Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies Copycat Recipe

When I was a kid, my favorite store-bought cookies were Keebler Soft Batch. I’m not sure if they went away altogether or they’ve just disappeared from most shelves, but I can never find them*. So, when I found the recipe for Keebler Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies in Insider’s Recipes Master Edition, I was elated.

When making them ourselves we had to bake them a little longer than the recipe recommended. That’s probably what led to them being a bit crispy on the edges, unlike the soft all around store-bought variety. But the centers were fantastic. I’m definitely going to tinker with this recipe a bit more and see if I can recapture that yumminess of childhood.

We chose dark chocolate chips and they were delicious. But feel free to tinker yourself and add your favorite chips; walnuts would be a great addition, too.


Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies Copycat Recipe


1 pound butter, softened
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons molasses
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 cups honey granules or sugar
1 1/2 cups sucanat or brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
5 cups flour
6 ounces chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cream the butter, eggs, molasses, vanilla and water in a medium bowl. In a large bowl sift together the sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour.

Combine the moist mixture with the dry mixture and add the chocolate chips. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls and place them 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit or until light brown around edges.

The Results

A definite repeat, perhaps with a bit of tinkering. The chocolate chips end up tasting more like delectable chocolate chunks. Yum.

*Of course, after writing this, I had to know if they were REALLY gone, or I just couldn’t find them. They’re not gone, exactly…they’re just really rare. You can still find them occasionally in the big box stores, or you can order them on Amazon: Keebler Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies. Sad state of affairs, right? Good thing I can make my own. :-)

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  1. Amy S. says

    I noticed you mention baking soda in your instructions but did not put it in the ingredient list. Can you fix please? I love these cookies and wanted to make them.

  2. Amanda says

    I am so sad, I’ve used this recipe before but I am no longer able to see the ingredient list regardless of the type of device used to view the page (I’ve tried two different computers, my android phone and even installed the ziplist app on my phone to no avail). Where the Ingredients should be listed says “Schema/Recipe SEO data markup by ziplist recipe plugin” and nothing else. I will gladly send you a screenshot via email if it will help. The ziplist plugin available for download from WordPress does not allow a user to view the recipe but is for WordPress site users to place recipes on their websites. I’m at a loss and I really want to make these cookies. Any advice? Thank you!

    • says

      Hey Amanda! The ZipList plugin somehow failed with a recent update and many of my recipes were deleted. I’m still in the process of finding and replacing them. I’ve replaced the cookies recipe now.I’m so glad you love it! So sorry about the inconvenience though. :)