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Carolina's Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

Carolina Harvey's Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I bet you thought I’d share about organizing or productivity for my second blog but I just can’t get out of my head that you need to have a great chocolate chip cookie recipe so you can be the mama, papa, friend or family member that is loved by all when you bring these to an event.

I have been making these Chocolate Chip cookies for about 20 years and I must give credit where it’s due. I got my base recipe from “The Red Lion Inn Cookbook." It’s a sweet little Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. It’s in a lovely town and is a beautiful and quaint Inn. The food is delicious, and I couldn’t help but want to try some recipes in this cookbook that I bought while I was there.

The first recipe I tried was the Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. It uses more flour than most recipes and the cookies come out fluffy without being dense and have a sweet crusty golden-brown bottom. Below are my tweeks and tips so that your cookies come out perfectly delicious!

#1. Use a thin coat of butter on your baking sheet, not lard, when you prepare your baking sheets.

#2. When mixing your wet ingredients, melt your butter, then add it to the sugars.

#3. Most recipes call for semi-sweet chocolate chips but I have found that milk chocolate ones give a wonderful flavor that most don’t expect.

#4. Under bake slightly so that your cookies are soft and chewy. The cookies keep cooking even after they are out of the oven. Look for that golden brown bottom.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

¾ cup of white sugar

¾ cup of brown sugar

1 cup of butter (melted)

2 eggs

1 tsp of vanilla

3 cups of flour

1 tsp of baking soda

½ tsp of salt

1 bag of milk chocolate chips


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees. Butter cookie trays

  2. Mix sugars with butter well and then add eggs and vanilla

  3. Sift flour, baking soda and salt

  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the sugar/egg mixture

  5. Add milk chocolate chips

  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes depending on your altitude. More if you are higher altitude and a little less if you are in low altitude

  7. Let cool once out of the oven for 5 minutes

  8. Plate, serve, and enjoy every chewy bite

Sometimes our family takes the cookies and makes ice cream sandwiches with them. You do need to cool them longer if you wish to do this. Enjoy every bite and be the talk of the neighborhood!

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