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Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

How to make rich and buttery thin, crispy, and chewy chocolate chip cookies.
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword crispy chocolate chip cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey


Full Recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cups Butter (3 cubes, melted in a saucepan)
  • 1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 cup Cake or Pastry Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chunks (chopped from bar)

Small Half Recipe:

  • 3/4 cup Butter (melted in saucepan)
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Cake or Pastry Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate Chunks (cut from chocolate bar)


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Simmer until butter starts to turn a warm amber color and gives off a nutty aroma. Watch it carefully and don't allow it to get too brown as the liquids will start to evaporate (see NOTES below). Pour the butter into a mixing bowl, cover, and let cool in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.

  2. Once it is cooled, add brown sugar and sugar and cream for 4 minutes. Scrape down the bowl. Add eggs one at a time (if making the full recipe), mixing after each addition. Add vanilla and mix.

  3. Stir in cake or pastry flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until just combined. The total flour amount added will equal 3 cups for the large batch.
  4. Add chocolate chips and chocolate chunks and mix.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 20 - 30 minutes. 24 -48 hours is ideal. In order to the cookies to spread, let the cookie dough come to room temperature after it has been chilled. If it stays cold, it may hold its shape.
  6. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  7. Scoop the cookie dough onto prepared baking pans. Bake until lightly golden on the edges, 9 -11 minutes for medium-sized cookies or 11-13 minutes for larger cookies.
  8. *Recipe adapted from G Bakes Recipe

Recipe Notes

** In order for it to be a thin and crispy cookie, it is imperative to not cook the butter too long. If the butter is browned too long, some of the liquid in the butter will evaporate. This will produce less overall butter in the cookies and the cookie dough will be slightly crumbly and dry. This will create a puffy cookie. If you aren't sure how long to let the butter brown, I would suggest letting it melt and simmering for about 2 minutes after it is melted.