Canadian Living's Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

"These truly are the best chocolate chip cookies that I've ever made. The chilling instructions before baking and the standing afterwards are very important steps. The texture turns out perfect."
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50 cookies




  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and shortening; gradually mix in sugars, creaming thoroughly.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt; blend into creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Chill for a few minutes or let stand at cool room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.
  • Flatten slightly and smooth edges to make 1/2-inch thick cookie.
  • Bake in a 375°F oven for 8-9 minutes or until golden brown around the edges and still slightly under-baked in the centre. Let stand on baking sheet for 5 minutes; remove to racks to let cool completely.

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  1. Very good classic chocolate chip cookie. Not too greasy like "Toll House". Nice crisp edges. My kids loved them. They are especially rich with 2 cups of chocolate chips!
  2. This is the best chocolate chip cookie that I have ever made ,and I've tried a lot of recipes! I like a cookie that improves with age and this one does, it is still moist and chewy and very good , not drying out like most do.The only thing I changed was oven temp to 350 deg and they were a nice golden brown in 8 min. I tried the just brown around edge with one batch, is not as nice to look at at all.I will stay with this recipe now.Thankyou for the recipe,blueangelica54
  3. These are great chocolate chip cookies. We all loved them!
  4. My 12 year old daughter made these cookies. We both thought they were excellent! Crispy on the outside and chewy in the middle. Instead of regular shortening we used "Earth Balance" natural shortening.(non-hydrogenated) We didn't add nuts and there was still plenty of chocolate chips. No need to add more. I will definately add this to my recipe book.
  5. Sorry, pretty much standard fare. Going back to my soft batch...


  1. Wow - truely great. I liked them cold better than right out of the oven which for me is unusual in a cookie. Used 1 cup butter instead of shortning and M&Ms for a Holloween party - all of them were gone within minutes.
  2. A really excellent cookie recipe. Very easy and the cookies baked up beautifully. Nice texture and great flavor. I substituted 1 cup of whole wheat flour for part of the flour and added dried cranberries to the chocolate chips. Yummy!
  3. I wish I could give this 20 more stars!! these are the most amazing chocolate chip cookies I have ever had. and ridiculously easy to make. I left out the nuts, and used bitter sweet chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate. AMAZING! this is for sure a repeater! Thanks for all the yummy goodness!
  4. Great recipe and very easy to make! I definitely recommend chilling the dough at the beginning and between batches. One small change: I used parchment paper instead of greasing the cookie sheet and the cookies turned out perfectly!



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