Friday, May 22, 2009


To share or not to share? I can't believe I'm doing this. I have a million cookie recipes, but this one is particularly special to me. Other than family and a few special people I've never given it to anyone. I created this recipe in high school. I was taking a foods class and one of our chapters was on baking. We learned all the properties of different ingredients and the role they play in the baking process. At the end of the chapter we all had to develop our own cake, cookie or brownie recipe. We baked them for the class and everyone voted for which one they liked the most. I won first place with this cookie recipe.

What I love so much about this particular recipe; It has half the butter or fat than the average chocolate chip cookies recipe. It also uses all brown sugar and no white. This gives the cookie more of a caramel flavor. I think the cookies taste even better the second day. They also freeze really well.

So there you have it...I'm divulging one of my secret recipes. I hope you enjoy the cookies as much as we do.

(Mindi Original)

½ C. butter softened
1 ½ C. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
2 C. flour
1 bag chocolate chips

1. Cream together butter and brown sugar until well combined.
2. Add eggs and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
3. Sift together dry ingredients and add to wet. Mix well
4. Add chocolate chips. Mix well.
5. Scoop into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
7. Allow to cool.


Maria said...

Just found your blog, via the Hive. Love it! Cookies are my favorite too!

jenniferhoiyin said...

my favorite cookie recipe uses a pound of butter.... yeah i didn't stutter. but it's so good! haha
i will be trying yours soon though, chocolate chip is hub's favorite.

My Sister's Kitchen said...

Glad you shared. I love chocolate chip cookies and can't wait to try this recipe.

Monica Rich said...

I'm a friend of Gina Tyrrell (newly Allred - I think I saw you at her wedding?) and she passed along some of your recipes to me. I just tried these and had to say -- as a chocolate chip cookie connossieur -- this recipe is now among my top 5. Really spectacular. Thanks for choosing to share.

Sarah Louise said...

Monica Merced Rich is one of the best cooks/bakers I have ever met in my long and good-eating life. Her praise is--yeah. It's huge.

Mine is less huge (I'm not a great cookie maker), BUT I made these last night (and with 100% wheat flour--I didn't have any white--but I added walnuts to get rid of them and used dark brown sugar), and they were the best cookies I have ever, ever made. Ever.

My roommate said: "These are the perfect combination of chunky and soft."

Today I'm going to bake with the second-day dough. It's going to be a symphony of toffee flavors. You have changed the life of me and my posterity.

Mindika said...

Monica, I'm so glad that Gina passed on my blog to you. I just love Gina! I'm also glad you liked the cookies!

katielayne said...

Just made these. Very good! i forgot to add the salt till the first batch was already in the oven. Oops! But they didn't taste bad at all! Will make again!!! Thanks!

Natalia said...

I saw this recipe a long time ago and bookmarked it to try someday. I don't make cookies very often bc they never turn out very well, but I wanted to surprise my husband and a couple of house guests this afternoon and made the cookies. They were wonderful! I was so surprised when I turned on the oven light to find them nice and plump instead of all flat and gross like my cookies normally turn out. Thanks for the great recipe!

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