Just like momma's cookin' ??

{mom's chocolate chip cookies}

David's mom makes the BEST chocolate chip cookies! I thought I would try my hand.  I knew I would inevitably come up short... and alas, I did.  I was just missing some sort of magic.  I mean, these taste good -- but they are just.. missing something!  Wrong color, wrong consistency... but, nonetheless delicious!

The recipe is a very modified and perfected version of the classic Toll House recipe.  The edits are in purple:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
        *use a little less
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
        *use instead 1 stick butter and 1 cup shortening
3/4 cup granulated suger
        *use 1/2 cup instead
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
        *use 1 full cup instead
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
        *don't skimp! a little extra is best
2 large eggs
12 oz. pkg. of chocolate ships

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
*be careful not to over stir

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
*the key is to undercook these so they stay chewy.  when you take cookies out of the oven slam the the try on the counter so that the dough falls.

I kept these pretty bite size and used mini chocolate chips.  They aren't as super yummy as my mom-in-laws.  But they are yum!

Y'all have any secrets to the perfect cookies?

Sorry no wiggles today.  Things are a bit crazy around here this week (would love your prayers).  


  1. Holy moly, these look divine! Thanks for sharing the recipe and sometimes there is just something magical about the same thing when made by someone else...their personal touch, but I am sure they were still wonderful!

    Liesl :)

  2. Heavens, chocolate chip cookies are my #1 weakness!! And those look really delicious

  3. sounds good to me. I have some friends who vanilla pudding mix for a special ingredient too...Kurt LOVES the Toll House break and bake, no matter how hard I try!

  4. Hello!hese cookies yummy!!!! I am so excited I found your blog today! I can't wait to go back and read your older post! I would be delighted if you would stop by my blog and tell me what you think! I am also having a giveaway you might like.

    Thank you NAt

  5. Sweet! Thank you! I can't wait to try this! I have been having wanting a good chocolate chip recipe. This looks like it may just be it!

  6. They SURE do look amazing!!!!AND SCRUMPTIOUS!!!

    Have a good weekend...

  7. these look delicious!! i need to make some soon.. homemade chocolate chip cookies with milk is the absolute best.

    i will definitely say a prayer for you guys! hope everything's alright.

  8. Ooooo they look good. I love chocolate chip cookies and are always looking for a new fun recipe! *Bookmarking* Thanks!!

    Melanie's Randomness

  9. Ummm yummm those look amazing! My mom has the bestest snickerdoodle recipe, love!

    Hope things are well!!!


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