Potbelly’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: Warm and Gooey Straight from the Oven!

Potbelly’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: Warm and Gooey Straight from the Oven!

Potbelly’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe: Warm and Gooey Straight from the Oven!

 

What’s more comforting than a warm chocolate chip cookie dunked in a cool glass of milk?

Nothing, that’s what.

But we’re not talking just ordinary chocolate chips here. I’m upping the game by presenting the copycat version of Potbelly’s famous chocolate chips.

Picture it. You’ve told the Potbelly order taker the sandwich you want, then repeated the same thing to the sandwich-maker, and finally, after having to restate your entire order one more time to the cashier, you’re totally ready to wrap your muddled mind in a warm chocolate chip cookie, which is quite good timing, in fact, because there, on a throne beside the cash register, are the most chewy, tasty chocolate chip cookies in the entire kingdom.

And now, despite the fact that they’re fit for royalty, even a common peasant could manage to pull the batter together and bake them right at home.

Are you up to the challenge?

I’m making these cookies for Logan’s friends who are away at college, many for the first time, and could use a taste of home away from home right about now. For the first batch, I took mini coffee cans (about 4″ across), wrapped them in printed photos and decoupaged them so they’ll hold up to wear and tear however the recipient chooses to use it.

 

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Perhaps as a pencil can? A makeshift basket for wadded up term papers – SCORE! A communal bin for lost and lonely pizza savers? Who knows . . .

 

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After decorating the cans, I then stacked the cookies one on top of the other, wrapped the stack in plastic wrap, and placed them in the tin.

I got my first response today that the cookies were delicious and quickly consumed. Sounds like a plea for more if you ask me.

Now it’s on to batch number two for three more recipients and then I’m hanging up my apron.

Until Halloween rolls around, of course . . .

Here’s how the recipe for these cookies comes together.

 

Recipe courtesy of: Just a Pinch/Lindsey Cook

Makes: 36 cookies

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups flour

2 1/2 cups oatmeal

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups chocolate chips

 

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350º.
Step 2
In a large mixing bowl, cream margarine and sugars. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating after every addition. Mix in vanilla.
Step 3
In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix together then slowly add into the butter mixture. Add about a cup at a time, mix, then add another cup. Do this until it is all blended together. Mix in chocolate chips.
Step 4
Form dough into medium sized balls, place on cookie sheet covered with a Silpat mat, and bake for about 10 minutes.

 

 

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And here’s the printable version.

Potbelly Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Website Just a Pinch
Chocolatey and chewy chocolate chips with brown sugar and oatmeal - just like Potbelly's used to make!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350º.
Step 2
In a large mixing bowl, cream margarine and sugars. Add in egg, one at a time, beating after every addition. Mix in vanilla.
Step 3
In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix together then slowly add into the butter mixture. Add about a cup at a time, mix, then add another cup. Do this until it is all blended together. Mix in chocolate chips.
Step 4
Form dough into medium sized balls, place on cookie sheet covered with a Silpat mat, and bake for about 10 minutes.

Written by Becky


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9 Comments
  • Sue says:

    Becky, what do you mean by a “medium sized Ball”? Golf ball size, Walnut size, etc.? They sound great for our college grandsons.

    • Becky says:

      Hi Sue. The cookies I made began about the size of a golf ball because I wanted them large enough to fill the diameter of the can I was sending them in. I used an ice cream scoop to keep the size consistent. Oven cooking times differ, of course, but it took the larger sized cookies that I made about 13-14 minutes to cook through. The recipe calls for a slightly smaller size e.g., that of a walnut, which should be done in 10 minutes. Hope that helps!

  • Laura says:

    Yum! Steve says you are a better mom than I am…I was going to wait at least a month until homesickness really set in before I sent cookies.

  • Patty from MMC says:

    What’s a Silpat mat?? Shows how much of a baker I am!!!

  • Patty from MMC says:

    They sound scrumptious and easy to make. But what is a Silpat mat?

    • Becky says:

      A Silpat mat is a flat, rubber sheet you put down on a cookie sheet in lieu of spray or butter to ensure that the cookies don’t stick. The benefit is that you’re not adding additional fat or chemicals. It also makes cleaning the cookie sheet easier. It’s really not necessary though if you grease the pan well enough.

      Come on, Patty – you can make this one! It’s easy peasy! (And delightful!) Brad will thank you.

  • Colleen says:

    Today’s a perfect baking day, so I’m going to give these a try! Thanks for posting the recipe.


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