Intergalatic Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know everyone has their favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.  This recipe is about to change that. You won’t find a better chocolate chip cookie as far as the Hubble telescope can see. This recipe courtesy of my sister-in-law, Haili.

One key to making any drop cookie is to use a consistent portioning method.  I like to use small ice cream scoops – now marketed as cookie scoops.  I have a couple of them – a 1 TB and a 2 TB measure.  They really speed up the process of portioning the dough to create cookies that are evenly sized for even baking.  They’re not inexpensive though (approx. 12 – 14 bucks each) but will last a lifetime.

Extra geeky tip
You can also use a regular tablespoon and a scale to ensure even portions but it’ll take some more time. You’ll get extra geek points though if that helps.

Chocolate Chippers


  • 8 T unsalted butter
  • 8 T butter flavor natural shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups walnuts (halved or coarsely chopped)
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Cream together butter, both sugars, vanilla.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, mix.
  3. Whisk together dry ingredients.
  4. Add 1/2 dry ingredients to wet mixture, mix. Add rest, mix.
  5. Add remaining dry ingredients, mix
  6. Add chocolate chips and nuts, mix.
  7. Preheated oven cook at 375 for 11 minutes.

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