chocolate chip cookies cooking
Friday, February 23rd 2018

Grandma Martha’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone on this planet has a life as diverse and complex as our own, and when we take a minute to try and understand the paths that brought us each to this moment in time, there is a deeper human connection that we lay the foundation for. When we look back, it’s interesting to see the dots that connected in order to bring us to where we are, and yet, at the same time its impossible to connect them looking forward. We don’t know where we’re going, but we know where we’ve been. Because of this, it’s important to take the time to remember the people who have helped us connect those dots and to remember the seemingly insignificant moments that ended up meaning the most.

For Utah Food Service’s Executive Pastry Chef, Jewel Story, one of those significant people was her Grandma, Martha. The hours that she spent in the kitchen baking by her side and learning from her wisdom are some of the most impactful memories that she has. She fondly reminisced:

“I think the first time that I realized that baking was an art, was when I was in the kitchen with my Grandma Martha. She never used measuring cups, timers, or recipes. For some, that was infuriating because it made it so much harder to recreate a beloved recipe; but I loved that about her. She taught me how to use my head as well as my senses while baking. I have found that in baking as in life, it’s the path that gets you from point a to point b that you gain the most from, and it makes the finished product taste that much sweeter.”

– Jewel Story, Executive Pastry Chef

In memory of her beloved Martha, Jewel and I spent the day in the bakery making one of her favorite recipes… Chocolate Chip Cookies! Jewel insisted on sharing this on our blog in order to spread her loving memories and in hopes that the people reading this could make some of their own.

grandma martha and jewel together

Grandma Martha’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

You Will Need:

2 ½ cups Flour

1 cup Brown Sugar

½ cup Granulated Sugar

1 teaspoon Soda

1 teaspoon Salt

1 cup nucoa (not really, use butter)

2 cups chocolate chips

2 tsp vanilla

  1. Cream butter and sugars together until fluffy,
  2. Add baking soda, salt, vanilla, and eggs beat until smooth
  3. Add flour in two portions *be careful not to overmix
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Drop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 until just set (about 8-10 minutes). Cookies will be light but they will continue to bake on the pan.

With love, the Utah Food Services Family… ENJOY!chocolate chip cookies are finished cooking


Post By

Emma Farr

Marketing Assistant

For more delicious recipes and fun “foodie” information, please sure to visit our Utah Food Services Catering Recipes blog every week.



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