Chocolate Chip Cookies




It’s been weeks since I have been able to post! This year more I have been covered up with orders for my boards, ice cream scoops, birdhouses and honey sticks. Most all of the orders have been shipped with a few that were ordered late that will ship this week. If you ordered from me I want to thank you very much and hope you loved everything. If you are giving as gifts, I hope everyone enjoys them. I sure would love to see pictures from your kitchen!

My wife and I spent the afternoon yesterday making Chocolate Chip Cookies, 6 dozen! 🙂 In just a while we are planning to make 4 dozen our Heath Candy bar cookies.

This chocolate chip recipe was given to me many years ago from a friend. It is not the traditional Hershey chocolate chip recipe, these cookies are a chewy chocolate chip cookie. Everyone has their preference but I really like a chewy cookies with medium thickness and a ratio of 50/50 chocolate to dough.

1 pound unsalted butter (room temperature)
1-3/4 cups granulated sugar
2-1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
4 eggs (room temperature)
3 cups plus 2 tablespoons pastry flour
3 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 pounds of chocolate, chips, chunks mixed plus a little chopped

I use King Arthur pastry and bread flour. f you have not been to their web site and you like to bake, you need to visit their site! 🙂

To get started, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line all of your baking sheets with parchment paper.

Sift all of your dry ingredients into a separate bowl.

In a large mixing bowl of your electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars.

Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each.

Reduce speed to low and add your dry ingredients and vanilla. Stop mixer, remove and clean off paddle. Now addd your chocolate and mix using spatula or by hand.


I like to use a scoop to keep all the cookies about the same size. Bake until lightly browned, but still soft about 12-14 minutes depending on your pan and oven.



Walnut cutting board, click picture to see more!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!


Cheese boards, cutting boards and charcuterie platters




37 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. I’m so glad to hear that you’re full up with orders this year. I hope it’s because you’ve been able to promote them so well with your food blog. 🙂 I don’t think there are many people anywhere in the world who don’t like chocolate chip cookies. These look wonderful.

    • Hello Maureen! I think the additional business this year is from promotions, both the blog, Instagram and other local promotions I have done! Well worth the effort this year! Love chocolate chips, your cookies look delicious too! 🙂

  2. I have thought of you several time over the last weeks – I was hoping you weren’t around because you were doing woodwork – thank goodness I was right and you are back! These cookies look great! I am pinning this recipe to try after the holidays because my husband LOVES a tasty chocolate chip cookie so I am forever making them!

    • Hi Kelli!! Every time I had thought I was about to catch up with the woodwork, I would get another dozen orders. Many of the orders were for 3,4 or 5 boards. Since all of my work is handcrafted one at a time, it takes longer! Merry Christmas to you and your family!! 🙂

  3. I’m glad that you’re busy Michael! I used to make cookies with my kids all the time and once by accident they came out chewy. We all thought they were great but I was never able to make them that way again, so thanks for the recipe. And Merry Christmas!

  4. So, take a break until the new year, then get back in your workshop to make stuff to cope with the next rush of orders! How gratifying that people are clamouring for your beautiful products.

    Merry Christmas!

    • Good evening Yvonne, great idea and that is what we are going to do! I hope to have the last minute orders shipped and the on Friday my wife and I are going to the beach for a week getaway to rest and relax. I have been working 12 to 16 hours a day since just before Thanksgiving! Merry Christmas!! 🙂

  5. Glad business is going well. The cookie look delicious. I made chocolate chip cookies today also and my husband delivered them to some neighbors. Have a happy holiday.

  6. Oh, they are just gorgeous, Michael! Great instructions, too. So Nestle chocolate is your secret! I’m dreaming of a cutting board…. I’m not ready to order yet, but I’m dreaming of something simple with a beautiful grain- very hard wood for everyday use- medium color and all of one wood- (is the maple burl you used on the wine stopper hard enough?) or the cutting surface one wood with a contrasting border on the ends . about 12×14 …. I want to replace the old bamboo board you saw in my Dundee cake post. Can you see my vision? Our rain started in the night, and we’re just leaving the Christmas lights on all day today. So happy to know you’re headed to Hilton Head soon! Merry Christmas, WG

      • Thanks, Michael. What about the quilted maple? I spent a while on your shopping pages looking at the various woods. All of your work is just eye candy because I love beautiful wood. I’m not as interested in the bird’s eye maple because of the holes you mentioned which must be filled. What are your hardest woods? And have you used all of that shipment of beautifully grained walnut? Bet the fog makes for an interesting view. We have some up in the woods, too. Best wishes, Elizabeth

        • I can do quilted maple, it’s nice. The Birds Eye maple does not have the holes, it’s the Ambrosia Maple. The hardest woods are the walnut, Cherry, all the maples. I have not used all the grained walnut, I do have some left. We can not see anything past 30-40 feet, it’s very thick today.

        • Can we do the quilted maple, then, if you have any left after you finish your other orders? It is just really lovely in your photos. Please pencil me onto your schedule for early February then, Michael. I will have something to really look forward to. 30-40 feet… you are really blanketed in fog! I hope you don’t have many errands to run, and that the post office is picking up your last shipment for you. I’m working on the last of the gifts I’m making, too. Merry Christmas 😉 Elizabeth

  7. Thanks for the recipe:-)
    I ask only 1 pound butter, = 0.45 kg. (kilograms) butter. Do I understand the recipe:-) I use only kilograms:-) Many of the cakes comes out.
    full teaspoon or planar teaspoon :-))))
    Greets 🙂

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