Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies!

IMG_6896Every now and then you try a new recipe and it becomes a family favorite. As time passes, it becomes what you’re KNOWN for. That’s what this recipe is for me. Whether it’s family vacation, camping trips, or jointly throwing parties, this is the recipe that I’m most frequently asked to make. At Christmas, if I don’t deliver them to a few certain friends, I get sideways glances until the Christmas tin shows up on their doorstep.

These chocolate chip cookies are ridiculously good, and actually pretty healthy. The recipe originally came from a First Baptist Church of Atlanta cookbook. They were called $250 Chocolate Chip Cookies, and there was some Neiman Marcus story related to them. So, while I’m not sure about the details surrounding all of that, what I AM sure of is that my healthier version of them is delicious!

So, here you go. Give ‘em a try and let me know what you think!


Tips for you:

  1. This cookie dough freezes well. The recipe makes so much that I usually divide it into fourths or thirds, wrap in waxed paper, slip into freezer bags and into the freezer. So handy to pull out and bake when needed.
  2. You could totally slip some of your favorite protein powder into this recipe.
  3. Many times I use all coconut oil, rather than butter.
  4. Perfect gift for people you love!


  1. Tifani Thompson says

    We so much LOVE our “Among the Lilies” cookbook! My mom is making these yummy cookies for us when she visits! Our sweet girls always have a new recipe from Lilies cookbook for her to make each time she comes. So fun! We so much will use 1cup of coconut oil instead of butter. Love it! Yummmmmmmmm!
    Thank you!

  2. Lizari says

    Always love your healthier versions of recipes! If you could post a few family-favourite dinner ideas some time in the future that would be great! I am in my second year of marriage and always appreciate some tips.

    Love from South Africa!

  3. Michelle Rickerson says

    These look amazing!! We used to make homemade bread and bought our wheat from breadbeckers. However, in the craziness of life I’ve stopped making bread. My kids miss it very much too. They will love these cookies. If you use substitute coconut oil instead of butter how much coconut oil do you use alltogether? 3 cups?
    Thanks so much!

    • Sandra Stanley says

      Hi Michelle,
      I use an equal amount of coconut oil. So, 2 cups. When I use coconut oil, I also add another 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
      Hope you enjoy them!

  4. Elandré says

    Just made my first batch of these! They’re soooo yum!! (I used only one cup sugar to make it feel even “healthier”)) Thanks for sharing. It’s meant to be teachers gifts for year end, but I’m thinking a big jar of it will stay right here at home 😉

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