Baker Bakes: Grandma's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Award Winning Recipe to Enhance Your Christmas!
Posted at 4:30 AM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 05:30:09-05


  • 2 1/4 Cups Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup of Shortening (Butter is fine, cookies will be crispy and flat)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Cups of Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup of Oatmeal

Makes 3-4 Dozen Cookies (As Long As You Don't Snack on the Dough!)

This recipe is one that's special to me. My grandma passed away back in 2017. Her chocolate chip cookies are one thing that always remind me of her.

In fact, this recipe is so good, that it won the Grand Champion of the Sugar Cane Festival over 20 years ago in New Iberia. It's time for some Grandma's Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Here's what you'll need for the recipe. 2 1/4 cups of flour, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, 3/4 cup white sugar, and one cup of shortening. You can use butter if you want, but the cookies will be flatter and crispy. We're going for a soft and chewy cookie. Grandma used shortening, so I do too. You'll also need a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of baking soda. Two eggs, a teaspoon of vanilla, two cups of chocolate chips, and a cup of oatmeal.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Start by creaming the shortening and sugars. If you don't have a mixer, use a fork and make sure its mixed thoroughly.

Then add the eggs and vanilla.

While that's creaming, mix the flour, salt, and baking soda with a whisk or sifter. Then add that to the creamed mixture.

Add the oatmeal, and finally the chocolate chips.

Use a spoon and make cookie dough balls, about an inch or two in size. Place them on your cookie sheet. If you have parchment paper, that will make a world of difference! Otherwise, you can use some non stick spray.

Ovens may vary, but I bake my cookies for eleven minutes. They may not look done when you remove them from the oven, but this is the magic step.

Leave them sitting on the cookie sheet for the entire 11 minutes that the second batch is baking. They'll finish baking this way, and you'll get a soft, chewy cookie.

As long as you haven't snacked on the cookie dough, you should get 3-4 dozen cookies out of the recipe. Enjoy Grandma's Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies for Christmas and perhaps this will become one of your holiday traditions!