Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  1. Steph June 10, 2010, 9:04 am

    It’s hard to go wrong with an Alton Brown recipe. We tried these and liked them too.

    1. Sweet Pea Chef June 10, 2010, 2:48 pm

      Steph, I absolutely agree. With all that science behind him, Alton is pretty foolproof. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  2. Dustin Stevens-Baier June 10, 2010, 10:59 pm

    I love chocolate chip cookies and these are my favorites! Hopefully Lacey will make some peanut butter cookies soon because I have been craving them.

  3. Nairi July 2, 2010, 7:46 am

    i tried this recipe and used regular flour and cane sugar instead of brown sugar. I was a bit disappointed, and I think I must have done something wrong somewhere, though I don’t know what. The cookies came out really hard for some reason, not chewy. Just… crunchy, as though they’d been left out for a while. I didn’t bake all of them so I’ll try again this week-end but… very sad these didn’t turn out.

    1. Sweet Pea Chef July 2, 2010, 1:04 pm

      Hi Nairi, I’m so sorry your cookies didn’t turn out well. I have never tried changing the flour type or the sugar, so that may be the culprit. Also, everyone’s oven temperature varies, so keep an eye on the cookies and possibly take them out sooner so they don’t get too hard and crispy. I’d recommend taking them out of the oven just a minute or so before they actually look done. I hope that helps! Thanks for commenting. Please update us after trying out the recipe again this weekend. Please don’t give up! These cookies are worth it! Good luck!

    2. Sara January 9, 2014, 12:03 pm

      That probably has more to do with your substitution for brown sugar than cook time. The molasses in brown sugar is what gives the cookie it’s chewiness. Cookies made only with white sugar will always be crisper.

  4. jonalisa August 5, 2010, 11:20 am

    Do you use light or dark brown sugar?

    1. Sweet Pea Chef August 5, 2010, 12:06 pm

      Jonalisa, I have made this recipe before with both light and dark brown sugar. Each time, the cookies turn out great. These particular cookies were made with light brown sugar. I checked Alton’s recipe and he doesn’t specify which type either. So, I guess it’s just a matter of personal preference. I tend to prefer the light brown sugar myself. Hope that helps. Would love to know how your cookies turn out!

  5. Ellie December 23, 2011, 10:44 pm


    I tried this one as Christmas giveaway for my fiance’s office mates. I used all purpose flour since I can’t find bread flour in the local grocery store in the Philippines. I preferred using dark brown sugar instead of washed. It still turns out perfectly :D
    They really love it especially the I.T. boys.

    Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe.

  6. Jessica March 7, 2012, 2:13 pm

    These are delightful!! I made them organic and they turned out great =) Thank you!!

  7. J Wolf September 30, 2012, 11:34 pm

    Thanks so much for the cookie recipe! A special someone in my life is mad at me, so I made thes to try to clear things up between us. I am excited to see if it works!


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