[twitter]This is my grandmother’s chocolate chip cookies recipe. She called it “Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies.” A few years before she passed away, I insisted on working on a family cookbook with her. I collected her scone, stuffing, cookie, and cake recipes and made a book filled with photos of our family cooking with her over the years.
Now that she’s passed away, spending an afternoon making “her cookies” makes me feel like she’s still with us. It is truly a magical gift, this simple and easy kid friendly chocolate chip cookies recipe. There’s no complicated technique and the boys love putting on aprons and pitching in.
My grandmother confessed the recipes were nothing special, they were likely clipped from newspapers over the years, but they became her legacy. I hope you have as much fun baking these kid friendly chocolate chip cookies with your kids as we do here.
FAVORITE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Preheat the oven to 375
2/3 cups melted butter
2 cups lightly packed brown sugar
2 tbsp hot water
2 2/3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Mix the first 4 ingredients separately from the other ingredients. Then combine the two mixtures to make one dough.
Spoon on to cookie sheets and bake for 8 – 10 minutes. Makes 5 dozen.
(Note that we raided our left over Halloween stash to toss some Smarties in with our chocolate chips.)
These cookies are more like lumps than actual cookies, leave them in a chunk on the tray. The bottoms will brown, but the rest will be a lighter color, they won’t look done, but they are after just 8 – 10 minutes.The recipe will make up to 5 dozen small cookies. That’s probably more than you need, so we’ll fill one or two cookie sheets with treats for now, and then freeze the rest of the batter to bring out another day.
We saved a cookie sheet’s worth after this batch to bake on Christmas Eve for a certain elf.