Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is the chocolate chip cookie recipe I've been using ever since I was given the recipe by a friend at work, who is an excellent baker! My kids love these cookies and request that I make them often!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Cream together shortening and butter.
  3. Add sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  4. Blend in flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
  6. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2-inches apart, onto baking sheet.
  7. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown.
  8. Do not over bake!
  9. Cool slightly before removing to wire cooling rack.
  10. To keep cookies soft, store in an airtight container with a slice of bread!
Most Helpful

The cookies turned out nicely in shape and maintained a soft center. The shortening lent to this not having as much flavor as I'm used to getting with butter. I'd recommend using butter flavored shortening.

ShaGun December 12, 2010

I just finished baking this cookies, they're delicious. I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out really good, chewy inside, crispy outside. My husband and I loved them (he likes soft cookies and I like crispy cookies) It was a nice middle ground cookie for us.

Pam18 December 09, 2010

I have been searching for a recipe that gave me a moist cookie yet was firm not gooey. These are perfect!!! I made one alteration because I am an evil mother...I used 2 cups unbleached flour and 1 c whole wheat. But I don't think it really changes the recipe except to give it a slightly nutty flavor. On the last batch I added macadamia nuts and I may not share those ones with the children. This is my go to recipe!!!

Sassyfras September 24, 2010