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Two Huge Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Just two chocolate chip cookies – lightly crisp around the edge, and dense and buttery through the middle. They are thick enough to sink your teeth into and just really, really good.

I Make These Giant Cookies At Least Once a Week.

I really do. And it’s just one of those small joys.

These cookies are lightly crispy around the edges but buttery and dense through the middle, packed with melted chocolate and just all-around THERE FOR US right now. The texture is just right for me – I wanted them thick enough to really sink your teeth into, generally soft and slightly underbaked, but with a crisped bottom and edge layer to give it just a bit of satisfying contrast.

If you’re looking for tiny cookies, these are not it. I make absolutely no apologies for the size of these beauties. YOLO, baby.

How it usually goes in our house: the girls go to bed, we clean up the kitchen, Bjork sits down on the couch and queues up a show (currently in our reality TV junkie era) and then glances into the kitchen when he hears me clinking around with my little white bowl and spoon. He knows what is happening; this is a very regular occurrence. The show starts, the two giant cookies bake, and then we settle in with our glasses of milk and sink our teeth into these thick, decadent, crisped on the bottom and chewy on the inside chocolate chip cookies while we wait to find out who will accept the next rose and/or who doesn’t make it through Tribal Council. The littles are asleep upstairs and Sage is snuggled in at our feet and… it’s kind of the best thing in the world.

For a hard day, a beautiful day, a summer day or a snow day – somehow very huge warm chocolate chip cookies are just always exactly what feels right.

Two hands eating chocolate chip cookies.

If you’re looking for more of a full batch situation, we have some really great cookie recipes on POY. These browned butter ones and these big soft chocolate chip ones – both rock solid, IMO.

But if, in the near future, you find yourself in a moment that could benefit from two giant chocolate chip cookies? You just come on back to this recipe. I’ll probably be making them in my house at the exact same time.

Welcome To My House! Come Make These Cookies With Me

1

Soften the butter.

I go for partially melted, nice and soft. I just pop it in the microwave for 15-20 seconds.

Melted butter in a bowl with a spoon.

2

Mix the dough together.

Everything all in a little bowl. It takes all of 90 seconds.

Butter, egg, and sugars mixed in a bowl.

Stirring chocolate chips into cookie batter.

3

Roll into two jumbo dough balls.

You’ll have a little extra for munching, by design. I like to stick a few bonus chocolate chippers on top of the cookies. Annnnd bake!

Cookie dough balls on a sheet pan.

4

Bake and Let Them Rest. It’s Only 10 Minutes! You Can Do It!

These guys are very giant and they’ll be very soft and floppy at first – let them set up for at least 10 minutes for optimal texture! As you can see I took a gooey sample first to make sure they tasted right. 🙂

Cookies cooling on a cooling rack.

5

You’re Done! YUM!

Like, seriously. Yum.

Child's hand reaching for chocolate chip cookie.

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Two giant chocolate chip cookies on a plate.

Two Huge Chocolate Chip Cookies


Description

Just two chocolate chip cookies – lightly crisp around the edge, and dense and buttery through the middle. They are thick enough to sink your teeth into and just really, really good.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 3 tablespoons butter, very soft or partially melted
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (~60 grams, see note 1)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix butter, sugars, vanilla, and egg yolk until combined. 
  3. Stir in flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. When a soft dough has formed, stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Roll the dough into two balls and place on a baking sheet – there should be plenty for two large cookies plus a little bit of dough for a snack. (You’re welcome.) You can add more chocolate chips to the top of the cookies if you want.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on your oven temp and desired level of gooey cookie center. 
  6. Rest the cookies for a few minutes so they settle down and solidify a bit –  I set a timer for 10-15 minutes and just let them rest right on the pan. At that point they should be able to transfer to a plate, or maybe even held in your hand, for warm, delicious eating on the couch. Yum, yum, yum.

Notes

Note 1 on Flour: I measure by the flour for this by scooping the measuring cup directly into the flour container, leveling with a knife, and adding to the bowl. You can use between 50-60 grams of flour for this recipe if using a scale (chewier thinner cookie at 50 grams vs. a bit more body through the middle with 60 grams). I like both!

Note 2 on Puffiness: If the cookies come out of the oven puffier than you want them to be and don’t seem like they’ll sink down on their own, just pick up the pan and gently give it a few taps on the counter to deflate them a bit.

Note 3 on Bake Time: 10 minutes = more underbaked, 12 minutes = more golden browned.

Note 4 on Butter: The paper on the butter wrapper (where the amounts are marked) is often a bit crooked so just keep an eye on that to be sure you’re getting as close to 3 tablespoons as possible. If the paper is crooked, I will often just eyeball cutting the stick of butter in half and then cutting off one tablespoon to get the accurate 3 tablespoon measurement.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: small batch cookies, chocolate chip cookies, mini dessert

Frequently Asked Questions For These Two Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can I use a flax egg instead of an egg?

Yes, I would suggest 1 teaspoon of flaxmeal in 1 teaspoon water. It will add a bit of texture to the cookie but that can be delicious, too.

Can I use a nut butter instead of an egg?

Yes, I also tried a tablespoon of nut butter in place of the egg yolk / cornstarch / flax, and that was really yummy. The cookies were a bit heavier, but I liked them. I used almond butter, but peanut butter would be equally delicious.

How can I make cookies vegan?

To make these vegan, use a dairy-free butter and dairy-free chocolate chips and one of the egg replacements mentioned above!

What do I do if my cookies are too puffy?

Add a bit less flour next time – and for this batch, just tap your pan on the counter gently right after the cookies have come out of the oven to deflate them a bit.

What do I do if my cookies are too flat?

Add a bit more flour next time, or melt the butter less.

What do I do if my cookie dough is very sticky?

Add just a touch more flour – a very, very light dusting – until a soft dough forms. You can also put the dough it the refrigerator to help it set, or add a tiny pinch more cornstarch.

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59 Comments

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I made these tonight in my air fryer (preheated the air fryer and then lined it with parchment). I did 350 in the air fyer for 10 minutes. My cookie was very gooey (but hot!). I put my husband’s back in for a couple more minutes. It was great!

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    Love your soft CC cookie recipe so I will for sure be making these when we just want a couple cookies! The only thing I add to the soft CC recipe is a sprinkle of Maldon sea salt flakes to the warm bonus chocolate chips after baking!

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    It’s sucks not being able to tolerate AP flour. All of your sweet recipes always look so yummy. Is there a gluten free option?? 🙏🏼 🙏🏼🙏🏼

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      I made these tonight with a 1:1 GF flour and they were awesome! 💛💛 (I used Better Batter)

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    These are so good! I made them vegan using Earth Balance sticks for the butter and the recommended flax egg for the egg. They are perfect and will be on repeat in my house for sure!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Anyone who tries to replicate this will have the pleasure of reading through your blog post about making those two huge chocolate chip cookies. Your detailed walkthrough and the accompanying photos made everything seem so easy and approachable. Anyone would appreciate these helpful and inspiring cookie tips on achieving that perfect chewy texture – a must for any cookie lover.

    For anyone reading this comment and wondering if they should give it a try, Drewry wholeheartedly recommends you doing so. Not only is it a fun little project, but the end result is utterly delicious. Kudos to Pinch of Yum for another fantastic recipe that’s sure to bring smiles and a bit of sweetness into our lives! 🙂

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    I made these last night and they were the most perfect cookies I’ve ever baked. The cornstarch must be a secret ingredient? The texture was amazing, they held up so well when cooked, and they were just the right balance of crispy and gooey. I’m honestly blown away. I’d pay $6 for one at a little cafe bakery. Unfortunately I didn’t share, ate both of them, and made myself sick. Would I do it again? Yes.

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    ade these last night and they were the most perfect cookies I’ve ever baked. The cornstarch must be a secret ingredient? The texture was amazing, they held up so well when cooked, and they were just the right balance of crispy and gooey. I’m honestly blown away. I’d pay $6 for one at a little cafe bakery. Unfortunately I didn’t share, ate both of them, and made myself sick. Would I do it again? Yes.

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    So good! I love small batch baking recipes so I was eager to try this. My kitchen scale needs batteries so I couldn’t weigh my flour but I knew I wanted a thinner cookie so I did 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp and it was perfect! Thank you for this recipe!

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    I cried, these were so good! I made them GF (King Arthur’s) and DF (Melt butter) and it was out of control delicious. I did find I had to use ~65-70g of GF flour with the DF butter (which I only slightly softened), but it was a solid 10/10, TYSM!!!!!!!

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    These were 11/10!!! Made with olive oil because I didn’t have any butter but they were amazing!! I gave my husband one of them and he said maybe I’ll just have a few bites. Five seconds later cookie gone 🙂

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Wow! I made these last night and they are fantastic!! There were three of us at home so I doubled the recipe to make 4, and I did need to bake them a few more minutes (14 total I think) also probably because of my oven. I like chewy but not underbaked and that was perfect. Letting them cool the full 10-15 minutes is also key so they don’t fall apart when you pick them up. I can’t wait to make these again, and thanks so much for yet another great recipe!!

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    I made these last night for our Hulu & chill time, and they were fantastic! I just added a little Maldon sea salt on top as they were cooling. My significant other was both thrilled & impressed with this gooey chocolatey snack I just whipped together. I will absolutely make these again!

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    The recipe was fun to try, but it was too sugary sweet for me and I love chocolate chip cookies.

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    OMG so good! They are a little sweet as someone else mentioned but not enough to deter my daughter and I from devouring them. So good, perfect texture and quick. Would make again 100%.

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    YUM! Yum! Yum! It’s so nice to have a treat that doesn’t leave any evidence that I didn’t share with the kids 🙂

    I assumed the white sugar went in with the brown sugar at Step 2.

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    Our daughter returned home from a hard day as an academic librarian to find her water turned off, her father’s tools strewn around, but no father (he had to make a mid-project run to Lowe’s as often happens with plumbing projects). She came to our house to share the woes of the day and grade student homework (poor usage of AI is NOT making things fun for instructors) and use our plumbing. I decided this was the perfect time to try this recipe, and we are happily devouring two giant cookies. And we even left a third for her father to have once he finishes the project, because you really can’t be too hard on the plumber when he’s doing the work for free, even though perhaps he should’ve started this non-emergency project earlier in the day. thank you for a delicious mood brightener!

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    Just made these (doubled for my boys), and we are all dying…they’re incredible! Even the hubby declared them better than Crumbl – this will be a go to for us, and easy enough for the kids to make themselves, too.

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    So good and easy! 9 year old thought there was too much salt so maybe I’ll use fine sea salt next time if I want to share with him!