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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

My son hasn’t been sleeping well…again.  So I’ve been dragging during the day.  If you read my post about how to survive when your baby won’t sleep, then you know when I’m exhausted I like to stay busy instead of wallowing in my exhaustion. 

So, yesterday I decided to make some chocolate chip cookies from scratch.  These are seriously the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever had.  I used my sister’s recipe.

She made a big batch of them one year at Christmas and gave them out with gifts.  I remember falling in love with these cookies then and I thought it would be nice to share it with you!

She got this recipe from her mother-in-law and it’s been handed down for generations. I love chocolate chip cookies, but these are even better because of all of the different flavors exploding in your mouth. 

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The best chocolate chip cookies

These cookies are easy to make.  They aren’t as easy as buying the dough in the store, and plopping them on a baking sheet, but they aren’t flat and boring either.  These cookies are not only the best chocolate chip cookies, but they are the best five chip cookies too! 

They’re loaded with five different types of chips, including vanilla, milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, peanut butter, and butterscotch chips.  My sister doubles the batch and uses a big old-fashioned ice cream scoop to place them on the baking sheet when she makes them, so they turn out giant and beautiful. 

I remember when she handed them out with her gifts one year at Christmas, we were blown away by how good they were (and how big they were).  Christmas is a time for tasty treats and these definitely stood out among the Christmas cookies and fudge that was surrounding us. 

I used the standard rounded tablespoon and they turned out just as delicious, but smaller.  It doesn’t matter what size you make them, they will always turn out gooey and decadent.

If you don’t care for one type of the chips or another, you can always just substitute one kind of chip for another.  They bake up quick; mine only took 10 minutes.  I use these baking sheets, which really helps keep the cookies from burning.

When I made these most recently, I couldn’t find plain peanut butter chips, so I bought the peanut butter chocolate chip combo bag and they turned out just as yummy.

They definitely look enticing because of the beautiful color of the chocolate chips and the smell will definitely draw you near as well!

Five different types of chips in a bowl, with colors ranging from white to orange to dark brown chips for the best chocolate chip cookies.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 Cup Butter or Margarine, Softened

1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter

2 Eggs

1 Cup White Sugar

2/3 Cup Packed Brown Sugar

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

2 Cups All-Purpose Flour

1 Cup Old-Fashioned Oats

2 Teaspoons Baking Soda

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

2/3 Cup of Each of The Following Chips:

Milk Chocolate Chips

Peanut Butter Chips

Semi-Sweet Chips

Vanilla or White Chocolate Chips

Butterscotch Chips


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, peanut butter and sugar (don’t forget both white and brown sugars!).

Softened butter, sugar and peanut butter sit in a bowl with beaters waiting to become the best chocolate chip cookies.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Beat in vanilla.

Combine flour, oats, baking soda and salt in separate bowl.

Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, stirring as you go.

Stir in all of the chips.

The best chocolate chip cookie dough mixed batter in a bowl ready to be baked.

Drop by rounded tablespoons (or ice cream scoops) onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cool for one minute before moving to wire racks to cool.

Yields: About 4 1/2 Dozen Cookies

I hope you enjoy them! Let me know what you think!  My freezer is stocked up with these cookies for my cheat days!

Happy Baking!