The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies


 The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is baking The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies. There is nothing better than a big plate of cookies & ice cold milk, I mean just ask Santa.

Today I would like to share a semi famous chocolate chip cookie recipe. I can not say exactly where it came from, or how I came by it, but just know it is the best chocolate cookies on the planet and has been in my family for 17 years now. Everyone I know wants this recipe, so I am finally going to share it.Cookies & Milk JENRON DESIGNS

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5 from 2 votes

"Almost" Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Cookies, Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Getting Butter Room Temperature 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 27 minutes
Servings 12 People
Author Jennifer Gainer


  • Stand Mixer
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Ice Cream Scoop
  • Cooling Rack


  • 2 sticks (REAL European) Butter Room Temperature
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour sifted
  • 1 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder (Baking Soda if you want a flatter crisper cookie as pictured)
  • 1 cup Mini Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Pecan Pieces lightly toasted
  • 2 cups Quick Oats


  • Cream together the room temp butter and sugars in your Stand Mixer from Kitchenaid, until it forms a paste. Then add in the slightly beaten eggs and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl sift flour, baking powder and salt together.  
  • Add to mixer slowly, about a half a cup at a time. Then add in the oats in for a quick mix, only 1 minute.
  • Remove mixing bowl and hand stir in Chocolate Chips and Pecans. 
  • Using an ice cream scoop place 9 scoops onto you your cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 12 mins, DO NOT OVER COOK.  
  • Allow to cool 5-10 minutes before moving to a plate or cooling rack. 

Cookies & Milk JENRON DESIGNS Cream together the room temp butter and sugars in your Stand Mixer from Kitchenaid, until it forms a paste. Then add in the slightly beaten eggs and vanilla.Cookies & Milk JENRON DESIGNS In a separate bowl sift flour, baking powder and salt together.  Add to mixer slowly, about a half a cup at a time. Then add in the oats for a quick mix.Remove mixing bowl and hand stir in Chocolate Chips and Pecans. Cookies & Milk JENRON DESIGNS Using an ice cream scoop place 9 scoops onto you your cookie sheet.Cookies & Milk JENRON DESIGNS Bake at 375 degrees for 12 mins, DO NOT OVER COOK.  Allow to cool 5-10 minutes before moving to a plate or cooling rack. You may notice that my cookies are a little bit flatter and crispier like a florentine lace cookie, which is how we like them.Cookies & Milk JENRON DESIGNS My secret is to achieve that kind of bake is that I used baking soda versus baking powder. For a lighter fluffier cookie which is little more dense with the oats you may prefer baking powder instead.Cookies & Milk JENRON DESIGNS Serve up with a big glass of ice cold milk to all your favorite peeps, and enjoy the holidays! LOL even Ralphy wanted some, but I think it was the milk he was really after. Also he really loves watching, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He is just mesmerized by the Who’s in down in Whoville. Cookies & Milk JENRON DESIGNS

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  1. Wow, great recipe and such cute pics too! I never tried pecans in chocolate cookies but I will give them a try now. Ralphy is too cute!

  2. Looks delicious and I love the milk on the tray! I’ll have to try these for sure!

  3. This is so cute! I love the milk for Santa! Your cookies look yummy!

  4. NVMD

    Needed to write you and say that I loved this recipe. It reminds me of something else I have tried, you said they were secret and famous maybe the Marsha Fields recipe? Just wondering that was a big deal to get back in the 90’s I know. Either way it was really good and they were so soft and chewy, I eliminated the pecans since we have a few nuts allergies int he family.

  5. the cheap jordan’s

    Made these cookies for New Year Day, since we had a house full of football fans, which loved them. Cookies are always the perfect pick up and wonder around snack for game day, but this recipe is really one of the best chocolate chip cookies I have had. The guys loved them, I think it is the oats and nuts, which gives it s oatmeal raisin quality.

  6. Janet Torez

    These are one of the tastiest versions a chocolate chip cookie I have had in a while. The addition of the oats gives the cookie a heft and keeps them so soft. Thanks for sharing.

  7. gigi58

    I happen upon this recipe over the holiday and decided lets make some cookie, not the usual break and bake, my grandkids loved them. My husband ate so many I do not think his pants fit the next day, ah tis the holiday season, I am sure it was all the cookies fault.

  8. Penny Edwards

    Oh these look amazing I love a good chocolate chip cookie. I will pin for later, after I get over the holidays and too much food. Love the your super sweet Santa set up 😉

  9. Land of Nod

    It has been a while since I have been out to your site and I am so happy I book marked you, I have a lot catching up to do, you added a lot go great post over the holidays. I will will this recipe for later, I am always in need of a good chocolate chip recipe.

  10. Home at Mimi’s

    I enjoy you because of each of your posts and hard work on this blog. I am so sorry I missed this post over the holidays things got pretty busy here. Just know that you’re performing a glorious job and I will be making the cookies soon and pinning for later.

  11. The Wooly Farmhouse

    This recipe looks really good and your pictures have made my mouth water for these cookies. I think I will make them for Valentine’s Day, a little something sweet made from the heart.

  12. Urban Farmgirl

    Yum I must try these cookies, since they are semi famous and all! Are they the Marsha Fields recipe?

  13. Georgia Gal

    Thanks a lot for providing individuals with such a terrific cookie recipe.I wall say it does look similar to one I have from kind of a famous source too, but the oatmeal is the difference, can’t wait to try it.

  14. Sundie Breyland

    I love chocolate chip cookies and I can not wait to try this one. Thanks for the helpful tips and share.

  15. Gloria Flacks

    I always love a good cookie recipe especially if is comes from a secret recipe. Those are always the best! Thanks for the share lovey.

  16. Bobby Sue Does

    My husband loves chocolate chip cookies and Oatmeal raisin, this recipe looks like you combined the two.

  17. Southern Sassyfrass

    Yummy, This looks like a perfect recipe for a cozy snowbound weekend.

  18. Our Little Fox Hole

    These sounds delicious Jen I must give them a try, and I really love your website with al the kitties photo bombs.

  19. Nikki

    Your entire invaluable recipe guidelines means a lot to me. My husband’s office colleagues will also be grateful since I always send my treats into share with them. With thanks from all of us.

  20. Sauumye

    You really exceeded people’s expected results with this recipe, it is yummy, delicious and remarkably chewy. Many thanks for offering these dependable, easy to follow tips as aways.

  21. Terry Haide

    Thank you for giving us an extremely nice chance to discover this tasty recipe from this blog. I’m also actually motivated to try this since I love cookies.

  22. Dandelion Dreams

    looks like a winning recipe to me. I like that you add in oatmeal I bet that keeps this soft and chewy.

  23. Addie Mae Says

    Thanks a lot for providing this new twist on a standard recipe. I found a chocolate chip sale where they were 50 cents a bag, so I have a whole bunch that I need to make, and try new things with them.

  24. My Sunnies

    Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite. I will have to try this recipe, great idea to add oatmeal, for adding texture.

  25. Libby Talks

    I have a real obsession with cookies 🍪 these look great must try.

  26. Gabby Sawyer

    I love chocolate chip cookie and this look like really good ones, I try them all so I gotta try your recipe too.

  27. Khatri

    Clearly I must be craving sweets I have gone from smore’s to chocolate chip cookies, to funny… but hey, they both look great.

  28. Chantel

    I’ve been craving a good chocolate chip cookie recipe for a thin a crispy cookie these are the bomb!

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  31. Miquel

    5 stars
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  32. Angela

    5 stars
    Thank you I always am on the search for a great chocolate chip cookie recipe!

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