Best Chocolate Chip Cookies…for reals

So…you can tell what kind of a week I have been having by the posts I share.  This week has been a tough one for a few different reasons.  Like I mentioned before, I fell off the food allergy wagon…but I picked myself up off the ground, dusted myself off, and am working on climbing back on.   I was also sick yesterday, which is why there was no post.  I spent my working time in bed asleep!


In my self pity I decided to try a recipe I had been given from my friend Stacy who swears that these are THE. BEST. CHOCOLATE. CHIP. COOKIES. EVER!  Since I was already off the bandwagon, I thought…why not take the challenge and see if these cookies really are the best chocolate chip cookies.


And since my daughter has been wanting to bake goodies for my blog, it was the perfect recipe for her to bake up.  You guys…these are good and dare I say it…one of the best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes I have tried.  I think they are my new favorite…now I just need one of you smarties out there to turn this recipe into a gluten free version since I am getting back on the allergy bandwagon.


Best Chocolate Chip Cookies…for reals


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • one (3.4 oz.) package of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1-2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (according to your chocolate needs)


  1. Cream together butter and sugars till smooth.
  2. Add in egg and beat well.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients one by one and mix well.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop into balls on a greased cookie sheet. I like to use a medium ice cream scoop so the cookies come out the same size.
  6. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.


I would love for you to try these out and add your own vote as to whether they are your new favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies!!  Better stock up on some ice cold milk!!

Do you prefer a little Peanut Butter with your cookie?  Maybe our favorite Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie is more your style.  Heavens…there is enough love to go around…how about both?


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Every fall my kids seem to beg for me to make them our favorite Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. These cookies are a crowd favorite. This recipe is one from my childhood and I can remember making them with my own mother.



So, they bring back a lot of great memories of growing up and it is fun to be sharing those same traditions with my kids in my own home. I was surprised when I realized that I had never shared them here with you…! Seriously…these are good!


Most of the time we just eat them straight out of the oven…but sometimes, if I am taking them to an event, I like to make them a bit fancier by adding some drizzled icing. If you go the icing route, simply pipe your favorite vanilla or cream cheese icing over the top of each cookie using a small round icing tip.


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 and 1/2 Tsp. baking powder
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cream sugar, eggs and butter together until creamy.
  3. Mix in pumpkin.
  4. Add the dry ingredients one at a time in order of the recipe and mix together until fully incorporated.
  5. Add a little extra flour if your dough is really sticky. This is a fairly sticky cookie dough so be careful to not add too much flour.
  6. Drop cookies onto a greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes in a 400 degree oven.
  8. Let cool on cookie rack. Serve as is or wait until cookies have cooled to drizzle your frosting.


These cookies are really good for the next few days as well. They really retain their moisture and their flavor and have a really nice smooth and moist consistency…and they have chocolate! You can’t beat a good cookie that has chocolate in it!


Go ahead and make some. As always…I would love to know if you end up making and how you liked them! xo

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let’s talk about cookies. I am a fan. Always have been, always will be. I usually prefer my cookies to be homemade. They just taste better to me. I am a fan of chocolate chips in my cookies…LOTS of chocolate chips. They make me happy!

But…if I were to buy a cookie…I would prefer to buy myself a cookie from our local Mrs. Fields Cookies. These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of the closet recipes we have found to Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies. And this my friends is a good thing!

Oatmeal-Chocolate-Chip-Cookie recipe

Even though I can’t eat these anymore…my kids can. Back to school always means Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies at my house. It was a tradition in my home growing up that I have carried through into my own home.


It has been a while since we made this particular recipe because we have been making the World’s Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies or our Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies.


So, when the kids started back to school last week, I whipped up some of these delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.


They were a big hit. My husband wondered why we hadn’t been making these more often. (Probably because I don’t like to torture myself with having them in the house when I can’t eat any) Smile


But I survived and only cheated with one tiny little cookie…and with the kids and their friends, they were gone in no time. Make some for yourself and let me know what you think.


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2 cups butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 5 cups rolled oats (measure 5 cups then blend in blender into fine flour)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 24 oz. chocolate chips
  • one 8 oz. Hershey’s Bar


  1. Cream together butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla.
  2. Mix in the dry ingredients.
  3. Add chocolate chips and grate the Hershey Chocolate Bar into the cookie dough.
  4. Roll into small balls onto greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Makes 4-5 dozen cookies.

peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Do you love peanut butter and chocolate…together? I do! They are one of my favorite combinations.  If you love Peanut Butter and Chocolate you will love this Peanut Butter Cookie with Chocolate Chips.  So, I thought it was time to share with you my favorite Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. These are some of the best (in my opinion) that you can make at home, and I have tried a few different recipes.


I really hate to do this to you this early in the New Year…what with all your New Years Resolutions and such…but it had to be done.  This recipe is from none other than my favorite Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book.  There are a couple of small changes that I make to the recipe which I think makes them extra special!  My changes have been marked in red.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

*recipe from BHG with some modifications.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar or 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon milk (add this at the very end just to make dough smooth and creamy)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup semi-chocolate chips (depending on your preferred chocolate needs)



1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, and baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Add milk (from 1/2 Tablespoon to 1 Tablespoon just enough to make the dough moist and creamy. Add chocolate chips and mix till just incorporated.  If necessary, cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Drop cookies by scooping them out of the bowl with a spoon dropping them in small balls onto your greased cookie sheets (instead of rolling them into balls and sugar and then pressing with a fork). Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. Makes about 36 cookies.

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These cookies come out so soft and have a really great flavor and texture.  Just enough peanut butter to chocolate ratio.  I prefer to bake with smooth peanut butter, but if you prefer the chunkified peanut butter knock your self out.  Either way I think you are really going to like these.

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Let me know if you try them.  I would love to hear what you think about these.  These are one of my go to recipes because I know they are always going to be a winner.  Here are a couple of my favorite Peanut Butter and Chocolate Recipes…Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cake…AND Peanut Butter Cup Cookies…but beware…these may cause unwanted addictions.


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