On Mother's Day, while I visiting my mom, I raided her recipe box.
This is what I found.
A worn, well used 3x5 card in my Grandmother's handwriting for Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Immediately, in my mind, I was five years old, watching my grandmother's hands placing a still-oven-warm cookie onto a small square sheet of waxed paper. She would fold each corner of the wax paper into the middle and secure it with a toothpick. This sweet treasure was all mine to take with me on the long ride home.
I don't have a lot of memories of her as she passed away that following year. The memories I do have of her are associated with food....I remember her putting soft, homemade dinner rolls in large paper grocery sack and throwing it into the oven to warm up for a Thanksgiving dinner. A large dish of barbeque potato chips on the kitchen table, ready for little fingers to dip into when we arrived. Making homemade root beer in the summer....
Grandma = comfort food.
I'm not sure where she got this recipe and you will notice that it has no butter or shortening. If you are concerned about hydrogenation or trans fats, this cookie is for you.
I made this with Canola oil. Did you know that canola oil is a heart healthy oil?
One bite into this wonderful, soft, and nostalgic cookie tells me everything's all right with the world.
Now .... go raid your mom's recipe box....
and find YOUR favorite cookie recipe....
Grandma B's Chocolate Chip Cookies
(4x6 recipe download) (full page printable recipe)