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The BEST Flat & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you like a flat, chewy and gooey centered cookie with slightly crisp edges, THIS RECIPE IS FOR YOU! I recently made these for a family gathering and they were a hit. I like using chocolate chunks instead of chips because they create a more chocolatey cookie. At least in my family, that’s extremely important! The last part that I think sets these apart from other chocolate chip cookies, is to lightly sprinkle the top with flaky sea salt. There’s nothing better than a little saltiness with your sweets.
Course Dinner
Keyword chocolate, kid-friendly
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Servings 18 large cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp sea salt
  • 8 ounces butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped bittersweet chocolate chunks
  • Flaky sea salt for topping


  • Line three baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • In a mixer fitted with a paddle, cream the butter and sugars until fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, then the vanilla. Add the flour mixture all at once and mix slowly until a dough forms. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Fold in the chocolate.
  • Chill the dough for at least an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Roll 2 tablespoon lumps of dough into balls, then place on the baking sheet and flatten to ½ -inch-thick disks spaced about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle lightly with flaky sea salt ( optional)
  • Bake until the edges are golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Let cool slightly on the baking sheet, then transfer to a baking rack.