Ultimate Soft and Crunchy Chocolate Chunk Cookies: Inspired by French Bakery Classics

Experience the delight of baking French-style chocolate chunk cookies that perfectly balance a crunchy exterior with a soft, chewy interior. This recipe captures the essence of classic French bakery cookies, known for their rich flavors and substantial texture. Each cookie is generously studded with large chocolate chunks, providing a decadent treat for all chocolate lovers.

Why You’ll Love This:

These cookies offer a sumptuous combination of textures—from the slightly crisp edges to the tender, melt-in-your-mouth centers filled with rich chocolate. The use of both brown and white sugars enriches the flavor profile, creating a deep caramel-like taste that complements the bursts of chocolate. Perfect for those who appreciate a sophisticated twist on the traditional chocolate chip cookie.

Perfect Occasion:

These cookies are ideal for any event where a touch of elegance is appreciated. Serve them at afternoon tea, coffee breaks, or as a sophisticated dessert at dinner parties. They also make excellent gifts, particularly when beautifully packaged, and are sure to impress at bake sales and holiday gatherings.

Decoration Tips:

For an elegant finish, sprinkle a pinch of flaky sea salt over the cookies just before baking to enhance the chocolate flavor. Alternatively, drizzle them with white chocolate for a stunning visual contrast and an extra layer of sweetness. Serve on a decorative plate or in a chic cookie jar to elevate your presentation.


  • 1 egg
  • 250 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 125 grams of butter, softened
  • 125 grams of brown sugar or vergeoise
  • 50 grams of granulated white sugar
  • Seeds scraped from 1 vanilla pod or 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder + 1 teaspoon of baking soda (or 2 teaspoons of baking powder if preferred)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 140 grams of chocolate, cut into large chunks


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (356°F).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the brown and white sugars with the softened butter, mixing until smooth.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla, mixing thoroughly to incorporate.
  4. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together and gradually mix into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
  6. Divide the dough into six equal portions, shaping each into a ball.
  7. Place the dough balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing them well apart.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are just set but the centers are still soft.
  9. Let the cookies cool on the sheet for 15 minutes; they will firm up but should remain soft inside.

Enjoy these delightful chocolate chunk cookies, a nod to French baking artistry, perfect for indulging your sweet tooth or sharing with friends and family!

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