Chocolate Chip Cookies

""Mary Bartz, resident cookie expert in the Betty Crocker Kitchens, is famous for these cookies." I found this recipe on a bag of flour over 15 years ago and have been using it ever since. I have adapted it over the years to fit our family; using real butter and 'milk' chocolate chips. It is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe that I have found yet."
photo by Cabnolen photo by Cabnolen
photo by Cabnolen
photo by CookWannaBe photo by CookWannaBe
photo by CookWannaBe photo by CookWannaBe
Ready In:
42 cookies




  • Heat oven to 350°.
  • Mix butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs in a large bowl.
  • Mix together, and stir in, flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Just a note: I noticed that flat vented cookie sheets work best for even baking. I used dark coated, side-edged cookie sheets on some of the batches and was disappointed because the bottoms of the cookies baked faster than the top. I would think in that case, that lowering the temperature and keeping a good 'eye' on them would help if that is the kind of pans you have as well. ;) PS. The cookies in the photo were baked using flat, no-sided, vented cookie sheets.

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  1. AngieME
    I, too, found this recipe on the back of a bag of Gold Medal flour bag years ago, and it's been my favorite (sorry Mom). These taste best fresh; after a couple days I think they start to get stale. I use dark chocolate chips. I roll the dough into balls before baking. Also, since this makes so much, I've frozen the extra dough balls, then just defrost and bake as desired. (To freeze, roll dough into balls and set on flat pan in freezer. Once frozen, transfer into container/baggie.) WARNING -- If you or family members love cookie dough, the frozen dough balls will mysteriously disappear.
  2. Cabnolen
    This is very easy, made this for a farewell party, wasn't the best I've had before though, but is pretty good. I cut both sugars down by quite a bit and they're still a little on the sweet side.
  3. Jess_WI
    The perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe! Crisp top and sides, raises high with a nice soft center. I kept the dough refrigerated between scoopings, and cooled on a cut open paper grocery sack. Only used half the chocolate chips, and this was still plenty. Will make again- this is the recipe I've been searching for! Thank you so much!
  4. CIndytc
    My daughter made these up for her friend....I finally had to tell her to package them up and get them out of the house as we could not stop test tasting them...great cookie
  5. Backyard Gardener
    I needed something quick and easy for a bakesale today. This recipe was just the thing--from start to finish I was done in a hour. Even better, the cookies were a huge hit at the sale. They were the first thing to sell out and people were coming back for more.


I love collecting recipe books. Now cooking is another matter! I am a pretty fussy eater and not likely to try many new things; sad huh? The one thing I wish is that I had learned how to cook and bake when I was younger. Finally, at 50 I have discovered an interest in it. I love to look at cookbooks and wish that I had some of those foods for my family, but I am leery about trying to make them for fear of failure. I think part of it is coming from a family that didn't have a lot of money and every ingredient counted as far as what was consumed. It's hard to tell myself that it is okay to experiment a little. I find that I feel 'responsible' for what foods my family likes and dislikes. Instead of cooking new foods, I find that I am always just trying to make what they like. Well, they definitely won't starve, so it's take it or leave it time, lol. Thanks to everyone for their contributions to the 'pot' so to speak; for making dinner time not so 'traumatic' of a deal for me now that I don't have to think up something on my own anymore. I have all of you to 'guide' me on my new adventure. Please teach your sons and daughters how to cook; more than just pancakes or desserts, lol. Good luck! LAJ
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