Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

So, my husband really loves a soft, chewy cookie. I decided to bake some chocolate chip cookies this weekend and happened upon this recipe on All Recipes. Oh.my.god. These are some of the best cookies, with tons of chocolate chips in each bite. Delicious! Some hail this recipe as the Holy Grail of chocolate chip cookies, and it is easy to see why.

Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar (I substituted Splenda)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325. 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 (Splenda) 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 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.

Bake for 15 - 17 minutes 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. Yields ~ 18 cookies.


Nicholas Draney said...

Mmmmm…evil cookies. ;)

Erin said...


Found this older post when googling choc. chip cookie recipes. i think we're all on the search.

mentioned it on my blog. the cookies turned out great. thanks.



Anonymous said...

great cookies! soft and chewy!

Anonymous said...

They were definitely "big," "fat," and "chewy." Probably my new go to chocolate chip cookie recipe... Made two batches, to bring to work. Only differences: I use salted butter so I omitted the salt, and I baked them for 20 mins each. 15-17 didn't seem to cook them all the way.. I like them at least cooked. Oh and they didn't look like the picture, but I also didn't use splenda.. Great recipe tho :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, I thought these were just so-so. I think I'm done trying random cookie recipes from the internet. They never turn out as well as the classics, like the Joy of Cooking one mentioned in the post, which I much prefer. Maybe the problem here was melting the butter -- created an overly even consistency that reminded me of a packaged cookie from a grocery store.

Joe said...

These are monster cookies, and they're amazing. These'll be my go-to now.