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Alexis's Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Unlike traditional recipes, this batter produces very flat and crisp chocolate chip cookies. Use an ice cream scoop to ensure even baking and uniform size. They spread wide on the pan while baking.





On "Martha Bakes," Martha used 2 cups of chocolate chips in this recipe. She chilled the dough for 1 hour and baked the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through baking time.

Cook's Notes

If cookies harden before you have a chance to remove them from the baking sheet, return the sheet to the oven for a few seconds to soften the dough for easier removal.

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • gerriandrb2
    18 DEC, 2017
    They are just too thin, too sweet (too much brown sugar), and just not a good cookie. I'm trying to keep from not wasting the dough and showing it out. And I am an excellent baker. They are just not right.
  • MS12362186
    19 NOV, 2017
    I've been making these cookies for years. They are my family's favorite chocolate chip cookie! The flavor is amazing and I love how they are crispy on the edges, but still a bit soft in the center - not uncooked though.
  • MS12041220
    14 MAY, 2017
    This is my favorite chocolate chip cookie. I love the crispiness.
  • pmineo1803
    31 DEC, 2016
    I've been making these chocolate chip cookies for 16 years. I wouldn't make any other kind. These are absolutely the best ever!
  • lotr2014
    27 APR, 2015
    These are Great. I cut the recipe in half and they were so good. They did spread out so I'll put less cookies on the sheet next time. It made about 30 average size cookies with half recipe.
    • lotr2014
      27 APR, 2015
      I forgot to add I baked these at 350.
  • Eapart
    12 APR, 2015
    For those of you having trouble with this recipe, here are a couple of tweaks to try. Chill the dough before you bake the cookies, and if the dough is becoming too soft between spooning it out, stick it back in the fridge for a few minutes. Also, bake them at 350 degrees instead of 375. This recommendation came from Alexis herself on a show where she was talking about this particular recipe. With the lower temperature, the cookies brown very evenly.
  • watonto
    15 MAR, 2015
    Has anyone figured out why some of us who make this recipe end up with cookies that spread and cover the pan with a clump of chocolate chips in the somewhat unbaked center? I made the recipe as stated - didn't work. I chilled the dough - still didn't work. I would love to know what I am doing wrong. I tasted some of the baked dough, and it was delicious.
  • sandifromorlandparkil
    17 MAY, 2014
    My family loves these cookies, but chilling and scooping is difficult with OA. I scoop them first onto a jelly roll and then chill. It is much easier. Try 1/2 cup of Dutch chocolate instead of flour for very chocolate richness. Has anyone tried this with almond flour?
  • MS11746226
    10 JAN, 2014
    These are the best chocolate chip cookies EVER. I made a batch on New Year's Eve, and now my friends and family are begging for more! The recipe makes a ton of cookies, too - the recipe says it will make 50, but I know we made way more than that - and the cookies were HUGE. We actually used only 1/2 batch for the first baking then refrigerated the dough and used up the rest 3 days later with no loss of quality, texture or taste. Make these cookies - you won't be sorry!
  • annew1
    4 JAN, 2014
    Hazel, you might experiment lowering the amount of flour - I only suggest this because once, entirely by accident I made cookies that turned out flat and crisp, with the edges usually a little wrinkled, just like these. I was living in Africa, in a place where flour was very scarce & we all made chocolate chip cookies using "that" brand chip package recipe, but skimping heavily on the flour. They were also richer, of course, and the best! Made them that way ever after!

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