The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of the first things I ever baked myself is chocolate chip cookies. In High School, I used to bake them almost every weekends for the whole family. My mom would always get upset because the kitchen was a mess afterwards. Today, nothing has changed: My kitchen always looks like a battlefield of dishes and dirty utensils.

On Christmas eve, I woke up at 4:00AM unable to go back to sleep. It was my second morning back at my parent’s home for Christmas break and I couldn’t get the idea of making cookies for my siblings out of my mind. They fight for those!

I have to admit I have tried once the Nestlé cookie dough and it is delicious. But really, nothing compares to those generous homemade cookies.
In terms of cookies, I am always looking for the same criteria: softness and richness. In other words, I want them to be soft in the middle and to contain a lot of big chocolate chips. I also like a touch of salt.

Besides being thrilled to be back in my family in France and home for the holidays, I am sharing my room with 2 lovely brother and sister cats, that my parents adopted 3 years ago, and  one of them is a REAL FOODIE (Cat on picture). Luke couldn’t resist the warm cookies and neither could we!. All 16 cookies gone in less than 24 hours.


  • 250g of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 350g of brown sugar
  • 375g of flour
  • A chocolate bar (170g)
  • 1/2 yeast bag
  • 1/2 vanilla sugar bag
  • Salt


  • Preheat the oven at 140°C or °F
  • Take the butter out of the fridge 2 hours before or microvave it 10 seconds.
  • In a big bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar and vanilla sugar together
  • In a separate bowl, blend together the flour, yeast, and a pinch of salt.
  • In a third ball, break a chocolate bar in little pieces.
  • Stir the contents of second bowl into the first bowl and blend everything well, except the chocolate.
  • Form the cookie balls with an ice cream scoop and add in each a few chocolate pieces.
  • Put 6 balls on a cookie pan with cookie baking sheet.
  • Put the baking cookie pan in the oven and bake for about 15-20min or until edges starts to be golden.
  • Cool slightly, remove from cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack.


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