My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

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.

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.
Most Helpful

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!

~~QUEEN BEE~~ November 06, 2013

I also halved the recipe and added walnuts. Great cookies, chewier than I was expecting, I'm used to cookies baking down nearly flat. I would bake these again.

Dr.JenLeddy December 29, 2011