The Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie

Nothing beats a warm homemade chocolate chip cookie, baked fresh from the oven! These soft, chewy classics will stand the test of time and are destined to always be a favorite go-to dessert for cookie lovers for years to come.

Since its debut in 1938, the chocolate chip cookie recipe has seen countless variations. Our show-stopping copycat Gideon's Bakehouse chocolate chip cookie recipe is merely one adaption! But it may be one of the very best.

Gideon's Bakehouse, located in Orlando, Florida, is home to these stunningly self-indulgent treats. Gideon's cookies weigh in at half a pound each! Every inch of the cookie's surface is covered in chocolate morsels, giving each cookie its remarkably decadent chocolate flavor. Thankfully, you can now prepare these extraordinary chocolate chip cookies in your kitchen with our easy to follow recipe!

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cake flour
  • 1 1/2 bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups chocolate chips, divided
  • sea salt flakes (for sprinkling)

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Cube the butter into small cubes. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars for approximately 5 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.

  3. Place a sieve over a large bowl. Pour the cake and bread flours into the sieve and sift. Add the sifted flours to the batter in the standing mixer bowl. Add the cornstarch, baking soda, and salt and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.

  4. Using a wooden spoon and your hands, incorporate the chocolate chips into the dough. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to overnight.

  5. Next, pour 4 cups of chocolate chips in a large bowl. Set aside. Remove the chilled cookie dough from the refrigerator. Using your hands shape the batter into large dough balls. Cover the entire surface of the dough ball with chocolate chips, careful to keep its spherical shape.

  6. Place six dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 9 minutes or until golden brown. Allow the cookies to rest on the cookie sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack. Sprinkle each chocolate chip cookie with sea salt flakes, to taste. Enjoy!

Supplies

  • stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment
  • sieve
  • 2 large bowls
  • wooden spoon
  • plastic wrap
  • cookie sheet
  • cooling rack
copycat gideons chocolate chip cookies
Brittany Baxter

Our copycat Gideon's Bakehouse chocolate chip cookies are not your ordinary dessert. They are jam-packed with chocolate chips and covered in them from top to bottom - a chocolate lover's dream. The cookies are finished off with a light sprinkling of sea salt. Even though the extra layer of chocolate morsels make this cookie genuinely unique in both taste and appearance, feel free to live life to your tastes by omitting them or combining another ingredient for additional flavor. Here are a few ideas to inspire your next batch of cookies;

  • dried cranberries (soak any dried fruits in hot water before adding to cookie dough; soaking dried fruits prevents them from causing your mixture from becoming dry)
  • nuts 
  • pretzels
  • coffee grounds or espresso powder (coffee adds depth and intensifies chocolate)
  • melted chocolate (dip baked cookies in melted chocolate)

Additional Recipes

chocolate chip cookies

If you enjoyed our copycat Gideon's Bakehouse chocolate chip cookies, you might also relish in a few of these simple, delicious desserts.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Old fashioned rolled oats and chocolate chips are blended in a soft and chewy cookie to bring you this traditional delight, the ultimate oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

A seasonal fall favorite, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies can quickly be whipped up by adding a simple can of pure pumpkin to your cookie dough. Add warm holiday notes to your cookies by adding some cinnamon, nutmeg, or cloves.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dairy-free or vegan? Don't fret! We have you covered with this simple yet delectable vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe. With only nine easily accessible ingredients, prepare utterly delicious chocolate chip cookies without ever knowing they're vegan!

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can't get enough chocolate? We have you covered! Double chocolate chip cookies are blended with cocoa powder and chocolate chips for that double chocolate flavor! The best part about this recipe is that they only take about 20 minutes to prepare! Get your ovens ready!

Chocolate lover's dreams are made of our copycat Gideon's Bakehouse chocolate chip cookies! Hit the print button and treat yourself to an out of this world delicious dessert!

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