My Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Author Notes: My mom use to have these cookies ready for me after school.
I had gotten the basic recipe from my mom but the I was missing one key ingredient.
I made this recipe for the longest time and something was not right. One Sunday my sister was over and had a cookie and said they tasted just like Mom's without the Rice Krispies in them. Rice Krispies! Mom had told me about the oatmeal and coconut flakes and nuts and that in the late 60's she started adding wheat germ but did not mention the Rice Krispies.
These cookies are really good. I know 2 little kids in Maryland who would be disappointed if they see me without the cookies. This recipe is near and dear to my heart. It is written as my Mom told it to me (except for the Rice Krispies part).
Lucia from Madison

Serves 6 to 8 dozen cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar (my mom did not specify light or dark brown sugar but I usually use light))
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnuts, optional
  • 1 cup oatmeal (again my mom did not specify instant or old fashion, I use which ever I have)
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies
  • 6 cups Memories of Mom!
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon hot water
  1. Sift flour and salt in small bowl.
  2. Using a mixer blend the butter and sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla.
  3. Blend hot water and baking soda.
  4. Add baking soda and flour to butter mixture.
  5. Add all other ingredients except the Rice Krispies. Stir in the Rice Krispies to mix in.
  6. Roll them into about a teaspoon size balls.
  7. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 6 minutes at 350 degrees. Rotate the pans from top shelf to bottom shelf of oven and bake for anther 6 minutes.
  8. Remove from trays and cool on wire rack.
  9. I usually get about 8 dozen cookies. It sounds like a lot but I make them small. That way you can eat more.
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11 months ago Mary

Thanks for the fast answer!!! I was in the middle of making them. :)

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11 months ago Mary

recipe says add vanilla baking soda and hot water.... does not list this or how much???? helppppppp

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11 months ago Lucia from Madison

Sorry!!!!
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp hot water
1 tsp baking soda


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over 1 year ago Vivian Henoch

So that's it! I'm about to post just about the same recipe -- looking a lot like yours, even down to the blue-rimmed plate. Of course, I'll add a different twist -- with no Rice Krispies.

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over 1 year ago Lucia from Madison

Funny how she left out that important ingredient when she gave me the recipe. Luckily my sister, being a little older than I, knew all the ingredients. No idea where she got the idea but I have not seen another recipe that uses them. They make such a difference. They add a bit of crunch. I sometimes add them to other cookies too.