Mom's Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies have been a favorite for generations.

30 min. prep time
5 dozen cookies
747 Ratings


1 1/2 cups Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups real semi-sweet chocolate chips


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine butter, brown sugar and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining cookie ingredients except chocolate chips. Beat until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until very lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.

*Substitute 1 1/2 cups candy-coated chocolate pieces or 2 (4-ounce) bars milk chocolate, cut into small chunks or 1 1/2 cups raisins.


Cocoa Chocolate Chip Cookies: Prepare cookies as directed above except omit quick-cooking oats and substitute 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa.

Peanutty Chocolate Chip Cookies: Prepare cookies as directed above except omit quick-cooking oats and substitute 1 cup peanut butter.

Easy Chocolate Chip Bars: Prepare cookies as directed above. Spread dough into lightly greased 15x10x1-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 48 bars.

Recipe Tip

If cookies spread too much during baking, chill dough 1 hour. If cookies still spread too much, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons flour.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 130

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 130mg

Carbohydrates: 18g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #9856B©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I had these cookies at a BnB some years ago. They were fantastic! The inn keeper stated she added about 1/4 c of shredded coconut which really added to the flavor. I have made these numerous times and they are always a huge hit.
I LOVE IT!!!!!!
Cookie came out great,very easy to follow recipe and everyone loved them.
I used half the amount of butter and they are still great. A real keeper.
I have been wanting to try this recipe for a very long time. I finally did it and the cookies did not sread like they should have. What did I do wrong? The dough was very crumbly and the cookie just didn't spread like a cookie
i think it tasted very good
I liked the cookies but I didn't find them to be moist and chewy enough. I would try the recipe a second time to see the results though.

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