Crumbl Chocolate Chip Cookie Copycat Recipe
The famous Crumbl Bakery copycat milk chocolate chip cookie recipe. This is one of the best bakery chocolate chip cookies I have ever made!
I am really, really picky about my cookies. Whenever I visit a new city, I stalk out all of the best bakeries. I read reviews and plot out my plan to eat my way through the city. Since cookies are my favorite food on the planet, I am always looking for the best bakery cookies.
When I was visiting my daughter up at college (for about the 6th time this year, no joke), she introduced me to a famous bakery called Crumbl cookies. They make hot and fresh cookies straight out of the oven. I couldn't wait to try their classic chocolate chip cookie. It was a large, thick cookie without being cakey -- just how I like them.
This Crumbl milk chocolate chip cookie had crispy edges with a chewy center with large milk chocolate chips. They use my favorite Guittard milk chocolate chips. I decided that I needed to conduct more research so we went back the next day for me to study the texture and taste. This is one of my favorite hobbies to try to figure out a famous cookie recipe. Of course I couldn't go back just once...I had to make sure I was thorough in my research!
Thankfully they opened some locations in Arizona so I could do some research close to home. Finally I was ready to create my own Crumbl copycat cookie recipe. The cookies came out perfect and I was beyond excited to make them at home.
The very first recipe I posted on Modern Honey was my NYC Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. It was a recipe that I tweaked and worked on for a crazy long time so it had to be my first post on Modern Honey. I won a Cooking Channel contest for the best cookie and had the opportunity to travel to New York City to film in the Food Network Studios. This is when I was inspired to create my first cookie post and now Crumbl has inspired me again!
There are a few key components for making a big, thick bakery cookie without it being cakey. You want it to be a chewy center with crisp edges. This is achieved in many ways with different ingredients and techniques. These turned out to be the best milk chocolate chip cookies!!
I start with cold butter, cut into cubes. This helps the cookie dough not spread so much once it hits the hot oven. I use a mix of brown sugar and sugar but use more brown sugar since it makes a huge difference in the texture. Also, another game changer is using a mix of cake flour and all-purpose flour. Cake flour has less gluten which creates a tender cookie. I use two types of leavening ingredients -- cornstarch and baking soda. Another must in making these Crumbl milk chocolate chip cookies is to use Guittard milk chocolate chips.
How to make the BEST CRUMBL KNOCKOFF Chocolate Chip Cookies:
- Start by creaming cold butter (cut into small cubes), brown sugar, and sugar for at least 4 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl often. This allows the sugar to wrap around the butter which helps to create a smooth, creamy cookie dough.
- Add eggs and vanilla and mix for 1 minute longer.
- Fold in cake flour, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
- Add Guittard milk chocolate chips. To achieve a thick bakery style cookie, I weigh out my cookie dough using a digital scale and shoot for 5-6 ounces. I like to keep my cookies uniform so they will bake evenly.
- Bake at 400 degrees. Yes that sounds hot. It is hot. But that's what makes them so special and gives them those outer crispy edges. The key is to let them hangout on the cookie sheet without removing them for at least 10 minutes. This allows the cookies to setup in the center.
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A Crumbl knock-off chocolate chip cookie recipe will be your favorite in no time at all!
- 1 cup Cold Butter (cut into small cubes)
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons Sugar
- 2 large Eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/2 cups Cake Flour
- 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Cornstarch
- 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 3/4 teaspoon Salt
- 2 cups Guittard Milk Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and sugar for at least 4 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl often.
Add eggs and vanilla and mix for 1 minute longer.
Stir in cake flour, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt just until mixed. Fold in milk chocolate chips.
If you have a digital scale, weigh each ball of dough to be between 5-6 ounces. Once you decide on a weight, keep it consistent to the cookies bake evenly. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Light colored baking sheets work best. Dark colored baking sheets hold too much heat and can burn the bottoms of the cookies.
Bake for 9-12 minutes, watching carefully. Let sit for at least 10 minutes to allow the center of the cookie to set up.