Chocolate Chip Soft Cookies

"The softest of the soft. The chewiest of the chewy. The best dairy-free chocolate chip cookie!"
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Prep time 11mins
Cook time 10mins
Serves or Makes: 24 cookies

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  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup refined coconut oil, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Step 1

    In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat the coconut oil1 for 1 minute on medium speed until smooth. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and mix on medium speed until fluffy and lighter in color. Mix in the eggs, egg yolks, and vanilla. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed – I typically have do this a few times.

  • Step 3

    On low speed, slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined. The cookie dough will be on the thicker side. Add the chocolate chips and mix for about 5-10 seconds until combined. Cover the dough tightly with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour. Chilling is mandatory for this dough to allow the coconut oil to set up.

  • Step 4

    Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator and sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside. Roll balls of dough, about 1-1.5 Tablespoons of dough each, into balls. This can be done prior to refrigerating if you prefer – I typically roll into balls and sit them on a baking sheet, cover in plastic wrap, that way it's easier to pop them into the oven.

  • Step 5

    Bake for 10-11 minutes, until just golden brown around the edges. The cookies will look soft and undone when you remove them from the oven, that's OK. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

  • Step 6

    Notes: To keep these dairy-free, use dairy-free chocolate chips.