My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by ChefboiR2D2

I have been using this recipe since 1993. The original version came from Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book. Over time, of course, I have changed it to suit my preferences. I am sure you and yours will love this very classic of classics as much as me and mine! NOTE: I use old fashioned shortening with animal fats when I make these.

Top Review by QUEEN BEE

thanks chef for a terrific recipe!! the whole hive loved them, i got 56 good sized cookies from this recipe.....the only change i made was to add in chopped walnuts......i also was a little shy on choc. chips so made up the small difference by covering the difference with white chips also......good texture and i liked how they didn't go flat....i earned my crown today!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Use a medium speed on the mixer to beat the shortening and the butter together till almost smooth.
  3. Add 1/2 the flour, the dark brown sugar, sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking soda.
  4. Beat till combined well.
  5. Beat in the remaining flour.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips (or other option).
  7. Drop onto cookie sheet in tablespoon size drops, about 2-3 inches apart.
  8. (It also works to roll into 1-1/2 inch balls and space at 2-1/2 inches).
  9. Bake@ 375 for 8-10 minutes or until edges are light brown.
  10. Cool on rack& enjoy.
  11. Extremely good while warm.
  12. Especially delicious after cooled.
  13. Store in Ziploc or sealed container.

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