Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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In just 23 short days, Christmas will be here! As the anticipation of the holiday builds, our schedules all get a little busier, but making time to bake cookies is always at the top of the list. Hi there, Katrina’s fans, I’m Liz from Hoosier Homemade and thrilled to be here for the I’ll Bring the Cookies Event! Whether I’m sharing a mouthwatering dessert, a crafty idea or helping you decorate your home, I STRIVE to help Moms and Women “Be Heroes to their Families”! Growing up I loved helping my Mom bake Christmas cookies, the Dining Room table was often lined with newspapers and filled with lots of different cookies. And although I loved all of the different fancy cookies at Christmas time, our family has grown to love the classics.

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Hoosier Homemade #BringtheCOOKIES

One of the traditions that we carry on from my Mother-in-law is setting up a treat table during the Holidays and right next to the Homemade Chex Party Mix are these Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Hoosier Homemade #BringtheCOOKIES

I know to some they really don’t seem too much like Christmas, but for our family they remind us of both Grandmas.

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 3 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup butter flavor Crisco {you can use regular butter I like how soft the cookies are when Crisco is used}
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups milk chocolate chips {or semi-sweet if you prefer}


  • Beat the butter flavored Crisco and sugars until fluffy
  • Add the eggs, vanilla and milk until well combined
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the dry ingredients. Gradually add to the creamed mixture
  • Stir in the chocolate chips
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Use a cookie dough scoop to make the cookies uniform in size. Scoop dough, roll into ball and place on greased cookie sheet
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes or until light golden

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Hoosier Homemade #BringtheCOOKIES

Thanks so much for having me Katrina! It’s been an honor to share our family favorite cookies with you and your readers! Most of the time you will find me elbow deep in cupcake batter, but if I’m not baking up a batch of cupcakes, you can usually find me over at Pocket Change Gourmet, where my husband and I blog together, sharing Budget Friendly Recipes for your family! Connect with Liz on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter. Here are a few of my most recent favorites you may like…

York Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes // Cherry Almond Bars // Reindeer Cupcakes

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Thank you so much to Liz! My husband will pass up almost any cookie for a warm soft chocolate chip. No cookie party is complete without it. If you take a moment to visit Liz at Hoosier Homemade you will see that she is very talented and that she loves to bake. Here are a few more of Liz’s cookies that you can make this holiday season:

Mini Funfetti Cookie Sandwiches

Black Forest Whoopie Pies

Thanks for bringing the cookies, Liz!

- Katrina

19 Responses to “Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Blog New Black — December 2, 2012 at 2:03 pm
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    cookingactress — December 2, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    EEEEEEE these cookies look great I'm so excited for Christmas!!! 😛
    My recent post Something Saturdays (12/1/12)

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    [email protected] — December 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    There's another Hoosier in the blogosphere? And I didn't know?!?! This is what I get for being pregnant and absent from the blogging world for a year…
    Yummo on the cookies. I love me some CC Cookies!
    My recent post Vanilla & Bourbon Bundt Cake #BundtaMonth

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    [email protected] — December 2, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    They look great! And I think Christmas cookies are whatever give you nice memories. So there. They're Christmas cookies. 🙂 But most importantly… they're soft and chewy!
    My recent post Grain- and Gluten-Free Fresh Mint Double Chocolate Cookies

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    Maureen — December 2, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    I love soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies. I don't think I could live on them but I'd like to try it for a week or so. Lovely to meet Liz and I'm off to visit her now.

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    Spencer — December 3, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Looks delicious! I love a good cookie and this one looks great.
    My recent post Twizzlers Strawberry

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    lilaloa — December 3, 2012 at 3:31 am

    These look SOOOOOO good!

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    Pomme — December 3, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Seems delicious ! Just like we love !
    My recent post ..Fluffy "One cup" pancakes de Jamie Oliver..

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    Sue — December 3, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Mmmmm. soft and chewy is my favorite kind of cookie!

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    Erin @ Dinners.. — December 3, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    These are a classic at our house during the holidays too!
    My recent post Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies #ChristmasWeek #ChocolateParty

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — December 7, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I want these right now!

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    Anne — February 28, 2014 at 11:37 am

    These ARE the BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies ever! My daughter made them two days ago and they are still as fresh and soft as when they came out of the oven. She used butter not shortening and they were perfect! Throwing out all other Chocolate Chip recipes. We don’t need them any more! Thank you SOOOOO much for sharing your recipe!

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      Katrina Bahl — March 3, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      So glad you are a fan! Our family loves this recipe too.

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    Sophie H — May 15, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Hi! These cookies look amazing 🙂 I can’t wait to try them! Did you use granulated sugar and plan (all-purpose) flour?

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      Katrina Bahl — May 20, 2014 at 10:33 am

      Yes- thank you for asking.

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    Brandi S — September 9, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    I made these last week for at home and work and they are sooo delicious. I’m making my second batch now for my son’s class snack tomorrow. But I’m using white chocolate chips this time. Yummy!

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    Angel — December 19, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! This recipe is PERFECT! Both SOFT and CHEWY. No more searching for a chocolate chip cookie recipe…I have found it! The kids and even my hubby say it is a keeper. Thank you again 🙂 ♥

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    Anjli Gandhi — May 21, 2016 at 3:28 am

    OMG i made these and cookies just cant get any better! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE! i am making these to fund raise for world vision and i was really hoping that they would turn out good and to be honest they definitely cannot get any better, super chewy, super soft ……just PERFECT! thank you so much for the recipe! 😀
    i will be making these when ever i get the chance!
    BTW i added mini m’n’m’s as well as choc chips and i think they are the perfect combo!

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    Barbarainnc — October 7, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Hubby wanted chocolate chip cookies w/o the chips.?? I made your recipe and baked them on a Silpat mat instead of a greased pan. I used a #40 scooper. Do you flatten them a little or leave them as they are? I left them as they were. I had to bake them a tad longer, either because they were pouffy or because of the mat. What do you think? I baked them a total of 10-12min.

    Just love your sugar cookies. 😊❤😊

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