Top 3 Chocolate Chip Cookies


“Just Because” you don’t EVER need a reason to bake America’s favorite cookie! I find hope of all seasons (and stressful situations) in the Chocolate Chip Cookie.

Maybe you’re alone and want some comfort……… just look to the CC cookie. Maybe you just had your heart broken…..or had it put together again and feel like doing pirouettes in place………look to the cookie! Bake sale? Sleepover with besties, movie night, one hour alone with your new BOOK!? Look to the Cookie!

I love CC Cookies at all times of the year as do a bajillion other people who love the homey-feels. The number of recipes out there can be overwhelming, so I need to share with you my Top 3 Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes I LOVE! Feel free to adapt them any which way you want depending on the season.

P.S. Wanna share your CC recipe? Send it to and I’d love to post it, bake it, and obvs eat it.

For now, Bake on Bookies!

img_7413Recipe 1: Alaina’s Homemade Cookie

*(if you don’t like pecans, just omit them…but you’re nuts, (ha) because they’re so good!)

1/2 cup butter flavor Crisco

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup flour

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup pecans

Cream Crisco, sugars, egg, and vanilla. Stir together flour, salt, baking soda. Stir together all ingredients. Stir together chips and nuts. Bake @ 375 degrees for 10 to 12 min. I usually triple the recipe btw.

Recipe 2: CC Pudding Cookies

Sometimes, I alter this by adding a cup of peanut butter…if you wanna go that route. Which, I usually do, go that route.




























Seriously….so easy…so meeeeaaaaahhhhhhhhhhGOOD!! After a day of drying on the cookie rack, I seal them in a zip-lock bag, put that in a container, and then pass them out the next day! They’re extra soft, moist, and fluffy.

Recipe 3: Traditional Tollhouse Cookies

These are such an easy win during the holidays! This recipe in unfailable, as in, NO WAY will aunt Mildred not like them. Circa 1965. Traditional & Classic are sometimes my two favorite words! =)

Start by pre-heating @ 350 degrees and grease 2 baking sheets.

I follow this recipe collected by Hilaire Walden.
I follow this recipe collected by Hilaire Walden.