Mom’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies (Self Rising Flour)

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Searching for THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe to make for your family? Try my Mom’s Famous Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies for incredibly soft, gooey, and delicious chocolate chip cookies! These homemade chocolate chip cookies are made with self rising flour and are SO EASY to make. 

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Mom’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies with Self Rising Flour

Hey Everyone! Today you’re in for a serious treat with one of my favorite recipes of ALL TIME!

I’m sharing the recipe for my Mom’s Famous Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Self Rising Flour, and let me tell ya- these homemade chocolate chip cookies are absolutely DELICIOUS.

I know literally everyone out there always boasts to make the best chocolate chip cookies, but TRULY: these are THE BEST and easiest chocolate chip cookies, no contest.

If you want to learn how to make my Mom’s Famous and Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies, then keep reading for the full easy chocolate chip cookies recipe below and check out my video tutorial over here!

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Searching for THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe to make for your family? Try my Mom's Famous Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Self Rising Flour for incredibly soft, gooey, and delicious chocolate chip cookies! These homemade chocolate chip cookies are made with self rising flour, nestle toll house chocolate chips, and are SO EASY to make.

Mom’s Easy Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These homemade, easy chocolate chip cookies are oh so soft and ooey gooey thanks to these delicious chocolate chips, and trust me when I say you won’t be able to eat just one.

Oh, and in case you were wondering about the name, they really are famous!

My Mom won 1st place at our local county fair when she was only a teenager for her delicious and easy self rising flour chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Searching for THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe to make for your family? Try my Mom's Famous Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Self Rising Flour for incredibly soft, gooey, and delicious chocolate chip cookies! These homemade chocolate chip cookies are made with self rising flour, nestle toll house chocolate chips, and are SO EASY to make.

Easy Self Rising Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

My Mom’s Famous and Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of my favorite treats to make (and eat), and beyond the delicious flavor these self rising flour cookies are my favorite because they’re an easy homemade cookie recipe with few ingredients.

As someone who loves to bake and cook, I’m all about easy recipes that aren’t overly complicated and if you are too, then you’ll love her simple chocolate chip cookie recipe with self raising flour.

Searching for THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe to make for your family? Try my Mom's Famous Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Self Rising Flour for incredibly soft, gooey, and delicious chocolate chip cookies! These homemade chocolate chip cookies are made with self rising flour, nestle toll house chocolate chips, and are SO EASY to make.

Can You Use Self Rising Flour For Cookies?

Ever ask the question: what is self rising flour? Or maybe you’re wondering: can you use self rising flour for cookies?

I’m here to save the day by telling you that YES you can and self rising flour is THE best when it comes to making the BEST chocolate chip cookies.

 

Why You’ll Love It: 

For as long as I can remember, my mom has always used self rising flour in all her cookie recipes, and here’s just a few reasons you’ll love it too:

a. It makes things so much simpler, since there’s no measuring out baking powder and salt

b. It makes the most tender-soft, gooey, and delicious cookies ever!

 

Seriously, if you’ve never tried making self rising flour cookies give these a try and you’ll never go back to using all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt again.

 

My Recommended Brand: 

Although I’ve used/tried a ton of brands, my absolute favorite is this self-rising flour. It creates the absolute BEST biscuits, cookies, and cakes.

 

Speaking of self rising flour, be sure and check out my popular self rising flour recipes here.

Here’s just a few favorites I know you’ll love!

 

What Are The Best Chocolate Chips For Making Chocolate Chip Cookies?

In my opinion, the best chocolate chips for making classic chocolate chip cookies is Nestle Toll House Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips.

For these easy chocolate chip cookies, I love to use half regular size and half of these mini semi sweet chocolate chips.

Using a combination of both regular and mini adds in more chocolate flavor and makes them extra ooey gooey and delicious!

If you prefer a more “fancy” cookie, then check out my Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

 

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Searching for THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe to make for your family? Try my Mom's Famous Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Self Rising Flour for incredibly soft, gooey, and delicious chocolate chip cookies! These homemade chocolate chip cookies are made with self rising flour, nestle toll house chocolate chips, and are SO EASY to make.

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies with Self Rising Flour

As I’ve mentioned before, one of the best things about these homemade chocolate chip cookies is the fact you only need just a few simple ingredients to make them, and they’re super easy to whip together quickly whenever you’re having a chocolate chip cookie craving.

Below, I’ve included a list of all the ingredients and recommended tools you’ll need to make these cookies.

 

Ingredients Needed:
Best Tools to Make Self Rising Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies:

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Searching for THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe to make for your family? Try my Mom's Famous Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Self Rising Flour for incredibly soft, gooey, and delicious chocolate chip cookies! These homemade chocolate chip cookies are made with self rising flour, nestle toll house chocolate chips, and are SO EASY to make.

My #1 Tip for Making These Self-Rising Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve now been making these amazing chocolate chip cookies for YEARS and while the recipe hasn’t changed, I’ve discovered over time the best way to ensure these cookies turn out perfectly delicious, soft, and ooey gooey is to CHILL THE DOUGH before baking.

In my early years of cookie baking I’d just make the cookie dough and immediately throw them in the oven, but I’ve since learned that doing that does a serious disservice if you want soft, chewy, ooey gooey cookies with the best flavor possible.

Sure, they’ll still taste delicious, but baking your cookies immediately will cause the cookies to spread out further on the pan and will result in a flatter, crispier, more dry cookie.

Why Is It Important to Chill Cookie Dough?

A. Not to get super scientific on you, but chilling your cookie dough solidifies the fat in your cookies and is what ensures your cookies will maintain their shape. It also ensures they’ll have a soft & chewy texture when baked.

B. It really enhances all the delicious flavors in your cookies, making them even more irresistible.

 

How Long Should You Chill Your Cookie Dough?

To ensure these chocolate chip cookies keep their fluffy shape and pillow soft texture, chill your dough for a minimum of 1-2 hours or up to 48 hours before baking.

My personal preference is making my dough the night before and refrigerating overnight to bake the next day, and they always turn out amazing!

Chilling your cookie dough will also make it a lot easier to scoop or roll out your cookie dough balls and the flavors really intensify the longer you refrigerate your dough.

 

Can I Freeze My Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough?

Yes! In fact, I do this all the time when I only want to make a half batch for me and my boys.

Simply prepare your cookie dough as directed, chill for at least 1 hour, then roll into individual balls and place on a tray to freeze for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Then transfer your cookie dough balls into a freezer safe bag or container and freeze for up to 3 months.

Once ready to bake, pop them onto your cookie sheet and bake as directed.

Searching for THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe to make for your family? Try my Mom's Famous Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Self Rising Flour for incredibly soft, gooey, and delicious chocolate chip cookies! These homemade chocolate chip cookies are made with self rising flour, nestle toll house chocolate chips, and are SO EASY to make.

Searching for THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe to make for your family? Try my Mom's Famous Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Self Rising Flour for incredibly soft, gooey, and delicious chocolate chip cookies! These homemade chocolate chip cookies are made with self rising flour, nestle toll house chocolate chips, and are SO EASY to make.

How to Make Self Rising Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies – Easy Recipe + Video Tutorial

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Mom’s Famous Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies (Self Rising Flour)

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Searching for THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe to make for your family? Try my Mom’s Famous Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Self Rising Flour for incredibly soft, gooey, and delicious chocolate chip cookies! These homemade chocolate chip cookies are made with self rising flour, nestle toll house chocolate chips, and are SO EASY to make.

  • Author: Cara Owens
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 30-60 cookies depending on size 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Using an electric hand mixer, cream butter in a large mixing bowl until smooth.
  2. Next, add in sugar and brown sugar and mix with electric mixer for about 1 minute, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix for about 30 seconds until incorporated.
  3. Slowly add in flour 1/2 cup at a time and mix until just combined.
  4. Next, add in your chocolate chips and gently stir by hand until evenly incorporated. (I like using half regular size chocolate chips and half mini size to make them extra yummy!)
  5. Cover and place your chocolate chip cookie dough in the refrigerator to chill for a minimum of 1 hour or overnight is preferred.*
  6. Once dough has chilled, remove from the fridge, preheat oven to 375 degrees F, and use a small cookie scoop or hands to shape into balls.
  7. Line large cookie sheets with parchment paper and place cookie dough balls about 2 inches spaced apart on your cookie sheet.
  8. Place in a 375 degree preheated oven and bake for 8-11 minutes until the sides and bottom are a light golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  10. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Watch my step-by-step Youtube video over here

Notes

Butter – Make sure your butter is softened to room temperature but not overly soft or melted. I usually set mine out a couple hours before I want to make my cookies. I personally use unsalted butter for these cookies but you can use salted if you prefer.

How Long to Chill Dough – I recommend chilling your cookie dough for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator prior to baking. This helps ensure your cookies won’t spread out too thin and will help achieve a more soft, chewy texture. I personally like making my cookie dough the night before and refrigerating overnight, and you can even chill your dough up to 48 hours.

How to Store Cookies – Store leftover chocolate chip cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

How to Freeze Dough – Cookie dough can be frozen for up to 3 months. I recommend shaping into balls and placing in a freezer safe bag that way you can easily bake them from frozen. Bake as directed.

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Searching for THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe to make for your family? Try my Mom's Famous Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Self Rising Flour for incredibly soft, gooey, and delicious chocolate chip cookies! These homemade chocolate chip cookies are made with self rising flour, nestle toll house chocolate chips, and are SO EASY to make.

For me, making my Mom’s cookies always brings back so many childhood memories. I honestly think we all have that one food item that takes us all back, and for me it’s chocolate chip cookies.

I can remember countless times being in the kitchen with my two brothers and my Mom, making a huge batch of her easy chocolate chip cookies, and it was always so much fun to help mix up the batter, carefully scoop out the cookie dough on the pans, and wait anxiously until the timer went off and they were cool enough to eat.

There’s seriously nothing better than eating warm cookies with a cold glass of milk, and enjoying it with the people you love the most.

And now, as a Mother myself, I get to share those wonderful traditions with my own two precious boys, and make special memories in the process.

Searching for THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe to make for your family? Try my Mom's Famous Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Self Rising Flour for incredibly soft, gooey, and delicious chocolate chip cookies! These homemade chocolate chip cookies are made with self rising flour, nestle toll house chocolate chips, and are SO EASY to make.

Searching for THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe to make for your family? Try my Mom's Famous Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Self Rising Flour for incredibly soft, gooey, and delicious chocolate chip cookies! These homemade chocolate chip cookies are made with self rising flour, nestle toll house chocolate chips, and are SO EASY to make.

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Hope you loved today’s post on my Mom’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies with Self Rising Flour!

I hope you’ll give these delicious and easy self-rising flour cookies a try the next time you’re craving homemade chocolate chip cookies.

What special memories do you have with your Mom? Is there a particular food item that takes you back to your childhood?

Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by!- Cara

 

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Searching for THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe to make for your family? Try my Mom's Famous Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Self Rising Flour for incredibly soft, gooey, and delicious chocolate chip cookies! These homemade chocolate chip cookies are made with self rising flour, nestle toll house chocolate chips, and are SO EASY to make.

293 Comments

  1. My husband loves fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. We have been married over 20 years. I can not tell you how many different recipes I have tried and ALL have failed! Except for yours! Finally after 20 years I was able to make him chocolate chip cookies! This recipe is amazing!






  2. Yesssss…Thank you so much for this recipe, Quick, Simple, Tasty, Soft chewy with a Little crisp ? Thanks 2 MY Mother from another Mother lol #MomsFamousChocolateChipCookies are A Hit, Hands Down MY GO 2 ?






  3. I just love this recipe, thank you so much, it’s so easy and it’s not time consuming






  4. Hi Cara! Any suggestions on the best scoop to use on the chilled dough? I’ve been through 3 in about a year. Maybe I need to let the dough sit out for a while after the overnight chill…please advise. Or maybe I’m buying cheap!!?‍♀️

  5. I used this recipe for choc chip,choc chip-pecan and sugar cookies for my Christmas gatherings. They were so good! My brother in law even tried stealing all the choc chip! Thank you for sharing what will now be the only one I use!!






  6. I grew up using white lilly self rising flour. We always baked our cookies using self rising. Thank you for a delicious recipe!






    1. That’s awesome, Tambra. So glad you enjoyed, and thank you for taking the time to comment/rate it. 🙂

    2. I love this recipe and love to keep this dough on hand all the time. How great is it to have warm cookies pretty much anytime!! Self rising flour…I’m never going back!?






  7. I have tried MANY different chocolate chip cookie recipes, it is unanimous at our house, this is the best, easiest chocolate chip cookie recipe I have ever tried. Mine always flatten out to much and these do not. They are perfect!! I cook them for ten minutes and they are perfect! Thank you






    1. Yay! I’m so glad to hear that you and your family loved them. Thanks for giving them 5 stars! 🙂

  8. Thank you so much for this easy and delicious recipe! I told the family I was making chocolate chip cookies then realized I had no all-purpose flour but plenty of self-rising.

    Needless to say, this recipe was a life-saver! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂






    1. Hi Peter, I wouldn’t recommend it. This dough is very soft on its own and doesn’t need any extra liquid.

  9. In the oven now. I can tell by the dough they are going to be good. I didn’t have regular flour. Thanks to you and your Mom.






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  11. HI, love the sound of this recipe. I am going to give it a try tomorrow, just wondering though, when you put the cookie dough on the tray in balls, do you put it in the oven as balls or do you have to squash them yourself before putting them in?
    Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Jessica, I just leave them in balls. They will flatten out on their own as they bake and the inside will be so soft and fluffy. Hope you enjoy!

  12. These are delicious! I didn’t even have to add extra flour, as I would normally do living at high altitude. I made no changes other than adding 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Thank you!

  13. I jumped first to the recipe, and clicked “print recipe”. It lists “2 cups/4 sticks butter” and I immediately thought that was crazy! Back to article and it is half that amount – whew!
    I wonder if some people that mentioned dough was to soft or runny followed the “print” version?

    1. Hmm, that’s so strange! Whenever I click on it, it has the same amounts as listed in the recipe. The print recipe page is just the printed version of the original recipe, so it should be word for word the exact same. Sounds like it might have been some glitch in the plugin itself, but I appreciate you giving me a heads up. Sorry for the confusion!

      1. There’s 3 choices that say 2x 3x 4x up by the ingredients. If you click each one it will double, triple or quadruple the recipe. That might be what happened.

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  16. Just made these now and they are DELICIOUS. Very soft, perfect amount of chewy texture and all-around superb! Thank you!






  17. These are terrific. I will only make these from now on! The perfect consistency and flavor for myself and family. Thank you for the recipe

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  22. How much is a cup of softened butter? I see this a lot and don’t get it. Like is it chopped up to fit in the cup, or is it how much would fit in a cup if it was melted? The difference between those two is a lot.
    Its sold in ounces/grams so why does the unit of measure change when it comes to recipes?

    1. Hi J, sorry for the confusion. 1 cup is the equivalent to 2 sticks of butter. In regards to butter in baking, sticks are 8 tablespoons (which equals 1/2 cup). On the side of a butter package, you’ll typically find a chart listing how much 1 tbsp is, 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, and 1/2 cup which is 1 full stick. And yes, it’s just 2 sticks of butter softened to room temperature, NOT MELTED. I hope that helps clarify!

      1. Thanks for replying. I’m from Australia, so our butter is sold in grams, typically 250g or 500g, which is why i get confused when i see this. So 2 sticks is about 225g, which if it was in liquid form would fill 1 cup. I’m thankful for conversion charts, otherwise id have to melt it down just to see how much is needed.

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  25. Thank you for this!! I accidentally bought self-rising flour for cookies and was bummed that I wouldn’t find a good recipe…well..this one is BETTER than the cookie recipes with regular flour! I love the texture and they are really easy to make!! Thanks!






    1. Yay! So glad you loved them. Thanks for commenting/reviewing. Have a great weekend! 🙂

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  32. I searched for countless chocolate chip cookie recipes with self rising flour and I came across this one which I truly enjoyed and thought it seemed really easy to make. This was my 1st time making the chocolate chip cookies and they came out amazing!! Thank you for sharing! My family loved them! I took pictures!






    1. I’m so happy you all loved them! Thanks for taking the time to comment/review them. Have a great week! 🙂

  33. Wonderful recipe!!! Made them today and really enjoyed the cookies. Will be using this recipe from now on, thanks!! 🙂 🙂






  34. These really are the best chocolate chip cookies! My son has an egg allergy, and I have tried various cookie recipes. My search for the best one ended here. For anyone else needing to substitute the egg, 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce works very well in this recipe. Thank you for posting this recipe!






    1. I’m so glad to hear that Kristi and thanks for sharing the egg substitute recommendation. Enjoy!

  35. I loved these! I have a question though. I let the butter and the egg get to room temp before starting. Once I mixed everything in my dough was almost powdery but once I balled I up it sort of stuck together so I added more butter which was great but it was super salt for some reason lol. Either way they were fantastic! Didn’t know if u had any tips






    1. Glad you enjoyed them! Did you use salted butter? I personally always use unsalted for cookies. Also, if your dough is ever too sticky, it’s best to refrigerate it so that they will bake more evenly. Hope that helps!

  36. OMGOODNESS Mom’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies are delicious!!! They were so easy to make and came out perfectly. I rolled them into balls prior to baking and they came out moist and oh so yummy!!!! Thank you for such an easy and delicious cookie!!! This is definitely a keeper! I can’t wait to try your Iced Oatmeal Cookie next……






    1. Thanks so much Margie! I’m so glad you enjoyed them and appreciate you taking the time to comment/review them. You’ll love the Iced Oatmeal Cookies too! 🙂

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  39. Dear Cara, Thank you for a lovely recipe. My 8 and 3 y.o. daughters were wanting to make choc-chip cookies. We only had self-raising flour, found your recipe, and 30minutes later, amazingly tasty cookies. The girls had so much fun in making them. Thanks, Anthony K

    1. I’m so glad to hear that Anthony! Love that you and your daughters enjoyed them. Thanks so much for commenting. 🙂

  40. Wonderful. Needed a simple cookie recipe and these turned out great. The recipe is easy to tweak too when you need to replace an ingredient or two. I had to replace the egg with peanut butter and use half chocolate chips half peanuts. The texture is absolutely perfect. I have bookmarked this recipe.






    1. Thanks so much Amanda! So glad to hear you loved them and that sounds great with peanuts and peanut butter in it too! Have a great weekend. 🙂

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  45. Hi! This recipe looks amazing!! I was just wondering whether I could freeze and store the cookie dough. Thank you 🙂

    1. Hey Kaitlyn – thank you! Yes, you can totally freeze these. Simply refrigerate the dough for 1 hour after making them, roll them up into balls, and place into a freezer-safe ziplock bag or container. You can freeze the cookie dough for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to bake, you pop them right into your pre-heated oven, and you can expect to bake them an additional 1-2 minutes from the regular time. Hope you enjoy them! 🙂

  46. Hello! Let me just say these cookies are amazing!
    I made them on yesterday and put them in the refrig for about and hour. Absolutely delicious, buttery and plus I used extra vanilla. This recipe gets 10 ? Thank you so much for this delicious cookies… My family loved them!






    1. Thank you SO much Kim! So glad you all enjoyed them and I appreciate you taking the time to comment/rate them. Have an amazing day! 🙂

  47. Hi Cara! I got a craving for chocolate chip cookies and had a bag of chocolate chips left over from Christmas baking. I didn’t have enough flour on hand for the recipe on the chocolate chip bag, which is the one I always make and is the one I grew up on. I also only use self-rising flour and have for years. I started searching on Pinterest (which I love) and ran across your recipe. After looking at the list of ingredients, I decided to make them. They were so easy to make. These are the BEST chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever eaten. Nestle toll house is not as good ( in my opinion). They just melt in your mouth, especially after they have cooled down and set for a while. This is my new recipe. Thank you for sharing your mom’s recipe. They are awesome! I don’t usually send my email on these sites, but I had to after I made these cookies, they rock! ?

    1. Hi Jan! This comment makes me so happy and I’m SO glad you enjoyed your cookies. Thanks so much for your sweet words and I appreciate you taking the time to share how they turned out for you. Hope you and your family enjoy these for years to come! 🙂

  48. Question,, you said in a comment that’s it’s best to chill the dough for a couple hours before baking but the directions doesnt say anything about chilling the dough. Do you have to chill the dough? Thank you.

    1. It’s mostly just personal preference. If I’m not in a hurry I will chill the dough because it helps all the flavors come together, but most of the time I don’t and it turns out excellent. Hope you love them once you try them out!

  49. My first time making Chocolate Chip cookies. Yes, I know that is strange as I am 64 years old and always made cheesecakes because that is what my husband likes the most. I only had Self-Rising Flour on hand and I can only get semi-sweet chocolate chips where I live now, as we were transferred to Qatar with my husband’s job. I wasn’t sure how big the cookie drops were suppose to be, so I used my medium size ice cream scoop. They took 12 minutes in my gas oven. Wow these turned out great. I am not the biggest chocolate fan and made them for my Aussie husband. I am from Charleston, SC, but even I like them to have a couple. I had made some Chocolate Chip Cranberry Pistachio for my Christmas Party next week, which this recipe would do for that also. Thank you so much for having posted this. I will never buy a store bought Chocolate Chip cookie again.






    1. So glad you enjoyed these cookies and our enjoying baking all different kinds now! Hope you have a Merry Christmas with your family!

  50. Hi can’t wait to make these cookies. Heard so many great reviews. I have one question, can you make them into shapes or just rolled cookies. Please let me know as I would like to make them for my son’s upcoming birthday party.

    Thank you

    1. Hi Sabah- I’ve never tried making them into shapes so I’m not sure they would work. I personally always roll them into balls and they turn out excellent that way. (If you try them as shapes and they do work out, please let me know – I’d love to share!) Hope your son has a wonderful birthday and you all enjoy the cookies! 🙂

  51. I believe the steps of your recipe are our of order. I think your #6 should be #2. We made them that way and they were yummy.
    Thanks.

    1. Hi Brenda- thanks so much for catching that! My recipe card pulled the steps incorrectly when I updated it recently. So glad you all enjoyed the cookies! 🙂

  52. Best chocolate chip cookies!!! My kids love it. Try a twist with white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts instead of semi sweet chocolate chips. ???

  53. Cara, these cookies were easy to make and oh so scrumptious! 6 were gone IMMEDIATELY! Thank you for sharing your Mom’s recipe. It is a keeper!






  54. So my cookies look like a pancake on the pan. I don’t know what I did wrong. I followed the directions exactly. Except for the chocolate chips. I used soy. And the sugar, I used 2 scoops of a 1/3 measuring cup because I didn’t have a 2/3. And I put my 2 sticks of butter in the microwave to soften them. I’m sure I did something wrong, but what?

    1. Hmm, sounds like it might have been the butter. You want to make sure it is only slightly softened and not melted. I’d try mixing it all up again and refrigerating overnight and then baking and see if that helps. That usually helps with issues with spreading. Hope they turn out next time- they’re delicious! 🙂

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  57. Hi Cara- You had me at self rising flour! I have been looking for a chocolate chip cookie recipe that uses this kind of flour. With no measuring of salt, baking powder or baking soda it makes baking much easier and tastier. I will be trying this recipe tomorrow. Thanks!

    1. Oh I’m so glad you like the recipe! Yes, I’m a big fan of self-rising flour, it takes all that measuring and guesswork out! 🙂 Enjoy!

  58. Hi Cara,

    It is such a pleasure being in your beautiful blog again. These chocolate cookies look absolutely delicious, I wish I had a bunch right now! Also thank you for sharing your childhood memories.

    I remember when I was a kid and my mom was trying to make cookies. me and my sister would somehow mess up the ingredients. My mom would just send us to play and continue the recipe by herself. I suppose we subconsciously wanted to play and that’s why we were messing up with the cookies!

    Thank you for the recipe! Have a beautiful day!

    Zaria

    1. Aw, thank-you so much for your kind words, and sharing your childhood story! It’s always funny how certain foods make you recall memories from your childhood. 🙂

  59. I love chocolate chip cookies and these look fantastic Cara – Thank you for sharing with Pin-worthy Wednesday

  60. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don’t forget to Comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Happy Mother’s Day!

  61. These look so yummy! I bet the kids love these! Great recipe! Thanks so much for linking up for the Best of the Blogosphere!

    1. Somehow I missed this comment until now, sorry about that! Thank-you so much! They are the best! 🙂

  62. These look SO GOOD!!!! I also love your polka dot platter!! I have a set of mixing bowls that would match it perfectly!!! 😉

    1. Thank-you! My Mother-in-law bought it for me a few years ago, and I adore it! 🙂

  63. Those look so good!! We made cookies today. We’ll I made cookies and my toddler played with the sprinkles.

  64. Sooo delicious! Love chocolate chip cookies and I rather them every chance I get, lol. Yours look Super moist and just perfect!

  65. YUM! Chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorites! My mom has an awesome recipe that will probably always be my favorite, but these look really yummy too!

    1. Thank-you! I can’t blame you for loving your mom’s recipe the most- it’s simply how it’s supposed to be! We all have our favorites, and I think that’s wonderful 🙂

  66. omg can you send those through the screen? i could use a cookie or four with my coffee right now. they look delish! and that’s so cool your mom won with this recipe!

  67. I think chocolate chip cookies are very personal…we all have our own versions!
    However, there is nothing better than a chocolate chip cookie, right?
    I’ve been eating chocolate chip pancakes (homemade) for dinner because I want cookies but won’t go there for dinner (yet).

    1. I agree, we all have our taste preferences, but I think we all have those certain recipes that our family members (Mom, Grandma, etc.) just make so well and nothing else compares. Chocolate Chip Pancakes sound delish!

  68. These look SO good! I’ve been craving some homemade chocolate chip cookies so this recipe is right on time.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

  69. These look awesome! Thick and chewy and loaded with chips — perfect for mom 🙂

  70. I love baking chocolate chip cookies. Last night I baked up two yummy batches for my husband’s work. But I enjoy trying out new recipes. Your cookies look absolutely fabulous! 🙂

  71. Homemade chocolate chip cookies are amazing and very homey. This post makes me want to throw some together tonight

  72. Chocolate chip cookies are something I can never pass up! They’re my favorite treat! These look amazing… can’t wait to make them!

  73. I am a huge lover of Chocolate Chip cookies!!! So this recipe is right up my ally! They look so delicious! Thank You for sharing your mom’s recipe!

  74. I think I might be a little mad at these cookies right now! LOL. I really would love to have some *or all of them* right now.

  75. Lately I have been into adding a dash of cardamom to my chocolate chip cookies… honestly, is there a better comfort food on Earth?

    1. How interesting, I’ll have to try that sometime! & I agree, it’s simply the best snack! 🙂

  76. Thanks Cara for writing this about your Mommy. I love my Mommy but I think that your Mommy is the best in the world. She is not only a wonderful wife but she has always been truly the best to you and your 2 brothers. You are a great mother to you your 2 boys. Thanks and Happy Mothers day to you Tink! Love you. P.S. These cookies are the best.






  77. This is so sweet, and I can’t wait to try the recipe! I love making my mom’s recipes. My brother and I always joke about how even though we follow her recipes exactly our food never tastes as good as when she makes it. 🙂

    1. Thank-you! Haha I’m like that with some of my Mom’s recipes too. It’s always better when she makes chili and lasagna 🙂

  78. These look amazing! There is nothing better than homemade chocolate chip cookies, brilliant mother’s day gift idea!

  79. Your praise about your mom’s cookies makes me want to try these out! They look very tempting!! 🙂

    1. Is one cup of butter accurate or was one stick meant? I followed the directions to a T but mine also came out like a pancake. I even tried chilling the dough.

      1. Hi Rachel! Sorry to hear the recipe didn’t turn out for you. Yes, it’s 1 cup of butter (2 sticks) and this is pretty standard for most cookie recipes. There are so many variables with why something might not turn out right- it could be the weather, could be the ingredients themselves (you want to ensure nothing is expired), and always double-check you’re adding the right ratios of everything. When cookies turn out flat, it’s typically a sign that you didn’t have enough of a rising agent in your dough. I always use self-rising flour for these cookies but if you don’t have that you can use all-purpose flour + baking soda and salt. I’m sorry I can’t be more of help, but I hope you’ll give it another go – they really are delicious cookies! 🙂

  80. I don’t think I’ve ever met a homemade chocolate chip cookie I didn’t like! Lovely texture on these ones!!

  81. Girl…these look AMAZING! I am pinning and saving for later! I am going to do a no chocolate “diet” this month…so I’ll have to try these after May. Haha! Chocolate is my weakness and I over do it sometimes…but good gosh, I can’t wait to try these!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    1. Thank-you! Oh wow, kudos to you for doing that and good luck! Hope after the month is up you’ll enjoy trying these- they’re delicious! 🙂

  82. Ohhh I need to try these! My husband’s grandma has a “secret” recipe that I always try to make (but can never perfect). I am addicted, haha. These look amazing.

  83. Chocolate chip cookies are my FAVORITE! My stepson’s recipe has the same ingredients, great minds think alike! I love your gift tags…I am totally printing those, thanks so much!

    1. Oh thank-you! Glad you liked them! And yes, clearly your step son knows his cookies! 🙂

  84. This recipe looks a lot like my chocolate chip cookie one too! I LOVE the soft cookie. My mom’s recipe is hard. ICK! Sometimes mom doesn’t always know best 😉 he he he

  85. I kind of feel the urge to go make some cookies like right now! My mom always makes the best chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon rolls, and chicken salad. I’m drooling just thinking about all those childhood favorites:)

  86. OMG! SOOOO yummy Cara-I think I’ll have to try-my mom loves choc. chips!

    Katelyn

    theyellowspectacles.com

  87. Those cookies look perfect! I may be one of the few people whose mom pretty much never baked so I am always looking for good recipes!!

  88. There is nothing better then classic chocolate chip cookies.
    I should totally make a jar for my momma… circle of life sorta thing 🙂

  89. Love the jar, love the plate, love the recipe and love the sentiment behind it!! So sweet!!

  90. These look amazing! One thing I love about chocolate chip cookies — most of us have a famous recipe for them handed down by our moms and that makes them so special. Thanks for sharing yours! XO -Kim

    1. Thank-you! That’s what I love about it too- I mean it’s pretty much a given that what our mom’s and grandma’s make is amazing 🙂

  91. Just by looking at them I can tell they’re soft! I’m going to make these gluten free!

    xo, Kristina

    1. Soft cookies are my favorite kind 🙂 Hope you enjoy your version of them, I bet they’ll be delicious!

  92. Those cookies look amazing!! I loved the prize wining story and all the happy memories you have with these cookies. I can’t wait to try this recipe and I hope my daughter feels the same way about chocolate chip cookies when she grows up.

    1. Thank-you! Aw, I bet she will. I think it’s wonderful how you’ve already got her so involved in the kitchen. 🙂

  93. These look absolutely amazing! I love chocolate chip cookies — one of my favorite comfort foods.

  94. Yum!!! These look and sound AMAZING you’re literally making my mouth water. I’ll definitely be trying these 🙂

  95. GET IN MY BELLY!!!! although it made me sad that this uses regular flour. i do make a similar grain free version but let’s face it – grain free is just not the same!

      1. OMG
        You weren’t wrong! One just isn’t enough. Just come out of the oven are two straight away. I didn’t have brown sugar to added golden syrup instead delicious thank you

          1. These are delicious! I had never made soft cookies before and was worried about overcooking them so may have taken them out of the oven too early, they came out a little bit too soft and crumbly.
            But they taste fantastic!

            Definitely not a problem! I served them with ice cream and we ate them with a spoon.

            I’ll leave them in a minute or two longer next time and see how that goes.

            Great recipe, so soft and buttery! I’ll definitely be trying this recipe out again soon?






  96. I love this because my mom also has a “famous” chocolate chip cookie recipe. I still use her recipe, and it reminds me of being back in her kitchen every time I do. What a special way to celebrate Mother’s Day!

  97. Mmmm cookies!!! I know that I have special memories with my mom and sister when we were younger making sugar cookies. My mom always use to let us use the cookie cutters, pick what color frosting was going to go on them and frost them when they were ready. I love the gift tags you made too!

    1. Thanks Nadine! It’s always nice to look back on the special memories we have from our childhood. 🙂

          1. I use self-rising because it’s easier, but you can use all-purpose. Just make sure you add the appropriate amount of baking soda/salt. 🙂

          2. if using regular flour, what is the appropriate amount of baking soda and salt? Any other ingredients need to be changed?

            Thanks

    2. Perfect cookies! Followed the directions and put them in the oven for 10 mins. They taste like KFC’s cookies.

    3. Made these today and they were delicious! Full of chocolate chips and with a great buttery taste! Crunchy around the edge and soft in the center! What more could you ask for!?

      I have one question… my cookies puffed up in the oven and looked similar to the images on this recipe, but when I pulled them out of the oven, they flattened out to nothing. The chocolate chips protruded out of the flat cookie. Any suggestions or thoughts on why that might be? Thanks!






      1. Thanks Marci! Without knowing exactly how you made them, it’s hard to say, but I’d recommend making sure your butter is softened to room temperature but not too soft, and chilling the dough in the refrigerator overnight or at least a couple hours before baking them. This helps them keep their shape better when baking and helps bring all the flavors out. Also, be sure and not to press down on the cookies when baking them. Hope that helps, and so glad you enjoyed them! 🙂

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