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Big & Buttery Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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Big & Buttery Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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I love that the classic American cookie accidentally got its start when Ruth Wakefield used a Nestle chocolate bar as a substitute for baker's chocolate. The chocolate didn't melt, and the chocolate chip cookie was born. My version—it's big, thick and soft—is based on a recipe from a bakery in California called Hungry Bear. —Irene Yeh, Mequon, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 311 calories, 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 229 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  2. Shape 1/4 cupfuls of dough into balls. Flatten each to 3/4-in. thickness (2-1/2-in. diameter), smoothing edges as necessary. Place in an airtight container, separating layers with waxed or parchment paper; refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  3. To bake, place dough portions 2 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 400°.
  4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown (centers will be light). Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Big & Buttery Chocolate Chip Cookies in Taste of Home June/July 2012, p41

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 311 calories, 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 229 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 25, 2014

Excellent! I used mini chocolate chips and liked the outcome better than regular size chips.

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2014

Great cookies, and easy to make!

Reviewed Feb. 12, 2014 Edited Feb. 16, 2014

These were good. I didn't let them sit... I was making them for an afterschool snack so I didn't have time to let them sit. They still turned out BIG round cookies. I added some ground flax to the dry ingredients. I did not add the nuts as the kids do not like them. I am eating one as I type. Very moist and chewy I left mine in for 11 min. Best testers will be home in 20 min to try them!!

So after making these a few days ago Hubby and kids just asked if I could make these again this afternoon!! We are having a storm day and I was going to try and bake something new but they all said they want these!

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

Absolutely our new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe! I am always looking for the chewy thick cookie recipes and these are exactly that! The only thing important to note is that they overbake quickly. Pay attention and look at them a few minutes prior to when they are supposed to be done. I made the mistake of taking them out a minute or two late with one sheet of cookies and they hardened, but the rest turned out so good we then made 70 more cookies to share because everyone loves them!

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

These cookies really looks good can't wait to try

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