Fluffy Chocolate chip cookies with a bite taken out

I am going to be honest here, I am a cookie fanatic and these cookies are AMAZING!!  Some warm fluffy chocolate chip cookies with a cold glass of milk is pure heaven for this girl. I am getting over a little illness and needed some comfort food…AKA chocolate chip cookies. One of our local super markets has these cookies in their bakery called muffin top cookies that are basically a fluffy cake like cookie. I have been on a quest to figure out how to make something similar . I have searched the internet on how to make cookies fluffier and came up with several ideas. One of the more interesting things I found was adding cornstarch to the flour mixture. I read it would soften the protein in the flour and make a more tender cookie. This little trick plus extra baking powder seems to have worked beautifully. I took my basic chocolate chip cookie recipe and altered it a bit and the results were fluffy, soft and super yummy. Another great cookie to try is Banana Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

Fluffy chocolate chip cookies on cooling rack

These cookies are easy to make but let me share a few tricks that I always do to  have perfect cookies. I use parchment paper on every cookie I prepare, it makes cookies bake more evenly and they don’t burn on the bottom. Another trick is using a cookie scoop, they look like a small ice cream scoop and it will make your cookies all a uniform size and look like a pro made them.  They come in different sizes and on this cookie I used a 1 1/2 tablespoon size and this is my favorite scoop. With this recipe you want to start by lining your cookie sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350.  Next sift the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl or stand up mixer cream together the room temperature butter, eggs and both sugars. Beat until smooth and fluffy. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture a little at a time until it is completely incorporated. Last is the star of the show, fold in the chocolate chips.

mixing cookies

Using a cookie scoop dispense the cookie dough on the parchment lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake in a preheated oven for 9-11 minutes depending on your oven. The cookie should be slightly brown around the edges,and cool on a wire rack.

baking and cooling cookies


a bite taken out of a fluffy chocolate chip cookie with chocolate oozing


Fluffy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Category: Cookies, Dessert

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks room temperature butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line cookie sheet with parchment paper
  2. Sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt and set aside
  3. In a separate bowl or stand up mixture cream together the room temp butter, both sugars , eggs and vanilla. Blend until smooth and fluffy
  4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture a little at a time until all of it is incorporated
  5. Fold in chocolate chips
  6. I used a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop and place the mounds of cookie dough about 2 inches apart
  7. Bake 9-11 minutes depending on your oven-the edges should be slightly brown
  8. cool on a wire rack

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