Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
These are MY favorite chocolate chip cookies. I started with the Nestle Toll House recipe and changed it to a cookie that I like. Slightly crispy outside, but still soft and chewy. I have tried literally for years to find a recipe that my family liked.
- 5 tablespoons margarine
- 3⁄4 cup shortening
- 3⁄4 cup light brown sugar, plus
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 2⁄3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer for this recipe. Cream together margarine, shortening, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla. Add eggs 1 at a time beating well after each. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Gradually add flour mixture to other ingredients and beat well. Remove bowl from mixer and stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2" apart onto a baking sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes at 375°F Remove cookies from cookie sheet almost immediately to cool on a kitchen towel or paper towels.
Definitely a repeat recipe! I agree that the texture has something for everyone. I like crisp, DH likes chewy, these made us both happy. I cooled my cookies on an inside out paper grocery bag. I used the smallest Pampered Chef scoop (1 tbsp) and got exactly 60 cookies.Next time I may add chopped walnuts as well. Thanks for sharing! Made for PAC Spring 2009
These were a huge hit! It's definitely the perfect cookie for large groups as it has both the crunchy outside & the soft inside that seems to satisfy everyone. Since it's always a battle between the soft cookie lovers & the crunchy cookie lovers, this recipe just made everyone go, "Mmmmm! My favorite Chocolate Chip cookies ever!" :) I served them to a group of 12 today & there's not a crumb left. Thanks for sharing, backyrat! Made & enjoyed for the Spring 2009 Pick A Chef Orphanage.
Love your cookies!!!