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Perfect Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


These Perfect Chocolate Chunk Cookies are soft and chewy with a crisp edge, and they leave a lasting impression on all who try them!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 9 ounces 60 percent cocoa bittersweet chocolate baking bar, chopped, divided
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg plus one egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, oats, and chocolate chunks (reserve 1/4 cup chocolate chunks to top cookie dough with before baking).  Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars together on medium speed until smooth.  Add eggs one at a time and mix again.  Add vanilla and mix.
  4. Turn the mixer to low speed and gradually add the flour mixture.  Mix until everything is fully incorporated into a dough, but do not over-mix.
  5. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop large dough balls onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet, baking six dough balls at a time.  Place a few chocolate chunks onto the top of the dough ball before baking.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes.  Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 424
  • Sugar: 24g
  • Sodium: 216mg
  • Fat: 24g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7.8g
  • Trans Fat: 0.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Fiber: 4.3g
  • Protein: 6.3g
  • Cholesterol: 62mg

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