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One of the BEST cookie recipes EVER. They come out of the oven real puffy but they 'wrinkle up' as they cool. Best when they're a little undercooked so the middle is still gooey. I divided the recipe by 4 and still got over 30 cookies! Of course I had to add more vanilla (it just makes them taste better) but that was the only thing i did differently. Definitely soft and chewy just they way a chocolate chip cookie is supposed to be!

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Christineyy! June 06, 2007

THis is the recipe I use...its perfect. Except in my recipe book it calls for 18 ozs chocolate chips. Also, I learned a trcik for them not to come out flat. Refrigerate/freeze slightly. Form into balls. They rise more and do not come out flat. These cookies also come out better of you make them smaller.

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Elknuds Girl November 22, 2005

This recipe was created by Todd Wilbur for his book "Top Secret Recipes". (Penguin/Putnam 1993)

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tsrweb March 24, 2011

how can you guys even say this tastes like the real thing? it doesnt taste ANYTHING like the real soft batch cookies, it just tastes like any other cookie recipie with added molasses.

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badrecipieyuck11 March 13, 2010

I had this recipe in a copycat recipe book about 15 years ago and recently lost it. I am soooo glad this recipe was here. I am baking them and sending them to the troops in Iraq for Christmas! This is the best recipe ever!!!

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dionnetoney November 25, 2009

these had very good flavour. the first batch out of oven was paper thin but taste good. Put rest in freezer and froze then cooked -- turned out a litte bit better and this pic is of the ones from the frozen and cooked batch. will try again and maybe use 1/2 crisco in place of butter

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learningfrugalliving November 11, 2007

Don't have this cookbook anymore but these are the BEST cookies in the whole world! Refrigerate them overnight and they are SOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!!!!! Trust me, if you can keep a batch just to do this to, it is worth it!! By the way the dough is yummy, the hot cookies are yummy, everything about this is yummy! I split the recipe since it makes a whole mess of cookies! 1/4 of the recipe is enough for a large family!

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Sumisan May 13, 2007

Because of the butter, these cookies turn out VERY flat but are SO yummy...if you don't mind the looks, go for it! FYI, using 1" balls yielded 6 dozen cookies instead of the 5 dozen mentioned here.

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JustJudy December 13, 2004

almost tasted just like the real thing!!! my kids love um!!!

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SYNNOMAN July 06, 2004
Keebler Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies by Todd Wilbur