Italian Cookies Recipe


There are so many chocolate chip cookie recipes out there, so how do you know which one to make?

Well, stop looking because I have the one just for you right here.





Servings: 4-5 dozen


  • 2/3 cup (1 1/2 sticks/6 oz/170 gm) butter or shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup nuts (optional)
  • 1 (12 oz.) package chocolate chips



Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C).

Mix together throughly, the butter (or shortening, if using), both sugars, the egg, and the vanilla.

In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt and blend into butter mixture. Stir in the nuts (optional) and chocolate chips.

Drop rounded tablespoons of dough about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.

Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until delicately browned.

Cool slightly before removing from baking sheet.



Source:Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book (1963 Edition)





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