Saturday, June 26, 2010

cookie #6

Editor's Note: This is the sixth instalment in my quest to make the best chocolate chip cookies. Please feel free to leave recipe suggestions or tips in the comments below. All related posts can be found by clicking the "in the kitchen" label on the right side of the page.

Husband: Whatcha makin'?
Me: Cookies.
Husband: What kind?
Me: Chocolate Chip.
Husband: With no weird stuff?
Me: With no weird stuff.

Husband was particularly excited that this recipe is a classic. No oatmeal, nuts, peanut butter or other miscellaneous ingredients. And when it comes to a chocolate chip cookie quest, who would be more of an authority han one's own grandmother? Lovely Grammie B sent along this favourite recipe, so I had to see if I could make them taste as good as she does.

Grammie's Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 C flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
(Sift together)

3/4 C veg. oil
3/4 C white sugar
3/4 C brown sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. water
Add 2 eggs

Add wet mixture to dry mixture. Add 2 cups chocolate chips.

Drop and bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes (11 minutes per pan worked perfectly for me).

Simple. I like it.

Me: Husband, taste this. [Handing him a warm-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookie].
Husband: Looks like a chocolate chip cookie. [Sniffs] Smells like a chocolate chip cookie. [Raises his eyebrow].
Me: Oh, just eat it.
Husband: [Chomp. Chomp. Chomp.]
Me: Well?
Husband: Mmmmmm ...

Success! Husband approved.

Grammie's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Taste: 5 of 5 stars. These are the genuine, real deal.
Texture: 5 of 5 stars. Soft and chewy.
Overall: 5 of 5 stars! This may be my go-to recipe — delicious!


  1. Woohooo!! Finally the elusive perfect cookie! I'm stealing this recipe :)

  2. Tiffany - The Cookie MonsterJune 27, 2010 at 8:04 PM

    Sounds like something I would like as well. I'd love to give you my option...aka eat lots of cookies.