Wednesday, March 23, 2011


My Mother's Chocolate Chip Cookie

This is my mother's cookie recipe,  I found this from a newspaper that she had submitted to the Kennebec Journal, dated  October 28, 1986. Tina was a good cook, and we always had cookies in the cookie jar.  Maybe that is why I love cookies, keep the dough cold while you are baking off a batch of cookies.  I think this helps the cookies to keep a more uniform shape when baking and not to spread out on the sheet.  What do I know, but that is what I do.     

2/3 cup of shortening
2/3 cup of butter (softened )
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
12 ounce package of semi-sweet chocolate bits

In a large bowl, combine the butter, shortening and sugars and mix. Add the vanilla and eggs and mix. Then add the flour, soda, and salt. Mix all together. By hand mix in the nuts and chocolate chips. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven. Using parchment paper on your baking sheets. After using the small ice cream scoop put the dough back in the refrigerator to keep it cool. Bake the cookies for about 8-10 minutes or until crispy brown on the edges and the middle is set.


  1. Mmm, mothers' recipes are always the best ones. I'm sure these bring back lots of wonderful memories (and tasty ones at that).

  2. That's quite wonderful that your mother's recipe was published in the newspaper. Thank you for participating to Vintage Recipe Thursday. Please don't forget to link back on your post. :-)