My mom is staying with us for a little while and for those of you who know her, you know her baking skills are on point. Our counter has been covered in homemade desserts since her arrival. Last week I had to put my foot down. I said, “Mom, seriously we cannot possibly make one more thing until what we have is gone.” She looked a little disappointed. But, in just a few short days, what we had, had been devoured and we are on to the next sweet treat.
This cookie has been a constant in my mothers’ repertoire from the very beginning. She told me yesterday that this is the first thing her mother let her bake by herself. I’ve always wondered where the name “Elephant Ear” came from and finally got around to asking her. She has no idea. But they are delicious nonetheless, and the curious consistency is unlike any other chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever had. In an amazingly good way.
Normally I’d type out the ingredients and instructions, but there was something about this recipe card in my mom’s handwriting that made me want just to post it like this. I hope you try them and absolutely love them like my family and friends have through the years.