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The BEST Copycat Chick Fil A Cookie Recipe

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This Copycat Chick Fil A Cookie recipe makes 36 perfectly chewy and chocolatey cookies that taste just like the original Chick Fil A cookies you buy in their restaurants! And the best part? This recipe uses ingredients you already have in the pantry, and requires no chilling time! 100% vegetarian.

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Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Chick-fil-A Cookies

  • Always preheat your oven and line baking sheets with mats or parchment paper before you start mixing your ingredients. This makes sure you have an even bake for each cookie dough ball and prevents sticking.
  • Use a mix of semi-sweet and milk chocolate chunks. This can help replicate the distinctive flavor of the Chick-fil-A cookies recipe.
  • Consider using a stand mixer to ensure all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. If you don’t have a stand mixer, a good old-fashioned whisk, and some elbow grease will work as well.
  • Do not overbake the cookies. The ideal baking time is 11-13 minutes, but all ovens vary, so keep an eye on your cookies, and remove them when the edges are golden and the centers are still soft.

What You Need to Make the BEST Copycat Chick Fil A Cookie

Substitutions and Variations

  • For a healthier twist, you can substitute some of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour.
  • If you prefer smaller cookies, simply reduce the size of the dough balls. Just remember to adjust the baking time accordingly, as smaller cookies will bake faster.
  • For a dairy-free version, substitute the butter with coconut oil or vegetable shortening, and use dairy-free chocolate chunks.

How to Make The BEST Copycat Chick Fil A Cookie Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the flour, instant oats, old-fashioned oats, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix to combine, then set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the 1 cup butter and sugars. Slowly beat in the eggs, one at a time, until combined. Then mix in the maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter mixture and mix to combine. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. The cookie dough will be thick and sticky. Chill the dough for 3 minutes in the refrigerator.
  6. Using a spoon or cookie scoop (like this one), take 1 1/2 tbsp of cookie dough and evenly place them on the prepared cookie sheets, 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake the cookies for 11 to 13 minutes, or until the cookies are just starting to turn brown. Don’t overbake! The centers will look gooey and underbaked.
  8. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet. Then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack. (The cookies will continue to “set” while it cools, but I usually can’t resist eating a cookie or two by this point!).
  9. Once cooled, store the Chick Fil A cookies in an airtight container. The cookies will keep for 1 week. ENJOY!

Storing and Freezing Your Chick-Fil-A Cookies

  • Store your baked cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They will stay fresh for up to one week.
  • You can also freeze the unbaked cookie dough balls. Just place them on a lined baking sheet and freeze until solid. Then, transfer the dough balls into a freezer bag or container. When you’re ready to bake, just place them on a prepared baking sheet and bake for an additional 1-2 minutes.

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The BEST Copycat Chick Fil A Cookie Recipe

DWELL by Michelle
This Copycat Chick Fil A Cookie recipe makes 36 perfectly chewy and chocolatey cookies that taste just like the original Chick Fil A cookies you buy in their restaurants! And the best part? This recipe uses ingredients you already have in the pantry, and requires no chilling time! 100% vegetarian.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 51 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 186 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, instant oats, old fashioned baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix to combine, then set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Slowly beat in the eggs, one a time, until combined. Then mix in the maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the creamed butter mixture and mix to combine. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
  • The cookie dough will be thick and sticky. Chill the dough for 3 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Using a spoon or cookie scoop (like this one), take 1 1/2 tbsp of cookie dough and evenly place them on the prepared cookie sheets, 2 inch apart.
  • Bake the cookies for 11 to 13 minutes, or until cookies are just starting to turn brown. Don't overbake! The centers will look gooey and underbaked.
  • Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet. Then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack. (The cookies will continue to "set" while it cools, but I usually can't resist eating a cookie or two by this point!).
  • Once cooled, store the Chick Fil A cookies in an airtight container. The cookies will keep for 1 week. ENJOY!

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcal
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where does Chick-fil-A get their cookies from?

Chick-fil-A’s cookies are not purchased from an external vendor but are baked in-house at their restaurant locations. The chick-fil-a cookies recipe is unique to the brand, but our copycat Chick-Fil-A recipe is as close as it gets to the real thing!

Do Chick-fil-A cookies have nuts in them?

No, Chick-fil-A’s chocolate chunk cookies do not contain nuts. However, they are baked in a kitchen where other items containing nuts may be prepared, so those with severe nut allergies should still exercise caution.

Why do Chick-fil-A cookies have oats?

The inclusion of oats in the chick-fil-a cookies recipe adds a unique texture and contributes to the hearty and satisfying flavor of the cookies. Oats can also add a boost of dietary fiber and protein, making these cookies slightly more nutritious compared to some other types of cookies.

Does Chick-fil-A bake their cookies?

Yes, Chick-fil-A bakes its cookies in-house at each location. The cookie dough balls are baked for about 11-13 minutes, resulting in perfectly baked cookies every time.

What is Chick-fil-A cookies made out of?

The Chick-fil-A chocolate chunk cookies are made from a blend of ingredients including dark brown sugar, oats, milk chocolate chunks, semi-sweet chocolate chunks, and more. The dough is prepared in a stand mixer, using a whisk to combine the ingredients in a medium bowl before shaping into dough balls.

Does white sugar make cookies crispy?

Yes, white sugar can make cookies crispier. This is due to the fact that it absorbs less moisture than other types of sugar, like dark brown sugar. The chick-fil-a cookies recipe uses a balance of both to achieve the perfect blend of crispy and chewy.

What type of cookies does Chick-fil-A have?

Chick-fil-A is best known for its Chocolate Chunk Cookies, which are reminiscent of oatmeal cookies due to the inclusion of oats. These cookies feature both milk chocolate chunks and semi-sweet chocolate chunks.

Why are Chick-fil-A cookies so good?

Chick-fil-A’s cookies are so good because of their unique blend of flavors and ingredients. The combination of dark brown sugar, oats, milk chocolate chunks, and semi-sweet chocolate chunks makes for a winning combo (I mean.. that’s why we’re all looking to recreate it right??).

The dough is carefully prepared and baked for 11-13 minutes, resulting in cookies with the perfect balance of softness and chewiness. Moreover, the cookies are baked fresh throughout the day.

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10 Comments

  1. Hi,

    I noticed you have instant oats and old fashioned listed but not in the directions. Can you clarify that please? Thank you!

    1. Hi Sharla! You mix them together in step 2 🙂 I had initially written “oats” to indicate both instant and old-fashioned oats in step 2, but I’ve updated it for more clarity. Thank you for asking!

  2. 5 stars
    Ok I have to ask! I made these cookies last week and they were the best copycat recipe I’ve tried yet but they literally just melted into flat discs. But they were so good we peeled them off the cookie sheet and ate them all crumbly (ha) . I just came back to this recipe to see what I could do differently when making them again and the recipe is very different from the one I have printed off from last week. Did you change the recipe recently? Before I try them again I wanted to see how I could adjust what I did last time but your quantities are different! Now I think I’ve just confused myself. Hahaha

  3. Ok I have to ask! I made these cookies last week and they were the best copycat recipe I’ve tried yet but they literally just melted into flat discs. B they were so good we peeled them off the cookie sheet and ate them all crumbly (ha) . I just came back to this recipe to see what I could do differently when making them again and the recipe is very different from the one I have printed off from last week. Did you change the recipe recently? Before I try them again I wanted to see how I could adjust what I did last time but your quantities are different! Now I think I’ve just confused myself. Hahaha

    1. Hey Christina! You’re totally not confused – I retested the recipe this last week and and was able to make some changes to the quantities to make the cookies hold up MUCH better, but with the same great taste, just like the original ChickFilA cookies! Hope you give it a try 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    wow you really nailed this recipe, Michelle! I’m a self-professed Chick-Fil-A cookie snob, and I think this is pretty darn close!

  5. 5 stars
    holy cow!! it really DOES taste like THE chick fil a cookies! My daughters couldn’t get enough of these. Is it bad that we ate the entire batch in one day? 😉