Gram's North Dakota Chocolate Cookies
Recipe type: Old-fashioned Family
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4 dozen
My great-grandmother's recipe for chocolate cookies.
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups unbleached white flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 squares baking chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped
  • 1 cup raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Using a standing or handheld mixer, beat the sugar and butter. Add the eggs, one at a time, then the milk and vanilla.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and beat just until mixed.
  4. Using a plastic spatula or large spoon, mix in the melted chocolate, nuts and raisins.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet and or half sheet pan.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool on racks.
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