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Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Servings 36 cookies

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Soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies that are never fluffy or cakey. My mom’s recipe that she’s been making ever since I was a little girl! You know they’ve got to be good ๐Ÿ™‚

white plate filled with mom's chocolate chip cookies

This is another one of those times when I was baking, just to bake.

Actually, the truth is that I was planning on making a visit to the school (I’m a teacher but currently on maternity leave) and I don’t think I could ever go empty handed. I’d hate to see the disappointment in their eyes.

overhead image of white plate filled with chocolate chip cookies on white background

But I just wanted to bake something quick, something that I wouldn’t have to slave over and scrutinize and make sure I record every measurement exactly, as I’m going, and then photograph, edit photos, write a post, write up the recipe………………

So I pulled out my old binder of recipe cards and made my mom’s chocolate chip cookies.

Now, my mom was always one who found a good recipe and stuck to it. Which means that I have a whole arsenal of perfect recipes just waiting to be made again and shared.

close up image of chocolate chip cookies broken in two with melty chocolate chips

And so I figured since I had taken the time to bake them, I had better take a few pictures. And you know how the rest of the story goes.

It’s not like I could ever keep them from you, it’s just that sometimes it’s nice to bake just to enjoy baking. But I managed to set those photos aside for a while and now that we’re in back to school mode (I mean you’re in back to school mode — I’m lucky if I’m out of my pyjamas by 9:30)(am), bring on the chocolate chip cookies!

These are perfect for after school snacks or for lunch boxes (yours or theirs!) — I know that I enjoyed a good number of these growing up and I’m sure your family will, too!

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Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies: Soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies that are never fluffy or cakey. My mom’s recipe that she’s been making ever since I was a little girl! You know they’ve got to be good ?
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 168cal


  • 1 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large bowl with an electric mixer), cream together butter and sugars.
  • Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  • Add flour, salt, and baking soda and beat on low speed until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Roll cookie dough into 1″ balls and place 2″ apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (optional — I just love baking with parchment paper!). Bake for 8-9 minutes until just set in the center (they should look totally cooked, but you do not want to overbake! Overbaked cookies will be dry and hard).

Nutrition Information

Calories: 168cal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 24mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Debbie says

    My son leaves for university this weekend. I am making up a recipe book for him. He looked through my recipes and picked his favourites. This is one of them. Thanks Ashley.
    I’ll also be printing a number of our favourite Instant Pot recipes as well plus I’ll give him the Recipe Rebel URL as a resource.
    Thanks again Ashley! Your website is amazing!

  2. Karolina Bobek says

    Thank you so much for this beautiful recipe ๐Ÿ’— ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ˜˜ ๐Ÿ’– My children love these cookies ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก

  3. Sharilee Ensz says

    I’m 14. just made the choco chip cookies! they are the best things iv ever made. they turned out sooo good. we’re going to serve them for refreshments at church tonight. i only made a minor change (because we didnt have the right ingred.) ๐Ÿ™‚ i did a gob of mini semi sweet chips! and i made a half recipe. I DIDNT OVER BAKE!!!!!!!! bravooooo:)
    thanks for this yummy recipe!!!

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Ugh, all us girls are sick here too and I’m thinking I need another batch! I ONLY have 5 more months left today…. Lol. Like I’ve said before, we’ve got lots of room up here ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Amanda says

    I have vivid memories of sitting in class at elementary school, waiting to get home so I could have my mom’s chocolate chip cookies. I love old family recipes like this, that you’ve had a million times but still always leaves you feeling satisfied. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Jessica @ Sweetest Menu says

    These chocolate chip cookie look perfect Ashley! I just made a batch of chocolate chip cookies last night – they have to be one of my favourite things to bake. Simple and yet the beautiful smell fills the house. I think fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookies beat cakes any day!

  6. Neeli @ Neeli's Unique Creations says

    I love a good chocolate chip cookie and these look perfect. I like that these cookies are puffy and not flat like so many chocolate chip cookies I’ve seen and experienced before. A tall glass of cold milk and a few of these cookies would make my day.

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