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Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies are all the rage. These giant, soft, thick, warm cookies are easy to make. Why pay $4+ per cookie when you can bake them fresh at home in less than 20 minutes!

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies cut in half and stacked on each other.

Can I make these cookies without a stand mixer?

These cookies can be made without a stand mixer, but you will at the very minimum need a hand mixer in order to whip the butter and sugars together in the same way.

Should I use milk chocolate chips or semi-sweet?

Using milk chocolate chips vs. semi-sweet chocolate chips is a matter of personal preference. Either will work in this recipe, or you can use a combination of both. If you like your cookies on the chocolate-y side…use 4 cups of chocolate chips in this recipe. If you like a ratio of more cookie to chip, then use only 3 cups.

How can I make my cookies taller?

If you want these cookies to be extra thick and tall, shape the dough into balls and then refrigerate or freeze. This will help slow the spreading that occurs when baking. Baking the dough straight from the freezer will produce the tallest cookie.

Can I reheat these cookies?

Warm gooey cookies are a must for many people. If you do not eat all these cookies in your first sitting while they are still warming no worries. You can put these cookies in the microwave for 15-second intervals until it is the desired warmness.


  • Be sure to use the combination of cake flour and all-purpose flour listed in the recipe. Cake flour is more finely milled and has cornstarch cut in which gives this cookie great texture.
  • Bake these cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Lightly greasing a pan will give these cookies an unpleasant greasy bottom.
  • Use a kitchen scale to divide the dough evenly. Each cookie should way 6 ounces.
  • Once you add in the flour, don’t over mix your dough. You only want to mix it just long enough for the ingredients to get combined, nothing more.
Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies are cooling on a wire rack.

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Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies are cooling on a wire rack.
Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies are all the rage. These giant, soft, thick, warm cookies are easy to make. Why pay $4+ per cookie when you can bake them fresh at home in less than 20 minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 cups milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter, brown sugar, and sugar and mix on low using the paddle attachment. Increase to medium and mix until smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until just combined, about 30 seconds.
  • Add in cake flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined.
  • Pour in the chocolate chips and use a large spoon or rubber spatula to fold in the chocolate chips by hand.
  • Divide the dough into 8 to 10 equal pieces. Use hands to roll into large balls. Place onto prepared baking sheets, 4 per pan.
  • Bake in the 400 degree oven for 11-14 minutes, until tops are golden brown.
  • Let cool on pan 15 minutes before serving warm, or transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 128mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 685IU | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.6mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Cookies
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May 1, 2020 7:01 pm

I was too scared to try them because it’s my first time making cookies ever! And thank God I followed your recipe! They are soooooooooo good!!!! I made some for my nieces and They said they were the best chocolate chip cookies they’ve ever tasted! I had to do some timer testing first to see which baking times would give me the perfect cookies and mine are 18mins w/o freezing them! They are perfect, golden brown, moistest cookies ever! And if we ever wanted to eat them warm and gooey we just pop them In the microwave and they’re just… Read more »

July 26, 2020 8:38 pm

I love all your recipes you make them look so easy. You explain so well and a pleasure to watch so keep up the great work and more recipes! Ty

Lynne LePore
April 29, 2020 10:22 pm

5 stars
OMG! I just can’t even tell you how amazing these cookies are! I had to make them gluten free for my husband, so I just switched to all purpose gluten free flour. I didn’t have any cake flour, so I googled a substitute it worked perfectly. My husband said they were the best he’s ever had and they didn’t taste like gluten free either! I used a larger cookie scoop and baked about 20 min till they were a nice golden brown and a little firm. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

April 30, 2020 7:32 pm

5 stars
These are Killer Cookies !!!
You’ll never use a different CC recipe ever again.
The 14 min was right on…I think next time I’ll add some chopped pecans too.

August 2, 2020 4:02 pm

5 stars
The best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made!! They are a hit with family, friends and coworkers love them!

April 29, 2020 7:41 pm

These are phenomenal! This will now be my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe. I froze the dough and the thickness was perfect.

April 29, 2020 1:50 pm

5 stars
I actually made 12 cookies. Added some walnuts. Cook at 400 degrees for 15-17mins.
Best cookies Ive ever made!!

Suge A. Momma
February 23, 2019 3:06 pm

5 stars
This recipe puts all others to shame!

Cheryl Humbarger
October 31, 2018 8:48 am

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful recipes. I am an (older) experienced cook and baker, and obviously love to do both. However, there is always room for new ideas and improvement. Your videos are clear and concise and present such great new ideas. I saw a story about you online (you tube?) about your illness. I am so happy you are able to brush aside all of those that have such mean-spirited hearts. Perhaps they have not experienced or gained the grace that you have. Again, my best and warmest wishes to you and thank you again… Read more »

August 26, 2020 8:50 pm


August 21, 2019 6:52 pm

These were REALLY GOOD! I made 6 huge cookies! The first batch I left in for 14 min and they were really gooey on the inside and they looked more like scones. The 2nd batch came out perfect! I left them in the oven for about 23 min 400 degrees. Will make these again but I will leave them in longer than 14 min!

Joanne Pipito
December 17, 2018 9:59 am

Can these cookies be made smaller?

October 11, 2020 4:28 pm

5 stars
These are really good!! Can you modify them to be a sugar cookie or pb cookie??

September 24, 2020 2:58 pm

Thank you. These cookies are delicious.

June 16, 2020 4:45 pm

4 stars
These cookies look amazing! I will definitely try them. Thank you

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