Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect combination of crunchy outside edges and chewy inside. With the addition of Heath Bar pieces, these will be your new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe!
Chewy chocolate chip cookies are probably one of my favorite and easy to make desserts. Soft and chewy in the center and crunchy edges. For more dessert recipes be sure and try Apple Hand Pies, Blackberry Pie, Molasses Cookies, Oatmeal Cream Pies, and Chewy Brownies.
You may be thinking that chocolate chip cookies may sound like a simple recipe, and you’d be right. But, it’s all about having the just the right combination of ingredients. For the last year I’ve been tweaking and perfecting my chocolate chip cookies.
Personally, I want a cookie to spread nicely, but still maintain it’s shape. And, I want the cookie to be a little crunchy on the outside edges, but chewy and soft in the center. This is that cookie! I’ve added a little bit of extra flavor with Heath bar pieces. Grab a few bags in the baking aisle, right near the chocolate chips.
How to make Chocolate Chip Cookies
Most important thing to remember when making cookies is to mix everything well. I start with room temperature butter and beat that by itself. Then add the sugars and cream. Be sure and scrape your bowl several times with a rubber spatula. (This is my favorite rubber spatula! And it’s dishwasher safe!)
How do I get the rippled edges on chocolate chip cookies?
Okay- let’s talk a bit about the baking method. We bang the pan during the baking process, making these chocolate chip cookies become crunchy on the outer edges and chewy on the inside. Chocolatey goodness!
I use this jumbo ice cream scoop to evenly scoop the chocolate chip cookie batter onto my half sheet pans. Each half sheet pan is lined with parchment paper that is pre-cut and comes in a box flat. This makes it so easy to clean up trays afterwards and I don’t have to struggle with a roll of parchment paper!
With this size ice cream scoop, about 6 chocolate chip cookies fit on a half sheet pan. Space them evenly, so as they bake they do not touch.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugars and butter. Add the vanilla and one egg at a time and combine. Add the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Combine thoroughly. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl occasionally with a rubber spatula. Add the chocolate chips and Heath bar pieces. Mix only until it’s combined.
Scoop out cookie dough using an ice cream scoop and place them on a parchment lined sheet pan. Leave enough space as they will spread a bit. Six cookies fit on a half sheet pan.
The cooled chocolate chip cookies can be stored in a large Ziploc bag for about 1 week. But, honestly they are not going to last that long!
For more great recipes be sure and try Strawberry Shortcake, Raspberry Oatmeal Bars, Banana Bread, and Frozen Hot Chocolate.
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Chocolate Chip cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened (2 sticks)
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup Heath Bar pieces
Chocolate Chip Cookies
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugars and butter.
- Add the vanilla and one egg at a time and combine.
- Add the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Combine thoroughly. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl occasionally with a rubber spatula.
- Add the chocolate chips and Heath bar pieces. Mix only until it's combined.
- Scoop out cookie dough using an ice cream scoop and place them on a parchment lined sheet pan. Leave enough space as they will spread a bit. (I get 6 cookies on a half sheet pan)
- Bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven for about 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Once the cookies are spread out a bit, as they cook, bang the pan a few times. (This will make them spread out and become crunchy on the edges, yet chewy on the inside) They may look a little under-cooked, but they continue cooking after you remove them from the oven and will set perfectly. Rotate your pans in the oven once, during the baking process. Let the cookies cool for 5-10 minutes before removing them from the baking sheet.
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Chocolate chip cookies are a staple in our home and a classic favorite. I love that you added Heath Bar pieces to the recipe – I’ll have to try this.
Amber Myers says
Oh yum, I just love chocolate chip cookies. I’ll have to try this recipe for sure. I eat so many of these.
These are my go to cookies. I love trying new recipes
Joan Cajic says
Will be trying this soon, looks really good and I have never made chocolate chip cookies before.
Daniel Cowen-Rivers says
This really makes me want to do more baking!
I have been dairy free for almost 4 months. I need to find some dairy free chocolate chips so I can try this. Yum!
Jessica Robinson says
You could use chunks of dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips.
I haven’t even had breakfast yet, but I already want to make and eat these! These look so good! Thanks for sharing your tricks! 🙂
Nabanita Dhar says
These look absolutely great! I want to make these for my little girl.
I love a good chocolate chip cookies and these look simply incredible! I love the crinkles at the top – so beautiful!
Jessica Robinson says
Thanks so much Natalie!!
Those cookies look absolutely delicious! I love that they look so chewy!
Lisa Bryan says
These look perfectly chewy and golden! Can’t go wrong with a fab chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Whoah Jessica, Heath bar…that’s the secret sauce in this recipe! So yum…and everyone needs a go-to chocolate chip cookie. Looks like you nailed it! Thanks for sharing!
The problem with chocolate chip cookies is that it never makes it past the cookie dough stage — as in, it gets eaten. I know you’re not supposed to but heck, we’re only human!
What a great idea getting the kids involved. I never gave much thought to cookie making but your tips are great! Thanks for sharing you recipe.
Lisa Torres says
Jessica, these look SO good! And the Heath Bar pieces (my fave candy bar) YUM! I am so making these…