Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies is a tried and true chocolate chip cookie recipe that was introduced to homemakers back in 1939. A timeless classic, these chocolate chip cookies are simply the best!
try these cookies with hot chocolate
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies are a vintage cookie recipe from way back in 1939! I love to find and use old recipes that have been in a family forever. Isn't it fun to think of all the people that have made the recipe? Here are some more vintage recipes you might like, Joe Froggers Molasses Cookies and Snappy Turtle Cookies.
With a chill in the air, it's the perfect time to decorate the house for Christmas and cozy up with a cup of hot chocolate. And some chocolate chip cookies too! Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies and hot chocolate are the ultimate comfort foods. Christmas to me also means egg nog, so I'll let you pick if you want to mix up your favorite hot chocolate or try some Sugar-Free Eggnog with this cookie recipe.
a vintage chocolate chip cookie recipe
Who else loves to curl up with a good book and enjoy some yummy hot chocolate? Then it's always nice to have some cookies with your milk, right? I've got you covered!
Today I'm sharing a tried and true recipe for Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies that comes from a very old cookbook of mine. This recipe was introduced to homemakers way back in 1939 on a radio show called Famous Foods from Famous Places. This cookie came from the New England Toll House in Whitman, Mass. And that's your baking trivia for the day.
How do I make chocolate chip cookies?
• Cream butter and sugar.
• Blend in dry ingredients.
• Stir in chocolate chips.
• Drop teaspoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheet.
• Bake 8-10 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!
Pro Tips for Making Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
• One of the tricks to this recipe is to reserve ⅓ cup of the chocolate chips to add by hand on the top of each cookie.
• After mixing up the cookie dough, you drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto parchment-lined cookie sheets. Then you add several chocolate chips on the top of each cookie.
• It makes them look really pretty after they're baked. You can skip this if you want - it's just for looks!
- Bake the cookies in a 375°F. oven for 8-10 minutes or until slightly golden brown on the edges. Let them cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. They will be too soft to eat right out of the oven, but as they cool, they become just right - not too soft and not too crispy.
Santa will love these chocolate chip cookies!
Serve these fantastic chocolate chip cookies with your hot chocolate or eggnog. What a perfect combo. And I'll bet there's a certain jolly old man with a white beard that would absolutely love these Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies! You should make him some on Christmas Eve!
You might also like these Christmas cookies…
- Easy Christmas Gnome Cookies
- Cookie Press Christmas Cookies
- How to Make a Christmas Cookie Cookie Tree
- Christmas Lights Royal Icing Sugar Cookies
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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
- ⅔ cup butter softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar packed
- 1 large egg room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaaspoon salt
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Heat oven to 375°F. Line large cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats. I used 3 half sheet pans because I like the raised edges.
- Measure flour into a medium bowl. Add baking soda and salt. Stir. Set aside.
- Mix butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla thoroughly. Stir dry ingredients in and blend well. Reserve ⅓ cup of chocolate chips. Mix in remaining chocolate chips.
- Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough about 2" apart on prepared pans. Place several chocolate chips on top of each cookie before baking (this makes them look pretty when they come out of the oven).
- Bake 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown on edges. (Cookies will still be soft.) Cool for 10 minutes, then place on cooling rack to completely cool.
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