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Copycat Crumbl Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe {The Best}

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This classic Crumbl chocolate chip cookie recipe is a perfect copycat of the real thing. Just as thick, just as big (with option to make smaller) and just as chewy and soft. Packed with milk chocolate chips, this no chill copycat Crumbl cookie recipe will become a family favorite. Learn how to make these incredibly popular cookies right at home!

Crumbl cookies have taken the world by storm and I love creating a great Crumbl copycat recipe! We love crumbl cookies, but one cannot go on a regular basis! These copycat Crumbl cookies taste just like what you’d buy in the Crumbl Cookie shop!

Try our other crazy popular copycat recipes and read to the end for more Crumbl cookie copycat recipes. Try these Panera Orange Scones, Honey Bran Muffin {Mimi’s Copycat}, and this decadent Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bundtlets and Bundt Cake.

Crumbl Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe with giant cookie on cutting board with milk chocolate chips surrounding.

I’ve spent that past few months testing this recipe dozens of times to get just the right flavor, texture and size for these delicious cookies. That’s a LOT of chocolate chip cookies and a lot of purchased Crumbl Chocolate Chip Cookies to taste test against!

Oh and since I bake at high altitude, I provide adjustments for baking these perfectly at high altitude or at sea level.

Give me enough time and I might have a Crumbl recipe for each of the Crumbl bakery cookies. But let’s start with their classic milk chocolate chip, because after all isn’t the chocolate chip cookie the perfect cookie? And we know this is a crazy popular recipe since it is always on their rotating menu!

Hand holding giant copycat crumbl cookie with more cookies on cooling rack in background.
  • That delicious, store-bought taste without ever having to leave the house!
  • Easy to freeze and sure to please, these are great to prepare in bulk.
  • Big or mini, this Crumbl cookie recipe works for both bite-sized and giant treats!

Simple Ingredients

The full instructions and measurements are in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

Labeled ingredients for copycat Crumbl chocolate chip cookie recipe.
  • Butter | Use high quality, real butter, nothing soft straight from the fridge, I use salted, unsalted butter may also be used, just add ¼ – ½ teaspoon of salt.
  • Brown Sugar | I used packed light brown sugar, I did not test with dark brown sugar!
  • Granulated Sugar | I used organic cane sugar, white sugar may be used as well
  • Eggs | We’ll use large, room temperature eggs
  • Pure Vanilla Extract | Again use a quality vanilla here, I love Rodelle Vanilla
  • All-Purpose Flour | I used unbleached organic all purpose flour
  • Corn Starch | this is my secret ingredient, gives the flour a “cake flour” like texture
  • Milk Chocolate Chips | what set’s apart Crumbl Chocolate Chip cookies from the rest, they don’t use the traditional semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and position your rack in the middle of the oven.

Line a cookie sheet (half sheet pan) with parchment paper for the best results, I usually use 3 cookie sheets.

Crumbl chocolate chip cookie copycats on wood board with one cookie halved with gooey and soft chocolate chips.

Chefs Tip

For these cookies it is really important that your oven be at the correct temperature. If you are unsure, as many ovens run a little hot or cold, use an oven thermometer to determine if your oven runs hot or cold and adjust accordingly.

Step 1

In a standing mixer, beat the softened butter until light and fluffy. Add both sugars and continue beating until creamed and smooth, between 3-5 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl about halfway through. (You may use a hand mixer, but I believe a stand mixer does a better job creaming the butter and sugars here).

Add eggs one at a time, mixing on medium speed, 1 minute per egg — then mix in the vanilla. Again, be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl to mix the ingredients completely.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients; flour, baking soda, corn starch and salt and whisk well to combine.

Reduce the mixer to the lowest speed and slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, a little at a time. Mix just until combined and there are no more visible streaks of flour. For the best results DO NOT OVERMIX if you want chewy, soft cookies.

Add the chocolate chips. You can either fold them in by hand or use the lowest setting on your mixer.

Step 3

For true copycat Crumbl Chocolate Chip Cookies, scoop out a heaping ⅓ cup of cookie dough (4.2 ounces/117 grams if you are geeky like me) and pinch the dough ball in half, turning the top off upside down on top of the bottom of the half, jagged side up. Place cookie dough ball 2-3 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. I used a large cookie scoop.

To make Mini Crumbl Cookie (aka normal cookie sizes) see the instructions below.

This is a no chill cookie recipe, however; if your dough is really really soft, due to heat, humidity, too soft or water of butter, then I suggest chilling the cookie dough in the refrigerator for 10-20 minutes before baking.

Crumbl chocolate chip cookie dough balls on baking sheet.
Break cookie dough balls in half and invert jagged edge onto top.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, and not a minute longer! The cookies should be just barely golden at their edges and slightly firm in the center. Leave them to cool on the pan for 10 minutes, then move them to a wire rack to finish cooling. 

  • Reduce brown sugar to 1 cup, packed
  • Keep granulated sugar at ½ cup
  • Add 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour to the 3 cups.
Baked giant Copycat Crumbl Chocolate Chip Cookies on baking sheet cooling.


  • Use all-natural cane sugar, if possible. It’s less processed and has a delicious, deep flavor. You will, however, need to beat the mixture longer to give the coarser grains time to dissolve. It’s totally worth it!
  • If you want treats that look like they just came from the bakery, press a few chocolate chips into the top of the cookies while they cool. 
  • Try different combinations of baking chips such as semisweet, dark, white chocolate chips, peanut butter or butterscotch for a different flavor! Of course they will just be regular chocolate chip cookies.
  • I love adding a sprinkle of flaky sea salt to the tops of my chocolate chip cookies, check out these giant pan banging chocolate cookies!

How to Make Crumbl Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

What Crumble calls “mini” I call a regular sized cookie, these cookies are about 2.5 inches in diameter and are just perfect.

Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop a generous portion of cookie dough and place on a parchment lined baking sheet, no need to split the cookie in half for these, just bake, about 8-9 minutes in a 375 degree oven, remove let cool on pan 10 minutes before removing to cooling rack.

Regular Crumbl chocolate chip cookies with one in focus and the ones under surrounding that mini cookie.
Copycat Mini Crumbl Cookies

Fresh Tips

  • Don’t use any buttery blends in this Crumbl cookie recipe! Use real butter, no shortening, and you’ll get perfect cookies every time. Remember: if your butter is soft when refrigerated, it’s a blend! In fact, the higher the quality of butter (higher fat content and less water) the better these giant cookies will turn out. I used a European grass fed butter.
  • As I’m sure you know, the originals are served warm. Reheat for 10-15 seconds in the microwave before serving for that ooey-gooey texture or pop back on a cookie sheet in a preheated 350 degree oven for 3 minutes to soften.
  • To avoid excessive spreading when the dough bakes, be sure to pinch the cookie in half and invert the jagged part on top of the bottom as shown in the pictures.
Copycat Crumbl chocolate chip cookie on pink pedestal with crumbl cookie cutter in background and chocolate chips laying about.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Crumbl chocolate chip cookies freeze well?

They absolutely do! Once baked, they can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Be sure to use an airtight container or storage bags. Thaw to room temperature or serve warm by popping onto a cookie sheet for 3-5 minutes in a 325 degree F oven.

You can also freeze the dough balls. Portion it out before freezing to make it easier when it’s time to bake. Allow to thaw most of the way in the fridge before baking, then bring them to room temperature for about 20 minutes before baking.

Are Crumbl chocolate chip cookies big?

YES! Each giant cookie is actually 4 servings or 1/4 of a cookie per serving. With this recipe, you can make them any size that you’d like. You’ll get either 12 of the traditional large size or 24-32 regular sized cookies. 

Do I need to chill Crumbl cookies?

This is a no chill cookie dough recipe, however; if your butter is low quality or was too soft to begin with you may benefit from chilling the cookie dough. When you allow it to cool, the fats in the dough cool and solidify. This will keep the cookies from spreading too much while they bake, keeping them full and chewy!

Once baked, however, they are fine to keep at room temperature in a sealed container on the counter.

Crumbl Cookie Calories?

A serving size for a crumbl chocolate chip cookie is ¼ of a cookie, each quarter is 140 calories, half a cookie is 280 calories and a full cookie is 560 calories. Which is qhy these cookies were made for sharing. Sharing is caring! 🙂

Store bought Crumbl chocolate chip cookie comparison to homemade crumbl cookie.
The cookie on the right is from crumbl with my copycat version on the left.

Top Tips

  • Please use real butter, no blends here. If it’s soft coming out of the fridge it’s a blend, butter should be very hard coming out of the fridge.
  • Split the cookie dough in half | be sure to use the split the cookie dough ball in half, placing the jagged side up method! This will ensure that the cookies do not spread too much, keeping with the classic Crumbl thick cookies.
  • Crater Method | I have also had some success creating a crater by pressing a large round tablespoon into the top of the cookie dough ball slightly. I like the look and texture of the jagged edge cookie better.
  • Use quality ingredients; do not use self-rising flour and I have not tested with bread flour or whole wheat flours; I recommend a quality unbleached AP flour. If you have cake flour, you may substitute half of the all-purpose flour with cake flour and OMIT the corn starch.
Giant copycat crumbl chocolate chip cookie cut into quarters on parchment with glass of milk and crumbl cookie cutter in background.

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Copycat Crumbl Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe with image of giant chocolate chip cookie and crumbl cookie box in background.

My huge thanks to Let’s Dish for her tip on breaking the cookie dough apart!

I hope you loved these copycat Crumbl cookies! If you did, pop below the recipe card and leave a 5 star rating and a comment! I love hearing from my bakers!

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Kathleen Pope, The Fresh Cooky.

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this amazing recipe! My cookies turned out still a little bit hard after chilling on the rack… and one more question could you use cake flour mixed with all purpose?


    1. Hi Alex, if too hard probably baked them a little long, take them out when the edges are from and the tops are still soft, just a little glossy, they’ll finish baking in the pan.
      You can try mixing with AP flour, but my testing the texture just wasn’t right, but maybe with a mixture it would work. Let me know if it works!

  2. 5 stars
    I have tried so many different chocolate chip cookie recipes. Each time I said, “this is my #1 go to recipe.” Well, this by far the best recipe I’ve tried. I plan to add 1/2 vanilla extract and 1/2 Anise extract. I love baking with anise. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I am ditching all others.

  3. 5 stars
    The absolute best chocolate chip cookie I have ever had. That layered technique is a game changer by the way and your simple instructions broken down for an amateur like me. Greatly appreciated. I know what perfection taste like, and this is it!

  4. Made these and the Oreo Crumbl cookies for my adult kids who are obsessed with Crumbl Cookies. They were both a big hit! I used the smaller cookie version of the CC chip recipe and the larger version for the Oreo version. Amazing and easy! 😋

  5. 5 stars
    I love this recipe. I made an M&M version as well with 1 cup candies and 1.5 cups chocolate chips. It turned out great! This will definitely be my new base recipe for future cookies creations 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  6. 5 stars
    Can I thank you and scold you at the same time? You have effectively killed my diet with this recipe…it it just too delicious. Sadly, I don’t have the necessary self-control with this cookies in the house!

  7. 5 stars
    Thank you for this amazing recipe! You nailed it! Absolutely delicious cookies that are even better than Crumble! I appreciate the high altitude suggestions as well. I used raw turbinado sugar instead of granulated sugar and arrowroot powder (I was out of corn starch) and they came out perfectly! My husband said they truly taste like a $5 bakery cookie – crispy on the outside & warm gooey goodness on the inside. Thank you for all your efforts in your test kitchen to get this keeper of a recipe!

  8. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness gracious! These are phenomenal! Definitely going on the top of my cookie list. I never would have thought to use cornstarch. Thank you so much 💓

  9. 5 stars
    Whipped up a batch of these this afternoon and they did not disappoint! So easy and delicious; exactly what I needed to cure my sweet tooth!

  10. 5 stars
    I have never had a crumbl cookie before. But I’m going to make this for my kids cause they love chocolate chip cookies. I’m sure it tastes better homemade!

  11. 5 stars
    I think you know how much I love a thick cookie and these are just perfect! We love the large size and soft and chewy texture. And a great recipe for having my girls help with. 🙂

  12. 5 stars
    I was VERY underwhelmed with Crumbl’s chocolate chip cookie, and this one was delish! Thanks for a BETTER recipe, Kathleen!