Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  • The best recipe for Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Get the secrets that make these Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies better than the rest. 

    Bakery style chocolate chip cookie recipe - get the secrets to the best chocolate chip cookies

    Let’s face it, life was less stressful and more fun the past couple of weeks when the kids were on break and Chris had a few extra days off. I didn’t have to rush from workout to shower to forcing breakfast on the kids. There was no holding them down while trying to brush their teeth and get them dressed, just sweet little babes and lazy days.

    That’s exactly why I’m dreaming of my favorite Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies right now. Back-to-school was rough. Stressful days make me crave sweets and these Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies are just the fix I need.

    Please note that I’m not a patient person. As you’ll see below, I do not let the brown butter cool before moving onto the next step, which results in the swirling of chocolate chips. If this makes you cringe, you are a better person than I and are welcome to wait until the butter cools before proceeding. I promise, it won’t effect the taste one bit.

    Bakery style chocolate chip cookie recipe - get the secrets to the best chocolate chip cookies

    There are a couple secrets to my Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies  – these cookies are just as simple, but these little adaptations make them better than the bakery:

    • Brown the butter. Browned butter makes everything better.
    • Don’t over mix. Over beaten eggs will always fall flatter.
    • Make large dough balls and refrigerate.
    • Top them with cracked sea salt.
    • Don’t overbake.
    • Do serve/enjoy them warm. I put them in the microwave for 20 seconds before enjoying.

    Bakery style chocolate chip cookie recipe - get the secrets to the best chocolate chip cookies

    What Makes Chocolate Chip Cookies Chewy?

    High moisture content! That’s why these Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with brown butter and into dough balls refrigerated for 2+ hours in a sealed container or cookie sheet. The mass help keeps moisture in. Bake time is also important – you want to remove them from the oven when the edges are just golden brown leaving a soft, pale center.

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients:

    • butter
    • sugar
    • brown sugar
    • vanilla
    • eggs
    • baking soda
    • baking powder
    • tsp salt
    • flour
    • chocolate chips
    • sea salt {optional to top cookies for that over the top flavor!}

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    Bakery style chocolate chip cookie recipe - get the secrets to the best chocolate chip cookies

    Get all my tips for these Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies in the video below:

    The easy recipe for Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies:

    Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

    The best recipe for Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with brown butter for added flavor and moisture and topped with sea salt to make them out of this world delicious!
    Course Dessert
    Keyword chocolate chip cookies, easy cookies, easy dessert, homemade cookies, sugar cookies
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 12 minutes
    Total Time 22 minutes
    Servings 36
    Calories 177 kcal


    • 1 c butter
    • 3/4 c sugar
    • 1 c brown sugar
    • 1 Tbsp vanilla
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 3 c flour
    • 2 c chocolate chips
    • sea salt


    1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Swirl it until brown in color & it reaches a nutty aroma. Remove from heat.
    2. Meanwhile, combine sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Mix browned butter in.
    3. Gently blend in eggs, careful not to over mix.
    4. Sprinkle baking soda, baking powder, salt & flour over mixture & fold in until combined.
    5. Fold in chocolate chips.
    6. Make large balls & place on parchment paper. Refrigerator for 2+ hours.
    7. Preheat oven to 350, crack with sea salt & bake 12 minutes.

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    Nutrition Facts
    Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 177 Calories from Fat 63
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 7g11%
    Saturated Fat 4g20%
    Cholesterol 24mg8%
    Sodium 108mg5%
    Potassium 31mg1%
    Carbohydrates 25g8%
    Sugar 16g18%
    Protein 1g2%
    Vitamin A 195IU4%
    Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
    Calcium 24mg2%
    Iron 0.7mg4%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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