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.

Includes cookie baking tips.

It is an all-time favorite with young and old alike, being 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!

Last, but not least.

You may modify this Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe by substituting Macadamia Nuts for the Pecans, and or White Chocolate Chunks for the Chocolate Morsels to make White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies.

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. 

Related Pages

Baby Ruth Cookie Recipe

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
Also known as Cowboy Cookies

Return to Cookie Recipes


What's New

  1. Beef Burgundy

    Beef Burgundy Tips
    Beef Burgundy is an old fashioned recipe popular in the 60s and 70s made with ground beef or Sirloin tips, mushrooms and burgundy wine served over noodles.

    Read More

  2. Macaroni Tuna Salad Recipe

    Macaroni Tuna Salad Recipe makes an amazing pasta seafood salad so quick and easy. Made with canned tuna and vegetables, serve as entree or salad, hot or cold.

    Read More