The Best Chocolate Chip Parfait Cookies

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Have you ever heard of chocolate chip parfait cookies? I’m always on the lookout for a new recipe to make chocolate chip cookies. When I think of a cookie, the first one that I think about is chocolate chip cookies. The second one would be my pumpkin cookies. Have you ever been to Jacob Lake in Arizona? Well, they have the most spectacular camping area and the best cookies made in the world. You can tell by the parking lot and all the people sitting outside eating cookies on the benches and rock formations. It’s a halfway mark from southern Utah to Flagstaff, Arizona. They also have a gift shop and a restaurant. There are always lines of people waiting to buy their cookies. Who would guess we would pay for cookies when we can make them at home? These cookies are different.

First of all the cookies are huge and a bit pricey, but we all buy them because we need to stop for a potty break, stretch our legs and get a snack after driving for two hours on a two-lane road with speed limits of 65 miles an hour or less. They have cookies of all kinds to please any palate. They have a cookie called “Chocolate Parfait” that is our family’s favorite. I have been working on a recipe to duplicate that cookie for months. It’s here!!

Chocolate Chip Parfait Cookies

5 from 2 votes
Chocolate Chip Parfait Cookies
Chocolate Chip Parfait Cookies
Prep Time
12 mins
Cook Time
9 mins
Total Time
21 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. I used my Kitchen Aid stand mixer to make these yummy cookies! You can use Silpat sheets or grease your cookie sheets. Cream the butter, sugar, egg, salt, and vanilla together. Add the flour until thoroughly mixed together. Gradually add the chocolate chips. I use my 1/8 cup or 2 tablespoons cookie scoop. Bake for 9-10 minutes and let them cool before removing them from the cookie sheets. This recipe makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.

chocolate chip parfait cookies

 

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OXO Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop

OXO Good Grips Silicone Cookie Spatula

Silpat 11-5/8″ x 16-1/2″ Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat

11 thoughts on “The Best Chocolate Chip Parfait Cookies

  • June 14, 2017 at 12:29 pm
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    Linda, you enticed me to get up and make cookies. Darn it.

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  • June 14, 2017 at 2:43 pm
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    Question: You only use white granulated sugar in this recipe? or is it brown sugar?

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    • June 14, 2017 at 2:51 pm
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      Sorry, another question. I don’t see any leavening listed . . .is that on purpose?

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      • June 14, 2017 at 4:27 pm
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        Hi Stephanie, it doesn’t need baking soda or baking powder. The recipe works as is. They stay puffy and do not flatten, my family loves this recipe. Linda

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  • June 14, 2017 at 4:47 pm
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    I’m going to have to try these, my cookies always fall flat. I like these big fluffy cookies.

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    • June 14, 2017 at 9:26 pm
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      Hi Shannon, this is the first chocolate chip cookie I have ever made that did not go flat. Yay! My daughter is hoping in Flagstaff AZ (7000 feet elevation) they will be big fluffy cookies. When she gets home she is going to let me know. I’ll keep you posted. Linda

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:54 am
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    These turned out delicious! I love the Jacob Lake parfait cookies, and went searching online for them. Thank you! I only had brown sugar and semi sweet morsels. They worked. However next time, I will follow the recipe. I’m just curious, the Jacob Lake one’s seem to have a cream cheese flavor, I’m wondering if they use cream cheese or something? What do you think?

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    • May 30, 2019 at 8:01 am
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      Hi Domino, I love hearing you liked the recipe!!! Hmmm, I better drive up there and try them again!!! They have the best cookies!!! Linda

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      • June 3, 2019 at 8:51 pm
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        I will definitely follow the recipe with white sugar and milk chocolate chips! They definitely had the texture and the flavor was almost there. If it’s still not quite there, I will sub in cream cheese for a portion of the butter and see what that does! I love those cookies. I have to visit there and get those cookies every time I visit my mom! I’m so happy to have a recipe. Thank you!

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        • June 4, 2019 at 2:28 pm
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          Hi Domino, one way or another we will figure it out!! I love those cookies so much! Linda

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