Mom’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

16 May

Mom was known in the Ince Family for her “famous chocolate chip cookies.” When she met Dad, this was the only thing she knew how to bake! In college, Mom used to make them for herself and one time, she got sick from eating all of the batter. I don’t recommend doing that, but licking the bowl and the beaters won’t hurt you. 

I never managed to get the recipe from Mom, but Aunt Jaymie says that Mom simply followed the instructions on the back of the Nestle chocolate chip package. Her secret was adding extra brown sugar. The below recipe is from Aunt Jaymie, but it’s pretty close to how Mom made her cookies. 

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 9-11 minutes

Ingredients:Chocolate chip cookies

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package chocolate chips


  • Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a large bowl using an electric mixer. Stir in chocolate chips last- do not beat!
  • Place batter on a greased cookie sheet (about 1 tsp. batter per cookie). Be careful to space the cookies apart on the sheet so that they don’t stick together while baking.
  • Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes (same instructions as Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip package). Allow to cool before removing from sheet.
Cookie sheet
Leave a comment

Posted by on May 16, 2011 in Cookies, Desserts



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: