Mom’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

My mother is known for her amazing recipes.  I had one kid sign my yearbook in Jr. High, and I kid you not, this is exactly what he wrote…

“Nikki, tell your mom I am coming over to visit and can’t wait to see what she has cookin’!”

Pretty sure some people used me to get to my mom’s kitchen.  If I wasn’t me, I probably would, too!

My mom is famous for her chocolate chip cookies… and I am about to share with you the secret recipe!  Since I can remember, these cookies have been a staple in my home… and once someone received the recipe, it quickly became a staple in their home as well.

Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 158kcal


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cream butter and sugars together.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix together.
  • Add semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • Roll into 1 inch balls and place on greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375 F for 8-10 minutes.


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. trevandjules

    Nikki you knew I needed these! When do I add the eggs, and do you mix it by hand or in your kitchen aid? Next you should put your moms almond cookies :) and her bread! ha ha. Isn't so nice to be able to call our moms for so many recipe's who are the best cooks!

  2. Chef in Training

    You add the eggs after you cream the sugars and shortening together. I just use a hand blender, I wish I had a kitchen aid, Maybe for christmas?! hahaand yes it is wonderful to have moms that are great cooks!I will definitely post the almond cookie recipe! Those are SO GOOD! mmmm!

  3. Liz

    Mmmmm....these look perfect!!!

  4. Heather

    This may sound silly, but what do YOU use for shortening? No one uses crisco anymore, right? Do you just use butter? If so, can it be melted or does it need to be at room temperature? I never have it a room temperature when I decide to bake. Does that make a difference? Looking forward to making these! Thanks,

    1. Nikki

      When I do use butter for baking, ESPECIALLY cookies, I never melt it. When I need to have it softened, I stick it in the microwave for five seconds on each side.

    2. Kelly

      Do you use shortening (Crisco) or butter for this recipe?

    3. Meg

      I use Spectrum brand palm shortening. Sustainably sourced and definitely better than crisco!

  5. Stayc

    Nikki I just made these last night and they were DELISH! I love my mom's cooking and am pretty picky about stepping out of our homemade recipes, but I lacked an ingredient for hers so I decided to give this a go. Definitely didn't disappoint and I may or may not have eaten a ton of dough, too! ;)

  6. Diana

    I am making these tonight! So excited, every recipe of yours I have tried I LOVE. Have you tried using butter flavored shortening for these?

  7. Cindy

    Just finished making "Moms famous cookies" and they are definitely the best. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  8. Georgia

    Best chocolate chip cookie I have ever made. I always use butter and decided to try your recipe. Stayed softer and more fluffy. Thanks for sharing

  9. Kate

    I don't see the recipe anywhere, has it been removed? I would love to try it! Thank you!

    1. Chef in Training

      So sorry about that! It should be fixed now :)

  10. Kelly

    Hi dear, I can't see the recipe anymore. ?

    1. Chef in Training

      So sorry about that! It should be fixed now :)

  11. Meg

    Oh no! It looks like your recipe is missing. My family loves these cookies so I just came back to make them again. Hopefully you can fix it so I can come back and print it out!

    1. Chef in Training

      So sorry about that! It should be fixed now :)

  12. Candice

    How can I get your Mom's Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe? It is not on the post and not in the recipe section. Thank you. Love your site and your awesome talents in baking and cooking. Thank you for putting so much work into it.

    1. Chef in Training

      So sorry about that! It should be fixed now :)

  13. Candice

    Why is the recipe missing from the post? Can you tell me how to get it? Thanks.

    1. Chef in Training

      So sorry about that! It should be fixed now :)

  14. Meagan Miller

    Where is the recipe?

    1. Chef in Training

      So sorry about that! It should be fixed now :)

  15. Candice

    Thank you so much for your Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe being put back on. I swear anything with the word Mom when it comes to recipes are always good whether it is my beautiful 89 year old Mom or anyone's Mom! Thanks again. Your recipes are wonderful.