“Mama’s” Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies


Chocolate Chip Cookies are a classic household recipe. There are many variations of these cookies that exist in the world. They are all baked with love and filled with smiles.

As children, my brother and I always loved to help my mom make these cookies and we often got into fights over who was going to lick the spoon. Now that I’m grow I love to bake a batch of these delicious cookies all the time. I usually put my own spin on them by adding pecans or walnuts.

The family recipe that I thought we had is actually just the Nestlé Toll House Cookie Recipe that can be found on the back of a bag of semi sweet Nestlé Toll House chocolate chips or online at their website. Despite the secret being out, they are still just as good as when I was a kid.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 9 minutes | Skill Level: easy | Makes: 5 dozen cookies


  • 2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Combine butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in a mixing bowl. starting at a low speed and slowly increasing until ingredients are whipped together
  3. Add in both eggs and beat them into the sugar/egg mixture
  4. Add in the vanilla extract
  5. In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt
  6. slowly add half the flour mixture into the bowl, turn mixer on low. Once it has mixed in well add the other half of the flour mixture.
  7. Once everything is completely mixed, turn off the mixture and detach the whisk. Fold in the entire package of chocolate chips.
  8. Drop cookie dough using a rounded tablespoon onto un-greased baking sheets.
  9. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  11. May be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 8 weeks.

Recipe by Nestlé Toll House

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Emma Reneé


Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors- it’s how you combine them that sets you apart.

-Wolfgang Puck

Happy National Dessert Day!

Of all the fake holidays, this one might just be my favorite! There are hundreds of thousands of desserts out there in the world. The come in many shapes, sizes and flavors! They can be anything from candies to ice cream to cookies to cakes and cupcakes and pies to puddings and Jell-Os to mousse and many others. I challenge you to get out there and bake at least one dessert this week!


Emma Reneé

Hello and Welcome!

I have wanted to create a blog for quite a while now. Deciding on what to write about was one of the hardest things for me. I thought of all of the things I am passionate about and finally landed on the decision to write about food. From restaurant reviews to recipe reviews to gadgets in the kitchen, the list of possibilities to write about is endless!

I have always had a passion for food from a very young age. I was not the child who ordered mac and cheese or chicken fingers every time my family went out to eat. I loved to try new things. I still do. I have never been a picky eater and when blogging about food, I find that not being picky is crucial. You have to be able to be open to trying new things.

Along with that, I have always loved to bake and cook with anyone who was in the kitchen and was willing to let me help whether it was my grandmother, my mom or my dad, my aunt or my friend’s parents. In my family we have a couple of traditions that revolve around food. For instance, every year my family comes together at my grandmother’s house and we make tamales to eat on Christmas Eve. Another tradition we have is gathering at my aunt’s house about a couple days before Christmas to make cookies for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

I am writing this blog to bring together my love of being in the kitchen (which is where my blog title comes from) and writing to create something that is possible to share with others. Whenever I make something in the kitchen I always have people that ask me for the recipes I use and now I can direct them to one place!

I am so excited to début this blog! I hope you all enjoy it!


Emma Reneé