Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mom's Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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8 Reviews
Chocolate chip cookies have been a favorite for generations.
30 min
Prep Time
1:25
Total Time
60 cookies

Ingredients

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.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  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. 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.

Recipe Tips

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

Variations:
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.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

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

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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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.

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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.

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I LOVE IT!!!!!!

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

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

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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

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i think it tasted very good

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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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