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So it has come to be somewhat of a tradition that my mom has started. It started off as a kid I would love Chocolate Chip Cookies from Double Tree Hotel in Phoenix next to her work. Well my Mom found this Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe which she has been using since I was just a young lad.
When I went away to the Military at 18 she would send me care packages with the World Famous Chocolate Chip cookies. I kept requesting these care packages every time she visited or sent a package. When I started working in Europe I would start bringing them into the office to share with my co-workers who all fell in love with them. To this day I think my old co-workers miss my Moms Cookies more than me :)
Mom's World Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup quick cooking oats 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1cup unsalted butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup white granulated sugar 11/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 2 eggs 3 cups semisweet premium chocolate chips (Ghirardelli or Guittard or equivalent preferred) 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Combine the oats, flour, soda,salt,and cinnamon. In a separate bowl,cream together The butters, both sugars, vanilla and lemon. Add eggs and mix until smooth. Stir in dry ingredients. Mix in chocolate Chips and nuts. Spoon rounded balls (about 1/4 cup each) onto a parchment Or foil-lined cookie sheet about two Inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes or until Light golden brown on outside edges but still soft in the middle. Makes 40 large cookies.
Chill the dough for easier handling. The cookies freeze well.