and two day cookies I was against the wait. I want my cookies and I want them now, I should need to call J.G. Wentworth to get them.

However, once I started experimenting with the one and two day cookies I was proven wrong because they really do taste a lot better than the right now cookies. Additionally, they are softer and stay soft for days after baking them.

This recipe is a one day cookie recipe but it’s quick to whip up the night before and just shove in the fridge. While I was experimenting with this recipe I was making one day cookies about twice a week. I got used to the idea of one day cookies when I started to see just how fantastic they turned out.

2 - Mix sugars with wet ingredients
3 - Sugars, butter, and eggs mix should look smooth

What Makes Them Stay Soft?

People often ask how I make cookies that stay soft. The answer has a lot of parts. Between them being a one day cookie, the cornstarch, the melted butter instead of softened, and because they are baked at a lower temperature, these cookies stay soft.

Fresh baked chocolate cookies are great when they are warm but after a day or two they become hard and they lose that melt in your mouth greatness. They just dry out after a day and instead it crumbles in your mouth instead of melts.

So while searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookies I knew I wanted something that would be soft for days afterwards. I tried with softened butter and that didn’t work. I tried baking for less time at a higher heat, and that didn’t work.

It was the blend of the added ingredient and waiting a full day while lowering the baking temp that did the trick.

Stay Soft Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I can typically get a dozen cookies out of this recipe. It’s my husband’s favorite cookie and in fact he asked that I make this instead of a cake for his birthday this year.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup butter melted and cooled
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup milk chocolate chocolate chips


  1. Mix 2 ¼ cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 ½ tsp of cornstarch and salt in a large bowl. In your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, add ¾ cup brown sugar and ½ cup of sugar. Pour the ¾ cup of melted butter into the mixer and start mixing the ingredients.
  1. Mix in one egg, one egg yolk, and your vanilla. Once it’s a smooth consistency start pouring in the dry ingredients to the wet and continue mixing until mixed throughout.
  1. Fold in your chocolate chips, cover with saran wrap and chill in the fridge overnight.
  1. The next day pull the dough out and let it warm up next to the oven while it preheats to 325F for at least 30 minutes.
  1. Scoop with a cookie scoop or break the dough apart into 1 inch balls. Place the cookies on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  1. Bake for 12-13 minutes and let cook on the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

These cookies are also great used as an ice cream sandwich, for get togethers, parties, and just because you want chocolate chip cookies. You never need a reason to make chocolate chip cookies. 

For a quick sweet with less wait time check out our Super Easy Oatmeal Apple Crisp.

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