Everyone has a favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Maybe its the one their mother or grandmother used to make. Maybe its from a favourite bakery. For me, there is no comparison to the original chocolate chip cookie recipe that my mother has always used and I’m sure that you’ve all seen it…
Its the one right on the Hershey Chipits bag 🙂
My mother made them for us all the time when we were growing up. They are a family favourite and still evoke memories of sitting on the old stool in the kitchen after school, waiting for the next patch to come out, while telling my mom about all the trials and tribulations of school life. One bite of that warm, sweet, salty cookie and all the knots of tensions would ease away. Sense memory is an amazing thing and all it takes is walking back into my parents’ home to the smell of freshly baked chocolate chop cookies and I’m instantly a 9 year old again.
Using this beloved childhood recipe always makes me recall the episode of Friends when Monica is trying to recreate Phoebe’s late grandmother’s beloved chocolate chip cookie recipe. The irony is that it turns out that late great grandma Nesele Tolouse turned out to be Nestle Tollhouse! I loved that. [You can see the clip here]
I highly recommend trying these frozen too. My mom would always try to freeze part of the batch for later, but they tasted just as amazing frozen and inevitably everyone would steal them. I still like to pop a small bag in the freezer for late night chocolate cravings.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Serves: 24 cookies
- ½ cup shortening
- ½ cup butter, room temp
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 package (350g) chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Cream together shortening, butter, brown sugar and sugar. Add in eggs and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
- Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually blend into creamed mixture.
- Add in the chocolate chips...and try not to eat them all out of the bag! Stir to combine.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Cream together shortening, butter, brown sugar and sugar.
Add in eggs and vanilla.
Beat until smooth.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt.
Gradually blend into creamed mixture.
Add in the chocolate chips…and try not to eat them all out of the bag!
Stir to combine.
Its always good to taste test the cookie dough…even if it freaks my mother out because of the raw eggs.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Makes about 24 dozen cookies.
Even posting this picture of these cookies makes me think of my mom. I popped home for dinner one night last week and she had made a fresh batch. I was unable to resist the power of the chocolate chip cookie.
I can’t wait to some day make this “family recipe” for my own kids one day 🙂