|Chick-Fil-A Cookie via Google|
A few months ago my boyfriend and I went to Chick-Fil-A after dinner, because we both wanted dessert. He wanted a milkshake like always, and I was going to get ice cream. That was until I saw they had a new chocolate chunk cookie on the menu. So I decided to try it.
That was when my idea of the best chocolate chip cookie changed forever! Cookies from a fast food restaurant, no way... But yes way! They are always warm no matter when you get one; they are slightly crunchy on the outside but soooo gooey and chocolatey on the inside; they have a different texture from most chocolate chip cookies, sort of like finely chopped nuts but no nutty flavor; They are huge, like almost a meal; And they are truly the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever had.
Ever since then I've been on a mission to find the recipe. These days with Google, you can find many good restaurant foods on a copy cat website, or sometimes even on the restaurant's website. However, the true Chick-Fil-A cookies are no where to be found. There are some recipes that claim to be the Chick-Fil-A Cookie, but just from looking at the pictures, they look nothing the same. But, I found just a chocolate chip cookie recipe from Tessa's Blog, NINE + SIXTEEN, that sounded pretty close and the pictures looked almost identical.
So today, I set out on a mission to create my own version of the Chick-Fil-A Chocolate Chip Cookie by adapting this recipe. And I was fairly pleased with my results. Not exactly the same, still missing something. I just can't quite put my finger on it. If any of you try it and figure out what is missing, please let me know!
Chick-Fil-A Chocolate Chip Cookies(full recipe below)
1) First Gather all of your ingredients.
2) Then mix together butter and sugars, then eggs, vanilla, and milk. Stir together dry ingredients and mix in. Then stir in oatmeal and chocolate chips.
3) Using a medium size scoop make messy clumps.
4) Put in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and then bake.
5) Cool and enjoy! Or eat straight off the pan while they are still super warm and gooey!
Chick-Fil-A Chocolate Chip Cookies(makes about 32, depending on what size your scoop is)
2 sticks unsalted butter (slightly cold, but not straight out of the fridge)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup of milk
3 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks
1- 1/2 cups oats
Using an electric mixer or stand mixer, beat together butter and both sugars until well combined and fluffy. Then add in eggs one at a time, then milk and vanilla, mixing on low speed just until mixed. At this point the dough will be more like batter and kind of runny. Next in a separate bowl stir together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Slowly add flour mixture to the mixing bowl and mix at low speed. Be careful to add slowly or else flour will go everywhere (thankfully I have a mixing guard!). After all of the flour is mixed in stir in the oatmeal first and then the chocolate chips. If the dough is too stiff to stir in oats and chocolate chips you can mix in a little extra milk. However, remember that the more milk you add the less flavor all the other ingredients will have and you don't want the dough too liquidy or the cookies will spread a lot! When the dough is ready to be scooped it should be pretty firm, almost like store bought cookie dough (although I've never used that before ;) ) Scoop clumps of cookie dough onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, and then place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. If you plan to leave them in the fridge for more than a few hours they need to be covered. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 8 minutes at 375 and then when the timer goes off turn down the oven temperature to 325 degrees and bake for 9 more minutes. When they come out of the oven they should be lightly golden brown on top. Let them cool for a few minutes on the pan and then move to a cooling rack. Or eat them straight from the pan! Hope you enjoy!