Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Yummiest Cookies in the World!!!

Well, Ashley posted the best recipe I've had for chocolate-chocolate chip cookies... so I have to post my famous regular chocolate chip cookie recipe. Seriously- these are good. It's definitely the butter. I got the recipe from my grandma, LaRue, a few years ago. I've been wowing people with them ever since. My friends and students beg me for them. It makes a pretty big batch, so be prepared. Also- it's imperative you follow the mixing directions exactly... they taste different when you don't... I promise!

The Yummiest Cookies in the World!!!
(Yes, that's what I titled this recipe when I got it from my grandma.)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

1 pound real butter (2 cups)
2 c. white granulated sugar
2 c. brown sugar (you don't need to pack it)

Cream together for 3-4 minutes and then add

4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla

Cream together for 2 more minutes. In a separate, but small, bowl mix

2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Mix that into the creamed mixture. Then add

1 bag chocolate chips (more if you want)

Slowly stir in 6 cups of flour. Add the flour slowly and keep an eye on it. Depending on the weather you may not need all the flour or you may need a little extra. The dough should be pretty thick.

Use a small ice cream scoop to put the dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake them for 9-12 minutes.

Yeah, I know. It's a big stretch. You really need to figure your oven out by experimenting. The oven at my sister's house makes perfect cookies at 11 minutes, my mother's oven is 10 minutes, my current oven is 9. To keep them soft I always pull them out when they are still white on top and barely browned on bottom. They are thick, so I pull them right off the sheet and put them on the cooling rack. They continue to cook a bit, but stay soft for several days. If you accidentally overcook them, or want to to be softer for longer, put a piece of bread in the cookie container. They'll soften up in a few hours.

Dunk the cookies in milk and you'll feel like you have a piece of heaven in your mouth!


  1. Okay- I made a 1/2 batch. They don't look like yours though! I'm adding more flour- maybe that will help.