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Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the best recipe for chocolate chip cookies from the Pioneer Woman, and it’s the only basic cookie recipe you’ll ever need, honest to God. This one cookie recipe can be used to make a plethora of other cookie recipes, but we only ever make this one. This is the cookie recipe that you need to prepare since it just requires one dish, there is no need for a mixer, and it produces a soft cookie loaded with lots of melty chocolate chips.

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Why You’ll Love This Chip Cookies Recipe:

  • A plain pioneer woman chocolate chip cookie that is uncomplicated, uncomplicatedly fantastic, incredibly delicious, doughy yet still completely cooked, and turns out great every time.
  • This is my go-to pioneer woman recipe for a traditional chocolate chip cookie, which I think everyone should have in their collection. It is without a doubt the best recipe for chocolate chip cookies ever! I have been preparing them for a very long time, and everyone who has tried them has agreed that their flavor is out of this world.
  • These cookies exemplify the ideal characteristics of a chocolate chip cookie. Crispy and chewy. Doughy when being completely cooked. Exactly the right amount of sweet and buttery.

What Is Chocolate Chip Cookies?

A drop cookie that is characterized by the presence of chocolate chips or chocolate morsels as the cookie’s defining component is referred to as a chocolate chip cookie. In most cases, the process begins with the creation of dough using flour, butter, brown sugar, white sugar, semi-sweet chocolate chip pieces, eggs, and vanilla extract. Alternate varieties of chocolate, in addition to extra components like almonds or oats, may be used in the recipe in various iterations.

Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies

Where Do Chocolate Chip Cookies Come From?

Around the year 1938, Ruth Graves Wakefield in the United States cut up a Nestlé semi-sweet chocolate bar and added the chocolate chips to a cookie recipe. The invention of chocolate chip cookies may be traced back to the United States.

What’s The Difference Between A Sugar Cookie And A Chocolate Chip Cookie?

Sugar cookies require a greater quantity of flour than their cousins which contain chocolate chips. White sugar is required for the preparation of sugar cookies, although brown sugar and white sugar are typically used in chocolate chip cookies. When it comes to the chewiness of your cookie, the type of sugar that you use in the dough is one of the most important factors. The white sugar gives it a crisp texture.

What Ingredients To Make Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies?

  • Butter: for more information, see below.
  • White Sugar And Brown Sugar: White sugar, as well as brown sugar, as well as brown sugar, are necessary ingredients for the nicest, most airy chocolate chip cookies.
  • Whole Egg: Eggs that have been broken open; be sure to purchase big eggs.
  • All Purpose Flour: Be careful to use the appropriate amount of all-purpose flour in your recipe.
  • Salt: The use of salt is necessary for flavor, particularly given the use of unsalted butter.
  • Baking soda: but only half a teaspoon’s worth so the cookies don’t turn out flat.
  • Vanilla: make careful to get pure vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Chips: Use the milk chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips that are your personal favorite.

How To Make Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies?

  • Put the melted butter in the bowl of an electric stand mixer that has the paddle attachment already installed (or a large bowl if using a hand mixer). 
  • After adding the granulated and brown sugars, continue to combine the ingredients while using a slow speed. 
  • Mix in the egg, then add the vanilla extract and continue mixing on a medium speed until everything is incorporated.
  • After incorporating the baking soda and salt, gradually include the flour and continue to mix just until the mixture is completely smooth and comes together. 
  • When you are combining the ingredients, you must scrape the edges of the bowl. Mix in the chocolate chips in a slow and even manner.
  • Prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with a baking mat made of silicone or with parchment paper.
  •  Place two tablespoon-sized balls of dough on the prepared baking sheet. Because you will be chilling the dough, there is no need to worry about spacing. 
  • Wrap with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
  • Bring the temperature in the oven up to 350 degrees. Prepare a second baking sheet for the cookies by lining it with either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Take the balls of chilled cookie dough out of the refrigerator and place them on the cookie sheets with a gap of 2 inches between each ball. 
  • Bake the cookies (the size of a tablespoon each) for 11-15 minutes, or until the tops have lost their glossy appearance and the edges have turned a light golden color.
  •  Wait at least ten minutes before taking the cookies from the cookie pans after letting them cool.
Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe Tips 

Should I put the dough in the refrigerator?

Yes. Yes, you do.

Putting the dough in the refrigerator has several effects on this Pioneer Woman cookie recipe:

  • This gives the butter time to return to its solid state, which keeps the cookies from spreading out too much.
  • This results in a chewier exterior while maintaining a softer inside.
  • The longer they rest, the more flavor they can create.
  • Do not skip the period of chilling. Just don’t.
  • A helpful hint: before freezing the cookie dough, scoop it into balls using a scoop. When you make it that way, scooping the dough is much simpler!

What Kind Of Butter Makes The Best Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies?

In every single one of my Pioneer Woman cookie recipes, I always use unsalted butter unless it specifically says something otherwise. My preference is for there to be a level of saltiness that can be adjusted by myself. However, you might instead use salted butter; in this case, you should reduce the amount of additional salt. As a general guideline, one-quarter of a teaspoon of salt is equivalent to one-half cup of salted butter. In this recipe, you should reduce the amount of salt by one-quarter of a teaspoon if you are using salted butter.

What Kind Of Flour Do You Use In A Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookie?

This recipe from The Pioneer Woman calls for all-purpose flour. Take advantage of that so you can get the finest outcomes.

If you try to use gluten-free flour in place of regular flour, the finished product will have a different consistency. I’ve had experience using that flour as a replacement in several dishes, but not in cookie recipes.

Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies

How Do You Make Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Carefully measure the flour, making sure not to pack it when you measure it. First, I prefer to scoop the flour into the measuring cup with a spoon, and then I level it off with the knife. A cookie that has an excessive amount of flour will turn out cake-like or dry.

Be cautious not to overbake! As soon as you see that the top of the cookies does not appear shiny anymore and that the bottoms are just a little bit golden brown, they are ready to be eaten. They will continue cooking and then settle as they cool; if you wait to take them out until they are completely golden, they will be overbaked.

What To Serve With Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Pair the Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies with any of the following components when you serve them as dessert:

Why Do Cookies Spread & Flatten?

Be sure to cool them: if you bake them too quickly after mixing them, they will spread out because the melted butter requires time to firm up before going into the hot oven. If you chill them, however, they will hold their shape better.

Other factors that may contribute to the spreading and flattening of cookies include an excessive amount of baking soda or an insufficient quantity of flour; however, there is no need for concern because this pioneer woman’s recipe has been tried and tested such a large number of times that I am certain it contains the ideal quantity.

Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies

Why Didn’t My Cookies Spread?

They may be too chilly! If you have refrigerated them for more than an hour or two, or if you have frozen the dough, they may be so cold that the heat of the oven is unable to bring them back up to temperature in time. To prepare them for baking, give them a little press with the palm of your hand before placing them in the oven. This lets them get a head start on spreading out, but don’t worry since they won’t spread very far at all!

How Long Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies Last?

Homemade cookies from the Pioneer Woman do not have the same shelf life as those purchased from the store since they are not processed or packed. The handmade cookies baked by this pioneer woman have a shelf life of up to one week provided they are stored properly and everything goes according to plan. That is the case so long as they have been allowed to reach room temperature and are stored in the appropriate kind of container.

What Is The Best Way To Store Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies?

The Pioneer Woman’s Chocolate Chip Cookies should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature. This is the best method to preserve their freshness. You might use something like Tupperware or a bag that can be sealed back up again. The fact that the container is airtight is the only criterion that should be considered. When storing items in a bag that may be sealed again after being opened, it is helpful to remove as much air as possible from the bag before closing it.

Can You Store Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies In The Freezer?

Freezing your Pioneer Woman cookies is an excellent option for long-term storage. You should only do this if you intend to consume them at a later time. When kept in the freezer, cookies have a shelf life of up to six months. This is true for both store-bought and handmade cookies. To guarantee that they are ready for the freezer in an appropriate manner, there are simply a few precautions that you need to take in advance.

The first thing you need to do is put your cookies in a freezer bag and remove as much air from it as you can. This will ensure that they stay fresh for as long as possible. You may even double-seal it for further safety by placing it in another bag after you’ve done the first one, which will do the trick. In addition to this, before placing the cookies in the bag, you will want to ensure that they have cooled completely and are separated by parchment paper. After that, you may store them in the freezer so that you can have them at a later time.

Even the cookie batter can be frozen if desired. This way, you’ll be able to bake them whenever you want and still end up with freshly cooked cookies!

How To Reheat Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies?

In The Oven:

  • Prepare the oven to an internal temperature of 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Your cookies are done when they are warm after four to six minutes in the oven.
  • Take the cookies out of the oven and devour them while they are still warm.

In The Microwave:

  • Soak a piece of paper towel in water, and once you’ve done that, squeeze the towel to extract as much liquid as you can.
  • You may either wrap the cookies in the damp paper towel or set the paper towel over a plate of cookies to keep them moist.
  • Cook your cookies in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds.
Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies

FAQ Section

What Kind Of Chocolate Makes The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Please use a high-quality chocolate chip. Put an end to buying store brands, unless you’re shopping at Trader Joe’s. By a wide margin, the chocolate chips sold at Trader Joe’s are my top choice, with Guittard or Guiradelli coming in a close second and third. Every mouthful is infused with a chocolate flavor thanks to the little chocolate chips. You might also combine several types of chips, such as milk, dark, and white chocolate. Do the thing that excites you the most!

Can You Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough From Frozen?

I cannot even begin to count the number of times that I have to try baking this dish from frozen. When I set the dough on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment, I have found that I get the greatest results.
The next step is to place the cookies in the oven at the beginning of the time when the oven is being preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (only if you are going to bake the dough that was previously frozen). The cookies should be removed from the oven after the timer has been set for 15 minutes. Although they will have a somewhat darker brown color on top than usual, the flavor won’t be affected in the least.

Why Are My Cookies So Puffy?

In most cases, this indicates that the dough has an excessive amount of flour, which prevents the ingredients from spreading further. Make sure that you always use the appropriate amount of flour (spooning it into the measuring cup vs. scooping from the bag). It is vital to avoid using too much flour at the beginning since you can always add more afterward. Check out the video included in this post if you need a refresher on the appropriate consistency!

Can I Make These Gluten-free?

With this recipe, we have never attempted it, but I do not doubt that you could! If you already have a preferred gluten-free flour that can be substituted 1:1, using that flour would be your best choice. We’d be interested to know how things turn out.

Chocolate Chip Cookies Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 148
  • Total Fat 7.4g
  • Saturated Fat 2.4g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 93mg
  • Potassium 51mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 20g
  • Protein 1.5g
  • Calcium 0%
  • Iron 9%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Pioneer Woman Chocolate Chip Cookies

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 15 minutesCook time: 15 minutesRest time: 2 minutesTotal time: 2 minutesServings:24 servingsCalories:148 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

This is the best recipe for chocolate chip cookies from the Pioneer Woman, and it’s the only basic cookie recipe you’ll ever need, honest to God. This one cookie recipe can be used to make a plethora of other cookie recipes, but we only ever make this one. This is the cookie recipe that you need to prepare since it just requires one dish, there is no need for a mixer, and it produces a soft cookie loaded with lots of melty chocolate chips.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Put the melted butter in the bowl of an electric stand mixer that has the paddle attachment already installed (or a large bowl if using a hand mixer). 
  2. After adding the granulated and brown sugars, continue to combine the ingredients while using a slow speed. 
  3. Mix in the egg, then add the vanilla extract and continue mixing on a medium speed until everything is incorporated.
  4. After incorporating the baking soda and salt, gradually include the flour and continue to mix just until the mixture is completely smooth and comes together. 
  5. When you are combining the ingredients, you must scrape the edges of the bowl. Mix in the chocolate chips in a slow and even manner.
  6. Prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with a baking mat made of silicone or with parchment paper.
  7.  Place two tablespoon-sized balls of dough on the prepared baking sheet. Because you will be chilling the dough, there is no need to worry about spacing. 
  8. Wrap with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
  9. Bring the temperature in the oven up to 350 degrees. Prepare a second baking sheet for the cookies by lining it with either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  10. Take the balls of chilled cookie dough out of the refrigerator and place them on the cookie sheets with a gap of 2 inches between each ball. 
  11. Bake the cookies (the size of a tablespoon each) for 11-15 minutes, or until the tops have lost their glossy appearance and the edges have turned a light golden color.
  12.  Wait at least ten minutes before taking the cookies from the cookie pans after letting them cool.

Notes

  • Should I put the dough in the refrigerator?
  • Yes. Yes, you do.
  • Putting the dough in the refrigerator has several effects on this Pioneer Woman cookie recipe:
  • This gives the butter time to return to its solid state, which keeps the cookies from spreading out too much.
  • This results in a chewier exterior while maintaining a softer inside.
  • The longer they rest, the more flavor they can create.
  • Do not skip the period of chilling. Just don’t.
  • A helpful hint: before freezing the cookie dough, scoop it into balls using a scoop. When you make it that way, scooping the dough is much simpler!
Nutrition Facts

Servings 24


Amount Per Serving
Calories 148
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.4g12%
Saturated Fat 2.4g12%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 93mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 20g7%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g3%
Sugars 9.9g
Protein 1.5g3%

Vitamin A 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.