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Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

December 16th, 2021
4.93 from 856 votes
4.93 from 856 votes

Ultra thick Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies feature golden brown edges with ooey and gooey centers. This easy recipe can be made in 30 minutes! Download my free Cookie Customization Guide here!

Yield: 26 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Full of sweet butterscotch & chocolate flavors, exactly how a chocolate chip cookie should taste!
Texture: Thick and chock full of gooey chocolate with slightly crisp edges.
Ease: No special ingredients, equipment, or skills needed!
Pros: Easy everyday delightful chocolate chip cookie recipe. I think you’ll love this one.
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? I’ve already made this recipe many times and have the dough in my freezer for when the craving strikes.

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My favorite type of recipe to bake is absolutely COOKIES. They’re so fun and simple and can teach us SO much about the science of baking.

The Ultimate Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies is still one of my most popular posts, visited by over two million people.

Overhead shot of easy chocolate chip cookie recipe

That post inspired the creation of my second cookbook, The Ultimate Cookie Handbook. And since THOUSANDS of you have purchased that cookbook, I think it’s clear that we’re all obsessed with cookies here.

That’s why I’m SO thrilled to share this Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe with you today. In my opinion, it’s the perfect easy everyday chocolate chip cookie recipe. This homemade recipe is simple to make and yields thick, beautiful golden brown cookies, crisp at the edges and gooey at the center.

Watch the video below to step into my kitchen and see exactly how to bake these delicious cookies with me. I give tons of tips and tricks for getting perfectly thick cookies with chocolate chunks, and you can see what every step of this recipe should look like!

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There’s actually a time-lapse video shot of these cookies cooling right after I took them out of the oven. You can see that they hardly shrink or deflate as they cool. If you only beat the butter and sugar for 2 to 3 minutes max, your cookies shouldn’t deflate!

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies ingredients and cookie dough

Best ooey gooey bakery style chocolate chip cookies stacked

How to Make The Best Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

How to make soft chocolate chip cookies:

The key to the best soft cookies is to take the chocolate chip cookies out of the oven just before they look like they’re done baking. They should still appear slightly wet in the very center. The residual heat of the oven and pan will finish cooking the cookies through to soft perfection once you allow them to cool completely.

Also, measure your flour correctly to improve your baking forever. Too much flour will lead to dry, dense, or crumbly chocolate chip cookies that barely spread.

Why are my chocolate chip cookies flat?

When making cookies, be sure your butter is at a cool room temperature before beating with your sugar. It shouldn’t be greasy or overly soft otherwise it’ll melt and spread the cookies too much.

The warmer your chocolate chip cookie dough is when it enters the oven, the thinner and flatter your cookies will be. To prevent flat cookies, try freezing your balls of cookie dough while your oven preheats. Learn more about how to bake THICK cookies here.

Better yet, refrigerate your chocolate chip cookie dough for 24 to 48 hours. This ‘marination’ process will transform your chocolate chip cookies by making them thicker, chewier, and more flavorful! Plus, this is a perfect way to make your delicious cookies ahead of time. Read more about the magic of chilling your cookie dough here. NOTE: chilling is OPTIONAL for this recipe but using chilled dough will enhance your cookies!

comparison of chocolate chip cookies baked immediately vs chilled

How to make chewy chocolate chip cookies:

One of the keys to CHEWY chocolate chip cookies is to use more brown sugar than granulated sugar. The molasses in the brown sugar draws in more moisture, making the cookies thicker, softer, and chewier.

For extra chewy cookies, try adding an extra egg yolk to this recipe. You can also replace half or all of the all-purpose flour in this recipe with bread flour for an ultra chewy bite.

How to bake chocolate chip cookies:

For the BEST chocolate chip cookies, make the recipe below keeping these top tips in mind:

  1. Use a kitchen scale to measure your ingredients for the BEST most consistent results.
  2. Make the recipe exactly as written, without substitutions, at least the first time you bake it.

Use the correct baking pan and a spring-loaded cookie scoop for bakery-quality cookies at home. More on that below!

Why use a cookie scoop?

Using a stainless steel spring-loaded cookie scoop when portioning out cookie dough is one of the KEYS to beautiful, uniform, evenly-shaped and evenly-baked cookies. My cookie scoop is one of my most frequently used kitchen gadgets. A spring-loaded scoop saves you *so much time* in forming the balls of dough. When using a scoop, you ensure each ball is evenly sized so the cookies bake evenly, meaning you don’t have any small overbaked cookies or large underbaked cookies. Learn more about Cookie Scoops and how to use them here!

What’s the difference between baking soda and baking powder?

Baking powder and baking soda are both chemical leaveners that work to create light textures in baked goods.

Although baking powder actually contains baking soda, the two leaveners are very different. Baking powder and baking soda are not interchangeable – just take a look at the impact the type of leavener used had on each of the cookies below!

comparison of chocolate chip cookies made with baking powder vs baking soda

Find out more in my Baking Soda vs. Baking Powder article here.

Which baking pan is best for cookies?

Take a look at the chocolate chip cookies below. These cookies are all the same batch of cookie dough, baked at the same temperature of 350°F, baked for the same amount of time of 12 minutes. The only difference? The type of baking pan used!

Check out my Best (and WORST) Baking Pans article here for more details on the science of baking pans.

Side-by-side testing to find the best baking pans! Including nonstick vs. aluminum, and which pans specifically you should NEVER use!

How to Keep Chocolate Chip Cookies Fresh

The best cookies are the freshest, there’s no magical way around that. However, here are a few tricks to keeping them fresh and soft for as long as possible!

Can you freeze chocolate chip cookies?

I love the taste of cookies straight from the oven the best. I always keep pre-scooped balls of chocolate chip cookie dough in a resealable bag in my freezer, so I can bake cookies off and have them warm from the oven in a matter of minutes whenever I want. Here are more tips for freezing cookie dough.

But for those times when you need to keep already-baked cookies soft, see below for my tips. First of all, most cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temp for up to 5 days. Be sure they are completely cooled before storing.

How to keep cookies soft:

To keep your baked chocolate chip cookies soft, you can add an apple wedge, piece of bread, or a tortilla on the top and bottom of the cookies to the container a day or two after baking them, or whenever you find the texture starting to harden. The moisture from the bread or apple will migrate to your cookies, making them soft and chewy again.

A tortilla is a favorite of mine because it takes up much less room than a slice of bread, and doesn’t transfer any flavors or aromas like an apple wedge. Not to mention, it fits into a round cookie tin pretty perfectly.

How to refresh stored cookies:

What I like to do is reheat and refresh the cookies in a 350°F oven for 3-5 minutes. Your toaster oven should work just fine. This improves the texture and there’s nothing like a warm chocolate chip cookie!

Bite taken out of thick bakery style chocolate chip cookies

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4.93 from 856 votes

How to make
Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 26 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Ultra thick Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies feature golden brown edges with ooey and gooey centers. This easy recipe can be made in 30 minutes! Download my free Cookie Customization Guide here!


  • 3 cups (380 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 sticks (227 grams) unsalted butter, at cool room temperature (67°F)
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups (247 grams) lightly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 cups (340 grams) semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.

  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla and eggs. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips.

  4. If time permits, wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 24 hours but no more than 72 hours. This allows the dough to “marinate” and makes the cookies thicker, chewier, and more flavorful. Let dough sit at room temperature just until it is soft enough to scoop.

  5. Divide the dough into 3-tablespoon sized balls using a large cookie scoop and drop onto prepared baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

  7. Although I prefer cookies fresh from the oven, these can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. See post for storage tips.

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Course : Dessert
Cuisine : American
Keyword : chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chips, chocolate cookies, cookies

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I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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    amelia — April 14, 2023 at 12:00 pm


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    Peggy — April 12, 2023 at 11:40 am

    I have made these cookies for a babies birthday and everyone loved them. I didn’t even get to eat 1, how can I make them a little more flatter and not so puffy?

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — April 14, 2023 at 1:10 pm

      Hi Peggy! So glad to hear that everyone enjoyed these cookies! It sounds like perhaps you accidentally added too much flour. How do you measure your ingredients? By volume (using cups), or by weight (using a digital kitchen scale)? When measuring by volume, it’s so easy to mis-measure ingredients (particularly flour) and throw off the entire chemistry of a recipe. Check out Tessa’s article here, where she talks about how to best measure ingredients to ensure accuracy every time.

      Also, how old are your leavening agents? If your baking soda/powder are not fresh, they won’t do their jobs and your baked goods can not rise properly, fall after baking, and much more. Tessa talks about the science behind leavening agents, and how to test for leavener freshness, in this article here!

      I hope something here helps, Peggy, and I hope you try these cookies again sometime! If you didn’t already, try allowing the dough to chill for 24-72 hours next time. This enhances the flavor so much, it makes the cookies sooo much better! Happy baking 🙂

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      Andrea — April 15, 2023 at 9:20 pm

      So I just learned this, yesterday! After the cookies are done baking, tap the entire pan fairly hard on the counter, until flat, and cracked! They came out perfect!!

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    Venus — April 7, 2023 at 7:13 pm

    I made these tonight and they were absolutely delicious!

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    Igotmomhands — April 6, 2023 at 8:05 pm

    Favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe by far !!!!

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    Ellen A — April 4, 2023 at 8:58 am

    My picky daughter said they were the best ever. I got a food scale-so easy and precise. I only refrigerated dough for a few hours this time rather than overnight. Overnight is definitively what I’ll do in the future (if we can wait)! Thanks, Tessa

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    Lilly — April 2, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    So delicious! Thank you!

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    Ameerah — April 2, 2023 at 8:03 am

    absolutely amazing! i made these into cookie bars aswell! so delicious

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    Maeve — April 1, 2023 at 2:05 am

    Oh my goodness, when I tell you these cookies were amazing I mean it! Trust me, I’ve tried many cookie recipes and this one is the best! They are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside! Definitely making again! Thank you for the recipe! FYI: the cookies are quite big!

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    Lynette — March 28, 2023 at 9:15 pm

    I was worried it was too much flour and would be dry. It was a thicker cookie and was delicious. My new favorite recipe. Highly recommend.

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    Amber Garcia — March 26, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    Best cookies I’ve ever made! Thank you so much. I ended up adding walnuts to half of my dough and it came out super yummy.

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    christina — March 26, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    Best cookies ever! These have been my go to since December. My whole family request on a regular basis! Thanks for the recipe! Btw definitely not dry like a prior comment said, they must have not followed steps correctly.

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    Michelle Losee — March 26, 2023 at 10:51 am

    These cookies were absolutely phenomenal. just wondering if I could do a bar version?

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — March 27, 2023 at 8:37 am

      Hi Michelle! We haven’t tried that, so I can’t say for sure sorry! I don’t see why it wouldn’t work – it just might take a little experimenting to get the bake time perfect in your oven 🙂 Let us know how it goes if you give this a try!

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    Wahida obaidi — March 25, 2023 at 11:15 pm

    These cookies are so good and even better after they are out of the oven for awhile! I made some without refrigerating the dough and one with. I like it better when the dough is cold, I think the cookies come out thicker!

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    Marie — March 24, 2023 at 7:17 am

    Was really good but a little too dry. My friends loved them. I personally expected them to be chewier.

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — March 24, 2023 at 9:43 am

      Hi Marie! I’m sorry these cookies weren’t as chewy as they should be. How do you measure your ingredients? By volume (using cups), or by weight (using a digital kitchen scale)? When measuring by volume, it’s so easy to mis-measure ingredients (particularly flour) and throw off the entire chemistry of a recipe. Excess flour will cause cookies to be drier and heavier than they should be, and may prevent chewiness from developing. Check out Tessa’s article here, where she talks about how to best measure ingredients to ensure accuracy every time.

      If you didn’t already try it this time, we also recommend refrigerating the dough (as mentioned in the pink tip box, above the recipe) if you want to encourage some more chewiness – the tips above will explain why in greater detail 🙂

      I hope you’ll give these another try, Marie – they really are so good! Happy baking 🙂

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    Lynn — March 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    Great recipe, easy to make, thanks

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    Becky R — March 22, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    Hands down the best cookies I’ve not only ever made, the best cookies I’ve ever EATEN!! Thank you for the amazing recipe! My family is obsessed.

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    Krystal — March 19, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    This is our families favourite cookie recipe. We have swapped out white sugar for cane sugar and also swapped the eggs for ground flax seed substitute. They’re amazing, soft and chewy. We love them!

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    Lila C — March 19, 2023 at 2:15 pm

    I have made this cookies 5 times in the past 3 weeks for family and they absolutely love them! I will continue making them by this recipe.

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — March 20, 2023 at 11:35 am

      Yay!! That’s so wonderful to hear, Lila! So glad these are such a hit with your family 🙂

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    Sarah — March 19, 2023 at 10:34 am

    They were a little too cake like for me. I think I prefer a flatter chewier cookie. Also, I felt like it was missing something. Like lacking a flavor? I don’t know what that could be since it has all the right ingredients.

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — March 20, 2023 at 11:51 am

      Hi Sarah! It definitely sounds like something went wrong along the way, as these cookies shouldn’t be cakey at all. This recipe is usually a nice, chewy cookie with a perfect thickness (not too thin and not too thick). How do you measure your ingredients? By volume (using cups), or by weight (using a digital kitchen scale)? When measuring by volume, it’s so easy to mis-measure ingredients (particularly flour) and throw off the entire chemistry of a recipe – which will give you cakier cookies, and also can make it feel like they’re lacking in flavor. Check out Tessa’s article here, where she talks about how to best measure ingredients to ensure accuracy every time. I hope that helps, Sarah, and I hope you give these cookies another try sometime – they really are delicious! 🙂

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    Brittany Rickard — March 17, 2023 at 7:22 am

    The first time I made these cookies, they were the best cookies I’ve had in my life! Since then, I’ve tried it 2-3 times and the cookie part of the cookie is lacking flavor and I have no clue what I’m doing different. Any thoughts?!

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    Brittany Rickard — March 16, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    Am I able to sub dark brown sugar for the light brown sugar? If so, how would it change the cookie and would it be the same measurement?

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — March 17, 2023 at 7:04 am

      Hi Brittany! Yes, you can make that switch for the same amount of sugar, but using dark brown sugar will give the cookies a darker color and a deeper, more pronounced butterscotchy flavor, thanks to the extra molasses in dark brown sugar. They should still be delicious though! Let us know what you think if you give this a try!

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    Lorraine — March 14, 2023 at 11:12 am

    Omg these cookies are amazing. Best recipe I have made….and I have tried many chocolate chip cookie recipes… I made some large ones and small ones for my grandsons… i couldn’t wait to try them….still a little warm bite into it and talk about chewy and gooey…yummy!! I made them with bread flour all 3 cups…anyway you have me hooked… thank you for your delicious recipe

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    Janet — March 13, 2023 at 2:37 pm

    These are amazing! Best chocolate chip cookies. Follow recipe exactly. I did have to cook about 16 min and added Maldon flaky salt on top.

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    Darcie — March 13, 2023 at 12:33 pm

    Fantastic cookie recipe. I used salted butter and all way fine. 10/10 also makes a good number of cookies. I pulled out at 11am let them set for 5 then on to cooling rack. I like soft cookies.

  25. #
    Melissa Egan — March 11, 2023 at 7:37 pm

    Best chocolate chip cookie ever!

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    Ashley — March 6, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    I made these cookies and they have great flavor, but they were all very flat. I even tried freezing them and waited to cook them again and they came out flat…

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    Rosemary — March 4, 2023 at 7:58 pm

    My chocolate chip cookies always turned out flat and crispy. I prefer thick, crispy around the edges with a soft slightly chewy center. I’ve been searching for a recipe that would produce these results and finally my search is over! I’ve found the main “secrets”” are chilled dough and removing from the oven when they don’t look quite done. Super delicious perfection!

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    Barbie — February 28, 2023 at 9:19 pm

    This is an amazing recipe!! I thought for sure it would be too much flour and not enough granulated sugar but it all balance out perfectly. I make a cookie cake with it and it was perfect!!

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    Pn — February 28, 2023 at 7:31 am

    At what temperature and how long should I bake these on a convection oven? Thank you so much!

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    Mariel — February 27, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    I made these today. They are simply amazing. I will continue to make them. I followed all the directions exactly and I am so pleased they turned out so well. Thank you for a great recipe!

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    Rachel — February 26, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    Listen. This is hands down THE BEST COOKIE RECIPE ON THE PLANET. When I tell you that EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I make these, I get at least 5 compliments on how delicious these cookies are. I have had so many people ask me for the recipe. It deserves an award. I have made this recipe probably at least 100 times. I listen to anything she says in her recipes because she knows what she’s doing. Spectacular baker.

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    Tracy — February 25, 2023 at 5:43 pm

    The best chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever made and I have been cooking for a long time! I loved the salty/sweet ration. I am a food service manager of a large camp and will definitely add this recipe to our repertoire.

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    Justine — February 23, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    My go to recipe! Everyone loves them when I make them 🙂 Thank you for sharing! God bless 🙂

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      Emily — February 24, 2023 at 8:30 am

      Yay! So happy to hear that, Justine!

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    Hannah E — February 23, 2023 at 10:23 am

    Made them once so far and now everyone asks for the recipe! Making more today, they are perfect!

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    Joe — February 22, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    These didn’t flatten and were so dry. They taste like a scone or a biscuit and we’re such a waste. Had to throw them out because they were simply inedible. Showed my whole family and they all agreed and were disgusted by the dry texture and taste of these cookies. Don’t quite understand why this was at the top of the list on google search because these cookies are just awful.

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      Emily — February 23, 2023 at 7:53 am

      Sorry you experienced issues with your cookies! When cookies don’t flatten and are dry, dense, or crumbly, it is because too much flour has been added to the dough. I highly encourage you to use a digital scale when measuring your ingredients, especially the flour, to ensure accuracy. It’ll improve your baking forever! Find out more details HERE. I really hope you give this recipe another try so you can enjoy the cookies the way they’re meant to taste. Please let us know how it goes if you do!

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      Tiffany — February 26, 2023 at 12:38 pm

      I have made this exact recipe dozens of times and they turn out amazing, every single time. I’ve even been paid to make them for friends, as well, because that’s how good this recipe is. It must be a bakers mistake honestly because I’ve never had them flat, dry, or taste like a scone or taste disgusting. I’m thinking you just need to measure properly in order for it to turn out the way they should. One pointer would be sure to use a spoon to fill each cup of flour & level with the back of a butter knife. Definitely seems like you’re using way too much flour and perhaps scooped your measurements of flour.. just a few pointers so you could maybe get it right to see how perfect this recipe truly is.

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      Steph — March 2, 2023 at 8:11 pm

      I had the same experience with the dry, unflattened, tasteless cookie. What a bummer. I’ll look into the digital scale!

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    Kat — February 22, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    LOVE this recipe! I love to double it with m&ms and freeze cookie dough for a quick weeknight cookie fix! Weighing my ingredients like a real baker has been a game changer! This is my go to favorite recipe!! Thanks so much!

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      Emily — February 23, 2023 at 7:46 am

      Woohoo!! We’re so happy to hear that, Kat!

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    Motia — February 21, 2023 at 10:09 pm

    Turned out perfectly!

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    Alyssa — February 21, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    These taste great, but came out totally flat, therefore similar to other chocolate chip cookie recipes. I only chilled my dough for about 18 hours since I needed them sooner than the suggested 24-48 hour chill time. However, I measured my flour in grams using a scale as suggested, and bought brand new baking soda. Also used an “airbake” cookie sheet, which have always been great at preventing browned bottoms and helping maintain ideal temperatures… not sure what went wrong.

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    Jan — February 20, 2023 at 11:53 am

    These are easy and delicious! I didn’t refer the dough just mixed it and rolled into golf balls size rounds! They didn’t spread like some cookies do! Which I liked! Will make again

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    Ashlinne hickox — February 18, 2023 at 3:27 pm

    I have tried this recipe twice and both times my butter and sugar mixture does not get very creamy the butter is more clumpy. When I add the eggs it more creamy but not smooth. Any tips?

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — February 21, 2023 at 10:33 am

      Hi Ashlinne! Hmm, that’s super strange. What temperature is the butter when creaming? It sounds like your butter might be a little too cold. You also might not be creaming your butter and sugar quite long enough – learn more about that here. I encourage you to check out all Tessa’s tips and info in the pink tip box above this recipe. I hope you give this recipe another try – these cookies really are soooo good (especially after the dough has rested 24-72 hours in the fridge!).

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    Carm — February 18, 2023 at 7:42 am

    Thankyou so much for all the explanation on the importance of ingredients. I do have a question and that is using cooking oil instead of butter. Have you tried and what’s your advice on using oil and how much? I’m planning on trying your recipe with canola oil so I’ll let you know how it goes

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    Amber — February 15, 2023 at 9:53 am

    Can anyone tell me how many cookies this recipe makes using the 3TBS scoop?

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — February 17, 2023 at 12:29 pm

      Hi Amber! It actually says this right at the top of the recipe card. This recipe makes 26 cookies 🙂 let us know what you think of the recipe, once you’ve given these cookies a try! 🙂

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    Ashlee — February 13, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    Not impressed. I was hoping the the sugar ratios would be the key to a chewier cookie, compared to a cakier one, but that wasn’t the case. They didn’t taste bad, just not the texture i was looking for.

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    Soozee — February 13, 2023 at 7:53 am

    Love this recipe. Can I wrap them put in the freezer for an hour or two instead of 24 hours in fridge?
    Also can I cut them in slices from the log?
    Thank you.

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — February 13, 2023 at 12:52 pm

      Hi Soozee! You can try forming the dough into a log and slicing – we haven’t tried it ourselves, but it should work. Sliced cookies often don’t look as pretty, because of the way some of the chocolate chips get cut off, and the different way they will spread out in the oven – but if that’s the way you’d prefer to portion out the dough, by all means, give it a try! As for the fridge vs the freezer, it doesn’t work the same way unfortunately. To gain all the benefits in texture, flavor and even color, the dough needs to be refrigerated 24-72 hours. Freezing just can’t give those same benefits. Read more about this here! Happy baking 🙂

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    Julianne — February 10, 2023 at 9:37 am

    Hi Kiersten!

    I wanted to make less cookies, is it okay to cut the ingredients in half and yield the same results (texture, taste, etc)? Also would anything change with the chewiness if I add less chocolate chips?

    I’m super excited to make this and thought your recipe stood out to many others I’ve researched (:

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — February 10, 2023 at 9:48 am

      Hi Julianne! Yes, you can absolutely cut this recipe in half – just be sure to double-check each ingredient as you add it, just to be sure you didn’t accidentally add the wrong amount (I know I’ve done that before haha!). Cutting the recipe in half won’t change the texture – but if time permits, we definitely recommend refrigerating these cookies 24-72 hours before baking, for maximum chewiness! Check out all of Tessa’s tips in the pink tip box above the recipe for more info 🙂 Let us know what you think once you’ve given these cookies a try – we think you’ll love them! 🙂

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    Rachael Wilkes — February 9, 2023 at 8:30 pm

    They came out SO GOOD!!! Helped my daughter make them for a 4H competition. Fingers crossed she takes them to school tomorrow.

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    Holly — February 8, 2023 at 9:49 am

    These are the best! Wish I could share my picture of them! Won’t go back to any other recipe

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    Doreen Goh — February 7, 2023 at 9:18 am

    tks for sharing.. instead of scoop the dough, i weigh it for 75g per ball.. baked freezed dough straight from freezer at 156 degree for 16min (preheat 20min+).however still found it bit under cook. able to advise what will be the good temp & duration to archive ideal cookie? TIA

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — February 8, 2023 at 12:38 pm

      Hi Doreen! Since we measure these out by size and not weight, I cannot tell you exactly how long they will bake for (and every oven is different, as well as most ovens not actually running at the temperature they say they are!) so I can only guide you to bake until golden brown. Tessa’s article here on baking cookies from frozen may help you too 🙂 You can always bake off one test cookie, see how that tastes, and adjust the timing from there, until you perfect the level of baking to your satisfaction! I hope that helps. Happy baking!

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    Harriet — February 4, 2023 at 9:39 pm

    Great recipe
    Substituted one of the white flour cups for wholemeal, turned out great.

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    Sue — January 30, 2023 at 9:17 pm

    Cookies do not flatten. Followed recipe perfectly. Don’t know where all these 5* reviews came from. Perhaps from bots.

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    Pumla — January 29, 2023 at 10:57 am

    The cookies came out beautiful, and with a nice crunch around the edges. Will definitely make them again. However, i would like to know which sugar to reduce if I wanted to reduce. Both my sister and I found them very sweet.

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — January 30, 2023 at 11:46 am

      Hi Pumla! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed these cookies, but before you experiment with cutting down on the sugar, I highly recommend reading this article about the function of sugar in baking. I would recommend trying a darker chocolate chip, such as a bittersweet chocolate, rather than lowering the sugar.

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    Rachel — January 25, 2023 at 4:20 pm

    Finally!!!! Perfect recipe and my little guys are happy…I used a big cookie scoop and they made ice cream sandwiches. By the way, my little guys are 22 and 24. 😉


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    Tracey Johnson — January 25, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    This is the best recipe! I did chill the dough overnight and I made cookie bars instead and they turned out perfect. My go to recipe frim now in. Thank you!

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    james m — January 25, 2023 at 8:51 am

    what do we preheat the oven too? i didn’t see it!

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — January 25, 2023 at 9:43 am

      Hi James! It’s the first line under ‘Directions’ in the recipe itself. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Happy baking 🙂

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    Sylvia — January 24, 2023 at 9:36 am

    Made it with my 5 year old grandaughter and it was a huge success!! She loved it ( me too!) !!

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    Nikki — January 23, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    Very descriptive recipe and absolutely delicious cookies. Definitely my favorite!!

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    Patsy Roman — January 20, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    Why do my Bakery Chocolate Cookies sink after cooling? I do use a medium scoop instead of a large scoop. Does that make a difference?

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    Taylor — January 18, 2023 at 9:50 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe! However, I can’t figure out how many calories are in these cookies. Would you happen to know? Thanks!!

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      Kiersten @ Handle the Heat — January 19, 2023 at 2:32 pm

      Hi Taylor! We’re so glad to hear that you enjoy Tessa’s recipe so much! We don’t have nutritional information for our recipes, as we believe that dessert should be an indulgence! You should be able to find a nutritional calculator online to assist with this, if you wish! 🙂

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    Maria — January 17, 2023 at 10:42 am

    I have made these cookies numerous times. Five stars, is not enough. I even went as far as making the dough and freezing it in balls, then giving them like that as Xmas gifts. I even did your sugar cookie recipe the same way. My entire family and extended family have raved and raved about all of them! Will continue to make these ALWAYS!

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    Kyana — January 16, 2023 at 8:53 pm

    Can this dough be frozen?

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