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Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies

Updated on December 5, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 cups (2 sticks) unsalted butter

2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons firmly packed dark brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 large whole egg

1 large egg yolk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups semisweet or dark chocolate chips

1 cup toasted walnuts or pecans (optional)


In saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, then pour into large mixing bowl. Let cool to room temperature.

Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix flour, salt and baking soda.

When butter has cooled, add both sugars and whisk or beat until combined. Mix or beat in egg, egg yolk and vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix until only a little flour is visible. Add chocolate chips and nuts, if using, and mix to incorporate thorougly. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 30 to 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place golf-ball-size mounds of dough on silicone or parchment-lined baking sheet 3 inches apart. Flatten slightly with palm of hand.

Bake in preheated oven until cookies are golden brown and no longer look wet, 12 to 15 minutes.

Let cookies cool on baking sheet about 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack.

Variations: Use white chocolate chips instead and macadamia nuts; a combination of white and dark chocolate chips; M & M's; raisins instead of chocolate chips plus 1 cup rolled oats; or another dried fruit such as dried cranberries.

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      Evi Lopez 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Great recipe. I'll have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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      Field-Of-Flowers 6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi Faithful Daughter thanks for commenting! When I make homemade chocolate chip cookies, I never can eat just one. They are just too good! Enjoy making them and you are welcome! Have a great day! :-)

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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      These sound delicious - great recipe. Can't wait to give it a try. Many thanks for sharing.

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      Field-Of-Flowers 6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi Seeker7! Chocolate chip cookies are one of my downfalls, especially homemade right out of the oven. Almost like Lays Potato Chips ... you can't eat just one! Give it a try ... you too will be hooked (if you aren't already!) You're welcome and have a great day! :-)

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      My favorite cookie and I will definitely copy the recipe. Thanks.

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      Field-Of-Flowers 6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi Pamela99 thanks for commenting! Chocolate chip cookies are my all-time favorite too. I'm glad I can share it with you. Enjoy and have a great day! :-)

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      Mmm...this sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing! I voted this up and useful!

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      Field-Of-Flowers 6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi Ebower thanks for commenting and for all the votes! Very yummy indeed! Chocolate chip cookies and me ... ahhhh ... time to start baking! Have a great day! :-)

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      PenMePretty 6 years ago from Franklin

      Awesome and useful, I voted. There's nothing in the world I love more than Chocolate Chip Cookies. Thank you so so so much for sharing. I will make them, hoping you took all the calories out. LOL I love your name, too. Blessings...

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      Field-Of-Flowers 6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi PenMePretty thanks for your comments and votes! Whoever invented Chocolate Chip Cookies... I guess you could say they were one smart cookie! You're welcome, I'm glad I can share it. Oh, yes, I took all the calories out... LOL

      The reason I have this name is because of the thought that comes to mind when you think of a field-of-flowers...

      Have a great day and God bless! :-)

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      luvb3innatural 5 years ago from Coral Springs,FL

      Yaay! Cookies! I must try :-)

      Have a nice day

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      Field-Of-Flowers 5 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi luvb3innatural thanks for commenting! There's nothing quite like a warm homemade chocolate chip cookie fresh out of the oven. Please do try and enjoy!

      Have a great day and God bless! :-)

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Field-Of-Flowers, I love chocolate chip cookies. Do you have a photograph of the finished result? I would really like to see how they should turn out.

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      Field-Of-Flowers 5 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi Cloverleaf thanks for commenting!

      Done!

      Oh the joy of eating homemade chocolate chip cookies... especially homemade ones!

      Let me see now... how many bags of chocolate chips do I have on hand?! :-)

      Have a great day and God bless! :-)

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Field-Of-Flowers you've made my day! The pictures look awesome, thank you so much for adding them to your hub. I'm drooling now...

      Have a great day :-)

      Cloverleaf.

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      Field-Of-Flowers 5 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi Cloverleaf I'm glad I was able to make your day! I don't know why I didn't add the pictures from the start. Perhaps I was too busy eating the cookies.... LOL

      Thank you and you have a great day too! :-)

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Wonderful recipe, and thank you for sharing it. God Bless You.

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      Field-Of-Flowers 5 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi stars439 thanks for commenting and you're welcome!

      Homemade chocolate chip cookies are my favorite.

      Have a great day and God bless you too! :-)

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