Homestyle Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Recipe by Marysdottir
READY IN: 25mins


  • 1
    cup butter
  • 34
    cup sugar
  • 2
    cups flour
  • 1
    pinch salt
  • 12
    ounces semisweet chocolate chunks or 12 ounces chips
  • 8 -10
    ounces chopped macadamia nuts (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Grease cookie sheets.
  • Separate eggs. Bring butter to room temperature.
  • Combine all ingredients except chocolate and egg whites.
  • Mix well.
  • Stir in chocolate (and nuts if you like).
  • Roll in 1 1/2" balls and place on cookie sheet.
  • Flatten balls to 3/8" (Yes, they are pretty thick. They don't spread much.).
  • Brush with beaten egg white. Don't skip this step as it creates the distinctive crackly top.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until just starting to brown on the edges. I find baking a single sheet in the top third of the oven gives the best results. They tend to burn on the bottom if baked lower in the oven.
  • Cool on the sheets 1-2 minutes until firm enough to move to racks for cooling.
  • Alternate preparation method: Roll the dough into a 2 1/2 " diameter log. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for an hour or freeze for up to several weeks. Before baking, thaw if frozen. Cut into slices 3/8" thick. Brush with egg white and bake as above.