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Delicious chewy chocolate chip cookies that don’t require chilling, and are perfectly soft, chewy and crunchy at the same time!
So I have constantly, through my years of baking, tried to find the *perfect* chocolate chip cookie recipe, and these are – in my opinion of course, the perfect chewy cookie. They are heaven in every bite, and I will fight anyone that disagrees – joking obviously.
If you have followed me for a while, you will be VERY aware of my NYC Cookie recipes, such as my classic chocolate chip NYC Cookies, my mini egg NYC Cookies, or even my triple chocolate NYC Cookies… and they are all amazing, but they require chilling…
I have another delicious chilled cookie recipe that is not an NYC Cookie – Milk Chocolate & Sea Salt Cookies – and they are mighty delicious, and are worth the wait, but I wanted something that is far quicker and easier to make! My chocolate oat cookies are also delicious, but again… not quite there for the chewy level!
HOWEVER, these chewy chocolate chip cookies?!… they don’t require chilling like all of my other cookie doughs! Hellooooo heaven! Honestly, this bit can be worth it in some recipes, but definitely not in all, I just want to bake them asap!
These cookies are packed full of chocolate chips, and they are soft, chewy, crunchy, and delicious – and you can get your perfect ratio of those factors depending on how long you bake them for. I always want my recipes to be as customisable and adaptable as possible – but I know peoples opinions on the perfect cookie can differ.
12 minutes – the minimum – lovely and soft in the middle yet starting to crunch on the outside.
15 minutes – only the very centre stays soft, and there is a lot more crunch to each bite
18 Minutes – the maximum – super crunchy chocolatey cookie heaven.
These timings are of course, what my oven does… some may take a tiny bit less time, some might take more… but you will be able to tell at 12 minutes if they’re still raw in the middle or not and whether they need more time. All bakes continue to ‘bake’ as they are cooling so remember to think of that!
For these cookies you simply have to follow the steps of the recipe by beating together the butter and sugars, adding the egg, egg yolk and vanilla, and then the dry. Trust me, stick with the ingredients! Then, I used milk chocolate chips – but you can of course use whatever chocolate you prefer!
I used a 5cm cookie scoop to portion my cookies, so I got quite a lot – you do NOT need to weigh the cookie dough like the NYC Cookies, as a scoop does the job absolutely perfectly. I also would recommend not to make these much bigger than the 5cm scoop, as it may cause problems.
I have literally baked SO many different recipes that I am not sure if my family can cope with cookies anymore, but they’re insane. It is necessary to taste test them all! In my opinion, I utterly adore this recipe – and I am sure you guys will utterly adore these as well!
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 175 g unsalted butter
- 225 g light brown soft sugar
- 100 g white granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 medium egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 275 g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 325 g chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 190ºC/170ºC Fan and Line 2 Large baking trays with parchment paper.
- Melt the butter slowly until it is fully melted, leave to cool for a couple of minutes.
- Once cooled, beat in both the light brown soft sugar and granulated sugar until they are all thoroughly combined.
- Add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract and beat the mixture until the mixture becomes much lighter in colour, is smooth, and has increased in volume.
- Add the dry ingredients (plain flour, bicarbonate of soda, and sea salt) and beat again until smooth.
- Fold through the chocolate chips.
- Using a 5cm Scoop, portion the cookies onto the trays (I did 6 per tray).
- bake the cookies in the oven for 12-13 minutes for softer chewy cookies, OR 15 minutes for soft/crunchy cookies.
- Leave the cookies on the tray for 5 minutes after they have finished baking, and then transfer to a wire rack and continue to cool! Enjoy!
- You can chill this dough in the fridge to get a softer texture, but if you prefer chewier cookies than this is the way!
- You can also freeze the raw cookie dough in balls for up to 3 months.
- If you don't beat the the butter/sugar/egg mixture enough to the texture I have described, then the cookies will flatten into pancakes! Its very important to beat the mixture so its lighter than the original mixture, if you have done it correctly, once you have added the flour, it'll be VERY thick and the chocolate chips will be reasonably difficult to fold in!
- I would also say that you MUST use real butter and not margarine in these cookies so that the results are best.
- I used this Milk Chocolate
- I used this 5cm scoop
- I used this baking tray
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