Big and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Big Chewy Chocolate Chip CookieEven though yesterday was National Chocolate Chip Day, I made these cookies last week as the second recipe to try out of my new cookbook.  If I didn’t know I was going to be devouring other sweets at our church’s Newcomer’s Dessert, I would have made these again yesterday in a heartbeat to celebrate the chocolate holiday.

The original recipe is titled Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, but since I didn’t think they were abnormally thick (nor were they thin) it seemed fitting to change it to Big and Chewy instead.  Because, yes, these cookies are made in 1/4 cup dough-balls and are huge.  In fact, they are the bomb diggity.  (Does anyone even use that phrase anymore!?  Because, I just did.)

I love that there are instructions on how to shape the dough balls, so it creates the perfectly shaped cookie.  You might frown at this step in the recipe, but it really works!  And, as you can see above, Judah kept interrupting my photo shoot, trying to reach a piece of this irresistible goodness.  Seriously, that photo happened by accident and I was thrilled.  🙂  I’m also happy to say he finally got what he was asking for:

Judah Big and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Big and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Printable Recipe

Yield:  15-18 enormous cookies

2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled until just warm
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, plus 1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1- 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Position the oven racks to the upper- and lower-middle positions, then heat the oven to 325˚F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone liner.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars until thoroughly blended.  Beat in the egg, yolk, and vanilla until smooth.  Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed just until combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

Roll a scant 1/4 cup of the dough into a ball.  Hold the dough ball with the fingertips of both hands and pull into 2 equal halves. Rotate and, with jagged surfaces facing up, join the halves together at the base, again forming a single ball, being careful not to smooth the dough’s uneven surface. Place the formed dough balls on the prepared baking sheets, jagged surface up, spacing them 2 1/2 inches apart.

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until the cookies are light golden brown, the outer edges start to harden, and the centers are still soft and puffy.  Make sure to rotate the baking sheets front to back and top to bottom halfway through the baking time. Cool completely on the baking sheets.

Source:  The New Best Recipe

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  1. I love finding new chocolate chip cookie recipes… and big cookies are almost always better:-)

  2. These look DELICIOUS! Now I want cookies.. at 9am! Haha

    I’m a little confused by the pulling apart and putting back together part though.. so do you put the two halves essentially side-by-side so both jagged parts are facing up? Or do you put the outsides together so you have jagged top and jagged bottom?

    • Hi Alison, The two jagged parts should face up. At least that’s how I interpreted it from the original recipe. 🙂

  3. These are my go to cookies 🙂 And I think it’s great that you renamed them, because I also find they are not thick! But they are a wonderful CCC!

  4. Sue Gladd says:

    The pics couldn’t have been better with Judah as your cookie monster accessory! Yummy in his tummy!

  5. The cookies look good but that little guy of yours is absolutely adorable!

  6. These look SO good! I need to make a note of national chocolate chip cookie day for next year! What a great excuse to make cookies! 🙂

  7. These look great! Perfect with a big glass of milk!

  8. Your cookies look great! I need to mark down NCCD for next year…what a perfect excuse to make cookies!

  9. Judah is too adorable! Especially his facial expression in the second photo. Chewy cookies are the best, especially big ones laden with yummy chocolate chips 🙂

  10. Judah is precious! I love this cookie recipe, especially since you don’t have to wait for the butter to soften.

  11. these looked so deliciously that i HAD to have them, even if it was 10 am..(translation: I’m 8 months pregnant and couldn’t live with the thought of NOT having them) so i made them and they were WONDERFUL!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  12. omg, these are amazing! not too think but crisp on the bottom and chewy on the inside. my new favorite choco chip cookie recipe…thanks! making them for my hubby tonight (it’s our anniversary) and he’ll be thrilled!

  13. Thanks for sharing these cookies! I’ve made them several times and the always turn out amazing! I love that the butter doesn’t have to be softened first, it is so much easier that way! Plus they are the best chocolate chip cookies ever!

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