Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I can’t believe I’m doing it.

I am releasing my mother’s closely guarded chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Seriously. I feel like it’s a sacrilege.

I think I was saving for a long time, because I thought it’d be prime material if I ever had a cookbook.

But, I’ll just share. If a cookbook is meant to be, it will be.

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So yeah, I know, there is like 500 million chocolate chip cookie recipes on the internet. And yes, everyone thinks *theirs* is best.

But, yeah, mine really is best. Like every cookie I’ve ever tasted, I usually like Mom’s better.

For reals. My mom makes better cookies than your mom.

Don’t feel bad. Your mom probably crochets better than my mom. Or could build a better treehouse.

We all have our talents.
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I also am in love with this recipe because it makes approximately 324,532,134.45 cookies.

A ton.

And after years and years and years and years of making cookies, I got really bored with getting off the couch every 10 minutes to take a new pan out. So… I had a genius idea.

I used my favorite silicone cookie scoop, and I make them all perfectly shaped little balls.

(Here’s my favorite cookie scoop:Β Cookie Dough Scoop with Push Button (Orange))

Then, I place all the balls in gallon Ziploc bags and place them in the freezer.

TIME EFFICIENCY PEOPLE!

NO STALE COOKIES!

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That way, whenever we get the hankerin’ for some cookies, we can just pop out some homemade dough balls, and place them on our Pampered Chef pizza stone that stays in the oven at all times, and VIOLA!

HOT FRESH COOKIES.

I know it’s like SO cliche, but warm chocolate chip cookies are probably my favorite all time dessert.

Maybe it’s something about home….

~ Peace, Love, and the Comfort of Cookies Y’all

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P.S. One final note.

Yeah, I know this uses Crisco and all. And I’m like trying to be al *paleo* and everything, but come on, there are exceptions. I’ve tried lots of combinations, and this just works best!

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Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 5-6 dozen

Ingredients:

1 stick butter (1/2 cup), softened
1 stick butter flavored Crisco (1 cup)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
12 oz. chocolate chips
5 cups flour
1 cup oatmeal (optional)

Directions:

In a large bowl, begin by creaming butters and sugars. Once thoroughly mixed, add vanilla and eggs one a time, mixing well after each addition. Add dry ingredients one cup at a time. By the end, the dough will be thick, and it may be necessary to mix by hand. Add in the chocolate chips and oats, if desired. Scoop cookie dough into balls, and freeze all dough balls, or bake as desired. Bake at 350 for approximately 12 minutes, until golden.

 

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17 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Denise {@addicted2recipe} — June 25, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    These look so good! Great tip about freezing the cookie dough already scooped. I’m so going to use that.

    • Katie replied: — June 25th, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

      Ohhhh yeah. Ridiculously dangerous. πŸ™‚

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    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — June 25, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

    I believe the secret to a good chocolate chip cookie is the crisco. I like that you use butter flavored crisco! I know how you feel about giving up a sacred recipe…I’m still holding onto a few because I can’t bare to release them yet! A cookbook is definitely going to happen for you πŸ™‚ How’s baking thru the pie cookbook project going???

    • Katie replied: — June 26th, 2013 @ 6:07 am

      I haven’t even gotten to start yet because I’ve been so busy with job interviews!!! And thanks for the positive thinking Haley. πŸ™‚ xoxo

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    sheila — June 25, 2013 @ 10:59 pm

    I do love me some chocolate chips cookies. I will be trying these for sure. Each one of my kids have a different favorite chocolate chip cookie….crazy I know! love the dough balls in the freezer idea!
    xoxox Sheila
    ps your tshirt is in the mail!

    • Katie replied: — June 26th, 2013 @ 6:05 am

      That is hilarious that each kid likes a different one!!! Thanks Sheila, can’t wait to see it!

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    DessertForTwo — June 26, 2013 @ 7:12 am

    I’m reading through this recipe and I bet you’re right: these sound DELICIOUS. Anything with butter-flavored crisco is amazing. And I bet the small amount of oats are awesome. Yep, these are a winner. I will be making these!

    • Katie replied: — June 26th, 2013 @ 7:14 am

      Yay! Hope you LOVE them!

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    Julia — June 26, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    Even if tons of cookies get the “best ever” title, I still say there’s a lot of be said for a damn good chocolate chip cookie recipe and your momma’s recipe looks awesome! I love that it makes a gazillion cookies – that’s how you knot it’s top notch πŸ˜‰ I’m sure I’ll be seeing these delicious devils in your cookbook someday! πŸ™‚

    • Katie replied: — July 3rd, 2013 @ 11:05 pm

      I know!! It’s like, how do you get across to people, “No, I’m serious, these really are the best cookies you’ll ever put in your mouth?” So good, you’ll wanna slap yo’ mama!

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    Miriam — June 27, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

    Well, I never thought I’d see the day that this would be public, much less go viral!! Is our nation ready for Bonny Hodges chocolate chip cookies? OK, it may be ready but is it WORTHY??!! Anyway, remember when Puddin’ (our dog) jumped up on the counter and stole those 4 cookie dough balls? I always think about that every time I make your mom’s cookie recipe LOL

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    Renee Berry — July 2, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    “awesome” <3 you have to hear Lloyd Han's voice when you pronounce this adjective <3

    • Katie replied: — July 3rd, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

      Heehee, my little surfer dude πŸ™‚

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    Maria McAndrews — July 5, 2013 @ 1:33 am

    Ironic because everybody would say that their’s is the best. Normally, there would be bias because that is part of marketing. That is actually a marketing strategy but regarding the taste well, it still remains to be seen.

    • Katie replied: — July 5th, 2013 @ 8:25 am

      That is true! Now you HAVE to try them and tell me what you think! πŸ™‚

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    rachel — July 22, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    butter and crisco! Glory hallelujah woman πŸ˜‰

    Love this recipe!

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    The Hill Country Cook » Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookies — October 16, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

    […] are based on my original Mom’s Chocolate Chip CookiesΒ , and then I had to go and jump on the whole Salted Caramel […]

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