Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe makes the best old fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies from scratch with less calories than the original recipe.

Included is a White Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe with chopped Macadamia Nuts. 

Chocolate Chip Cookies are an all-time favorite cookie with the young and old alike, being so delicious and easy to make.

Store bought Chocolate Chip Cookies will never taste as good as these homemade cookies, in my opinion!

Chocolate Chip
Cookie Recipe

  • 2 sticks butter

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 cups sifted self-rising flour

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels or chocolate chips

  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Fold in flour.

Then stir in chocolate morsels and pecans.

Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator and chill at least 1 hour.

Remove from the refrigerator.

Shape dough into balls the size of a large marble or a little larger, using the palm of your hand.

Place balls onto a non-greased, cold cookie baking sheet about two inches apart.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Bake approximately 10 minutes until lightly browned.

Remove cookies immediately with a spatula and place on a rack to cool.

If cookie dough is too soft to form into balls easily, place back in the refrigerator for another hour.

Check on the status of cookies about 2 minutes before cooking time is up.

Oven temperatures vary according to individual ovens and sea levels.

You may need to take them out of the oven a little early or leave them in another minute or two.

This method makes a softer cookie.

 If you prefer a crispier cookie, cook in a 375 F preheated oven.

Adjust the cooking time to about 8 minutes.

Cookie Baking Tips

If you only have one or two cookie sheets to work with, run tap water over pan to cool it off after removing each batch of cookies.

Or place it on a cold, wet towel to cool off.

I like to work with 2 baking sheets at a time, having one ready to pop out of the oven and another one ready to pop in.

Saves you a lot of time!

These cookies can be eaten cold or hot, right out of the oven!

White Chocolate Cookies
With Macadamia Nuts

  • 1 stick butter room temperature

  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped  

Mix together the butter and sugar until it is light and creamy.

Takes about 1 minute of mixing on medium speed.

Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until well mixed.

Scrape down the sides and bottom of the of the mixing bowl.

Spoon 1 1/2 tablespoon of cookie dough, 1 inch apart onto cookie sheets. 

Place the cookie sheets in a 350F preheated oven.

Bake about minutes until browned around the edges as in the first recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies. 

Carefully, remove the pan of baked cookies from the hot oven and place on a cooling rack for a few minutes.

When the cookies are still warm, use a spatula to lift the cookies from the baking sheet.

Now place the warm cookies on the cooling rake to cool completely, unless you prefer to serve your fresh baked cookies while still warm.

Store the completely cooled cookies in a sealed  cookie jar or other appropriate container.

History Of 
Chocolate Chip Cookie

The Chocolate Chip Cookie was invented in 1933 by Ruth Wakefield who along with her husband owned a restaurant. 

Her original name for the cookie was Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie.

She invented it just by breaking up a Nestle Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar and adding it to a basic brown sugar cookie dough. 

Wakefield had a good relationship with the Nestle Company, so the cookie recipe appeared on the Nestle Chocolate Bar label, promoting their chocolate.  

In 1940, you could buy two seven ounce packages of Nestle Morsels for twenty five cents.

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