Latvian Chocolate Chip Cookies


Latvian Chocolate Chip Cookies

Riga's Delightful Chocolate Chip Cookies

In the rich culinary landscape of Latvian cuisine, we bring you a delightful twist on the classic American treat - Chocolate Chip Cookies. These Latvian-inspired cookies combine the comforting flavors of chocolate and butter with a touch of local charm. Get ready to indulge in a taste of Latvia with these irresistible treats!

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10-12 minutes

25-27 minutes

This recipe makes approximately 24 Latvian Chocolate Chip Cookies


Vegetarian, Nut-free, Soy-free, Kosher, Halal

Wheat (gluten), Dairy (butter), Eggs

Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Paleo


While the original American Chocolate Chip Cookies are known for their soft and chewy texture, Latvian Chocolate Chip Cookies have a slightly crumbly and buttery consistency. Additionally, we incorporate a hint of warm spices, such as cinnamon and nutmeg, to add a unique Latvian twist to the traditional recipe. We alse have the original recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 150 kcal / 628 kJ
  • Fat: 8g (5g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 19g (12g sugars)
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 0.2g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 2.
    In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. 3.
    In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. 4.
    Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
  5. 5.
    Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  6. 6.
    Fold in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  7. 7.
    Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, drop rounded portions of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  8. 8.
    Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  9. 9.
    Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Butter — Make sure the butter is softened at room temperature for easier creaming with the sugars.
  • Chocolate chips — Use high-quality chocolate chips for the best flavor and texture in the cookies.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a more pronounced Latvian flavor, add a teaspoon of grated orange zest to the dough.
  • If you prefer a softer texture, slightly underbake the cookies and allow them to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  • Experiment with different types of chocolate chips, such as dark chocolate or white chocolate, for a unique twist.

Serving advice

Serve these Latvian Chocolate Chip Cookies with a cup of hot tea or coffee for a delightful afternoon treat. They are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven or within a day or two of baking.

Presentation advice

Arrange the cookies on a rustic wooden platter or a traditional Latvian ceramic plate for an authentic presentation. Dust them with a sprinkle of powdered sugar for an extra touch of elegance.