Sunday, February 5, 2012

The BEST chocolate chip cookie

These are the ultimate chocolate chip cookie and sorry to say... once you try this recipe you will never make a different chocolate chip cookie as long as you live! These cookies are fully loaded and after one bite, you will be a believer. I could go on this long shpeel with picket signs and a cookie monster t-shirt about how you NEED to make them but do yourself a favor and just DO IT! (I am not a Nike Sponsor) 

Here it is, the recipe for the most amazing chocolate chip cookies! The unfortunate part is, I cant even take credit for them... 

Cookie Dough:
(adapted from

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 ounce large semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts, chopped
coarse sea salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In  medium bowl combine flour, oats, baking powder and kosher salt.

In a stand mixer combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar and butter. Beat together until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat them into the butter/sugar mixture. Add in vanilla. With the stand mixer on low, gradually add in flour mixture until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.

Spoon the cookie dough by 2 tablespoon sized balls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Place the dough balls at least 2 inches apart. Bake in the oven for 12-13 minutes (I found 12:30 to be perfect!)

Immediately when the cookies come out sprinkle with a few grains of sea salt. This is important to do while they are hot so the salt sticks.

Let the cookies cool on the sheet for 2-3 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.


  1. Sounds a little like the Nieman Marcus cookie because of the oats. Just need to stop for some butter!

  2. I love using oats with my chocolate chip cookies. These look great! Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!