Great value chocolate chip cookie recipe is perfect for those who love chocolate chip cookies that are soft and chewy inside and crispy outsides, and loaded with chocolate chunks.
Let’s be honest, chocolate chip cookies are always good, but when you have a really really good one, it’s life changing.
And today, I’m very excited to share with you the recipe of that great value chocolate chip cookie that you might have had in Walmart, and now in your own Kitchen!!
If you’re looking for gingerbread cookies recipe, try our Gingerbread Cookie Recipe without Molasses, that are quick and easy to make and super delicious!!
Chocolate chip cookies are everyone’s favorite. Remember those nights, when you would dip these soft and chewy cookies filled with melted chocolate into a glass of warm milk, or the snack times, when you would enjoy these cookies with freshly brewed tea or coffee and a pleasant gossip with your family or friends.
What is a Great Value Chocolate Chocolat Chip Cookie?
Great Value is a food brand owned by Walmart Inc. It is one of the most popular brands in the United States, introduced in 1993.
Great Value Chocolate Chip Cookies are Great Value’s famous cookies, made with a mixture of white and brown sugar, a perfect blend of melted butter, eggs, baking soda, all purpose flour and bread flour, fully loaded with chocolate chunks.
Why you’ll love the recipe?
- These chocolate chip cookies have a perfect combination of flour, sugar, butter, eggs and chocolate chips to give you a tasty, soft, chewy and ouyii guii texture of cookies.
- The recipe of great value chocolate chip cookies is easy to follow and made with simple and easy to find ingredients.
- The prep and baking process is very simple and easy, that you can make these mouthwatering cookies just under 30 minutes.
- Great value chocolate chip cookies are everyone’s favorite, so it’s a perfect snack for your parties, or get-togethers.
- With the recipe, you can make 12 to 14 standard cookies. Its easy to make more cookies by simply double or triple the recipe ingredients.
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Great Value chocolate chip cookie recipe
If you’ve ever visited to Walmart, and enjoyed the great value chocolate chip cookies from there. Would would really know the taste of those delicious chocolate chip cookies which are slightly crispy outside, and chewy inside.
So today, let’s uncover the taste secret behind these chocolate chip cookies. Start by gathering the ingredients to ensure that you’ve everything essential for the recipe.
Take a large bowl, and sift dry ingredients like bread flour and all-purpose flour, baking soda and kosher salt. Set it aside.
Now melt the butter over low to medium heat, until the butter gets nutty and crunchy brown color. Stir it consistently to avoid burn, and when its done remove from heat and let it cool.
Add white and brown sugar to the bowl of dry ingredients, then add vanilla extract, espresso, butter and whisk it with the help of hand mixer. You can also use stand mixer for this too. The better will become light, fluffy and doubled in size. The more creamier the texture, the more fluffy will be cookies.
Now add one egg and one egg yolk and whisk it again. Now add dry ingredients mixture and keep stirring. It’s ok if there is some flour left on the edges of bowl. Use wooden spoon and fold chocolate chips and chocolate chunks. Make dough set aside.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper, and scoop out the cookies on the baking tray. Let the dough balls chill for over-night or if you’re in hurry, chill them for at least an hour.
After the chilling, remove the cookie dough tray from freezer and place the cookie dough balls on a parchment paper lined baking tray with a distance of 3 inches evenly. Bake the cookies in preheated oven for 12 to 14 minutes. Enjoy the chocolate chip cookies with a glass of warm milk.
Which Flour works best?
In the baking world, we basically find 3 types of flour. All-purpose flour, Bread flour and cake flour. Now the question is, which type of flour you’ll use for cookies?
All-purpose flour gives you a texture of standard cookies. Not much chewy, nor soft that you were looking for.
Bread Flour on the other side contains double the amount of protein giving your cookies a healthy touch with great chewier texture.
Cake flour contains baking powder, which makes cookies lighter, and they can spread more with an airy texture.
So in the cookies, we’re using a mixture of two flours, the all-purpose flour and the bread flour to get a perfect texture of cookies.
Which sugar works best?
Again we’ve the same question. Because for baking, we usually use 3 kinds of sugar. White sugar, light brown sugar which contains some amount of molasses and dark brown sugar, which contains double amount of molasses.
As you can see. If we just use white sugar, we’ll not get even a standard flavor of cookie. Using dark brown sugar, the cookies will not able to spread enough, moreover using dark brown sugar, we’ll get an in-depth flavor of molasses which is not much favorite of cookie lovers. And light brown sugar is giving the cookies a chewier texture.
So in the recipe, we’ll prefer to go with a combination of white and dark brown sugar to get a perfect flavor and the goodness of both.
Should You melt butter for cookies?
Many recipes go with softened butter at room temperature. You can also follow it if you’re looking just for an ordinary chocolate chip cookie. But if you’re here to get the best recipe of chocolate chip cookies ever, I’ll tell you the secret behind it.
Here is how you’ll do it..
Bring the butter to a boil while stirring frequently. As the water from the butter begins to boil, the milk solids in the butter will separate, settle to the bottom, and begin to brown.
As this starts to happen, make sure to keep stirring so that the butter browns evenly. It can get quite foamy, splatter a bit and be hard to see, so keep a close eye on it, remove from heat and keep stirring if foam starts to form.
Ingredients for Grate Value Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Ok, when you’re gathering the ingredients. Be sure to weight the ingredients mindfully. For this, you can use a kitchen scale, or measuring cups and measuring spoons for it.
Bread Flour: Take 1 cup of fresh and sifted bread flour.
All-purpose flour: 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour will go to the recipe.
Salt: 2 teaspoon kosher salt, or 1 1/2 teaspoon of table salt.
Baking soda: Use 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
Butter: 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), use butter at room temperature
Water: 2 tablespoons of water (at room temperature)
Brown sugar: 1 cup dark brown sugar
White sugar: 1/2 cup of white sugar
Vanilla extract: 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
Espresso: 1 teaspoon of expresso powder to enhance the chocolate flavor of cookies
Eggs: 1 large egg, and 1 egg yolk
Chocolate chips: 1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
Dark chocolate: 5 oz. of chopped dark chocolate
See? how simple are these ingredients?? and if you bake oftenly, I’m quite sure you have most of the ingredients already in your pantry. So just gather the essentials and bake some goodies in your kitchen!!
What the most I love about this recipe is, it just takes 25 to 30 minutes from start to finish. surprising?? Well this is right. You just need almost 15 minutes for preparation and 12 to 14 minutes for baking, and you’ve done!
How to make Great Value Chocolate Chip Cookies at home?
I think, I’ve much talked about the cookies to get my taste buds crave for it. And now, I can’t stop myself from baking and enjoying these delicious and mouth-watering cookies.
So without wasting anymore time, let’s start baking the great value chocolate chip cookies at home!
Take a medium bowl, and sift the dry ingredients including all-purpose flour, bread flour, baking soda and salt. And set it aside.
Melt the softened butter in a saucepan, over medium heat. Taking bigger pan will make the melting process faster. But don’t let the butter burn and dark brown in color.
Stir frequently while the butter brings to a boil, the water separates to the milk solids, and it turns to brown in color. In this step, keep stirring to brown the butter evenly. It can get quite foamy, so you need to keep a close eye on it. When it turns to a nutty brown color, remove from heat and set aside to cool it completely.
Measure the melted butter in a measuring cup. Melting process evaporates the water, so you can add some water to make the butter quantity to 1 cup or 240 ml. Set aside it cool completely at room temperature. But make sure to use it in melting form.
Take another large bowl, and add dark brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla essence, espresso powder and cold brown butter. Use a hand or stand mixer to cream the mixture until it gets light and fluffy texture.
Add one large egg and one egg yolk and beat until dissolved.
Add the dry ingredients mixture, about 1/3 at a time. Mixing consistently to incorporate the mixture evenly. Don’t worry about the unmixed flour on the edges of the bowl. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to mix everything well.
Now fold in semi-sweetened chocolate chips and dark chocolate chunks. Make a dough ball.
Scoop out the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet, and let the cookie dough chill for an hour, or over-night if possible.
Place the cookie dough balls in a parchment lined baking sheet with an evenly distance of about 3 inches.
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). And bake the cookies in preheated oven for 12 to 14 minutes.
Once the cookies have baked, remove the baking sheet from oven and cooled the cookies for 2 to 3 minutes on baking sheet before transferring them on a cooling rack.
Your delicious great value chocolate chip cookies are ready to enjoy!!
Great Value Chocolate Chip Cookies Nutrition Facts
If you make standard size chocolate chip cookies, you can easily make 24 cookies from the given recipe. But I’ve baked double sized cookies, approximately 12 to 14 cookies.
So given nutrition facts are according to my recipe, but it can vary with the brands or ingredients substitutions (if you’re doing).
Great value chocolate chip cookies calories: 400-440 kcal per serving
- Total Fat: 24g
- Saturated Fat: 14g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 70mg
- Sodium: 400mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 46g
- Dietary Fiber: 2g
- Sugars: 28g
- Protein: 4g
Pro Tips to Make Great Value Chocolate Chip Cookies
So, if you’ve decided to bake these delicious chocolate chip cookies on your own with our perfect great value chocolate chip cookie recipe, there are some points you must get to know before:
- Mostly recipes of chocolate chip cookies use softened butter, but to get a crunchy and nutty flavor, I’ll recommend to brown the butter as I have guided above.
- For a chewy soft texture, be sure to use a mixture of bread and all-purpose flour.
- Add a teaspoon of espresso powder to enhance the chocolate flavor.
- To get extra rich flavor of cookies, add 1 additional egg yolk with 1 large egg.
- Use small chocolate chunks of dark chocolate with semi-sweetened chocolate chip cookies for extra chocolaty cookies.
- While melting the butter, be sure to cook it just until you get a nice nutty brown color, do not let the butter burn.
- After baking, let the cookies cool on baking sheet for 2 to 3 minutes. This resting time help cookies to set and become firm.
- Baking time for cookies is approximately 12 to 14 minutes. But it can vary with other ovens, so adjust the baking time according to your oven, or keep an eye on cookies, to save them from over baking or burning.
- if you need more crispness, bake the cookies in oven additional for a minute, and to get more soft and chewier cookies, reduce the time for 1 or 2 minutes carefully.
What to Serve with Great value chocolate chip cookies?
Great value chocolate chip cookies are delicious and satisfying snack on its own. However, you can pair these mouthwatering cookies with a scoop of ice cream for a delicious dessert. You can also pair them with a glass of warm milk to make a healthy snack idea for kids, or use a cup of hot cocoa for a classic snack in winters.
They are also delicious and an appealing snack when enjoyed with freshly brewed coffee or tea. Or pair them with fresh.
How to Store the leftovers??
As you know, by following the recipe you can make 12 great value chocolate chip cookies. That are more than enough for you and your family. But if you want more, just double or triple the ingredients to get your desired amount of cookies.
Now, the best thing of these cookies is, you can store them easily to enjoy later. For this, follow the steps to store leftover cookies carefully.
If you’ve leftover cookies, store them in an air-tight container to prevent them from getting soggy.
Container: For this, you can use resealable plastic bags, plastic containers, or glass containers.
Storing: Just allow the cookies to cool completely at room temperature before storing, then store them in air-tight container and you can store them in at room temperature, away from direct sunlight.
Prevent from sticking: If you’re going to stack the cookies in air-tight container, be sure to place a parchment sheet over each layer of cookies to prevent them from sticking.
To avoid moisture: You can place a piece of bread or a silica gel packet to the container to prevent cookies from getting soggy.
In this way, chocolate chip cookies can stay fresh for up to 1 week easily.
To get a firmer texture of cookies, you can place the container in refrigerator. Don’t forget that refrigeration can change the texture of cookies slightly to make them a little more crispy.
So, if you’re planning to enjoy the cookies within a week, don’t try to refrigerate them, just stay them at room temperature with followed our storing technique to keep the cookies fresh and with same texture and flavor.
If you want to freeze cookies for longer time period, this is quite possible and easy.
Just you need to wrap each cookie in a plastic wrap individually or you can layer them in a freezer safe container by placing parchment paper over each layer of cookies.
To thaw them, simply let them come to room temperature at counter. Enjoy!!
How can you freeze the chocolate chip cookie dough for later?
Well, if you are making cookies for late parties, or get-togethers, or want to freeze them enjoy after a month or two. I’ll recommend to freeze cookie dough instead of freezing baked cookies. It is best to get freshly baked cookies whenever you want. To do this, follow some simple steps:
- Make your great value chocolate chip cookies dough as usual.
- Scoop out the cookie dough on a parchment lined baking sheet with a spoon or a cookie scoop. You can shape cookie balls of your desired size too.
- Now for faster freezing, and prevent cookie balls to stick together, you can use flash freezing technique. For this, place the cookie dough balls on a parchment lined baking sheet and let them freeze for a couple of hours before storing.
- Once the cookie dough balls are firm, you can transfer them to an air-tight container or in freezer bag. This step prevent the cookie dough balls to stick together.
- Be sure to label the container or bag with date and type of cookie dough. Now place the cookie bag in the freezer. In this way, you can store cookie dough balls for up to three months.
- You need not to thaw the cookie dough balls for baking. Simply take the amount of cookie dough portions and bake them directly from frozen.
- You may need to add 1 or 2 minutes additional for baking time, but the remaining process will be same.
Here are some suggestions for ingredient substitutions, that you can replace. But keep in mind, that swapping any ingredient can make a significant change in texture and flavor of cookies.
If it’s hard for you to use a mixture of bread flour and all-purpose flour, you can use simply just bread flour or just all-purpose flour for cookies. Or for the last choice, you can use cake flour. It can make the texture of cookies airy or too much spread.
If you don’t have unsalted butter, you can use regular salted butter or sweet cream butter. Be sure to reduce the salt if you’re using salted butter. You can also use coconut oil instead of butter, but using coconut oil can harder the cookies, and the cookies taste will also change.
In the recipe, we’re using a combination of white and dark brown sugar. As we know, dark brown sugar contains double amount of molasses. And if you don’t like the taste of molasses, you can replace dark brown sugar with light brown sugar.
But remember, It will change the taste of cookies and may be, you may not get the best and authentic flavor of cookies, that is what I’m talking about.
Semi-sweetened Chocolate Chips
Although the semi-sweetened chocolate chips are perfect combination with dark chocolate chunks, however you can make a twist by using different flavors of chocolate chips like white chocolate, milk chocolate chips or even dark chocolate chips paired with dark chocolate chunks. Moreover, you can replace dark chocolate chunks with your favorite one.
While you’re substituting the ingredients, mind it to keep the quantities of ingredients in balance to make the cookies good. Also remember that every change in ingredients will change the texture or taste of recipe, so do it carefully.
Common Mistakes to Avoid
Here are some common mistakes, you must avoid when you’re ready to bake great value chocolate chip cookies.
Carelessness in weighing ingredients
If you know baking, you well know the importance of weighing ingredients for baking. Measuring ingredients without any proper measuring scales can spoil the recipe at all.
Be sure to use kitchen scale or measurement cups and spoons to measure the ingredients carefully.
Incorrect Flour Ratio
While measuring the flour for cookies, be sure to measure flour in right quantity to get the best texture of cookies.
Adding too much flour can lead to turn your cookies too much dry, crumbly or chalky.
While adding too little flour can turn your cookies too soft or hard to hold their shapes correctly.
Under-creaming Butter and Sugar
While beating white sugar and dark brown sugar with melted butter, beat it until it make light, fluffy and almost doubled in amount. If you don’t do so, your cookies won’t be fluffy, light and soft – they’ll be flat.
So be sure to melt butter until it gets a nice nutty and brown color, cool it at room temperature and then beat it with mixture of sugars until it becomes light, fluffy and pale in color.
Skipping steps or combining all ingredients at once
If you don’t follow the recipe steps, and combine all ingredients at once by skipping the important steps, it may save your some time. But it will not create the perfect cookies, as you’ve expected.
Mixing all ingredients at once can create lumps, and air in cookies. Moreover, it can hard for you to handle everything at once.
So it’s better to follow the recipe steps strictly to get the same goodness and delicious great value chocolate chip cookies, that you’re looking for.
Great Value Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe(Walmart)Course: Dessert, Kids Friendly, SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium
1 cup bread flour
¾ cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons kosher salt, or 1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup unsalted butter, 2 sticks
2 tablespoons water, room temperature
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon espresso powder
1 large egg,1 large egg yolk
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
5 oz dark chocolate, chopped
- In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking soda.
- Melt the softened butter in a saucepan, over medium heat. The bigger pan you use, the faster the process!
- Bring the butter to a boil while stirring frequently. As the water from the butter begins to boil, the milk solids in the butter will separate, settle to the bottom, and begin to brown.
- As this starts to happen, make sure to keep stirring so that the butter browns evenly. It can get quite foamy, splatter a bit and be hard to see, so keep a close eye on it, remove from heat and keep stirring if foam starts to form.
- Once the butter is a nice nutty brown, remove from the heat and pour into a large liquid measuring cup to stop the cooking. Let it cool for a minute or two, stir it, and carefully add 2–3 tablespoons of water to the butter to bring it back down to 1 cup (240 ml) of liquid.
- Set aside to cool to room temperature. To speed up the process, you can keep it in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes. You want to make sure it’s still liquid when you’re adding the butter to the dough later, so be sure to drain it after 15 minutes.
- In a large bowl, add sugar, vanilla, espresso powder and cold brown butter. Mix the cream with an electric hand mixer for 1-2 minutes until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and yolk and beat until dissolved.
- Add the dry ingredients, about 1/3 of the mixture at a time, mixing until combined between additions. It’s okay to have a little unmixed flour on the edge of the bowl, this will be incorporated in the next step.
- Using a wooden spoon, fold the chocolate chips and pieces into the flour.
- Place cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet in 3-tablespoon-sized pieces.
- For best flavor, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or, better yet, overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
- Spread the dough evenly about 3 inches (8 cm) apart from each other on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). And bake the cookies in preheated oven for 12 to 14 minutes. Once the cookies have baked, remove the baking sheet from the oven and cool the cookies for 2 to 3 minutes on a baking sheet before transferring them on a cooling rack.
Your Queries Got Answered!
Can I substitute bread flour with all-purpose flour in the cookie recipe?
Absolutely, you can substitute all-purpose flour for bread flour, but remember it may change the texture in flavor of cookies slightly-more tender and less chewy.
What is the purpose of chilling the cookie dough before baking?
when you chill the cookie dough balls before baking, it helps to firm and chill the fats in the dough, making the spreading and expanding process of cookies more slow, resulting more thicker and chewier texture.
Can I use instant coffee instead of espresso powder in the recipe?
yes, you can substitute espresso with instant coffee, but it can change the flavor of cookies slightly, so adjust the quantity carefully.
How do I store the cookies to keep them fresh for a longer time?
To store the cookies, allow the baked cookies to cool completely at room temperature before storing. Then store them in an air-tight container and you can store them in at room temperature, away from direct sunlight.
Can I freeze the cookie dough for later use, and if so, for how long?
Its better to freeze cookie dough instead of baked cookies to enjoy fresh cookies each time. Make cookie dough as usual, and scoop out cookie dough on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze them for two to three hours to firm the cookie dough balls.
Then transfer these balls in an air-tight container or in resealable plastic bag, label it and store it in freezer. You can freeze the cookie dough balls for up to three months.
When you want to enjoy the cookies, just bring out a portion of cookie dough balls and bake them directly, no need to thaw them at all. Just increase the baking time an additional minute or two.
What are the ingredients in great value chocolate chip cookies?
To make great value chocolate cookies at home, you’ll need bread and all-purpose flour, a mix of white and dark brown sugar, melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, expresso, baking soda, semi-sweetened chocolate chips and dark chocolate chunks.
How do you make store bought chocolate chip cookie mix better?
To enhance the flavor of store bought chocolate chip cookie mix, you can make some easy switches of ingredients to give it a homemade taste.
You can replace butter with margarine, or coconut oil, or with sweet cream butter. Granulated sugar can be replaced with maple syrup. Moreover, you can add more chocolate chips, a pinch of salt or a splash of vanilla extract to make it more tasty.
How long do you cook great value cookie dough?
Scoop out cookie dough balls on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake the cookies in preheated oven for 12 to 14 minutes for perfect taste.
What is the secret ingredient to keep cookies soft?
Adding a perfect mixture of white and dark brown sugar helps the cookies to get its soft texture. Moreover, if you want soft and chewy cookies, reduce baking time a minute or two carefully. After baking, let the cookies set on baking sheet before transferring them on cooling wire rack, it will also help cookies to become firm and get their soft and chewy texture.
Is it better to chill chocolate chip cookie dough before baking?
Its best to chill the dough balls for at least an hour or for over-night, if possible. It will help the dough balls to firm and prevent cookies from more spread. But if you’re in hurry, you can skip the step. The cookies will still be delicious and chewy.
To Sum Up
And now, I’ve covered everything about great value chocolate chip cookies that I experience when making these mouthwatering cookies, and want to share you all.
The recipe is 100% authentic and tested in recipezenith‘s kitchen. So you can try this recipe without any hesitation to make some deliciousness in your kitchen. Just gather the simple ingredients, follow easy-peasy steps and here you go!!
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