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Grandma’s Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Nothing beats homemade chocolate chip cookies, especially when you’re a child.

Both Mrs.CBB and I are cookie lovers, and if it’s homemade, we’ll eat it.

Mrs. CBB said that her grandma was always baking something in the kitchen as a child.

She’s tried all of her grandma’s chocolate chip recipes, but there was only one that she loved.

Her grandma (nanny) was born in 1918 and passed at 99 years old, so she knew a thing or two in the kitchen.

Today we’re making Mrs. CBB’s Grandma’s Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Grandma's Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
Grandma’s Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies From Grandma

Some of Grandma's Baking Books from 1950's Wok With Yan, Good Housekeeping, Cake Book, Kellogg's Recipe Book
Some of Grandma’s Baking Books from the 1950s

Grandma was Mrs. CBB’s kitchen hero, and so was her mother, often baking pies and treats.

We were able to get a box of her recipes and written recipes and cut-outs from magazines.

She was looking through the box brought back memories for Mrs. CBB as she remembers the recipe books.

We found a Kellog’s recipe book, Wok With Yan cookbook, Good Housekeeping Cakes, lots of cut and paste from magazines and written recipes.

However, what caught my attention was how life was before computers even existed.

There was no photocopying, email or text, so the recipes she saved are super old.

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies For The Holidays

Luckily, we have all the homemade cookie recipes that she would typically make at Christmas.

Baking cookies during the holidays was grandma’s way of saying I love you.

Money was scarce while grandma was growing up, and being in the kitchen with her mom was normal.

Homemade cooking in the early 1900s was how people ate as there were no fast-food restaurants.

That kind of lifestyle stays with you as the years go on and the world evolves.

Visiting Grandma For Christmas

It was still dark outside, but that didn’t stop Mrs. CBB from getting up to see grandma.

She believes that her love for baking started since she would often help make cookies.

Baking was something Mrs. CBB was interested in because she learned from her grandma.

You would find trays of homemade chocolate chip cookies, walnut cookies, chocolate chip walnut cookies and gumdrop cookies.

Her grandma taught her to make pecan snowballs, chocolate peanut butter balls, and festive coconut balls at Christmas.

They are easy recipes where Mrs. CBB would help roll balls and set them on a baking tray.

Grandma would set out cookies to cool around the kitchen and on the dining table in the sunroom.

It was hard not to eat her grandma’s cookies because they were everywhere on baking day.

I laughed when Mrs. CBB told me that because it made me think of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

How To Make Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

I like all types of cookies, but Mrs. CBB wants a thick cookie filled with goodies such as nuts, raisins, oats etc.

Once you make this recipe, you’ll notice they are similar to what I’ve just described and not crunchy and thin.

I refrigerated the chocolate chip cookie batter for 20 minutes before scooping them out.

Use a melon ball scoop 4 in a row and then press them down.
Use a melon ball scoop 4 in a row and then press them down.

I used an extra-large baking sheet lined with parchment paper for this recipe.

The goal is never to overbake the sides or bottom of the cookie as the texture changes.

Even a minute extra in the oven will make a difference, which happened to my first batch.

Another thing to keep in mind is that everyone has a different oven in their home.

Often this is why I watch when I bake cookies and try not to leave the kitchen,

As soon as the timer goes off, I take them out immediately and set them on a cooling rack.

Cookies will continue baking if you leave them on the tray you don’t want.

Set the oven temperature at 325 degrees and bake the cookies for 8 minutes.

I baked my first batch for 10 minutes, and the bottoms turned out too dark for my liking.

Homemade chocolate chip cookies baked for 10 minutes too dark
Homemade chocolate chip cookies baked for 10 minutes too dark

Step By Step- Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

Homemade chocolate chip cookies with mini chips.
Homemade chocolate chip cookies with mini chips

Again, you will see above the back of a cookie baked for 10 minutes a little too long.

They are still delicious, but if you want the perfect chocolate chip cookies, bake them for 8 minutes.

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies cooling on a cooling rack
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies cooling on a cooling rack

This cookie recipe will make approximately 40 cookies which is fantastic if you need a large amount

The above photo of homemade chocolate chip cookies is perfectly baked.

I’ve eaten about 8 of the cookies, so the rest is now in a freezer bag until Christmas.

How to make homemade chocolate chip cookies step by step
How to make homemade chocolate chip cookies

You’ll love that you only need one bowl to make these chocolate chip cookies.

I’ll eliminate them if I don’t waste time with kitchen gadgets.

I used a wooden spoon and spatula to incorporate the cookie batter.

When I make cookies, I often try not to overmix the batter depending on what cookie it is.

I also used the mini chocolate chips, which are far better than the regular-sized chocolate chips.

Recipe For Homemade Chocolate Chips

Chocolate Chip Cookies Freshly Baked on A Cooling Rack
Chocolate Chip Cookies Freshly Baked on A Cooling Rack

The printable recipe will be below.

Prep Time – 10 minutes plus 20 minutes in the refrigerator

Bake TIme – 8 minutes

Servings – 40

Pre-heat oven- 325 degrees

Ingredients For Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

One Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Although it is one bowl it could be two based on what you use to melt your butter.
  • Melt the butter and let it cool for a minute
  • Mix the melted butter with the brown sugar in a large mixing bowl until combined 2-3 minutes
  • Add the pure vanilla extract, eggs and stir with a wooden spoon until combined
  • Pour the flour, baking soda, baking powder, corn starch and salt and mix batter until combined
  • Add in a bag of mini chocolate chips and mix through with the wooden spoon
  • Ensure that you get all of the ingredients from the bottom of the bowl combined.
  • Line an extra-large baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Using a small Ice cream scoop out the batter and put it on the parchment paper
  • With your finger lightly press the cookie down a bit and push in any chocolate chips around the cookie
  • Bake in the oven for 8 minutes, remove and set them gently on the cooling rack one by one
  • Eat them hot from the oven or let them cool completely which is what I like.
  • Depending on the size of your baking sheet and scoop the bake time will change
Yield: 40

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grandma's Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is from Mrs. CBB's grandma, who loved to bake. These homemade chocolate chip cookies are the perfect cookie recipe,

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 package mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Although it is one bowl, it could be two based on what you use to melt your butter.
  2. Melt the butter and let it cool for a minute
  3. Mix the melted butter with the brown sugar in a large mixing bowl until combined 2-3 minutes
  4. Add the pure vanilla extract, eggs and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
  5. Pour the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cornstarch and salt and mix batter until combined.
  6. Add in a bag of mini chocolate chips and mix through with the wooden spoon.
  7. Ensure that you get all of the ingredients from the bottom of the bowl combined.
  8. Line an extra-large baking sheet with parchment paper
  9. Using a small ice cream scoop out the batter and put it on the parchment paper
  10. With your finger, lightly press the cookie down a bit and push in any chocolate chips around the cookie
  11. Bake in the oven for 8 minutes, remove and set them gently on the cooling rack one by one
  12. I like to eat them hot from the oven or cool them completely.
  13. Depending on the size of your baking sheet and scoop, the bake time will change.

Notes

The extra 20 minutes is when you chill the dough for 20 minutes in the refrigerator. Now would be a great time to start clean-up.

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