Alex’s Chocolate Chip Cookies


Our 12-year old granddaughter Alexandra is visiting (with her 17 year old brother Nick and parents) from San Diego. It is Easter break and they are here enjoying the ski slopes of Heavenly.  After a great skiing day today,  Mom and Dad went out to watch the March madness at a sports bar.  The rest of us opted to stay at home and Alexandra decided to bake chocolate chip cookies.  This is her recipe.  Nick helped by taste-testing the first batch with a glass of cold milk!  I think it was more of a “cookie in a bowl with cold milk poured over”! I had Alex type the recipe to share with you all.  Here it is and note the adjustments for high altitude baking. Needless to say, they were delicious!


Preparation: heat oven to 375 o


  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

Directions: COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Then, beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extractin large bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each egg, gradually beat in flour mix. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING (5,200 feet): Increase flour to 2 1/2 cups. Add 2 teaspoons water with flour and reduce both granulated sugar and brown sugar to 2/3 cup each. Bake drop cookies for 8 to 10 minutes and pan cookie for 17 to 19 minutes.


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» zurin said: { Apr 7, 2009 - 09:04 }

Hi ! I just want to tell u that I was looking at your food flower post for teh 24 24 24 challenge. it was amazing and I was just swooning over the beautiful food esp the salads.They were to die for!!!colours are my weakness and to see those beautiful colours in food was heavenly. thank you for the treat! Ill be thinking about it for a long time.

» virtual chef said: { Apr 7, 2009 - 03:04 }

thanks, zurin. i had so much fun making and serving them.

» Elyse said: { Apr 7, 2009 - 11:04 }

Alex, your cookies look so fabulous! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

» Tita Beng said: { Apr 8, 2009 - 02:04 }

Seeing those ingredients, Alex’s certainly baked a great tasting cookies. A chef in the making! And wow, she’s lovely!

» Tangled Noodle said: { Apr 8, 2009 - 09:04 }

You have a 12yr old granddaughter?! Well, please tell her that her chocolate chip cookies look amazing – maybe she’ll start a food blog of her own!

» jenn said: { Apr 9, 2009 - 11:04 }

Those cookies are absolutely delish!! Nothing beats the classic chocolate chip cookie.

» virtual chef said: { Apr 11, 2009 - 12:04 }

Elyse: you’re welcome! — alex

Tita Beng: she’s one gorgeous kid…..who loves sweets!!!

TN: I sure do! Maybe she will start a food blog of her own. She’s busy with sports right now (an excellent athlete!) but she loves sweets so she might enjoy baking one day and create her own desserts!

jenn: i agree…chocolate chip cookies fall under “comfort foods” in my book. thanks for stopping by!

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