Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

My grandmother is by far one of the most influential people in my life. She is my best friend, counselor and she has always been very involved in my life, I’m so thankful for her. I was lucky enough to get to live with her for a few years after high school and before I got married, so she was able to teach me so much about being a loving wife, mother and cook. This cookie recipe is something she made with all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Memories that I get to cherish and now my children will also.

Cookies make me happy!

She hand wrote me a cookbook filled with all of her most used and loved recipes. It’s something I treasure very much! I turn to it quite often and as you can see from the picture, I make these cookies a lot.

Let’s getting mixin’!

One of the tips Grandma taught me was to pull out everything you will need to mix together what ever you are cooking. This helps control mess and help efficiently mix the ingredients! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and cream together the crisco, sugars, milk and vanilla until they are fluffy. Add egg. In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking soda. Gradually add to the creamed mixture. After it is all mixed together, fold in the chocolate chips.

Baking the cookies:

The oven should be ready by the time you finish mixing the ingredients. Depending on the cookie size will depict your cooking time. Grandma made her cookies small so she cooked hers for 8 minutes. I prefer my cookies to be bigger and I cook mine for 12 minutes. Whatever the size of your cookie when it starts to turn a pretty golden brown they are done! Pull them out of the oven and let the cookies rest for a minute or two. This will help them finish cooking without being overcooked and not fall apart when handled. That’s it! Super easy and always a hit!

Sampling the Chips is the most important part.
Sweetest little helping hands.
Make sure to spread them out. The cookies will spread while baking.

The best part of cooking anything is of course, eating it. I hope you and your loved ones enjoy this recipe as much as my entire family does!!

I can smell this picture.



3/4 cup of Butter Crisco

1 cup of Brown Sugar

1/2 cup of Sugar

2 tablespoons of Milk

1 tablespoon of Vanilla

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon of Salt

1 3/4 cups of Flour

1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda

12 ounces of Chocolate Chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the crisco, sugars, milk and vanilla until fluffy. Add egg and blend together. In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips. Depending on the size of the cookies will depict the cooking time. My grandmother likes to make small cookies, I prefer big ones. Small ones take roughly 8-10 minutes to cook and the big ones I make take about 12. Bake until the cookies are a light golden brown. Remove from the oven and let the cookies rest. Letting them rest helps the cookies continuing cooking, without being overcooked, and helps with them not falling apart when handling.

Love and Grace,

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