Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today is a very special day. It’s my one year blogiversary! I can’t believe how fast the last year flew by! When I started out, I never thought about getting to this point. In the last year I’ve met so many amazing people… even if only online so far. I’ve made and shared over 125 recipes and made a mess of my kitchen even more than that. My goal starting out was to share recipes that I love, that are simple and delicious. And I plan to stick with that, for the most part.

I considered making a cake or cupcakes as a celebration, but then I changed my mind. It seemed fitting to make something from the giveaway item. Yes… a giveaway! My very first ever! But before I get to that, let’s talk about the cookies. I was curious just how cakey these might end up being so I compared the ingredients to the snickerdoodle recipe, because those are fluffier than the average cookie. The ingredients seemed pretty similar with some obvious differences so I was game. The dough tastes as tasty as any chocolate chip cookie dough. My only gripe about the dough is not being able to use a cookie scoop easier, it gets really gunked up in there pretty quick. The final results… Cakey – yes. Packed with chocolate – yes. Delicious – yes! I like when recipes turn out. You’d always hope and expect a published recipe to have awesome results but unfortunately that’s just not always the case. This one you can trust though. Tested and approved – with a few minor alterations.

Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 3/4 sticks butter, softened (14tbsp)
3/4C sugar
1/4C brown sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4C flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 12oz package semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Scrape bowl as needed and prior to each new addition. Add salt, vanilla and eggs. Mix just until combined. Add flour, baking soda and baking powder. Mix until creamy. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.

On a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet, drop heaping tablespoons several inches apart. Eight will fit nicely per pan. A medium cookie scoop will work as well but may become problematic and needing to be cleaned frequently. Bake for 10 minutes or until the bottom edge is just golden.

Cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before transfering to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to one week. Freeze extra dough as is or in ball form for up to several months. Always label a storage bag well with the type of cookie, bake temperature and time as well as any other important information.

Recipe source: Martha Stewart

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81 Responses to “Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Clarice — February 7, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I follow you on Twitter.

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    Sue M — February 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Chocolate snappers:
    I’ve been making these for 20 years!

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    Elizabeth — February 7, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Ooh, I really want to try this recipe. I love thick cakey cookies. Fave cookie might be oatmeal jumble cookies.

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    Sarah J — February 8, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Gotta go with Chocolate Chip!

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    fooddreamer — February 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Hey, Happy Blogoversary, Rachel! Great giveaway, mi sister in law has that book and it rocks. I already follow you on twitter.

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    Adrienne — February 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Peanut Butter cookies!

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    Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls — February 10, 2011 at 12:37 am

    Hands down, my favorite cookie is plain ol delicious chocolate chip! YUM! These look divine!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xx

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    Becky — February 10, 2011 at 2:34 am

    I don’t know if this counts….but mint chocolate meringues are clearly the best!

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    Oanh S. — February 10, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    My favorite is white chocolate macadamian! I will definitely try these cakey choc chip cookies. Congrats on your blog!

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    Lenzie — February 10, 2011 at 6:37 pm


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    Catharine — February 10, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Favorite cookie has to be a brownie cookie!!

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    Catharine — February 10, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    I am following you on twitter! I’m @coolmintoreos

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    Catharine — February 10, 2011 at 7:44 pm
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    Parisa — February 10, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    My favorite cookie is the classic – chocolate chip cookies!!

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    Sunny — February 12, 2011 at 6:39 am

    tough as it is to discriminate against all the wonderful cookies in existence and to come into existence, i will provisionally say ginger cookies

    (or oatmeal raisin, PB, or anything chocolate!)

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    Cookbook — February 12, 2011 at 9:47 am

    You can never go wrong with good old old-school chocolate chip cookies, in my opinion.

    I’m FBing, Tweeting et al. I really want this cookbook!

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    MonicaKaya — February 12, 2011 at 11:31 am

    I follow u on twitter!

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    MonicaKaya — February 12, 2011 at 11:32 am

    My favorite cookie is Mexican chocolate cookies.

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    MonicaKaya — February 12, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I tweeted for u!

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    Sherry Fauscett — February 12, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    My favorite cookie is Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip cookies. The secret ingredient is powdered malt!

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    Midwest Elle — February 12, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    That is a very difficult decision. Right now I am loving the M&M cookies that I made for Valentines Day.

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    Midwest Elle — February 12, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Follow you on Twitter!!

    :) @Midwest_Elle

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    Midwest Elle — February 12, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway as well.

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    Liz M. — February 12, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    My favorite cookies are chocolate chip, and those look amazing!

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    Liz M. — February 12, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I follow you on Twitter! @FakeGradSchool

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    Liz M. — February 12, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    I like you on Facebook!

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    Caren — February 8, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Baking these today but with peanut butter chocolate chips :-)

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    Audrey Hunley — October 4, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Excellent cookies! My husband loves chewy cookies and he loved these. Thank you!

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      Rachel — October 4, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      I’m glad to hear they were enjoyed! Thanks for sharing, Audrey!

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