When my kids come home from school mellow and sad, I cheer them up with a glass of milk and chocolate chip cookies. There’s something enigmatic about them that suddenly lifts up their spirits and changes their mood. I never go a week without having baked 2 dozens of chocolate cookies, placed in a jar and ready to eat whenever the mood calls for it.

I eat one a day of it myself. Why not? Their comfort food basically; probably one of the best kinds there is. For the kids, it’s the only way for them to open up any conversation they don’t want to have with me. If you’re a mom, I recommend that you know how to make this classic recipe. All other cookies are great and all for variety purposes. But chocolates are the best because no kid ever refuses chocolate when they’re sad.

So when you see sad little faces at home, just give them 2 cookies and I guarantee you’ll be an instant hit. They won’t forget how thoughtful you are for noticing their frowns. What transpires after isn’t actually due to your comforting words of wisdom but the sensation of these chewy little things melting inside their mouths. Drown it with milk and it’s the best bedtime snack ever made.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F or about 175°C.
  2. Next, take your melted butter, white sugar, brown sugar and blend together until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add in the eggs one at a time and beat the mixture. Stir in the vanilla slowly.
  4. Take a small cup of hot water and dissolve the baking soda. Then add this to the batter along with salt.
  5. Start adding the flour, nuts and chocolate chips. Mix together well. Then start spooning large clumps on top of ungreased pans.
  6. Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes in the oven or until you notice the edges are nicely browned.