For those who don’t know me, I sell my baked goods as a part-time job. Since it’s vacation time, the orders are flowing in like crazy. Most recently, I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies to sell. My customer wanted chewy choco chip cookies and my inspiration was Subway.
They’re ginormous cookies laden with heaps of chocolate chips. A hot cookie can transport you to ecstasy in one bite alone. After a little tweaking and a lot of temperature experimentation, I found my perfect recipe.
XXL Subway Style Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes around 15 cookies
- 1/2 cup butter, salted
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp vanilla essence
- 1 tsp almond essence (optional)
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Keep stirring and let it brown. It takes an approx. of 6 minutes to do so. Take it off the burner and into a large bowl.
- Add the sugar and mix with the paddle attachment on an electric mixer. Keep aside.
- In another medium sized bowl, mix the flour and baking soda. Set aside.
- Once the butter cools, add the egg and beat it in. Add the vanilla and almond essence. Add the flour mixture and mix until it is combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. From here, you can go two ways.
You can either chill the bowl for a minimum of 3 hours and scoop and bake, or you can freeze it for 30 minutes, scoop 1/4 cup size balls onto a lined cookie sheet and chill it covered in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours.
- If you haven’t scooped and chilled the dough, take the dough out and let sit in room temperature for about 20 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350°F or 176°C. Scoop 1/4 cup size balls and place of the sheet. They spread about 1/4″ while baking, so space them out accordingly.
- Bake them for 20 minutes. It’ll be soft, don’t worry about it being under-baked. Let them cool for 5 minutes before taking them off the pan.