I came to know about chocolate chip cookies way before my advent into US, during the times when I was still naive to the world other than mine which comprised of just my house, our whole family and friends. But I have always been curious about other places and countless hours have been spent in the libraries gaping at pic all over the world.

The famous sitcom "Friends"(thanks to star plus channel) introduced me to an American'ised lifestyle. There was this particular show in Friends which made me laugh so uncontrollably, that I got a good 45min of sound advise from my mother for not behaving 'womanly' and laughing out so loudly (!!!). "What will people say?" was her berating query! Anyways coming back to Friends - I relate a lot with the character Monica - I am a neatness freak, I luv cooking and I am organized like hell ( but I am not sure if I am that organized like her!)

This particular show was based on character Phoebe's Grandma's Chocolate Chip Cookie and from it , I sure got to know about what cookies were all about. I remember discussing the same with my mom but never ever did I imagine that one day, I will be here in this country and make cookies! Needless to say Chocolate chip cookies were my first cookies I ever made. This show was my inspiration to making the American Classic.

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  • Yields: Yields 20-24 cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar
  • generous 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease two baking sheets with spray. Cream the butter with the sugars with a mixer.


When they are light and fluffy, add in the egg and the vaniall extract and slowly beat it into the mixture.


Then sift the flour along with the soda and salt and mix it gradually in the butter mixture.


Gently fold in the chocolate chips and the walnuts. Dont do it aggresively, it should be v gentle.


Place heaped spoonfuls of the dough in the baking sheet ( you can use small icecream scoops) about 2 inches apart.


Bake them for 10-15 min till lightly brown and cool on a wire rack.

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By Sumati on Jun 28, 2013

Hey, Ok so i tried this too....just added a little lesser choco chips....hubby not too fond of choco chips :) turned out nice.

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By Shruthi on Sep 14, 2012

Hi! I made this recipe today, with my 5yo son.  He helped mix the dough \"smiley\".  Came out wonderfully well, athough I would have liked it a bit gooey (was it because I used whole wheat pastry flour?).  It was however gulped down by my husband, who generally avoids cookies and cream saying it was "so nice"!  So I give this recipe a \"yes\"!!  Thanks for sharing!


By aarti on Apr 14, 2021

Hi DK, Iwanted to know if the butter used in cookies is unsalted or salted butter??

By Anisha Desai on Oct 31, 2014

Dk have already made 5 batches of these cookies and everytime they turn out even better. Thanks for the No egg recipe. I have also tried these with whole wheat and oatmeal flour instead of all purpose trust me nothing changes. Thanks for the awesome recipe.

By Diana on Jul 14, 2012

Is there any way of making them lower in calories?

By gayathri on May 3, 2012

hi! can u pls tell me the shelf life for this cookies?

By gayathri on May 3, 2012

:-P HI! DK i tried this recepie came out very well.Thanks for your wonderful recepies.

By Padmini on Aug 10, 2011

my 12 year old son and me tried this recipe.........with fab results......the instruction and pics made my son love baking :wink: the cookies were divine......thanks DK

By Sunitha Paavasthu on Apr 13, 2011

I was just wondering if i could substitute butter with vegetable oil ? or applesauce ? I just want to make them as low fat as possible. Thanks, Sunitha

yes you can :)

By Gaya on Jun 8, 2010

i always wanted to make chocolate chip cookie this recipe was perfect.it was very good.every body liked it. thanks for the wonderful recipe

By Sadhvi on May 10, 2010

How do i make chocolate chip cookies without egg?

Substitute the egg with 1/4 cup of vegetable oil --DK

By mahek on Apr 30, 2010

hi I would love to try these cookies never baked one before but i have to ask you how much will the butter be? in gms...and can i use amul butter.

Any unsalted butter will work. I think 1/2 cup will be around 112 grams of butter. Hope this helps :) --DK

By lakshmi on Feb 3, 2010

:wink: iwant to know what is brown sugar used in this recipe. is this "vellam" as we call in tamil

By Janci on Jan 11, 2010

I tried this, it came out very good. Thanks so much.

By Kalai on May 12, 2008

Wonderful cookies, Dhivi! I adore the show Friends, too. Thanks for the sweet memories and equally sweet cookies! :)

By Madhu on May 11, 2008

DK, both friends and chocolate chip cookies are my all time favorite too. I did not know about friends when I was in Chennai. After coming to US, my husband introduced me to this wonderful sitcom. He too was a huge fan and he had DVDs and after watching them I too became a fan, and would wait for the DVDs to be released for the other seasons.

Lovely cookies. They look perfect.

By Pearlsofeast on May 11, 2008

Dk this cookies are all time favorite.I too make it,seeing urs I got tempted.Thanks for sharing !!!

By BMX on May 10, 2008

Thanks for sharing about Chocolate Chip Cookies.I like it very much.In my free time I try to make it.

By Swati Raman Garg on May 10, 2008

all time fav... love the way i have pics for each step...

By zlamushka on May 10, 2008

phoebe┬┤s chocolate chip cookies :-) how lovely.

By Sukanya Ramkumar on May 9, 2008

WOW!.... Those are wonderful cookies... Looks awesome.... urs hvae turned out perfect.... love it...

By bee on May 9, 2008

i love these, but am too lazy to make them. maybe i can goad jai to make them, 'cos he really likes cookies.

By Siri on May 9, 2008

ok, tell me sumthing.. is this the recipe of original Nestle Toll House.. becoz Phoebe's grandmom got the recipe from Nestle..;o)..

...I dont care where u got this recipe from.. they look so gooooood and yummo..and thanks for the Note, I wud have definitely tempted to pop some into my mouth hehehe..:DD


By Vanamala on May 9, 2008

hmmmmmm looks cute. parcel me some cookies :)

By bhags on May 9, 2008

Oh yes, phoebe giving away her grandma's secret recipe to Monica....well I remember this one.
Chocolate Chip cookies look so yummy and delicious....thanks for the entry

By sunita on May 9, 2008

I second RC, wouldn't mind having this cookie everyday...if only...:-D

...your's looks yumm :-)

By Purnima on May 9, 2008

DK, lovely writeup! Loved the cookies n the pics! (My 2 yr old gobbles 4 CCC's at one go!)

By Asha on May 9, 2008

My son would love to move in with you if you still have those left! :D
Looks plump and yummy, just the way I like it. Great post!:)
Happy Mother's day, hugs, enjoy.

By SMN on May 8, 2008

Luks devine..

By Uma on May 8, 2008

every one's fav. cookies. looks lovely. thanks for the recipe.

By Madhavi on May 8, 2008

Delicious, lovely recipe. cookies looks awesome!!!

By sowmya on May 8, 2008

looks delicious...

By Red Chillies on May 8, 2008

This is an all time classic isn't it? I can eat this every single day if somebody promises me that I will not put on weight :-)
I did not know anything about cookies until I came to the US.