Published Jun 19th
Prep 10m Cook 15m Additional 15m Ready In 40m
Servings 1 1/2 dozen Calories 284.7

These cookies are the pinnacle of perfection! If you want a big, fat, chewy cookie like the kind you see at bakeries and specialty shops, then these are the cookies for you!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  2. 2 Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. 3 In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
  4. 4 Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 284.7
  • Carbohydrate 40.1 g
  • Cholesterol 42 mg
  • Fat 13.9 g
  • Fiber 1.5 g
  • Protein 2.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.4 g
  • Sodium 110.7 mg
  • Sugar 27.7 g


  1. HELPFUL TIPS NOT MENTIONED: This is very forgiving! Just keep baking until it becomes golden brown around the edges. If they cool COMPLETELY & they're not done..put back in for another 5 min. Can't go wrong! I promise they'll be super chewy although they must sit (set) for awhile as they won't appear it. I've - Read more ...
  2. Update: Learn from my mistake...Use MARGARINE rather than butter in this recipe if you want a thick cookie. Wow! This cookie is absolutely heavenly! I've tried many of the other high rated chocolate chip cookies from this site, and this is by FAR the best one yet! I won't look any where else for a - Read more ...
  3. We thought these were great. It's not the only chocolate chip cookie recipe I'll use, but when you want a "big, fat, chewy cookie," this is awesome. For the cookies to stay chewy, they need to be left on the cookie sheet until cool. (Except, of course, for the few you just can't resist eating - Read more ...
  4. These cookies are wonderful! They look just like they came from one of the cookie shops at the mall. I am impressed. I added a cup of chopped walnuts because I like nutty cookies. If you let the eggs warm to room temperature, I think it helps to keep the cookies from flattening out too - Read more ...
  5. I have tried quite a few chocolate chip cookie recipes, and this is by far the BEST! Don't be alarmed by the reviewers who say theirs turned out flat. Because the butter is melted, you MUST refrigerate these before baking (long enough so they get hard, an hour or two, or speed up by putting - Read more ...
  6. This was the worst cookie recipe ever...They were so damn good i ate waaaayyy too many and got sick for 2 joke. :) Great job. Anytime I make chocolate chip cookies again it will be these. They are a bit tricky in baking. A hint is to take them out before they "feel or - Read more ...
  7. Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Makes 36 - "3 1/2 inch cookies" If you want a big, fat, chewy cookie like the kind you see at bakeries and specialty shops, then these are the cookies for you! "A Winner At Our House, according to my 86 year old Cookie Monster Husband. I probably - Read more ...
  8. W-O-W!!!! I'm speechless. Just when I was beginning to give up my faith in this website. I mean, come on...half the time the reviews are great and you make the dish and you're SOOOO disappointed. NOT WITH THIS RECIPE! These cookies are the hot-diggidy-dog of all chocolate chip cookies. They're better than bakery or coffee - Read more ...
  9. After sitting hours upon hours in front of a computer searching for that one chocolate chip cookie recipe that would be 'the one', I finally found it. This cookie is pefect in my opinion. They are huge, a little crunchy when you first bite into them but soooo wonderfully chewy in the middle. Breaking the - Read more ...
  10. these cookies were dry when cooked all the way through and too big.

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