Sunday, February 21, 2010

From Our Kitchen to Yours: Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the made-from-scratch chocolate chip cookies that are waiting for guests on their pillows each evening.

Willis Graves B&B Inn Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from the Ghirardelli Chocolate company

2 1/2 cups unsifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoon high quality vanilla extract
11 1/2 ounces Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips

Stir flour with baking soda and salt; set aside.

In a large mixer bowl, cream butter with sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Gradually blend dry mixture into creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie onto ungreased cookie sheets. We bake ours in a convection oven at 350 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. If you are baking them in a regular oven, adjust the bake setting to 375 degrees.


  1. These cookies are excellent. I have made them twice. The first time I used milk choc. chips and they were a bit too sweet. I still think they tasted better when I had them at your B&B but things usually do taste better when you don't have to wash the mixing bowl!

  2. Thanks,come back anytime and we will ahve them on your pillow!