Very Old Style Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
One I have made for years and it never fails me, there are tons I have tried but always come back to this one, hope it becomes your all time favorite too!
Hard to resist a good chocolate chip cookie

The recipe is pretty simple, but I do believe the secret is to not cook too long. When they are slightly set browned only on the edges, then they are cooked, they still stay soft and simply melt in your mouth with the buttery gooey goodness.
So here it goes...

1 cup of unsalted butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 egg
2 1/2 cup cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
(Variations 1: 2 1/2 cups flour, chilled dough, flatter cookie) shown
(Variation2: 2 3/4 cups flour, no chilling, higher cookie)
2 1/2 cups of chocolate chunk chips ( use chunks not chips) plus
Optional variations add (1/2 cup) walnuts, pecans, pistachio, cashews, coconut,  peanut butter cup cut in chunks, snicker bars, macadamia nuts, or a combination of several in 1/2 cup increments.
Line two baking sheets with parchment for easier removal (optional).

Cream the butter with brown and white sugars until well blended. Stir in vanilla and egg. Fold in flour., baking soda, salt and lastly the chocolate chunks or other variations of choice.  Chill dough for an hour. Form into rounds, the size of a golf ball and place two inches apart on a baking sheet. The baking sheet should be high-quality pans that evenly bake, if you haven't invested in them you won't be sorry.
Bake in preheated oven 350 until just set, still light in color, over baking will make hard cookies. Cool for one minute and remove from pan on a wire rack or flat surface onto wax paper.
These will seem underdone but will set up as they cool.


  1. I love these cookies ^__^ Bye, have a good day

  2. I have a very good recipe posted but this one sounds so simple and delicious. Definitely a try out. Thanks for posting! My grandkids will love to bake them with me. A super fun Christmas grandama activity!Hve a nice day!

  3. Another recipe that I will be making on the coming holiday Christmas eve. Hmm. Probably I could add some more on the recipe to make it more enjoyable. Thanks for sharing. I had listed already the recipe and the ingredients too.

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  4. And an absolute classic!! All I need is milk. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. I thought it was funny when Alton Brown published 3 Chocolate Chip recipes for thin and crispy, regular and thick and cakey. But you one up him by listing alternate ingredients for variations. My mom only had 1 recipe whatever was on the back of the chocolate chip bag. Now you have me craving chocolate chip cookies.

  6. What classically delightful cookies. I love recipes like this and I love memories of cookies with cold milk. This recipe begs to be tried. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary.

  7. Yummy cookies ideal for my coffee!xxx

  8. It's really amazing how many recipes we do try and then fall back on our oldies ;o)
    This one looks like a real dependable.

    Claudia...Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. Hope everything is well.

    Flavourful wishes,

  9. Dear Claudia, I just love chocolate chip cookies. These sound great at the end of the day with a good cup of coffee. I would dip them.
    Your friend, Catherine xo

  10. Claudia, my son will go wild with your cookies! Perfect with a cup of tea!

  11. You're probably right about over cooking. I've noticed that when you leave a cookie in to get completely browned, it ends up crispy after cooling.

  12. Oh, yum! I hardly ever make cookies that aren't of the pillsbury variety. In my head, I'm like those are just fine. But then I see these original, classic cookies and I feel like storming into the kitchen and baking some PROPER cookies :)

  13. I haven't had a warm homemade chocolate chip cookie in a long time. This sounds so good! (ps I haven't had a COOKIE in a long time!)

  14. you are right, it is hard to resist a choc chip cookie... these are perfect - thanks for entering and good luck with the contest... remember to tweet

  15. I love trying new chocolate chip cookie recipes, Claudia! These look yummy~


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