Chocolate Chip Cookies (Bakery Style Recipe)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Did you ever have a huge chocolate chip cookie from your favorite bakery and think why can't mine taste like that ? Well this is the one for you to try. Back in Upstate NY when I was growing up, I had friends that owned a bakery long since gone now and the cookies were so fantastic the taste is and always will be embedded in my mind, what's the saying " to die for".

chocolate chip homemade dough

Chocolate Chip Cookies (Bakery Style Recipe)
1 cup of unsalted butter

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1 cup sugar

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

1 egg

2 1/2 cup cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

(Variations 1: 2 1/2 cups flour, chilled dough, flatter cookie) shown

(Variation2: 2 3/4 cups flour, no chilling, higher cookie)

2 1/2 cups of chocolate chunk chips ( use chunks not chips) plus

Optional variations add : (1/2 cup) walnuts, pecans, pistachio, cashews, coconut or peanut butter cup cut in chunks

Line two baking sheets.

Cream the butter with brown and white sugars until well blended. Stir in vanilla and egg. Fold in flour., baking soda, salt and lastly the chocolate chunks.. Chill dough for an hour.Form into rounds, the size of golf ball and place two inches apart on baking sheet. The baking sheet should be high quality pans that evenly bake, if you haven't invested in them you won't be sorry. Commercial grades are recommended.

Bake in preheated oven 350 until just set, still light in color, over baking will make hard cookies. Cool for one minute and remove from pan on wire rack or flat surface onto wax paper.

These will seem underdone, but will set up as they cool.


  1. mmmh. I love lots of vanilla in my chocolate chip cookies

  2. That's so cool that you figured out a childhood favorite! It's amazing how smells and tastes can literally transport you to another place.

  3. @miranda oh I love vanilla do and make my own love it!
    @tastytrix yeah miss going home and not being able to actually go there anymore, but everything changes so this was the next best thing....thanks

  4. I love trying out small changes in recipes and the figuring out what I like best. Now if I can only remember to write what I do, which I often do not remember to do, then I could recreate things as you've done.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love how you bundled them up with a ribbon -- Great idea for a giveaway gift for my party in 2 weeks

  6. Great cookies. My son likes chewy choc chip cookies, so I try not to bake them too long.

  7. Delicious! I've seen a million cookie recipes but for some reason this one reminded me of home....

  8. I just had to smile when I read your email title on FB, A cookie I grew up with. It's amazing what is burned into our hearts as children and how it ends up on the table years later! [still smiling]

  9. @the chocolate priestess I know what you mean :)
    @dining with batali thanks glad it gave you the idea...I love ribbon
    @no frills recipe hope he likes lots of chocolate chunks!
    @bianca thanks
    @redkathy its amazing the taste is does linger for ever....

  10. Mmm, two kinds of brown sugar. These look really good!

  11. Yum! I feel the need to bake another batch of chocolate chip cookies now!

  12. I'm a flat chewy cookie fan, like shown in your pics. I bet these make your kitchen smell wonderful!

  13. I was trying to reach for one! Yummy!

  14. Absolutely gorgeous! I love anything with chocolates.

  15. Since I was a child I have been baking and looking for the most perfect chocolate chip cookies. I am thrilled about your recipe and am very excited to try it. Sidebar-when I was very young child, my single-mother was a waitress after her secretary job at night. She would bring me and my brothers home monster-sized chocolate chip cookies and I can still taste them to this day. What a yummy memory.

  16. @ the pizza cutta I absolutely love you can relate to this story....its amazing to me how you can go through your whole life trying to find that one taste you remember, it may be grandma, aunt, or any other food you had along the way that you can't seem to duplicate, thanks for sharing your wonderful story :)

  17. I know what you mean about cooking time. They look really gooey though, with chewy edges. Perfect!

    Do you like black and whites too? Loved those in NYC!

  18. I'd love to bake up a batch of these lovelies, but your recipe is lacking the amounts of baking soda and salt to use.. could you please post them?


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