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Thin Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I spied these Thin Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, a perennial favorite of my better half on one of my favorite blogs, Hugs and Cookies XOXO. The bonus was a little cookie dough sampling for me. Win-Win.

I had a houseful of desserts the hubby didn’t care for. The Coconut Cream Pie, Pecan Pie, and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies were not his scene. Being the kind wife that I am, I whipped up a batch of this classic cookie.

Thin and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies on a round white plate


Thin Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bill was arriving back in town from a visit to his mom just as I was heading out for a few days with some dear friends I’ve known my whole life (since preschool and third grade). It had been a crazy week. I hosted a coffee for 40 of my volunteer friends, then turned around to have our dinner club over for brunch a few days later.

Today, I’m having my neighbor friends for lunch. This time I wised up. We are all making a different crockpot dish to taste and analyze. I picked out a few recipes for us to test and put them all to work. BUT this left little time for my favorite event of the month, Two Sweetie Pies! I knew I’d have to leave something yummy and easy to make for Bill and saw these thin chewy chocolate chip cookies on Danielle’s blog.

 A stack of Thin Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies on a square plate

Variations on Chocolate Chip Cookies

I often ask the hubby what he’d like for dinner or dessert. His answers rarely vary. When it comes to sweets, he almost always requests chocolate chip cookies. If you haven’t noticed, I have a HUGE number of variations on my blog. Bill enjoys them all. He is just as satisfied with Nestle’s Tollhouse as Jacques Torres’ gourmet Secret Chocolate Chip Cookies. Or maybe Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are more your style!

When in a vacation condo, even Chips Ahoy will do. But homemade always trumps the boxed cookies. Real butter, good chocolate and slightly chewy are a must. Due to the added milk, this recipe bakes up thinner than those that I typically share. But chewy is the quality that brings praise around here. These thin chewy chocolate chip cookies definitely made the cut!

Thin Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies in a square white bowl

Two Sweetie Pies

Thanks again to my lovely friend, Danielle, for another magnificent recipe! She is my go-to blogger for decadent treats. I promise you will love whatever you try from her blog!!! We share a recipe from each other’s sites every second Monday of the month (except when I have a conflict, like this month).

Bill was thrilled with these thin chewy chocolate chip cookies–no surprise there! Plus when I was giving my neighbor, Mark, some of my leftover coconut cream pie, I saw him eyeing these cookies. He received an addition to his care package and gave them rave reviews, too.

Check out Danielle’s take on this recipe as well as her social media sites!

Hugs & Cookies XOXO


Thin Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thin Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thin and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies for a change of pace!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 24 cookies


  • 2¼ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butter, 2 sticks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Line baking sheets with parchment and set aside.
  2. Cream the butter in a mixer. Add the sugars and beat until fluffy.
  3. On med-low, add the egg, milk and vanilla. Slowly add the flour, baking soda and salt. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop out dough onto baking sheets. I used about 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie, but you can make them larger.
  5. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes. Don't overbake if you want them to remain chewy.


Yield will vary depending on size of cookies.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 28mg Sodium: 209mg Carbohydrates: 30g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 20g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g
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24 comments on “Thin Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. I’ll bet Bill was thrilled with his snack! Believe it or not, this Yankee has never had pecan pie… Gonna correct that in one form or another this Thanksgiving season:@)

  2. You can never have too many chocolate chip cookies! Your husband is a very lucky man.

  3. Dear Lizzy, these cookies are perfect…sure to please anyone and everyone! xo, Catherine

  4. Lucky Bill – these look wonderful Liz! You are a busy lady indeed!

  5. These cookies look perfect, even same in size 😀

  6. I haven’t baked any chocolate cookies in a while…time to start a batch!!

  7. Chewy chocolate chip cookies are the best and you can never have too many!

  8. I’m always up for a cookie and these look awesome!

  9. You certainly have been busy with all your entertaining. The cookies are lovely. I’m glad you understand the horrors of the Bosu. Because you’re a nurse, I’ll tell you what’s wrong. I have an avulsion fracture which is where the ligament has torn from the bone. Hopefully I’ll be leaping about again in about three weeks xx

  10. WOW! It looks gorgeous!!

    PS. It’s Marcela from tortadellafiglia I moved to! Hope you’ll like it 🙂

  11. OMG how do you keep up with everything. I’m exhausted just hearing about it. These cookies do sound tasty. If Bill loves chocolate chip cookies be sure to try my Chocolate Brickle Sensations – they’re amazing!

  12. Woow what a busy schedule you had, I have had lots of things going around myself. Lovely recipe I bet my chocolate chip lover will loooove those as well.

  13. I never say no to a fine cookie such as this one!

  14. Well, I have to admit that I think Bill has pretty good taste in desserts. I love all those other things but there isn’t much I love more than a chocolate chip cookie!

  15. I am always amazed by the various recipe you have of one main item. These cookies look great, but I also want a piece of coconut cream pie! 🙂

  16. Can you ever go wrong with a good chocolate chip cookie? Nah 😀

  17. I just looked up super-woman in the dictionary. I saw your picture Liz Berg! Don’t know how you do it. But it’s no mystery why you’ve kept friends from preschool! And it’s a no-brainer who is the bestest cookie maker in Indiana! (and probably beyond!)

  18. Lizzy,
    These cookies look delicious. I could eat more cookie dough than baked cookies but I know everyone wants the cooked variety, so I hove to bake them. 🙂

  19. You have been very busy my friend! Your family and friends are very blessed to have someone so talented and generous in their lives.

  20. I made these cookies tjis past week and they are now my husband’s and my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Thanks for sharing this great cookie recipe.

    For those try to reduce granulated sugar from your diet I omitted 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar and didn’t miss it a bit, next time I’ll try omitting 1/2 cup of sugar and see how the turn out.

  21. I have been looking for MY perfect cookie. I’m with Bill. Mine were kind of crunchy out of the oven, and got chewier as it cooled. YUM YUM.

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