Friday, January 27, 2012

'Good Enuf' Chocolate-Chip Cookies

We wanted Chocolate Chip Cookies the other night. I looked for a "Best Cookie" recipe on the internet, but couldn't find any quick enough.

I did find my copy of the old Better Homes and Garden Cookbook, copyrighted 1953.

On page 187, there's a recipe titled 'Chocolate-Chip Cookies'. No zingy descriptive names like... Best Cookies Ever...just a plain old name: Chocolate-Chip Cookies. I like that.

I thought it was interesting how much smaller the cookies were made back then, how simple the recipes were, and not many utensils or ingredients either!

Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees, line cookie sheet with parchment paper, bake 10 to 12 minutes.

Here's how simple it is:

Cream together butter (1 stick) and sugars (1/2 cup granulated, 1/4 cup brown), then add 1 egg, beat well.

In a small bowl, mix together flour (1 cup plus 2 Tbs), baking soda (1/2 tsp), and salt (1/2 tsp).

Add flour mixture slowly to creamed sugar mixture.

Stir in hot water (1/4 tsp), vanilla (1/2 tsp), chocolate chips (6 oz) and walnuts (if desired)

Use the tablespoon to scoop the dough and drop onto cookie sheet.

I also just stuck some walnuts into half the cookies because I don't do walnuts myself.

Wild Bill really liked these cookies. I really liked making them because they were so quick and didn't make a pile of cookies I'd just have to give away.

Try making a quick batch yourself. You might just want to call them  Best.Cookies.Ever.  I won't tell.


  1. How much hot water?
    I love extra bunch of cookies. I freeze some before I eat them all. Cookies were smaller back then now I think about it. I think dainty was the venue.

  2. Never mind...I see how much hot water.
    I will try this recipe.

  3. I have an old BH&G cookbook as well and I love the simplicity too. These look like great cookies. I agree with Nancy, cookies were smaller. Maybe we should go back to that, lol. I am a new follower of yours. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Have a great week!

  4. I've noticed the same thing, that recipes from the past were much simpler and straightforward. Can't wait to try out the cookie recipe. Thanks so much for dropping by L'Heure Bleue At Home.

  5. I'm a sucker for Chocolate Chip cookies! They are my absolute favorite dessert EVER! Thank you for stopping by Family Brings Joy. So glad to have you! Have a wonderful day!

  6. These look amazing. I will be having Chocolate chip cookies at lunch now. LOL.

    I came by after you visited my blog and left a very encouraging comment on my living room redo post. Your blog is great.

    Reba and I are your latest followers. :D


  7. Hmmmmm. These don't look very primal...Was this your treat day?

  8. Those chocolate chip cookies look so yummy!!! I am a huge walnut fan in my ccc. Thanks for stopping by Willow Creek today.

    Definitely call your Friday & Saturday picking and everyone will want to join you. :) When I go with my mom and grandma we call it junking but I have to class it up for my hubby and little boy!