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These Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies are chock full of chocolate and incredibly tasty! Big, chewy with caramel undertones. Perfection in every bite!

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Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nick finished his finals and is officially a junior in college. Home for a long weekend, he eyed the cheesecake bars in the fridge. He is not a fan of cheesecake.

I knew what he was thinking. I.want.chocolate.chip.cookies. So I offered to whip him up a batch. But no ordinary batch. I turned to Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery cookbook for inspiration and baked up these extraordinary, jumbo chocolate chip cookies. Large chocolate chip cookies always trump ordinary sized ones!

Overhead view of jumbo chocolate chip cookies on a white plate

Tips for Making These Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • There are a few secret weapons in this recipe. First is using dark brown sugar, giving these cookies a magnificent caramel undertone. PRO-Tip: Did you all know you can make dark brown sugar by adding a tablespoon of molasses to a cup of light brown sugar?
  • So the second secret weapon is adding even more molasses…making the already dark brown sugar, ultra dark. Keller called for blackstrap molasses, which is uber dark and bitter, in my opinion. I used mild molasses in its place.
  • And the best touch was two kinds of chocolate, chips and chunks for lots of chocolate in every bite. Go ahead and use part bitter-sweet if you prefer that over semi-sweet.
  • Make sure to chill the dough as it helps hydrate the starches in the flour.
  • This dough was  extremely easy to scoop into perfect rounds. If you don’t own a large cookie disher, just divide the dough into 12-14 even pieces and roll each into a ball.
  • And, as always, use good quality chocolate and pure vanilla extract.


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Jumbo Chocolate Chips stacked on a white square plate with a glass of milk

This recipe was first shared in May 2014. Photos and text were updated in 2020. The photo above is from the original post.

Jumbo Chocolate Chips stacked on a white square plate with a glass of milk

Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Big, chewy chocolate chip cookies with caramel undertones!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 14 cookies


  • 3 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mild molasses
  • 1 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks (I chopped Ghirardelli bars into 1/4 inch pieces, use chunks only, not crumbs)
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate discs or chips
  • 12 ounces butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Nielsen-Massey Vanilla


  1. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the dark brown sugar, molasses and regular sugar.
  2. Using your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter on medium low speed until it is the consistency of mayonnaise. Add in the sugar mixture and mix for about 3 minutes on medium speed, until fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Add in the eggs and mix on low speed for only 15-30 seconds.Scrape down the bowl.
  4. Add in the dry ingredients in 2 additions, mixing on low speed for 15-30 seconds after each, until just combined. Do not overmix. Remove the bowl from the mixer and mix in chocolate by hand. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 325º. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Using a large cookie scoop (mine has a 2 1/2 inch diameter), scoop dough balls and place 4-5 on each baking sheet. Let the dough come to room temperature before baking. Bake 18-20 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to cooling rack.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 large cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 394Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 426mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 32gProtein: 2g


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56 comments on “Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Oh my goodness, these look amazing! I’m totally having a craving right now! These are really huge cookies. Lovely recipe Liz.

  2. Oh man. I want these. But I’m not dirty bulking anymore. 🙁

  3. The best thing about these cookies is the huge amount of chocolate they seem to contain. They look delicious! What a lucky boy your son is!

  4. I use the one on the bag of Ghirardelli chips. Chocolate Chip Cookie day, now that’s a great holiday-What a tasty give-away:@)

  5. Even for me probably one (ok, maybe 2) cookies would be enough!

  6. my “go to” recipe is actually a slightly tweaked version of the Toll House one that’s printed on the bag of chips. 😉

  7. I have not tried this brand of vanilla, but vanilla is such a staple in my kitchen. Would love to win it. And those cookies….they look wonderful.

  8. Thanks for sharing your secrets Liz, there is nothing better than a chewy chocolate chip cookie. Also interesting to note why to refrigerate the dough. It’s my FILs 90th on Saturday so I may just have to whip him up a batch of these babies.

  9. I go with a basic choc chip cookie recipe except I use dark brown sugar and I often add heath bar bits and milk choc chips.

  10. Because quite delicious chocolate chip cookies could not be small… They have to be jumbo and make us happy!

  11. This recipe looks so good! I usually go by the recipe on the back of the butter container but I really need to update my recipe

  12. I have one that’s a copycat for the Doubletree cookies they give away at that hotel that I LOVE. It has walnuts and chocolate chips.

  13. these look sooooo gooey and awesome!

  14. I use the Nestles cookie recipe but tweak it to include extra vanilla and two different chips.

  15. I use the one on the back of the Nestle chips bag most times but I do love a Triple Chocolate cookie recipe I developed that has dark, milk, and white chips in a chocolate cookie!

  16. I have an old recipe that I have used for years, even make them into cookie bars that the kids have always loved. These look really good!

  17. Nick’s not ever going to want to go back to college when you treat him so royally Liz, you know that right? 🙂 These look amazing, love the Bouchon Bakery!

  18. I’d have to say this recipe for Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookies is my favorite and the recipe I always make.

  19. My go to recipe for chocolate chip cookies is oatmeal chocolate chip with or without walnuts or pecans.

  20. My go to recipe is from a church cookbook.

  21. I have been wanting to bake these. As it happens I did bake cc cookies today. Have you ever heard of David’s? I made his and i must say he has pretty good taste! Just like you, Liz!

  22. just added to my faves.
    unbelievably sinful! wow. shame on you, Liz. x

  23. I use nestle’s recipe – it always turns out great

  24. Basic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip are my go-to choice.
    But if I’m feeling really decadent I’ll add some Heath Toffee Bits. Mmmmmm.

  25. These cookies look incredible, I love the mix of chocolate chunks and chips for chocolate goodness in every bite!

  26. these look extra chocolatey. yum!

  27. I love the KAF recipe which calls for a extra egg yolk. It really seems to make a great cookie.

  28. Yummy! I feel the need to visit the gym after drooling over these cookies!

  29. My go to chocolate chip recipie is the one on the back of the chocolate chips.

  30. What a great bedtime snack they would be, with a glass of whole milk!!

    My mouth is watering just thinking about them.

  31. I like the famous New York Times recipe quite a bit.

  32. The Bouchon Bakery cookbook is one of my favorites. Whenever I feel uninspired I simply flip through it’s pages and all is good in the world.

  33. hi, i love the chocolate chip cookie recipe with the puddingmix in the dough, thanks so much, what a great giveaway!

  34. My girls would so love this.

  35. I like toll house!

  36. My favorite is Thomas Keller’s recipe from Ad Hoc with a few tweaks.

  37. Oh mighty cookie! It looks like molten lava inside…Yum!
    🙂 ela

  38. That dark brown sugar will keep these gorgeous cookies nice and tender – just the way I like them. Yummy.

  39. Congrats to your son on becoming a junior in college. I do love the look of these beautiful cookies. They’re so big and I can imagine these being so popular at college xx

  40. Resubscription worked finally 😀
    And what a post to come back to, these cookies look utterly incredible!

    Choc Chip Uru

  41. Love you! Love your posts!

  42. The standard Toll House cookie recipe that is on the back of all the chocolate chip bags.

  43. These chocolate cookies look divine and I must bake a batch soon!

  44. I use the Toll House choc chip cookie recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag.

  45. I love dark sugar and vanilla in cookies really adds something special, I would be more than happy with a batch of these to dig into.

  46. I haven’t had cookies in almost a month. This is a serious problem. And now I want THESE cookies! They are so so soooo amazing! like gooey and big and complex and ahhhhhh yum!

  47. My go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe is the one on the back of the package. But Chef Thomas’ Bouchon Bakery recipe may supersede my former go-to!

  48. I have a Nestle book where I get my cookie recipe!

  49. Lizzy,
    Who wouldn’t love these jumbo cookies.

  50. My go-to Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is my daughter’s with oatmeal and walnuts.

  51. Seeing the word “jumbo” and the generous chocolate filling in that photo is simply eye-popping, LOL. This one will surely be a big hit for growing kids’ snack. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. This recipe is similar to my mom’s recipe, except for the size. The bigger the better 🙂

  53. Tollhouse never fails me

  54. I always use the recipe on the chocolate chip bag.

  55. Thank you for the lovely post! These cookies look fantastic!

  56. I use my aunt’s oatmeal chocolate chip recipe!

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