Huge Thick Chocolate Chip Cookies

These HUGE, thick chocolate chip cookies are the type you’d discover entrance and heart in a bakery case. My recipe takes simply quarter-hour to prep earlier than chilling and yields an unbelievable, connoisseur chocolate chip cookie. Recipe features a how-to video!

Bakery-Impressed Chocolate Chip Cookies

We’ve made large and mini chocolate chip cookies, skinny & crispy chocolate chip cookies, and even the WORST chocolate chip cookies… however these thick chocolate chip cookies are a primary! One other gourmet-style cookie, these tremendous thick and fats cookies are tender, smooth, melt-in-your mouth, and oh-so-chocolatey.

They’re the kind you’d spy behind bakery glass and simply wouldn’t have the opportunity to withstand ordering one… or a dozen.

However earlier than we get began, it’s so vital that I observe that whereas they’re thick, these cookies are NOT cakey (dry, cakey cookies are unwelcome right here!).

So as to obtain this difficult steadiness of melt-in-your-mouth-ness AND pillowy thickness, it’s essential you don’t by chance overmeasure your flour, or your cookies might truly find yourself cakey. I like to recommend utilizing a kitchen scale to be secure, however in the event you don’t have a type of (you should really get one), take a look at my submit on how you can (correctly) measure flour!

What You Want

Most of those components can be fairly acquainted, however let’s chat about just a few that may be custom-made to your liking:

  • Brown sugar. You need to use both gentle or darkish brown sugar, or do what I do and use equal components of every. Personally, I discover that utilizing all darkish brown sugar yields a cookie that’s only a bit too wealthy.
  • Cake flour. For somebody who doesn’t stand for cakey cookies, I’ve discovered cake flour has made its manner into an terrible lot of my cookie recipes, not too long ago. From my blueberry muffin cookies and low cake cookies to my Lofthouse cookies, I’ve discovered that, whereas not a typical cookie ingredient, cake flour contributes to the thick, tender texture we’re going for right here. It creates a superb crumb that basically does soften in your mouth. You possibly can substitute all-purpose flour (directions under), however the texture received’t be the identical.
  • Vanilla extract. I like utilizing my selfmade vanilla extract in these cookies. By the best way… in the event you begin making a batch of selfmade vanilla now, it will likely be prepared simply in time for vacation baking 😉
  • Chocolate. Chocolate chips work nice (go for semisweet), however I actually get pleasure from utilizing 8-10 oz of chopped darkish chocolate or semisweet chocolate bars. The bars simply soften nicer and go away various sizes of chocolate all through the dough.
  • Cornstarch. Okay, this one isn’t customizable or negotiable, however it’s extremely vital and subsequently value mentioning! Cornstarch helps with the thickness of those cookies (it prevents them from spreading an excessive amount of) and their melt-in-your-mouth (I’ve repeated this phrase so typically solely as a result of it’s so related, I promise) tenderness. Don’t skip it!

SAM’S TIP: Add the dry components step by step! For those who add the flour , you’ll have a troublesome time mixing every little thing collectively and your dough can be dryer and tougher to work with than mandatory (and that is already a stiff dough).

Keep in mind, that is simply an outline of the components I used and why. For the total recipe please scroll right down to the underside of the submit!

How one can Make Thick Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Cream collectively the softened butter and sugars till gentle and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla and stir properly to mix.
  3. Whisk collectively the dry components in a separate bowl, then step by step add them to the moist components.
  4. Fold within the chocolate till totally integrated, then cowl the dough and let it chill within the fridge for half-hour.
  1. Scoop ⅓-cup sized scoops onto a parchment lined baking sheets, spacing at the very least 2″ aside.
  2. Bake for 13-14 minutes at 375F or till the perimeters look barely golden brown. The facilities will nonetheless be a bit underdone and fragile if you take away them from the oven, so let the cookies cool utterly on the baking sheet earlier than having fun with.

SAM’S TIP: I take advantage of an ice cream scoop for this dough since we’re going for big chocolate chip cookies. You possibly can all the time drop the dough proper on the baking sheet, however I wish to roll mine into clean balls to make them extra uniform first.

Incessantly Requested Questions

Why are my cookies falling aside?

For those who don’t let these cookies cool utterly on their baking sheets, they are going to doubtless disintegrate on you (they’re tremendous fragile whereas heat). This isn’t a nasty factor, however it may be sudden if you’re had been planning to benefit from the cookies proper after baking!

Can I make the dough prematurely?

Sure! This dough can keep tightly coated within the fridge for as much as 3 days. The dough is likely to be a bit onerous to scoop at first, so you may let it sit at room temperature for a bit to melt again up.

What can I substitute the cornstarch with?

Sadly I don’t have an ideal substitute. I do know typically bakers use tapioca starch and arrowroot powder as an alternative, however I’m undecided how they’d work right here. For those who do strive both of those, please let me know the way it goes for you!

Love these cookies? Attempt my thick peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies subsequent!

Get pleasure from!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video under! For those who do that recipe, you should definitely tag me on Instagram, and you may also discover me on YouTube and Facebook

Huge Thick Chocolate Chip Cookies

These HUGE, thick chocolate chip cookies are identical to the type you get from a bakery. My recipe takes simply quarter-hour to prep earlier than chilling. Recipe features a how-to video!