Soft-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies


Our friend Erin is a folk hero.

She has the best recipe for soft, decadent, chocolate chip cookies.

She brings dozens upon dozens of these pillows of majesty to any and every church event.

She is OBVIOUSLY married by now.

In any case, she handed out the recipe to fortify a church cookbook.

I would have charged them money.

The recipe is PURE GOLD.




Since she handed it out so freely, I adapted it to my “real food” kitchen, and I’ve been making it for us weekly.

Here’s the slightly less sugary version, just for you.

But Lord help us all.

These are so addictive.




Soft-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is a slightly unusual recipe, as it calls for you to freeze the cookies directly as they come out of the oven. Trust me, this step is necessary. I’m passing it on to you directly as Erin passed it to me. And trust me, she holds all the sacred cookie wisdom.

2 sticks (1 cup) grass-fed butter, softened

3/4 cup organic cane sugar

3/4 cup coconut sugar or Sucanat

2 large eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 ½ tsp. salt

3 ¼ cup sprouted spelt flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 bag semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a small baking sheet with parchment. Clear off a shelf in your freezer.

Combine the butter and the sugars in a large bowl. Mix in the eggs, vanilla, and salt. With a wooden spoon (not a mixer), stir in the flour and baking soda. Before it is completely combined, stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by the tablespoonful onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Bake at 375ºF for exactly nine minutes. Using an oven mitt, remove the baking sheet from the oven. Place the baking sheet directly on the freezer shelf, and leave in the freezer for ten minutes (while the next batch bakes). Repeat the process until all the cookies are baked.

Now, wait for praises. The resemblance to Pillsbury or Tollhouse cookies is uncanny, down to the granulated sugar that you feel as you bite in. I love these!








Remember to dip.

And share.






I am not a doctor, nutritionist, or health professional of any kind. This blog and this blog post is not meant to diagnose, treat, or recommend treatment for medical conditions of any kind. Please ask a doctor or a professional before making lifestyle or diet changes.

Copyright 2015 by Celeste Lightsey






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