It was a lazy Thursday afternoon and L and I were home by 2:00 and IN for the rest of the day. I had some serious cooking and baking on my mind and couldn’t wait to get started. I logged onto ‘A Life From Scratch’ to pull up the cookie recipe I was about to make yet I was unable to find it.
Wait a minute – WHAT? How could I have not written about this recipe yet? It is a CLASSIC of my families, and I was appalled at myself that it was not up yet. So with that being said I knew I had to get baking and get these up – ASAP!
Loser cookies, as my family so kindly calls them, have been a staple in my home growing up for as long as I can remember. The recipe comes from my mom and they were originally called ‘crunchy chip cookies’ not ‘loser’ cookies. That name evolved once she decided to sign up for a cookie competition. Ever so confident in her amazing recipe she thought the first place title would be a breeze. Well, sometimes confidence can be a buzz kill – the cookies returned home without the first place title.
And that’s when the teasing began. ‘Loser’ cookies seemed to be the appropriate name going forward, although we all agree my mom was robbed. This recipe is fit for first, no doubt.
Recipe from my mom
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs, room temp
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 2 cups quick cooking oats
- 2 cups chow mein noodles (la choy brand) found in the Asian aisle
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Beat butter with sugars until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Gradually add sifted dry ingredients and mix together well. Stir in chocolate chips, oats, and chow mein noodles.
Drop onto a greased cookies sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for 12 minutes.
1st place, for sure.