Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies {revisited} + A Megabite Birthday

by Megan on June 28, 2012

My blog turned three last Tuesday! In dog years it can drink legally!

I figured that for this birthday I’d revisit my Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, since they’re probably the first thing ever baked on my own in my life, and since they’re delicious.

So thanks guys for visiting my blog ever! It means the world to me! Without this little spot of the internet I would’ve never met Cindy in real life, and she’s the coolest. Because of Cindy I’ve made fried pickles, waffles s’mores, and my own vanilla extract. Without this blog I wouldn’t have realized how much I like food-styling. I probably wouldn’t have gotten to stack cheese really high or make super-model beef stew. Without it, I surely would’ve crumbled into a pile of despair over life reasons instead of baking my feelings. So I’m thankful for it, and you, and cookies!

Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies {makes 4-ish dozen}
Recipe adapted from my childhood*


  • 1 1/3 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

* The only adaptation I made was to use all butter. My mom is a half butter and half crisco cookie maker. So feel free to do that if you are of that persuasion.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Make the dough, f’sho. Using an electric mixer cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix until all combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the sugar mixture and beat until smooth and everything is combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or over night.
  3. Place heaping teaspoons of cookie dough a couple inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are golden and the center is light still, but no longer shiny. Remove cookies from the oven and transfer to a wire rack until cool. Eat a few while warm and then save the rest for later! These also freeze fabulously.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

Birthday party supplies up in here.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

heather June 28, 2012 at 7:43 am

Eeee! Happy blog birthday, friend! Love the cookies, and you, you, YOU!


Megan June 28, 2012 at 8:35 am

Yay! Thanks, Heather! <3 you!


cindy June 28, 2012 at 10:06 am

yay! I’m so glad we got to meet too, and share drinks, lunches, and food-making times! Happy blog birthday, chocolate chip cookies forever!


cindy June 28, 2012 at 10:07 am

ps…I totes got a touch emotional reading this, jeez!


Megan June 28, 2012 at 10:14 am

Yay! It’s just all the truth!


NicoleD June 28, 2012 at 11:09 am

Happy blog birthday, Megan! I’ve been thinking about chocolate chip cookies a lot lately and these look like childhood perfection!


Megan June 28, 2012 at 11:45 am

Thanks, Nicole! Yeah man, chocolate chip cookies are almost always on my mind. 🙂


Laura Dembowski June 28, 2012 at 11:49 am

Congratulations on three years! Love reading your blog! The blogging community is definitely cool. I’m new to it and already feeling the love 🙂


Megan June 28, 2012 at 11:51 am

Thanks, Laura! And totally! So many cool folks out there!


Spencer June 28, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some. I am sure it tastes as good as it looks.


Megan June 29, 2012 at 10:00 am

Thanks, Spencer! OOh, I’d totally share if we were neighbors!


Robyn June 28, 2012 at 9:58 pm

sometimes baking out my feelings is the only way i can truly calm down and de-stress. i’m so happy there’s someone out there who feels the same way! happy happy happy birthday again!


Megan June 29, 2012 at 10:01 am

Oh gurl, you’re not alone. 🙂


Jen @ Savory Simple June 29, 2012 at 7:39 am

Happy Doggy Birthday! Love the cookies.


Megan June 29, 2012 at 10:01 am

It seems like I just started my blog! Can’t believe it’s been 3 years already! <3


Nikkilooch July 2, 2012 at 3:56 am

Happy belated blog birthday!


Megan July 2, 2012 at 8:46 am

Thanks, lady!


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