I don’t bake much. But, once in a while we need to have some sweets in the house. I love bakery cookies but is seems like when I try to make them at home they either spread out too much and get really thin and crispy or they just stay blobs of dough on the pan as they bake. So, began the search for the cookie that is large, thick, soft, and has a nice flavor.
In my mind these are really close to bakery style cookies. They were huge! Larger than palm sized and soft when you bit into them. This recipe makes 32-36 cookies. With 5 cups of flour you know they are big!
I may tweak the dough just a bit in the future to add dark brown sugar and a bit more vanilla but it was pretty close to exactly what I was trying to get to.
Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies
A large soft cookie just like from the bakery.
- 5 cups all-purpose flour (add an additional ¼ cup if dough seems too sticky)
- 2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups butter, room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs, room temperature
- 4 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk chocolate – or a combination)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients – flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
- With a mixer cream together butter and granulated sugar and brown sugar. Add vanilla and eggs one at a time and mix, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary.
- With the mixer on low-speed, slowly add the bowl of dry ingredients and mix just until dough comes together, it may be a little crumbly. You do not want to over mix the dough, otherwise the cookies can flatten when baked.
- Lastly, mix in chocolate chips. Place dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes – 1 hour to firm up.
- Drop dough onto prepared cookie sheets in 1/4 cup mounds about 2-3″ apart.
- Bake for 9-12 minutes until golden. Do not over bake because they will be very crispy. I prefer them a bit underdone so that they are soft and chewy.
- Remove cookies from pan to cool on racks.