Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a confession to make: I love to bake, but I’ve spent my whole life as a chocolate chip cookie failure.

It’s true.

I’ve tried and tried to make a decent chocolate chip cookie and they always fail.

Or at least they used to.

When my mom passed away, I found her handwritten recipe for chocolate chip cookies. So I decided to try one more time to make the cookies that were such a sweet memory for my childhood. (And yes, it says margarine, but I had to use butter. I HAD to!)

Oh, my goodness! They turned out so delicious. It was like taking a trip down memory lane, right into some wonderful days of my childhood spent in the kitchen with my mom.

So I wanted to share her recipe with you today in honor of National Chocolate Day!


If you’d like to watch a video of me making the cookies, just click here.




Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 cup salted butter, softened

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon baking soda

pinch of salt

2 1/2 cups flour

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter and sugars. Add egg and combine. Add vanilla. Stir baking soda and salt into flour then add a little at a time to dough. Stir in chocolate chips.

Use a cookie scoop, or a tablespoon to drop dough on parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes until cookie are just set and barely starting to brown. Remove from oven and cool for a minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Yield: 36 cookies


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3 Responses

  1. Wow these look delish. I will be trying your mom’s wonderful recipe on Mr. Rob. Thank you for sharing this Special treat with us. Love you so much.

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