Alice Currah’s Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Last night I stumbled upon Savory Sweet Life’s blog for the first time. . I have no idea how this fantastic blog escaped me for so long but I am so happy that I finally came across it! Her name is Alice Currah. Alice’s recipes are beautiful, not too intimidating and she photographs all of the food shots herself. She doesn’t have a husband or friend who is taking these beautiful photos for her. . she’s doing it all by herself, yo! I was so inspired by her story (felt a lot like mine and why I started blogging) and she has a cookbook that just came out. How cool is that?


So I’m looking through her recipes and, if you know me, you know I like sweets. . namely cookies. . namely chocolate chip cookies. I love chocolate chip cookies so much that I think they should be a food group all by itself, separate from sweets or sugary foods. There’s something very iconic about a chocolate chip cookie. . and I love the fact that you will always find a chocolate chip cookie recipe in any baking-oriented cookbook.


I think you can tell a lot about a person/foodie/cook/baker/whatever by what their chocolate chip cookies taste like. I also don’t believe there are people out there who don’t eat them. . Blasphemy!! . How could they not? They are just to darn delicious.


So, of course, I came across Alice’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe EVER! recipe and I knew I had to try it. Word.


I had just baked the New York Times chocolate chip cookie recipe and thought I could put my stand mixer to rest because these cookies were great. Hells no. I whipped that sucker out today (after discovering Alice’s CCC recipe 12 hours earlier; can you tell I was excited?) and let me tell you, and I am quoting Alice Currah here, “my chocolate chip cookies are all that and a bag of pretzels!” She’s right.


I love that she just uses your basic chocolate chip cookie ingredients. I just added some milk chocolate chips in here, along with the semi-sweet to mix it up (and I didn’t have anymore semi-sweet ones). These are what great chocolate chip cookies are supposed to taste like.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Lovers. You gotta try this one. Are these better than the NY Times recipe? You give this recipe a try and let me know. . 😛


The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe EVER!


Some CCC history if you’re interested: The chocolate chip cookie was accidentally developed by Ruth Graves Wakefield in 1930. She owned the Toll House Inn, in Whitman, Massachusetts, a very popular restaurant that featured home cooking in the 1930s. Her cookbook, Toll House Tried and True Recipes, was published in 1936 by M. Barrows & Company,New York. It included the recipe “Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie”, which rapidly became a favorite to be baked in American homes.

Alice Currah’s Chocolate Chip Cookies!
This might be the last chocolate chip cookie recipe you’ll search for. This one is that good.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2¾ cups (12 oz) all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp. smallish-medium coarse sea salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • 2¼ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (or a blend of milk chocolate and semi-sweet; I highly recommend you TRY THIS. you won’t regret it!)

  1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees. Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar until it is nice and fluffy (approx. 3 minutes on medium-high speed). Add both eggs and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes.
  2. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour until cookie batter is fully incorporated. Finally add the chocolate chips until well distributed. The cookie batter should be somewhat thick.
  3. Drop about 2 tablespoons of the cookie dough or use a medium cookie scoop and place the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are nice and golden brown. Remove from the heat and allow the cookies to stay on the cookie sheet for an additional 2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.


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27 Responses to "Alice Currah’s Chocolate Chip Cookies!"

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  1. Spencer

    August 26, 2012 at 4:57 am

    Looks like an excellent recipe! I love a good cookie and would love to try some of your batch.

    • hipfoodiemom

      August 26, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Spencer, you must try this recipe! It’s very simple and easy! Let me know if you give this CCC recipe a go! :)

  2. stellacarolyn

    August 26, 2012 at 7:29 am

    These look great and I love Alice’s blog. I have a few different chocolate chip cookie recipes I’ve tried- my grandmother’s are on my site- and I agree that you can tell a lot about a person based on their cookie of choice!

    • hipfoodiemom

      August 26, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Thank you! I will definitely check out your grandmother’s CCC recipe!

  3. One Happy Table

    August 26, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Hey there! I just nominated you for the Beautiful Blog Award. Congratulations!

  4. Allie

    August 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    these look like my kinda ccc’s. i recently tried the levain copycat recipe and they were AWESOME straight out of the oven. was thinking about doing NY Times next, but these look pretty bangin’. love the crunchy flecks of salt. thanks for sharing, you have a great blog! :)

    • hipfoodiemom

      August 26, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      Thank you so much, Allie! I’m glad I came across your blog as well last night! :)

  5. gottagetbaked

    August 26, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Wow, Alice, this is high praise coming from you for this cookie! I also like that it’s nice ‘n simple recipe using ingredients I already have in the pantry. Your cookies turned out beautifully – they look perfect! I really need to try it ASAP. I already have a line-up of baking for the week ahead but this CCC is next on my to-bake list.

    • hipfoodiemom

      August 26, 2012 at 10:09 pm

      Awesome! Let me know what you and your hubs think. I ate some more today and damn, I must say, they were good. These are running a very close tie (or lead) for #1.

  6. PlantBasedDietAdventures

    September 3, 2012 at 6:29 am


  7. Ashley - Baker by Nature

    September 11, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    There’s nothing prettier than a plate full of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. Happy I found your lovely blog!

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 11, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      Thank you so much, Ashley! And I agree whole heartedly! A plate full of warm, freshly baked cookies makes my heart flutter! :) Have a great day!

  8. mzrichee

    September 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    these look so good! i must try this recipe the next time i make chocolate chip cookies.

    • hipfoodiemom

      September 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      Hi there! Thank you! Yes, you must try! This is now my go-to recipe for CCC’s! :)

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  10. The Hungry Mum

    November 26, 2012 at 6:46 am

    These look aMAZing. Drooooooling!

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  12. Sara

    January 28, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    I made these today and they are perfect! Thanks for the recipe.

    • hipfoodiemom

      January 28, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      oh hooray, so happy to hear that! Thank you Sara! Hope you are doing well!

  13. aparate sudura mig mag

    February 1, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Hello! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be
    okay. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

  14. Mela

    May 15, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Hello Alice,

    I have been your fans for a while. Today I decided to try this recipe and after the very first bite… I think I should write you. You are right about this recipe! The cookies are irresistible, very yummy. Not too sweet.

    Will share them with my friends tomorrow. Thank you for the wonderful recipe. :)

    • hipfoodiemom

      May 15, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      That’s so great to hear! Thank you, Mela! enjoy!


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