How do you like your Chocolate Chip Cookies?

How do you like your Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Not every chocolate chip cookie is created equally. However, there is a science behind making it perfect for your taste buds. Here is a simple list of how to make your next batch of chocolate chip cookies exactly the way you like them.


If you like your chocolate chip cookies to be soft and gooey in the center, simply add a touch more flour. Usually 1/4 cup extra flour will do the trick.

Golden Brown

If you like your chocolate chip cookies to have a nice golden tan on the outside, turn up your oven slightly above 350 degrees Fahrenheit. This will give it the sun-kissed look you crave.

Crispy with a Soft Center

If you prefer a crunchy bite followed by a soft inside, use 1/4 teaspoon baking powder combined with 1/4 teaspoon baking soda.


If you like a chocolate chip cookie you can chew on, use bread flour instead of all-purpose flour.

Just like Store-Bought

If you prefer store-bought chocolate chip cookies, throw out the butter and use only shortening. However, your cookies may lack a little flavor without the butter. If this is the case, use half shortening and half butter.

Thick and Less Crispy

If you want a thicker, less crunchy chocolate chip cookie, freeze your cookie dough for 30-60 minutes before baking. This will harden your butter and it will spread less while it is baking.


If you want fluffier, cake-like cookies then add more baking soda. Baking soda will release more carbon dioxide when heated and will create a puffier cookie.

Butterscotch Flavored

To create a richer butterscotch flavored cookie, use all brown sugar instead of white sugar.


If you want to control the shape of your chocolate chip cookie, use one ounce corn syrup and one ounce granulated sugar.

More Flavor and More Amazing

Chill your cookie dough for at least 24 hours before baking. This will deepen and enrich all the flavors in your chocolate chip cookies.


    Carrie Collette
    Monthly Newsletter Contributor since 2013
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