Our Mama Shelley's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on December 23 2016

Did you love the cookies at our open house last night? Want the recipe?

Our mom taught us to cook and undoubtedly, the first thing we all learned to make were her very unique, very tasty, chewy chocolate chip cookies. These are so dense and chewy that they ***almost*** seem doughy, which is exactly what the four of us love in a chocolate chip cookie. They have a rich, caramel-flavored base thanks to the brown sugar and a delightful texture. All of our friends would beg Shell to make her cookies when they came to our house, and now we want to pass this treasured recipe on to you. It's so easy to make! You don't need a mixer, just a big bowl and a fork (but if you have a mixer, by all means use it) as well as a cookie sheet and an oven. 

Preheat oven to 350 F

1 stick butter

3/4 c sugar

3/4 c brown sugar

2 eggs

1 t baking powder

1 t baking soda

1 t vanilla

1/2 t salt

2 1/4 c flour

1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips

Melt the butter just a bit, add it to the mixing bowl, and stir in the sugar and brown sugar until everything is incorporated nicely. Add the eggs and mix well. Dump in the baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, and salt and stir until combined. Stir in the flour (the dough will be stiff!) and once it's all incorporated, mix in the chocolate chips. Easy, right?!

Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray (or rub it with some butter...that's what Shell does) and either use a cookie scoop or a spoon to make ping-pong-ball-sized balls of dough. Place them on the cookie sheet in a 3x4 or 3x5 array and bake for 9-12 minutes depending on your altitude and preference for done-ness. We like ours baked for 9 minutes to keep them nice and soft and just barely brown on the bottom edges. Remove them from the oven, let them sit on the pan for one minute, then move them to a wire rack or paper towel to finish cooling. 

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Try not to eat the whole batch. We definitely can't help ourselves! 


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