Flat and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Serves

    makes About 60 Cookies


This delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe is based on one published in The Essential New York Times Cookbook (Norton, 2010).


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 scant tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1 14 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 12 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 14 cups sugar
  • 16 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 12 oz. finely shaved bittersweet chocolate
  • 8 oz. finely ground walnuts


Step 1

Whisk flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl; set aside. In a bowl, beat sugars and butter with a mixer on medium speed until fluffy, 1–2 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time; beat in vanilla. Add reserved flour mixture, chocolate, and nuts; mix until just combined; chill.

Step 2

Heat oven to 325°. Divide dough into 1-tbsp. portions; roll into balls, transfer to parchment paper–lined baking sheets spaced 3" apart, and flatten. Bake until set, about 15 minutes.

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