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  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Food | June 01, 2015 | Nik Manojlovich
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  • 30 Minutes
  • 36
  • Easy

These Chocolate Chip Cookies are guaranteed to make a whole bunch of people really happy. Think I’m joking? Go ahead and make them – you’ll see!

In my mind, there’s nothing more enjoyable than taking a bite out of a wickedly delicious chocolate chip cookie and then… washing it down with a tall glass of cold milk! This chocolate chip cookie recipe is all that!

I’ve tweaked and played with it for a while now. The end result is crisp-edged, soft-centred, nutty and rich chocolate chip cookie complete with layers of flavour coming from the two different types of chocolate chips.

The photo slider at the top of this recipe allows you to advance through images of the preparation – look for the arrows at the top right hand corner of the photo to view.

Tips for success – splurge and pick up premium chocolate chips. I use Ghirardelli because I find the chips soften nicely but still hold their shape when baked. Pecans are my nuts of choice but walnuts and even almonds work well too. Remember to toast your nuts before you chop and then add them to the dough.

My top secret, just-for-you flavour profile enhancers are cinnamon and… wait for it… a light sprinkling of kosher salt right before you put them in the oven!

I make the chocolate chip cookie dough in the city the evening before we head up north and then bake the cookies off as soon as we arrive at the cottage. They tend to go pretty quick – try not to look surprised!

Enjoy this sweet Weekend at the Cottage classic!


One Response to “Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Carol says:

    These are the BEST chocolate chip cookies ever! The cinnamon adds a nice touch but it is the sprinkle of kosher salt on the top that make them so AMAZING. I made them ahead of time and then baked them fresh at our friend’s cottage. It was a perfect treat around the campfire. Thanks for the tip Nik!


Ingredients & Amounts

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup premium bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup premium milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pecans, toasted, chopped
  • sprinkling of kosher salt, on each cookie!


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bring butter and eggs to room temperature. Place pecans onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and toast in oven. Remove and allow to cool.
  2. Place softened butter and both sugars into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Slowly beat until combined. With mixer running on low, add eggs, one at a time until combined. Add vanilla extract and mix well.
  3. Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together in a bowl. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet and process until a thick dough forms.
  4. Remove bowl from stand and add chocolate chips and chopped nuts. Slowly stir in using a spoon or spatula until all ingredients are combined. Wrap dough in cellophane and refrigerate for 24 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove cookie dough from refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature.
  6. Scoop ping-pong ball-sized rounds of dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, approximately 12 to each sheet. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
  7. Transfer to oven and bake for 12 minutes, turning the sheets at the 6 minute mark.
  8. Remove baked cookies from oven allowing them to cool slightly before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Serve with a tall glass of cold milk! Mmmmmm...
Listen on MUSIC

Listening to good music is an essential part of every Weekend at the Cottage. I’m going to suggest a favourite retro album sure to get you and your kitchen jumping. I LOVE Upstairs At Eric’s – Yaz. If you’re young enough to remember 80’s synth pop give this a listen at iTunes.

Nik Manojlovich

Nik is the creator, host and brains behind Weekend at the Cottage. He loves sharing his wisdom and experience about the things that interest him most.



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