Foodie Blog Roll 2

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies


Today is my mom's birthday. Happy birthday, Mom!!! This is her chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is nothing special about this recipe. Except for the fact that it's in almost every one of my Sunday memories gowning up.

And just so y'all know, this was my very first time to make chocolate chip cookies from scratch. I know. I'm growing up so fast.The funny thing is that for some reason, I was a little nervous that I was going to mess them up. Don't worry; I didn't.

Every Sunday, I would sit Indian style on the kitchen counter while my older sister, Jenny, would make these cookies. She would always double the recipe because there are 7 people in my immediate family, and most of the time, we would also have friends over after church. We would still end up with almost the same amount of cookies as a regular batch though, because we would eat spoonfuls and spoonfuls of the dough at a time. Spoonfuls, I tell you! Some were made with nuts and some with out, "So as not to poison my little sister," my mom would say. Some were baked the full amount of time and some were left a little gooey, the way Dad likes them. Jenny would pile up a big plate of the gooey ones and race upstairs and give them to Dad. I always tagged along, as if I helped or something. Then he would instruct us to "hide the rest so he didn't eat them all," even though I'm pretty sure he knew where they were hidden. Yes, Mom's cookie recipe brings back lots of great memories. And after eating several of this batch, it made me so happy inside and so grateful to have such a wonderful family!


Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies
     Becky Munson's recipe {with her notes}
     makes 44
1 C dark brown sugar
1/2 C granulated sugar
1 C butter flavored Crisco
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4 C flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 package semi-sweet chocolate chips {or mint chocolate, milk chocolate, white, dark or butterscotch}
1 C chopped nuts {In Oregon, she used walnuts. In Oklahoma, she used pecans. I used pecans}

"Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until well mixed.  Add the vanilla and stir, then add the eggs, blending after each.  In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda, then gradually add to the sugar mixture, stirring after each addition.  Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.  Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove from pan and cool on counter top.  Makes about 5 dozen small cookies or 3 dozen large ones."
*Just a quick note, I have a convection, gas oven and wanted to try putting them all in at one time. The oven was on convection at 325 degrees and I baked them for 11 minutes. They came out perfect!

Now, every food blogger has their own favorite verion of this recipe, kind of like a man and his "big fish story." So if you were waiting on me to deliver this line, here you go: 
"These are the best chocolate chip cookies in the world!"

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM! I LOVE YOU! XOXO

5 comments:

  1. That is such a sweet post!! I love that the cookies have so many memories attached to them! And for your first time making them...they look awesome!!!

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  2. So sweet!! Happy Birthday to your mom!!

    And these cookies ... look amazing! Plus you know something is good when there is Crisco! ;)

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  3. My mom's recipe has butter-flavored Crisco too. Mom's recipes are the best!

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  4. I feel like I need to celebrate your mom's birthday by baking these!! Happy Birthday to her!

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  5. Some of my favorite foods are simple but filled with childhood memories. Mom food is always the best!

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