Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 18 mins

This recipe was handed down in my family. These are the best classic chocolate chip cookies I have ever made. The best chocolate chips for this recipe are High quality milk chocolate. Or you can stay true to the recipe and use Smarties or M&Ms as well. These cookies can stay good for up to a week in an airtight container if they last that long!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup butter or 12 cup Crisco
  • 34 cup brown sugar
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 12 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup smarties candies (optional or just use 2 cups milk chocolate chips) or 1 cup M&M's plain chocolate candy (optional or just use 2 cups milk chocolate chips)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Combine in a separate bowl: Flour, baking soda and salt
  3. In a mixer beat butter and sugar together.
  4. When well creamed (until you can see no yellow bits) mix in egg and vanilla.
  5. Beat wet together.
  6. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients
  7. When well combined mix in the chocolate chips or smarties
  8. Let chill in fridge 30 mins minimum
  9. Make balls of dough using your hands. Place on a cookie sheet
  10. Bake 325 degrees fahrenheit for about 18-24 minutes depending on size of cookies formed.
  11. When done take out of oven and let sit on cookie sheet 5 minutes.
  12. Transfer to a wire cooling rack
  13. Enjoy.
Most Helpful

I followed all of the directions completely and they turned out terrible. Litterally a pile of smarties

Rebecca A. December 09, 2015

I made these with my grade 10 Food and Nutrition classes with pink and red Smarties for Valentine's Day. They turned out well BUT the recipe calls for WAY too many chocolate chips. I divided it by two for my 2nd class to try. I followed previous reviewers suggestions of reducing the time to bake down to 10 minutes.

TeacherLindy February 11, 2015

Whoever posted this recipe probably needs a new oven. I set my oven to 325 and set the time for the minimum posted in the recipe, 18 minutes (which I thought was long to begin with). They were done after 12 and had I not bothered to check them, they would have been garbage as they were on the cusp of beginning to burn slightly. I'd say 10-12 minutes tops at 325.<br/><br/>That said, these cookies were pretty tasty. In fact, my little guy wants to make them again so Santa Clause can try them tonight.

art.vandelay1078 December 24, 2014