- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 large 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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°.
- 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.
Reviews forBig & Buttery Chocolate Chip Cookies
"The only thing people should be disappointed in is their own inability to read. It says right in the beginning these are recipes for the types of food JoAnna likes. Jeepers... with that being said, these cookies are amazing!!! My new go to recipe."
"Who cares where this recipe originated ?? Its the best CC cookie I have baked. I am an experience baker for over 40 years. They came out perfect and tasted chewy and yummy! I baked 11 min and cooled on pan about 2 , then removed to a cooling rack. I toasted my walnuts and made as recipe stated, but chilled longer, I will make again . I cut recipe to 1/2 & makes about 2 doz -- perfect for 2 of us -- thanks for sharing this recipe ."
"I agree. I was mislead to believe these cookies were a recipe from Joanna Gaines. Disappointed as well."
"I agree with teryn69. You are being deceitful in making the reader think they are seeing a Joanna Gaines recipe, when that is not the case at all. I would not expect this from you and am very disappointed."
"My. Cookies come out flat"
"I followed this recipe with the header "Joanna Gaines' Favorite Recipes". Following the link, which said Joanna-Approved Big & Buttery chocolate Chip Cookies, Joanna has a well-documented love for chocolate chip cookies—they’re even appearing in her new cookbook!However this isn't a Joanna Gaines' recipe. None of the 20 recipes are Joanna's. I don't expect someone like Joanna Gaines would swipe 20 recipes and call them her own in a cookbook with her name on it. Very disappointed in TOH to get me here under false pretenses. I expect better."
"I didn't have all the ingredients for my 'go to' cookie recipe so I tried these. I will definitely make these again."
"Definitely the best recipe. Not using shortening has been a challenge, with this recipe you only use butter. And I found if you chill the dough for about an hour you get thicker cookies so they are soft on the inside."
"These have a delicious taste. Mine turned out more flat than I prefer, but I find that this can happen sometimes with cookies that contain all butter as the fat. Next time I may try using 1/2 cup of shortening and 1/2 cup of butter (instead of 1 cup butter) to see if that makes a differentce."