Canadian Living's Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Recipe by Strawberry Girl

These truly are the best chocolate chip cookies that I've ever made. The chilling instructions before baking and the standing afterwards are very important steps. The texture turns out perfect.

Top Review by SharleneW

Very good classic chocolate chip cookie. Not too greasy like "Toll House". Nice crisp edges. My kids loved them. They are especially rich with 2 cups of chocolate chips!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and shortening; gradually mix in sugars, creaming thoroughly.
  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; blend into creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  4. Chill for a few minutes or let stand at cool room temperature for 30 minutes.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.
  6. Flatten slightly and smooth edges to make 1/2-inch thick cookie.
  7. Bake in a 375°F oven for 8-9 minutes or until golden brown around the edges and still slightly under-baked in the centre. Let stand on baking sheet for 5 minutes; remove to racks to let cool completely.

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