Growing up I remember my brother Jay often baking something on Sunday afternoons. One of the things he made was cookies. I thought they were the best.
After I was out on my own I remember going home and getting mom’s cookie recipe which at the time I called Jay’s cookie recipe. Over the years I’ve taken the recipe. I’ve doubled it and tweaked it.
I don’t even remember what the original recipe was but at our house we still call it Uncle Jay’s Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.
All of the kids love these. The cookies are soft and chewy…I personally believe all cookies should be soft and chewy.
Here’s the recipe:
2 sticks of butter
2 cups of brown sugar
2 cups of white sugar
2 tsp of vanilla
2 teaspoons of soda
5 cups of flour
Cream together the first 4 ingredients then add the rest. Scoop onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 14-15 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
When you take them out of the oven the cookies will be a little puffy.
You might think they aren’t done…they are. Just let them sit on the pan for a couple minutes before you scoop them off.
Trust me, your family will thank you if you make them. Nowadays I still make the big batch. I put half in the freezer and half for now….unfortunately, unless I hide them, they are gone in just a day or so.
They are Carver approved…
How fun…another generation to enjoy them.