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Crumbl Cookie Copycat Recipe

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Crumbl Cookie Copycat Recipe

Crumbl Cookie is one of today's most popular bakery chains, but did you know that it started as a small bakery shop in Logan, Utah? It first gained popularity on social media. Today Crumbl has approximately 992 locations. They have expanded their menu and now serve a rotating selection of about 250 cookie flavors.

Crumbl offers classics like Milk Chocolate Chip, their original cookie, and Snickerdoodle cookies. However, Crumbl is more famous nowadays for its signature cookie creations. Some of their most popular specialty cookies include Cotton Candy, Fried Ice Cream, Raspberry Lemonade, and Strawberry Pretzel Pie. They also serve a Carrot Cake cookie that, at two tiers, is more like a cake than a cookie. However, for many customers, the Milk Chocolate Chip cookie is still the best.

Did we mention that their cookies are gigantic? Each Crumbl cookie averages 5.5 ounces per cookie. So, even though they are an indulgence, they can rarely be eaten in one sitting. However, it can get pricey to take the whole family there. If you love Crumbl's Milk Chocolate Chip cookies as much as we do, our copycat recipe will allow you to recreate this masterpiece at home. This copycat recipe will save you a lot of money in the long run.

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While Crumbl now offers over 250 varieties of cookies, this bakery began by perfecting its Milk Chocolate Chip cookie.

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What Makes Crumbl Cookies Special?

Sawyer Hemsley, the founder of Crumbl Cookies, wanted to make the best chocolate chip cookie in the world. To aid in this endeavor, he enlisted his cousin Jason McGowan to help him perfect the classic cookie. The two baked multiple batches of Chocolate Chip cookies, changing one or two ingredients each time. Then, they would poll random strangers at gas stations and grocery stores, asking, “Which cookie do you prefer?” Using this grassroots strategy, they have, by all accounts, created a perfect Milk Chocolate Chip cookie.

Crumbl's signature cookie is dense and soft yet ultra crumbly and crunchy. Additionally, Crumbl's Milk Chocolate Chip cookie has a hint of toffee, which enhances the overall flavor of the cookie. Like all of Crumbl's cookies, their Milk Chocolate Chip cookies are rich and exceptionally large, making them a great value for the price. However, you can make a copycat version of this popular cookie for a fraction of the cost.

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Crumbl Bakery is known for its extra-large cookies that are somehow chewy and crunchy at the same time.

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Whether you're heading to your nearby Crumbl Cookie location or you're attempting to make your own copycat recipe at home, take a look at the many flavors in the Crumbl Cookie portfolio. Note that the flavors change each week, but this list provides an idea of the tasty options you can play with:

  • Blueberry Muffin
  • Triple Chocolate Chip
  • Churro
  • Peanut Butter Munch
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunk
  • Classic Pink Sugar

What Is Crumbl's Secret Recipe?

Crumbl has invested a significant amount of time and effort in perfecting its recipes. As a result, it is no surprise that the company closely guards its cookie secrets. According to a manager who posted on Reddit, employees make freshly baked cookies every day with a certain amount of ingredients. However, the final ingredients for each cookie come in packets that conceal the full recipe. It is rumored that employees at Crumbl have to sign non-disclosure agreements just to work there. However, this has not stopped people from trying to perfect a copycat version of Crumbl's Milk Chocolate Chip cookie at home.

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The recipe for all of Crumbl's cookies is a closely guarded secret, known only to a select few.


Even though their exact recipe is a closely guarded secret, some internet sleuths have uncovered some important details about Crumbl's Milk Chocolate Chip cookie. Here are a few tips to help you make the best copycat version ever.

  • Use High-Quality Brands – Crumbl Bakery makes its cookies with Darigold and Wholesome Farms salted butter. Moreover, it uses Guittard for its chocolate chips. Using these brands or similar brands will make your cookies more like Crumbl cookies.
  • Measure the Dough – The dough for the Milk Chocolate Chip cookies weighs 5.5 ounces. To recreate Crumbl's cookie, make sure you weigh your cookie dough precisely. You can use a food scale or a measuring cup.
  • Add Cornstarch – Crumble cookies have a distinct texture. Adding cornstarch creates a thick, melty consistency, making your copycat cookies turn out more like Crumbl's cookies.
  • Check the Oven Temperature – It is rumored that all of their cookies are baked at 290°F in a convection oven. When baking at home, make sure to use the convection or fan-assisted setting. However, if your oven does not have a fan setting, try baking the cookies at 350°F. This temperature will ensure that you achieve the desired texture and spread of your copycat Crumbl cookies.
  • Cool the Cookies on the Pan – These cookies are heavy, so moving them to the cooling rack may cause the centers to fall through the rack.
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Use our baking tips to create a Crumbl copycat cookie that the entire family will love.

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Once you have perfected your copycat cookie, you might want to experiment with creating your delicious version of this cookie. Here are some suggestions to help you get started.

  • Add Expresso Powder – Mix a small amount of espresso powder into the dough. Adding expresso powder will enhance the chocolate flavor and add a subtle hint of coffee.
  • Add Some Heat – Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the dough. Your cookies will have a subtle heat that complements the sweetness of the chocolate chips.
  • Use Almond Extract – Try adding almond extract with some chopped nuts and toffee bits.
  • Chop Up Candy Bars and Add the Bits. – Since this cookie dough is thick and sturdy, you can add a chopped-up candy bar of your choice to the mix.
  • Add a Citrus Flavor – Consider adding orange zest to this cookie dough for a rich, citrusy flavor that complements the chocolate chips.
  • Use Dark Chocolate – If you prefer darker chocolate with less sweetness, use semi-sweet chocolate chips (or chunks) instead of milk chocolate chips.
  • Try Peanut Butter Chips – Add in peanut butter chips or Reese's pieces.
  • Use Rolled Oats for Texture – Add rolled oats to the dough for a chewier texture and heartier flavor.

Once you perfect this imitation recipe, you can create a wide range of variations for your family's miniature bakery shop.

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You can experiment with this basic copycat Crumbl recipe to create cookies with flavors that rival Crumbl's.


How Long Will My Crumbl Copycat Cookies Stay Fresh?

Wrap them tightly with plastic wrap and store them in a single layer in an airtight container. They will remain good for two days at room temperature and a week in the fridge. You can also freeze them for up to six months. Freezing is a great option if you make a large batch.

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If you have any leftovers of these delicious copycat cookies, which is unlikely, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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In Summary

Although Crumbl's Milk Chocolate Chip cookie recipe is a closely guarded secret, you can make a copycat version at home that will rival its deliciousness. To create the best copycat cookie, select brands of ingredients that are comparable to those used in Crumbl cookies. After making your copycat Milk Chocolate Chip cookies, you can freeze them for up to six months. By making your Crumbl cookies at home, you and your family can enjoy these indulgent cookies at any time, at a fraction of the cost.

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Crumbl Cookie Copycat Recipe

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  • Author: Bobbie Morris
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 2436 cookies 1x


This recipe yields deliciously soft cookies reminiscent of Crumbl's signature flavor. Adjustments can be made according to personal preferences, such as adding more chocolate chips for an extra chocolatey experience. 


Units Scale
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened salted butter, packed light brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

  2. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the baking soda, kosher salt, cornstarch, and all-purpose flour.

  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.

  5. Gently fold in the milk chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the dough.

  6. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving some space between each cookie for spreading.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden brown.

  8. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


Enjoy your homemade Crumbl-inspired milk chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk or your favorite beverage!

  • Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
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