Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies
30 min
1 hr 25 min


1 1/2 cups Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup sugar

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

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 semi-sweet chocolate chips  


 *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.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    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. Add all remaining cookie ingredients except chocolate chips. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips.

  3. STEP 3

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

Tip #1

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

Tip #2

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 baking pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.


7Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
130Sodium (mg)
18Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)


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  December 16, 2016

This has been my go-to "base" chocolate chip recipe for the past 15 years. Needless to say, I have a hard time leaving well-enough alone and over the years have made several modifications. I've substituted 1/4 cup of brown sugar for 1/4 cup of granulated sugar. And, substituted 1/4 cup of quick late for 1/4 cup of flour. Although it is not specified, I use two sticks of unsalted (Land o Lakes) butter and one stick of salted butter. Another helpful step, which I recently adopted, is to add the chocolate chips to butter /sugar/egg mixture before adding flour/oats as this dough can get pretty stiff and it makes incorporating the chips a bit of a chore...even for my Kitchen Aid! With all due modesty, I am known for these chocolate chips cookies.

— says Bunny
  October 26, 2013

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.

— says kathleen
  June 27, 2011

I LOVE IT!!!!!!

— says Bela
  March 29, 2010

Cookie came out great,very easy to follow recipe and everyone loved them.

— says J
  April 08, 2009

I used half the amount of butter and they are still great. A real keeper.

— says Maria Teresa
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