These big chocolate chip cookies are SO gooey, stuffed with chocolate, and everything you’d imagine when you think of a classic home-baked (original) chocolate chip cookie. Plus, these cookies are HUGE which I think makes them more fun. ?
Plus, they package really well to give away! We gave these out to our church youth group that we teach on Sundays. They were thrilled!
Tips for the perfect chocolate chip cookies
- Butter: Use cold butter! This will keep the cookies from spreading too much in the oven. Also, make sure to really cream the butter and sugar! It may take longer than the time listed depending on your mixer. It shouldn’t be crumbly.
- Dry Ingredients: Whisking together the dry ingredients beforehand makes sure that all of those ingredients are well distributed throughout every cookie without overmixing the dough. Overmixing can lead to dense cookies, or crisp and flat cookies, both of which we want to avoid. Once you add the dry ingredients to the mixer, don’t overmix! Use the lowest setting on your mixer and stop once the flour is just barely incorporated.
- Keep an eye on your cookies while baking! You don’t want them to cook even a minute too long, or they will be hard. Rotate halfway through baking–sometimes certain areas of the oven are hotter than others, so this ensures an even bake. My oven’s sweet spot is 9 minutes with these cookies, but it could be different for you. Check the cookies around 8 minutes, and they could need to cook as long as 10 or maybe even 11 minutes. But you’ll know they’re done once the top and base of the cookies are just starting to brown.
- Leave the cookies on the pan! Resist the urge to dig in once they come out of the oven. I actually love these cookies several hours after baking because they are still SO soft, but don’t completely fall apart while eating. These cookies need a minimum of 15 minutes to cool down, but waiting even longer (if you can) is great too.
While you can never go wrong with OG chocolate chip, try these sea salt caramel chocolate chip cookies or these chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies if you’re wanting to shake it up a little bit! Try these chocolate Almond Joy cookies or these frosted chocolate Oreo cookies as well!