I love Chick-Fil-A chocolate chunk cookies. I can attribute at least 5 pounds on my hips totally to these circles of deliciousness.
That being said, I am a frugal gal who hates to throw down just over a dollar every time my craving wins out. So what did I do? I scoured the web along with the Chick-Fil-A ingredient list and tried to come up with an equally delicious cookie.
I think my experiment was a S.U.C.C.E.S.S! (The house full of teenagers that come to bible study at my house on Wednesday nights agreed. Three of them actually work at Chick-Fil-A!!)
When digging around online I came across two blogs that have also attempted a copy cat. Check them out here and here. I tried both and they were pretty good! The recipe I landed on is a little different than theirs. After WAY too many batches, I think it is as close as I am going to get without hacking into someone’s computer system! (No…of course that thought never entered my mind…..)
Stop by and let me know what you think!
Here is the Recipe: (Step by Step Pictures are below)
2 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Quick Oats
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 1/3 C Dark brown sugar
1/3 C Sugar
1/2 C Crisco or Lard
8 TBS Butter at room temperature (NOT Margarine)
3 TBS Honey or Corn Syrup
2 tsp. Vanilla
2 eggs (at room temperature!!!!!)
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet Chocolate Chunks
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
Mix the flour, oats, baking powder and baking soda
In a different bowl combine the dark brown sugar, sugar, crisco, butter, honey (or corn syrup) and vanilla
Add room temperature eggs. This helps the cookies to rise better than using cold eggs. You also want to wait to add the eggs after your have beat your other wet ingredients so the eggs don’t get over beaten. This keeps the cookies from getting too dense or tough. (I know…seems tedious but amazing cookies are in the details!)
Incorporate the dry ingredients and the chocolate. Don’t over mix, just until all the flour is mixed in.
Use a BIG FAT Ice Cream scoop and dish out on your cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for 8-11 minutes. You want to pull them out when you just start to see browning on the edges.
Let cool…….If you can wait :)