Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!

Real Estate Agent with California Lifestyle Realty DRE# 1780607


The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever is crisp yet chewy... with caramel and vanilla undertones, dark rich chocolate chips, toasty walnuts,  a hint of cinnamon, and dash of salt to balance the sweetness and it has taken many years to come up with the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever... recipe.  Here it is!

  Best Chocolate Chip  Cookies Ever!


  • 4 sticks (2 cups) unsalted butter
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups toasted walnuts


DIRECTIONS  makes about 4 dozen cookies

Heat the oven to 375* degrees.

Melt the butter over low heat in a medium sauce-pan that is light colored. ( Do not use a teflon pan because you will not see the butter turn brown.) 

Meanwhile, sift together the flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda and set aside. 

Heat the butter until it begins to brown then remove it from the burner and add it to the sugar and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. 

Mix by hand and let the sugars dissolve. 

Be patient. 

Add the milk and mix, then one egg at a time, and the vanilla and continue to mix.

Slowly add the flour mixture until combined.

Make sure the dough is not still warm.  If it is, set the bowl in the fridge, or just wait a few minutes.

Stir in the chips and the nuts.

Scoop out the dough onto plastic wrap and form flat packages.

Place in the freezer for a few minutes to cool it quickly, or the fridge for an hour.  You can freeze the dough for later.

Scoop onto parchment lined, or silpat lined baking sheets.  Bake for 10- 12 minutes.  Cool and store in air-tight bags or containers.

I like them frozen.



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Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  

California Lifestyle Realty  California Lifestyle Realty                                               




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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


These cookies look great.  I like the recipe that comes on the Ghiradelli 60% cacao chocolate chip package.  I am copying your recipe and will make it soon.  Thanks for sharing it.   I just made brownies where you brown the butter and mix the sugar in.  Great technique. A

Feb 01, 2011 05:53 PM #1
Tommy Taylor
Taylor Properties & - Kerrville, TX
CNE- Texas Hill Country Realtor

I will have to share this with my wife. She loves to cook and is always looking for new recipes to try.

Feb 01, 2011 06:12 PM #2
Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

It sounds great (except I don't care for walnuts). I like Alex's browning the butter idea, too. Yumm.

Feb 01, 2011 07:09 PM #3
Kathy Smiley
Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village - Westlake Village, CA
Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"

All you need is a glass of milk to go with these!

Feb 01, 2011 07:22 PM #4
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

These sound yummy.  Wonder if there is a high altitude adjustment???  Its tough being Mile Hi sometimes.

Feb 02, 2011 09:38 AM #5
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Thanks for all your comments... and I really hope you try these cookies... they are awesome!

Feb 02, 2011 02:55 PM #6
Ted Tyrrell
RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton) - Victoria, BC
Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria

Kathy, they look delicious, but not for a Type II diabetic. But we can make them for our grandchildren! Thanks. 

Feb 02, 2011 04:31 PM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I made these cookies this afternoon, they are truly delicious.  Thanks for sharing them with us.  A

Feb 03, 2011 05:59 PM #8
Joyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS
RE/MAX Elite Properties; Serving Cypress, Spring, Tomball, NW Houston - Houston, TX
RE/MAX Elite Properties

Hi Kathy, I'm with Kathy Smiley #4 above - now, all you need is a glass of milk.  They sound great. 

Feb 05, 2011 06:38 AM #9
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