tasty tuesday: mom's chocolate chip cookies
Jordyn and I definitely got our love for cooking and baking from our mom, and we are so blessed to have been encouraged to help in the kitchen from a young age. We were (and still are) always free to experiment in the kitchen, no matter how many mistakes or giant messes we make...and we are so thankful!
Now, this recipe is an absolute classic in our house....and there are almost always a few kicking around, whether it be in the cupboard, or in the freezer. Chocolate chip cookies are my dad's all-time favorite, which is the reason for their abundance!
This recipe is the brain child of our mom, who combined and modified 2 different recipes until she had her own creation that she was happy with!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups Butter (or margarine) - at room temperature!
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla
2 tsp Baking Soda
4 1/2 cups Flour
2 heaping cups of Chocolate Chips
1) In a large bowl, mix together the butter and both sugars.
2) Add in your eggs and vanilla, and mix until nice and fluffy.
3) Gradually add in the flour and baking soda.
4) Stir in the chocolate chips.
5) Scoop the dough onto a cookie sheet (using a silpat on your cookie sheet is best!).
6) Bake at 375 degrees for 10-11 minutes.
Jordyn and I love using a scoop when putting the dough onto our pan. It makes the job nice and easy, and helps keep the size your cookies uniform!
Another tip is to always pull your cookies out a little bit before you think they're done. Cookies tend to bake a little after you pull them out of the oven, and will set as they cool.
In my opinion, there are two ways to enjoy these cookies. Either warm out of the oven, or cold out of the freezer. I don't know why, but I'm a sucker for frozen cookies!
Now, go ahead and make these cookies! They taste like home, and are perfect when paired with a glass of milk.