Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are thick and full of chocolate chips! The hubs and I are totally in love with them. I’ve already promised to make them again – stat!

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookie - thick, chewy and so good!
Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookie - thick, chewy and so good!

When I went down to Miami in May for the BlogHer Food Conference, I stayed with some friends the first night I got down there. My friend Natalie, being an awesome friend and knowing that I am obviously a massive sweets lover, had some of her favorite cookies waiting for me to try. They were delicious!

Some of the things I noticed most about those cookies were how big and thick they were and how much delicious chocolate was in every bite! I knew I needed to make my own.

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookie - thick, chewy and so good!

Having just the right amount of chocolate chips is something we all try to get right. I’ve seen chocolate chip cookies with mini chocolate chips to try to achieve it. And I even like using chocolate chunks – obviously bigger.

But with those cookies, I noticed it wasn’t about the size of the chocolate chip so much – they were regular size. But rather the abundance of them. And because the cookie was SO thick, you could pile more into every bite.

So I set off to make these chocolate chip cookies with that in mind.

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookie - thick, chewy and so good!

I’ve been using the recipe I used for my chocolate chip cookie cake to make new variations for some time now, so I started with that one this time too.

I added an additional egg to add more moistness and leavener. In addition to that I added some baking powder, which is also a leavener, to help the cookie rise and puff up.

The amount of flour used, in addition to the cornstarch, helps keep the cookie from spreading too much while the leaveners do the work of rising.

Then I added more chocolate chips. Of course.

Since I wanted a big cookie, I used a 1/4 cup scoop. That is one big ball of dough. :)

They baked up wonderfully! I took my first bite when they were still warm and it was hard to keep myself from eating them all. So soft, chewy and chocolatey!

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookie - thick, chewy and so good!

The hubs loved them warm, but was super impressed when they were still soft and chewy even after they’d cooled. He guarded these cookies like a lion guarding it’s cubs.

When my dad came to town last weekend and I gave him the last cookie, the hubs made me promise to make more. And he was very specific – “No changing anything, like adding some new ingredient or making some little change that you think I won’t notice.”

#spoiled #husbandofafoodblogger #heknowsmetoowell

Had he not fully clarified that, it might have happened. :)

And I better get on it. He asked me yesterday morning when I was making them again – since I promised.

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookie - thick, chewy and so good!

The great thing about these cookies is that they are delicious. The bad thing is you might have to keep making them over and over and over…

Wait, is that a bad thing?

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 12-14 cookies

Ingredients

3/4 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 3/4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

1. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
2. Mix in eggs and vanilla extract.
3. With the mixer on low speed, add flour, cornstarch, baking soda and baking powder.
4. Stir in chocolate chips. Dough will be thick.
5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
6. Measure out each cookie using a 1/4 cup measuring spoon. They should be in the shape of thick discs.
7. Bake for 11-12 minutes. The center of the cookie will still look a little undercooked, but that's ok.
8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 1 minute, then remove to finish cooling on a cooling rack.
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Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. They’re so thick and gorgeous! I love the cornstarch. It makes cookies stay nice and soft.
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  2. Those are some beautiful cookies! I love cookies thick and big just like yours! Amazing :) Pinned!
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  3. Holly McD says:

    These look delicious! I’m always trying out new cc cookie recipes…trying to find the perfect fat chewy cookie. :)

    Step 3 of your recipe says to add salt (and doesn’t mention the baking powder)…is there supposed to be salt in there? Just wanted to clarify before I tear into these this weekend.

    Thanks for having such GREAT recipes!!

    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      Thanks for pointing that out Holly – I’ve fixed it. No salt, it should have been baking powder. I’m SO glad you enjoy the recipes! :)

  4. All of your chocolate recipes look amazing, but these chocolate chip cookies look out of this world!
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  5. These cookies are just heavenly Lindsay! I love making BIG cookies so 1/4 cup scoop sounds perfect to me :) Pinned!
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  6. yeah, these look absolutely perfect. yum!!
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  7. I made these last night, these are the first cookies I have ever had that taste just as good (if not better) the day after! i may have had one for breakfast… <3

    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      Awesome! I’m so glad you like them! I may have had a couple for breakfast last week too. ;)

  8. These cookies look so incredible and chewy!!
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  9. These cookies are picture perfect, Lindsay! I love how thick and chewy and full of chocolate chips they are. You definitely got the ratio down perfectly! :D
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  10. Chocolate chip cookies never get old! Neither does looking at melty chocolate chip cookie pictures. These look so tasty!
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  11. Hey girl! These look amazing!! As do all your other chocolate chip cookie recipes! Chocolate chip cookies are my weakness!! Does the butter need to be softened?
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  12. These look amazing! Yum!!
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  13. Claudia says:

    These look awesome! So you used three eggs instead of two?

  14. they look perfect!
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  15. these r rlly bad. they r like bred

  16. Can you use milk chocolate chips. That is all I have in the pantry right now and I was hoping not to have to go to store today. And I would love to make them today!!! They look incredible!! Thank you!!

  17. I use a 1/4 cup scoop for my big fat chewy cookies too!
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  18. Other Lindsay says:

    Oh my god, these look amazing. I have been searching for the perfect chocolate chip recipe for so long! One question, do you scoop or spoon your flour when measuring?

    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      I use a measuring scoop. I have all different sizes – 1 cup, 1/2 cup, etc.

      • Other Lindsay says:

        No, I mean how do you put the flour into the scoop? You get more flour if you stick the measuring scoop into the flour container than if you spoon the flour into the scoop, so with some recipes the difference is enough to affect the end product. I think a couple of my past failures were due to not enough flour, that’s why I’m asking.

  19. Is there a difference if i freeze them over night first? Thanks

    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      You can definitely freeze them, just make sure they come back to room temperature (or close) before you bake them. If they are too cold, they won’t spread.

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