Sprinkled Episode 4: Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!!! Today, August 4th, is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and that’s not a holiday I take lightly. You probably don’t need any convincing to bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies, but maybe I can convince you which chocolate chip cookie recipe to bake. To celebrate, we centered Sprinkled episode 4 around the cookie of honor!

Chewy chocolate chip cookies are the most loved cookies on my website. The number of comments on the recipe speaks volumes to its popularity. Big, bold, dense, and chewy, these are my go-to chocolate chip cookies. I love the recipe so much that I published it in my cookbook Sally’s Cookie Addiction. In the Sprinkled episode below, I explain why an extra egg yolk is used, why chilling the cookie dough is crucial, why I prefer more brown sugar over white, why I use melted butter, and how I shape the cookies, and more. Each of these characteristics work together to make the softest, densest, chewiest chocolate chip cookies you’ll ever taste. Promise.

Looking for a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe? Here are my soft chocolate chip cookies. They aren’t quite as chewy, but have the same soft-baked texture. So good!

The best soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

The best soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Episode 4

Episode 4 recipe: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

What is Sprinkled?

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Earlier this year, a video production crew filmed me at work in my kitchen. Most of the time was spent filming step-by-step recipe tutorials, but they also filmed me working, writing, photographing, and recipe testing. The series is called Sprinkled. 🙂 For the recipe tutorials, I selected my favorite blog recipes ranging from cookies and cake to brownies and pie.

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  1. Yay, the recipe I will always be grateful for made it on Sprinkles! I am a huge chocolate chip cookie fan, so happy!

    Sally, I love your apron and the fact that it has your name on it, where did you get it made?

  2. Hi Sally,

    I think you are adorable, I think your love of baking is infectious and I think that “Sprinkled” is now one of the most fun and inspiring aspects of your blog. Cannot wait for Episode 5! And I’m still making the hubs watch every new episode with me.

    1. Hi Vicki! Thank you so much for your kind feedback – I love that your hubby watches, too 🙂 Thanks for your loyalty!!

  3. WOW! I loved this epsiode! Visually, it was so amazing. Am I the only one with major pantry envy over here? LOL It looks like the baking aisle of a grocery store, but better! Love it! Sorry for all the exclamation marks = ) These videos really get me inspired and excited to start baking. Thanks, Sally! Keep the amazing and delicious content coming.

  4. Your video is wonderful! I would be baking today…but Europe is in the middle of a heat wave and I have no AC. I just cannot turn on my oven in a 33 degree kitchen (91 degrees Fahrenheit)

  5. Great video! Love your energy and how clear your instructions are. You make it look so easy to bake these cookies, and I like how the video goes from baking instructions, to tips, to explanations, and back to the instructions. Keep making these videos!

  6. Another amazing video! I am enjoying these so much 🙂 Does it matter if the cookie dough balls are shaped before or after chilling as long as they are chilled?

  7. I love watching your “Sprinkled” episodes, your tips are so helpful! I would have added the dry ingredients into the wet but will try it your way next time. I’ve never tried your chocolate chip cookie recipe, I have the “Original Toll House Cookie” recipe memorized since this is the only cookie my husband will eat! I recently started browning the butter first when making them, it really boosts the flavor. Next time I’m trying your recipe instead! My dogs like to lay by me when watching “Sprinkled” as well:)

  8. Love, love, love your Sprinked videos! Thank you for all your yummy easy to follow recipes. You make baking fun and addicting.

  9. Sally, thank you for sprinkling all of us with your awesome baking addiction! Question: Why do you add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients?

  10. Hey Sally, loved the new Sprinkles episode! I was so happy to see a peek of behind the scenes bakery supplies organization – that’s totally my jam. Glad to see I’m not the only one with an insane amount of chocolate chips in my pantry. Lol!

  11. Love all the Sprinkled videos Sally! Can’t wait for the weather to cool down to start baking these chocolate chip cookies!

  12. I enjoyed this episode, and immediately clicked the recipe link to check it out. Then I pulled out my Cookie Addiction book, and found the “Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies” recipe, and noticed that it says to use only 2 scant tablespoons of dough per cookie, and makes 24 to 30 cookies, while this episode and the blog version of the Chewy Chocolate Chunk cookies say to use 3 tablespoons of dough, and makes 16 large cookies. Both the 2 Tbsp and 3 Tbsp versions have the same cooking temp and time listed. Is either of these a misprint, or does changing the amount of dough per cookie truly not affect the baking time? Thanks.

    1. Hi Evelyn! The bake times are similar, yes. But no matter which cookie recipe you bake, I always suggest using the bake time suggested as a guide. The best way to tell when the cookies are done? Use your eyes! When the edges are lightly browned, they’re done. 🙂

  13. Love the video, I have your cookbook, and have made many of your cookies with great results. Now I am inspired to make this cookie too. I was intrigued when I watched your video that you mixed the wet ingredients into the dry. I also noticed you didn’t have to use a mixer…that is great to know also. I can’t wait to try these and I always learn something from your recipe hints, or videos. Thank you so much. I love your pantry and yes, you have to be ready for baking anything you might get inspired to try.

  14. Sally, I love chocolate chunks intead of chocolate chips in my cookies and these are just perfect for me! Thanks for sharing the tips and the recipe!!

  15. The video looks amazing, congratulations! Any particular reason you don’t use an ice cream/cookie scoop on this recipe? Also, you forgot the sprinkle of coarse salt before baking 😉

  16. I can not wait to try this recipe this week! I have a chocolate chip recipe that I love, but this video may have converted me!


  17. I can’t wait to make these! Using chunks is such a fun and easy way to be different! Also, like everyone else here, I’ve got a serious case of pantry-envy!

    Have you ever thought about making jams or butters? I know its not technically baking, but I’d love to see homemade pumpkin or apple butter this fall! There’s a ton of recipes on Pinterest for both, but you’re the only one I trust with recipes now!

    1. Hey Rebecca! You have to try them. My favorite chocolate chip cookie! I would love to make some jams or apple butter this fall and I’m hoping I can get around to it. I will one day and when I do, I will definitely share recipes!

  18. I loved this episode I’m a chocolate Chip cookie lover too, and I always wanted to try homemade American cookies because I always just buy it at the super market 🙁
    I’m going to try your recipe next week!
    Can’t wait for the next episode!! 😀
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge

  19. Oh my goodness Sally! I’ve never made a chocolate chip cookie like this before! I had two before they even cooled off! Lol Thanks so much for this incredible recipe. I look forward to making other treats you’ve created!

  20. I loved this episode of Sprinkled! Especially because chocolate chip cookies are my favorite 🙂 Great job, Sally!!

  21. Ok, I have your cookie book IN MY KITCHEN, but I was thrilled to see this video version of the recipe. You always give the best recipe tips. Considerate ones, like when a friend gives you a recipe. To hear you say them, makes them even more personal.
    My son is about to start kindergarten. I’m mostly happy and sometimes sad. We are going to make these cookies to put in his lunch for his first week back. Would you believe I started to cry when you mentioned putting them in a school lunch?!? Pure sap in these veins, I swear!

    Good luck with this new project!

    1. Oh I’m sure I will be a mess when it’s time to kindergarten too! And I’m so happy that you are enjoying the Sprinkled series! 🙂

  22. Can’t wait to make these! I usually bake everything in a convection oven. Should I lower the oven temperature to 300 or keep it at 325?

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