The most beloved cookie in America came from Ruth Graves Wakefield and Sue Brides in Whitman, Massachusetts in 1938. Contrary to popular belief, they didn’t invent Massachusetts Chocolate Chip Cookies by accident; instead, it took some ingenuity to make a brand-new cookie that was as tender, as melt-in-your-mouth, and as chocolatey as Massachusetts Chocolate Chip Cookies came to be. These are a classic for a reason; there are few desserts that make people happier than chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven. Just watch as your own face brightens as these cookies get served. That’s pure joy you’re feeling and pure joy you’ll be tasting!

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  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup nuts, optional, chopped


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2 –In a small bowl, mix the flour, the salt, and baking soda.

Step 3 –In a large bowl, cream the butter, the granulated sugar, the brown sugar, and the vanilla extract together until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Step 4 –Add the eggs to the butter mixture, one at a time, and beat well after each addition.

Step 5 –Gradually fold the flour mixture into the butter mixture, being careful not to overmix.

Step 6 –Stir the chocolate chips and the nuts into the batter.

Step 7 –Drop the cookie dough by the tablespoon onto a baking sheet.

Step 8 –Bake the cookies until they are golden-brown, about 10 minutes.

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Step 9 –Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes.

Step 10 –Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 11 –Serve.