December 19, 2023

Devin Connell’s Heavenly Cookie Cakes

Recipe: Devin Connell

Get Devin’s take on the classic chocolate chip cookie!


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 cups (two 250 g bags) dark chocolate chips, minimum 50%


Yield: Makes 12 Large Cookies

Make Dough

  1. Preheat oven to 410°F. Using stand mixer or handheld beaters, cream butter and sugars on high for 4 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat to incorporate.
  2. Slowly mix in dry ingredients; do not overmix. Hand-stir in chocolate chips. Refrigerate batter for a minimum of 60 minutes.

Bake Cookies

  1. Weigh into 4½ oz. balls. Place 6 at a time on parchment-lined baking sheet and very slightly press down with dampened fingers.
  2. Bake for 12 minutes, until golden brown edges are slightly darker brown. Cookies will not flatten; they should resemble the shape of a muffin top.

Angus Fergusson


The Heavenly Cookie Cakes recipe is excerpted from the Crumb blog and Conveniently Delicious by Devin Connell, Appetite by Random House, 2021, $35.


Food styling by Ashley Denton