Nothing Says Love Like Cookies

Cookie Ingredients

It’s a very cold Valentine’s and Justin’s under the weather so I thought a wonderful way to spend the afternoon would be watching movies and enjoying cookies fresh out of the oven!

Cookie Cookery

I pulled out my old standby, Cookie Cookery by John J. Zenker & Hazel G. Zenker.

Hazel's Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been making Hazel’s Chocolate Chip Cookies since I was 12 years old. They are still my absolute, very, very favourite and are so easy to make. I wish I could pour you a cup of coffee or make you a tea and share a plate of cookies for Valentine’s. I guess the next best thing is sharing the recipe.

Hazel’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup shortening or butter (I always use butter)
1/2 cup brown sugar
14 cup white sugar

Cream butter and both sugars until light.

1 egg
1 Tbsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla

Beat egg, add with water and vanilla to sugar mixture and blend.

1 1/4 all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

Sift together and combine with egg-sugar mixture.

1 6-oz package chocolate chips.

Add to flour mixture, adding love as you stir. (I added that part!)

Drop from teaspoon 2 inches apart on greased and lightly floured cookie pan. (I use a silpat)
Bake at 360 for 10-12 minutes (approximately.

Enjoy! A sweet little treat from me to you on Valentine’s Day!

Valentine's & Chocolate Chips


  1. nowandzenn says:

    That is so cool! Thank you, Jamie! It will be better than the recipe on the back of the Toll House chocolate morsel package. Alas, my grandmother died with her recipes unrevealed. We all mourn the loss of both her chocolate chip cookie and especially her fudge recipes.

  2. These are also my favourite my mum has that book. I used to come home from school to these delicious treats and started making them myself around 12 as well.
    I’m 44 now and they are a hit at any baking exchange I participate in.
    Thanks for Sharing.

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