The perfect chewy chocolate chip cookie filled with chunks of gooey chocolate as well as traditional chips – these definitely hit the spot when you’re craving a little bit of homemade indulgence!
bouchon bakery chocolate chunk and chip cookies from Eats Well With Others

Cue the caroling and rev up your ovens.

I official declare it: The Holidays.

We are in it, people. Whether we like it or not.

Whether cookie baking, with all of it’s running back and forth to the oven every ten minutes, makes us feel like we’re in lab putting coverslips full of adipocytes through an exocytosis assay.

Anyone? Just me? Bueller?



A certain favorite grocery store of mine was actually playing music that jingled starting from a few weeks ago and it simultaneously made me gag and instilled in me a strong compulsion to fill my cart with baking chips of every variety, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and five pounds of butter.

Internal conflict, though art my middle name.

It just felt too soon to hear Mariah Carey on repeat. But at the same time – COOKIES.

You understand my mixed feelings. We just get each other like that.

All’s well that ends well, though, because I made it through my shopping trip without projectile vomiting and COOKIES.

Let’s start with a classic. I mean THE classic.

Because that’s what this is. THE be-all-and-end-all CCC.

It’s chewy with a hint of crisp, gooey in all the right places, a little bit dark and mysterious with it’s brown sugar/molasses touch. And it’s as big as my face.

Thomas Keller wanted them to be bigger. But, being that it was two days before Thanksgiving and all when I made these, I felt like moderation was key. So I halved them.

I’m a little scared of how large and in charge they would have been had I not. And also intrigued? They probably would have been big enough to take over the world. Or at least all my calories for the day. But who’s counting?

Just make these. You won’t be sorry.

PS – I hope you all had the most food-and-love-filled Thanksgiving possible!


One year ago…Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Swiss Chard Pesto

Two years ago…Sweet Potato and Ginger Layer Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Filling and Brown Sugar Cinnamon Swiss Meringue Buttercream, Moroccan-Spiced Root Vegetable Barley Stew

Three years ago…Apple Spice Layer Cake with Caramel Swirl Icing

Four years ago…Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake

Bouchon Bakery Chocolate Chunk and Chip Cookies
The perfect chewy chocolate chip cookie filled with chunks of gooey chocolate as well as traditional chips.
Yield: 12 cookies
  • 238 grams all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 134 grams dark brown sugar
  • 1¾ tsp unsulfured blackstrap molasses
  • 104 g sugar
  • ⅔ cup bittersweet (70-72%) chocolate chunks
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 167 g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 60 grams eggs
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a second small bowl, whisk together the dark brown sugar, molasses and regular sugar, breaking up any lumps, even though the mixture will not be smooth.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter until it is the consistency of mayo and holds a peak when the paddle is lifted. Add in the sugar/molasses mixture and mix for 3-4 minutes on medium speed, until fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Add in the eggs and mix on low speed for 15-30 seconds. If you mix the eggs too much, they will cause the cookies to spread out too much, so be conservative. Scrape down the bowl.
  4. Add in the dry ingredients in 2 additions, mixing on low speed for 15-30 seconds after each, until just combined. Add the chocolates and pulse on low speed about 10 times to combine. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
  5. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 325. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions, about 70-75 grams each. Place six rounds of dough on each sheet. Bake until golden brown for 16 minutes, reversing the positions of the pans halfway through. Allow to cool for five minutes on the pan, and then remove to a cooling rack.
Adapted from Bouchon Bakery
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie


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71 Responses to Bouchon Bakery Chocolate Chunk and Chip Cookies

  1. Beth says:

    Twice as big? Those would be seriously big cookies. The size you made looks perfect.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  2. gloria says:

    Im agree the season holidays is open!!
    in my blog too!:)
    and I love these cookies look awesome!

  3. Christine says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Joanne! What a great cookie recipe. Thank you!

  4. Kathryn says:

    Hope you had a happy thanksgiving! I was looking at this recipe the other day and was wondering whether I should try it (all in the name of research obviously…). You’ve convinced me that I should!

  5. How do these compare to the city bakery cccs? Because in my mind those cannot be topped…unless by you!

  6. Jessie says:

    So Christmas music makes you throw ridiculous amounts of butter in your shopping cart, too, huh? Glad to know it’s not just me. These CCC are the be all, end all of cookies. They look like the perfect size – I can’t even imagine them being twice as large!

  7. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! These cookies look superb.

  8. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    These cookies look amazing. I always love trying a new classic chocolate chip cookie recipe. One can never have too many cc cookie recipes, that’s for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Kim says:

    Your cookie look delicious!!! I love chewy cookies!

  10. Shannon says:

    definitely a good choice with the size ๐Ÿ™‚ they look amazing!

  11. sandra says:

    chocolate chip cookies DO rule the world… but I think you knew that. Wishing you a wonderful belated Thanksgiving!

  12. Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving Joanne. I know my boys would love one of your giant chocolate chip cookies!

  13. Monica says:

    I have eyed this recipe from the cookbook. Yours looks wonderful and I can never get myself to make those giant cookies at home either…though I’m guessing that’s part of the reason why they’re so amazing when you buy them. And you’ve got me visualizing that video about the science behind baking cookies…that’s my kind of science!

  14. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!! Forget shopping, today is all about kicking off holiday cookie baking! These cookies are pure perfection

  15. Amanda says:

    Oh yum! When I was in New York the last time, I swung by Bouchon Bakery. Unfortunately, I didn’t try out the cookies! Well, at least I can make my own at home!

  16. This is probably my favourite cookbook of all time. You can’t go wrong with a TK recipe. I was in a rush when I made these cookies so I did not refrigerate the dough – poor decision. They have so much butter in them that they spread everywhereโ€ฆbut they still tasted great!

  17. These giant cookies look marvelous!

  18. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I have been dying to try it out for years. Hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving. Now let’s get to the most important part of the season: cookies ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Eileen says:

    Yay, holidays! I am currently having my first eggnog coffee of the year, so you know I heartily approve. ๐Ÿ™‚ Who doesn’t love a classic chocolate chip cookie? These guys sound wonderful! (Not to mention perfect with eggnog coffee…)

  20. I hope you had a great holiday. I’ll start my baking tomorrow…ho, ho, ho. I don’t like giant cookies so I think I would make them smaller as well.

  21. Rika says:

    Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving and happy holidays! I love gooey chocolate chip cookie!

  22. Without a doubt they look amazing and who really cares about the calories when they look this good.

  23. Deena Kakaya says:

    I was hooked just at the intro,..they look amazing! X

  24. Let the cookie baking begin, I’m so darn excited!!!!!
    And oh gosh, these cookies are seriously HUGE. I can’t imagine them being twice as big… although I think I’d be able to eat a whole one, yup ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. I am with you friend! It’s definitely the holidays and these cookies look awesome!

  26. BIGGER COOKIES=BETTER. True story.

    I love these. They look amaaaaazing. Omg

  27. The Bouchon Bakery chocolate chunk cookies are one of my favorites. In fact, I really love all of their cookies and pastries. I call this time of the year cookie season because you can’t have the holidays without cookies ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Hannah says:

    Bahaha, we’ve both just made/blogged choc chip cookies and made Bueller references. High five.

  29. Oh dear another cc cookie recipe I must repeat, twist around, devour and repeat!
    I’m still making so many recipes alone with that Jacques Torres cc cookie recipe!
    A new one coming up next week in fact.

  30. I’m not sure if I’m ready for Christmas music, but I’m definitely ready for cookies! I’ve been meaning to try this recipe out and now I definitely will! These look fab!

  31. I love my cookies larger than life but my oven doesn’t, so it underbakes them and burns their edges and then it’s not so pretty. These look fab though!

  32. Can’t go wrong with a classic chocolate chunk cookie! In the Philippines, Christmas carols are played beginning in September, so I’m used to a much, much longer Christmas celebration. For me, the carols here don’t ever come soon enough!

  33. Oh wow – nothing like the one and only CCC to kick off the holiday season!
    I have yet to hear carols at my grocery store…but, tomorrow is another day!
    Hoping your thanksgiving was wonderful!

  34. Oh I love the molasses as one of the secret ingredient to making this cookie so chewy and fa-bu-lous!! I was looking for a new recipe to bring the chocolate chip cookie up a couple of notches and this is it! thanks Joanne!

  35. Christine says:

    Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! These cookies look wonderful. Never would have thought of backstrap molasses or the chocolate chunks on top of chips. Bookmarked this just because I’m intrigued and you said they were chewy, my favorite kind.

  36. These cookies look amazing. A perfect classic.

  37. Chocolate chip cookies with molasses? Oh yes!

  38. So. Classic. Just looking at the classiness oozing from these cookies make me feel unclean about eating two very unorthodox Momofuku Milk Bar cookies earlier today.

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Joanne!

  39. Johanna GGG says:

    oh these look perfect – because holidays are chocolate and cookies so you can’t go wrong with these – and my tolerance of jingly mariah carey is very low so I probably would have needed these to get over that

  40. Hope you had a great thanksgiving. These cookies, wow, I know I would gobble up a few before my boys get to taste it.

  41. These look like the perfect chewy chocolate chip cookies. I love how you used chocolate chunks, too. The more chocolate the better. After all, cookies are just the transportation device to get chocolate in our mouths. Right?

  42. Ohh Joanne, I can’t wait to make these! I love Bouchon Bakery!! Bookmarking!!

  43. I love any homemade type of chocolate cookie. They always make it for my Christmas goodie bags, and I think you are right, we are in holiday season ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Victoria says:

    I love Bouchon Bakery everything! These cookies look divine! I actually just whipped together some batter for Bouchon Bakery pumpkin muffins, teehee. Tis the season ๐Ÿ˜‰

  45. debbie says:

    Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving….and there is not much in this world that can top a good chocolate chip cookie!

  46. Those cookies look delish — and how could they not be? The Bouchon bakery is so good!

  47. grace says:

    these look like primo chocolate chip cookies, joanne!

  48. Kristi says:

    I haven’t gotten into the holiday cookie baking just yet, but these definitely look like they are going to be a keeper. I have never made chocolate chip cookies with molasses, but it’s always time for a first ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mine was good, but would have been better with these cookies!

  50. Kate says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one in full-on cookie mode.

  51. I wish there was a bouchon bakery near me ๐Ÿ™ I’ll have to make these soon to pacify that need!!

  52. cquek says:

    These are all outrageous!

  53. Hotly Spiced says:

    I’ll make these – just because the recipe is in metric! What great looking cookies. And yes, we’re definitely in the Christmas season – it’s now like it’s a race against the clock xx

  54. Barbara says:

    Wow…do those ever look great! Brown sugar and molasses? I love it. And two kinds of chocolate too. These are gems, Joanne!

  55. Totally feel ya on the mixed emotions. “All I want for Christmas” playing in October kinda makes me wanna throw up in my mouth, but at the same time, I love my Christmas socks soooo…
    I’ve done a couple CCC throwdowns, but have yet to try Bouchon’s recipe. Looks like another test is in order!

  56. I love your intro, it’s holiday time! To start I will celebrate by eating all these delicious chunky cookies, sighs. Perfection.

  57. These look so good, you’ve made me hungry!

  58. Megan says:

    These sound interesting with the molasses in there. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving too!

  59. Absolutely amazing! I like the idea of a giant cookie ๐Ÿ˜›

  60. Von says:

    The Christmas season seems to start earlier and earlier every year!! I’m not complaining though- I love christmas!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Your choc chip cookies look amazing!! I haven’t made choc chip cookies for ages…… perhaps it’s time!

  61. Reeni says:

    Chocolate chip cookies rock anytime of the year! When they have two kinds of chocolate in them that’s a bonus.I bet these are addictive!

  62. Monet says:

    You have to start with the classics…and in my mind, you can’t get much better than chocolate chip. Thank you for sharing Joanne! Here’s to a wonderful first week of December!

  63. Chocolate chip/chunk cookies are my favorite cookies! These look so chewy and delicious! A big glass of milk with these and I’m a happy camper! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Joanne!

  64. I want to grab one and eat it! They look divine ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. I love chocolate chip cookies. My favorite ones are the NY Times Chocolate Chip cookies…although these look amazing! I may have to give them a try. Have you ever made the NY times ones?

  66. um yeah, if you need to get rid of any, i’ll gladly send you my address!

  67. Way to sell it, girl. These look insanely delicious.

  68. Teffy says:

    I am such a chocolate chip cookie fanatic.
    I would eat them every day if someone let me.. and they need to be chewy and have loads of chocolate bits!

    { Teffys Perks Blog } X

  69. These don’t sound like your average chocolate chip cookies, so much better. Yum!!

  70. omg, this looks sooooooo great. Love Bouchon Bakery, try their oatmeal cookie, it is out of this world.

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