Radical Rob's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins

This recipe by Rob Standley was featured on Ultimate Recipe Throwdown: Cookies. They are a very sweet cookie that is more soft than crispy. I think they would be equally good with semi-sweet chips. I used toasted pecans in place of the almonds. I used a cookie scoop and got more than 36 cookies. Thanks to the review by Valchemist I changed the recipe to reflect the correct amount of sugar.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix sugars until well combined. Melt butter in the microwave and add to sugar mixture. Stir until well combined. Add vanilla and eggs and stir until well mixed.
  3. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just combined and NO MORE! The dough will be stiff.
  4. Add chocolate chips and nuts. Stir until just combined. Avoid any extra stirring to avoid tough cookies.
  5. Line cookie sheets with parchment. Drop dough onto sheets with a small ice cream scoop. Make sure to leave plenty of space between cookies as they do spread quite a bit. Flatten the dough slightly with your hand and bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges and tops of cookies are just turning brown. Cool on wire racks.


Most Helpful

error in the recipe!! I made these and thought they were too sweet. then I went to the food network website and I see that the recipe creator posted a comment in the review section that says you are supposed to only use 1/2 cup (not 2 cups) of the baker's sugar.

valchemist April 03, 2008

These are good! I made a 1/2 batch, used a cookie scoop rather than the ice cream scoop and got 24 cookies. I like that they are not too sweet or loaded with chocolate chips. I used toasted walnuts that I grinded up small. Made for Opctober, National Dessert Month in Photo Forum.

AZPARZYCH October 01, 2010

These are fabulous cookies! We got the recipe from the food network site after seeing the episode on TV. I also used pecans instead of walnuts. These are our new favorite cookies, and they're darned easy to make. Glad you posted!

riderfan April 19, 2009

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