Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 13 mins

This came from Betty Crocker's Best-Loved Recipes cookbook and were a Spirit of Betty Crocker Contest Winner, they surpass any other chocolate chip recipe that I have ever come by. They come out large, thick and chocolaty. These are the type of cookies you find in a bakery, everyone will rave! You do have to drop them by 1/4 cup and watch them carefully for them to turn out perfect.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375.
  2. Beat margarine, sugars, vanilla and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed.
  3. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt (dough will be stiff).
  4. Stir in nuts (if using) and chocolate chips.
  5. Drop dough by level 1/4 cups about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with fork.
  6. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft).
  7. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
Most Helpful

Carmen these are fabulous! We absolutely LOVE them. I followed your directions and they came out just like your picture showed. From now on this is the chocolate chip cookie for me. Thanks, Lisa

Sweet**Fuzion March 25, 2009

Excellent cookies - used 12oz dark chocolate chips and 12 oz butterscotch chips - nuts are definitely needed - thanks for posting this one

airlessdave April 05, 2009

They were very good! They were a little big though! I only used 1 cup sugar and 1 cup brown sugar and did not use the nuts, but used 2 1/2 cups chocolate chips! Might try making them a little smaller next time!! Thank you for the recipe :)

gabgirl January 28, 2009