My Favorite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

My Favorite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

There is a reason that no matter how many new chocolate chip cookie recipes I try, I always return to this one. This Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is my favorite. It always comes out chewy, it always comes out thick and it always has the perfect balance between the sweet brown sugar base and the chocolate chips. And I ALWAYS get tons of compliments.

My Favorite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

For the chewiest, thickest cookies possible, you should chill the batter, but I was impatient, so the cookies you see here went straight from the mixer to the oven!

My Favorite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Speaking of mixers…this batter gives my Kitchenaid stand mixer a run for its money. It is thick. So thick that an ex-boyfriend of mine, who shall not be named, burned out my hand mixer trying to make these cookies for his graduate student friends. I was annoyed.

My Favorite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Never mind the fact that I had broken up with him several weeks prior to this “Chocolate Chip Cookie Incident” and he snuck into my condo while I was out of town with his spare key that he “forgot” to give back. And then thought I wouldn’t notice.

He clearly learned nothing in the 3 years we dated…I notice EVERYTHING!

My Favorite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Moving on….

What you should take away from this story [besides the obvious adage that you must date a lot of toads before you meet your prince charming] is that these cookies are so good, my Ex tried to reproduce them himself because his Grad School friends were that obsessed.

My Favorite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

No other cookie would do. True story.

My Favorite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Oh…and I changed my locks…

My Favorite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

But the fact remains that these are my favorite chewy chocolate chip cookies. There is something comforting about them. Maybe it’s because I’ve been making them since middle school. Maybe its because they taste like memories. Or maybe it’s the brown sugar and chewy texture. Who cares? They are awesome.

My Favorite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 48

My Favorite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

This Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is my favorite. It always comes out chewy, it always comes out thick and it always has the perfect balance between the sweet brown sugar base and the chocolate chips. And I ALWAYS get tons of compliments.

Ingredients

  • 3 ¼ cups All purpose flour
  • 1 cup Cake Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups butter, slightly softened
  • 1 ¼ cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli, but you probably knew that by now)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°. Combine the flour, cake flour, baking soda and baking power; set aside.
  2. Combine butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar, and beat until creamy. Add eggs one at a time and beat after each addition. Then beat in vanilla.
  3. Slowly add flour mixture until well mixed (5-7 additions); then stir in chips.
  4. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight for the chewiest cookies!
  5. Make large balls of dough (approximately the size of half a lemon) if you are baking them now, or smaller balls if you are going to freeze them and bake them later.
  6. Bake at 375° for 13.5 minutes or until the outsides have browned but the centers still look soft. My cookies do not look done when I remove them from the oven. Cool for 10 minutes on the cookie sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes:

Note: The cookies pictured are smaller than my instructions. They were for my husband and he likes smaller cookies. Why? I haven’t the faintest. The dough was about an inch in diameter and I baked them for about 7 minutes.

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Comments

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      Which is perfect because then you don’t have to wait! I like a little bit of crisp around the edges but definitely not the middle!

  1. says

    The Husband will love you for these! Chocolate Chip cookies are one of his favorites! And, I’d never have the patience to chill the dough – it’s got to be straight from the mixer to the oven for me too! The sooner I can get them on the table, the better! Have a great weekend Lindsey!
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    • AmericanCooking22 says

      Thanks! You too Kristi! My hubs doesn’t either but fortunately he lets me bake a few testers and then chill the rest for pictures (usually!).

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      I know! I can never get enough CCCs! Yeah he actually broke in to get the recipe and make the cookies…and thought I wouldn’t notice.

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      I do love cookies! I have to have a constant supply of chocolate chip cookie dough in the freezer for the husband! I must admit that he has turned me on to the virtues of the smaller cookie…I’m sure my waistline thanks him or something ;-)

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      Every woman must have a few good ex-boyfriend stories! I love that they are consistent and I should know because I’ve been making them since middle school :-)

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      These gems were baked for my husband…the ones I baked for myself may have been slightly larger and slightly less done! ;-)

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      Thanks Cindy! I don’t know why, but I can never try enough CCCs! I think the cake flour makes them extra tender. I hope you try them!

  2. says

    Yay another chocolate chip cookie post. If I am remembering correctly, I think the first chocolate chip cookie post that brought us together had the corn starch in it. Seems like yesterday. How time flies! They look so soft and chewy.

    Lol it’s fun to ex bf bash sometimes. And how silly of him to think that you wouldn’t notice.
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    • AmericanCooking22 says

      I obviously have a chocolate chip cookie problem! It does seem like yesterday! I thought that little story would demonstrate just how amazing these cookies are :-) It’s not every day that someone actually breaks in to get a cookie recipe!

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      lol! Thanks for the pin!! I can’t imagine how your son got that sweet tooth! ;-) He’s so cute how do you ever say no!?

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