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 🙂
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.
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.
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
- 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).
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