Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Buttery Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been a bit dissatisfied with most chocolate chip cookie recipes that I have tried, for one reason or another (and I have used many different recipes....I bake a LOT of cookies at my house!). I use only butter as the fat in cookies - no shortening and many times the cookies turn out to be too flat when I use only butter. I just refuse to use shortening, though, as the hydrogenated fats are so bad for my family......and besides, butter tastes better. :)

I have found a couple of recipes that I like for chocolate chip cookies, but I kept searching for something better. Recently, I found a recipe that I was able to tweak a bit and we REALLY like it.  I made them again today.....and remembered to take pictures.....finally!

The recipe is a bit different, in that there is no vanilla in it............also the ratio of eggs and butter is different from most chocolate chip recipes. I added oatmeal also..........and the cookie dough is stiff...they take a bit of arm strength to stir up....but they are really worth it. I admit that I called on one of my sons today to stir at the end when my arm was really tired...... He knows that a "labourer is worthy of his hire" meaning that he gets to eat a cookie when they are done...he was certainly a willing worker. :)

I like that the cookies stay chunky - and not flat. They are a bit crispy on the outside....but so chewy inside. I have also found that they do well in the cookie jar.....many of the chocolate chip cookies from other recipes will stick together in the cookie jar....or dry out....these seem to stay separate nicely.....and last well............at least as far as I can tell since cookies don't last too long at my house!!!  :)



I decreased the amount of chocolate chips from the original recipe and yet there are still lots of chips.



                                                                                                                                           375 degrees
                                                                                                    ungreased cookie sheet    8 minutes
                                                                                                            
                                Buttery Chocolate Chip Cookies

                                                       1 1/2 cup granulated sugar                        
                                                       1 1/2 cup brown sugar
                                                       2 cups butter, softened(yes, that is 4 sticks)
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                                                       2 large eggs
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                                                       4 1/2 cups flour
                                                       2 teaspoons baking soda
                                                       1 teaspoon salt
                                                       3/4 cup rolled oats (could add up to 1 cup, if desired)
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                                                       1 1/2 packages chocolate chips
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                                                       2 cups chopped nuts (optional)

         Add ingredients to a large mixing bowl, in the order written, and stir well each time there is a  line in the recipe. (I am teaching some of my kids how to make cookies and this is so much easier for them to see at a glance what to add and when to stir).  Dough will be stiff....just keep stirring. Drop by teaspoons full on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool about 2 minutes or so on pan, then put them on a wire rack to cool.  These taste delicious........and they do freeze well. Enjoy!
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I hope you like these as well as we do.......we have made them several times and they are popular with all who try them.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.........I hope you have a wonderful day!!



























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82 comments:

  1. Hi
    I think your chocolate cookies look absolutely scrumptious! I will definitely try your recipe. Thank you for visiting me and leaving such kind words! Have a wonderful week! Karen

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    1. I'm glad you plan to try them.....they are REALLY good. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  2. These look marvelous, I'll have to give them a try. My chocolate chip cookies always end up flat, so I'm looking for a new one! Thanks.

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    1. I hope you like these......I got so tired of flat cookies and love them chunkier........although I will still eat flat chocolate chip cookies if the other kind is not available. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  3. I have pinned your cookie recipe and I look forward to giving it a try. Like you I only use butter in my cooking (just no reason to use anything else) so I am super excited to try these cookies as they look like they do not "spread" as much!

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    1. I'm glad....these really are so good. :)

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  4. I'm with you, I have such trouble finding a good chocolate chip cookie recipe! It's bad enough that I have been buying the cookie dough rolls, which I just hate doing! I'm going to try this recipe and see how it goes!

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    1. I hope you like these - they are really good....we made more this week again. :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing your recipe. That is always my one son's complaint - that the cookies get hard after a day or two. I will have to try this recipe.

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    1. These are wonderful when not baked hard, but still soft....w/ a bit of a crisp on the outside.....yum. :)

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  6. Your cookies look so good! Is there anything better than a good cookie?! I think not ;)

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    1. Cookies are pretty good!! especially homemade. :)

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  7. I'll give these a try, that is my frustration with butter also, the flatness. The pics are making me want to go cook them now instead of dinner :)

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    1. Hmmmm, instead of dinner? :) I understand that though.... They are really good.

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  8. These look like perfect chocolate chip cookies. Wish I could have them for breakfast. If you have not shared yet at the Bacon Time linky, please do.

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    1. These are our favorite chocolate chip cookies, for right now anyway. :)

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  9. They look so good! I'm always on the lookout for chocolate chip cookies that don't spread. Though lately I simply started to reduce the butter, since I got tired of sad, flat cookies.

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    1. That would be a shame to reduce the butter - but I know what you mean....I hope you can try these....

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  10. Oh your cookies look amazing! Yum, yum! Makes me want to whip up a batch. Thanks for sharing at the My Favorite Things Party. Hope to see you again tomorrow. Theresa @Dearcreatives

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  11. Wow! These look scrumptious!! I can't wait to try these! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. They are....hope you get a chance to try them. :)

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  12. Oh man, these look so good. Thank you for sharing at The Weekend Brew!

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    1. They are.....our cookie jar is currently empty.....seems like it is time to make these again. :)

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  13. We are definitely trying these! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/04/try-new-recipe-tuesday-april-8.html

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  14. These look amazing!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!

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  15. This recipe has been featured at the Tasty Tuesday link up party! Come check it out and grab a Featured button here!

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  16. Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!!! My weakness! So glad I found your blog! Please link back up with me again!
    Chris
    somuchathome.blogspot.com

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    1. I will plan to link up w/ you again....... These cookies are REALLY good - they are our favorite right now. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  17. These look so very good. Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Looking forward to seeing what you'll share this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/07/try-new-recipe-tuesday-july-15.html

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    1. Thank you...and thanks for the link up. :)

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  18. These look awesome! I have never tried chocolate chip cookies without vanilla, but I know my kids will love them chunky like that! :-) Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/08/try-new-recipe-tuesday-beach-edition-2.html

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    1. I hadn't had them without vanilla either... I love vanilla, but these were great without it. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  19. These look really good! I have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe but I may have to try this one out too! Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays. Hope you have a great week!

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    1. We have really enjoyed them.... and have made a LOT of them. :) I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. :)

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  20. Oh, just YUM! I love the sound of chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside. We will have to try these cookies.
    Thanks for sharing this on Throwback Thursday as well.

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    1. They have been our favorite cookie for a while now... and the one we make the most. :) We make a LOT of cookies here. Thank you for visiting.

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  21. Thank you for joining our Oh my Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday! YUMMMMMM.. Evija @fromevijawithlove Co hosting OMHG Wordless Wednesday

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    1. Yummo! A real chocolate treat!Thanks for joining the Oh My Heartsie-Girls WW!

      Shellie
      www.thefabjourney.com

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    2. These are really good chocolate chip cookies... a great recipe! :) I was glad to be at your party... thank you hosting. :)

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  22. I can see that lots of people like your cookies, they look delicious!
    Hope that you enjoy your day!
    Karren

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    1. Yes, they do...we make a LOT of cookies around here. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  23. My sweet friend, how you have my mouth watering after seeing the strawberry dessert and now these cookies! Butter and chocolate...a perfect combination! :) Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration.

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    1. Mmmm... it is a great combination... we have made this recipe so many dozens of times... and we love it. Yum. :)

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  24. 2 cups of butter?? My husband would be all over these! These look delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe. :)

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    1. Yes, that is a little shocking, isn't it? They are wonderful, though! This is the main cookie recipe we have been using for a while. I have started adding things to the dough also... like coconut, sunflower seeds and more... still delicious. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  25. Thank you for sharing another great recipe with us at Good Morning Mondays. These biscuits look so good. Blessings

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    1. You're welcome... thank you for the great link up party... and I love that you call them biscuits. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  26. Over from Stephanie's.....I'm making these today. Your newest follower.....angela

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    1. Welcome... I am so glad you are now following my blog. :) I hope you love these as much as we do.... they are wonderful! :)

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    2. Reporting back.....these are a hit!!! They are not flat. They only require one bowl (I did use a hand held mixer). And they make a ton....which is great because I have 6 children who ate the first dozen! Thanks again, Angela

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    3. I read your comment to my kids... and they all laughed... I have 6 kids and they eat the cookies quickly also... and they could identify w/ your group! :) I am so glad you like them... we sure enjoy them. They also freeze VERY well which is wonderful and we can pull them out a few days later to thaw and enjoy.. BUT one of my sons has developed quite a taste for frozen cookies. Hmmm.... I'm finding they don't last as long! :)

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  27. Good morning, my dear! Just wanted to let you know that this delicious recipe has been featured at Roses of Inspiration :) Like Angela, I want to make these either today or sometime this week :) Hugs to you!

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    1. What a pleasant surprise and blessing. :) Thank you. I hope you like these cookies as much as we do..... they have been thoroughly enjoyed here at our house... and we are making them this week for my daughter's birthday... but will be using pink, red and white m&ms instead of chocolate chips. She LOVES pink. :)

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  28. Those look delicious! I wish I had some right now. Stopping by from the Country Fair Blog Party!

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    1. They are so good... my daughter just made a batch of them using m&m s instead of chips. Yum... they are wonderful. :) This is THE recipe we use more than any other now. :) I hope you like it also.

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  29. These look great! I have been wanting to make chocolate chip cookies, but like you I haven't found the perfect recipe...until perhaps now!

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    1. I hope you love these as much as we do... they are really good.... we have some cooling in the house right now, so I have recently tested this recipe again!!!!! :) We are all enjoying them. :)

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  30. I found your sweet blog through Stephanie's linky party and I am so glad I did. Your chocolate chip cookies look so delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us. I'm your newest follower! :-)

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    1. Hi... welcome... it is so nice to have you! :) Those cookies really are good .... and we make a LOT of them here. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  31. These looks so amazing! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope you will join us again this week.

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    1. Thank you... they are great. :) I'm glad you visited.

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  32. These look DELICIOUS!!!! Thank you for sharing!!! All that butter MUST make them wonderful!!!

    I found you through Art of Homemaking Mondays. :)

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    1. They are SO good... in fact, I made a batch again 2 days ago and we really enjoyed them again. Yum. So glad you visited. :)

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  33. I could eat a dozen right now! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. It would be easy to do... they are delicious! :) I plan to look up your group. Thank you. :)

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  34. Yes - these would be perfect for Afternoon Tea!

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    1. Yes, they would... the buttery flavor helps them not to be too sweet, but are just right. :)

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  35. These cookies look so yummy, I would love to have some noe

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    1. Thank you... they are yummy and they do freeze wonderfully well, allowing them to be thawed and eaten at short notice. :)

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  36. If they are half as good as your great photos they will taste awesome.

    Kathleen
    Blogger's Pit Stop

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    1. They are pretty wonderful! :) My younger daughter made this recipe again tonight and used half chocolate chips and half mint chips. We are enjoying these also. :)

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  37. Goodness these look amazing! I love to try new ones on the weekend so this is something that will be on the list!

    Mainy

    #bloggerspitstop

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    1. They are such a favorite here! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. :)

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  38. Oh I love chocolate chip cookies with oats in them! They are the best! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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    1. I like the oats in them also... makes them a little chewier and satisfying... we sure like the recipe. Thank you.

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  39. These look so good! I have lots of cookie lovers in my house so these would be great! Thanks for sharing.
    Jen
    www.afiremanswife.com

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    1. They are wonderful... my youngest daughter just made a batch this afternoon... and some of the family are delivering a plate of them to new neighbors right now. :) We do like them.

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