My husband is one of those guys who can eat anything and everything and never gains weight – an affliction I wish I could have been blessed with, but I digress.  He usually eats quite healthy but over the past few years I have figured out his major weakness: A good chocolate chip cookie.

I usually try to have a homemade baked good made at all times for us to nosh on, but with a busy work schedule, and my hatred for baking, sometimes I fall short – feel free to put me at the top of the ‘Worst Wives List’.

So recently with such a busy schedule, instead of making cookies, I’ve been ordering him Tate’s Chocolate Chip Cookies. For those of you who have never tried a Tate’s cookie, stop reading, and go buy some immediately.  I must admit, there’s something about the taste and texture of these chocolate chip cookies that put them in a different echelon of cookie notoriety.

The only downside to Tate’s: to buy a bag you need to take a mortgage out on your house. I mean $6 for a small bag of cookies makes me cry inside, especially when I know how much it costs to make a cookie…

So after our bank account suffered and ached from buying 5 bags of cookies, I decided to take a stand and attempt to recreate the Tate’s amazingness.

The great thing about these cookies is that most of the ingredients you probably already have in your house – not to mention, they’re extremely quick to make!

I think this recipe came out amazing – the flavor and the texture… it was all there.

Tate's Copycat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time

15 Minutes
Cook Time

15 Minutes
Total Time

30 Minutes

10 Cookies


  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 2 Sticks Butter (1 cup - at room temperature)
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, stir together you flour, baking powder and salt. In another large bowl, cream the butter and sugars, then add the water and vanilla. Mix until just combined.
  • Add eggs to the butter mixture and mix them lightly. Stir in the flour mixture to your butter mixture. When flour is mixed in, fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Drop 2 tablespoonfuls of the cookie dough 2-inches apart onto your baking sheets. Bake for 12-15 minutes depending on your preference of doneness. Allow to cool.