Recipe by MrsScarlettOhara
This recipe is from the 1961 Better Homes & Garden cookbook. Ever since making them I haven't a need for pre-made dough. Makes small amount so you may want to double. MY TIPS: Use a hair less than salt required. Use dark brown sugar. Scoop the flour in the bag (rather than pouring into the cup) with dry ingredients in separate bowl and wisk together. For thinner cookies and if doubling use 1/4 + 1/4 salt.
Top Review by stlfl
Easily the best chocolate chip cookies I've had, and they have ruined me for store-bought dough. This recipe is pretty easy to make, but listen to the author here - use less salt especially if you double the recipe.
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt (I use 1/4)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup nestle chocolate chips
- 1⁄2 cup nuts (I prefer not to add)
Directions See How It's Made
- *PRE-HEAT OVEN 350.
- *CREAM TOGETHER SHORTENING, ALL SUGAR, EGG & VANILLA.
- *IN SEPARATE BOWL WISK FLOUR, SALT, & BAKING SODA.
- *ADD FLOUR LITTLE BY LITTLE UNTIL MIXED.
- *FINALLY STIR IN CHOCOLATE CHIPS (and nuts if used).
- *DROP ON LIGHTLY GREASED PAN 2 INCHES APART.
- *BAKE FOR 10 TO 12 MIN OR UNTIL GOLDEN BROWN.
- The amount it makes all depends on the size of the dough!