Friday, November 13, 2009

Grandma Joyce's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Joyce Wallace is my neighbor and my friend. As my grandparents are in California (or heaven) Grandma Joyce took it upon herself to fill that role for us kids. She's an example of service and faith. AND she makes the best chocolate chip cookies of your life. Millions (SLIGHT exaggeration...but just slight...) have tasted for themselves and add their testimony to the truthfulness of their supremacy above all other cookies. Don't believe me? Ever heard the expression "You can lead a horse to water..." All I can do is invite you to find out for yourself. Just remember to follow the DETAILS.

Preheat the oven to 350 F

Gather the following ingredients

*3 sticks of unsalted butter (1 1/2 cups) softened
*1 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
*1 1/4 cup brown sugar
*1 tsp. real vanilla extract (or a tbsp. of the fake stuff)

In large bowl, cream these all together with an electric mixer. Make sure the bowl is deep enough or you'll have butter and sugar flying everywhere. Done? Alright, now listen. Place the mixer aside never...NEVER to be used again while making this batch of cookies. Got it?

into a little bowl (you know...the kind you eat cereal out of) crack

*2 eggs

and beat them with a fork. Pour the egg mixture with the butter-sugar bliss and mix it in with a wooden spoon.

In a separate medium sized bowl, sift together the following.

*4 cups of flour
*2 tsp. baking soda
*1 tsp. salt

Poco a poco (or, as the gringos say, little by little) add the dry mixture to the wet one. Mix it in with a wooden spoon until you got it all in there. Next add...

*4 cups of chocolate chips (two 12. oz bags) semisweet's my fave...but any other kind works too

mix it in with a wooden spoon. Use your hands (clean, please! SWINE FLU!) if you need too. You might sweat a little. Don't be embaressed.

Onto a cool (room temp.) cookie sheet, roll those suckas out! 1" balls, or there abouts. Space them evenly. You know...cookie style.






That sort of thing. Squish 'em down a little bit with your hand, and put them in the oven for approx. 10 minutes. She should be slightly beige around the edges. They probably won't look quite done to the untrained eye, but ah. You know better. Let them sit on the cookie sheet for about five more minutes then remove with a spatula. Place somewhere to cool or get 'em while they're hot!

These cookies freeze excellently. As does the dough. But let's get real. If you won't eat it, I will.


----------THE RECIPE REVIEW----------

Pros: This recipe, if followed correctly will produce CONSISTENTLY good cookies. Its a relatively good-sized batch too, and the dough freezes well as do extra cookies.

Cons: Not good to make if you are in the business of losing weight.


  1. Oh, I'm all over this! I'm looking forward to cooking with you after Thanksgiving Day!

    I linked your blog on mine by the way!

  2. oooh, those look yummy. i'm always willing to try a new cookie recipe.
    i love the blog concept.