There's nothing more satisfying than the crunch of Tate's chocolate chip cookies. But I know from personal experience that a standard bag of seven über-thin cookies doesn't last long. Thankfully, I've found a cost-effective way to enjoy a constant stream of Tate's: homemade Tate's chocolate chip cookies! Within just 45 mins you can become your very own Tate's factory.  

Spoon Tip: Just like Tate's, you can easily substitute regular flour for gluten free flour to make a gluten free version!

Homemade Tate's Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Prep Time:30 mins
  • Cook Time:15 mins
  • Total Time:45 mins
  • Servings:50
  • Easy


  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 sticks room-temperature unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 6 ounces chocolate chips: mini regular or both!
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  • Step 1

    Preheat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit.

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  • Step 2

    Mix flour, baking soda, and salt together in a small bowl; set this mixture aside for later. Now, with either a large bowl or stand mixer (use the beater blade), beat your butter until smooth. Next, mix in the sugar and brown sugar until fluffy. Then mix in your wet ingredients (egg, vanilla extract, and water). Add in your previously mixed dry ingredients until everything is combined (on a low speed if you're using a stand mixer). Finally, mix in your chocolate chips.

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  • Step 3

    On 3-4 lined baking sheets, create balls of your (soon to be Tate's) cookie dough. For the perfect Tate's size, use a 1/2-1 tablespoon scoop. Place the cookies 2 inches apart because they will flatten and spread out a bunch.

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  • Step 4

    Toss them in the oven for 15-17 mins or until the cookies are golden around the edges and a lighter color in the center. I would recommend taking the cookies out on the earlier side (as soon as they have those golden edges) since once they cool they will reach that perfect Tate's crunch!

    Ella DeBode

So bring on the chocolate chips, savor the crunch, and be proud of your homemade Tate's cookies. Maybe run to the store and grab forest green baggies for an even more authentic Tate's experience.