Jemma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jem is back with another wonderful recipe! Cookies seem to be her speciality and I’m thrilled to be graduating from resident baker in our home … Jem is taking over and taking over well. Without further ado, here she is, my favorite blogger baker!

My name is Jemma. My favorite color is purple – lavender, actually. I love to read. I have three brothers and my Mom and Dad. I also love to bake.

One day I felt like making cookies. I decided I wanted to make chocolate chip cookies. I did not have a good original recipe written down so I decided to look up one.

After searching for a little while, I found a recipe I wanted to try. It was called “Chef John’s Chocolate Chip Cookies”. I read the recipe and it looked delicious! And then I started baking.

I made some twists to make it my own recipe. The first time I made them my mom accidentally melted the butter instead of just softening it! But we went ahead with the recipe anyway and looking back, we think this made them extra good! I also decided to use chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips – we found those at Trader Joe’s. The second time I used Reese’s peanut butter chips. And, like I always do when I bake desserts, I added extra vanilla!

I think these cookies are so delicious that I can’t even put it in words. They are crispy on the outside, and chewy and warm on the inside. I love to just sit down on the couch, with a cookie and a big glass of milk beside me, and soak up all the good feelings of a sweet treat!

So here is my recipe. I made some twists to make it my own and I hope you will try it! You will really enjoy it! Pull out the hand mixer, take a bowl out of the cupboard, and get baking!


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of salted butter, very soft
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T milk
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips*

*You can use any type of chips. Once I used chocolate chunks and another time I used Reese’s peanut butter chips. 


  • Cream the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar and then add the egg, milk, and vanilla extract into the bowl and whisk once more.
  • Add in the flour and baking soda and mix well with a hand mixer.
  • Add the chocolate chips and stir until the chocolate chips are mixed in thoroughly.
  • Put the bowl in the fridge for two hours. 
  • After the two hours, take the bowl out and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. 
  • Take out a pan and lay it with a piece of parchment paper.
  • Scoop some balls from the dough. Put about 8 balls on each pan because they spread out while they bake.
  • Once the oven has heated up, put the pan in the oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes. 
  • Once the timer beeps, take out the pan and pick up the parchment paper and put it on a cooling rack.
  • Cool for a few minutes. Enjoy!
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  1. Kris says

    I can’t wait to try these! I bet by melting the butter, the cookie gets kind of caramelized on the bottom. Thats what gives it that chewy texture. Good job Miss Jemma!

    Great Auntie Kris 💜

    • Gretchen says

      Yes! We are sure you will enjoy them!