Wednesday, July 6, 2011


My Mother's Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been making this cookie for several years, and my mother made it for years before me. I changed the recipe a little, added white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.  Mouth watering, and the nuts are a good fat for us.  So why not make a batch and see how long they last at your house. 

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 Macadamia nuts 
12 ounce package of semi-sweet chocolate bits
6 ounce package of white chocolate

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 10-13 minutes or until crispy brown on the edges and the middle is set.


  1. These definitely would not last long at my place with the white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts!

  2. Mmm, family recipes are the best. Somehow or other they always taste better than any other. These must hold wonderful memories every time you eat them.

  3. Love family recipes. Cookies look wonderful.