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Alton Brown's "The Chewy" Chocolate Chip Cookie

Alton Brown's delicious chocolate chip cookies

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 30 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour
Total 2 hours
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 257 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 12 ounces bread flour (about 2¼ cups)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 ounces granulated sugar (¼ cup)
  • 8 ounces light brown sugar (1¼ cup)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 ounce whole milk (2 tablespoons)
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (12 ounces)


  1. Melt the butter in a 2-quart saucepan over low heat. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Beat together the melted butter and both sugars on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk together the whole egg, the egg yolk, milk and vanilla extract in a measuring cup or small bowl. Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add the egg mixture. Mix until thoroughly combined, about 30 seconds.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Once the flour mixture is incorporated, add the chocolate chips and mix briefly to evenly distribute them throughout the dough. Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F; place oven racks in the top third and bottom third of the oven.
  7. Scoop the dough into 1½-ounce portions onto parchment-lined half sheet pans, 6 cookies per sheet. Bake 2 sheets at a time for 15 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through. Remove from the oven, slide the parchment with the cookies onto a cooling rack and wait at least 5 minutes before serving. Leftover cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one cookie

Nutrition Facts
Alton Brown's "The Chewy" Chocolate Chip Cookie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 151mg7%
Potassium 118mg3%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.