Absolutely the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

"These are divine! They come out perfect."
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  • Preheat oven to 350°F; grease cookie sheets.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter flavored shortening, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until light brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. erwestbrook
    These are amazing! I have tried this recipe with both the regular and butter flavored shortening, and I prefere the regular. They taste great either way, though. I make exactly two dozen and bake them for 10 minutes.
  2. Liddieah M.
    My Family Loved these and I will make them again. The only things differently that I did was take the reviewers suggestion of 1/2 tsp of salt, used real butter at room temperature, 1 tsp baking powder, and 1 tsp cornstarch. Oh Ma Gah these do not last long and they don't turn out so flat. I put the doh in the fridge in between batches which also helped keep it's form for the next batch.
  3. Hayley M.
    i loved it!!!! the cookies were so soft and bendy, i recommend putting more vanilla extract because it makes it more flavouring and taste and smell like vanilla! hope that helps
  4. emcglone1979
    These are wonderful. The first time I made them, something was "off" but I wasn't quite sure what. This time, I cut the salt in half, and they're perfect. I got 4 dozen medium size cookies out of one batch.
  5. ceg8908
    This is the Toll House recipe, just substituting shortening for butter and increasing the vanilla...still, they are delicious! I always halve the salt, use semi-sweet chips and lots of walnuts :)


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