best ever chocolate chip cookies

by jani on March 11, 2013

HB has been perfecting his chocolate chip cookie recipe for over 40 years. Each time he’s made these, our kids have always proclaimed, “Dad, these are the best ever!” This last batch, I can honestly say are, “the best ever!” These babies are to die for!

choc chip 3Ingredients:

  • 2-1/4 c  flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 c granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c packed brown (we prefer dark brown) sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract (actually, adding the extra vanilla makes the recipe!)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup butter. softened
  • 2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c toasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 c toasted slivered almonds

Toast slivered almonds and pine nuts on cookie sheet at 325 F for 12 minutes (or until light golden brown). Let cool. Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine flour baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Gradually add flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips  and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 12 minutes or until light golden brown.

choc chips 2My absolute favorite part is testing the cookie dough… over and over again!

choc chip 1These really are fabulous. The combination of toasted pine nuts and toasted slivered almonds just make these the perfect complement to the chocolate chips!

choc chip 4

I hope you enjoy these cookies. I welcome any comments!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

latane March 11, 2013 at 9:08 am

Oh yummy, must try these cookies. They look to die for.


jani March 11, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Latane, thanks for dropping by. These really are good; I’d love to hear what you think, if you do make them.


Carly March 11, 2013 at 10:17 am

I LOVE trying new chocolate chip cookie recipes. This one looks fantastic. I am a huge lover of almonds so I will be trying this one for sure!


jani March 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Thanks, Carly! HB is seriously the best cookie maker! And I’ve gained a few pounds over the weekend! 🙂


Debra March 12, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Almonds? They sound like perfect cookies. I can’t get enough almonds!


jani March 12, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Debra, try it. I promise you’ll love them! You can use just 1 cup toasted almonds w/o pine nuts, if you choose.


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