The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies (Chewy Centre)

best chocolate chip cookies chewy
I like my cookies crisp yet chewy in the centre. It took me awhile to find a chocolate chip cookie recipe that I really enjoyed. I finally found it when I stumbled upon Dora’s recipe from which I adapted slightly to suit my palate. Here’s the recipe for the best chewy chocolate chip cookies ever.
You may choose to add your favourite type of nuts, or even fun stuff like M&M’s or marshmallows for the kids.
Please note:
*My recipe creates slightly under-cooked cookies (they are softer), as I don’t consume them right away. I usually make a big batch and store the cookies in the freezer in airtight ziplock bags. Whenever I feel like eating them, I will warm up a handful of pieces in the oven at low heat. I recommend a setting of 300 degrees F and a timing of 5-7 minutes (depending on how crisp you want your cookies to be).
*If you prefer to eat your cookies straight fresh out of the oven, simply alter the recipe’s baking time. Bake for about 20-22 minutes instead of the stated 15-17 minutes.
The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies (Chewy Centres)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr

This recipe makes the best chocolate chip cookies with chewy centres. I've tried many recipes but this by far makes the most consistent, delicious cookies. Both adults and kids will love them.

Course: Sweet Treats
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
  • 1 cup or 227g butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 2 cups Hershey’s Chip-its semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
  3. Then, beat the eggs in one at a time.
  4. Stir in the vanilla extract. Continue to mix.
  5. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to the batter. Then add salt.
  6. Finally, stir in flour, chocolate chips, and almonds. Scoop round spoonfuls of cookie batter onto your baking tray lined with parchment paper. Remember to space the scoops about 1-inch apart.
  7. Depending on the heat of your oven, bake for about 12-15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned. I had to bake the cookies in two batches, as my oven just wasn’t big enough.
  8. Once the cookies are done, place them on a cooling rack. Cool for at least 30 minutes before eating. In addition, cool them for at least an hour before storing them.


Jesslyn is an experimental individual who loves to get hands-on for anything she’s passionate about. She's a marketer and web developer by day. She’s also an animal lover and coffee aficionado.

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