This Chick Fil A cookies recipe is as easy to make as your favorite homemade chocolate chunk cookies and as delicious as the ones from Chick Fil A. They’re crisp on the outside yet soft and chewy on the inside and come together in about 20 minutes!
The best Chick Fil A chocolate chip cookies
Chick Fil A chocolate chip cookies aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the Chick Fil A menu. But honestly, they’re among the most delicious treats you can get from the iconic restaurant chain.
Since I can never say no to creating a good copycat recipe, I knew I had to try recreating the cookies from Chick Fil A. And I think they turned out amazing!
I mean, these ooey-gooey chocolate chunk cookies are wonderfully soft and chewy with slightly crisp edges. And they have both semi-sweet and milk chocolate plus wholesome oats in every single bite.
And in addition to being incredibly delicious, these cookies are easy to prepare too. You essentially just mix the wet and the dry ingredients, then portion your cookies and happily bake away. So simple!
And for more restaurant-style cookies, try our McDonald’s cookies and Panera cookies recipe!
Copycat Chick Fil A chocolate chip cookies come together with much of the same ingredients as any chocolate chip cookie recipe. Please scroll down to the recipe card below for exact quantities.
- Butter + shortening: Unlike the actual Chick Fil A cookie (which only has shortening), I like combining shortening and butter. Shortening provides moisture, while butter gives the cookies a wonderful buttery flavor.
- Sugar: You need both light brown and granulated sugar for sweetness and texture. Out of brown sugar? Try these chocolate chip cookies without brown sugar – they are a reader favorite!
- Egg: Just one egg helps bind the dough together and adds richness.
- Vanilla extract adds warmth and depth of flavor.
- Flour: I’m using regular all-purpose flour since I always stock it in my pantry, but you could use bleached wheat flour or enriched flour since that’s what Chick Fil A uses. However, I don’t think it makes a big difference in the texture or flavor of the cookies.
- Rolled Oats (aka old-fashioned oats) are larger and have more “chew” than quick oats. In a pinch, you could sub those in if needed, though.
- Baking soda ensures the cookies spread while keeping them chewy.
- Salt: You’ll need just a pinch to balance the sweetness.
- Chocolate chunks: You need a mix of milk and semi-sweet chocolate chips for the perfect Chick Fil A replica. If you wanted to switch things up, you could use white or dark chocolate chips instead.
How to make Chick Fil A cookies
Now it’s time to make chocolate chunk oats cookies from scratch! And trust me when I say making this Chick Fil A cookie recipe is as simple as it gets. Just a few easy steps and a little bit of prep work are all that’s needed to make this treat! Let’s get to bakin’!
#1: Combine dry ingredients
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
#2: Cream butter and sugar
- Beat the softened butter and shortening with both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy.
#3: Incorporate egg and vanilla
- Reduce speed to low; add the egg and vanilla. Beat until well combined, about 1 minute.
#4: Mix dry and wet ingredients
- Add flour mixture; mix until almost combined.
#5: Add oats and chocolate
- Using a rubber spatula or cooking spoon, stir in the oats and chocolate chunks.
#6: Chill cookie dough
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill the dough for one hour to overnight.
#7: Bake cookies
- Using a small ice cream scooper, drop heaping tablespoon-size balls of dough about 2 inches apart onto the lined baking sheets.
- Bake at 375°F until the cookies are golden around the edges, but still soft in the center, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool on the cookie sheet for 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
What to serve with Chick Fil A chocolate chunk cookie?
Well, milk and cookies are the best combo, right? And I bet these yummy cookies will disappear fast at your next family BBQ or Potluck. So maybe bake a double batch!
As far as chocolate chip cookies go, this Chick Fila chocolate chunk cookie recipe is one of my favorites to make at home. To ensure they will be a big hit with your family and friends, follow these easy tips and tricks!
- Measure the flour correctly: Adding too much flour to the recipe will make the cookies dry and crumbly. The best and easiest way to measure flour is using a digital kitchen scale. If you don’t have one, fluff the flour with a spoon, sprinkle it into your measuring cup, and use a knife to level the excess off.
- Use room temperature ingredients: For the best results, your cold ingredients (like the butter, shortening, and egg) should be at room temperature so they can easily be whipped and creamed.
- Chill the cookie dough: Chilling the dough is optional but will create cookies that spread out less and improve the flavor.
- Avoid overbaking: For perfectly soft and chewy cookies, it’s important to remove them from the oven once the edges are set, but the center is still slightly underbaked. The cookies will continue to set as they cool. Be careful not to overbake the cookies as they will become dry.
- Scoot the cookies: To make cookies perfectly round and uniform in size, use a large round cookie cutter to swirl around the outside of the cookies. This helps to “scoot” and smooth out the edges of the cookies. You want to do this while the cookies are still warm from the oven.
- Nuts: Toasted walnuts or pecans make an excellent addition to this cookie. Try adding in 1/2 to 1 cup of chopped nuts.
- Chopped chocolate: Try using roughly chopped chocolate for a more rustic look with bigger pools of melty chocolate.
- Peanut butter chips: Sometimes, I like to substitute the milk chocolate with 1/2 cup peanut butter chips.
- Drizzle: For extra flavor, drizzle melted chocolate over the top of the cooled, baked cookies.
How to store Chick Fil A cookies
My recipe for Chick Fil A cookies makes about 20 to 24 cookies, depending on big you make them. They’re so good warm out of the oven that I wouldn’t expect to have many leftovers!
Still, if you do have some leftovers, they store really well. Just place the cooled cookies into an airtight container. They will last on the counter for about a week, but they’ll be freshest the first 3 days after baking.
Freeze copycat Chick Fil A cookies
Alternatively, freeze the cookies in an airtight container – or freezer-safe bag – for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to eat them, either let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight or pop a single cookie in the microwave for 15 seconds (or until warm).
Store the cookie dough
You can also store the unbaked cookie dough to bake later. Place the dough into a ziplock bag and squeeze out as much air as you can. It will stay fresh in the fridge for up to a week or 2 months in the freezer.
When ready to bake, scoop up the dough, pop onto a cookie sheet, and bake. Frozen dough needs to warm up a bit, so place it in the fridge for a few hours before scooping.
- 1 1/2 cups / 180 g / 6.3 oz all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 6 tbsp / 85 g / 3 oz salted butter, room temperature
- 6 tbsp / 85 g / 3 oz shortening
- 3/4 cup / 150 g / 5.3 oz light brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup / 50 g / 1.8 oz granulated sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup / 115 g / 4 oz old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup / 70 g / 2.5 oz semi-sweet chocolate chunks
- 1/2 cup / 70 g / 2.5 oz milk chocolate chunks
- Combine dry ingredients. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
- Cream butter and sugar. Beat the softened butter and shortening with both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy.
- Incorporate egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low; add the egg and vanilla. Beat until well combined, about 1 minute.
- Mix dry and wet ingredients. Add flour mixture; mix until almost combined.
- Add oats and chocolate. Using a rubber spatula or cooking spoon, stir in the oats and chocolate chunks. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill the dough for one hour to overnight.
- Prepare for baking. Preheat your oven to 375°F / 190°C / gas mark 5. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Drop cookie balls. Using a small ice cream scooper (two tablespoons), drop heaping tablespoon-size balls of dough about 2 inches apart onto the lined baking sheets.
- Bake. Bake until the cookies are golden around the edges, but still soft in the center, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Cool. Remove from oven and let cool on the cookie sheet for 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 81mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g
Why is this Chick Fil A cookie recipe so good?
Chick Fil A chocolate chunk cookie cookies are as delicious as they are easy – good luck not eating the whole batch in one sitting! Here’s what makes these cookies so good:
- Filled with flavor: The cookies are bursting with cozy, comforting flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and butter.
- The best texture: Slightly crispy edges, soft centers, and chewy oats throughout – these cookies are irresistible!
- Easy to make: This recipe calls for just a short chill time, so you can whip up a batch anytime the craving for homemade cookies hits.
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