Chocolate Chip Cookies with Self-Rising Flour

The edges of these chocolate chip cookies made with self-rising flour are light and crisp, a delightful contrast to their soft, chewy middles. (That bendy, slighty fudgy texture comes from just a touch of corn syrup in the dough.) Brown sugar adds molasses flavor that complements the chocolate. Add nuts if you're looking for additional crunch and flavor.

10 mins
11 to 12 mins
21 mins
about 3 dozen 2 1/2" cookies
 Self-Rising Chocolate Chip Cookies


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  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets or line with parchment.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, shortening, corn syrup, and vanilla and almond extracts, beating until well blended.

  3. Beat in the egg. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a spatula to make sure everything is thoroughly combined.

  4. Mix in the flour, then the chips and nuts ( if you're using them).

  5. Use a spoon (or a tablespoon cookie scoop) to scoop 1 1/4" balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2" between them on all sides; they'll spread.

  6. Bake the cookies for 11 to 12 minutes, until their edges are lightly browned. Their tops will stay light golden, almost blonde.

  7. Remove them from the oven, and cool on the pan until they've set enough to move without breaking. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.

  8. Repeat with the remaining dough. Cool the chocolate chip cookies made with self-rising flour completely, and wrap them airtight. Store at room temperature for up to a week or so; freeze for longer storage.

Tips from our Bakers

  • Don't have self-rising flour? Try our recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies using all-purpose flour.

  • Refrigerating cookie dough for as little as 30 minutes can make a big difference in your cookies’ texture and flavor. See the details in our blog post, Chilling cookie dough.