You’ll fall head over heals for my Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies that have a secret ingredient baked right in! Once you try them you’ll never want to go back to any other recipe!
Do you agree that chocolate chip cookies are a staple in pretty much everyones house? I used to hate cookies, like if I had any other choice cookies would be the last one! My mom loved to make crispy cookies and I think that was more or less what made me hate them.
I’m a chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe kind of gal, well I guess it would be chewy any type of cookie! Sugar cookies can be crisp and nice, but when it comes to chocolate chip cookies, they have to be ooey and gooey and melt in your mouth!
These Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies have a slightly crisp edge with a chewy soft center. I hate to be biased but these truly are the best chocolate chip cookies ever. I know that everyone has their own opinions but I promise you that once you take that first bite you will be hooked. Don’t even bet me started on the secret ingredient thats baked up inside!
WHO INVENTED THE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE?
WHAT MAKES A COOKIE CHEWY?
The easy and simple answer to this ever asked question is high moisture. Adding ingredients that have moisture in them like brown sugar which contains molasses which contains about 10% water, melted butter, egg, etc in turn thats makes the evaporation of liquid harder in turn leading to a chewy/soft cookie.
HOW DO I MAKE COOKIES SOFTER?
Simply put, reduce your baking time. Instead of waiting for the cookies to get golden all over, pull them out of the oven when the edges are just starting to turn golden and the center appears to be slightly underdone. The cookies will continue baking for a little longer once removed from the oven but will yield a soft and chewy center,
HOW DO YOU KEEP COOKIES SOFT?
Have a batch of cookies that baked up super soft and want them to stay that way? What you’ll need to do when storing cookies either place in a ziploc bag or a rubber container and place a slice of white bread in with the cookies.
Cookies will naturally absorb the moisture from the bread, keeping them soft yet not letting flavor of the bread transfer over to the cookies, so thats a situation that is literally perfect!
HOW DO YOU MOISTEN HARD OR STALE COOKIES?
Have you ever gone to reach for a cookie that was once soft but has since become hard, what could be worse! Here are a few tips that you can try to revive those otherwise delicious cookies:
- Steam cookies in your microwave. To do this, place harder cookies on a plate and fill a mug with water, heat on low in 30 second intervals until cookies become moist and soft.
- Place cookies in ziploc bag with a slice of apple. Yes apple! The cookies will absorb the moisture from the apple just like they do from bread and make them soft again.
- Wet a paper towel and wrap the hard cookie in it, microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute until cookie is soft.
If you’ve been searching high and low for that perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, look no further these Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies will be your go to cookie for the long haul!
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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup butter melted and slightly cooled
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 2 Tbs malted milk powder
- 1 tsp coarse kosher salt + more for topping
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silpat mat, set side.
- In stand mixer add your butter and sugars and mix together until combined.
- In small bowl whisk together your egg and vanilla then add to butter mixture and mix for 1 minute.
- Add in flour, malted milk powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda and mix until just combined.
- Add in your chocolate chips until blended.
- Using a large cookie scoop or ice cream scoop place dough on prepared sheet spacing 2 inches apart.
- Sprinkle the tops with a little salt and bake for 13-15 minutes until edges are just golden.
- Let cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to cooling rack to cool completely.
- Sprinkle with some more coarse salt while warm.
PIN IT FOR LATER!
I don’t like malt what can I use instead?
You can omit it.