Nick’s Chocolate Chip Cookies


Nick is what I would call a cookie connoisseur. He knows a good cookie when he tastes one.

And while he enjoys most of the healthier baked goods I come up with, his favorite will always be chocolate chip cookies, right out of the oven, with a tall glass of milk.


These cookies are full of butter, but I also use half white whole wheat flour, which helps keep them a little puffy without being cakey. I love cookies with a little heft.

They are pure cookie goodness, like the ones my mom would make and the same ones that fill your house with the aroma of golden, buttery dough.

I thought I had perfect a chocolate chip cookie recipe a few weeks ago but one item made the difference.


These Ghirardelli 60% Cacao baking chips are incredible.

They’re a bit darker than semi-sweet chips and their shape is perfect for cookie baking – the chips aren’t as tall as regular chocolate chips and the base is a bit wider, meaning they bake into melting pools of chocolate in your favorite cookie.


You can’t get a hunk of chocolate like that with regular old chocolate chips.

Nick’s Chocolate Chip Cookies – Makes 3-4 dozen

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1.5 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In large bowl, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in one egg at a time until combined.
  5. Add in vanilla.
  6. Gradually mix flour mixture into egg mixture.
  7. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  8. Drop by tablespoon full onto baking sheet and bake 10-13 minutes, or until puffed and golden around the edges.
  9. Cool on rack.



  1. I haven’t been too successful with past Choco chip attempts. I’ll have to give this recipe a whirl. It’s just good to have this recipe in your baking arsenal – because who doesn’t love them.

  2. Mmm I agree–nothing better than a big choc chip cookie fresh out of the oven with a glass of milk! They are just calling my name ;-)

  3. Your chocolate chip cookies look perfect. I love the way you photograph them and make them looks so yummy :)

  4. These sound super good! I love a chewy chocolate chip cookie. And brown sugar in the batter is a must!

  5. Those look like an amazing cookie. Please bring me some?

  6. Mmmm, chocolate chip cookies! They look so good! Thanks for the review of the Ghirardelli 60% cacao baking chips – didn’t know that their shape and the way they melt was different than regular chocolate chips!

  7. Those truly are the best chocolate chips ever. Whenever they are on sale I make sure to snap up a few bags!

  8. I prefer chunks to chips too–everytime!

  9. is there seriously anything better than a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie out of the oven with a cup of cold milk? i really think not :)

    love you – have a great monday brandi!!!!

  10. These cookies look amazing. I have never thought of using those chocolate chips before.


  11. Once I found out about those chips, I have not bought anything else – and one time found them at Big Lots for $1 a bag one year – I bought them all! :D

    Looks like you had a great weekend!

  12. Those really do looks perfect. I saw the 1st photo and immediately had the urge to go heat up my oven!

  13. My husband loves a good chocolate chip cookie too. These look so good!!

  14. Nick is a genius! These cookies look fantastic.

  15. so it’s a good thing i just picked up a BIG bag of those chips at BJ’s :) mmm, chocolate chip cookies…

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