These subway style chocolate chip cookies are super chocolaty, super rich, super delicious and just super wonderful. They are beautifully soft, with a slight crisp edge, gooey in the middle and total worth every calorie!!!
Have you had those amazing cookies from Subway? I am sure you have!!! They are beautifully soft, with a slight crisp edge, gooey in the middle and total worth every calorie!!! I love all of them, but the boys favourites (and so the ones I thought I should perfect first) are the double choc chip ones.
How to make subway cookies at home
It has taken me a few attempts to get a cookie that I was proud to call a Subway Copycat Recipe. I made plenty of delicious cookies, but they didn't quite have that special something that Subway has. If you give them a go let me know what you think!
But it is completely possibly to make the soft centred subway cookies at home. You just need to follow a few simple tips.
- Start with soft room temperature butter. Don't be tempted to microwave your butter. If the butter is too soft your cookies will spread and end up very flat! You want to be able to push your finger into it easily and without resistance, but it should still hold it's shape. (see below for tips on softening butter)
- The eggs need to be at room temperature too! This is how you get that lovely soft inside.
How to soften butter quickly for cookies
- Chop the butter into small cubes and place in a bowl. Make sure the bowl is large enough for the butter to be nice and spread out. This ensure it will soften quickly and evenly.
- Half fill a microwave-safe jug/bowl with water. (about 2-3 cups of water)
- Microwave the water for 3 minutes until boiling.
- Carefully remove the water from microwave and immediately place the bowl of butter inside.
- Close the door, to trap in the hot air, and leave for 10 minutes.
- Your butter will be soft but not melted.
Edit: you don't switch the microwave on once the butter is in there. It is just shut inside with the hot air created by the water.
Why are subway cookies so soft?
The key to that soft tender cookie is the butter. This is why I have given the tips above! The room temperature butter makes all the difference!
Why is room temperature butter so important when making cookies?
When butter is at room temperature the sugar can mix together with the butter. As you mix them the sugar crystals cut the butter into tiny pieces with air pockets between them. This is why when you cream butter and sugar your mixture gets paler.
These little pockets of air expand during cooking and give you a soft inside.
If the butter is melted the sugar just dissolves so no air can be incorporated.
If the butter is fridge cold then it is impossible to whip the sugar into the butter, so you get less air incorporated.
I couldn't resist a bite!!!!
Subway style Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 stick softened butter
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour (plain flour)
- ¼ cup coco powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 175ºC/350ºF.
- Put the softened butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar into the bowl of your stand mixer. Beat them together until the mixture is ighter and everything is well combined. (about 3 minutes)
- Add the vanilla extract and the egg, then beat once more until everything is creamy and even lighter in colour. (This takes about 3-4 minutes)
- Add in the flour, coco powder, salt and baking soda, then mix until the flour is just combined.
- Tip in the the white and milk chocolate chips into the mixture.
- Then mix until everything is combined.
- Roll golf ball sized balls of dough and place them onto a baking sheet lined with cooking paper. Ensure they are 5cm (2 inches) apart
- Bake for 10 minutes until lightly golden. (They will be soft when you take them from the oven!)
- Carefully transfer the cookies still on the cooking paper to a cooling rack, then use a spoon to gently flatten the still soft cookies.
- Leave the cookies to cool.
Subway Style Chocolate Chip Cookie Anecdote (aka my recipe ramble for those who love the waffle)
Now if you follow Sprinkles and Sprouts, or even if this is just your second visit, you might have noticed that I am a savoury girl.
Given the choice I would pick cheese and biscuits over a sweet pudding, and I am definitely an appetiser/main girl not a main/pudding girl.
BUT I do have a few sweet foods that I find hard to resist: Chocolate Brownies, Strawberry Cheesecake Ice cream, Reese's Peanut Cups and Subway Cookies. All of those I rarely say no to! In fact I probably never say no 😉
I loved coming up with this recipe as I ate ALOT of cookies!!! 😉