Miss Duncan’s Recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies {So Soft and Delicious}

This, in my opinion, is the most amazing recipe for the best soft and delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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It’s a recipe that goes back to my childhood when Miss Duncan, my kindergarten teacher, used to bring cookies in as a reward for us kids. I’m telling you, those were the best chewy chocolate chip cookies that I’ve ever had. Imagine my surprise when I found her recipe forty years later in a school cookbook. Hurray for us! Come on in and I’ll share Miss Duncan’s recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies…

Forty years later, these are still the best!

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Soft, plump, chewy goodness.

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High moisture content makes a cookie come out soft and chewy. Adding ingredients like, eggs, butter and extract all make the dough moist.

How Do You Store Soft Cookies?

Store cookies in an airtight container with wax paper between layers.

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How do you make Chewy, Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies?

  1. Mix sugars, butter, extract, and eggs
  2. In another bowl, mix the baking soda, salt, cream of tartar, and flour
  3. Add the dry mixture to the wet
  4. Fold in chocolate chips
  5. Scoop spoonfuls of dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  6. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes

Here’s Miss Duncan’s Recipe for the Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies…

soft chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies {So Soft and Delicious}

The best chewy chocolate chip cookies.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 223cal
Author: Melissa
Cost: $10


  • baking sheet lined with parchment paper


  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter softened unsalted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. cream of tartar
  • 2&1/3 cups flour
  • 1 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • cream the first five ingredients together (brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs)
  • in a separate bowl, sift the last 4 ingredients together
  • mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients
  • add 1 large bag of chocolate chips – milk chocolate or semi-sweet
  • Bake for 12 minutes


nutrition facts are only an estimate


Calories: 223cal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 2mg
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