How to Make Fluffy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookie dough on baking sheet

Today we aren't just going to show you how to make amazing chocolate chip cookies,but fluffy ones. 

What could be more satisfying than a batch of warm, fluffy chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven?

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make the perfect chocolate chip cookies that are fluffy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside. With a few simple ingredients and some basic cooking utensils, you'll be whipping up a batch of these fluffy, chocolatey treats in no time.

So preheat your oven, and let's get baking!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Equipment Needed

Here are all the utensils and equipment you'll need to make these flavorful fluffy chocolate chip cookies.

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie scoop (optional)
  • Wire rack for cooling the cookies
  • Oven

Preheat Your Oven and Prepare Your Ingredients

Before you begin, preheat your oven to 375 F (190  C). While the oven is heating up, gather all of your ingredients and equipment and have them ready to go.

From baking cookies in the hundreds if not thousands, we can tell you preparing beforehand makes things simple and stress-free. Hunting around for elusive ingredients and equipment can add precious minutes to your baking time that you don't need.

Cream the Butter and Sugar Together

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the softened unsalted butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

This is where we let the cat out of the bag and reveal the secret to achieving the perfect fluffy texture for your chocolate chip cookies. The crucial step is to beat the mixture for at least a few minutes until it's nice and fluffy.

OK, it might not be a huge revelation, but when it comes to tasting, all your friends and family will want to know the secret to your amazing fluffy chocolate chip cookies. It's up to you if you want to reveal it or keep it all to yourself!

One more tip(this applies to all baking recipes)– using high-quality ingredients will make all the difference in baking.

Beat in the Eggs and Vanilla Extract

Next, it's time to add the eggs and vanilla extract to the mix. Crack in the eggs one at a time (forget those fancy egg-cracking techniques and keep it safe) and beat them into the dough until they are fully incorporated. Then, add a splash of vanilla extract for an extra boost of flavor.

Mixing the eggs will help bind everything together, creating a cohesive and delicious cookie dough. And with the addition of the vanilla extract, your cookies will be bursting with an even more rich and delicious flavor.

Combine the Dry and Wet Ingredients and Stir in the Chocolate Chips

Whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt to create your dry mixture. Once this is done, gradually add this mixture to the wet ingredients, stirring until everything is perfectly combined.

Finally, toss in your chocolate chips, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the dough. Now your cookie dough is ready to be scooped, shaped, and baked into the most delicious, fluffy chocolate chip cookies you've ever tasted!

Shape the Cookies and Bake

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop rounded tablespoons of the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches of space between each cookie.

If you want your cookies to be perfectly uniform, use a cookie scoop to measure out the dough. Some of us like the rough and rustic look of our homemade chocolate chip cookies, and that's just fine too.

Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before you transfer them to a wire rack to let them cool for a while.

If you aren't eating them immediately (which will be the most tempting option!), store them in an airtight container to maintain their fluffy, soft texture.

Serve and Enjoy Your Fluffy Chocolate Chip Cookies

How to make fluffy chocolate chip cookies - cookies on tray

And there you have it – our perfect recipe for fluffy chocolate chip cookies. They can be served warm, just as they are, or topped with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream for a more indulgent treat.

But don't just take our word that this is the perfect recipe. We’ve shared the secret to making them fluffy, but you can experiment by adding different flavors.

How about using a few spoonfuls of dark chocolate or white chocolate chips instead of plain milk chocolate for a little extra variety? Or even add all three?

A tablespoon or two of Nutella or peanut butter can also work wonders, or give it some extra crunch by adding in some chopped nuts.

Go wild and create a fluffy chocolate chip cookie that's all your own. But don't forget to share it with us!

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