Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Yummy chocolate chip cookies

Growing up, one of my favourite desserts ever were my mom's chocolate chip cookies--- they were quite the production to make, always with chocolates, raisins (?!)and lots of sprinkles…. my brothers and I would scarf them down quickly and they rarely lasted more than a few days….. being a parent and knowing now how snacks work, I now realise that my parents had their fair share as well.. 

So now that we've begun Christmas baking, we decided to make our very own chocolate chip cookies from scratch…. so many additives and unpronounceable words in the ingredient does not a healthy snack make…. well, I guess neither does the sugar and flour in this recipe--- but at least it's wholesome and homemade right!? And it's also an easy one for family baking night. 

Adapted from the most popular chocolate chip cookie on  All Recipes.


1 cup butter, softened
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts- I used a mixture of walnuts and sliced almonds

I had a very cranky helper who wanted to eat all the chocolate chips

And another very helpful one who stayed in her jammies all day


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth.

Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.

Dissolve baking soda in hot water.Add to batter along with salt.

Stir in flour first, then chocolate chips and nuts. 

Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.

Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned. For chewier cookies, 9 minutes is fine. For more crispy (like my mom’s cookies)- about 11-12 is good.

I get everyone involved in Christmas baking. If you eat it, you can help. 

Again, I like mine crispy so mine are browner than most people would like. 

What about you- what are your favourite childhood treats?

Kate and Emily for Tasty Tuesday
 Kristen for Handmade TuesdaySusan for Love From the Kitchen

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  1. These look delish! I too posted a childhood favorite today lol. Great minds think alike.

  2. Love this! I'm glad you found a great recipe for cookies! I may have to bake some more cookies myself. :)

  3. You had me at Yummy!! i can't say no to a cookie ever, but chocolate chip is my favorite!

  4. These sound delicious! My husbands favorite sweet of all time is chocolate chip cookies. And now I'm in the mood to do some baking. :)

  5. I prefer mine crispy as well. These look delish and Im sure the girls loved them.

  6. Yum, I love crispy cookies, too! You an NEVER go wrong with chocolate chip :)

  7. The cutest little baking helpers! Chocolate chip cookies are the best - homemade is always the way to go :) These sound so good!

  8. YUMMMM! And love your little cookie helpers :)

  9. So funny and cute!! I would totally have a cranky helper and a sweet one, and I love the rule...you eat it, you help make it :) So fun!! xo

  10. I remember and cherish those days. making and eating those delicious cookies together can bond family, believe it, I tell you.


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