In my family, we simply call these "Grandma cookies". My entire life, my Grandma has made these and they are incredible. I'm not sure what she does that makes hers that much better than mine (other than the fact that she's 84 and I'm 26, so experience is a factor) but these are gone in minutes at family gatherings. She even sends the grandkids off to college with them. The biggest thing I can say is DOUBLE THE CHOCOLATE CHIPS. It makes them spread a little less and who doesn't like extra chocolate!
Yum - these are really good. I made exactly as written and we all loved them. Made for Spring PAC 2012
Ohhh my gosh! I have been looking for this exact recipe for YEARS! It was this recipe I grew up with my Grandma baking, but after she died I just couldn't remember the recipe! Thank you so much for sharing this! I made the cookies this evening for my family and they were a total hit, just like I remembered them! :) Thank you again!
I have made this recipe for years now, the one thing I change is that I use 1 tsp of vanilla and 1 tsp of orange extract. Gives the cookies a little something that seems to keep people coming back.
I've used this recipe for many years and it was a nice treat to make them again. Thanks for sharing.
This is by far the best recipe! Used to make them all the time when I still lived at home. I have made many other recipes that just don't turn out. I had to call my mom for the recipe after all those other fails.
I've been making these cookies since I can remember. They've been a favorite of mine since I was about 9. My sister always made the snicker doodles out of the old, beat up Betty Crocker cookbook my mother received as a hand-me-down wedding gift in 1978, while I always made the chocolate chip cookies. I almost always omit the nuts simply because I'm not a huge walnut fan. I also tweak the baking time. I undercook my cookies so that when they come out of the oven, they're still fairly doughy in the center, enough that not-so-gentle prying off the baking sheet will break them. I found that by doing this, super chewy and soft cookies result every time. I've had many people ask me what my "secret" for such a perfect cookie is and that's honestly it! :) I will always have fond memories of baking these suckers and I consider them my "go-to" cookie. A+ recipe.
This was the recipe I used while competing in 4-H MANY moons ago. Won me purple ribbons every time!
This was the first chocolate chip cookie recipe I ever used with my mom and it is the best!!! I use light and dark brown sugar and these cookies are just so delicious!!!
NutMeag22-- Add about a 1/2 to 3/4 cup of extra flour and maybe 1/2 tsp of vanilla and you can give your Granny a run for her money. :)