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Rainy Day Chocolate Chip Cookies

This Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe bakes up thick and chewy. They are full of semisweet chocolate chips and nuts and sure to please. This is what to bake on a rainy day!

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

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The weather has changed in central Oklahoma today.

Yesterday was close to 70 degrees, but we only got into the 50’s today before the temperatures started falling again.

The changing weather brought with it some rain and possible sleet and snow later tonight.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baking cookies on rainy days is a family tradition so the kids and I made chocolate chip cookies this evening.

When I started getting the ingredients out of the pantry, Noah came into the kitchen with his hand out.

What do you think he wanted? Chocolate chips!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I make chocolate chip cookies, I like them to be chewy and FULL of semisweet chocolate chips and nuts.

No thin and crispy cookies for me.

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I like to use a cookie scoop to drop the dough onto the cookie sheet.

I think it makes it so much easier.

In between batches, I keep the bowl of dough in the refrigerator.

Cold dough helps the cookies hold their shape better and not spread as much.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

This evening, I was cooking hamburgers while we were baking the cookies so I asked Emily to get the bowl of cookie dough out of the refrigerator and put them on the cookie sheet.

I turn around and she’d gotten the bowl of cookie dough out of the refrigerator and set the bowl on top of the cookie sheet.

Not what I meant! Haha.

It didn’t take her long to realize what I was asking her to do.

I have these AirBake cookie sheets and they are super.

They cook perfectly evenly and are such a breeze to clean up. And no rust ever!

Chocolate Chip Cookies Semi-Sweet Chips

I hope you’ll try our chocolate cookie recipe next time it’s a rainy day. I wouldn’t blame you if you don’t want to wait that long though!

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 40 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These chocolate chips are thick and chewy and full of semisweet chocolate chips. Just perfect for a rainy day!


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2+ cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream together butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix in baking soda, salt, and flour. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by cookie scoop onto cookie sheets. 
  3. Bake for 11 minutes until lightly browned around the edges. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 40 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g

Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.

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