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Subway Copycat Cookies

Subway Copycat Cookies

Double Chocolate Cookies that are supposed to be like the ones from Subway.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Subway
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 16 people
Author Anna
Cost 5


  • 125 g salted butter softened (9 tablespoons)
  • 100 g light brown sugar ½ cup
  • 75 g granulated sugar ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 medium or large medium egg 45 grams beaten egg (can use up to 52 grams)
  • 150 g all-purpose flour (or a gluten-free 1:1 blend) 1 cup plus about 2 tablespoons
  • 40 g cocoa powder, Dutch**
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt optional – definitely use if butter is unsalted
  • 100 g white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate
  • 200 g milk chocolate chips or chopped chocolate


  • Preheat the oven to 175°C (or 350 degrees F). Line 2 large baking trays with baking parchment.
  • In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugars. Using a wooden spoon, cream the mixture until light and fluffy, for about 3 minutes.
  • Lightly beat the egg and vanilla together in a small bowl or custard cup. Add to the butter mixture a little at a time, stirring until well combined. If you are using large eggs, don't blend the vanilla with the egg. Add the vanilla straight to the batter and only use 42 to 45 grams of the egg.
  • Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt until very well combined and there are no lumps. If necessary, sift. Add to the butter mixture and stir to make a soft dough. Stir in all the chips (or chunks)
  • Using an ice cream scoop or cookie scoop or spoon, divide the mixture into 16 balls. Subway cookies weigh 1.6 oz, so you may want to weigh. Roll into balls and place onto the lined baking trays, spaced at least 2 ½ inches apart.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until well spread and just set on the surface. The cookies will still be quite soft, but will firm up as they cool. Leave on the tray for 5 minutes, then carefully transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 7 days.


I've tested the gluten-free version with Thomas Keller's 1:1 multipurpose gluten-free flour blend.  Best results were when I added an extra 10 grams of flour and reduced the heat to 325 degrees f.  With other gluten-free 1:1 blends such as King Arthur and Bob's, you may not need to reduce the heat.  Keller's blend has a little milk powder in it, so things made with it tend to brown a little quicker.
For the cocoa powder, I've been testing with Dutch.  Natural should work too, but it may affect how the cookies rise, as it is acidic.