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Just had a chocolate chip cookie at local bakery. Cookie was crunchy with gooey chocolate chips inside, like right out of oven gooey, but cookie was cooled. Any ideas?

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  • Two possibilities: a very fresh cookie - the chocolate can stay soft after cooling for a little while; not proper chocolate but something softer. – Chris H Feb 27 '16 at 20:55
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Naturally, chocolate is solid at room temperature. The only reason that chocolate chips are ever gooey is because they have been warmed recently enough that the chocolate has not yet reached it's solid state.

You may want to consider making your own chocolate chips with a little bit more liquid than normal to get the soft texture.

Some Easy Ways to Warm Them Include:

  • Throw the cookies up on your car windshield for a while.
  • Stick them in the oven for a minute (generally dries them out)
  • Put them in the Microwave for ~10-15 sec
  • "The only reason they are ever gooey..." - well, not exactly. As you say they could've used some kind of less solid chocolate instead of normal chips, right? – Cascabel Mar 4 '16 at 23:35
  • Yes, I mean that chocolate chips are sold at room temperature and they are solid. In order to make normal chocolate chips gooey, you need to warm them. A recipe could be made to be gooey at room temperature. – That One Actor Mar 4 '16 at 23:40
  • Oh, I read "they" as referring to the OP's question, not chocolate chips. Tweaked your answer, all good. – Cascabel Mar 4 '16 at 23:53
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    We always used to put them in a microwave for ~10-15 seconds... they'd get soft without drying out usually. – Catija Mar 5 '16 at 0:37
  • I had some cookies that had been left in a warm car ... I don't know what the temperature was, but I was told it had been left while they were at church (so would've been a little more than an hour, I think). They had that fresh-out-of-the-oven goodness. – Joe Mar 5 '16 at 3:32

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