Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Cookie #12: Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well, y'all. This countdown just wouldn't be complete without Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I have shared this recipe before, but it is worth posting, again. I can't tell you how many people came to me after trying this recipe and told me it's the best one they've ever made.

I have made many, many different kinds of chocolate chip cookies - ones with oatmeal, coffee grounds, nuts, M&Ms, butterscotch chips - you name it, I've tried it. But, I have yet to find another chocolate chip cookie recipe that even comes close to this one.

And, since they remind me of Mom - my mother-in-law - whom I love so very much, they carry such special meaning every time I bake them.

If you only make one batch of cookies on this countdown, bake these! I promise - you will love them!

Our lesson: The wisemen traveled very far to see baby Jesus. We travel a long way to see Grandma, too - but, we are so excited to go to Grandma's house, the trip doesn't seem so long.

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.

Drop by large tablespoons (or ice cream scoop) onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes. Cookies will seem underdone when first removed, but will set as they cool!


  1. I made these when you posted them before. They are a classic!

  2. oh yes! It is the shortening baby, our Mom-mom Tita swears by the makes all the difference in them Cc cookies!

  3. What is it about shortening? Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    I assume you'll be doing blog posts on 30 days of Dieting in January, right? :) I have to give away the cookies I make from you b/c I have very little self control. :)

  4. I made these cookies when you posted them before...they are to die for! We made way too many for just my hubby and I so he took some to work. Everytime somebody bit into one, all you could hear were "mmmmm", they gobbled them up! I'm making them tonight for a christmas party and I don't expect to bring any home hehe!

  5. LOL at emily's comment about the 30 days of dieting in January - i would totally have to agree :o)

    oh and shortening is what makes these cookies the best. my recipe is so similar and they are the BEST - YUM!

    after all the baking we have been doing, trying all your yummy recipes, landon asked me the other day when i was going to just make some chocolate chip cookies. he will be glad to know they are on the countdown :o)

  6. Can't wait to try these. I was going to make Dave some chocolate chip cookies for his birthday (totally not going out to get cake ingredients in this weather, but want to make him something special) so maybe I'll do this recipe for him!

  7. Just finished making these...OH MY STARS. They are SO good! Thanks for the recipe!

  8. These sound super good. I'm going to try it. Thank you and Merry Christmas :)

  9. Thanks for the recipe! Mmm, eating one right now. I made a mental note of your Choc. Chip Cookie recipe when Shannon/Rocks in My Dryer linked you back in December... and today I made 'em, um, for the kids.

    It's a good thing that I cut the recipe in half, because I would have done more than my fair share in making sure that none of them go to waste no matter how big the batch was. They're that good.