Mel's Magnificent Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe -
Mel's Magnificent Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Mel's Magnificent Chocolate Chip Cookies

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"These soft, chewy cookies are a favorite of my friends."

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Original recipe makes 2 1/2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix butter, eggs, vanilla and sugars together. Add dry ingredients and blend well, until mixture is whipped. Mix in chocolate chips.
  3. Drop tablespoon sized pieces dough onto a greased cookie sheet; bake for 8-10 minutes, until edges are browned. Remove from oven before the center is browned.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 12, 2003

My chocolate chip cookies are always crispy, and I always wanted to be able to make good, soft, chewy cookies... this recipe worked for me! It made good sized, delicious, soft and chewy cookies. I did need to cook them for a few minutes more than the recipe called for, however.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 20, 2010

Generally when I bake I give all or most of it away...but not this time. This is the perfect example of why I've seldom strayed from what I've learned works best. The cookies were greasy and flat. (And I didn't even grease the cookie sheets) They're flat tasting as well, probably because there's neither enough vanilla nor chocolate chips. Their unappealing looks are the first indicator they're not good since they're flat and rather anemic looking, and the mouth feel is unpleasant, not "soft" but greasy and mushy. Finally, the recipe is just poorly written. I've never heard, for example, of a cookie dough being "whipped."


108 Ratings

Mar 16, 2007

these cookies were great! i added baking powder instead of baking soda so they would come out puffier. they were perfect milk dipping cookies, they absorbed the milk. ***** five stars *****

Jun 01, 2006

WOW are these the BEST !!! You can actually make the dough into a tube (like the Pilsbury cookie dough) wrap it in wax paper and freeze them to use later. You can cut off what you want frozen to cook a couple of cookies at a time. Or you can put them in a container and freeze them and just scoop out what you want. These cookies do remain MOIST if covered. THANK YOU so very much for the BEST Chocolate cookie recipe I have ever had. PS.... you can substitute nuts, or raisins, etc. instead of the chocolate chips. Enjoy everyone.... Laurie

Dec 19, 2007

Cookies came out yummy :) So I used that quantity changer because I thought it really was for "12." I didn't only want a dozen cookies that I could maybe finish in one day with my family so I upped it to 18. I also used the suggestions people had - 1 tablespoon of vanilla and substitute a bit of baking powder for the baking soda. Mine definitely didn't come out flat like everyone elses. Since it didn't come out flat, it didn't expand to be gigantic. I made about 40-48 cookies (I like smaller cookies 3"). I used what the ingredients said if you change the quantity to 18. The things I changed were: 1. 1 tablespoon + a bit more of vanilla extract (the taste came out great), 2. 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder (this caused them to come out very fluffy.. I suggest using maybe 1 1/4 baking soda, 1/4 baking powder so they're not flat), and 3. I used 1 cup and 4.5 tablespoons of butter. all in all, the cookies tasted great. My automatic scaling thing and maybe too much baking powder made them too fluffy. Good easy recipe!

Dec 01, 2010

I cut back on the butter a little, by about 50g and they are still chewy & magnificent. Just what I wanted, thanks for the great recipe!

Jul 13, 2003

The recipe is pretty good, however not the greatest. It was a little cakey to me and the kids I made them for weren't too happy because they weren't very sweet like most cookies are.

Feb 08, 2007

This is an excellent cookie recipe. I've been looking for something that is not cake-like but still turns out soft in the centre. This is definitely the one! I have 3 recommendations: 1. I recommend adding about half a cup chopped pecans Yum! 2.Use about a heaping teaspoon of dough per cookie rather than a tablespoon, 3. Bake the cookies for about 10-12 minutes.


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  • Calories
  • 411 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 54.8 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 20.6 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 328 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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