I have a confession to make: I love to bake, but I’ve spent my whole life as a chocolate chip cookie failure.
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.
1 cup salted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
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