Aunt Gladys' Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 (6-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels


Beat butter and sugars at medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy; add vanilla and egg, beating until blended.

Combine flour, soda, and salt; add to butter mixture, mixing well. Stir in pecans and chocolate morsels. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheets; transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Christmas with Southern Living 1999,

Oxmoor House

January 1999
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