I use the chocolate chip recipe on the bag but double the vanilla and add more chips than called for. I also add a bit more flour. What I want to achieve is that old time chocolate chip cookie that is chewy flat and wide. Can you offer a suggestion. I still would use more chips and vanilla unless that might cause a problem. I am so glad I came apon your sight.

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I usually stick with the venerable Alton Brown's 'The Chewy' recipe:


I often add a few extra tablespoons of wheat-gluten to make them even chewier.

You could reduce the amount of leavening (i.e. the baking soda (or any baking powder)) if you want a flatter cookie, but my results with the above recipe end-up pretty flat. Adding more vanilla and chips shouldn't make any difference in the end-product's texture, but I'd stick to the formula on flour for your first try.

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