Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: Thick N’ Chewy

This chocolate chip cookie madness that seems to have overtaken me has been so much fun. What could be better than trying out versions of what is truly the world’s most famous cookie?

I’ll tell you what’s better.

Not having to go on the treadmill daily simply to combat the fact that I am baking so many cookies.

Not having to wash so many pans and spoons and cups and counters.

The adoration I am getting over these cookies from friends and family alike is really wearing thin. 😉  They are in chocolate chip cookie heaven, especially my co-workers who received not one but two batches of chocolate chip cookies this weekend.

So. Yet another recipe born of my Chocolate Chip Cookie Madness. These were a thick and chewy version of the recipe, and to obtain that you need to cut the butter amount in half.

These were good and very kid friendly, thick and delicious, strong enough to hold together in children’s lunches and small enough that you don’t feel too guilty sending them to school for a treat.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: Thick N' Chewy
 
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Thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies, perfect for school lunches.
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Serves: 36
Ingredients
  • 2¼ cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup of butter
  • 1 tsp salt (if using unsalted butter)
  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar
  • 1½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together your butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy. Add in the eggs 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. Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto the baking sheets.
  5. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown and slightly underdone. Cool on the sheets completely.

You can see in the picture how they are thick and chunky compared to the cookies I have been baking lately. Keeping the oven at a lower temperature and making sure to slightly under bake them will give you fantastic results.

Happy Monday everyone!

Love,

The Kitchen Magpie

187 comments
Adj
Adj

Fanastic cookies, I added ground flax seed for a little fiber boost and it it doesn't change them at all!! 

JBM
JBM

Cookies turned out delicious. Just have to follow the recipe as it says and they will be fluffy, thick and chewy! (i.e. soft butter not melted)

sabrina
sabrina

BEST COOKIES EVER! I have a dairy allergy, so I used coconut oil instead of butter, and dark chocolate chips. I was afraid that this butter alternative might affect the end result, but I just took these other fine folks' advice and beat it really really well, and cooled the batter in the fridge for a bit. Turned out amazing! Thanks so much =)

Elissa
Elissa

Delicious! I followed the recipe exact and they turned out fantastic, thank you!

KristaTerry
KristaTerry

I just made these! And they are lovely. I'm in Edmonton too! (Hi neighbor!) 

thekitchenmagpie
thekitchenmagpie moderator

@KristaTerry Yay ! A fellow Edmontonian! Welcome to the site and I'm SO glad that you loved the cookies!

Sherry
Sherry

Absolutely the BEST cc cookie recipe EVER!  Crunchy on the outside, ooey gooey on the inside! I have been baking a great part of 40+ years and have tried many and this one is my go to recipe!  EXCELLENT!! Thank you!

Heather
Heather

Could this recipe be modified to have oats? Thanks :)

Doug McTaggart
Doug McTaggart

Very easy recipe, my family loved them. Next time I'll use less chocolate chips, too many left in bowl after I finished.


MrsTrapp
MrsTrapp

How would I modify this recipe for high altitude? Thanks :)

eyen
eyen

prepared the dough last night and tossed it in the fridge; baked them the next morning. i avoid baking cookies because every time i try, they always come out flat. with this recipe, these are honestly the best cookies i've ever baked; my Dad and lil' Bro keep coming back for seconds, thirds, even more! 

~for the chocolate chips, i used 1 cup instead of 2. i didn't want my cookies to be filled with chocolate, hehe.

~for the unsalted butter, i left it out at room temperature to soften up. :>

eyen
eyen

prepared the dough last night and tossed them in the fridge.

baked them the next morning and they turned out better than i expected. thick and chewy! my dad and lil' bro keep coming back for more. <.<

~for the chocolate chips, i put in 1 cup instead of two to balance it. i didn't want the cookies to be all chocolate, hehe.

meandjackforever
meandjackforever

This chocolate chip cookie recipe is SERIOUSLY my favourite. I will try to make others, but none ever compare to these ones. I've made tons of cookies and I cannot stress enough how amazing and delicious these are. They really are thick and chewy and perfectly delicious! Thank you so much for the delicious recipe that has never ever failed me!

Stacer
Stacer

Looking at previous posts I cannot understand why anyone would melt the butter. Where does the recipe say that! I've made dozens of CC cookies before and this is a super recipe. The choc chips could be reduced a bit, next time I'll do 1 cup. Otherwise, yum yum yum! Thanks.

thekitchenmagpie
thekitchenmagpie moderator

@Stacer You're welcome! I am so glad that you like them!

Christina83
Christina83

I make a batch each Sunday now. They are loved in my household. Thank you for sharing such an amazing recipe :) By far the best chocolate chip recipe out there


Heather
Heather

By far the BEST cookies I've ever made! Loved by my family and friends - if you follow the recipe, they come out exactly like the picture, and are deliciously chewy. 

A+++++ recipe!! So simple and yummy!

tia_lalande
tia_lalande

Hey, I just made your cookies and they turned out fabulous! I made a couple changes tho. I didn't add in a teaspoon of salt, everything has salt in it already, especially the margarine. I used 1/2 white and 1/2 brown and it turned out great! Also a little trick, I saved some chocolate chips for the end, to add to some cookies that didn't have enough chocolate in them. I'm a bit of a chocoholic lol

Karen E
Karen E

Flat greasy overly sweet cookies.  Very disappointed.

thekitchenmagpie
thekitchenmagpie moderator

@Karen E You might have messed up the sugars, it's actually less sugar that almost all chocolate chip cookie recipes out there, with the white sugar only being 1/2 cup! These are actually the least sweet cookies I bake. They also have only half the normal amount of butter as well, so greasy is almost impossible..I'd double check your amounts!

Lucy
Lucy

@Karen E I don't think they are greesy, I think they are dry compare to other recipes I tried.

But I agree with you with sweetness. I put a half sugar and it's enough,canot imagine whole amount.

Moses Shoahstein
Moses Shoahstein

Really good recipe.  I like that it only uses 1/2c of butter.  Cookies have a honey-like sweetness to them.

bakerbabe
bakerbabe

First I used these ingredients the only thing I changed was I used about 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips instead of 2 cups and also I baked at 325° for 15 minutes and they were sooo good that I had to make another batch the only thing was I ran out of brown sugar making the first batch!! So I doubled up on the white sugar and added a little molasses and tada! They were perfect . I think the molasses actually added a little extra zing lol yum thanks for the great recipe

Jodie OBrien
Jodie OBrien

I have made these many many times and they are amazing.  I just made them and totally forgot to add the white sugar and they turned out pretty good.  I knew when I was mixing them something was wrong.  I read the recipe a couple times and thought I had everything lol.  Still delish!

ester23
ester23

Here are the tricks to bakeing cookies u don't want to melt the butter  cream the sugars and vanilla then add the flour and so on. once its all mixed u have to make sure that the dough is not runny it has to almost have a dry feel to it not to dry  if the dough is nice and fluffy and dry that's when u will have nice big thick soft cookies if u melt the butter the cookies will turn flat and grasy I added a dash of milk and mine always turn out amazing.

ritalin49
ritalin49

hello all you flat cookie bakers.  I put my dough in the fridge for an hour before baking and they dont flatten. 

good baking to you sll.

Laurie
Laurie

Anyone who criticise this recipe did it wrong...these are the easiest and best chocolate chip cookies I ever made...they came out exactly like the picture....follow the recipe and you won't be disappointed...they even stay chewy after a few days...thank you for the great recipe karlynn!

MadisonScott
MadisonScott

These cookies were the worst. Flat and greasy, not at all the dense, chunky cookie as described or pictured. I tossed the first two sheets of cookies right in the trash... Along with the rest of the unbaked dough. What a waste of time!

Skim2000
Skim2000

@MadisonScott if you melt the butter it comes out like that.  you want to keep the butter fluffy and slightly soft. Try it again, it may work well next time!

denise
denise

Mine were delicious but flat, not thick.  I melted the butter, could that be why?


saintuana
saintuana

@denise Yes. Just stick to the recipe, you have to be really bad at baking to mess these up lol

tina888
tina888

Best cookies I have ever had ;-)

lovehomecooked
lovehomecooked

Just finished baking a batch of these cookies and so far so good.  I used a mixer to mix all the ingredients and used salted butter.  This recipe is a keeper for sure

LauraOstlund
LauraOstlund

i made these and i only used 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup coconut sugar and completely cut the white sugar out, also i only used 1 cup milk chocolate chips.   They turned out amazing, i think these are my new favorite cookies love love loved them!!

Matty
Matty

I made these for a Christmas party, doubled up on the baking soda and substituted 1 of the cups of chocolate chips with crushed assorted nuts. They were ALL gone by the end of the night! Many thanks!

Piedelishes
Piedelishes

I am going to try these for my son, will let you know what he thinks of them lol

TheAwkwardPenguin
TheAwkwardPenguin

I absolutely love this recipe. I've made it so many times and it's always a crowd pleaser! Family, friends, teachers, everyone seems to love 'em :D

FutureBaker
FutureBaker

Do you happen to have the nutritional facts for these cookies? They came out great, thanks :)

holidaybaker
holidaybaker

As far as "flatness" goes, I made two batches. The first batch, I "creamed together" the butter and sugars with a fork. Probably should say "beat together" because my second batch creamed together with a mixer came out a lot plumper and delicious as ever! Not as plump as these, but definitely plumper than my first batch. Perhaps a bit longer beating would have given a plumper result. Family loved them! Definitely a keeper!

Cheryl Wudrick Johnstone
Cheryl Wudrick Johnstone

These are hands down the best chocolate chip cookies! Thank you so much for posting such an easy and tasty recipe. The only problem I find with these is you can't just eat only one or two..

Dissapointed
Dissapointed

Cookies did NOT turn out they are so flat.... terrible....

love5sos
love5sos

where are you supposed to add the brown sugar?

AmyThompson1
AmyThompson1

Where it says to cream the butter and sugar. It's referring to both sugars. :-)