Bakery Style Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time
28mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
18 mins

I know... Not ANOTHER chocolate chip cookie recipe... BUT, you'll find that these are sheer perfection, large bakery-style, thick and chewy, cookies that taste as good as they look with a fool-proof set of instructions. It was pointed out to me that this recipe is from Baking Illustrated, perhaps so as I wrote down the ingredients from a morning show years ago! Thanks for letting me know.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. A couple of tips from helpful reviewers.
  2. The dough is meant to be on the dry side so it can be rolled, not dropped.
  3. If you're not getting a good flavor, try using a higher quality vanilla and/or chocolate chips. (Penzey's Madagascar Vanilla, Ghirardelli chips, fresh/real butter).
  4. Check your oven temperature, cooking time and temperature is critical. If the cookies are not chewy they are probably overcooked.
  5. Bread flour will make the cookies even more chewy, biscuit flour will make them less chewy.
  6. Do not let your dough get warm, I like to scoop it on to pans and refrigerate before I pop them in the oven.
  7. Pan color is very important, if they are too dark you may experience some crisp edges, try using some parchment and lowering the cooking temperature a bit.
  8. Place oven racks in the upper and lower 1/3's of the oven.
  9. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  10. Cover 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper Mix flour, baking powder & salt in a bowl or bag and set aside.
  11. Mix butter and sugars with with a mixer until blended and smooth, add egg, yolk & vanilla.
  12. Mix until incorporated.
  13. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  14. Stir in chips and optional nuts.
  15. Divide into 18 equal balls, a 2" cookie scoop works just about perfectly, about 60 gms each.
  16. EVENLY space 9 on each cookie sheet.
  17. Bake for 12-18 minutes, rotating front to back and top to bottom after 8 minutes.
  18. Cool on sheets to maintain chewy texture.