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Delicious cookie, I used pecans in place of walnuts (didnt have any) I plan to make these again today and freeze them. Full of chocolate and great cake like texture. Thanks for posting.

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Evie* February 01, 2003

I also used pecans instead of walnuts. They are easier to come by around here. The cookies are delicious. They are so much better than the typical tollhouse.

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mom42 July 21, 2003

I must say that these cookies are fantastic, even though the recipe itself seems like it's incomplete. It's also kind of difficult for those of us who don't own kitchen scales to figure out the ingredient equivalents (thank goodness for internet conversion charts!!) Difficulties aside, these are the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever had, and they are the only ones I will ever make again! I didn't have any real butter in the house, so I used margarine, and they still came out wonderfully. For anyone who needs conversions, here they are: 1 1/4 cup butter, 2/3 cup each brown and white sugars, 1 1/2 tsp.vanilla, 4 cups flour, 1 1/2 tsp. soda, 3/4 tsp. salt, 2 (12 oz) packages chocolate chips, and just under 1 cup walnuts.

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TrebleClef December 08, 2006

These are absolutely delectable! I have made them MANY times & they always turn out great! If you let them brown in the oven they do come out a little cakey & dry. However, I do not let them brown; rather, I bake them until still slightly moist & pale like Sharon123s picture. (This way, altho they do taste good right out of the oven, they are simply amazing the next day--dense, moist, & chewy--reminds me of a thicker Keebler soft batch cookie). I also like to mold the dough around small or cut-up candy bars (i.e. reeses PB cups, snickers, twix) or small balls of chocolate or PB cookie dough for an extra sumptuous treat. Thanks for the recipe Chef (& thanks for the helpful conversions Trebleclef!)!

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Almond August 11, 2010

We loved these cookies. I say "loved" even though I baked them for Thanksgiving, which is not until tomorrow, because my fiance just couldn't be held back! (I did have a few, too.) I followed the recipe exactly, complete with walnuts as the nut I included. Thanks for yet another wonderful recipe!

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spatchcock November 26, 2003

I remember Mean Chef from when this site was recipezaar waaaay back when. He always had such awesome recipes and this is one of them. My kids and I have been using this cookie recipe for years. It's wonderful. I miss Meanie! So glad this recipe is still here for all of us to use! *grin*

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Piper Lee November 20, 2010

Perfect perfect perfect! Just what I was trying to do get a puffy chocolate chip cookie! Thanks!

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basilbuns October 06, 2008

This didnt even taste like a chocolate chip cookie. So dry. I needed like a gallon of milk for each cookie.

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Callie Cat December 22, 2007

Wonderful cookies which held their shape quite well and didn't melt out to flat discs. The texture is quite soft and the walnuts balance out the sweetness perfectly. I followed the recipe exactly and would not change anything for next time.

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Fiddler May 20, 2007
Mean Chocolate Chip Cookies