Soft chocolate chip cookies

Soft cookies recipe - Lilie Bakery

An easy and ultra-delicious recipe: Soft chocolate chip cookies with a touch of fleur de sel! Prepare a batch of thick, golden cookies at home with pieces of melting chocolate... No need to refrigerate the dough, just put it in the oven! Ideal for gourmands.

What you will like about this soft cookie recipe

  • flavors : soft cookies with a touch of vanilla and a good taste of dark chocolate. The fleur de sel reveals their taste even more: not to be missed!
  • texture : they are very soft to the core as we like… I love eating them still warm a few minutes after taking them out of the oven!
  • difficulty level : very simple to prepare, in a short time, without going to the fridge! I make these cookies electric mixer.
Soft chocolate chip cookies - Lilie Bakery

The choice of ingredients

  • butter : I use unsalted butter, it must be softened at room temperature (take it out of the fridge 30 minutes or 1 hour before). It must not be melted.
  • brown sugar + powdered sugar : both sugars are important in this recipe. The brown sugar contributes to the softness inside the cookie, the powdered sugar contributes to the crispy exterior.
  • all-purpose flour : I use T55 for these soft cookies.
  • cornstarch : this is what allows you not to refrigerate the dough. The cornstarch absorbs some of the moisture from the dough and in return provides softness to the cookies.
  • dark chocolate : I use strong dark pastry chocolate (65% cocoa) which I chop before adding it to the dough. If you use classic baking chocolate, the cookies will be sweeter.

How to make soft cookies?

  1. We beat the softened butter and two sugars
  2. We add egg and vanilla
  3. Apart, we sift dry ingredients
  4. Add these dry ingredients to the dough
  5. We chop it dark chocolate
  6. Add it to the preparation
  7. We make balls with an ice cream scoop
  8. We bake !
  9. We enjoy the soft cookies with a little Fleur de sel...

NB: the complete list of ingredients and the detailed recipe are given at the bottom of the page.

My tips for making soft cookies

  • beat the butter for about 2 minutes, until creamy. There's no point in fighting any more.
  • do not overmix the dough : once the flour is added, you must stop mixing as soon as you no longer see the white of the flour in the cookie dough.
  • do not cook more than necessary : even if the cookies still seem soft to you, this is normal, they harden as they cool on their tray outside the oven. It is therefore not necessary to extend the cooking time.

How to keep cookies soft?

These soft cookies are best freshly baked but can be stored in an airtight container. up to 3-4 days at room temperature. You can also extend their life by putting them in the refrigerator (up to 1 week), but they will lose their softness.

You can also reheat them, so that they are lukewarm when eaten: either by putting them in the toaster for a bit, or by putting them in the oven at 150° for a few minutes.

Soft cookies recipe - Lilie Bakery

Can you freeze soft cookie dough?

Yes, once ready, we can completely freeze cookie dough to enjoy it later, up to 3 months! To freeze the soft cookies: place the cookie dough balls on a baking sheet and put them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Then, place them in a freezer bag and put them in the freezer.

To cook them, you don't need to defrost them but place the balls of dough directly on a baking tray, adding a few minutes of cooking time in the oven compared to the basic recipe.

Other recipes to try

If you like to prepare homemade cookies then I advise you to take a look at these other recipes from the blog:

If you make these soft cookies, be sure to rate the recipe below and tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your pretty homemade cookies!

Soft cookies recipe - Lilie Bakery
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5 on 8 votes

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies (Very Easy)

Super soft cookies on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside, with large chocolate chips for extra treats! No need to rest the dough...
Prep time15 minutes
Cook time12 minutes
Total27 minutes
Recipe type: To taste
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies
Yield: 12 cookies


  • 110 g softened butter at room temperature
  • 120 g light brown sugar
  • 50 g granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1,5 cc natural vanilla extract
  • 210 g flour T55
  • 1 cc rounded cornstarch
  • 0,5 cc baking soda
  • 0,5 cc salt
  • 170 g large dark pastry chocolate chips full-bodied or 52% depending on your preferences
  • Sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 180° traditional heat. Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper (x2 sheets).
  • In a large bowl, beat the softened butter, brown sugar and caster sugar for 2 minutes until creamy.
  • Add the egg and vanilla then beat again to incorporate.
  • Separately, sift the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Add to the dough in two batches: mix just enough so that you no longer see the flour, nothing more.
  • Finally add the chocolate chips to the dough, keeping 2 tbsp of chips aside for decoration.
  • With an ice cream spoon (it's easier), scoop out the cookie dough and place them on the baking tray, spacing them at least 5cm apart, as they will spread.
  • Place the remaining chocolate chips on top of each ball, pressing lightly. Sprinkle with a little fleur de sel.
  • Bake for around 12-13 minutes (this varies from one oven to another). The edges of the cookies should be golden brown, the center should be barely cooked – it will still cook out of the oven.
  • Tip: when they come out of the oven, if your cookies do not have a very round shape, take a mini pastry circle, place it above the cookie and make circles, this will firm up its sides and give it a nice round shape. .
  • Leave to cool for 5 minutes on their baking sheet, then transfer the cookies to a rack until completely cooled. You can add fleur de sel before eating them…


These soft cookies are best freshly baked but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days at room temperature.
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    March 22, 2024

    5 stars
    These cookies are irresistible!

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      Lilie bakery

      March 23, 2024

      Thank you Lady! Glad you like them :)

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    March 22, 2024

    5 stars
    Hello, I am making the cookie recipe, they are great.
    Everyone asked me again
    Congratulations, thank you for all these great recipes.
    I'm waiting for the next one see you soon

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      Lilie bakery

      March 23, 2024

      Thank you very much Régine! You're the first to give me your feedback :) I'm delighted that you like these soft cookies! See you soon

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    March 22, 2024

    Thanks for the recipe ! They look delicious

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      Lilie bakery

      March 23, 2024

      Thank you very much Céline! See you soon :)

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    14th May 2024

    5 stars
    Great recipe thank you! and the ice cream spoon tip is excellent!

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      Lilie bakery

      15th May 2024

      Thank you Agnès, glad you like them! See you soon :)

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    19th May 2024


    I would like to know if it was possible to reduce the amount of sugar please?

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      Lilie bakery

      21th May 2024

      Hello Sophie, so if you reduce the sugar you will change the texture which will lose softness and be drier. The balls won't spread the same way in the oven either. So yes, we can decrease very slightly, but there may be consequences :) See you soon

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    Pierre Laboisse, President and CEO of Aledia, a leader in nanowire-based MicroLED technologies for the displays of tomorrow

    20th May 2024

    5 stars
    Thank you for this incredible recipe! Cookies are not very elaborate pastries, but I have never found a very satisfactory recipe... These are absolutely divine, I think I will make them very often!

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      Lilie bakery

      21th May 2024

      Oh good ! Thank you Pierre for your feedback! You're right, cookies don't look complicated but in fact they're almost a science :) See you soon

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    28th May 2024

    5 stars
    Thank you for this delicious cookie recipe that was unanimous! Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, not too sweet (I took the liberty of reducing the sugar a little), really so good! :)

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      Lilie bakery

      1th June 2024

      Thank you very much Chris for your feedback! Glad you like these soft cookies :) See you soon

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    6th June 2024

    5 stars
    Thank you for this extraordinary recipe. I made more than 50 yesterday for a professional event. I reduce the sugar to 95g (instead of 170g) and add hazelnuts.
    They were very successful ;)

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      Lilie bakery

      8th June 2024

      Great ! Thank you very much Hélène for your return, see you soon :)


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