Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I saw this recipe a while ago and decided I must try it–it had five stars and tons of reviews, and I’m a sucker for those huge chewy bakery style chocolate cookies. Although the cookies are good and the title lives up to its name–they are in fact big, fat, and chewy–this recipe won’t be replacing my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate chips)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. 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 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
  4. Bake for 15 to 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.

These cookies are huge. I used a three tablespoon scoop (a little less than 1/4 cup) and ended up with only 15 cookies. I also had an issues with the chips separating from the batter so while the first batch was in the oven, I stuck the batter in the fridge and that seemed to solve the problem.

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6 Responses to “Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies”

    Jaay on 1 July 29th, 2006 8:42 pm

    I know this recipe!!! It’s my absolute favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe – and I’ve tried plenty of them! yum.

    armas on 2 August 9th, 2006 3:10 am

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    jami on 3 August 10th, 2006 11:13 am

    This is very close to the Cook’s Illustrated recipe (I think theirs has an extra 1/8 C of flour and maybe an extra 1/2 tsp baking soda). It’s my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe! They have all sorts of weird instructions about how to form the balls of cookie dough, and turning the tray around halfway through baking, but I just ignore them and bake like usual. They do very well if baked on parchment paper!

    rachel on 4 August 12th, 2006 8:11 pm

    these look really good! I like using brown sugar.

    Tonia on 5 January 30th, 2008 3:28 pm

    I found you through flickr when I was looking for a chocolate chip cookie my husband would love…..these are it! I’ve used this recipe for both chocolatechip and white chocolate, they are sooooooooooo good!!!

    thank you thank you..and sooo glad I’ve found you!

    Diane on 6 April 29th, 2008 5:24 am

    I have been using this recipe for sometime now . Its the best!! It makes the big old fashion type cookies and everyone loves them ! I always make it with 1/2 semi sweet chips and 1/2 white choc chips . These are gone in seconds !