Friday, May 18, 2012

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

You might remember that next to brownies, chocolate chip cookies are a favorite treat of mine.  As a matter of fact, back in my corporate warrior days, it was well known that if a certain unnamed person needed buttering up, one should come with chocolate chip cookies in hand.

Not just any chocolate chip cookie will do.  No, they must be quality chocolate chip cookies.  While bakery chocolate chip cookies can sometimes fit the bill, grocery store brands do not make the cut.  Sorry, but I'm not wasting my calorie budget on packaged chocolate chip cookies.  Blame it on Mom.  My taste buds were trained on the traditional Toll House cookie recipe that Mom always made.  They were buttery, crisp on the edges, chewy in the middle and filled with chocolate chips and walnuts.  Mmmmm....

Perusing blogs the other day, I came across a recipe for Tried and True Chocolate Chip Cookies at Pie in the Sky's lovely blog.    Those cookies called to me and I wasn't going to rest until I made them,   I actually adapted the recipe a bit, and I'm telling you these are wonderful cookies.  I know because I ate too many of them!

Best  Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted From Pie in the Sky
(Makes 3 dozen cookies) 
  •  Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients
    1 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup,  unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Cream together the sugars and butter. Beat in the egg and vanilla.  In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt.   Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and stir to combine.  Add the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.  Stir to combine.  Using a small scoop, drop  batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  
Scoop onto Ungreased Baking Sheets

Bake one pan at a time at 375 degrees for 12 minutes. Let cool on the pan for 1-3 minutes then remove to a rack to cool.

The Baked Cookies

You can get the printable recipe for my version of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies by clicking the link.

The result is pure heaven. 



  1. I love how you always research basic all American recipes and make them so spectacular....but always with your special touch added. xoxoxo

    1. This really is a great recipe. I've made several batches of these cookies and the disappear in a blink of the eye!


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