Delicious and easy Crispy Chocolate Cookies are sure to hit the spot. While I usually crave soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies, sometimes you just need a crispy chocolate chip cookie instead. Rich, buttery and delicious, this Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is always a hit with my family.
Making Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
I think one of the things I love most about crispy chocolate chip cookies is the rich, caramel like flavor they have. These cookies absolutely deliver on that. I also kick up the salt in these, and top with some flakey sea salt. That is optional, but if you love a good salty sweet combo, I high suggest it.
Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients
While a fairly basic cookie recipe, you do have a few different ingredients in these than in your standard Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe. Take note that you’ll need milk and maple syrup to make these Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies.
While I usually always use silicone baking mats when making cookies, with these, I do not. For this Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe I just use parchment paper on my cookie sheets. To clarify you don’t see that in the photos, but that’s just for photo sake.
While I used both mini chocolate chips and regular semi-sweet chips in these, I didn’t overload these with chocolate chips. My tastes have changed over the years. At this point I really want to taste the cookie, with the chocolate being a little accent. However if you want more chocolate, go for it!
I do like a semi-sweet or dark chocolate chip for these, compared to milk chocolate. That said, I never prefer milk chocolate, so your mileage may vary based on preference.
These go from the baking sheet to a wire cooling rack. While they have a nice crispy, crunchy edge, the centers still maintain a chewiness. These are a flat and thin chocolate chip cookie, as one would expect for a crispy chocolate chip cookie.
One of the things I love about these Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies is there is no dough chilling required. Turn on the oven, whip up your dough, and you’re eating cookies in under an hour.
I have found that if you store these in a tightly covered container (think a sealed Tupperware container) they do soften up a bit overnight. They are just as delicious, they just lose a bit of the crunch. Just an FYI for you.
Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup packed dark brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup dark or semisweet chocolate chips
- Optional Sea Salt Flakes I prefer Maldon Flakes
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium size bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix well and set aside.
- In bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat melted butter, sugars, and maple syrup at low speed until thoroughly combined
- Add yolk, milk, and vanilla to mixture and mix until throughly combined, approximately 1-2 minutes.
- Add 1/2 of flour mixture to ingredients and mix on low until just starting to combine. Add remaining flour mixture and mix until just combined. Do not overbeat. You want to limit the amount of air you work into this dough.
- Fold in chocolate chips and mix until just combined.
- Leaving about 2 inches between each cookie, scoop and place dough onto baking sheet, approximately one tablespoon for each cookie.
- If desired, sprinkle the top of each cookie with a few flakes of sea salt just prior to baking.
- Baking only one sheet at a time, bake for approximately 12 minutes or until cookies are starting to brown and turn golden.
- Remove from oven and cool cookies on baking sheet 3 minutes. Using wide, thin spatula, transfer cookies to wire rack and let sit until crisped and cooled to room temperature.
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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