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This is the recipe my mother always used when she made chocolate chip cookies (with the exception that hers called for 2 teaspoons vanilla). I used it for many, many years as well, and still very often do because everyone always seems to love them. Although I prefer baking with butter rather than shortening, the shortening seems to produce a cookie with a texture that many of us recall from our youth. Thanks so much for posting!

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GaylaJ December 29, 2007

this is one of the very best chocolate chip cookie recipes I have ever made. I doubled the recipe, I only used two eggs because I didn't have any more I also used a mixture of margarine and butter.they are simply amazing incredibly chewy they have a wonderful texture.

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Rhonda B. November 27, 2013

Really good chocolate chip cookie recipe, It will be my new main one. Came out perfect and didn't flatten once cooled. So yummy the kids and husband love them. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Danielle B. September 02, 2013

Got fall bake fever and decided to make these. Very easy to make and tasty but I prefer butter in my cookies but I just had to try these and wouldn't turn them down if offered again, thank you for a great cookie recipe!

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drinkmore October 03, 2012

This recipe did not work for us. Followed it exactly and the mixture was so crumbly hard to get the cookies to hold together. Cooked for the time stated brown on the bottom and top and raw in the middle. Cooked a minute or two longer and it just wouldnt help them. Had to throw all away

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antbritt July 29, 2008

Almost just like my Mom's cookies! My Mom always prefers shortening to butter in cookies, but sometimes will use half of each. We use 3/4 cup each of brown sugar and sugar, and cut shortening to 3/4 cup. Mom is on low sodium, so we only use 1/4 teaspoon salt and they are fine! We also sometimes put in 1 cup of chopped pecans from the tree in her back yard. Thanks so much for posting a DELICIOUS chocolate chip cookie recipe!

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ColCadsMom August 13, 2007

This is honestly one of the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever had! Very moist and chewy, not at all dry. I did sub margarine for shortening and used M&M baking bits instead of chocolate chips. I recommend these to anyone in search of a great chocolate chip cookie.

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myangelhayden October 08, 2004

These cookies were wonderful! Although I found it only made about 3 dozen I do tend to make my cookies bigger then a tablespoonful I believe! I did change the shortening to 2 sticks of butter because I didn't have any shortening and it still turned out delicious! we got a whole 5 in the house and the rest went to my husbands work and were devoured shortly after there arrival! Thanks!!!!

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BakersDozen Down South May 11, 2004

These cookies are super! I think that it was the brown sugar that makes the difference in these. I couldnt stop eating them once they came out of the oven. Instead of shortening I used margarine and I doubled the recipe. I will be making these again! Thanks for posting on Zaar!

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~*Miss Diggy*~ January 18, 2004
Grandma's Chocolate Chip Cookies