Giant Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Giant Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are everything you could ask for in a cookie – and more!

Giant Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies |

This is my family’s favorite cookie recipe – hands down. When my husband is craving chocolate chip cookies – these are what he asks for. The baked cookies measure 4-5 inches across and are soo delicious – just the perfect cookie in my opinion. Chewy on the inside with a little crunchy goodness on the outside.

Use this dough as a starting point for making your own creations. We love to add in nuts, candies, different flavor chips – it’s fun to make this cookie a little different every time.

I make these cookies at Christmas and add some red and green M&Ms. They go in goody boxes that I give to everyone and these are ooooohhhh and aaaahhhhed over each and every time. Truly the perfect cookie! If you’re looking to make a big impression and maybe a couple friends, make sure to bake up a couple batches and spread the joy!



2 c flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbls vanilla
3/4 c unsalted butter
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
1 egg, plus 1 egg yolk, room temperature
2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt) and sift together.  (I occasionally skip this step and they still turn out great.)


Melt the butter (WHAT?!?  I know it sounds crazy but trust me…) and let cool slightly.  The butter should be opaque.   Add the brown and white sugars.  Cream the butter and sugars together.  Beat in the vanilla and then add in the egg and egg yolk and continue beating until the mixture is light and creamy.

Add in the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.


Stir in the chocolate chips.  Once you’ve added in the chocolate chips you’re going to have to do the hardest thing – wait!  Put the dough in the refrigerator for a good hour until it is nicely chilled.  Because the cookies are so big, if you put the dough in the oven at room temperature, it would just spread all over the place so make sure you take this extra step. 


Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.  Space cookies about 3 inches apart. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven.  The cookies are done when the edges are golden. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire racks to finish cooling.   Then…devour them!  Enjoy!

Giant, Chewy, Chocolate Chip Cookies {Recipe}
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ c white sugar
  • 1 egg, plus 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt) and sift together. (I occasionally skip this step and they still turn out great.)
  3. Melt the butter and let cool slightly. The butter should be opaque.
  4. Add the brown and white sugars. Cream the butter and sugars together.
  5. Beat in the vanilla and then add in the egg and egg yolk and continue beating until the mixture is light and creamy.
  6. Add in the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
  7. Stir in the chocolate chips. Put the dough in the refrigerator for a good hour until it is nicely chilled.
  8. Drop cookie dough ¼ cup at a time onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Space cookies about 3 inches apart.
  9. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. The cookies are done when the edges are golden and the center looks slightly under baked.
  10. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire racks to finish cooling.
  11. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

More of our favorite cookie recipes:


Giant, Chewy, Brown Butter, Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies


Chocolate Toffee No Bake Cookies


Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  1. Yummmy!! I make chocolate chips cookies on at least a weekly basis, sometimes more. LOL. I use half butter half shortening, funny how everybody has there own version. I love trying out new recipes so will definetly try yours! :)

  2. Oh, my mouth is watering now! Found you via link party, thank you for sharing!

  3. Sounds so tasty! I love chocolate chip cookies:) Thanks for sharing!

  4. The cookies look yummy!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  5. Yum, these look delish!

  6. I’m always on the hunt for chewy cookies. Mine always end up being crunchy. I’m definitely going to give this a whirl. Thanks for sharing!!

  7. yummmm, i could eat these until the cows come home :) Thanks for the recipe!

  8. My little one would love this! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday!

    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear

  9. I have never made a melted butter cookie but I really should try, these look so good.

  10. LOVE …Yummmy…Looks really awesome. : )) I would LOVE if you could please stop in and linky this terrific feature via my Pin’Inspirational Party happening today pweease… .. THANK YOU SO MUCH.. Wishing you an incredible start to your weekend.. Sincerely ~M

  11. I bet Santa would like some of these too.
    I’d love for you to share this project on Inspiration Friday at Simply Christmas

  12. Yummy, going to give these a try this season!

  13. These look delicious and this is a great tutorial

    Thanks for sharing – visiting from Whipperberry

  14. OK, I am SO going to make these!! Thanks for the recipe and tips for making them perfect!

  15. Should not have read this on the morning I skip breakfast :-)

    Thanks so much for sharing at Pin’Inspiration Thursday. :-) Would love for you to pop by and grab a button.

    Happy new follower.

  16. Yummmmm! I pinned the recipe so I don’t lose it! My husband would LOVE these. Choc Chip are his fav! Found you on Happy Hour Freestyle Friday.
    Sarah ~

  17. You got me! Giant.chewy.chocolate chip cookies. My favorite! This is a must try for this weekend.:) Thanks!!!

  18. OH! Chocolate chip is my fave..I am old school that way!Thanks so much for linking up at my first ever party and helping make it a big success!

  19. Oh my goodness they look amazing! I love chewy cookies. Thank you :D

  20. We love chewy cookies in our house!! Thanks for this recipe!!!

  21. Holy GIANT cookie batman! These look sooooo chewy :) A must with cookies :) hehehe

  22. Oh wow these just look heavenly! I found your post from the Three Little Singing Birds link party…so glad I did!

  23. These cookies look great! I love huge cookies! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Mmm looks yummy! I would love for you to link up your project at Do Something Crafty Friday:

  25. I saw these cookies and now I have to go find a snack! YUM! Thanks for sharing!

  26. I love chewy chocolate chip cookies!

  27. Quick question – have you ever tried these with a combo of butter and crisco? Does it work? I have to modify with a non-dairy “butter” because of my son’s severe cow’s milk allergy and it usually works best to combine it with crisco or lard. Just wondering if it would work with this recipe. It looks so good!!

  28. Gotta love a huge cookie! I love the idea for the colored M&Ms. Yummy! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  29. Yummy! I would love for you to add this recipe to my Best of 2011 link party, as well as any other projects you are most proud of from this year. Visit
    ~Kara :)

  30. These look good enough to eat!! Will definitely give your recipe a try.

  31. Hi! Here following from Thriving on Thursdays! I am not really a cookie person… Unless it’s a chocolate chip cookie! Love the size of these. I’ve never thought to put the dough in the fridge before. What a great tip! Looks like I’ve got the ingredients on hand too. Win/Win!

  32. MMmm these look really yummy! My husband made a comment last week about how one of the other guys wives sent in cookies with him for everyone to enjoy…. I think these might do the trick ;).

  33. Not only the perfect cookie to eat…they surely are the perfect cookie to look at too. Pinning!

  34. I’ve been searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe… this just might be it. I’m so going to try it. Thanks for the recipe! I’ve pinned it onto my Desserts Pinterest board so I can find it again. :)

    I found you via the link up over at Tater Tots and Jello.

  35. How many cookies does this recipe make. They look delish!

  36. i made this batter yesterday and i was so excited to make these, i love baking for people and i thought they would all love this recipe…my problem is, the dough is super crumbly. i let it chill over night to see if that might help but it didnt, nor did it make it any worse. it tastes normal but is there anything i can do different next time? by the looks of it theres too much flour but i used your exact measurments. let me know so i can make these the correct way :)

    • Hi Courtney! So sorry you ran into trouble. I’m not sure what’s happening because this dough shouldn’t be crumbly at all. I triple-checked my measurements and they are all correct. I’ve made this recipe at least 50 times and never had a problem so I’m thinking one of your measurements might have been off? Hope that helps!

  37. Hi, I found this recipe and thought it looked super yummy!! And the words giant and chewy caught my eye!! I just made these and found that my batter was a little thick. Is this normal? They are cooking right now, so I have not tasted them yet. But the batter tasted good. lol!!

  38. They baked perfect and are SOOOOO good! I will be making these a lot! :)

  39. I am making these for my brother in law’s birthday gift!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  40. Does it matter what type of flour? Self rising or all purpose for these cookies

  41. When using M&Ms, do you substitute 2 cups or still use some semi-sweet chips, too?

  42. I made the chewy chocolate cookies tonight and they are my families new favorite!!! I added mini Reece’s peanutbutter cup to the chocolate chips. Thanks for the great recipe. Have my second batch of batter in the fridge all ready…

  43. Hi

    Did you use a measuring cup or a cookie scoop to measure out 1/4 cup.

  44. I love these cookies! I shared your wonderful recipe with my english and german readers and everyone was delighted! My family can’t get enough of them ;-) Thank you for sharing it :-)

    Many greetings from Germany,

  45. Vanessa in TX says:

    Made these yesterday. Chilled the dough. The 1/4 c ones turned out great. The pan I baked after those with each being a tbsp of dough and baking for less time accordingly spread terribly. I think the trick is keeping the dough cold and making BIG cookies. Thanks for a yummy recipe!

  46. Trish, I found this recipe a few years ago, I’ve made this recipe numerous times. My daughter borrowed the printed recipe, thinking I had pinned it, I did not worry. I could not find it on any of my boards, I’ve searched all day to find this, why because it’s amazing, and the only recipe I will use. Thank you, for sharing! At midnight I finally found your link. Please do not ever remove,just in case I purge from my boards.

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