The search for the perfect chewy cookie recipe…

.. has not ended yet, but it sure does throw up some delicious results.

On our weekly shopping trips, if husband happens to be with me, he gets pulled magically to the bakery section loaded with delicious, chewy American cookies. While I lust after the delicious cream cakes and cheesecakes, husband can’t have enough of cookies. Β  He loves them. Β And I would love nothing more than be able to bake them at home. And you guys know how much I love to bake πŸ™‚

So I have been searching, and searching, but have never been able to replicate them to make them as delicious and chewy as the ones in the store. After much searching and researching, I decided to try this recipe. Well, they did not turn out as chewy as I would have liked, but I cannot complain because both husband and daughter loved it. And I have enough to share, so they go with us to the dance class this evening πŸ™‚ See, my clever ways of ensuring that they don’t end up on my hips πŸ˜‰

The cookie dough – I added white and dark chocolate chips – instead of just dark chocolate chips as mentioned in the recipe. I thought it looks prettier that way.

And here they are ready to go into the oven

And finally out of the oven! Don’t they look lovely?

So who’s joining me for tea?

The recipe – is from


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
  4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

The only thing I did differently was to add both white and dark chocolate chips.

41 thoughts on “The search for the perfect chewy cookie recipe…

  1. Lovely cookiessss Is it very difficult to make .. if not then send me tooo πŸ™‚ he he hehe or better still will email you my address how about sending some over πŸ™‚ firslt class post .. second day delivery …

    • LOL! Some of them turned out crisp and bisuity – because I left them in the oven for too long. Luckily, Poohi does not discriminate πŸ™‚ She eats them either way πŸ™‚

  2. Meeeeeeeeeeeeeee…..ok whenever, the overseas distance evaporates.. and I am in that side of world.. and we eventually meet up.. I will bug you untill you give me tea and these amazing cookies!!! I am craving one NOW!

  3. I am salivating here! U can’t do this to she-who-hates-dieting-and tries hard-hitting-the-gym-everyday 😦


    p.s: i shall come back to this post, when I learn the art of making food (anything more than tea/coffee/maggi):P

    • You eat all the chips and give only the rest to S? Poor darling! I will send him a giant box of chocolate chips to make up for all the cookies without chips he has had to eat πŸ™‚

      You know when I was little, I used to think that it would cool to be a mom like that πŸ™‚ But I don’t bake much these days. Can’t afford al those calories πŸ™‚

  4. awesome..I made a batch sometime back and despite wanting crisp cookies,i ended up with chewy ones.Temp was 180 in the recipe i followed.Will definitely try these out.Thanks.

  5. hey, i made them just now. the crust was nice and done but they were slightly undone from the bottom so i hv put them back upside down this time.. maybe the heat/temp in oven wasn’t right.. what do u think?

    • I think your oven might have needed a little longer cooking or a higher temp, I guess. Ovens are so different. I had the reverse problem with my old oven, I had to reduce the temp. Do let me know what happened when you put them up side down. Next time just try increasing the time by 5 mins and check?

  6. I love cookies and cake.. but i have had poor baking experience.. almost three times.. the problem is with my oven.. its old and huge.. i have to get a new one.. jus for making cake and cookies.. wish me luck for the next time.. i am thinking abt baking a cake for my son’s birthday.. his birthday is on feb 24th.. let wait and see..

    All the best! I am sure you will make a great cake πŸ™‚

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