Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"My Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies.....(I think)"

Well it happened!  My mom hasn't been gone from me but 5 days and I need her! I need her because I miss her, but I also need the EXACT recipe of her chocolate chip cookies, not what I THOUGHT was the right recipe.
This is what I THOUGHT was the recipe....
WRONG......first of all. I remembered you need to double the recipe.  AND, DO NOT use margarine, use 2 sticks of butter and 1 cup of crisco shortening.  And this recipe is obviously a recipe for a cookie cake.  I make cookies.  So, here we go....what you need:
(While W is over there punching the remote control, see him? over to the right:)))))....
Okay this is being done by memory, but they came out just about as close as my moms....so
"thank you mom for looking over my shoulder"
1st.....how to measure the shortening.
Fill the measuring cup with 1 cup of water
 Add shortening until the water reaches 2 cups
(I think this must be the most accurate way to measure shortening) (or the easiest to clean up :)
Mix the shortening, butter and sugar all together at med speed.  You can also add the salt and soda
 then add the brown sugar
 keep on mixin
add the eggs and the vanilla (remember,,,,only the best vanilla!)
 and keep on mixin!
then slowly and being sure to make a BIG mess add the flour. Mix on slow speed.
 I scoop mine out with a small ice cream scooper (and eat 1/2 of the dough) yep. oh yummy.
oh wait!! before you do that, stir in the most important ingredient!  the chocolate chips..oops.
In a pre-heated 350 degree oven, cook them 9 - 11 minutes. Then let em cool on a rack
 yummers. oohey, goohey, Mom's chocolate chip cookies
Here's the real recipe: (doubled)

Pat's Chocolate Chip Cookies
4 1/2 Cups self rising flour
2 sticks butter
1 Cup Crisco shortening
1 1/2 Cups sugar
1 1/2 Cups packed light brown sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
2 t. vanilla
4 eggs
2  12 oz. pkgs. semi sweet or milk chocolate chips
2  Cups chopped nuts (optional)....

Preheat oven to 350.  In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, shortening, sugar, brown sugar, salt, soda, and vanilla.  Beat until creamy.  Beat in eggs one at a time.  Gradually mix in the flour, mixing well.
Stir in all of the chocolate chips
With a small ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, spoon out cookie dough onto a Silpat (optional) on top of your baking pan.  Being sure to eat 1/2 of the dough.
Cook for 9 - 11 minutes.....
Have them hot and yummy for when your kids come home from school!

have a wondermus thawing out time tomorrow y'all.  I'm heading to Atlanta to finally get some work done!!!


  1. They look yummy! Kendall, you should be on Food Network! Keep your blogs coming, I am addicted! Tammy Parker Stewart
    Careful on the icy roads to Atanta!

  2. Will make them next week when I"m back in Dothan where I've taken my mixer:) Thanks for sharing:))

  3. I can't WAIT to make these!! Thanks for posting!