Recipe of the Month: Grandma’s Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

When you were little, a trip to Grandma’s house meant big hugs, cheek pinching, and warm gooey made-from-scratch chocolate chip cookies.  Now that you’re a grandparent yourself, bring back those heartfelt fuzzy memories for your own grandchildren.



  • Small bowl
  • Fork or some sort of whisker utensil
  • Electric mixer and its bowl
  • Tablespoon
  • Baking sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Your oven
  • Wire rack



  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (about 12 ounces) semisweet and/or milk chocolate chips



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter with both sugars; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  4. Reduce speed to low; add the salt, vanilla, and eggs.
  5. Beat until well mixed, about 1 minute.
  6. Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Step 2

  1. Drop heaping tablespoon-size balls of dough about 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

Step 3

  1. Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, but still soft in the center, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from oven, and let cool on baking sheet 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely.
  4. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.

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