Fall is here and pumpkin is on my mind, but today is about the classic, America's Test Kitchen Chocolate Chip Cookies.

America's Test Kitchen Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe By ATK

  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 12 Tablespoons 1 1/2 sticks Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled until just warm
  • 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Lrg Egg plus 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1-1 1/2 Cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips I tried milk, but I think semi sweet really works better because it doesn't melt down like milk does and with the sweet cookie the semi sweet cuts that a bit making it a perfect balance


  • Heat oven to 325 and adjust racks to upper and lower middle positions.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment or spray with nonstick spray.
  • Whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl and set aside.
  • Either by hand or with an electric mixer, mix the butter and sugars until thoroughly blended.
  • Beat in the egg, yolk, and vanilla until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just combined.
  • Stir in chips to taste.
  • Roll a scant 1/4 cup of the dough into a ball.
  • Holding the ball with fingertips of both hands pull the dough in half, rotate 90 degrees and stick back together so that the jagged edges are sticking up. (obviously in the picture I did not do that this time)
  • Bake until light golden brown, 15-18 min, rotating the baking sheets front to back and top to bottom rack half way through the baking time.
Nutrition Facts
America's Test Kitchen Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 batch)
Calories 4516
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 512.5mg171%
Carbohydrates 658.5g220%
Fiber 19.9g83%
Sugar 433.1g481%
Protein 40.4g81%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.