In this article I will show you how to prepare the Kirkland Chocolate Chips Cookie recipe. It’s easy, fast and delicious!
Like most commercial sweets today, chocolate chip cookies were invented by Nestle in 1938. They wanted to show how multifaceted a Nestle chocolate bar is by breaking it into small pieces and adding those pieces to cookies. And chocolate chip cookies were born then and there, being addictive and all. Thanks, Nestlé!
Almost all major brands now have their own chocolate chip lines in some form or another. Surprisingly, Nestlé is not the most well-known. However, Costco’s Kirkland chocolate chip cookies are always in the top three. They are true classic chocolate chip cookies that everyone craves and adores.
If you’ve ever read the ingredients on Costco’s cookie box, you might wonder why they need so much fluff and artificial ingredients with unrecognizable names. Well, it bothers many who just want to enjoy a good, old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie with stuff that even grandma had in the pantry. That’s not a lot to ask, and so we deliver. Here is the perfect Kirkland chocolate chip cookie recipe à la Costco.
There is not much stuff in homemade Kirkland chocolate chip cookies. All you need are sugar, butter, vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, light brown sugar, all-purpose flour, eggs, baking powder, and, of course, chocolate chips.
That is not much for a cookie, so good. Most of us have all these staples in our pantry at any given moment, and you don’t need a whole shelf of chemicals to bake something tasty.
However, one thing you have to keep in mind is that you should never overbake chocolate chip cookies.
Even pro home bakers tend to overbake them because a heavenly cookie seems undercooked and slightly raw when it’s already done. When the cooking time is up, remove them from the oven immediately. They will continue to bake for some time so that it will be perfect.
Perfect chocolate chip cookies are soft, just melting in your mouth, breakable, but not like overdone and dry breakable, but soft and squishy. Preparation and cooking time add up to about 20 minutes for these delightful treats.
If you’ve never baked anything in your life, please make these cookies. Then dip it into cold milk. This will be the dish of your life; it’s a no-brainer.
There is a fancy and funny Instagrammable trick to make these cookies look like a birthday cake. Imagine getting just one giant chocolate chip cookie for your birthday with a candle in it.
I bet anyone would love that! If you plan on doing that, this recipe will give you one cake-sized cookie, but the cooking time is 10 minutes instead of 10.
Kirkland Chocolate Chips Cookie Recipe: Delicious!
- 1 cup Granulated white sugar
- 1 cup Unsalted butter
- 3 tbsp Vanilla extract
- ½ cup Light brown sugar
- 3 ½ Cup all-purpose flour
- 2 Large eggs
- 1 tbsp Baking powder
- 1 tbsp Baking soda
- 2 cups Chocolate chips
- 1 pinch Fine sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Set aside a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Mix the sugar and butter in a separate bowl.
- Whisk together the vanilla extract and egg until they are light, perfectly combined, and slightly fluffy.
- Mix all the ingredients into a semi-dry mass of dough.
- Add the chocolate chips right from the fridge so they don’t melt. Don’t overwork them with your warm hands because they will slightly melt.
- Take an ice cream scoop or a medium-sized spoon to pick up the same-sized batches of cookie dough. Form each of them into a ball.
- Arrange the cookie dough balls on the baking tray with parchment paper. Leave some space between them evenly. They will spread out during baking.
- Bake the cookie batch for 10 minutes in the preheated oven at 375 degrees, and remove them immediately. Don’t brown them!
- Let them cool down before serving, eating, or putting them away.
Choosing your favorite chocolate, even for chocolate chip cookies, is slightly subjective; everyone has their favorite, and that is perfectly fine. Some people like absolutely dark and bitter chocolate chips to balance out the sugary sweetness of the cookies.
Most people prefer semi-sweet chocolate chips with a 40-70% cocoa content. That is considered the standard for chocolate chip cookies and overwhelmingly the most popular.
Then there are a few who opt for the sweeter the better and choose ultra-sweet more-milk-than-chocolate types, or even white chocolate. Although I love healthy food, I tend to choose extremely sweet chocolates and enjoy everything lip-smackingly sweet.
Can I store the dough for later?
You can keep the raw cookie dough in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1-2 weeks. Unfortunately, freezing them is only possible after baking them. But frozen baked cookies will be perfectly edible for 4 more weeks. Don’t forget to completely cool them before freezing, or even refrigerating them.
Some sources claim that frozen cookie dough is still perfect for 5-6 months. That is not true due to the baking powder and eggs. This is an easy way to get salmonella, E.coli, and terrible cookies at the same time. Try to make just enough to bake in 1-2 weeks.
There are a few tricks up our sleeves to make this recipe more unforgettable. One of them is to chill down the cookies dough balls before placing them in the thoroughly preheated oven. This does wonders to help the cookies keep their shape.
Also, adding a shortener can keep your cookies from rising too much in the oven, keeping them soft and moist.
Besides plain chocolate or chocolate chips, you can also add M&M-s chocolate bar pieces, like Bounty or Snickers, or even flavored chocolates with matcha, strawberry, or oranges. Some even add marshmallows or pieces of caramel. Whichever you love, just don’t overbake them.
So, do you already know how to make the Kirkland chocolate chips Cookie recipe? Please, feel free to leave your comments below!