Monday, July 20, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are legendary in my family. My mom has been making them for who-knows-how-long, and she basically isn't allowed into any family function without them. Then everyone fights for who gets to keep any leftover cookies. I have recently discovered the same fate with my husband's relatives. One family lives about 45 min away (the rest of our relatives are more like 2-4 hour flights away) and they invited us up for a cookout this weekend. We were happy to be able to visit with them, and I knew I had to make these cookies because they devoured them during our last visit.

If you are looking for soft, chewy cookies, then these are not for you. They are on the thinner side (mine are exceedingly thin but I made a few substitutions that were perhaps not the best idea), and definitely crunchy.

Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 sticks of salted butter, melted
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

1. In a large bowl, mix the sugars and melted butter until combined. Add the eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla and stir. Add one cup of flour and the baking soda, stir until incorporated (good for arm muscles if you do this by hand!). Add second cup of flour and incorporate into the batter. Add the last 1/2 cup of flour and combine. Stir in chips and nuts.

2. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. Drop heaping spoonfuls of batter onto sheets. Bake at 375 for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool completely, then enjoy!


  1. I am a chewy cookie person myself but my mom loves her cookies like this. I will definitly have to try making these for her! They look great! I just recently found your blog and love looking at all of your stuff!

  2. My husband loves thin and crispy chocolate chip cookies. I tried this recipe and it is just the right texture that he likes.