Ultimate High Altitude Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ultimate High Altitude Chocolate Chip Cookies

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"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."


25 m servings 122 cals
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Original recipe yields 48 servings



  • Calories:
  • 122 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 5.3 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.9g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 84 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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  1. 202 Ratings


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!!!

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 switch...

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 ou...

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...

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...

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 a...

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.

Didn't work in Colorado Springs (elev 6000ft). Flat cookies that spread out all over the pan instead of rising.

I loved this recipe! I have been having problems with all my cookies coming out flat as a pancake, but these were perfect!