Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jeanna has been baking chocolate chip cookies ever since she can remember.  Here’s a flashback of her in the 1970’s reading a recipe from the back of the chocolate chips.  When she became an innkeeper, a recipe was created that became a staple, and mildly famous, around Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast, and in the area.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time
10 mins

Cook Time
11 mins

Total Time
21 mins

You’ll always find these on the snack table at the B&B and you can even order some to take home with you or for a private party.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Servings: 48 cookies
Author: Jeanna Stavas – Innkeeper Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour I use 1.25 c whole wheat & 1.25 c white
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 oz chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped) optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375º.
  2. In medium bowl, sift together flour, salt and soda. Mix butter & sugars until creamy; add eggs and vanilla. Add in dry flour mixture and mix until incorporated.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips and chopped walnuts, if using.
  4. Drop by spoon or roll into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment or silpat —12 per sheet. 
  5. Bake 9-11 minutes or until not quite set. Let sit on sheet for 1-2 minutes to finish baking, cool and settle.

Recipe Notes

If you like a soft cookie, the key is to pull them from the oven BEFORE they are completely set.
Dough can be rolled into balls and flash frozen on a cookie sheet. Once frozen, store in freezer bag.