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Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe By Tessa Arias
October 7th, 2021
4.91 from 308 votes
4.91 from 308 votes

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies might be as big as your face! They're ultra rich and thick, crisp at the edges, gooey in the middle, and chewy throughout.

Yield: 12 giant cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Sweet without being cloying, slight butterscotch flavor, and plenty of chocolate chips.
Texture: Perfection. Crisp and chewy on the edges, ooey and gooey inside. These cookies warm out of the oven with a cold glass of (almond) milk may be one of my favorite things in life.
Ease: The actual dough isn’t very different from most chocolate chip cookie recipes, except this one uses cold butter. Then you roll gigantic balls of dough to bake, like seriously 4 times the size of most cookies!
Appearance: Mouthwatering.
Pros: These are the perfect warm-from-the-oven cookies and they are just sinful. They are big enough to share if you aren’t feeling so indulgent.
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? I’ve already made these cookies 3 times. This recipe is DANGEROUS.

Some desserts I have to be in the mood to eat. When it comes to chocolate chip cookies, however, I could always have one (or two).

The kind of chocolate chip cookie I’m in the mood for can vary, though. Cakey, crispy, chewy, gooey, nutty, there are so many different kinds. One of my favorites will always be the crisp and chewy yet melty and gooey kind that are best still warm with a glass of milk.

Cookie dough is great, but my greatest weakness has to be cookies just out of the oven. I mean, is there any aroma more intoxicating? My last meal on earth would have to include these giant chocolate chip cookies (maybe also some brownies) because they are that over-the-top good.

This recipe was partially inspired by Levain Bakery. I had the opportunity to visit a few years ago and while the cookies were absolutely gorgeous, I found them to be too much.

Four giant chocolate chip cookies

Which is something I never thought I’d saw. But you could only have a few bites before you felt such a heaviness sitting in your stomach. I think it’s because the center of those cookies is so underdone and gooey. Don’t get me wrong, it’s amazing, but I prefer something I can enjoy without such limits 😉

So this is my dream version of a huge, big, giant chocolate chip cookie that’s over the top but still edible and enjoyable to the last bite.

Take a peek below in the light pink box for my recipe tips and answers to common questions!

How to Make PERFECT Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bowl of giant chocolate chip cookie dough

Cold butter for cookie dough?!

I know, this seems to go against everything you’ve learned that butter should be room temperature for creaming.

If you’ve read Tip #1 in my 3 Reasons Your Cookies Flop article, then you’ll know the calamity warm butter can cause your cookies.

It all but ensures your cookies will spread out too thin and sad.

This recipe was developed to use cold butter to ensure the cookies stay ultra thick and tall and don’t flatten.

Because of this, it’s best to use a stand mixer and not a hand mixer for this recipe.

Balls of big and thick chocolate chip cookie dough

Chocolate chips and chunks = maximum gooeyness!

I use both in this recipe to get the most gooey delicousness possible.

If using chocolate chunks, be sure to chop up the chocolate yourself. Pre-made chocolate chunks won’t get as gooey.

You can also use baking wafers, discs, or feves such as these in place of the chunks.

How to shape this dough

I used my biggest cookie scoop with a kitchen scale to get accurate portions of this dough. Each ball of dough is a whopping quarter pound!

Sea Salt? The secret to extra tasty cookies!

This is optional, but you can add a sprinkling of flaky finishing sea salt to the cookies right after pulling them out of the oven really brings out that butterscotch flavor. I love fleur de sel for this. Not to mention it makes the cookies that much more mouthwatering visually!

How to Make These Cookies Ahead of Time

These cookies are particularly best the day they’re baked, in my opinion.

For this reason, I prefer to freeze the balls of cookie dough. Get my full instructions on how to freeze cookie dough here. If baking from frozen, reduce the heat to 340°F and add a few minutes to the baking time.

Giant chocolate chip cookies cut in half with gooey chocolate

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4.91 from 308 votes

How to make
Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 12 giant cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies might be as big as your face! They're ultra rich and thick, crisp at the edges, gooey in the middle, and chewy throughout.


  • 3 cups (380 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 sticks (227 grams) cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups (250 grams) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (255 grams) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks or wafers
  • Flaky sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar on medium-high speed until well combined and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, then add in the vanilla and beat until combined. Gradually beat in the flour mixture on low speed until combined. Beat in the chocolate chips and half the chunks.

  4. Weigh out 1/4 cup (4 ounces or 113 gram) portions of dough and roll into an even ball. Place the dough balls on the prepared baking sheets, spacing far apart. Bake 6 cookies per pan. Press chocolate chunks into the top of each ball of dough.

  5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the cookies are slightly browned at the edges and puffy. Bake longer for crispier, chewier cookies, bake less for ooey gooey cookies. Sprinkle with sea salt.

  6. Cookies will deflate slightly as they cool. They are best the day they are baked but may be stored in an airtight container for 2 days.

Recipe Video

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate

This post was originally published in 2012 and updated in 2020 with recipe improvements, baking tips, and new photos. Photos by Ashley McLaughlin.

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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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  1. #
    Csilla — November 2, 2012 at 4:58 am

    Oooh they really look more than wonderful 🙂 I am always on the hunt for the perfect cookies so I am definitely gonna try this one!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — November 2, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Pretty please pass me one, or two. I could absolutely break for a cookie right now 🙂

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      Alex — May 23, 2020 at 6:48 pm

      It did not work for me. My mix & result was crumbly and dry. I have to cut the recipe in half cause 6 big cookies is enough and that might have messed things up. Also we don’t use grams in Canada. So 1 stick of butter seems to be 1/2 a cup. Any idea?

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    Alvin — November 2, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Forgive the dumb question but what is the point of using cold butter in these? I’ve traditionally only seen cold butter used when you want to maintain chunks of butter in the dough and that is not the case here.

    This is not to say I won’t try them on the weekend as I’ve been looking for a cookie to make and these do look yummy.

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      Tessa — November 2, 2012 at 7:38 am

      Not a dumb question! Since the cold butter is creamed as opposed to blended (like with pastry dough), it just keeps the dough cooler so when it hits the hot oven it maintains a thick, fat shape instead of spreading into flat cookies.

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    Alvin — November 2, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Thanks Tessa. For easier mixing then I assume a similar result can be reproduced from chilling the dough before baking. Might make for easier mixing. BTW, I really enjoy your site. Nice work.

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      Tessa — November 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      That should work… if you have the patience to wait for the dough to chill! If you have a stand mixer you should be able to cream the cold butter and sugar with no problems. I was a little worried about it when I first made these cookies but my Kitchenaid mixer had the dough ready to go in a matter of minutes. Thank you!

  5. #
    Lindsay — November 2, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Um, hello.

    Darn if you make me crave actual cookies for once!!

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      Tessa — November 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      Hahaha 🙂

  6. #
    Donna — November 2, 2012 at 10:27 am

    These were awesome, but I’ll cut down on the sugar and butter next time. However, mine spread completely flat and thin – why? I did everything as you said. :S
    (Photo if you care :D)

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      Tessa — November 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      Wow I can’t believe you already made these!! Did you use cold butter?

  7. #
    Donna — November 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Haha, I’m home for the weekend so I made my parents a treat 😀 they loved it!
    I did use cold butter, straight out of the fridge and cubed. My mother’s poor old mixer barely got through the dough, but everything turned out fine except the thickness. They spread ridiculously thin. I eyed the ingredients a bit because my mother doesn’t own a scale, so maybe I put in too much of something else? Baking powder or soda perhaps?

  8. #
    Emily — November 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I’ve had Levain Bakery’s cookies and they are amazing! I will have to try the recipe and report back. The Levian version had huge bittersweet chocolate chips, which probably added to their amazingness….

  9. #
    Katarina — November 2, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    It’s never wrong to eat chocolate chip cookies! These are beautiful!

  10. #
    Laurie — November 3, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I’m so impressionable when it comes to your recipes. I’m in the middle of a bit of a weekend work fiasco and I had an hour of downtime til the next update so I made the cookies. YUM!

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      Tessa — November 4, 2012 at 6:26 pm

      Yay! Hope they improved your working weekend a bit 🙂

  11. #
    Lynna — November 4, 2012 at 1:33 am

    I`m totally sold on these cookies, especially since you made them 3 times!

  12. #
    Mali — November 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I just made these and they turned out delicious. The first batch I made turned out flat even though I stuck to the recipe. I refrigerated the remaining dough for 30 mins before baking and the rest turned out perfect. Thick, crispy on the outside and nice and gooey on the inside. I’d recommend to everyone to do the same for best results!

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      Tessa — November 4, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      Good to know! I didn’t have to chill mine but everyone’s ingredients/kitchen/oven is different so chilling is a great idea.

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        Angie Kam — May 14, 2020 at 3:23 pm

        My cookies turned out a bit too thick like a muffin top. I guess I should leave them out to warm a bit before baking?

  13. #
    Samantha Morelli — November 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I am making these right now and they are amazing!! I added butterscotch chips with the chocolate chips and it is amazing!

  14. #
    Jason — August 21, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Just made these turned out good, I have another chip recipe I use those always turn out Very flat these came out alot better I’ll be making these alot!!

  15. #
    TIerra — December 13, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    I’m not sure what I did wrong but the dough seems to be runny…I have them in the fridge to maybe thicken it up a little. I think my butter was too soft. IDK

  16. #
    Sheryl — June 3, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    How many cookies can you fit on a standard baking sheet, if you use the 1/4 cup size balls?

  17. #
    Laura G — March 16, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Just wondering how much approx. the two sticks of butter weighed?

  18. #
    Patty — April 21, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    These were yummy but I had to laugh when you said they are a Levain Bakery copycat recipe. They are nothing like Levain, other than the size. Levain’s cookies are gooey on the inside and more of a cake/muffin type cookie and are not overly sweet.

  19. #
    annabelle — July 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    just wanted to say that this is a fantastic recipe. thank you! we have made these soo many times and they are always a hit with the family and others. they come out perfect everytime. my kitchenaid doesn’t struggle with the creaming – it’s perfect! we’ve started subbing half white choc chips and half macadamias in some batches too. so yummy& perfect.

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      Tessa — July 26, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      Wonderful!! 🙂

  20. #
    annabelle — July 25, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    oh & the dough freezes perfect once rolled into balls if anyone ever wants to do that. i make a double batch and they’re ready to go straight into the oven from frozen. dangerous having them always at hand but we have a lot of drop in football players who love sweets! well done , tessa! 🙂

  21. #
    Linda — February 4, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    OMG, these are amazing. I know I’m a bit late because all these comments are from like 2016 and stuff but I had to say I am very picky about my cookies. For a while, I have been searching for a new GO TO cookie recipe and I have definitely found it. I made these for my friends and they were gone in about 5 minutes. Thx for sharing your MAD SKILLS with us!!!!

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      Tessa — February 5, 2019 at 9:59 am

      Yay! So glad to hear that!

  22. #
    Linda — February 4, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    BTW just wondering if you could make some more vegan recipes. Just a suggestion since my dad is now vegan.

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      Tessa — February 5, 2019 at 9:59 am

      Hi Linda – vegan recipes aren’t my speciality, but there are plenty of vegan food blogs out there! 🙂

  23. #
    Janel — March 23, 2019 at 5:26 am

    I will be participating in a farmers market, (first time) next month and i am planning to do cookies which will call for many, many, many batches of cookies. What is the best way to prepare? Can I make my batches, form my cookie into balls, freeze them, and then bake the next day straight from the freezer?

  24. #
    Rhonda — April 12, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Love this recipe! Have made them a few times. Just wondering if I could substitute M&Ms for the chocolate chips?

  25. #
    Myra — September 9, 2019 at 4:49 am

    Can you make this dough and freeze individual cookie balls for two weeks before baking?

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      Emily Leishman — September 18, 2020 at 5:05 pm

      Yes, freezing cookie dough should work, but make sure to give them a few extra minutes in the oven. No need to thaw before baking.

  26. #
    Amya F Lopez — May 1, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Absolutely amazing recipe! The cookies turned out amazing!

  27. #
    Tawnya — May 1, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    Great chocolate chip cookie! Nice soft chewy texture and really easy to make. Will make again.

  28. #
    Victoria Lea — May 1, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Such a simple recipe but with great tips and tricks! The best chocolate chip cookie I’ve had!

  29. #
    Erin M Mauro — May 2, 2020 at 4:50 am

    These are great cookies! I made them a little smaller than the recipe called for but they taste great and I love the addition of sea salt!

  30. #
    Stephanie — May 2, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    Ah-mazing! I have used other recipes to make huge chocolate chip cookies, and most of the time they fall flat. This one with the cold butter trick nailed it. I love that they stay thick, and of course the flavor is phenomenal. I usually use the bakery chocolate chip cookie recipe, so I knew I couldn’t go wrong with this one. Happy Saturday in quarantine, aloha from Hawaii

  31. #
    Amber — May 2, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Great recipe. Look and taste great. I was a little confused about the 1/4 cup measuring for the cookie size. When I weighed 1/4 cup it definitely was not anywhere near 113 grams?

  32. #
    Ocean Lee — May 2, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Great recipe for large chocolate chip cookies, kept it at around 16 minutes and was a perfect combo of crispy outsides and gooey insides with the 114g cookie dough ball size.

    Used bittersweet wafers instead of semisweet, which if you really want to overload goes perfectly with some vanilla bean ice cream on top!

  33. #
    Michelle Parker — May 2, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    The dough is addicting and I love that the cookies are crisp, but also gooey. Will definitely be making again!

  34. #
    Carol johnson — May 2, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    I had good luck with this recipe. Don’t usually make large cookies. Thought they turned out ok, could of baked little shorter time. But cookies taste good no matter how they look. Great recipe, will use again.

  35. #
    Araceli Reyes — May 2, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    This is a wonderful recipe! I only did half of the recipe and it baked really well and was really gooey! I will definitely be making this recipe again!

  36. #
    Sharene Tam — May 2, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    These monstrous cookies came out as promised – crispy on the edges with a chewy center. My family thinks Tessa’s Bakery-Style CC dough has a more delicious flavor overall. Will try and see if those can be baked up as large as these and then compare. Biggest challenge was making the scoop large enough to weigh in properly!

  37. #
    Joanne Johnsen — May 3, 2020 at 7:40 am

    They baked up well and were tasty but I am more of a flat chewy choc chip cookie lover than I am the cake variety. This cookie was crispier than most that are so thick but the chocolate chips did not reveal themselves the way the sample picture suggests. I may have mixed the dough a little too long, increasing the gluten level and thus it’s cakiness. My husband did not complain however. He ate 2 which is considerable when you think about how much cookie dough that is.

  38. #
    Lisa — May 3, 2020 at 10:12 am

    These tasted amazing! Crunchy and gooey at the same time!

  39. #
    Erika Johnston — May 3, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    Definitely a great ooey gooey cookie! The use of sea salt really elevates this to something a little more refined!

  40. #
    Dana Trias Marion — May 3, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    This recipe came together very easily and turned out great! The cookies are delicious!

  41. #
    Alicia Thomasson — May 3, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    These are super rich and decadent. I love the butterscotch flavor the sea salt gives

  42. #
    Ana — May 3, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Best cookies ever! I loved them twice: while making it and of course eating it. You can’t eat just one.

  43. #
    Christina — May 3, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    These are soo good! Tons of chocolate, and chilling or freezing them prior to baking makes them minimize spread, which I love. I will definitely make these again.

  44. #
    Mandi — May 3, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    Excellent cookies!!! I’ve never used cold butter, but it worked!! These were very yummy, and they hardly had a chance to cool before they were gone!!

  45. #
    gslbhavani — May 4, 2020 at 7:20 am

    Just amazing…the cookies turned out really good.

  46. #
    Dilpreet — May 4, 2020 at 8:13 am

    Loved the recipe. Resulted in thick chewy cookies which were sooooo good ! Thank you for such a great recipe ❤️

  47. #
    Dilpreet — May 4, 2020 at 8:16 am

    Loved the cookies.. perfectly chewy and nice and thick, not looking for any othe recipe EVER! Thank you!

  48. #
    Jennifer Patrick — May 4, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    These were so gooey, and the perfect size for a scoop of ice cream to go on top! Loved them and so did my family! Thanks for the great recipe!

  49. #
    Hilda Ballard — May 4, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Wow, I was skeptical about the whole cold butter thing, and I was skeptical that it wouldn’t spread too much without refrigeration before baking but these cookies turned out BEAUTIFULLY! I love giant cookies and the little pools of chocolate those wafers make. TO DIE FOR. WOULD MAKE AGAIN AND AGAIN!

  50. #
    Erica Osorio — May 4, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    I love how simple it was to make the recipe. The only issue I had was how the cookies thinned out so much instead of being more dense. The cookies taste perfect. They were gone immediately!

  51. #
    Leaha butler — May 4, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Such a nice and delicious cookie, love that the recipe gives you an option of using cups and teaspoons versus grams or ounces.

  52. #
    Kate Brunz — May 4, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Crisp on the outer edges and chewy middle. The sprinkled sea salt is a good add. I baked on two different kinds of cookie sheets to test out the differences. Depending on the sheet there was a definite need to adjust bake time and next time I’d adjust my oven temp for the gold insulated sheet which browned the cookies much faster. I still love the bakery style recipe most!

  53. #
    Vicki Crozzoli — May 4, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Omg these were so good. Definitely will be making These again!

  54. #
    Melanie — May 4, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    So yummy!

  55. #
    Hannah — May 4, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    The yummiest and prettiest giant chocolate chip cookies!!

  56. #
    Sevde — May 5, 2020 at 1:12 am

    The only ppl who doesn’t like this is the one who hasn’t eat it yet. Absolutely love it!!

  57. #
    Meena Patel — May 5, 2020 at 7:35 am

    These cookies are really delicious and if not over baked then they are also oooey-gooey! Don’t leave out the flakey sea salt, it really complements the overall taste of the cookie.

  58. #
    Kelly — May 5, 2020 at 9:21 am

    While I personally prefer a thin crisp and chewy chocolate chip cookie, the friends I gifted these cookies to, said “ these are the best cookies ever!”. I think my husband ate like 5 in one sitting! So if you are looking for a bakery style chocolate chip cookie to impress anyone please try these ones! Also, I doubled the recipe and it made a bagillion cookies!

  59. #
    REBECCA SMALL — May 5, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    These were so good. The batter was pretty tasty as too. Kids all loved them.

  60. #
    Amanda Domitrovich — May 5, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Followed the recipe and the cookies turned out perfectly! Definitely will be baking again

  61. #
    Stephani L Martinez — May 5, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    Extremely easy to make. My 7 year old grandson did most of the work. Very yummy as well!! Bring on the challenges!!

  62. #
    Rebecca Lyman — May 5, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    These were amazing! I love the butterscotch flavor from the sea salt.

  63. #
    Linda — May 5, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    These cookies are a dream! So delicious!! The cookie has the soft center I love and just the right amount of chocolate. I love that they are big, but not too big, too. Similar to the big cookies for sale now, but better because they have semi sweet and dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate (and I can make them any time I want)!

  64. #
    Rae Jeffrey — May 5, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    These cookies are huge! They’re delicious and everyone loved them. 🙂

  65. #
    Jill PB — May 6, 2020 at 8:56 am

    The cookies were so good! They were the perfect texture! Amazing cookies.

  66. #
    Cassie — May 6, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Love how easy this recipe is! No waiting for softened butter or chilling! Love how thick they bake! This one is a winner!

  67. #
    Charlotte Hughes — May 6, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    These turned out amazing and are oh so delicious. Thank you for the easy and fun recipe, Tessa!

  68. #
    Toni — May 6, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Delicious!! Easy recipe to follow, and the biggest cookies!

  69. #
    Gabriella — May 6, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    These are amazing!! I have been doing prebought cookie dough my whole life so it’s hard for me to find a from scratch recipe with the right taste, but this is it!! So satisfying and delicious!! (Plus it tastes great as cookie dough too!) Also it was easy to make!

  70. #
    Jennifer Bartolo — May 6, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    So pleased with how these turned out! I often struggle with achieving the “crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside” factor, but these came out perfectly! They taste great and are so chocolatey. I also added some walnuts for a nutty kick.

  71. #
    Tabitha — May 6, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    They are very tasty cookies, will be making these again

  72. #
    Jamie — May 6, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    These are perfect! Everything you want in a chocolate chip cookie, just GIANT! Perfect consistency, gooey chocolate.
    After I made the 1/4 cup dough balls, I still had probably 1/3 of the dough left, so I had to add to them and make them bigger. Not sure what happened there.
    Would be easy to make any cookie variation with this recipe!

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    Emily — May 6, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Very tasty, great texture. But the recipe calls for a stand mixer because of the cold butter, and I don’t have one. I managed with my hand mixer, but it took forever and made a mess and was very frustrating. I think in the future if I want giant cookies I’ll make another recipe and just scoop them bigger. I have no doubt that with a stand mixer there would be no frustration.

  74. #
    Lorraine — May 6, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    Omg, this recipe is amazing! Cookies turned out perfect! Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. 10/10.

  75. #
    Bianca Ann Maruthelil — May 7, 2020 at 4:25 am

    I just made these cookies just now and they were spot on! Like I always say you have got killer receipes. Everyone at home also loved the cookies.

  76. #
    Greta Stolte — May 7, 2020 at 8:06 am

    Amazing cookies!!

  77. #
    Amanda — May 7, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Just made them and I’m so excited to eat my huge cookies! For some reason a couple of the bottoms got burnt even though I took them out after 15 minutes so I would probably adjust the baking time but besides that, they smell and look great and are SO big!

  78. #
    Terra Taylor — May 7, 2020 at 11:52 am

    These cookies are DELISH! The right amount of chewy/crispy textures and so much chocolate!

  79. #
    Janel Hassell — May 7, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    These cookies were AMAZING. My family loved them and my husband co-workers so jealous, I decided to make a batch for them.

  80. #
    Ayna Ali — May 7, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Since I started making cookies from your recipes my three kids brothers have become cookie monsters

  81. #
    Janel Hassell — May 7, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    These cookies are AMAZING. My family love them and now I am making a batch for my husband co-workers.

    My go to recipe now.

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    Stephanie Lapierre — May 7, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    These were so much fun to make and I would say the most “successful” Chocolate chip cookie I’ve made. Sea salt is a must and the more chocolate chunks you can press on the top before baking, the better. My kitchen aid mixer deserves the credit for handling that cold butter like a champ and I never would have known the secret to making perfectly spread cookies is actually not softened butter. Tessa’s instructions were so helpful can’t wait to make these again.

  83. #
    Debbie Farner — May 7, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    These are perfect! Soft, warm and gooey. I left half in the freezer so I dont eat all of them….

  84. #
    Lauren — May 7, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    The PERFECT chocolate chip cookie. So tasty & definitely a good go to chocolate chip recipe

  85. #
    Pamela — May 7, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Large and crispy on the outside , chewy on the inside.

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    Kelsey Loureiro — May 8, 2020 at 3:58 am

    So chewy and good! I can have a lot of cookie and still “have one”

  88. #
    D. Smith — May 8, 2020 at 4:46 am

    Crispy edges with soft and chewy center. So rich!

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    Jennifer Warkentin — May 8, 2020 at 9:28 am

    I love the fact that you don’t have to chill this dough.
    I like to follow the “baker’s ratio” regarding amount of flour to sugar and ended up halving the sugar amount. They turned out great and were stlill sweet enough in my opinion. I didn’t have any issues with spreading. Could be that it’s also because of the butter I used, I am located in Europe.
    Very nice cookie!

  90. #
    Isabel — May 8, 2020 at 10:29 am

    I’m new to making cookies and this is the first recipe I’ve been completely happy with! They’re delicious with a perfect texture, there’s no fault in these giant cookies!

  91. #
    Erin Frodl — May 8, 2020 at 10:48 am

    Fun recipe, Who doesn’t want giant chocolate chip cookies!?!

  92. #
    Elisa Marks — May 8, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    So giant, so easy and froze half for a later date (and to save my waistline a little).

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    Brynnes.sweet.buns — May 8, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Great recipe, it’s always a good sign when there is more brown than white sugar. I baked half of them for 18 minutes and the other for 14 minutes and loved the cookies both ways, crunchier and softer.

  94. #
    Shelley F — May 8, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    These made the hubs super happy! I only had to bake 2 at a time because they really are giant. Yum!

  95. #
    Nancy Peterman — May 8, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    this is a great recipe. I added walnuts because I love them. I also made them half-size and they are still huge! They are easy and pretty quick. Letting them rest in the fridge overnight makes everything blend together so well. Thanks, Tessa!

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    Megan Osborn — May 9, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Not gonna lie, I was nervous to use an entire 1/4 lb of dough per cookie but they turned out great! I dropped some off at family’s house and they loved them! Big, chewy and the smell is incredible!

  97. #
    Domitille — May 9, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Sooo good ! Will make them again !

  98. #
    Dom — May 9, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    These were amazing ! Easy to make and a real crowd pleaser – didn’t last at long !

  99. #
    Jayne Smith — May 9, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Yummy cookie! I liked that I didn’t have to get the butter to room temp! Good flavor! Mine were not as thick as I thought they should be. Fun challenge!

  100. #
    Nikki Clay — May 9, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Very yummy. I used less chocolate and added walnuts perfection

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    Sue Chen — May 10, 2020 at 8:59 am


  102. #
    Natasha — May 10, 2020 at 10:02 am

    These cookies were amazing!! I would definitely make them again!

  103. #
    Stacie — May 10, 2020 at 11:32 am

    The best recipe ever! Comes out perfect every time!

  104. #
    Bailey Isenberg — May 10, 2020 at 11:45 am

    These were easy to make and very delicious! I even added in some extra Heath chips I had from the toffee coffee muffins of hers I made! Great recipe!

  105. #
    Stefano Giacomelli — May 10, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    I love these cookies! Made them last night when I was craving a nice chocolate chip cookie! I use Tessa’s recipes for anything I’m craving always comes out great!

  106. #
    Regina — May 10, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    These are wonderful cookies! The coarse salt is a great addition. My non cookie loving husband said this is a recipe to make again!

  107. #
    A’Lisa Johnson — May 10, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    All sounds great but the flaky sea salt is not available in my area.

  108. #
    Sandra D. — May 10, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Cookies were easy to make and not having to chill the dough was a bonus. Mine didn’t look exactly like Tessa’s but they were delicious. Crispy edges and chewy in the middle. Perfection! Will definitely make these again.

  109. #
    Elizabeth Anderson — May 10, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    This is seriously the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I have ever made. The tips were extremely helpful and made all the difference I think.

  110. #
    Kathryn — May 10, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    These giant chocolate chip cookies are SO delicious! I was worried that they would either be too crunchy or too gooey, but they were perfect!! They have the dangerously perfect ratio of cookie to chocolate and they don’t last long!

  111. #
    Shawn — May 11, 2020 at 3:44 am

    These came out great, my girlfriend and I had our own mini challenge and the came out perfectly both times with only slight variances. Would definitely make again.

  112. #
    Shawn — May 11, 2020 at 3:44 am

    These came out great, my girlfriend and I had our own mini challenge and the came out perfectly both times with only slight variances. Would definitely make again.

  113. #
    Wendy — May 11, 2020 at 7:31 am

    I have been looking for a great chocolate chip recipe for a long time, and have finally found it. it’s easy and perfect. I made the huge ones for the contest and 2 oz ones to give to friends for Mother’s Day. Everyone loved them. Thanks, Tessa.

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    Sarah Carver — May 11, 2020 at 10:20 am

    As usual, a perfect Chocolate Chip cookie! And it’s HUGE! I made these as part of a care package for a high school graduate – there is no ceremony for him and no prom – he will love these! Thanks Tessa!

  115. #
    Sharla Goossen — May 11, 2020 at 10:27 am

    These are amazing! Definitely will be making them again.

  116. #
    Brittany Weston — May 11, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    It was awesome!!!!!!

  117. #
    Margaret — May 11, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    These were the best chocolate chip cookies ever! The chewy texture is perfect!!!

  118. #
    Hillary — May 11, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    I definitely made mine smaller, but still worthy of greatness! I also threw in 1/2 cup espresso Chips, So they’ve got a darker, richer taste. Sea salt on top: game changer!!

  119. #
    Andy Reyes — May 12, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Amazing, made them twice already and they were fantastic both times!

  120. #
    Amy Hoffman — May 12, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    These cookies had great flavor & texture! It’s a good excuse to only have 1 cookie because they are so large!

  121. #
    Michael Margo — May 12, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Finally a cookie recipe that actually comes out chewy and awesome! Thank you! 🙂

  122. #
    Erica Holm — May 12, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    I love how easy this recipe is, especially for how good they turn out! I also like that since they’re huge you don’t spend as much time scooping and all that!

  123. #
    Chrysta Hiser — May 12, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    This recipe was awesome! It made HUGE delicious cookies. Love this recipe!

  124. #
    Shirley — May 12, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    My family loved these giant cookies!! I will definitely will make these again and again! Thank you!

  125. #
    Shirley White — May 12, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    My family loved these giant cookies! I agree, they really are delicious. I definitely will be making these again and again! Thank you!

  126. #
    Macarena Broomfield — May 12, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    This are so good that I would say they are the worst cookies because they are just so good it’s addictive. Thank you so much!

  127. #
    Saidurga — May 13, 2020 at 2:38 am

    This recipe is amazing

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    Rhiannon — May 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

    I made these because I told myself I was going to finally participate in a baking challenge and I feel like I found the perfect month to do so. That’s cookies are absolutely delicious and will be made again for sure! Thank you for this amazing recipe.

  129. #
    Dina Baruchi — May 13, 2020 at 7:26 am

    Love the recipe, very easy and turned out delicious. I kept the dough in the freezer and made a few each time.

  130. #
    Shaynah Anderson — May 13, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Omg these turned out be so good and yummy! My cookies were a lot bigger then expected but so good!

  131. #
    Brune — May 13, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Which cookie recipe is your favorite? I want to make chewy cookies but I’m overwhelmed because ALL of your recipes look amazing

  132. #
    Kassie Kittredge — May 13, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Never making another chocolate chip cookie recipe again. These are SO yummy!

  133. #
    Kassie Kittredge — May 13, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Never making another chocolate chip cookie recipe again. These are SO yummy!

  134. #
    Christine Ross — May 13, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Oh. Dear. OMIGERD
    So FREAKEN delicious and decadent! I made mine with the biggest scoop I had which made balls closer to 3oz instead of your 4oz and they were still HUGE – I LOVE IT! So rich and buttery and sweet

  135. #
    Debbi Sherer — May 13, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    These are definitely a 5 star cookie! Chewy on the edges and gooey in the middle. Perfection!

  136. #
    Michelle — May 13, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    These are amazing. Crisp bottom soft and chewy top.i baked for 14 minutes. Total perfection!

  137. #
    Sandy Penny — May 13, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    Delicious and HUGE! It’s like 3 cookies in one. I baked mine for 17 minutes then let them sit on the pan for another 3-5 and then transferred them to a pastry platter. Will make again!

  138. #
    Colleen Ene — May 13, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    These cookies are delicious!!! We make chocolate chip cookies almost every week in our house and everyone agreed that this is our new favorite recipe. I was hesitant at first about using cold butter since I’ve always softened it for other recipes but it worked great. The cookies held their shape well and weren’t flat at all. Will for sure be making these again and again!!

  139. #
    Carolyn Enest — May 13, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    I have made a lot of chocolate chip cookie recipes as I’m always trying to find the best recipe. I was a bit unsure of how this would work with the cold butter. But I will tell you that this recipe has topped my list as the best chocolate chip cookie recipe out there! They were amazing! Everyone in the family loved them!

  140. #
    Sandy — May 13, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    Delicious and Huge! I baked these for 17min and let them sit on the pan for 3-5 min more before I moved them to a pastry platter. Already a hit…just took them out and 4 out of the 11 are gone

  141. #
    Jaime Espinoza — May 13, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    Love these cookies!

  142. #
    michelle — May 14, 2020 at 1:48 am

    that flaky salt on top adds another level of bursting flavor!

  143. #
    Kimberly Dierker — May 14, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Loved the look and texture of these cookies; looks and tastes like a bakery cookie! The best looking chocolate chip cookie we’ve made!

  144. #
    Jorjean Murphy — May 14, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    Only thing better tham chocolate chip cookies are giant ones! I made them a little smaller, but still big and perfect.

  145. #
    Cindy — May 14, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    These are the best cookies I’ve ever made. Thank you!

  146. #
    Flavia Casagrande Bastos — May 15, 2020 at 7:49 am

    These cookies are wonderful!
    We love both the taste and the appearance.
    I will definitely do more often!

  147. #
    Joanna Mallary — May 15, 2020 at 9:45 am

    LOVED these! Definitely going in my recipe archive

  148. #
    Pam — May 15, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Yum!!! Made them on Mother’s Day! Everyone I took them to loved them!

  149. #
    Jessica Stone — May 15, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Love how crispy AND chewy these cookies are.

  150. #
    harrison feiler — May 15, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    can a use a handheld mixer

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    Melissa Parrish — May 15, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    These were insane! They reminded me so much of the cookies from the Levain bakery in NYC. Will definitely be making them again! Thanks for the great recipe!!

  152. #
    Emily — May 15, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    These are my new favorite chocolate chip cookies. I’m really partial to HTH Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies but I was excited to try these as part of the May baking challenge. They have great texture: soft and gooey in the middle and crisp around the edges. In my opinion, they are even better the next day! Great chewy cookies with salty sweet flavor. I’m making them again and plan to use half for ice cream sandwiches 🙂

  153. #
    Kaitlin — May 15, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    These cookies turned out beautifully! I did refrigerate the dough for 24 hours before rolling into balls and baking, just because that’s what I always do. The recipe didn’t specifically say to do that though, so I assume it isn’t necessary. My cookies did turn out perfectly thick, which is what I was most worried about. Every other “giant” cookie I have tried to make has spread way too much when baking and turned out flat. Not these cookies though. If I ever want to make big cookies again, these will be my go to.

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    Andrew Hernandez — May 15, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Pretty damn good, made for my uncle’s bday today, everyone loved em, just wished I pressed them down a bit more before I threw em in the oven, another great recipe Tessa!! Thank you

  155. #
    Andrew Blue Hernandez — May 15, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Best cookies ever, thank you Tessa!!

  156. #
    Melissa — May 15, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    Yum!!!! These cookies were absolute perfection!

  157. #
    María — May 16, 2020 at 9:41 am

    My favourite recipe! That’s perfect.

  158. #
    Katie — May 16, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    What a great recipe! My kids were super excited when I told them we were making GIANT chocolate chip cookies and the recipe definitely did not disappoint. These came out chewy, moist, and loaded with chocolate chips!

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    Mallory Jurik — May 16, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Delicious!! The recipe instructions about how to size the cookie dough balls were really helpful. It’s always a guessing game for recipes that don’t tell you how to shape/size the dough for the recommended baking time. These cookies came out cooked to perfection; crispy on the edges with lots of soft, melty, chocolaty bites in the center 🙂

  160. #
    Becky L Rudella — May 16, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    These are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made! Perfect texture—slight crunch on the outside, chewy inside with creamy melted chocolate in every bite. Thank you, Tessa!
    Bake on!

  161. #
    Carla — May 16, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    These cookies are delicious! I made a half batch and froze the remainder for another rainy day! Will definitely make again. Thanks Tessa

  162. #
    Anastasia — May 16, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Really yummy!! My cookies ended up spreading even though I put the pan and the dough in the fridge before baking. They were delicious though and disappeared quickly. We couldn’t stop eating them.

  163. #
    Kelsey — May 16, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    It’s easy and delicious.

  164. #
    Elizabeth Arthur — May 16, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Excellent recipe. We ate every one.

  165. #
    Crystal — May 16, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    These came out so good! I’m glad I didn’t have to chill them overnight. In between batches, I did put them in the fridge til it was their turn. I could only put four per sheet or they spread and connected to each other. I’d make these again.

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    Shannon — May 17, 2020 at 5:25 am

    Great recipe! The flavor reminds me of a warm Mrs. Fields cookie. 🙂 I only made 4 full-time size cookies and the rest were half-size, but the big ones were great for sharing!

  167. #
    Dani — May 17, 2020 at 6:21 am

    I love how quick, easy and utterly delicious these are!! We will definitely be making these on repeat!

  168. #
    Rajul Matkar — May 17, 2020 at 7:56 am

    This is an awesome and accurate recipe. I loved making it and thank you so much for all the tips

  169. #
    Sofía Halgraves — May 17, 2020 at 9:26 am

    These cookies were perfect I added walnuts just to make it more Levain-like

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    Celia Wogerman — May 17, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Definitely nowhere near as good as my usual recipe.

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    Kathryn — May 17, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    yum! made these using chocolate chunks, and cookies n cream milka bars. They are fluffy and delicious. I halved the amount of sugar and the recipe and they turned out amazing.

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    Abbie Phillips — May 17, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    These turned out perfect when I made them! It was my first time using cold butter in a cookie recipe, so I was a little skeptical at first, but everything turned out great! The salt on top really makes a difference and brings all of the flavors together nicely, so I would not recommend skipping out on that. Everyone who tried these loved them! I’ll definitely be making this recipe again!

  173. #
    Brian — May 17, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    I had to half the recipe but omg they are huge. Soft and chewy with the right amount of crunch. Chocolate lovers dream. Will make again and again and…

  174. #
    Lanita Weisinger — May 17, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    The cookies were amazing. So gooey and the hint of salt keeps them from being too sweet. Perfect!

  175. #
    Danielle — May 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    These cookies were marvelous! Such an easy and perfect chocolate chip cookie. And they’re so big, you can easily share with friends…or eat it all for yourself!

  176. #
    Elisa Gruss — May 17, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    These did not disappoint! I was looking for a recipe that would turn out well bakery-sized. These are thick and look amazing. Thank you!

  177. #
    Esther Chow — May 17, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    These cookies were delicious! I added toffee bits and walnuts too. I brought these to work and received compliments.

  178. #
    Val — May 17, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    Fantastic! These giant cookies were fun to make and I love how they turned out. Made them for a group of friends who all gave them a huge thumbs up !! Will definitely make again and again. A keeper, for sure!

  179. #
    Haley S — May 18, 2020 at 8:59 am

    These were so delicious! A huge hit in my family.

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    Cindy Diehl — May 18, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Oh my goodness delishness! My daughter asked if this size cookie could be the ‘new normal’ size! So good! Definitely a keeper.

  181. #
    Lu — May 18, 2020 at 11:21 am

    These are big beautiful & delicious chocolate chip cookies! EAsy to follow recipe! Make yo self some now

  182. #
    Neva Hein — May 18, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Delicious- especially with the salt sprinkled on at the end!

  183. #
    MissN — May 18, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Drool worthy cookie!

  184. #
    Monica Prudencio — May 18, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    What’s not to love? These cookies were easy to make and absolutely delicious! They came out just as described – firm crisp edges with a softer center. I chilled the dough for about 45 minutes before baking and it went well. I would make again.

  185. #
    Melissa Aragones — May 18, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    PERFECTION!!!! This is my new go to recipe when craving chocolate chip cookies!

  186. #
    Danielle Saunders — May 18, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    I followed the recipe exactly how she did! They turned out amazing, big and chewy!

  187. #
    Vanessa Yuen-Matanic — May 18, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    This looks and taste amazing ! I made this 100gm less sugar and it’s still too sweet!!! Giant cookies!

  188. #
    Karen Gray — May 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    These cookies are really good. Crunch on the outside and chewy on the inside, so you bet the best of both worlds. Also, I was able to get 24 cookies out of the recipe and the cookies were almost as big as my hand. Yum!

  189. #
    Anna — May 18, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    The best chocolate chip cookies! They were a huge hit in my household.

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    Kelsey Marshall — May 18, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    The cookies turned out delicious! I was a bit skeptical of the cold butter but it actually helped the cookies keep form like promised. My parents loved the cookies and said it was one of their favorite recipes so far and I have made quite a few different types of cookies while in quarantine.

  191. #
    Lindsay Coutteau — May 18, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Sooooo Yummy!!! I’ve put a macaron in the center and it was so good!

  192. #
    Maria Janowiak — May 19, 2020 at 8:30 am

    I’ve had better chocolate chip cookies, but these were fun to make. A little on the rich side but nothing that a cup of milk to go with them can’t fix! Other than that they are very tasty! Thanks Tessa!

  193. #
    Tammy — May 19, 2020 at 10:45 am

    So easy and yummy! Baked 6 more crispy and 6 ooey-gooey! Will make again.

  194. #
    Maggie — May 19, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    OMG these are SOOOO good!! The perfect combination of chewy and crunchy! They taste like cookies straight from a bakery!

  195. #
    PJ Bibby — May 19, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    When Tessa says giant she mean Giant! But who wouldn’t want a delicious, chewy in the middle, crispy on the outside giant cookie?

  196. #
    Adam Breitbach — May 19, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    This recipe is so easy to follow, and the cookies are so delicious! I kind of wish it made more than 12 cookies, however, eating one will take care of your cookie craving for a long time.

  197. #
    Kate — May 19, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    These cookies are seriously yummy. Rich, chocolate goodness! I have to admit, after making 6 of the full-sized cookies, I used the rest of the dough to make half-sized cookies – – which were still pretty big! I felt better about giving my kids one of the smaller ones, which was plenty I will definitely make these again!

  198. #
    Megan — May 19, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    These are divine!! The perfect balance of soft, chewy and crispy. These are our new family favorite!

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    Katrina Matijczyk — May 19, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    I made a mistake in the order of mixing…FULL well knowing to put the flour in last. I had to add the egg and vanilla at the end. I figured they would be terrible. ABSOLUTELY NOT! I’ve been on the hunt for chocolate chip cookie recipe to ebd all chocolate chip cookie recipes. Found it! I would definitely not always make them this huge (I am a diabetic) but they were stupendous as a giant cookie!

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    Tracy Parker — May 20, 2020 at 10:32 am

    Wonderful cookies! Super delicious and perfectly warm chocolatey goodness right out of the oven. They received the kid seal of approval by providing big chocolate smiles.

  202. #
    Hope — May 20, 2020 at 11:57 am

    These were so easy to make and came out delicious. My family ate them up right away. Love the texture and taste!

  203. #
    Liya Elizabeth Kurian — May 20, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Is it possible to make this recipe eggless?