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Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy chewy chocolate chip cookies. These bakery-style large chocolate chip cookies are thin and chewy with crispy crinkled edges. They also are loaded with chocolate chunks.
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Holiday cookie baking season is here! It occurred to me recently that I didn’t have a go-to chewy chocolate chip cookie even though I have made a lot of different kinds of chocolate chip cookies over the years. So here it is!
close-up photo of a stack of chocolate chip cookies
I look forward to cookie season every year. Given a spread of cakes, pies, and cookies, I will almost always reach first for a cookie.
close-up photo of a chocolate chip cookie with chocolate oozing out
I love my chocolate chip cookies to be loaded with chocolate in every bite, which these are.
overhead photo of a stack of chocolate chip cookies
I have so many variations on the chocolate chip cookie that I love. This year I’ll be making the Levain bakery copycat and The New York Times chocolate chip cookies (my personal holy grail of chocolate chip cookies). And I’ll also be adding these chewy chocolate chip cookies to the holiday cookie list.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Servings: 12 large cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These cookies are chewy with crispy edges and are loaded with chocolate. The dough is easy to make, but it does need an hour in the refrigerator to chill so be sure to plan for that extra time.
4.85 from 13 votes


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped large semisweet chocolate chunks divided


  • In a large bowl of a stand mixer, add butter and sugars. Using the paddle attachment, mix on medium high speed until everything is completely mixed and becomes light and fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  • Add in egg and vanilla. Scrape butter mixture from sides of bowl with spatula. Mix on medium speed until egg and vanilla are completely incorporated into the butter mixture.
  • In a small bowl, add flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk together. Add flour mixture to butter mixture. Turn your mixer speed to the lowest speed possible (usually it is the stir function) and mix the flour until it is only just barely completely incorporated. Be careful not to overmix or the cookies will be more cakey than chewy.
  • Add in 1 cup of chocolate chunks. Keep the mixer on the lowest speed and mix the chocolate into the batter until the chunks are mixed in. This should only take a few revolutions.
  • Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hr.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F.  Line 3 large baking sheets with silicone baking mats. Using a cookie scoop, scoop 3 tbsp of dough for each cookie. Space the cookies at least 2 inches away from the edges of the baking sheet and from each other. The cookies do spread a lot so I would not bake more than 4 at a time. You can always do 1-2 for your first batch so you can see how much they spread.
  • Add remaining chocolate chunks to surface of cookies balls, placing them in sections where the chocolate is sparse. I like to make sure the surface of the ball is studded with chocolate. Keep in mind the cookies will spread quite a bit so even if it seems like you're putting on a lot, it will look more evenly distributed once they spread out. Place two of the cookie sheets in the fridge to chill.
  • Place remaining baking sheet onto the middle rack in the oven. Bake for about 12 minutes or until edges are light brown and middle is cooked but not quite set. Allow cookies to fully cool on baking sheet before removing. If you remove cookies before they are set, they will break. For even cooking, only bake one sheet of cookies at a time. Baking multiple sheets at a time will likely lead to an uneven heat distribution. When one batch is baking, keep the uncooked batches in the fridge so they stay chilled.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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51 comments on “Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. These are great! Chilling the dough makes for extra crispy-chewy cookies that are just the right texture. Thanks for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe!

  2. These have become my new and only chocolate chip cookie recipe. They are exactly how chewy I love my cookies and the perfect type of cookie to soak up milk. Yum!! 

  3. I make these cookies over and over!, delicious 

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