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Favorite Chocolate Cookies

"These crispy cookies, studded with white chocolate, are my husband's absolute favorite," writes Selena Redel of Consort, Alberta. "I often double the recipe and freeze half of the dough, so I can bake a warm batch in a jiffy."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4-1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) vanilla or white chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional


  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in chips and pecans if desired.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 216 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • Redgirlie16
    Jun 9, 2015

    I did not like this cookie. I made it with peanut butter chips and I thought the chocolate cookie part just did not taste good. Ended up throwing it all out

  • Ebohnart
    Feb 12, 2015

    These were super easy and super good! I made them for my son's Valentine's Day party tomorrow, taking sucker sticks and inserting those in after coming out of the oven and then dipping in white chocolate.

  • JennatheBaker
    Oct 5, 2014

    These are good cookies, but I wasn't amazed. Mine came out crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I will keep this recipe in mind, but continue my search for a perfect chocolate cookie.

  • cindiak
    Jul 4, 2014

    Made these for a bbq we're going to tomorrow. I hope I don't eat them all before then. They're fantastic! I used Hershey's Dark Cocoa and dark chocolate chips. Gonna have to try them with peanut butter chips.

  • afoth73
    Oct 25, 2012

    These cookies are really easy and GOOD!! I only had a small handful of chocolate chips and a half bag of butterscotch chips left so I combined them and they were yummy! I cannot wait, however to try these with white chocolate or peanut butter chips as others have stated!!

  • askann
    Jan 7, 2012

    Wonderful with peanut butter chips... but want to try with other chips as well.

  • Linda L S
    Dec 4, 2011

    I doubled the batch. One with peanut butter chips and the other with white chocolate. My husband likes the white chocolate better. They came out great. I had to fuss with my cookies (and new oven) until I read a hint about putting the rack one slot above the middle. I've had perfect cookies since. These will go into my 'favorite recipe' box. I can't wait to share them at work tomorrow.

  • MelissaShorthill
    Apr 24, 2011

    Amazing cooked with Crisco instead of butter. I also used semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of white chips to make them extra chocolatey!

  • Aveena
    Jan 22, 2010

    These cookies were excellent! I also substituted peanute butter chips instead of vanilla chips. I also only used 3/4 of a bag since I don't like alot of chips in my cookies. Everyone loved these cookies, they were very rich!

  • kansascakedecorater
    Nov 25, 2009

    This cookie recipe is one of my family favorites. I also add these to my cookie plate I give to my neighbors for Christmas.