By Brenda. on September 27, 2006
Photo by TeacherKim
Photo by TeacherKim
"I've been making these cookies for over 20 years. I found this recipe in an old Service League Cookbook from the 1950's. The recipe was originally contributed by the Green Bay Day Nursery, and gently tweaked over the years. I can't begin to tell you how many people have asked for the recipe. The cookies do not spread much resulting in a nice thick drop cookie. Because of the large volume of cookie dough this produces, I use my KA Stand Mixer to prepare the dough and just mix the extras in by hand with a sturdy wooden spoon. This dough freezes very well, and can be halved successfully if desired. Don't be intimidated by the long directions as the dough itself is extremely easy, I have added Variations and Fun Tips which make the instructions seem longer. I hope you enjoy these as much as we do."
Serving Size: 1 (63 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 72
"I have baked tons of cookies in my day, and these are among the worst. I can't believe the rave reviews that they have gotten. The cookies came out very cake-like and dry, very bland with little flavor. I am so ticked that I spent extra money on really good chocolate for these. What a waste of ingredients. No I didn't make any substitutions and used good quality ingredients. I am a very experienced baker, I have even earned a living from it. I was hoping for much better"
"This is an excellent recipe. Great cookies that hold their shape,almost perfectly.I had never used shortening in a chocolate chip cookie recipe before so I wasn't sure what to expect. I found out that I very much prefer butter, and the flavor it gives the cookies. So while this really was an excellent recipe I think I'll stick to butter from now on."
"I made these cookies yesterday and I am so impressed with how they turned out! What a huge batch! I have 5 kids here, so the large amount works well for us. LOL! I split the batch as suggested and did half chocolate chips and walnuts and the other half with butterscotch chips and pecans. Yum! They are perfect. Crunchy on the outside and moist in the middle. This will be my go-to recipe for cookies! :) Thank you!"
"These are the best cookies I have ever had! Everyone who had one asked for the recipe and asked for more cookies! They are WONDERFUL! Because they are so thick, I found that it works great to bake them with a piece of parchment paper on the cookie sheet so they don't burn on the bottom before they are done inside."
"Excellent cookies! The texture is absolutely perfect: soft and chewy. I used half a batch with semi-sweet chocolate chips, and the other half with choc. chips and toasted pecans. 15 minutes in the 325 oven was perfect. Thank you!!!"
"Excellent recipe. Hubby was thrilled. I was looking for a thicker, chewy recipe instead of the standard Nestle recipe, and this is it. I halved it, and only used 12 oz choc chips, which made the perfect chip to cookie ratio in my opinion! Should've used higher quality chocolate, but that's my fault. This one's a keeper! Thanks!!"
"There is a major discrepancy here. 7 cups of flour to just 3 cups of sugar and only 2 tspns of vanilla extract is to flavour this entire batch of cookies? There's no way that I can, in good conscience, waste this amount of ingredients or time on this recipe."
"This is the recipe I've looked for forever. These don't flatten out when baked and aren't greasy looking or tasting. They keep a nice shape and are soft and a little cakelike. The second day they are more chewy which only makes them better. I only made half a batch and froze about half of the dough scooped out into rounds, which I gave about a dozen to each of my daughters and they baked them later, ones boyfriend said they were awesome. I got about 38 cookies using the smallest scooper. (Looks like and ice cream scoop.) I don't see how one person didn't like the cookies, just read all the other reviews!"
"This recipe is great!!!! We love it. This will be the only chocolate chip cookie recipe we use from now on. Does anyone know how to turn it into peanut butter cookies? Thanks."
"these are really good cookies.If I could ,I'd go to 5,000000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"Just made these cookies. WONDERFUL AND BIG AND THICK. I made the full batch which is a lot but will freeze them. New favorite chocolate chip recipe. Try it you will love it"
"WOW! Made these with walnuts,pecans, M&M's, and milk chocolate chips all in one batch, and oh my goodness! Everyone from my four year old to the seniors at the senior center loved these. Don't be afraid to half the recipe if the original amount seems too much for you, but you will find yourself making this again soon if you do! Thank you for sharing!"
"I made these yesterday and I think I've found a new favorite cookie recipe! I made these because I needed a dairy free chip cookie. I used Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks (which are dairy free/vegan), and made a cookie that is very chewy and thick, and yummy. I'll definitely be making these again!"
"Wonderful, soft cookies. I made them with milk and semi sweet chocolate, but did not add any nuts. They still came out exactly how I expected: delicious! I love that they are thicker and fluffier then a lot of chocolate chip cookies. I The yield, temp and baking time were all spot on, thanks for posting this keeper!"
"Thanks for a recipe that takes me back to my childhood. The texture of these cookies reminds me of Mom's kitchen. I used chocolate chips and Heath Bar toffee pieces. Excellent, versatile recipe. Still have 2/3s of the mix in the freezer, but expect it won't last long."
"These are the BEST cookies I have ever made (shhh, don't tell my grandmother). I only made enough for 1 dozen but I'm heading out to the store this afternoon to stock up on chocolate chips. Thanks, Nick's Mom!"
"These are very good! I made a half batch, but I wish I had made the whole recipe! My family and friends devoured them because they were that good! Thanks!"
"They are awesome! Exactly what I was looking for! Congrats! "
"I have made these cookies and I am just about to eat them! Let me just say they are GREATTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!! Well done Nick's Mom, Well done"
"This cookie recipe is amazing!!!!!!!!!! It is the best cookie recipe I have ever made. Kids and hubby absolutely loved them. They couldnt believe how big and fluffy they turned out. I wish I could give this a zillion stars because it truely is the best cookie you will ever eat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"