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Mum’s World Class Chocolate Chip Cookies

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No matter how you bake them, chocolate chip cookies are a favourite of most cookie lovers. For every chocolate chip cookie recipe you’ve ever tried, there are probably thousands more out there. Just ask Pinterest.


I’ve never met a chocolate chip cookie I didn’t like. You will never hear me turn down the offer of a chocolate chip cookie – unless I’ve just finished polishing off two or three.


Some chocolate chip cookies are more chocolaty than others, some crunchier, some chewier, some sweeter, some softer, and some harder. One’s preference for a particular chocolate chip recipe can be a very personal one. In most cases, it probably comes down to a fondness for the chocolate chip cookie recipe your mom made you as a kid.


That’s the case for me. I grew up with a mother who made the world’s best chocolate chip cookies. At least I thought so. While I have enjoyed many friend’s and family’s chocolate chip cookies over the years (my aunt is runner-up for the world’s best chocolate chip cookie), my mother’s chocolate chip cookies are still number one in my books.


Maybe her cookies are so good because the recipe is so simple. The recipe comes from a time when life was more simple. When desserts and cookies were more about great taste, less about looks, and less about how creative one could be with their baking. Mum’s cookie recipe is at least 50 years old. There was no need to measure up to Pinterest standards back then.

This chocolate chip cookie recipe is so coveted by our family, I hesitated to share it on the blog. Then I realized, people have been asking me, my mum, and my siblings, for the recipe for years now. Heck, the way recipes travel, you may be eating these already!

You be the judge. Go ahead, make some. Let me know what you think of Mum’s World Class Chocolate Chip Cookies.

***You will note that in the photo of my mum’s original recipe, these chocolate chip cookies are known as just that – chocolate chip cookies. I decided they were far too good for such a common name, and so I bring you…

Mum's World Class Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe


  1. December 4, 2015

    Debra R

    Ingredients are exactly what I have been using since the 70s, and my Mom before me! Not too many recipes use shortening these days, I find. I use regular Crisco. They’ve always been raved over every time.

    • December 4, 2015


      I love hearing this, Debra!! You nailed it – that’s exactly what this difference is between these and others I’ve tried. I think brown sugar makes a difference too, as I’ve seen some that don’t use that ingredient. Love how you had the same recipe! It must have made the rounds in the 60’s and 70’s 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

      • December 4, 2015

        Debra R

        My pleasure! I know the brown sugar gives it the ‘chewiness’ ….white sugar only recipes, without shortening, tend to be crispier/harder.

        • December 4, 2015


          Ahhh! So that’s it! I never knew that, Debra. Thanks! It’s all starting to make sense now, why this recipe is so tasty!

  2. November 20, 2015


    I’m trying them this afternoon!! Looks really good and it’s the time of year for Chocolate Chip Cookies, at least for me it is!


    • November 20, 2015


      Hahaha! Any time is the time for chocolate chip cookies for me 🙂 Hope you enjoy the cookies!! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. November 19, 2015


    I can definitely attest to the deliciousness of your chocolate chip cookies that I ate at your place Sandy. A 5 star recipe for sure!

    • November 19, 2015


      Thanks for the confirmation, Lyse! Appreciate it 🙂 You’ll have to come by for more soon!

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