Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in all the land

With the holidays coming, I decided it’s time to let you in on our family’s secret chocolate chip cookie recipe. If you are lucky, I will also share my mother in laws super secret broccoli salad recipe at the end of the blog…Jan, if you are reading, it is just too good to not share!!

Keeping this post short and simple…so here we go!

You’ll need:

*2 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour

*1 tsp. baking soda

*1 tsp. salt

*2 sticks butter {softened}

*3/4 cup granulated sugar

*3/4 packed brown sugar

*1 tsp. vanilla extract

*2 large eggs

*1 and 2/3 cup chocolate chips

Preheat: oven to 375F

Combine: flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a larger mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto uncreased baking sheets.

Bake: 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

Yep, that’s pretty much how I look and feel making these bad boys.

Ok, ok…now before I get sued by Nestle for stealing their recipe…yes this is indeed the recipe that is on the back of the bag of chocolate chips. BUT we have one way that we edit this recipe that makes a HUGE difference!!

Instead of adding 1 2/3 cups of chocolate chips, we add every damn chocolate chip in the whole house. I’m talking milk chocolate chips, mini chips, white chocolate chips…hell throw in some peanut butter chips. Only makes it better.

And yes we probably divvy it out and eat half the dough and only make half the actual cookies.

And yeah so my secret recipe isn’t anything fancy and won’t likely end up on a cooking blog or actually a secret…but I promise these cookies are freaking delicious. And not complicated. Just trust.

Now, ever since I have been included in Gill family Thanksgivings, I have eaten my fill of my mother in law’s broccoli salad. After a couple years, I asked for the recipe which she informed me was also a secret family recipe.

It wasn’t until I was married in, that she filled me in.

Wal-Mart’s deli.

Yep. She bought it. Every year. Just put in her own bowl.

It was then that I knew without a doubt I belonged in this family. #mypeople.

Happy baking friends!


8 thoughts on “Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in all the land

  1. Denise

    Totally Love this as I was reading it I was like that is exactly what I do except I put all the chocolate chips I have in my pantry in my recipe! So great minds think alike!!! πŸ˜‰ Also I usually double it because by the time the cookies get made we’ve eaten all the cookie dough & only have enough for like 12 cookies! Love your MIL’s way of thinking it’s like Living With Landyn & her mashed potatoes she’s buys & puts in a fancy bowl. I’m beginning to think maybe this is how lots of people manage to pull off BIG holiday meals. Thank you for sharing & thank you for sharing your family with us!!! πŸ’›πŸ’›

    1. Admin Post author

      YES!!! A DOUBLE BATCH!! We do that often too!! And I am big on low stress ways of entertaining…we order a lot of Pizza Hut around our pool! I like to think people tend to remember the good times and company more than the food πŸ˜‰ Ha!

  2. Malisa Mayo

    I use this recipe but my family only likes milk chocolate chips! I also refrigerate for three- four hours before baking.

  3. Laura Thomas

    My cookies always turn out flat… I’ve tried everything, but chocolate chip cookies are my MOST FAVORITE dessert of all!!! πŸ˜€

    1. Admin Post author

      My are flatter if I leave them on the pan too long after they come out…if I take them off right away they are fluffier! And maybe try a tiny pit more flour?

  4. Marisa Bowens

    Love this! I just got back from the Bahamas h we live in central New Jersey πŸ™ and seeing this put me right back in the baking Mood! Tomorrow a restock of all baking musts are in order! Thanks Ladies

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