Bakery Style Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe by Steve_G
READY IN: 28mins




  • A couple of tips from helpful reviewers.
  • The dough is meant to be on the dry side so it can be rolled, not dropped.
  • 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).
  • Check your oven temperature, cooking time and temperature is critical. If the cookies are not chewy they are probably overcooked.
  • Bread flour will make the cookies even more chewy, biscuit flour will make them less chewy.
  • Do not let your dough get warm, I like to scoop it on to pans and refrigerate before I pop them in the oven.
  • 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.
  • Place oven racks in the upper and lower 1/3's of the oven.
  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Cover 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper Mix flour, baking powder & salt in a bowl or bag and set aside.
  • Mix butter and sugars with with a mixer until blended and smooth, add egg, yolk & vanilla.
  • Mix until incorporated.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Stir in chips and optional nuts.
  • Divide into 18 equal balls, a 2" cookie scoop works just about perfectly, about 60 gms each.
  • EVENLY space 9 on each cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 12-18 minutes, rotating front to back and top to bottom after 8 minutes.
  • Cool on sheets to maintain chewy texture.