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Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Sep 2, 2014      Comments:  6      Replies:  8     
2 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup of vegetable shortening, I used Crisco, the white kind
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, I mix dark and light sugars together*
2 large eggs, I used jumbo
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 12 ounce package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts, optional
My Mom, Peggy was not known for her baking skills. However, the one thing she excelled at was baking chocolate chip cookies. They were the best. She would bake them on Friday nights and put them in a big Tupperware container that had a seal on it! Oh, the memories of eating warm cookies from the oven. Today, I bake my cookies on the same cookie sheets my Mom used to bake my cookies.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. In a mixing bowl, beat sugars and shortening until creamy. Add vanilla, and add eggs one at a time. Add flour mixture gradually. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts if you are using. Drop by rounded teaspoon on an ungreased cookie/baking sheet.
Bake for 9-11 minutes until golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes and remove to finish cooling on a wire rack. Once cool, store in an airtight container.
*I combine dark brown sugar and light brown sugar for 2 reasons. One for the taste, dark brown has a higher molasses base in it. The other reason is the color. It makes for a warmer browner cookie color. I find if I use all light brown sugar, the cookies seem washed out. If I use all dark, they are too brown!
This recipe can be easily doubled, tripled, etc. This is the recipe I grew up on and my boys grew up on. Now I have the pleasure of making them for my grandson. This recipe is grandson approved.
Michele G      October 22, 2017 at 7:26 pm                       
These are my favorite chocolate chip cookies ever!! So glad I found your recipe!! Always my go to for great cookies! Thanks!
Tampa Cake Girl      October 22, 2017 at 7:28 pm           
Thank you Michele! I have very fond memories of my Mom making these cookies. I am glad you found it too!
Nettie Sebastian      May 15, 2017 at 5:12 pm                       
So happy to have this again it was on my old pad and lost it ! !
Tampa Cake Girl      May 15, 2017 at 5:14 pm           
I am glad you have it again too. Please let me know if you need any other recipes from your old iPad, I would be happy to send them to you.
Nettie Sebastian      December 4, 2016 at 10:22 pm                       
They all look yummy ,but I need to make hubby some chocolate chip cookies ! Thank you for sharing a piece of your mom , she would be so proud of you !
Tampa Cake Girl      December 4, 2016 at 10:24 pm           
Thank you Nettie. I have made these cookies for my boys and they love them. This is a very sweet memory of my Mom.
Veneta Britt      March 13, 2016 at 12:05 am                       
I love that you use your mom’s stuff, so do I, I do use 1/2 crisco and 1/2 margarine, like my mom did. I love the taste the margarine gives them.
Tampa Cake Girl      March 13, 2016 at 12:15 am           
I really do not have many of her things but I cherish her cookie sheets. I know that’s why my cookies taste so good. Thank you Veneta.
April J Harris (@apriljharris)      September 8, 2014 at 3:12 pm                       
I love that you use the same cookie sheet as your Mom did to bake your chocolate chip cookies – it’s such a wonderful way to carry on the tradition. And your cookies do look absolutely delicious – I definitely think your tester was enjoying them Thank you for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop. This is the kind of recipe we are all about I’ll be featuring your recipe in my post this week.
Tampa Cake Girl      May 15, 2015 at 8:17 pm           
Trust me, it’s the best. You will love it. Use the white crisco, not the butter kind. Let me know how you love them.
Sandy Jolly      May 15, 2015 at 8:04 pm           
I’m tearing up, I love that you use her pans. Just about all my pots were my mom’s think about her ever time. Gonna try this recipe never used half and half of the brown sugar. And that crisco instead of butter got to be better.
Tampa Cake Girl      September 8, 2014 at 3:16 pm           
Thank you April! I know my Mom will be smiling in heaven today. My cookie sheets are ones she purchased at Sears and Roebuck many years ago. It’s stamped on the back! This is truly an honor for me.
Charmaine      September 2, 2014 at 9:13 am                       
These look deeeeelicious! Thank your so much for sharing. My 9 year old chocoholic daughter is going to love them! Charmaine
Tampa Cake Girl      September 2, 2014 at 9:35 am           
You are welcome. Now you can create memories with your daughter!