Buttery and crisp, these Layered Chocolate Chip Cookies will literally melt in your mouth. Reminiscent to those favorite bakery-style cookies, they are pinnacle of perfection.
I’ve learned over the years as a baker that Chocolate Chip Cookies are the equivalent to an Italian’s pot of sauce.
Ask anyone and they will tell you theirs is the best. Versatile, multi-dimensional, and let’s be frank, there is no ‘right’ way to making a delicious cookie…or pot of sauce.
Bold words to throw out there, especially into a community of passionate foodies, but deep down we all know it’s true.
Most times, the differences between chocolate chip cookies come down to mix-ins or butter/sugar ratio. Some melt butter for a crispier result, others like more brown sugar for a denser cookie. Baking is truly a science.
What sets today’s recipe apart from any other is the technique. We divide the dough in half after letting it chill for a brief amount of time. I chill the dough for only twenty to thirty minutes, this way it is easier to handle when rolling out. If you wish to chill it longer your cookies won’t expand quite as much during the baking process, leaving you with a thicker cookie. The choice is yours to make, either way, the result will be delicious.
Once the dough has been chilled and divided, I roll each half out, then layer one on top of the other. Dust with some flour and roll the layers out together. Cut the cookies out with a rounded cutter or glass and bake.
The result leaves you with a buttery crisp cookie, and when you break one in half, you’ll get a nice ‘snap’. Furthermore, if you decide to chill the cookie dough longer than thirty minutes, you’ll get a more layered interior…almost like a pastry dough- but cookie form.
These cookies are unlike any other homemade chocolate chip that I’ve made in the past. They remind me of the large bakery-style cookies I would get as a child. They are sweet, a little more crisp than other CCCs, but so, SO good. Best served with a hot cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy!
More Chocolate Chip Treats to Love
Brown Butter S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookies – Soft, chewy, sweet, and gooey- these S’mores inspired Chocolate Chip Cookies are pretty damn irresistible and for good reason. They boast of nutty browned butter, marshmallows, bits of graham crackers, and lots of dark chocolate sprinkled throughout.
Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – These cookies feature one of my absolute favorite flavor pairings – peanut butter and chocolate, combined with a decadently chewy, super-moist texture.
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies – Keeping to the easy process of making cookies, this gluten free batch is still so simple to whip up in a snap. Not only is it free of gluten, but it is also nut free. They are thin and crispy but melt-in-your mouth delicious!
Chocolate Potato Chip Cookies – Sweet, salty, crisp, yet soft inside, these Chocolate Potato Chips are a fun and delicious twist on the beloved Chocolate Chip Cookie.