Chocolate Chip Cookies

cookiesI am pretty sure zero people out there need a recipe for chocolate chip cookies.  I mean, there’s one on the bag of chocolate chips.

But I just can’t help sharing this recipe.

When I bite into these, it’s like I’m eating my childhood.   Wait.

Ok, let’s try that again.  You know how sounds and scents can bring you right back to a place?  One bite of these cookies brings me back to being a kid.  From helping my mom mix in the chocolate chips to licking the beaters (yup, there’s raw egg in there.  We live dangerously).

They remind me of coming home from somewhere and seeing a bunch cooling on a cut up brown paper bag (my mom had a cooling rack. She hated it and gave it to me.  She still cuts up the brown paper bags from the grocery store to use for cooling treats).

My mom has been making these bad boys my whole life; it was the first recipe I knew I had to take with me when I moved out 13 years ago.

I mean, who doesn’t love the sweet taste of their youth?

Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tarter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


Step 1
First cream together the brown sugar, white sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl
Step 2
Then mix in the flour, soda, salt, and cream of tarter. I like to add a bit of cinnamon here too.
Step 3
Lastly fold in the chocolate chips.
Step 4
Take spoonfuls of the dough and drop about an inch or so apart on a baking pan.
Step 5
Bake at 350 degrees F for about 10-12 minutes

Every time I eat one of these, I am brought back to being a little kid.

And because Cort has a sweet tooth (mostly for chocolate), he likes to make these often.

What treat reoccurs often in your house?  Or what treat reminds you of your childhood?

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