Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mama B's Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe comes courtesy of my sweet daughter-in-law. Her beloved grandmother on her mom's side, Mama B, used to make these. Isn't it great to have a recipe like this from someone special? Every time you make it, you can almost feel the person next to you...guiding you and approving. I have a recipe like that from MY grandmother so I know how my DIL and her family must feel every time they make a batch of these cookies. Mama B isn't here anymore but a little bit of her lives on in this recipe. Give these a try....they are SO yummy! I was always a Tollhouse girl...thinking THAT recipe couldn't possibly be improved on. Boy, was I wrong. Mama B's CCC's shine above Nestle's. Plus...as an added bonus, I get to imagine Mama B next to me in the kitchen...maybe telling me the story of how her family used to beg her to make these and how happy it made them. I hope these cookies make MY family happy too. And from the look on their faces yesterday, I'd say I succeeded. Thanks, Mama B!

Mama B's Chocolate Chip Cookies


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper


4 Eggs2 Sticks Butter-Flavored Crisco2 teaspoons Vanilla

 4 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Sugar
1 Box Light Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Salt
2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1 12-oz. Bag Nestle Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (or substitute chips for your favorite candy pieces; ie- butterscotch chips, m&m minis, chocolate chunks, walnuts, etc.)

Combine wet ingredients first into large mixing bowl.  Then slowly add dry ingredients one at a time.  Mix well.  Drop tablespoon-size pieces of dough on prepared pans.  Bake for about 10-11 minutes.  Recipe makes a LOT of cookies - probably at least 6 dozen, if not more.

(Because my family cannot eat 6 dozen cookies (or maybe they could but I chose not to give them that option) I cut this recipe in half when I made it.)

The goods!

Creaming the wet ingredients.....

...adding the dry.

Coming together!

Add the chocolate chips!

Plop on the cookie sheets.

Bake 'em!

I loaded this pan with dough balls 
and put it in the freezer for a couple of hours.

Cookie dough balls all frozen and 
ready to be baked at a moment's notice!

Who wants a cookie?