Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the BEST chocolate chip cookies I have ever eaten!

YES, I realize that is saying a lot...I do! And, you are allowed to say that you have a better recipe. BUT, not until you have tried these!

Jason's mom has been making these as long as I've known him, and whenever I walk in the door and see that familiar cookie tin sitting on the counter, I KNOW what's in there and my heart skips a beat.

So, now I make them! And last night, as I was standing in front of the refrigerator trying to figure out what to have for a late night snack, nothing else would do. Hence, a double batch of Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Here's the recipe...

Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies
a double batch...

1 1/3 cup butter
1 1/3 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla
6 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
1 (12 ounce) bag chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter and shortening and two sugars together. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until combined. Add flour, 2 cups at a time. Add baking soda and salt with last 2 cups. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes. Cookies will seem underdone when first removed, but will set as they cool!


  1. So, Sarah- I saw this photo of you recently in your blog with Max... you don't look like you eat ANY of your amazingly yummy and NON-diet food. What's the deal?

    Thanks for the wet keyboard.

  2. On an unrelated note, check out my friend's blog:

    You can relate, I'm sure.

  3. Everybody's mom has the best cookie recipe. My mom's recipe is pretty good. Actually my wife's recipe is even better.

  4. I had no idea someone still used shortening. Anything with that stuff has got to be yummy...if your heart doesn't stop while eating them :) ha ha! I will have to try this for sure, but only when I have a group to share it with...yes, I know...health food junkie at times.

    Glad you stopped by the blog today :)

  5. Anna made some of these yesterday, and gave me a plate of them. Delicious!

    I'd been meaning to try this recipe out myself, and definitely will since I've tried them.

  6. We made these this morning - DELICIOUS! Thank you for passing this along - I know have my 'official' chocolate chip cookie recipe! Tell Jason's mom Thank You from me, too!

  7. ANOTHER of my favorites!!! Yes a definite baking weekend!!

  8. Just baked them... DELICIOUS!!!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!