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Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman

Vegas Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 MINPrep Time
20 MINCook Time
by Giada De Laurentiis
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman
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These cookies are huge, over-the-top, and extravagantly delicious - all the essence of Vegas in a cookie!

Vegas Chocolate Chip Cookies



Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

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  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (chilled and cubed)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs (chilled)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cold butter on medium speed, about 1 minute. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and mix until incorporated. Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix on medium-low speed until the mixture looks separated. Turn off the machine and add the dry ingredients. Mix on low speed just until the dough comes together. Turn off the machine and fold in the chocolate chips by hand using a rubber spatula.
  3. Drop the dough onto a parchment-lined sheet tray in 1-cup mounds. Place the tray in the freezer and freeze for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  5. Bake straight from the freezer until still slightly under baked in the middle but golden brown around the edges and beginning to brown on top, 20 minutes.
  6. Cool the cookies on the tray for 5 minutes before cooling completely on a wire rack.



Nutrition Serving Size
per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
101 grams
9 grams
35 grams
Saturated Fat
21 grams
101 milligrams
270 milligrams
3 grams
61 grams
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6 reviews & comments

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    Heather Latocha - Jun 09

    By far our favorite chocolate chip cookies and most requested dessert recipe from family and friends! Instead of dropping by the cupful, we use an ice cream scoop for the perfect sized cookie. We also sprinkle a bit of Himalayan sea salt on top before baking! Amazing still warm! Thanks Giada!

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    Yee Lin Seah - Jun 09

    This tastes so good! Simple ingredients but the taste is amazing! Giada's recipes have never fails me. Tried a lots of her recipes, everytime is amazing <3

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    Katherine Morgan - Jun 09

    Such a simple but delicious recipe and they’re huge!

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    Lizzy Newman - Jun 09

    Literally the perfect chocolate chip cookies. Change my mind!!!

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    Susan Byrne - Jun 09

    Giada What is the purpose of using bread flour? What does it do for the texture of the cookie? Thanks

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    Ester Perry - Jun 09

    Cookies is my all time favorite item to make. I have never used bread flour as you have called out on the Vegas cookie recipe. Why have you chosen to use it here and does it create a softer or chewier cookie?

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