Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie


These chewy chocolate chip cookies are the pinnacle of perfection! If you want a big, fat, soft, and chewy cookie like the kind you see at bakeries and specialty shops, then this is the recipe for you!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
1 1/2 dozen

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How to Make ​​Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let's go over the basics:

What Makes Chocolate Chip Cookies Chewy? 

The key to perfectly soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies? Brown sugar. It has a higher moisture content than its white counterpart, so it yields softer cookies. This recipe calls for a full cup of brown sugar and ½ a cup of white sugar. 

How to Make the Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies: 

  1. Sift the dry ingredients together in one bowl and beat the wet ingredients in another. 
  2. Add the dry mix to the wet mix, then stir in the chocolate chips. 
  3. Drop the dough by the spoonful onto a prepared baking sheet. 
  4. Bake until the edges are golden. 

How to Store ​​Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Store the cooled chocolate chip cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. To keep the cookies as soft for as long as possible, place a piece of white bread in the container to absorb the dry air and keep the cookies moist. 

Can You Freeze ​​Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies? 

Yes! You can freeze baked chewy chocolate chip cookies and chocolate chip cookie dough.

  • To freeze baked cookies: Allow the baked cookies to cool completely. Arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet, cover, and freeze for about three hours or up to overnight. Transfer the now-frozen cookies to a zip-top bag or freezer-safe container. Wrap in at least one layer of foil for extra protection. Freeze for up to two months.
  • To freeze cookie dough: Drop balls of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover and freeze for about three hours or up to overnight. Transfer the frozen cookies to a zip-top bag or freezer-safe container. Wrap in at least one layer of foil for extra protection. Freeze for up to two months.

Learn more: How to Freeze Cookies and Cookie Dough for Easy Baking

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise 

“These are insanely good when made exactly as instructed,” says AmeliaBedelia. “One thing I like to do occasionally is to brown the butter. It adds a caramel-y richness that elevates them even further.”

“This recipe is great and all of the cookies are almost gone after a day,” raves Alison. “I end up doubling the recipe and making bigger cookies, as well as adding in a bit of almond extract to taste.”

“These are our favorite chocolate chip cookies,” according to davilla39. “They always turn out delicious. I typically refrigerate the dough for a bit as well, since it’s a best practice for all drop cookies!”

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.

  2. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together; set aside.

  3. Beat brown sugar, melted butter, and white sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla until light and creamy; add flour mixture and stir until dough is just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

  4. Drop spoonfuls of dough 3 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheets briefly before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

285 Calories
14g Fat
40g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 285
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 3g
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 107mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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