Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

This morning I was in the pediatrician’s office with my two girls.  No one is sick – just some updates on their immunizations.  While we were waiting for the nurse we had a good time reading the poster that was on the wall entitled “Things I Know…”

We got a kick out of the “I know you can’t hide broccoli in a glass of milk” and “I know if you spread your peas around the plate it looks like you ate more.

But the one that caught my attention was “I know that a chocolate chip cookie should be eaten warm.”  I so agree with that one!!  My favorite treat in the world is a warm chocolate chip cookie and a cold glass of milk.

So guess what I came home from the doctor’s office craving – yep – warm, chocolate chip cookies.  The oven is preheating as I write!

I know everyone has a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.  My favorite has varied through the years but today I want to share with you my current “favorite”.   It is from www.allrecipes.com and the description of the cookie reads…

These cookies are the pinnacle of perfection!  If you want a big, fat, chewy cookie like the kind you see at bakeries and specialty shops, then these are the cookies for you!”

I am pretty particular about my chocolate chip cookie.  I won’t waste calories on a so-so cookie!

I don’t like them too thick but also not too thin – I like them just right.  I sound a little like Goldilocks!

This recipe is “just right.”  My favorite way to make chocolate chip cookies is with half milk chocolate chips and half white  chocolate chips – yum!

This recipe is great because it calls for melted butter – don’t need to worry about softening the butter.

What’s your favorite way to eat a chocolate chip cookie?

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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (I use 1/2 white and 1/2 milk chocolate)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
  • Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside
  • In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended
  • Beat in the vanilla, egg and egg yolk until light and creamy
  • Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended
  • Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon
  • Drop cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets
  • Cookies should be about 3 inches apart
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes (depending on size of cookie) in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted
  • Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. Karen says

    What’s my favorite way to eat a chocolate chip cookie? Eating the dough right out of the bowl – of course!!!

  2. says

    Fabulous post b/c I have been SEARCHING for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe (yes, I know, everyone has their own version of perfect!). I’ve probably tried four or five recipes in the last couple weeks and I’m still searching. I’ll definitely have to try this one now, too! It looks really similar to a Cook’s Illustrated recipe that uses melted butter. They look fabulous!

  3. Sister Brenda says

    They look great and we love choc chip cookies.. Well we like the dough and I like COLD cookies..
    I love to cook so I will have to try these ..Thanks for sharing a great recipe..
    Blessings Sister Brenda

  4. says

    Thanks for the recepie I just took them out of the oven. THEY ARE VERY YUMMY!!! This will be my go to CCC recepie from now on.

  5. says

    Fergie,

    I am so glad you like them. Now you’ve got my mouth watering for a nice warm chocolate chip cookie! I may just have to make a batch myself!

  6. says

    Those look so good! I’m going to have to get the kids to make them this afternoon :).

    Then I’ll come down, yell at them for eating too much batter, shoe them out of the kitchen so I can put the cookies on the tray, and eat the batter myself.

    Ain’t life grand?

    Visit To Love, Honor and Vacuum today!

  7. Andrea says

    I’m doomed! I just joined your website, and I now know, absolutely for certain, that I have to give up all hopes of losing those pounds I have been swearing I’d lose by years end. The recipes! I am in heaven! (Or hell; it depends on how I decide to look at it). I am sure I will love other things about your blog, too, so thank you (but my hips and butt are cursing you-let’s be clear about that)!

  8. says

    Andrea »
    Maybe I should add a disclaimer to the bottom of my blog that I can’t be held responsible for any weight gain that might occur from reading my blog!! Thanks for the fun comment and I am glad you found me!

  9. says

    This happens to be THE BEST chocolate chip recipe I’ve ever tried. I sing your praises on my blog today. My kids and husband LOVE them!

    Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Amy says

    I just stumbled upon your blog tonight from a link from orgjunkie.com and what’s funny is that I have been using this exact recipe from Allrecipes for the past couple years and they are WONDERFUL!! Everytime I make them people don’t believe me that they are homemade. These are my go to recipe when I want to bake to impress. One tip I’ve found is lining the sheets w/ parchment paper really does make a difference…don’t know why but I’ve made them both ways and the parchment paper is better. ENJOY! and can’t wait to check out your blog further.

  11. Erin says

    These look delightful! I usually use the Toll House standby but I’ve been craving a big chewy cc cookie! I have a party to go to tomorrow so this gives me the perfect excuse to bake them! I was wondering if the dough should be refrigerated for a little while so the melted butter could reconstitute in the dough? I’m worried about greasy cookies.

  12. Erin says

    These were a hit! I’m not hard to please with chocolate chip cookies. I love the toll house recipe that’s right on the back of the CC chips. Everyone gobbled these up! I use mini cc because I can get more cc in them :)

  13. Jean says

    Wow! I am so glad I found your blog. I already tried 4 of your recipes this week-end. And I LOVE these cookies. I have been in search of the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe and I have finally found it. It is perfect in every way. Thanks for sharing!!! Can’t wait to try more.

    • says

      Jean,

      I have to agree with you – it is a perfect chocolate chip cookie – definitely my favorite, go to recipe and I have tried ALOT of different chocolate chip cookie recipes!!!

  14. Susan says

    I made these cookies to send to soldiers (2), also made Sandlake Cookies (these made the whole house smell wonderful) and Pumpkin Cookies with Maple Frosting as a site you mentioned listed carrot and pumpkin cookies and also they used frosting so thought I would try and see how they arrive, asked for comments from the soldiers. All tasted great. These are the best chocolate cookies ever. Thanks so much for the recipes.

  15. says

    Hooray!!! I love finding a new recipe for chocolate chipe cookies! I’ve never made mine with melted butter….maybe this will help keep my cookies bigger and nice and fluffy….the recipes that i have made lately have given me cookies that flatten out. Thanks for sharing!!

  16. Tiffani says

    I’m always looking for new chocolate chip cookies to try & I think I found a do-over! Being 15 & loving to bake, I’m always trying to find the best of the best, & so far, this is the best CCC recipe I’ve found yet. (: I made them for the family garage sale & they turned out beautifully! (: Thank you for the recipe!

  17. MamaBear says

    Well just made my first batch and have to say that I am HAPPY! Have been a baker for years and am always looking for new recipes. Lately just haven’t had much luck at all, the cookies are just never quite right. This will defintely be a new “go-to” recipe. Of course with four boys I will have to triple the recipe! Love your page Leigh Anne, best wishes for continued success.

  18. BeverLee says

    I love this recipe! I’ve been using it for a while and had lost it.. couldn’t remember where I got it. I was so excited to find it on your blog!!! You’re the best!!!

  19. says

    Can you make this cookie dough ahead of time and refrigerate it or will that mess with the outcome of the cookie? They look delish!

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