Chocolate Chip Cookies

"This is based on a recipe from BH&G's New Cook Book, third printing in 1990. I was surprised that I couldn't find this recipe posted here, although there is a similar one, also from BH&G. Before joining 'Zaar, this has been my go-to recipe when I feel like whipping up a batch of chocolate chip cookies and I prefer it to the recipes printed on the bag of chips. I only make one change, which I noted next to the butter ingredient, in order to keep the ingredients the same as the original."
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Ready In:
60 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Using the medium or high setting of an electric mixer, beat shortening and margarine or butter together for 30 seconds in mixing bowl.
  • Add about half of the flours, the brown sugar, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and baking soda.
  • Beat mixture till thoroughly combined.
  • Beat in the remaining flour.
  • Using wooden spoon, stir in chocolate pieces and optionally, the nuts.
  • Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 miutes or till edges are lightly browned.
  • Cool cookies on a wire rack.

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  1. abbydabby
    These are seriously the best chocolate chip cookies ever. They are soft and doughy, just delicious. I added your recommended 1 cup of butter (used Brummel & Brown natural yogurt butter though), and it was perfect. The only thing I did differently was add the chocolate chips after the cookie dough was already spooned onto the cookie sheet...this is just a personal preference, as I prefer to keep the # of chips/cookie to a minimum (4-6 depending on size of cookie). Thanks for sharing!
  2. T-Blankets24
    OMG! These cookies are off the chain!My kids love them too!
  3. Chickee
    This was a good recipe, easy to make, nice dough to work with. I used M&M's instead of choc chips, and my work mates really liked them. Thanks!
  4. Lalaloula
    Mmmm, these chocolate cookies are divine! They have a perfect texture (crumbly, but soft as well) and the taste is pure heaven! :) I made half the recipe and ended up with 17 cookies, but they were rather big and thick, cause thats how I like them. I only made some small changes due to personal taste preference: Used all butter and a little less than called for, reduced the sugar to 1tbs as the chocolate added enough sweetness for me and didnt use the nuts as Im allergic. The final cookies were gobbled up around here and Ill certainly be making these again soon. They are easy, tasty and great for sharing. THANKS SO MUCH for sharing these with us, Mersaydees! Made and reviewed for Veg'nSwap#14 September 09.



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