THE BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies EVER

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
5 eggs
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.

18 thoughts on “THE BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies EVER

  1. Bonnie Lippincott

    Yup, I was thinking one bag (not the Costco size) would work well, but maybe more?

  2. Ruth

    No salt???
    My husband loves soft cookies, so I will try these as soon as we have all the ingredients in the recipe….

  3. DebMac

    At home, it was always chips to taste. Mom would skimp, I would load them up. Hubby would love these, they are like his momma’s; my momma always made OATMEAL chocolate chip cookies. First argument of our married life. I make the cookies so they are my momma’s.

  4. ChristieB

    I love soft chewy cookies – will have to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing. HUGS… and stitches

  5. Jo Post author

    Ruth-I never add salt to cookies. We’re okay without and it’s one easy place to cut our salt consumption.

  6. Jo Post author

    No Debbie…One. I put about one cup in the cookies and then add a few on top of each cookie. Do what you like though. Making the recipe your own is half the fun.

  7. Jo Post author

    I put about one cup in the cookies and then add a few on top of each cookie. Do what you like though. Making the recipe your own is half the fun.

  8. Gramapama

    These soft n chewy cookies I’ll have to try. Just will have to make them when the kids & grand kids are here or me & Grampa will be eating them all!

  9. Donna T

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I used to work with a guy whose wife made the best chocolate chip cookies but she would not share the recipe!!! My husband’s aunt would never share her recipes either!!! Her wonderful salsa recipe died with her as she wouldn’t even write it down!!!

  10. Judith Fairchild

    Yep and two bags of chips is about right for the amount of flour. I like nuts in mine also.

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