If you're tired of having totally flat or stiff and tasteless chocolate chip cookies for the high altitude baker, then this is the recipe for you! If you like firmer cookies, increase the flour by 1/4 cup.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Mix in eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the batter just until blended, then mix in the chocolate chips so they are evenly distributed. Drop cookies by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets spacing 2 inches apart.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the edges begin to turn golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Allow cookies to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

122 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 17.9g 6% DV; fat 5.3g 8% DV; cholesterol 21.8mg 7% DV; sodium 83.9mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2008
I've lived in Colorado 20 years - this is the ONLY chocolate chip cookie recipe that still tastes like "toll house" but works at our altitude. Thank you!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/11/2011
Didn't work in Colorado Springs (elev 6000ft). Flat cookies that spread out all over the pan instead of rising. Read More
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321 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 236
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2008
I've lived in Colorado 20 years - this is the ONLY chocolate chip cookie recipe that still tastes like "toll house" but works at our altitude. Thank you!!! Read More
(146)
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2008
Yay! It worked! I've used Toll House's high altitude recipe and it was just as flat as the orig. recipe. I've tried others that tasted cakey. This is it! Followed directions exactly but switched to Toll house at the end and added 1C. walnuts and the whole bag (2 cups) of chips. PERFECT. Consistantly baked @ 11min using a small ice cream scoop (1 TBSP maybe?) to spoon on cookie sheet. Whoohoo!!! Read More
(68)
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2008
Can I just say thank you Thank You THANKYOU!!! I live at a 9 000 Ft. altitude and as you can imagine making chocolate chip cookies has been a nightmare. This recipe was great! They turned out PERFECT!....FINALLY! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2008
I live at 6900 ft and mastered most other cookies but not choco chip cookies. These were awesome!!! They rose well after baking and look like REAL cookies instead of the flat masses I've been making. They taste great and have the right texture. My kids inhaled them after school today. I will make this (finally!) my new choco chip cookie recipe. Thank you!!! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
I moved to Evanston WY three years ago which is 6850 above sea level. Im from the midwest and never had a problem making cookies untill i moved here. I have tried several chocolate chip recipes and none worked untill i tried this one. I just follwed the directions and got perfect cookies. I will use this recipe again. Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2008
I added the extra flour and an extra 1/2 cup of choc bits to make it a little crunchier and choclate-ier. Definatley worth a try turned out quite nice caramelised and crunchy on the outside and softer but not gooey on the inside. Nice with a big glass of milk. Beware: a little moorish!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2008
Worked great at 4500 feet! This was just what I've been looking for- I'd only reccomend adding more chocolate chips since I'm a chocoalate fiend. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/11/2011
Didn't work in Colorado Springs (elev 6000ft). Flat cookies that spread out all over the pan instead of rising. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2011
I live in Colorado Springs (7000 ft) and these worked perfectly! The only thing I modified was adding a small box of vanilla pudding mix after the vanilla and reduced the flour by 1/4 cup. We like soft, chewy cookies and these came out fluffy and fabulous on 350 degrees for 14 minutes. I've made these twice now, the second time I separated the dough and made the first half the original recipe still using a full 1 cup of chocolate chips and the other half I mixed with 3/4 cup white chocolate chips, 2 oz bag chopped macadamia nuts and 1/2 cup of Craisins. Both cookies came out fabulous and this is my new go to cookie recipe. Read More
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