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


  • 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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