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Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe- Like Grandma Used To Make

Updated on December 13, 2013

Grandma's Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

There were two versions of chocolate chip cookies in my house when I was a kid. There was my type and Grandma's type. Mine was given to me by one of my friends in the neighborhood. It has a lot of chocolate chips in it and they are very sweet. The other was my Grandma's recipe, which has less chips, and the dough isn't as sweet. My cookies were great if you wanted a sugar rush. Grandma's were a really nice treat with a cup of tea.

Everyone in the extended family had Grandma's recipe for her chocolate chip cookies, but somehow no one could make them taste quite as good as Grandma herself. So everyone always wanted some of the big batch of cookies she made every year at Christmas.

When my Grandma became weak due to her fight with cancer, she had my aunt help her to make her big batch of cookies that year. That was when my aunt found out why our cookies were never as good as Grandma's, but we didn't find out until about a couple of years later, after my Grandma passed away.

My aunt brought cookies to a funeral reception and we were all surprised at how much they tasted like Grandma's did. This is when she finally revealed the secret, it was all about the flour. When everyone was given the recipe it just said sifted flour. The secret is you need to use "Cake & Pastry" flour (she used Monarch).

Now we can make Grandma's delicious chocolate chip cookies for ourselves. However, I would gladly give that up, if it meant Grandma wouldn't have gotten sick, and she could still be here with us. Part of what made her cookies so special was that you had them with her, at her house. That we will never be able to duplicate.


  • 2 Cups of Shortening
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 4 Cups of Sifted Flour (Monarch Cake & Pastry Flour)
  • 1 Bag (approximately 2 Cups) of Chocolate Chipits


  1. Cream the shortening, sugar and egg.
  2. Then add the salt, baking soda, and flour to it.
  3. Mix them together, this will give you the cookie dough base.
  4. Add the Chocolate Chipits and mix them in by hand.
  5. Put a teaspoon of the cookie dough, per cookie, onto a cookie sheet
  6. Bake for 10 minutes at 360 Degrees.
Royal Albert 27400132 Old Country Roses 3-Tier Cake Stand
Royal Albert 27400132 Old Country Roses 3-Tier Cake Stand

This is a lovely way to display your cookies or any other desserts that you make. My Grandmother would have loved it since it would have matched her china tea set.

Betty Crocker's Cooky Book
Betty Crocker's Cooky Book

This is a great book if you want to make a wide variety of cookies. It has more than 450 cookie recipes in it.

Pyrex Portables Pie Carrier with 9-Inch Pie Plate
Pyrex Portables Pie Carrier with 9-Inch Pie Plate

This is perfect for bringing the cookies for a family gathering or a pot luck at work.


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    • Charito1962 profile image

      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

      5 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Mmmmm.....I just love chocolate chip cookies! I also love shortbread, or butter cookies.

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      6 years ago

      This looks so yummy! Thanks for this! I will be making these this weekend :)

    • junecampbell profile image

      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      My favorite recipes were my mom's -- but I lost the collection during a move 20 years ago. I really regret that -- but your yummy chocolate cookies should cheer me up. LOL

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      6 years ago from Boston

      My favorite cookie recipes are ones that have been in the family for years. Great memories every time I take a bite from one of the yummy cookies. Now I'll have your memories added to my collection :)

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice easy looking cookie.

      Most of my old recipes, my grandmother gave me, still some of my most popular one.


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