Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Bakery style chocolate chip cookies, buttery with a chocolate crunch!
Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
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This Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe is my favourite cookie recipe of all time. I love a buttery, snappy crisp cookie more than I love a thick and chewy one.This is such a good recipe it made it into my first cookbook, so you know that you’re getting the best chocolate chip cookies! So if you are a lover of super crunchy, crispy chocolate chip cookies as well, read on to find out how to make them!

If you are looking for a thick and chewy chocolate chip cookie, head to my Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, that’s one of my most popular cookie recipes.

stack of Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies in black cooling rack

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am completely biased, but these are my personal perfect chocolate chip cookie. They are rich with the butter, sweet and chocolaty and that crunch? Amazing. I have been making these chocolate chip cookies for as long as I have been blogging and decided that it was time to update this recipe with more information and newer ( way better) photos of them.

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. First, it’s all about the butter, baby. ( isn’t it always). These chocolate chip cookies required a little kitchen science to get them the way they are. This recipe needs a full cup of butter.
  2. You have to lower the brown sugar amount. Brown sugar is what gives cookies that lovely chewy texture, while white sugar creates a crisper cookie.
  3. Last, we need only one egg. Eggs create lift in a recipe and that’s not what we are looking for in this chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Kitchen science is amazingly cool.

close up stack of Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I start by wetting the bottom of a glass with water. Press each ball down with the glass to make an even disk. 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.

Flattening the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough using a glass with water

Tips and Tricks for Making Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Use a great butter. There is a strong butter flavour in these cookies, so make sure that it’s a good quality one!
  • These don’t bake up that well on humid days, but you can add flour to the mixture to dry it up a bit. Take a good look at what the dough looks like in the photo where I am flattening them with a glass, it is really not a wet batter in the slightest.
  • Try refrigerating them on the baking sheets if it’s a hot day.
  • Your butter can have a high water content which will make this batter stickier and the cookies fluffier. Again, use a GOOD QUALITY butter and this won’t happen to you! Boo on fillers in butter! Don’t buy a cheap one!
  • Use good quality chocolate chips as well.
close up stack of Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This chocolate chip cookie recipe turns out wonderfully crispy, crunchy cookies and are surprisingly a hit with everyone, even the chewy chocolate chip cookie lovers. 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!

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Happy Baking everyone!


The Kitchen Magpie

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: Crispy, Crunchy Delights

Bakery style chocolate chip cookies, buttery with a chocolate crunch!
4.93 from 229 votes
Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/4 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  • Kick the tires and light the fires to 375 degrees. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes, until golden brown. 
  • Cool on the sheets completely. 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!

Recipe Notes

The key to  crispy cookies is flattening them before baking!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 121kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 112mg, Potassium: 11mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 140IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Ann says

    These are the best cookies! I added in a half cup of chopped pecans as they were requested. I used to really like soft chocolate chip cookies, now I’m hooked on crispy cookies.
    Question: Can you reduce the sugar and still have them turn out as good? I like to reduce sugar any where I can.5 stars

  2. Eliana says

    I love it! Made awesome ice cream sandwiches for my parents with this recipe. I’ll gladly make it again5 stars

  3. Lori says

    SERIOUSLY the very best chocolate chip cookie recipe I have ever made. The perfect blend of perfect measurements.
    Thank you, thank you!!5 stars

  4. Melanie Malone says

    TBH, I prefer cookies that are chewy rather than crispy, but I made these for my husband because he prefers the crispy kind. They turned out just perfect and the recipe was easy to follow. I’m definitely going to make these again.
    As a tip, I used the bottom of my metal 1/4 c measuring cup instead of a glass. It worked well with very little sticking, and I have one fewer dish to wash.

  5. Christine says

    I thought I would give this recipe a go. Absolutely wonderful. I didn’t have choc chips but I did have a bag of Hersheys mixed miniature bars(dark, milk, good bar and krackel). I chopped up a good few and added them to the dough. I really loved the butterscotch flavor of these beauties.5 stars

    • Karlynn Johnston says

      I am so glad that you loved them! They are my favorite!

  6. Jim E says

    Quick to mix as there are a minimum of ingredients. I found the flavor very bland, no vanilla, no chocolate, nothing much but soft crunch.
    Definitely need to moisten the bottom of a glass with water, the dough sticks otherwise. Not what I would call a dry dough.4 stars

  7. Jcasale says

    I have to say that I am not normally a crispy choc chip cookie kind of person but my husband loves crispy cookies. These are amazing and now I’m converted. He told me to not lose this recipe and they are the perfect texture and flavor and are great for dunking in milk. So this will now be my go to recipe. I followed the recipe almost exact. The only thing I did differently was 1tsp of vanilla and 1tsp of butter flavor extract. Thank you for this awesome recipe

  8. Eric Beutter says

    OMG! This recipe for crispy chocolate chip cookies is the best I’ve found. Crispy (did I say crispy?), buttery, scrumptious.

    I did not have regular chocolate chips in the pantry, but I did have a bag of mini morsels. The up-side is that you can press the cookies even thinner. I used a 1-Tbs scoop for consistency and baked them at 350ºF with convection for exactly 9 minutes. Any high-end bakery would be proud of these cookies. They are addictive.

    My next adventure is to make this recipe using 1/2 tsp of almond extract instead of vanilla. My sense is that they will be just as good (maybe better!).

    Thank you Katlynn for a truly exceptional recipe.5 stars

  9. Melissa says

    I like the idea of a crispy cookie, however the flavor of these was disappointing. Of course I understand that everyone has different tastes.1 star

  10. Lori F says

    Legitimately amazing! Seriously the best chocolate cookie I have made. They are crispy yet a bit soft/chewy. I was worried with my batter as it seemed crumbly but I trusted the process. So glad I found this recipe. Thank you from Winnipeg, Canada!5 stars

  11. Lucy Sowell says

    I’m a chocolate chip cookie snob but I have to say this recipe produces a yummy cookie👍👍👍5 stars

  12. Kelly says

    Made these today, and they baked up nicely. I will be using this recipe as my go to now. Added some chopped pecans but kept to the original recipe. Just love the crispy consistency!5 stars

  13. Terri Emerine says

    I’ve been looking for a crispy chocolate chip cookie recipe that wasn’t all dried out. These cookies are absolutely delicious. My new go to recipe ♥️

  14. Andrea says

    This is my third time baking these cookies. My husband and I love crunchy cookies and I could never find a recipe that we both like. I found your recipe while on the search for the perfect recipe and let me tell ya this was it! They’re crunchy and a little bit chewy at the end of each bite which I’m not mad about, It adds to the deliciousness of the cookie!5 stars

  15. Louise says

    Hands down best cookies ever. Makes a lot, but I still have to hide half of them so my family doesn’t eat them I’m 2 days!!! I sit the cookie dough up and add diff ingredients. family favs are choc chip and walnut, walnut and raisin, white choc chip, and of course, dark choc chip. I make these nearly every week. Thanks for the recipe x5 stars

  16. lily says

    My boyfriend really only likes crispy cookies so I have these a try. they were absolutely perfect !! I’m not a huge fan of chocolate chips though, so I substituted half the chocolate chips for chopped walnuts and they turned out great5 stars

  17. Susan King says

    Followed recipe exact. Finally a crispy chocolate chip cookie. Definitely will make again.4 stars

  18. Lily says

    I have a recipe for soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies that everyone else loves, but personally I like crispy/crunchy. Followed this recipe EXACTLY as given…this is just what I wanted! Thank you very much! Rich, crispy, and doesn’t last long (they disappeared within the day).5 stars

  19. Jeff says

    PERFECT! These are the crunchy chocolate chip cookies I’ve been looking for. And, this has been the only recipe that delivers on the crunchy cookie promise. These cookies will be in regular rotation at my house. Thank you! (P.S. I did have to add about 1/4 cup extra flour to get the right texture. It’s hot and humid today, that might be why.)5 stars

    • Jeff says

      Follow up—unfortunately, the cookies didn’t stay crisp. Right after baking and cooling, they were absolutely, perfectly crisp. But, after storing them (properly) overnight, the next day they had lost that crispness. They were still delicious, but I miss that super crispness they had the first day. I don’t know if there’s any way around this? I thought maybe making all of the sugar white, no brown sugar?

      • Jeff says

        Follow-up #2: I just had to make these again since they were so nice and crisp the first day, and just a good cookie overall. So, I did what I said in the previous post and used all white sugar, no brown sugar. And, it worked! They came out great, as good as the original recipe. Plus, it’s the next day and they’re still as crispy as they were freshly-baked! This recipe (with that one change) is my go-to recipe for crispy chocolate chip cookies!5 stars

  20. Vickie says

    Perfect amount of crisp with a slightly chewy center. Love them!5 stars

    • Diane M Braund says

      These came out Great!! Thanks for the recipe. I mixed milk chocolate/dark chocolate chips.5 stars

  21. Nicole says

    Wow! These are like Tates crispy cookies. I did not have chocolate chips SO I shaved a chocolate Easter bunny down for 2 cups. I would say upping the time gets them crispier. So 13 minutes was good for me.5 stars

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