Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: Crispy, Crunchy Delights

chocolate chip cookie recipe

This chocolate chip cookie recipe challenged me on so many levels.

We were having an open house – as we have listed the house for sale just recently- and trying to overcome my natural instincts to make a mother of a mess while baking was almost impossible.

Watch the flour and don’t flick it all over.

Use only one spoon.

Wash everything up almost AS I use it, to control the mess on the counters.

Put all ingredients back in the cupboard.

Who bakes up a chocolate chip cookie recipe like this? Who can handle the stress? I don’t get it.

So that in itself was a challenge unlike any other for this messy baker.

The second was overcoming my love of chewy, moist chocolate chip cookies and purposely trying to make a batch as crispy and crunchy as I could.

In order to do that, we have to raise the amount of flour slightly, lower the brown sugar amount and cut it down to one egg. The ratios in all the recipes I have been trying are all adjusted to make a different cookie from one master chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Kitchen science is amazingly cool.

Ingredients Needed:

2 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup of butter, softened
1 1/4 cups of white granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 cups of chocolate chips

Kick the tires and light the fires to 375 degrees.

chocolate chip cookie recipe

Cream together your butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla, mixing thoroughly. Beat in the flour, baking soda and salt.

When that is done, fold in the two cups of chocolate chips by hand, and prepare to put them on some parchment paper lined cookie sheets.

chocolate chip cookie recipe

Roll a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough into a ball, 12 per cookie sheet.

Take a glass and using the bottom, flatten out each cookie. If the cookie sticks, start wetting the bottom of the glass with water, they will come right off.

chocolate chip cookie recipe

Flatten each of them as much as you can. This is a dry dough – no sticky chewiness going on here- but it’s just wet enough to make perfect little flat cookie patties.

chocolate chip cookie recipe

Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on the sheets completely.

chocolate chip cookie recipe

This chocolate chip cookie recipe turned out to make wonderfully crispy, crunchy cookies and were surprisingly a hit with everyone. The butter flavor really is apparent in these ones due to the lack of flavor that comes with white sugar, but that isn’t a bad thing at all. Buttery, crispy little bites of chocolate heaven!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope we all are getting outside in the beautiful spring weather, throwing our windows open to let the fresh air in and embracing spring to it’s fullest!

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The Kitchen Magpie

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: Crispy, Crunchy Delights
 
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Bakery style chocolate chip cookies, buttery with a chocolate crunch!
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Recipe type: cookies,dessert
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups of flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 1¼ cups of white granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups of chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream together your butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla, mixing thoroughly. Beat in the flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. When that is done, fold in the two cups of chocolate chips by hand, and prepare to put them on some parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
  4. Roll a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough into a ball, 12 per cookie sheet.
  5. Take a glass and using the bottom, flatten out each cookie. If the cookie sticks, start wetting the bottom of the glass with water, they will come right off.
  6. Flatten each of them as much as you can. This is a dry dough – no sticky chewiness going on here- but it’s just wet enough to make perfect little flat cookie patties.
  7. Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on the sheets completely.
  8. These turned out to be wonderfully crispy, crunchy and were surprisingly a hit with everyone. The butter flavor really is apparent in these ones due to the lack of flavor that comes with brown sugar, but that isn’t a bad thing at all. Buttery, crispy little bites of chocolate heaven!

97 comments
Mallika
Mallika

Hi Karlynn! Thanks for posting such wonderful recipes with helpful instructions.


I have a teeny tiny convection oven and can only about fit 6 cookies at a time. How long can this dough sit out so that I can bake multiple batches? Should I put it in the fridge while it waits its turn in the oven? I live in India and it is pretty warm and humid where I am. Realllly keen to make these because they sound just perfect! :) Thanks in advance!

jdragneel14
jdragneel14

can i add oatmeal and raisin ?would these affect the crispness of the cookies?thanks

thekitchenmagpie
thekitchenmagpie moderator

@jdragneel14 You can sub raisins, I know someone who doesn't like chocolate and she loves raisins in these cookies. Oatmeal...I would try it with half a recipe to see what you can come up with, I DO have an oatmeal raisin cookie on the site though, search it up!

MargaretAnderson1
MargaretAnderson1

Just made this recipe and of course it has a buttery taste with two whole cubes of butter for a small batch of cookies.   Not a healthy cookie.  Will not make again.

thekitchenmagpie
thekitchenmagpie moderator

@MargaretAnderson1 Oh my word, of course they aren't healthy! Wherever did I give off that impression with all the chocolate and butter?  I also say that they are butter flavored as well. If you were looking for a healthy cookies, you're on the wrong recipe ;)

zainabsiddiqii
zainabsiddiqii

Could I add Canola Oil instead of butter??? And a bit of cocoa powder to add chocolate colour??? Pls advise me... :D

irishgal
irishgal

hi i'm looking to make these but does anyone know the measurements in grams or onzes instead of cups?

Deborah
Deborah

I made these with half butter and half coconut oil and added a couple tablespoons chia seeds which added a nice little crunch :)  Wow...I'm a fan of your recipes!  I have 5 kids, 4 of them boys, home-schooled too and holy cow!  How do you manage all of this! You must be... organized?  Or a chocolate chip cookie addict!  :)  In response to people commenting about the height etc... I just spooned them onto the sheet and tho' they had some height they were still wonderfully crispy and crunchy and sort of substantial because of the height.


Oh...by the way...just tried my THIRD batch (gee...do you think my family LIKES these? )  and this time...I hope it doesn't ruin them!...I added the chia seeds, flax meal, and unsweeted coconut.  And I forgot to mention I always add at least a generous cup of walnuts medium chopped.  This is the BEST basic chocolate chip recipe I've ever used.  I'M addicted too!


Bravo!  I had tried so many times to find the crunch I wanted w/out the greasy over rich thing happening.  Excellent recipe.  


Ann
Ann

It took much more to cook for me. A bit too buttery. But nice and crunchy.

Tara
Tara

The recipe is great, but I did an experiment with flattening and not flattening the cookies balls. From my one go with these, i prefer the non-flattened cookies. They spread out in the oven anyway, into lovely round cookies with a bit more height. And both versions are crunchy, so why work harder? ; )

Rachel
Rachel

Every crispy cookie recipe I've tried comes out very flat. Do these actually have some height, like your pictures?

ooohhhCanada
ooohhhCanada

@Rachel Yes! I just made them exactly as she instructs, flattened with a glass (all the while thinking oh boy) and they have height - at least 1 cm high! Beautiful and sooo delicious. And I am a cookie snob...these fit the bill.

Naomi
Naomi

Thank you SO much for these delightfully crispy crunchy delicious cookies! I've tried so many recipes and they all turn out like depressing soft dry flat little cakes. Cookies are supposed to be crunchy!. This recipe is just perfection! Thank you xx

BB
BB

I too have been searching for a crispy cc cookie for my husband. He's come to accept my never fail cakey cookies but it always upsets me I can't get them crunchy. I never would have thought more flour less butter. I used to think the secret was less flour more butter for crunchiness....now you've set me straight. Can't wait to make these!! All I need now is eggs. Have you ever subbed anything for an egg if you're out?

Eve
Eve

Hi..i would love to try your receipe. Would appreciate if you could give the receipe in grams instead of cups. Look forward. Thanks.

denise
denise

These are incredible!  I stayed true to the recipe except I cut it down to 1 cup chocolate chips (tryimg to lose a few pounds right now but still need my treats.  :)  ).  Love the crunch.  Love the texture.  Thank you!!!  I finally have found my 'go to' chocolate chip cookie recipe!

thekitchenmagpie
thekitchenmagpie moderator

@denise So glad that you love them! These are my absolute favorite cookie ever!

Jas
Jas

Just made these and they turned out amazing! I used 1 1/2 c. Reese's Pieces minis (found them in the baking aisle with the chocolate chips) and 1/2 c. chocolate chips. I am going to have to try not to eat the whole batch myself :/

Jas
Jas

Just made these and they turned out amazing! I used 3/4 c. Reese's Pieces minis (found them in the baking aisle with the chocolate chips) and 1/4 c. chocolate chips. I am going to have to try not to eat the whole batch myself :/

CrispyCookieCrazy
CrispyCookieCrazy

Hi, Karlynn! Just made your cookie dough. I'm freezing the flattened cookies and was wondering what your suggestion is for baking them. Would you recommend that I preheat the oven to a higher temperature and bake them longer? It's been so hard to find a good crispy chocolate chip recipe, but I'm sure yours must be good because there are so many positive comments! Can't wait to try them! xo

barbham
barbham

Oh my.  I'm 72 years old and have been looking for the perfect chocolate chip cookie.... crispy... this is it!!

Thank you!!

thekitchenmagpie
thekitchenmagpie moderator

@barbham I am so glad that you found them!!! These are my favorite cookie ever, I'm so happy when other people find and love them!

kornyray
kornyray

@barbham  I also am 72 yo (guy) not much of a baker. Always enjoyed others ch.chp crispy cookies & I will now have a following...kornyray

Annie
Annie

Amazing recipe! The cookies were sooo tasty. :-)

jamesii
jamesii

thank you much, these are the best cookies I have ever baked.

Benjamin
Benjamin

I just slide these into the oven. Thanks for posting this recipe! --Benjamin

nisasna
nisasna

Love this! Thank you so much. I altered the recipe though, took out the brown sugar and they are still amazing! Thanks again! <3

Buttercup0505
Buttercup0505

Hi there. I'm looking to try baking these soon, but I was wondering roughly how many cookies this makes? The serving size says 10, but I assume that isn't 10 cookies. They look great, can't wait to try them!

Awesome 10
Awesome 10

Thank you these were a big hit for my family I made them and I am a 10 year old girl they are real easy to make

Here's a good idea I tried them with m&ms and they were the best I have ever had they were nice and crunchy and if you had them warm they would melt in your mouth

lisanazir73
lisanazir73

Thank you, thank you , thank you!! I'm in the UK and I've been hunting for a crispy chocolate chip cookie recipe for years! I think it's a British thing, that we tend to prefer a crunchy cookie to a chewy one! I made these today and oh..my..word!! My quest is over! I've eaten 5 already today & hubby hasn't even come home from work yet! Hope there's still some for him to try! I used salted butter so I think next time, I'd leave out the salt, but still perfection! Can't wait for hubby to try one!

thekitchenmagpie
thekitchenmagpie moderator

@lisanazir73 I am SOOO glad that you liked it! Yes, some of us just LOVE a crispy cookie and recipes are hard to find! Thanks for letting me know! 

lisanazir73
lisanazir73

Well-update... hubby loved them, his work colleagues loved them..everybody loved them! Yay!! I had to make a second batch! I've now run out of chocolate chips! Will have to hit Costco to look for giant catering size tubs of them! I also meant to check with you, when U.S recipes say "flour" as in your recipe, do you mean plain flour or self raising flour? I've been using self raising but just thought I'd check!

thekitchenmagpie
thekitchenmagpie moderator

@lisanazir73 We call it all-purpose here and it's not self raising though! I'd say it's just your plain flour. BUT if it ain't broke don't fix it! If they work for you, keep it up! 

LarraineBell
LarraineBell

@lisanazir73 All purpose Flour in Canada and America is Plain Flour in The UK and Australia.

I am from Australia and I am living in Canada and I love to cook so I had to find out all these things too :)

ckbirdy
ckbirdy

These cookies were absolutely delicious!  Thank you so much for sharing! 

Yve
Yve

Hi, can I check with you if you use convection or non-convection setting to bake the cookies? Thank you! (:

ckbirdy
ckbirdy

@Yve I used the convection bake setting on my oven and it worked perfectly.

Debbie
Debbie

SoOoOoOoO I grabbed the wrong sugar by mistake,  only had 1/2 a cup of white, and had to use brown sugar for the rest. However, I'm a big fan of brown sugar and it didn't seem to effect the outcome at all. That being said, best darn crispy cookie I've made. No cakiness at all. I've never been able to get the right consistency before (crispy is my fave) :D Thanks for doing the dirty work!!!! 

Debbie
Debbie

Moral of the story....not even I can mess up butter and sugar :)

thekitchenmagpie
thekitchenmagpie moderator

@Debbie Hahaha! you made me laugh this morning! I am SO glad that you liked them, they are my kryptonite!!!!

Sara
Sara

Do you use salted or unsalted butter in these? 

thekitchenmagpie
thekitchenmagpie moderator

@Sara Unsalted, but I have been known to use salted and then omit the salt. A lot, actually.

Povane
Povane

These cookies are amazing! I can't stop eating them. Crispy and perfect! Definitely making these again! Thanks for the recipe! :)