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A stack of chocolate chip cookies on a folded cloth napkin

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

The nuts really are the secret to this recipe! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 255kcal


  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 8 tbsp butter cold, cut into small cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnuts or pecans toasted and very finely chopped (I prefer pecans)


  • Pre-heat the oven to 300 degrees and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Beat together the sugars and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and baking soda.
  • Stir together the flour and salt and then add them to the batter. Mix in the chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Drop 2 tablespoon full balls of dough on the cookie sheet, 4 inches apart. Bake for 18 minutes and cool on a wire rack.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.6mg