When it comes to the definition of the “the best chocolate chip cookie,” the answer varies depending on who you ask. Some like their cookies to be ooey-gooey and soft (that’s me!), some love them crispy with a soft center and others love them cakey. Whichever way you like yours, there are simple answers for baking the cookies you dream about. All it takes in most cases is a simple tweak of the basic chocolate chip cookie recipe.


Ozy provides the scientific information you need to tweak your cookies to perfection. Take a look:

  • Ooey-gooey: add 2 more cup of flour (Editor’s note: or bake cookies for less time – 7 1/2 minutes usually works for me!)
  • Crispy with a soft center: use 1/4 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Thick (and less crispy): freeze batter for 30-60 minutes before baking in the oven. This will solidify the butter so it will spread less when the cookies bake
  • Cakey: use more baking soda