Chocolate Chip Cookies I Recipe - American Dessert

Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Chocolate Chip Cookies I Recipe - American Dessert
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 24 cookies


Chocolate Chip Cookies I
Chocolate Chip Cookies I

Chocolate chip cookies are a classic and beloved treat that are enjoyed by people of all ages. These cookies are perfect for any occasion, whether it's a special celebration or just a simple afternoon snack. The combination of buttery dough and sweet chocolate chips creates a deliciously satisfying treat that is sure to please any palate.


The chocolate chip cookie was invented by Ruth Wakefield in the 1930s. Wakefield, who owned the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, was experimenting with different cookie recipes when she decided to add chunks of a Nestle chocolate bar to her dough. The result was a deliciously sweet and satisfying cookie that quickly became a favorite among her customers. The recipe was eventually published in a Boston newspaper, and the rest is history.


How to prepare

  1. In a bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer until it becomes fluffy.
  2. Beat in the egg and vanilla until they are well blended.
  3. Mix in the Equal™ and brown sugar until they are combined.
  4. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture until they are well blended.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Drop the dough by rounded teaspoons onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (177°C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until they turn a light golden color.
  9. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let them cool.


  • Add chopped nuts or dried fruit to the dough for added texture and flavor.
  • Use white chocolate chips or butterscotch chips instead of traditional chocolate chips for a unique twist.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use room temperature butter for the best results.

- Be careful not to overmix the dough, as this can result in tough cookies.

- For a chewier cookie, slightly underbake them and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.

Serving Suggestions

Serve these chocolate chip cookies warm with a glass of cold milk for a classic and comforting treat.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to preheat your oven before baking the cookies to ensure even cooking.

- Use a cookie scoop to portion out the dough for evenly sized cookies.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use butter instead of margarine in this recipe.

- If you don't have Equal™, you can use regular sugar as a substitute.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the dough for these cookies ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the cookies on a decorative platter and sprinkle with powdered sugar for a festive touch.

Pairing Recommendations

Enjoy these chocolate chip cookies with a cup of hot tea or coffee for a delightful snack.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place the cookies in a 350°F (177°C) oven for a few minutes until warm.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of chocolate chip cookies contains approximately 150 calories.


Each serving of chocolate chip cookies contains approximately 15 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of chocolate chip cookies contains approximately 8 grams of fat.


Each serving of chocolate chip cookies contains approximately 2 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Chocolate chip cookies are not a significant source of vitamins and minerals.


Chocolate chip cookies contain wheat, eggs, and dairy.


While chocolate chip cookies are a delicious treat, they should be enjoyed in moderation due to their high sugar and fat content.


Chocolate chip cookies are a timeless and delicious treat that are perfect for any occasion. With a few simple ingredients and some basic baking techniques, you can whip up a batch of these cookies in no time. Enjoy them warm out of the oven or save them for later - either way, they are sure to be a hit with family and friends.

How did I get this recipe?

It feels like just yesterday when I stumbled upon this recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies. I was visiting my dear friend Margaret, who was renowned for her delicious baked goods. As soon as I stepped into her warm and inviting kitchen, I was greeted by the intoxicating aroma of freshly baked cookies.

Margaret had a mischievous twinkle in her eye as she handed me a plate piled high with golden-brown cookies studded with gooey chocolate chips. With a mischievous grin, she told me that these were her famous Chocolate Chip Cookies, and that she would be happy to share the recipe with me.

I eagerly accepted her offer, and Margaret proceeded to show me how to make the cookies step by step. She showed me how to cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, and how to gradually add in the dry ingredients to form a smooth dough. Then came the best part – folding in the chocolate chips until they were evenly distributed throughout the dough.

As the cookies baked in the oven, filling the kitchen with their irresistible scent, Margaret shared with me the story behind the recipe. She had learned it from her own grandmother, who had passed it down through the generations. Margaret had tweaked the recipe over the years, adding her own special touches to make it truly her own.

I carefully watched as Margaret pulled the cookies out of the oven, their edges just beginning to turn golden brown. She placed them on a wire rack to cool, and then invited me to try one while they were still warm. The first bite was pure heaven – the crisp edges giving way to a chewy center, with pockets of melted chocolate bursting with flavor.

I knew in that moment that I had stumbled upon a truly special recipe, one that would become a staple in my own kitchen for years to come. Margaret's Chocolate Chip Cookies were a hit with my family and friends, who couldn't get enough of the irresistible combination of buttery dough and rich chocolate.

Over the years, I have continued to make these cookies, tweaking the recipe here and there to suit my own tastes. I have shared them with countless people, who have all marveled at their deliciousness. Each time I bake a batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies, I am reminded of that day in Margaret's kitchen, where I learned the secret to making the perfect cookie.

And so, as I pass this recipe on to you, dear reader, I hope that you will enjoy making these cookies as much as I have. May they bring joy and comfort to your own kitchen, just as they have to mine. And remember, the key to a truly great cookie lies not just in the ingredients, but in the love and care that you put into making them. Happy baking!


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