Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? I usually make my chocolate chip cookies a bit differently but thought I’d give these a try and I’m sure glad I did. These definitely are delicious! So full of chocolate and nuts and a must for cookie lovers.
I was visiting my sister-in-law Cheryl last week and while I was there, we started talking food! Cheryl has a lot of recipes from both my grandmothers, so we started looking through her recipe box. I have been wanting to make my Grandma Anne’s poor mans cake so she pulled out that recipe for me, plus surprised me with my own loaf of this delicious cake. So, as we were searching the well used recipe box for other treasures, we ran across all sorts of great recipes. This chocolate chip cookie recipe was one that I just had to make!
This cookie recipe was from an article in a news paper telling the story about the infamous $250 cookie story. Apparently a lady wanted to buy a cookie recipe over the phone (from a very well known cookie maker), they told her it would cost “two fifty.” When she checked her bill, she had been charged $250 for the recipe. She could not get it removed and then proceeded to share the recipe everywhere since they would not credit her the money back. I tried looking up the story from the source but was unsuccessful. I’m not sure what newspaper this came from but it was written by Joycelyn Winnecke from the Scripps Howard News Service.
This recipe makes a lot of cookies. I made mine a little bit larger than the directions say, and still ended up with 80 cookies.
- 2 C butter
- 2 C sugar
- 2 C brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 4 C all purpose flour
- 5 C oatmeal, ground to fine powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 8 oz bar semi-sweet chocolate, grated
- 24 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips, (4 cups)
- 3 C chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla.
- In separate bowl, whisk together flour, powdered oatmeal, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
- Stir dry ingredients into butter and egg mixture until well incorporated.
- Add grated chocolate bar, stir.
- Add chocolate chips and nuts, stir until well combined.
- Roll cookie dough into 1 inch balls and flatten slightly to ½ inch.
- Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 6-10 minutes or until bottom just begins to brown.
- Once removed from oven, let cool on cookie sheet for about 3 minutes, then remove to cooling rack.
- *This recipe can very easily be reduced. Cut ingredients in half to make approximately 60-75 cookies.
Here are a couple pics that are the perfect size for pinning to Pinterest!