This recipe is one that has been being made in my family for years! When my Grandfather was alive it was his absolute favorite and my mom would be sure to send him a full tin of them every year. I am excited to share Grandpas Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies with you here and hope you enjoy them as much as he did.
Today is day 13 of my Christmas Advent Calendar and it is a personal family recipe that my mom has made for years. I have another family favorite coming at you tomorrow, be sure to check back for that recipe!
Building the perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
Now there is plenty of talk out there about what makes the best chocolate chip cookie. But it really all comes down to personal preference. Well, Grandpa’s preference came into play with the addition of coconut and walnuts.
What is really great about this recipe is that it can be used as just a basic chocolate chip cookie, or you can add in any of your favorites. It is a great base recipe and I use it for all my cookie making. I sometimes just make it with chocolate chips and pecans, sometimes I add m&m’s.
Do what makes you happy and make this cookie your own if coconut and walnuts aren’t quite your thing. The best part of making a recipe your own is creating a tradition in your house for people to remember. Food evokes emotion and triggers memories, go make some sticky memories!
For this cookie, I rely on my trusty ice cream scoops. I like THIS ONE for this cookie. It makes just the right size cookie for you to enjoy 1-2 even with your morning coffee.
I recommend having a collection of dishers or ice cream scoops in your kitchen for all sized of cookies and for evenly dishing out muffin or cupcake batters. I even reach for it when scooping mashed potatoes, it lets you make little volcanoes just like you used to get in the school cafeteria. But with better ingredients of course, now that you make them at home!
Grandpas Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 3/4 C Sugar
- 1 C Brown Sugar
- 1 C Butter
- 1 T Vanilla Bean Paste
- 2 Eggs
- 3 C AP Flour
- 3/4 t Baking Soda
- 1 t Salt
- 3 C Milk Chocolate Chips
- 1 C Walnuts roughly chopped
- 2 C Sweetened Angel Flake Coconut
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the sugars and butter and cream on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping the bowl twice to be sure it is evenly blended. Add the vanilla and eggs and blend until combined.
- Add the remaining dry ingredients including the chocolate chips, walnuts, and coconut. The dough will get stiff but mix gently until you no longer see any white spots of flour.
- Scoop the cookies onto a parchment-lined baking sheet using a small ice cream scoop. Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
- Store in an airtight container up to 3 weeks…if they last that long!
They also freeze well, we usually make them at the beginning of December and freeze in zip-top bags for Christmas.
If you make this recipe, please let me know by leaving a review at the bottom of this page!
Christmas Advent Calendar
A new recipe every day from December 1-24 from me or one of my friends!
We have been working hard to bring you some great recipes that will bring the family together each night leading to Christmas Day. I hope you enjoy them and be sure to let us know if you make them by tagging any of us on Instagram through the month.
Christmas Advent Calendar Recipes
- Day 1 – Kendell’s Candy Cane Coffee Creamer
- Day 2 – Kendell’s Hazelnut Honeycomb
- Day 3 – Lori’s Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons
- Day 4 – Kendell’s Sugar-Free Hot Cocoa Mix
- Day 5 – Sarah’s Cranberry Orange Baked Oatmeal
- Day 6 – Kendell shares Joanna Gaines Peanut Butter Balls
- Day 7 – Kendell’s Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti with Peppermints
- Day 8 – Kathryn’s Chocolate Espresso Silk Pie
- Day 9 – Ruchi’s Holiday Rose Cocktail
- Day 10 – Kendell shares Olivia’s Famous Peppermint Cookies
- Day 11 – Niki’s Puff Pastry Breakfast Braid
- Day 12 – Lori’s Danish Puff Pastry
- Day 13 – Kendell shares Grandpas Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Day 14 – Sarah’s Nutella Hot Chocolate
- Day 15 – Kendell shares Great Aunt Sally’s Pecan Butter Balls
- Day 16 – Kendell’s Homemade “Oreo” Cookie
- Day 17 – Kathryn’s Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread
- Day 18 – Kendell’s Nordic Gingerbread Village
- Day 19 – Niki’s Short Rib Ragu
- Day 20 – Kendell’s Velveeta-Free Pimento Cheese
- Day 21 – Christmas Morning Breakfast Foccacia
- Day 22 – Kristi shares Stacy’s Hot Buttered Rum
- Day 23 – Kendell’s Chorizo, Shrimp, & Chicken Paella
- Day 24 – Kendell’s Artichoke 3 Cheese Dip
MY LATEST RECIPES!
MY FAVORITE KITCHEN TOOLS!
Here are a few links to some of my favorite kitchen tools! You get a car, YOu get a car, YOU ALL GET A CAR…in my best Oprah voice
These Rösle Silicone Tongs are a little pricey but they will last you the rest of your life and are the softest in your hand. This is important for someone like m that cooks so much. It reduces strain, I have 4 sets in my kitchen!
These are my FAVE Nordic Ware Sheet Pans, every kitchen should have at least 2 sets of these! I think I have at least 4 of each of these.
This is my favorite pressure cooker, the Fagor is the same concept as the “Instant Pot” but easier to use in my opinion, if you don’t have one you NEED one, it will be your best friend in the kitchen!
A sharp knife is the most important tool in the kitchen, these Japanese steel “Shun” knives are my favorite! And this is a great starter set to build on. Once you try them you will be in love so use this as a foundation you can build on for years to come.
This Scanpan 11″ skillet is just the right size for almost anything you will need to cook and my best friend and a real workhorse in my kitchen, it’s also a great deal at $99. Scanpan is the best in the world for healthy cooking. It is coated with a proprietary ceramic-titanium coating that is durable while allowing you to use fewer fats and oils when cooking. It is a coating only they use. I could talk all day about my love for these pans, message me if you want more info. Here are some other sizes that are available if you are looking to outfit your kitchen with some new goodies. 8″ & 10″ Skillet set or 8″ Skillet, I still need this one for my kitchen Also, I don’t really know how to cook small so the 12.5″ is my other fave!
This giant vat of olive oil is my favorite, I decant it into a smaller bottle for my counter. Or put this spigot on top of a wine bottle!
My favorite baking dish that is so easy to clean even burnt on cheese slides right off!
This Tovolo jar scraper has to be my single favorite kitchen tool, it is definitely the most used tool in my kitchen. If you are NOT a gadget person, this is the only necessity I say is a MUST beyond the wooden spoon.
A great wood spoon is essential, this Olive Wood one is my favorite, I have more than I can count. But can you really ever have too many?
A food scale can be a very important tool in your kitchen, this one is the one I use every day!
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