Inn on Hillwind's Special Chocolate Chip Cookies

Number of Servings or equivalent: Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.
This recipe is adapted from a Ghiradelli Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe (back of the bag). These scrumptious cookies have been enjoyed by our guests for many years. The previous owner of the inn generously passed on her signature recipe when we purchased the inn a few years ago.

Measurement and ingredient list (in order of use):

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup
  • Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Ghiradelli white chips
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
  • 2/3 cup Craisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Measure dry ingredients and set aside. Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add dry ingredients (about 1/3 at a time) to butter mixture, stirring after each addition. Stir in chips, nuts and Craisins. Drop by tablespoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for about 10 to 12 min.

Tips & Variations: To keep cookies from spreading too much while baking, keep butter and batter as cold as possible throughout the mixing process.