Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies – classic chocolate chip cookies that stay super thick, chewy, delicious and turn out perfect every time!
Warm, gooey, straight out of the oven chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite treats ever.  I have tried many recipes over the years. I grew up with this Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. We always made the same recipe, I have had it memorized since I was probably 8 years old.
That along with homemade brownies.  We pretty much rotated between 2 desserts, and I can make them in a snap straight from my head to this day.
thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies lined on a plate

I grew up in the Mid-West, but moved to Colorado about six years ago. The altitude likes to mess with cookies!  So I have been on the quest for Perfect Chocolate Chip cookies every since.
These thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies work at altitude and sea level!  They have that great buttery flavor you are used to, and stay thick no matter where you live. And an added bonus…they use melted butter!  So you don’t have to wait for your butter to soften.
Thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies recipe
Do you want your cookies to turn out pretty with chocolate chips scattered on top like the picture?  As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, while they are cooling on the baking sheet put a few chips on the top of the cookies.  The more chocolate the better, right?!
So if you want to mix up your classic cookie recipe, want to make sure your cookies come out nice and thick, or just are craving warm gooey cookies give this Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe a try!

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chocolate chip cookies on a plate
5 from 5 votes

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Erin
Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies - classic chocolate chip cookies that stay super thick, chewy, delicious and turn out perfect every time!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 36


  • 2 cups plus 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 Tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven 325°.
  • In a bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside
  • In an electric mixer combine melted butter, brown sugar and sugar until well combined. Beat in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. 
  • Slowly mix in flour mixture until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Scoop about 2 tbls size balls of dough onto a baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes until the edges are set. 
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. 


Recipe from Annie's Eats


Serving: 1g | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36
Calories: 128
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  1. LOL! I see that you are in CO. So when saw the title of this posting, I thought you were going to talk about the bath products store HQ’d in Denver, Melt.

    Still, I found this post very informative, if just different from what I expected. : )

  2. So…do you think these would work as bars in a 9×13? I typically take things in to work, and having individual cookies can be hard; people often like to cut off a bar in a size they prefer. 😉 Thoughts? THANKS! These look awesome – I’m going to make them either way!

    1. They will bake up great as bars. The texture changes slightly, so they won’t be quite the same, but great to bring into work!