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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

mom's chocolate chip cookies

I don't know that I need to say more. They're Mom's cookies, so they're the best. My mom is known for a few things. Counted cross-stitching is one of them. Chocolate chip cookies is another. And it's no wonder. Everyone loves them. And she makes them all the time. For all sorts of occasions. For every occasion.



MOM'S CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

2/3 c. shortening
2/3 c. butter (not margarine)
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c. chopped nuts
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix thoroughly first 6 ingredients. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop on ungreased baking stone. Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 375 degrees. This is a single recipe which makes about 7 dozen. Mom always makes a double batch.

8 Comments:

Blogger Jen T said...

Always looking for a good new chocolate chip recipe. I have never met a chocolate chip cookie I haven't like, so am excited to try your moms! Thanks for sharing!

November 18, 2009 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I always make a double batch, too, and freeze the extra dough in little balls on a cookie sheet. Then throw them in a bag when they're frozen and always have homemade cookies ready in a flash!

November 18, 2009 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

I haven't had homemade chocolate chip cookies for years! I am leaving work right now to go make some! 8-) LOL. Thanks for sharing!

November 18, 2009 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger jbuffan said...

I am also known for a few things...I wish it was something daring but that is not so. I am a very good baker I think it's because I truely love it but that means I am ALWAYS on the look out for the perfect choc chip cookie. This one has the look I strive for, lumpy & full, not flat. Hey that sounds like Me!!
Thanks for sharing.

November 21, 2009 at 7:15 PM  
Anonymous Michele said...

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I used it over the holidays, and the cookies turned out beautifully. Rave reviews all around. The taste was wonderful but what I loved most was that they stayed full and didn't flatten completely like a certain famous recipe that I always use does. Thanks again!

January 26, 2010 at 8:06 AM  
Anonymous Cx2 Mum said...

I can't wait to try them out, I've been looking for a recipe that keeps the cookies large and moist and not flat! Will make them this weekend!
Thanks for the recipe!

February 11, 2010 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger BellaMamma said...

I have almost the exact same recipe. My mom was not a cookie-maker, so I had to learn on my own. Cookies are the best.

February 22, 2010 at 8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to BellaMamma.....I thought this recipe sounded familiar, and sure enough it is in my old "Better Crocker's New Boys and Girls Cookbook" seventh printing 1970, copyright 1965 by General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn. So, no wonder it's a great recipe!
The only difference is that in this cookbook, the ingredients are all half of the recipe on this site.
I don't bake much anymore, because I can't afford (calorie wise) to eat a lot of goodies...am 71 years old (and if they were around, I would eat them!), but I used to make them when my kids were young, and I remember my mother used to make them often.
That this recipe has been around so long that many don't know where it first came from is a testiment as to how good it is!!!
Happy Easter to all,
Leah Kinder

March 24, 2010 at 8:18 AM  

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