The famous Crumbl Cookie chain is coming our way


Kate Tollinger

I attempted to recreate the famous and delicious chocolate chip Crumbl Cookies.

Kate Tollinger, Staff Writer

Sioux Falls has stepped it up with the news that a Chick-fil-a, Chipotle and a Crumbl Cookie will all be in the same retail center at Empire Place. 

Crumbl Cookie is a national gourmet cookie company that is known for its massive, soft and creative flavors. Customers can buy their warm milk-chocolate chip or chilled sugar cookies anytime they want, but what is unique about Crumbl Cookie is that they rotate between 100 cookie flavors each week. Some of them being: cookies & cream, chilled Twix, peanut butter & jelly, Butterfinger, animal cookie; the list goes on. There are several Crumbl Cookie reviewers on TikTok, and I look forward to seeing the different cookies featured each week. 

This cookie chain is all over the United States thanks to two cousins back in 2017. Since then they have opened 77 locations all over the country, and of course, South Dakota is one of the last on the list to open. The rumor is that Crumbl Cookie will be opening in Sioux Falls sometime this spring. 

After seeing and hearing about these cookies everywhere, I needed to try them for myself. The only problem is that they have not opened yet, so I decided to make their basic milk chocolate chip cookie with a copycat recipe I found online. Going in, I knew they would not be as good as the ones in the store, but I wanted to get my hopes up. 

The recipe I found was very easy to follow. It consisted of four basic steps: cream together wet ingredients, add in dry ingredients, fold in the chocolate chips and bake. Crumbl Cookie is known for its massive cookies, so in order to resemble them, after making the dough I separated it into 12 different balls (each about 1/3 of a cup). The Crumbl Cookies also have a rough look to them, giving them height and density. The recipe instructions say to tear each ball into two chunks, then replace them upside down and smooched backed together on the sheet; this gave the cookies that signature Crumbl Cookie look. Finally, I baked them at 375 degrees for roughly 10-12 minutes. 

I have never tried an actual gourmet Crumbl Cookie, but this recipe was one of the best homemade cookies I have had. They were beyond delicious and I cannot wait to try an actual Crumbl Cookie sometime soon. In the meantime, this recipe will hopefully hold you over until the actual Crumbl Cookie chain arrives. 

Copycat recipe I used 

  • 1 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips