Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nom-Rating: ****** (6/5)

AKA Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies


Chick fil A Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are good.

Reeeeeeeaaaallllll good.


I really kind of thought these were my favorite cookies…peanut butter, chocolate, bananas…a combination of so many wonderful things! But then I tried the chocolate chip cookies at Chick fil A and knew I needed to figure out how to make them at home!

There were a few copycat recipes available so I tried those first, but none were really that close to the deliciousness of a true Chick fil A cookie. It took quite a bit of work, but I think the time and effort has paid off!

The first batch tasted delicious, but (to put it mildly) lacked a bit in appearance.

The second batch also tasted delicious, but still didn’t look right. 

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Batch three was pretty close.

And by the time I made it to batch four…so many cookies!…things were just right!

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So make these and love them and thank Chick-fil-A for the inspiration for such a downright delicious chocolate chip cookie:)

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Verdict: I was really impressed the first time I tried Chick-Fil-A’s chocolate chip cookies. They really got it right. Since I’m not really one to buy pre-made cookies, I figured it would be pretty easy to find a good copycat recipe online. I looked through blogs and read comments and tried this one, which wasn’t bad, but seemed to be missing something. I made a few tweaks and after four batches, I think I’ve found something that is pretty close. And even if it’s not perfect, this recipe still makes some delicious cookies!

Note: I originally included cinnamon in the recipe, but after some suggestions and a couple of tests, I’ve taken it out:)

Leave me a comment and let me know what works for you!

Nom-Rating: ****** (6/5)

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored Crisco
  • 1 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbs molasses (decrease to 1/2 Tbs if using blackstrap)
  • 2 Tbs corn syrup (increase to 2 1/2 if using blackstrap molasses)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks (I could only find dark chocolate chunks, but Chick-fil-A uses milk chocolate)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350* F
  2. Beat the butter, Crisco, brown sugar, and sugar until fluffy (or fluffy-ish)
  3. Add in the molasses, corn syrup and vanilla
  4. Add the eggs and beat until well incorporated
  5. Mix in all of the dry ingredients except for the chocolate
  6. Stir in the chocolate chunks and chips
  7. Allow dough to chill for about fifteen to thirty minutes (depending on how patient you are...I did fifteen)
  8. Roll dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet
  9. Bake small cookies for nine minutes, adding time if making larger cookies

18 thoughts on “Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. dualey says:

    We tried these cookies last week and they were delicious! I don’t have much experience with the actual Chick-fil-a cookies, but I loved all the flavors in this one. Thanks for the great recipe! – Kaley

  2. Kendra says:

    This recipe was great! My husband loved it. I felt it was a little strong in cinnamon, but they were still delectable!

    Thank you!!

    • Kacey says:

      Thanks so much, Kendra! I’m so glad you guys liked the cookies:) I actually probably need to amend the amount of cinnamon…I tend to love a lot of spice, but I’ve had one other comment that it was a bit strong.

  3. Stefani says:

    Seriously?!?!? Like really! I made these today and they are soooooo good. They turned out perfect! I used light brown sugar because of the added molasses. Used unsalted butter but added 1/2 teaspoon of fine ground sea salt.

    I used about 1/4 cup of dough per cookie and they are roughly the size of the chickfila cookies. They baked for about 19 minutes in my oven and are perfectly crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. They taste very similar to the chickfila cookies. Maybe a little sweeter but honestly just as good in my opinion.

    Great recipe!

  4. Madi says:

    I just tried these, and they are AMAZING!!! I’m always so hesitant to vary from my tried and true chocolate chip cookie recipe because new recipes often spread or burn too quickly. Not these. Flawless. Thank you for sharing! These will do this trick holding us over until Chick-fil-A un-recalls their cookies. Actually, why switch back when we can make identical cookies at home?!? Great job!!!

    • Kacey says:

      Thanks so much, Madi! I hadn’t heard about Chick-fil A’s recall, so I had to google it to see what was going on:)

  5. Beth says:

    You can ruin a lot of desserts with cinnamon and chocolate chips are one of these. I will definitely leave the cinnamon out. I do not detect any in Chic -Fil-A’s cookie at all.

    • Kacey says:

      Hi, Beth! Maybe I need to go back and re-evaluate the cinnamon in these! I definitely won’t mind having the excuse to nom on some Chick fil a cookies!!

  6. Beth says:

    Thanks so much for posting this recipe. Your cookies look amazing and I plan to make them this weekend. I am just wondering what the reasoning behind adding both quick and old fashioned oats, rather than only one type of oats?

    • Kacey says:

      Great question! I was originally making these with only quick oats, but when I asked friends to compare them to the actual Chick fil A cookies, they mentioned that the oats seemed more prominent in the restaurant cookies. Doing half and half was my attempt at fixing that difference:) In terms of taste, they’re great both ways and would probably still be great with all old fashioned, as well!

  7. Laura says:

    Just made them. Delicious! Agreed that is is probably the closest we’ll get to the real thing!! At first I️ thought the molasses was going to be too strong but it turned out great!

    • Kacey says:

      Yay! I’m so glad that you liked them! When I was first working on this recipe I used all molasses and no corn syrup and it was super strong! This is a much better ratio:D

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