Guest post from my sister, Brigette
I’ve made a lot of chocolate chip cookies over the years.
I remember being 9 or 10 and feeling so excited the first time I made them all by myself. I quickly discovered that if you know how to bake a good cookie, you will always have friends!
When we lived overseas for two years, I was able to build many relationships with the local children as a result of chocolate chip cookies — after introducing them to this American staple, they were quickly hooked, so they obviously had to keep coming back to my house since it was the only way to get more!
This recipe is one of my all-time favorite cookie recipes. I’ve adapted it slightly from a recipe from one of my all-time best girlfriends (Thanks, Elsie!). It’s traveled the world with me, and has consistently turned out in many different ovens.
These buttery gems are crispy on the edges and soft and gooey in the center. Not too puffy, and not too flat. Perfect.
It’s a pretty basic recipe with a couple of interesting additions. I don’t recommend making any substitutions or leaving anything out!
Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 4-5 dozen cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- ½ cup quick cooking oats*
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 ½-2 cups chocolate chips
*You can use regular rolled oats if you prefer – just process them for several seconds in a blender first.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla, lemon juice and eggs. Beat well.
In a separate bowl, mix the flours, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded tablespoons on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 350 for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
These cookies are so delicious. If you’re on the lookout for a better chocolate chip cookie recipe, you must give this one a try!
What are your favorite cookies?
Brigette is a full-time wife and mother who is blessed with three amazing bundles of energy (ages 6, 4, and 2). She enjoys music, experimenting in the kitchen, homeschooling her children, finding great deals, long-distance running, and anything chocolate.