The Best Chocolate Chippers

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Total Time
15 mins
10 mins

I was babysitting a friend's baby one day and she brought me some of these for a reward. I insisted on the recipe and here it is. These freeze very well, too, if you have them that long.

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  1. Cream shortening, sugars, eggs and vanilla until very fluffy.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture.
  3. Add chocolate chips.
  4. Refrigerate til well chilled.
  5. Drop from teaspoon 2" apart onto a cool greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
  7. If I'm in a hurry, I omit putting the dough in the fridge to chill. Still comes out fine.
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5 5

My mother-in-law has made these every day for 30 + years, and nobody ever gets tired of them. She is famous throughout the neighborhood for them. But the real secret is only baking them for about 8 minutes--they don't crisp up at all, they are very very soft. Just take them out about 1-2 minutes before you usually would think you should, and you will gain a reputation as the best baker around.

5 5

You're absolutely right, bert, these are the best! It's an old Betty Crocker or Better Homes and Gardens recipe and one of my most prized. This makes a crisp chocolate chip cookie so if you like them soft, try another recipe with butter instead of shortening.