Crinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies (Pantry Staple, Vegan & GF Options)

These giant crinkle chocolate chip cookies are the BEST I have ever had in my life! Crisp on the outside and soft in the center, these cookies are a pantry staple treat.
Never  in my life have I ever baked cookies so good – this is a whole new level in baking right here!  One hobby that I really wanted to perfect during this COVID quarantine time was baking- I’ve been developing tons of pantry staple recipes lately. I’ve been having so much fun with awesome treats like 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies, Jammy Blackberry Oat Bars , and of course baking plenty of fresh sourdough bread!
But THESE COOKIES, oh man!  These are the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever eaten or made in my life.  This recipe is a definte keeper and will be my go-to cookies recipe for life.  Not even being dramatic about it, they are the real deal.

These Crinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies are:

  • Crunchy on the outside
  • Soft and Chewy in the middle
  • Giant, these cookies are big as my hand!
  • Buttery
  • Sweet
  • Can be made Vegan or Gluten Free
These are not yo mama’s chocolate chip cookies!  I remember the only cookies I ever made from scratch growing up were the Tollhouse recipe from the bag of chocolate chips.  These are about twice the size and the texture is fantastic!
These are great cookies to make on a rainy or snowy day, and they made the house smell amazing!  One good thing about being in quarantine right now is that I have tons of time to bake and have the flexibility to create new and delicious recipes that I’ve never attempted before.  Once I mastered the 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies, I graduated to a slightly more advanced recipe, and these were perfect!

Whats In These Cookies?

  • Flour
  • Granulated & Brown Sugar
  • Butter, can be plant based
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Water
  • Baking Soda
  • Chocolate Chips, can be plant based
  • Pinch of Salt

These are cookies that everyone in the family will love – they are fun to make and use simple pantry staple ingredients.

We just stocked up on a lot of flour (50 lb bag!) so I anticipate making these cookies for the next few months while we are at home.  They are such a treat!

How Do I Make These Crinkle Cookies?

These cookies are pretty different than anything I’ve baked before. I used this recipe as a guide, but I don’t have a stand mixer so I had to mix and prepare by hand.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line 3 baking sheets with tin foil and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract, and water.  With a wooden spoon stir and mix well for a few minutes to combine.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the bowl, and stir for another few minutes until the dough is well incorporated.  Add the chocolate chips and mix well to combine.
  • Measure out 1/3 cup of dough for each cookie, and place 3 or 4 balls of dough on each baking sheet.  Place baking sheet in the freezer for 15 minutes before baking (don’t skip this step), then move to the oven. When one pan is in the oven, put the next pan in the freezer.
  • Bake cookies for 10 minutes.  With an oven safe glove, grab the sheet pan and lift the pan a few inches over the oven rack, and let the cookie pan drop onto the baking rack.  This will allow the cookies so spread out and crinkle at the edges.  Repeat this 3 or 4 more times, baking the cookies for a total of 16-18 minutes.
    Place finished cookies on a wire rack to cool and do not move until they have cooled completely.

These go great with a nice cold glass of oatmilk!  My homemade chocolate oat milk recipe couldn’t be easier, and compliments these cookies really well.

Dietary Modifications

  • These can be made Gluten Free by substituting the all purpose flour for a 1-to-1 gluten free baking mix!
  • These can be made Vegan by replacing the butter with a plant-based version or replacing the egg with a flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 1 tablespoon water, mixed together)

Some of Our Other Favorite Desserts:

Rich & Healthy Sweet Potato Brownies (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free)

5 Ingredient High-Protein Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Simple Pumpkin Bread (Vegan, Pantry Staple Recipe)

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (No Flour, Gluten Free, Low Sodium)

Jammy Blackberry Oat Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free)

As always, if you make this chocolate chip cookies be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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Crinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies (Pantry Staple Recipe, Vegan & GF Options)

These giant crinkle chocolate chip cookies are the BEST I have ever had in my life! Crisp on the outside and soft in the center, these cookies are a pantry staple treat.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10

Equipment

  • Bowls
  • Spoons
  • Oven

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened to room temperature use plant-based for vegan version
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg or 1 tablespoon of egg replacer, or 1 tablespoon of water mixed with 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups flour or gluten-free baking mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line 3 baking sheets with tin foil and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract, and water.  With a wooden spoon stir and mix well for a few minutes to combine.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the bowl, and stir for another few minutes until the dough is well incorporated.  Add the chocolate chips and mix well to combine.
  • Measure out 1/3 cup of dough for each cookie, and place 3 or 4 balls of dough on each baking sheet.  Place baking sheet in the freezer for 15 minutes before baking (don't skip this step), then move to the oven. When one pan is in the oven, put the next pan in the freezer.
  • Bake cookies for 10 minutes.  With an oven safe glove, grab the sheet pan and lift the pan a few inches over the oven rack, and let the cookie pan drop onto the baking rack.  This will allow the cookies so spread out and crinkle at the edges.  Repeat thdropping the pan 3 or 4 more times (every 2 minutes or so), baking the cookies for a total of 16-18 minutes.
  • Place finished cookies on a wire rack to cool and do not move until they have cooled completely.
Keyword Baked Eggs, Baking Soda, butter, Chocolate Chips, Crinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies, flour, Sugar, Vanilla Extract
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7 Comments

  1. This looks delicious! One question: the directions say “Measure out 1/3 of dough” and I know these are enormous cookies, but is that supposed to be 1/3 cup of dough?

    • Thank you! Just fixed it, and yes you are absolutely correct, 1/3 cup of dough for each cookie. This recipe makes about 12 cookies total. Let me know how these turn out 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I have to share that when I saw these cookies (without description)on your pinterest banner I was worried all the chips were BEES! I had to follow the link and am relieved to see they are chips after all.

    I haven’t made anything yet but had to compliment you on a lovely site and looks like fantastic recipes. Two suggestions, I master recipe picture panel and a different page number link. I’m only able to click on “2” and it would be nice to be able to return to page 4 or ? easily.

    Keep of the good work! Do you sell any of your honey?

    • No bees were harmed in the making of these cookies haha…. Or in any of these recipes 🙂 !

      And thank you so much for the feedback Barbara, I will definitely add a master image page, fantastic idea. Also will try to work on my pagination too. Let me know if you try any recipes and how they turn out 😊

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