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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

The ULTIMATE Chocolate Chip Cookies are here! These are my version of the famous Gideon’s Bakehouse Chocolate Chip Cookies and I think I got it pretty close! I have packed as much chocolate into and on top of these buttery, soft cookies are possible!

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These are the ULTIMATE Chocolate Chip Cookies!

This crazy chocolate-packed recipe was inspired by a cookie I’ve had in Walt Disney World. They sell them at a place called The Polite Pig in Disney Springs, but they are from a bakery called Gideon’s Bakehouse. From what I understand they get a delivery everyday from the bakery and they sell out IMMEDIATELY! You have to get there soon after they receive their delivery or you won’t stand a chance of getting one. They’re rated the best chocolate chip cookie in Orlando…and maybe the entire state. I’ve never been to Gideon’s where they make them fresh, but I plan on getting there soon!

I would love to be able to order online and have them shipped to me, but at this time they don’t seem to be offering that option.

So I decided to create my own version at home! The cookie recipe itself is a version of my Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie, because I wanted them to be extra thick. But they’re covered in chips just like the ones you can get in Disney Springs.

They’re soft, almost cookie dough like on the inside, covered in rich and creamy chocolate chips!

3 cookies stacked with melted chocolate

The Most Chocolate EVER is Packed Into These Cookies!

Here’s the deal, besides being insanely delicious, these beauties are a showstopper of a cookie! Covering them in chocolate chips before you bake them ensures the maximum chocolate in every bite!

I bake chocolate chips into the cookie dough as well, but less than a traditional chocolate chip cookie because there are so many on the outside!

Use a Combo Of Your Favorite Chocolate Chips!

You can get creative with your favorite chocolates, brands, etc. You could absolutely mix some white chocolate chips into the mix as well!

For this recipe I use a combination of:

How to make the ultimate chocolate chip cookie collage

Tips When Making These Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies…

  1. When choosing your chips I like the combination of regular sized chips and minis. I think it makes for a prettier cookie. You could also throw a few chocolate chunks into the mix as well!
  2. Make sure that you press the chips tightly into the dough when you’re coating them. This will ensure they stick to the cookie when it’s baked and they won’t fall off.
  3. Leave the bottom of the cookie chip-free. This isn’t a MUST, but it helps prevent the chips from burning on the bottom as they bake. This recipe bakes at a higher temperature so the cookies remain thick, but can also lead to the sugars in the chocolate burning more quickly.

Why Do You Bake These At Such A High Temperature?

This is to prevent a lot of spreading. I want a thick cookie to stand up to all the chocolate chip on the outside. Also, as the cookie spreads, you will get larger gaps in between the chips which you want to minimize as much as possible.

If you do get large gaps on the outside of the cookie after it bakes, just press a few chocolate chips in as soon as they come out of the oven!

How To Store Chocolate Chip Cookies…

I store all of my chocolate chip cookies in a zip top bag or airtight container at room temperature for about 3 days. Yes, they will still be safe to eat for a little longer, but I believe after 3 days you lose the freshness factor!

You can freeze these cookies too if you aren’t going to eat them all! Just place them in an airtight container and freeze for up to 30 days!

cookie covered in chocolate chips on a cooling rack

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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie on a wire rack

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 22 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Description

These Chocolate Chip Cookies are for the serious chocolate lover!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups mini chocolate chips
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup cold salted butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups all purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine all of the chocolate chips. Stir to evenly mix. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix together the butter and all the sugars together for 30 seconds on low speed. Turn the mixer up to medium speed and mix for 4 minutes until combined and fluffy.
  4. Add in the eggs, vanilla, salt, and baking soda and mix for 1 minute until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  5. Turn the mixer to low and add in the flour, mixing until just combined.
  6. With mixer still on low, add in 1 1/2 cups of the chocolate chip mixture, mixing until incorporated.
  7. Using a large ( 1/4- cup) cookie scoop, portion the dough and roll it into a ball. Coat the ball with the chocolate chip mixture, leaving the bottom of the ball free from chocolate chips. Make sure the chips are pressed firmly and evenly into the dough. Place the dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet 3- inches apart. I baked 6 – 8 cookies at a time.
  8. Bake for 8-9 minutes, until the edges and tops are lightly golden.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool for 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. If there are open gaps on the cookie after baking without chips, you can press chocolate chips into them immediately on removing from the oven.

Notes

Store airtight for 3 days for best freshness.

You can make these smaller if you prefer, but you will need to adjust the baking time down as needed.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 482
  • Sugar: 45 g
  • Sodium: 135 mg
  • Fat: 25.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 62.2 g
  • Protein: 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 42.6 mg

Keywords: cookies and cups, chocolate chip cookies, cookie recipe, milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate

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48 comments on “Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Danielle Andre

    Made these for my church small group and what a huge hit. I toasted pecans and added to bottom layer .

    1. Sorry you didn’t enjoy these. You can always bake a little longer if the texture wasn’t what you were looking for. The Gideon’s cookies these are based on have a very soft, slightly undercooked center, so this might not just be the cookie for you.

  2. These are intense. Definitely for chocolate lovers. Love the look, flavor, and texture.

  3. Is it possible to make these without a stand mixer? I want to make them for my daughter in law’s birthday and I don’t have a mixer. I wish I did! Mrs. Webb

    1. You can make them without a stand mixer, if you have an electric hand mixer that will work. This is a difficult recipe to make without a mixer entirely, as the butter is cold and it would be very difficult to get it mixed in without a mixer!

  4. Ginger Yamamoto

    Well, 1st dont drink 4 glasses of wine before attacking this recipe. 2nd,dont use a hand mixer, if possible. I started with the paddle, but quickly realized it just chased the cubes of butter around the sugar. I switched to whisks but had to increase the speed which resulted in sugar coated “turdy-looking” butter all over the kitchen and me. It eventually blended, but I forgot to turn the mixer down and ended up with flour all over my face. (Always follow directions) once all combined, things went fairly smooth. I baked 8 minutes and removed, but
    unhappy with the meager amt of chips, i did as suggested and pressed chips into the hot cookies. Do you not have chips that melt instantly at great heat and burn the h —out of your fingers? SO I licked my fingers. I now have a very white face with choc lips. To summarize, my husband did the taste test. His immediate reaction was “Looks like coronavirus” but tastes great.

  5. These cookies were INCREDIBLE. I haven’t been able to try the real deal yet, but these were a huge hit with all the cookie lovers in my world! Delicious.

  6. This recipe is absolutely amazing and oh so close to the real deal! Everyone was in awe of the cookies as they are showstopper. I did not have dark brown sugar, only light and they still came out perfectly.

  7. dannivienna@yahoo.com

    Just got back from Disney World and went to Gideon’s three times on our trip. This recipe is amazing and is as close to “Gideon’s at home” as you’re going to get. I only did 4 cups of chocolate chips (recipe calls for 6 total) and still came out plenty chocolatey.

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