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Chocolate Chip Cookies, or, How You Know You’re “Home”

We moved about a month ago and most boxes are unpacked at this point. I haven’t been cooking much lately but that’s because my husband was out of town. I’m starting to get back into the swing of things.

There is one sure way to know that this is home: I’ve baked chocolate chips cookies.

Since every cooking blog has their own recipe, here is mine. It is adapted from the back of the Western Family bag of chocolate chips. It amazes me that the discount brand of chocolate chips was the most successful at discovering the best combination of fat, sugar, and chocolate. And yet, it is this recipe that is truly delicious.

I have made this recipe on many occasions. It is truly the best out there. I believe good things should be shared. So here it is for your baking pleasure!

Western Family Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 36 cookies


    2 1/4 c. flour
    1 t. baking soda
    1/2 t. salt
    1 c. butter/margarine (225 g)
    1/2 c. sugar
    3/4 c. brown sugar (packed)
    2 t. vanilla
    1 egg
    chocolate chips (I put in as many as I want!)

Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C). In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars together until fluffy. Add vanilla and egg. Beat well. Mix together dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then add them to the creamed mixture. Add chocolate chips. Mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoons, 2″ apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-15 minutes at 375 F (190 C).

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2 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookies, or, How You Know You’re “Home””

  1. March 27th, 2009 at 12:49 am

    Ruth says:

    I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  2. July 11th, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Rebecca’s Cooking Journal » Blog Archive » Yep, Still the Best says:

    [...] a quick note to say that yes, Western Family’s recipe (circa 1999) still bakes the absolute best chocolate chip cookies in the [...]