My mom has been making these cookies for us for as long as I can remember. It's a recipe that came from a friend, that probably came from her friend and so on... Regardless of where they came from, they are delicious and that's all that matters. They're like a standard chocolate chip cookie on steroids.
A couple of years ago my parents gifted a homemade cookbook to me and Colby and to my brother and his wife. It's a book of recipes that they have made for us over the years. They spent a couple years compiling the recipes and even photographing many of the dishes after they made them. It is such a treasure. We love this book so much and use it pretty frequently. Obviously, these cookies made the cut...
You're gonna need...
3 cups of brown sugar
2 cups of butter at room temperature
4 cups of flour
2 tsp of baking soda
1 tbsp of cinnamon
2 tsp of ginger (or 1 tsp of ginger and 1 tbsp of crystallized ginger, chopped)
1 tsp of salt
3 cups of chocolate chips
2 tsp of vanilla
Cream butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and eggs in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ginger. Add the dry ingredients to your other bowl and mix well. Then add the chocolate chips.
Form dough into 1 inch balls and roll in powdered sugar. Bake on greased cookie sheet or parchment paper at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Makes 12 dozen cookies.