chocolate chip cookies

Saturday, August 25, 2012 |
I originally posted this recipe in March 2010.  At that point I called it Bill’s Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies.  The only change I’ve made this time around (aside from prettier photos) is to substitute chopped bittersweet chocolate chunks for semi-sweet chocolate chips.

My friends know me as a baker (well, just look at the recipes tab, and you can see why).  I bring raw dough over to their houses and cook it in their ovens.  I show up to parties with trays of cookies.  It’s a problem, and the only solution is more cowbell.  Wait, wrong reference.  In any case, their most frequent ‘request’ is for these crispy chocolate chip cookies.  They’re salty and sweet, and the nutty, buttery taste guarantees smiles.

Chocolate Chip Cookies


2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup salted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup white (granulated) sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate (at least 60% cacao)
2 cups nuts (I used chopped walnuts, but pecans are lovely too)


Preheat oven to 350˚F. Mix all ingredients together except chocolate and nuts. After dough forms, add final ingredients and blend well. Roll dough into one-inch balls and place two inches apart on foil-covered cookie sheets. Bake for twelve to fifteen minutes, or until light brown.  Yields approximately three dozen cookies.

Note: to keep these cookies for more than a few days, either freeze or add a half piece of bread to the airtight storage container (to keep the cookies moist).

Recommended for: chocolate chip cookie aficionados, those who prefer their cookies crisp, and anyone who doesn’t mind becoming addicted to a baked good.

Interested in other food-related posts?  Check out Beth Fish Reads’ Weekend Cooking.


Tales of Whimsy said...

YUMMMMMM how did you not eat all the batter? ;)

Cecelia said...

Juju: I have MANY years of experience with this dough. It is ridiculously delicious, and as a kid I'd keep a small bowl of it to eat raw. As I've grown older, I've also developed a *bit* of self-control... so now I just have a taste to make sure it's good. *grin*

Unknown said...

I appreciate the nut to chocolate ratio in this recipe! Will have to try it soon!

Fay said...

The first time I tried using a high-quality chocolate in a choc-chip cookie was a revelation. My recipe is a little different, but that extra good chocolate makes an old favorite into a gourmet treat.

Liviania said...

Sounds exactly like the wrong type of chocolate chip cookie for me. (I like mine soft, nutless, and not salty at all.) But nice-sized chunks of baker's chocolate instead of chocolate chips is one of my favorite tricks. So gooey.

jama said...

I like crispy CC cookies, but usually mine come out chewy instead. Will have to try your recipe :).

Heather said...

When my children were little, they would help me mix up the dough for chocolate chip cookies. they would help put them on the pan, and watch them in the oven for a minute or two. Then they would lose interest and they wouldn't even eat them. I had to invite a nephew over who enjoyed cookies and he taught them how to eat and enjoy cookies. now that is no longer and issue.

Peggy Ann said...

Nothing beats a chocolate chip cookie!

Carole said...

Sorry - you are naughty tempting us like this.... (just joking). Have a great week.

Beth F said...

I have perfected the chewy, soft CC cookie over the years. Perhaps it's time to get working on a crispy version. Yours sounds divine.

Judith said...

Oh nice!! I love cookies with chocolate in, and so does my family. I'll be bookmarking this for future use. Thanks for the recipe.

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

More cowbell- hehe, love the SNL reference. Your cookies look too good, I'm bookmarking this recipe.

Chinoiseries said...

Oh yum... salty and sweet? AND chocolatey? I'm afraid I will get addicted to this ;) I'll have to make these soon *bookmarks* thanks for sharing your delicious recipes. I wish I were as good a baker as you!

Peggy Ann said...

Yummo! The pics are gorgeous!

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