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Tara O'Brady's chocolate chunk cookies are thick, giving them plenty of delicious chewiness in the middle (and crispy edges!). #chocolatechipcookies #chocolatechunkcookies #cookies #dessert

Tara O’Brady’s Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Tara O'Brady's chocolate chunk cookies are the chewy in the middle, crispy on the edges chocolate chunk cookies that you've been dreaming of.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chunk cookies, cookies, dessert, nut-free, seven spoons, tara o'brady, vegetarian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 28 cookies
Calories 225 kcal


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces semisweet and/or bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • flaky salt to finish


  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over the lowest heat possible, stirring occasionally. Make sure that the butter does not sizzle or bubble. Cool slightly.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  3. Whisk the sugars into the butter (it might not come together all the way, and that’s fine). Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking until just combined. Stir in the vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients until barely blended. Stir in the chocolate until all of the ingredients are just combined. Refrigerate the dough overnight if you have time (highly recommended!).
  4. Roll the dough into balls, about 3 tablespoons each, and arrange them on 2 parchment lined baking sheets, leaving 3” between each cookie.

  5. Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt and bake at 360F until the tops are cracked and lightly golden, 10-12 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through. Cool on the pan for 2 minutes, the move to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

From Tara O’Brady’s Seven Spoons.

I like using a combination of milk and dark chocolate so that you get caramelly and bitter notes, but your choice!