A Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Worth Trying

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The contest here on instructables have played a huge part in challenging me to think outside the box and try to create different recipes. I have learned so much in the process. It has been this experience that has made me a better cook and it has produced failures along the way. In this case, it started out that way. Many people are making changes in their diets for a lot of different reasons. Modifying favorite recipes can be a good way to transition slowly into the diet of your choice. If I have not made a recipe before I will cut it into half the first time around just in case I don't like it. It has proved to be a good practice. I wanted to try a different chocolate along with the Hershey's and add a few different ingredients to change the flavor. I salted the tops of a few of the cookies with Kosher salt just for the fun of it. We liked it better without the salt but if I had used unsalted butter the Kosher salt might have been pretty tasty. I will make it with unsalted butter next time. 

I purchased Hershey's chocolate chips and modified the recipe on the back of the package because I wanted to try to create a different twist to the recipe using different ingredients. This instructable will share my experience modifying their recipe and some experiences I had  while doing just that.

Let us get started!
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Step 1: Ingredients and Utensils

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2 1/4 Cups all purpose flour 
1/4 Cup Fine Almond flour
1 teaspoon Kosher salt plus a little extra to sprinkle over the top of the cookies
3/4 cup softened butter ( imported butter is superior for baking because of the flavor and flakier texture.  I could not find any here without driving an hour.) I have heard Trader Joe's sells good butter. Look for imported butter in the frozen food section of a store. 
1/4 Cup Cream cheese 
1/2 Cup Organic pure cane sugar
1 Cup Brown sugar organic would be even better
1 and 1/4 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract ( this makes a big difference in the flavor of the cookie dough.)
2 Large eggs( room temperature ) (farm fresh eggs are superior )
5 Squares of  Ghirardelli Dark
3/4 Package Hersey's Chocolate chips
Pam or parchment paper
Basic utensils such as measuring cups and spoons, mixing bowls, Mixer, spatula, cookie sheet, and oven.

Notes: these cookies are chewy. If you prefer a crisp cookie omit the brown sugar and use regular sugar. Because this recipe was altered from the original recipe I suggest baking two cookies to see how the dough will work for you. Slowly add more flour to the mixture a couple of tablespoons at a time. You need to add enough flour that the cookie mixture will be more like a bread dough (just not quite as dry as bread dough. I hope I explained that well enough.


Step 2: Measure Ingredients

Measure the ingredients and cut the Chiradelli into small chunks a little larger than the chocolate chips.

Step 3: Cream Together

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Cream together . . . 

Butter, cane sugar, brown sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla.
Add eggs and mix until creamy.

Step 4: Mix Dry Ingredients

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Thoroughly mix dry ingredients:

All purpose flour, almond flour,baking soda,and salt

Step 5: Add Flour To Sugar Mixture

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Either by hand or using a mixer, slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture; mixing well.

Step 6: Add Chocolate Chips and Chirardelli

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Add chocolate chips and Chirardelli chunks; gently stirring to mix well.

Step 7: Refrigerate

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The longer you refrigerate the cookies the better they are. My daughter could not wait 24 hours so we made them in 12. 

Step 8: Drop Dough Onto Cookie Sheet

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Pre-Heat Oven to 375 degrees F:

Oil the cookie sheet and drop the cookie dough onto the sheet at least 2 inches apart.
Bake approximately 10-12 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Careful not to over bake them as they will 
continue to cook when you remove them from the oven. 

Step 9: Modifications To Recipe

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Oh no! They did not turn out what do I do?

My first batch was very runny and a total disaster. They were very flat and over cooked.
When I made the batter I kind of thought it was too much like cake batter, but decided to bake a small batch anyway. 
After seeing the results I decided to make 2 cookies by adding 1 1/2 teaspoons of regular flour to the mixture. I baked the two and they turned out perfect. I then added 1/4 cup of regular flour to the rest of the batter and it was the perfect solution. Using different flours can change the texture of the batter. I suggest when you modify a recipe;  bake a couple of cookies at a time to see how well they bake. I decided to use regular flour to the mixture because that is what the original recipe called for. Almond flour is not a true flour but rather a nut flour which is much courser than regular all purpose flour. That is why I chose to add  1/4th cup to the original recipe reducing the regular flour by 1/4th cup. 

I changed the measurements to the ingredients page and wanted to mention altitude can be a factor in recipes. If your first 2 samples of  using 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour and 1/4 cup of almond flour does not bake up nicely; then slowly add a couple of tablespoons of regular flour at a time  and baking 2 cookies at a time until you get the desired results. I say this because I had already baked 11 cookies before adding more flour.


Step 10: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts

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If by adding flour to this mixture had not worked ; I think I might have added some Crisco  to try and correct the problem because fat can make a big difference as well.

All of us liked this recipe. It was a chewy chocolatey cookie. I enjoyed tweaking an original recipe and the experience of correcting the batter to achieve a great tasting cookie! I hope you like this recipe as much as we did.

I wish to thank Instructables, our sponsors, contributors, and all my visitors for making this a great place to share. Thanks for stopping by and do have a safe and happy day!


kbp5558 months ago
sunshiine (author)  kbp5557 months ago

Wow, these look good! :D

sunshiine (author)  nerfrocketeer1 year ago

Aw thanks nerfrockerteer, they were very good. Thanks for checking them out and as always have a super day.


You too! :D
sunshiine (author)  nerfrocketeer1 year ago


If I could eat one thing right now after a heavy Indian Dinner, this would be it :). I bet it is so yummmy :)

+1 haha

sunshiine (author)  hunter9991 year ago

More in the oven after I post this!

Haha, I wish I lived near the Land of Enchantment! :D

sunshiine (author)  hunter9991 year ago

You are close enough! Right out of the oven! They are better after 24 hours as you can see the difference! Enjoy!


Wow! They are awesome, the chocolate chips melted look so yummy! :D

*stomach rumbles*

Thanks for the (cyber) cookie sunshiine! :-)

sunshiine (author)  hunter9991 year ago

They were the best after 24 hours but it is hard to wait to bake them. Making 2 batches is the best way then you get nice fluffy ones that melt in your mouth! Glad you liked the cyber cookie.


Yeah, I might make these sometime! And I'll be sure to post a picture when I do! (favorited)

sunshiine (author)  hunter9991 year ago

I hope you do! Thanks!


I almost died of temptation ;-)
sunshiine (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya1 year ago

Awesome, I hope you cleaned your monitor first. I will be experimenting with this recipe again and have some ideas! Stay tuned!


Ha ha :)

sunshiine (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya1 year ago
Guess what! I have been waiting to bake more to give the batter more time to soak up all the goodness. I am baking them after I post this, come on over but you better be quick they won't last long!
n33r1 year ago

Well i dont know about the cookies ( not allowed to eat eggs :( They look delicious though ) !!

But i loved that milk Mug's design !!! :P

sunshiine (author)  n33r1 year ago

Thanks . . . i guess I should modify this recipe so you can try them! The mug belongs to my daughter whom I am visiting. My hubby wanted me to bring it home after seeing the picture but I told him our daughter probably would not part with it. I thought it was the perfect mug for these cookies. thanks so much for commenting and I hope you find you a perfect mug!


n33r sunshiine1 year ago
That would be great if you can modify recipe :D !!
& mission find that kind of mug has begun, will let you know if any success :P !!!
sunshiine (author)  n33r1 year ago

I will be playing around with it again, I will probably work on it more when I get back home. Are eggs the only thing you can't eat from this recipe? Thanks for sharing!


BayRatt1 year ago

I think I would have eaten the cookie dough before it got to cookies. LOL!

sunshiine (author)  BayRatt1 year ago

I actually did that and it was very good. I did not eat a lot because of the raw egg, I am not that brave. Thanks for sharing and I hope you night shines!


lcole51 year ago
What does such a small amount of almond flour do for this recipe?
sunshiine (author)  lcole51 year ago

The purpose was to experiment using that flour because I had not used it before. I wanted to create a nutty flavor without adding chopped nuts. We did not notice the nutty flavor but I have used a small amount of coconut flour in a recipe and it was perfect for the recipe. The next time I will increase the amount of almond flour and reduce the regular flour and try to alter the recipe so I won't need to add regular flour. Unique flours are tricky to use when altering recipes or at least that has been my experience. I am learning along the way. Thanks for commenting and do have a great day!


hunter9991 year ago

Awesome (as always) sunshiine! Keep it up :-)

sunshiine (author)  hunter9991 year ago

Thanks hunter! Have a very w=sweet day!


No problem sunshiine and thanks so much - you are a very kind hearted person :-)

sunshiine (author)  hunter9991 year ago

: )

Oh my lord, I need these!!
sunshiine (author)  jessyratfink1 year ago
They were . . . .
yummy! It is always good to see you swing by with your kitty! Thanks so much for stopping by!