Deer Valley Ski Resort Famous Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Deer Valley Ski Resort opened in 1981 and a favorite for many skiers today. Some resort facts and accolades include:
3000 feet of vertical
2026 skiable acres
101 designated ski runs
27% beginner, 41% intermediate, 32% difficult
24 chair lifts with 12 high-speed quads
Ranked #1 for Grooming in SKI Magazine 2016
Ranked #1 for Service in SKI Magazine 2016
Ranked #1 for Access in SKI Magazine 2016
Ranked #1 for Lodging in SKI Magazine 2016
Ranked 3rd Overall in SKI Magazine 2016 and 2015
Ranked 2nd Overall in SKI Magazine 2014, 2013, 2012
Ranked 1st Overall in SKI Magazine 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

The resort was ranked #1 for On-Mountain Food in SKI Magazine 2016, and one of the locals and guests all time favorite food item is the Deer Valley Chocolate Chip Cookie. Here’s the recipe for you to make and enjoy, until the next time you can come and enjoy the resort (and cookie) for yourself!

If you want the recipe for the other famous dish, Deer Valley Turkey Chili, or an update on the “Mayflower” Expansion (as much as 2.8 million square feet of residential hotel, condos, to be built), email Hong McDonald at

Deer Valley’s Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
  • 1/2 Pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  1. Preheat the oven to 325* F
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla
  4. Mix well and scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl
  5. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt
  6. Mix into the creamed butter, scraping again
  7. Stir in the chocolate morsels
  8. Line 3 large baking sheets with parchment paper or oil them lightly with canola oil
  9. Scoop the cookie dough into 12 large (1/3 cup) mounds arranging them 4 to a sheet about 3 inches apart
  10. Bake until cookies are flat and very lightly golden brown (about 20-25 minutes)
  11. *makes 12 jumbo or 24 medium cookies
  12. *High Altitude – reduce sugar to 3/4 cup