RECIPE | Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ok, so this recipe almost ages me. But I kind of love that.

I have been making practically the same Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe for almost 21 years. Maybe more. It’s all done by memory now, and I think it’s high-time that I share it with you – as I really don’t think the cookbook is in print anymore… So here it is, my go-to Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe!

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies

Loosely adapted by memory from this recipe.

Yield: ~18 cookies


  • 2 sticks butter (1 cup), room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chunks
  • Fleur de sel, for garnish


Preheat oven to 375F.

Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Add in vanilla and eggs, and beat well.

In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add gradually to butter mixture. Combine well.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop dough by 1 or 2oz. spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets, and bake for 8 – 10 minutes or until light browned.

Sprinkle with a pinch of Fleur de sel on each cookie, remove from the baking sheet, and cool on a wire rack.

These babies are dense and chewy – just how I like my chocolate chip cookies!! Pass me a glass of milk, and I’m a happy camper.

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