Historic Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate and cookies are a pairing with a long history. Martha Washington was known to serve her guests chocolate cakes, which were crisp rectangular cookies served with a cup of hot chocolate for dipping. Today we enjoy a wide variety of chocolate filled and covered cookies, but the classic chocolate chip cookie is a timeless favorite.

With American Heritage Historic Chocolate, you can put a historic twist on this classic cookie. A chopped chocolate block produces deliciously spiced chocolate chunks that can be substituted into any favorite cookie recipe that calls for chocolate chips or chocolate chunks. Use one roughly chopped chocolate block for every cup of chocolate chips your recipe calls for.

The American Heritage Historic Chocolate Block chops up easily into an irresistible addition to your cookies. The smaller pieces infuse the cookie dough with dark chocolate flavor, and the larger chunks leave pockets of rich chocolate seasoned with an 18th century spice blend. If you’re looking for a new favorite cookie recipe, try our historic chocolate chunk cookies. This recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies.


  • 1 ⅛ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 American Heritage Historic Chocolate Block, roughly chopped


  1. Heat oven to 375ᵒ.
  2. Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Using an electric mixer, blend butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl until smooth and creamy.
  4. Add egg and blend well.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing until well combined.
  6. Gently fold in chocolate chunks. Stir until they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  7. Drop heaping teaspoons of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet about two inches apart.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  9. Allow cookies to cool slightly on cookie sheet before moving to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

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