homemade chocolate chip cookies

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

My favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe dates back at least 25 years ago and supposedly the origin of this delicious cookie was Mrs. Fields, who had stores here in Atlanta for a long time. She is still in business with expanded franchises, but after looking her up online, I’ve read that she says that the chocolate chip cookie chain letter that many of us came across back in the late 80’s was in fact, not her recipe.  Well, no matter where this delicious recipe originated from, I’ve been baking these cookies since the first time I came across the recipe and it remains my favorite today.


So, I’m going to share it with all of you in case you missed it back then.

cookie ingredients

Gather all the ingredients.  This recipe has lots of ground up oatmeal, which makes it sorta healthy, right?  Smile  Ok, so that’s a stretch.

mixing chocolate chip cookies

Mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients separately, then mix together.

cookie dough

Here’s the consistency of the dough.  This is good stuff!

dough on baking stone

Pinch and plop on a baking pan.

baked cookies

Not a great pic, but they spread out nice and chunky.

cooling cookies

Cooling down on tin foil.  You don’t want to bake these long, about 12 or so minutes, no more than 15 depending on your oven. They come out still soft and then harden up a bit, but are still a bit chewy inside.

homemade chocolate chip cookies

Just the way I like ‘em!  Chocolate chips and pecans, they are a great combination of flavors.  Since I found this recipe, I’ve stuck with it and when I made them again recently, enjoyed the taste all over again.

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 48
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Dry Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2½ cups oatmeal, blended in food processor until powder like
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • One 12 oz. bag chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  1. Cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar by hand. Add the eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, combine flour, ground oatmeal, salt, baking powder and soda.
  2. Combine the wet and dry ingredients together until well mixed. Add 12 oz. bag of chocolate chips (your preference) and 1 cup chopped pecans. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet or stone. Use large spoon for rounded drops. My baking stone holds 12 cookies at a time. This recipe makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.
  3. Bake at 375* for 12 to 15 minutes just until lightly brown. Remove and let cool. Cookies will harden up, but stay chewy inside.


How about you, do you have a fave chocolate chip cookie recipe and is it a lot different than this one?


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