By Johnsdeere on June 24, 2009
"My mom has used this recipe for 40 years now and it is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I have ever had. The cookie is crisp around the edges and yet chewy at the same time. I will occasionally omit the nuts due to food allergies for those I'm feeding. I get alot of people questioning how all my cookies are the same size, I'm old school and will still use a teaspoon or tablespoon and my fingers to slide the cookie dough off the spoon. No need for fancy ice cream scoops if you don't want to. :) This will surely become a favorite of yours once you give it a try...."
Serving Size: 1 (1680 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"In my family, we simply call these "Grandma cookies". My entire life, my Grandma has made these and they are incredible. I'm not sure what she does that makes hers that much better than mine (other than the fact that she's 84 and I'm 26, so experience is a factor) but these are gone in minutes at family gatherings. She even sends the grandkids off to college with them. The biggest thing I can say is DOUBLE THE CHOCOLATE CHIPS. It makes them spread a little less and who doesn't like extra chocolate!"
"Yum - these are really good. I made exactly as written and we all loved them. Made for Spring PAC 2012"
"Ohhh my gosh! I have been looking for this exact recipe for YEARS! It was this recipe I grew up with my Grandma baking, but after she died I just couldn't remember the recipe! Thank you so much for sharing this! I made the cookies this evening for my family and they were a total hit, just like I remembered them! :) Thank you again!"
"I have made this recipe for years now, the one thing I change is that I use 1 tsp of vanilla and 1 tsp of orange extract. Gives the cookies a little something that seems to keep people coming back."
"This was the first chocolate chip cookie recipe I ever used with my mom and it is the best!!! I use light and dark brown sugar and these cookies are just so delicious!!!"
"NutMeag22-- Add about a 1/2 to 3/4 cup of extra flour and maybe 1/2 tsp of vanilla and you can give your Granny a run for her money. :)"
"I received Betty Crocker's cookbook for a wedding shower gift over 33 years ago. It has this best ever choc. chip cookie recipe in it! I've been using this recipe for a 'million years' !!!!!! Always get huge raves about my choc. chip cookies!!!!!! Btw.... I use unsalted butter along with shortening & dark brown sugar! Thanks for posting this recipe because my cookbook is so worn out on this page that I couldn't read the amounts! Good thing I had it pretty much memorized!!"
"LOVE THIS RECIPE! This was the first cookie I made when I started baking forever ago. Everyone ALWAYS says it's the best chocolate chip cookie. I don't always make them with nuts though, for the picky eaters, so I just use 1 1/2 bags of milk chocolate chip cookies."