Large, bakery-style thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies that stay soft for days – a family favorite!
These cookies have been around for a LONG time! I first made them over eight years when I fell in love with America’s Test Kitchen and my new Baking Illustrated cookbook. I had long been on the hunt for a fabulous thick and chewy chocolate chip cookie and I had finally hit pay dirt! This was my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe for years upon years, until I stumbled upon The New York Times chocolate chip cookie, which I modified a bit to become my NEW favorite thick and chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe.
However, these cookies made a resurgence in my kitchen last weekend and were due for a revival here on the site, especially since they’re one of my all-time most popular recipes!
A few months after finding this recipe, my sister and I traveled out to Chicago for a family event and stayed with a cousin. I brought a package of these chocolate chip cookies as a thank you for having us stay with them. Their family (my cousin, her husband, and their two girls) went CRAZY for the cookies. So much so that any time my sister went back out there, she would ask me to make a batch to bring to them.
Well, they were here in Pittsburgh visiting over the weekend, so I immediately knew what I would be baking to have on hand for them. When I pulled out the cookies, it was truly Christmas in July, they were so excited!
THEN, my husband tried one. He said, “this isn’t the recipe you usually make, these taste different”. I told him he was right and he probably hadn’t tasted these because I had been making the NY Times cookies since shortly after we began dating. He immediately exclaimed, “these are so much better!”
My husband and I have never seen eye to eye on chocolate chip cookies – I like massive, thick, super soft cookies with loads of chocolate chips. He prefers way less chips (what!) and isn’t opposed to a super crunchy cookie (bleh). So the fact that we both love these cookies speaks VOLUMES to how amazing they are!
While the NY Times cookies that I love require some refrigeration before they’re baked, these can be mixed up and baked right away, so you’ll have warm cookies fresh from the oven and ready to devour in about 45 minutes. Can’t beat it!
What’s your favorite type of chocolate chip cookie?
One year ago: Coconut Bundt Cake with White Chocolate-Coconut Glaze
Four years ago: Homemade Butterscotch Sauce
Five years ago: S’mores Cupcakes
Large, bakery-style chocolate chip cookies that stay soft and chewy – a family favorite!
This recipe was originally published on June 21, 2008.