Fat and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


Cookies are cherished by kids and adults alike, and the best part is that you can always use a basic cookie recipe, throw in any of your favorite ingredients into the dough and bake them into something delicious! Whether its a special occasion, a holiday celebration, or just a desire to gaze a a jar full of cookies, these tiny treats are a neat way to watch your calories without giving up your cravings! But ask 10 people what's their favorite cookie recipe and 9 out of those 10 would unsurprisingly say "Chocolate Chip Cookies"!! As a matter of fact, they seem to be my favorites too, and I've been trying to master the recipe for those perfect chocolate-chip cookies which are fat and chewy, rich and gooey, and baked to a golden-brown color. Looks like I have finally found what I sought - this is the best recipe for baking the classic chocolate chip cookies at home. Try it and see for yourself.

I opted for the traditional semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you can substitute white, milk chocolate, or peanut butter chips for them in the recipe. I also threw in some raisins as I love them in my cookies. Nuts, M&M's or shredded coconut could be other nice variations.

The recipe below yields about 18-20 medium cookies

Ingredients
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, divided use
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup raisins (optional)
3/4 tspn baking soda
1/2 tspn salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tspn vanilla extract
2 large eggs

Method
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and salt.

In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Reduce speed to low and add the flour mixture, vanilla, and chocolate; mix until just combined.

Now cover the dough and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes. This just makes it easier to handle and shape into cookies.

Take a scoop from the dough and use your palms to shape into cookies, then line them on the prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake until lightly browned, but still soft, about 15 minutes.

Cool slightly on baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

These chocolate-chip cookies are truly decadent, fat and chewy, just as I like them. They can be stored for about a fortnight in an air-tight container.


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39 comments :

kamala said...

My sons favourite.I am going to try this as i could not satisfy my son with so many recipes.I have a questoin about the preheating time.For how many minutes we have to preheat the oven?You mentioned to keep the batter for 20- 30 min.Could you pls tell me?

Madhavi said...

Hey..i love chocolate chip cookies, thanxx for sharin' recipe. Will try n let u know :))

Uma said...

Mmm. those cc cookies look wonderful! Yum! Can I have one?

Mansi Desai said...

Kamala - yes, keep the dough refrigerated for at least 20 mins, that should be fine. as for preheating, once the oven is ready, means it has reached the desired temp set (350 deg in this case), you should transfer the cookies to the oven for baking. your oven will tell you when the set temp is reached(generally a sound or the red light goes off, takes about 7-10 mins) ....hope this helps...let me know if you need any more clarifications:)

Madhavi - good luck, and I hope they turn out great for you:)

amy said...

oh my god!! these look divine!! I think choco-chip cookies are everyone's favorite!:)

-Amy

Namratha said...

Mmmm, can imagine biting into a warm soft one....divine Mansi!

sandhya said...

lovely cookie....

Divya Vikram said...

I love these cookies..They look great

Padmaja said...

Mansi!! How have u been?
Its been ages right??
Those chewy choco chip cookies will make my son happy for a very long time!!
They look yum!!

Dee said...

chocolates and raisins.... Hmm... Can I have a coupla bites.. no all of them please :)?????

Mansi Desai said...

Thanks for the gracious cooments ppl! gald to see a lot of choco-chip cookie lovers like me:)

Padmaja - really glad to see you back girl! long time indeed..hope everything's fine:)

shriya said...

Those are really lovely cookies. I loveeee chocolate chip cookies. But never tried this in home. Bookmarked it. Try this soon.

Hima said...

Those are looking awesome, I wish I could make them without eggs.

Mansi Desai said...

Hima - I can't promise you about the texture, but try replacing the 2 eggs with 1/2 cup more butter...the cookies won't be as chewy and soft as these, but at least they'll be eggless:)

Johanna said...

I am all for chewy choc chip cookies - I like lots of texture so most of the choc chip cookies I make have oats in them.

And for Hima - tahini or mashed banana are often said to be good alternatives to eggs! I once tried tahini instead of eggs in a favourite choc chip cookie recipe and it worked - although it is a long time ago so don't remember it so well

Kalai said...

Chewy choc chip cookies are the best!! Awesome one, Mansi! :)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

When "fat and chewy" precede "chocolate chip cookies" you know it's gonna be a good recipe. No disappointment here, Mansi. :)

Kevin said...

Chocolate chip cookies are certainly one of my favorite cookies. Your look really good!

Mansi Desai said...

Hima - there, Johanna has solved your query:)

Susan - couldn't agree with you more!:)

Kalai, Kevin - thanks for the precious feedback!

LG said...

Recently my son had this lesson "Choclate Chippo Hippo". eversince he read this lesson his cookie madness has gone up!! and coz the lesson deals with Choco chip cookie, he wanna eat only choc chip cookiee.. Thanks for your recipe, I think I can surely bake a jar and keep them for Akash who is going mad on your cookie pics.

Mansi Desai said...

Akash - thanks for being my youngest fan!:) and pls pester your mom to make these for you as soon as possible, ok!:D

Anonymous said...

those cookies look heavenly! I am crazy about chewy cookies and always eat one with my subway:)

~Nancy

Nags said...

the eternal favourite :)

easycrafts said...

Lovely cookies..like the ones we get in shops

Saswati said...

tHose cookies look great Mansi...my daughter's favourite:)

smn said...

thats pefect cookies.. with choco means ut of teh world

Laavanya said...

My daughter adores these. Looks good mansi.

Elle said...

mmmmm! Those look so good. Guess I gotta make them now. Can't get rid of a craving until I satisfy it. hehehe.

Superchef said...

we are getting a cookie jar at our office for our hunger pangs in the middle of the day...and my first thought was to make chocolate chip cookies!! :):) n yeah..pls wait for me..my entry is on its way..i know what im making for Sat morn breakfast..

Red Chillies said...

Looks terrific Mansi! These are my favorite cookies especially with tea.

Jaya said...

It looks so divine to me , we recently got some cc cookies from cafe Coffe Day outlets near our home ..they taste so good ..
I guesss i shud try making them in home now ..

and i also do store cookie dough in refrigerator before baking cookies ,this way its gets better to handle ..

thanks for sharing this recipe Manasi
hugs and smiles
jaya

glamah16 said...

Perfect mix. I feel rasins would be a nice addtion to the classsic Choco chip.

Rosie said...

Ooooh chocolate chewy chip cookies mmmmmmm!! What a great recipe thank you for sharing - wish I was eating one of those now ;)

Rosie x

Anonymous said...

brilliant, they look amazing! this was just the recipe I was looking for:)

btw, I love your site and am glad to have found it through google search..I'm gonna try a lot of your recipes!

~sandy

Dwiana P said...

Hi, I just make chocolate chips cookies recipe from martha stewart. It is soft and chewy but I want my cookies look like your 'fat'. I should try your recipe. Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Print this recipe?!?!?! It printed 5 pages of adds also and only 1/2 a page with the recipe in really, really small print!! Never again!!!

Geri said...

My husband would loves these. They look fantastic.

Corrine said...

I made these cookies last night and they are seriously the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever had. My boyfriend even said they were the best, and he loves choc. chip cookies.

They're the perfect texture, nice and chewy with a little crispiness on the outside.. truly amazing.

This is my favorite chocolate chip recipe (and I've tested a lot!), thanks so much for sharing it!

Lizzy said...

I was looking around for a different choc-chip cookie recipe to make with my 4 year old daughter last Saturday and came across this one! Wow, I could not wait to get started!
It did take awhile to get to the cooking part of the cookies, lucky our only plans for the day was making cookies =) in the end they were SO good!
I was not sure of why to refrigerate the cookie dough, but did what I was told, and I am so glad I did! SO yummy and chew!
I did burn the first batch though, 15 minutes was to long for my oven, so the rest of the cookies I baked for 11 minutes. Made all the difference in the world! YUM!
A little suggestion also, to spice things up a little, I put White-Chocolate Chips and Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips in the cookies, SO good!
Thank you so much for this recipe, my daughter and I had a wonderful day making your cookies and eating your cookies together!