Favorite Family Foods

Sometimes putting the family first means making their favorite foods over and over and over AGAIN.   J and I made cut out cookies together over the weekend which ultimately ended up in the trash.  They really were that bad but I didn’t take it personally since they came from a mix.  Yesterday, he requested “normal” cookies.  I’m not sure how other families define normal cookies but my family defines normal cookies as chocolate chip cookies.  That is just about the only kind of cookie they like.  Their favorite is the Toll house chocolate chip cookie recipe except with fewer chocolate chips.   I made these chocolate chip cookies AGAIN last night because I knew my family would love them.  Even though I have a package of Halloween Oreos in the cabinet, both boys choose to take homemade chocolate chip cookies in their lunches today.   I’ll share the Toll house recipe just in case you don’t have it memorized like I do.

Which would you choose?

Which would you choose?

Basic Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


1 cup butter, softened (this is 2 sticks)

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla (spill a little extra in to the mix)

2 1/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips (I think the original recipe calls for the entire bag.  I’ve used as few as 1/2 cup of chocolate chips)

Cream together butter and sugars.  Add in eggs and vanilla.  In separate bowl, add flour, baking soda, and salt.   I don’t sift my dry ingredients but I do lightly whisk them together.  Add to creamed mixture until dough forms.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Drop by teaspoonfuls (or use a small scoop) onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake 9-11 minutes at 375 degrees.  I bake my cookies for 9 minutes and let them finish up on the cookie sheet while the next batch is cookie.  Cool completely on wire rack.

I’m pretty sure my family would exist on that cookie recipe if I would let them.   Personally, I am more partial to oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and I have a great family recipe for those as well which might make an appearance on this blog some day as well.

What is your family’s favorite kind of cookie?

This post is part of the 31 Days of Putting My Family First Series.  You can read more about it here.



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9 thoughts on “Favorite Family Foods

        1. Jean Post author

          Well, I really do think chocolate chip cookies are good for kids (and moms) and who needs a reason to make or eat cookies? 🙂

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