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Grandpas Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe was a favorite if my late grandfathers and now we only make it at Christmas time to keep it nostalgic and in remembrance. It's a great way to keep tradition alive!
Author Kendell


  • 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!


Yields - 2-3 dozen depending on the size of your scoop, my family usually scoops them on the smaller side so they fit perfectly on our cookie trays.
They also freeze well, we usually make them at the beginning of December and freeze in zip-top bags for Christmas.