Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies


If you are ever suffering from a lack of chocolate in your diet, I strongly recommend these cookies-and believe me, I’ve been making these long enough to know what I’m talking about.  The required dosage is up to you. 


Chocolate Chip Cookies

Heat oven to 375.

Mix thoroughly in bowl:
1/3 c. soft shortening
1/3 c. butter
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar (packed)
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

Stir together in another bowl:
1 1/2 c. Gold Medal flour
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix these dry ingredients into the shortening mixture.

Thoroughly work in:
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (Walnuts are optional. You may double the amount of chocolate chips instead-it’s a perfectly good substitute!)
1 c. (6 oz. package) of chocolate chips

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned but still soft. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 4-5 dozen cookies.

If you can, try to save a few cookies for the other members of your family.


  1. So would now be a good time for me to come over?

  2. now how did you guess I was looking for a good cookie recipe!

    many thanks.. I'm going to try these.. we're headed to the zoo tomorrow and packing our lunch!

  3. Lisa, you will love these cookies!! :) Have fun at the zoo!

  4. On a last minute inspiration we stayed up making cookies last night. Don't you just love nights like that?

    Our new discovery: whipping the wet ingredients makes for cookies as light as air.

  5. I do Tina, I do!

    I'll have to try your ingredient tip too!