My Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

My mom has probably made these cookies over a thousand times!! They're simple and delicious. Temp and baking time may vary, but just watch each batch and adjust as needed. ENJOY! Even the dough is good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 - remember to adjust if your oven temp varies (I use 325).
  2. Cream together sugars and shortening;.
  3. blend in egg, vanilla and salt.
  4. Add half of flour - mix baking soda in with remaining flour, gently stir in with chocolate chips.
  5. Do not overmix, just enough to mix in flour.
  6. Roll into balls, small enough to fit 12-15 on a greased baking sheet (personally, I use my pampered chef bar pan - no greasing needed!).
  7. Squish down slightly, with fingers or fork.
  8. Baking time also varies - set timer for 10-12 minutes, watch carefully. You will probably need another few minutes, trust your excellent baking judgement! If you like crisp cookies, let them brown - chewy, take them out while they're still puffy in the centre! Let sit on the pan until set, lift off to cool on counter or rack.
  9. Cooled cookies or dough can be frozen in sealed freezer bags - just let thaw at room temperature.
Most Helpful

awesome cookie, definently need to double the recipe the next time i make it. won't last long at my place!

brookeba September 28, 2006