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Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Laura

Nothing beats a good, classic chocolate chip cookie. There are so many versions out there. This recipe comes from my husbands family. I made these cookies with him several times before we got married and since we got married it’s my go to recipe for chocolate chip cookies.
I like this recipe because it uses both brown and granulated sugar plus butter and shortening. This cookie would be a great addition to any Memorial weekend barbecue.
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Chocolate Chip Cookies


Ingredients

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  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup butter (or you can use margarine)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 (12 oz) bag chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Cream butter, shortening, and sugars together. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add soda, salt, and flour and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Bake at 375 on an ungreased cookie sheet for 8 to 10 minutes. Makes about 4 dozen
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This is the original photo from this post. The above photo was updated in January 2015.

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40 comments

Karen June 3, 2011 - 1:30 pm

I came to your post looking for a solution to my cookies spreading too much. I’ve always used the recipe on the choc chip package. I use all butter because of the whole hydrogenated fats thing. I never use shortening anymore. I will try using some whole wheat flour as one comment suggested – maybe one third whole wheat and one third a/p flour. The chocolate chip is the only kind of cookie that spreads on me like that and it’s annoying because it’s everybody’s favorite kind of cookie.. Good comments. Thanks, Karen

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Caoimhe June 22, 2012 - 9:29 am

Adding more flour might help.
Don’t add too much, though! 🙂

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Laura June 22, 2012 - 9:36 am

You can also try to refrigerate the dough a little before baking. This could help with the spreading issue if you are using all butter.

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Karen June 3, 2011 - 1:30 pm

I came to your post looking for a solution to my cookies spreading too much. I’ve always used the recipe on the choc chip package. I use all butter because of the whole hydrogenated fats thing. I never use shortening anymore. I will try using some whole wheat flour as one comment suggested – maybe one third whole wheat and one third a/p flour. The chocolate chip is the only kind of cookie that spreads on me like that and it’s annoying because it’s everybody’s favorite kind of cookie.. Good comments. Thanks, Karen

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Caoimhe June 22, 2012 - 9:29 am

Adding more flour might help.
Don’t add too much, though! 🙂

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Laura June 22, 2012 - 9:36 am

You can also try to refrigerate the dough a little before baking. This could help with the spreading issue if you are using all butter.

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Caroline May 26, 2009 - 4:43 am

Laura,
Your recipes were a HIT at our Memorial Day cookout! We all loved the cookies, Aunt Gert’s Macaroni Salad, etc. Thank you so much!!

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Caroline May 26, 2009 - 4:43 am

Laura,
Your recipes were a HIT at our Memorial Day cookout! We all loved the cookies, Aunt Gert’s Macaroni Salad, etc. Thank you so much!!

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CookieFan May 23, 2009 - 5:50 pm

Just stumbled upon your beautiful chocolate chip cookies at foodgawker. They look delicious.

Wanted to comment on Brindy’s question about her cookies.

Extra flour and/or flour with a higher protein content will cause cookies to spread less. (as will chilling the dough.)

It’s important to always fluff up your flour before gently spooning it into your measuring cup and leveling it off with the flat side of a knife.

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CookieFan May 23, 2009 - 5:50 pm

Just stumbled upon your beautiful chocolate chip cookies at foodgawker. They look delicious.

Wanted to comment on Brindy’s question about her cookies.

Extra flour and/or flour with a higher protein content will cause cookies to spread less. (as will chilling the dough.)

It’s important to always fluff up your flour before gently spooning it into your measuring cup and leveling it off with the flat side of a knife.

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CookieFan May 23, 2009 - 5:45 pm

What great looking chocolate chip cookies. I stumbled upon them at foodgawker.

I just wanted to comment on Brindy’s question about why hers would have spread less. More flour than the recipe calls for and/or flour of a higher protein content will cause cookies to spread less.

It’s important to fluff up the flour before spooning it into the measuring cup and then leveling it off with the flat side of a knife.

Hope this helps.

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CookieFan May 23, 2009 - 5:45 pm

What great looking chocolate chip cookies. I stumbled upon them at foodgawker.

I just wanted to comment on Brindy’s question about why hers would have spread less. More flour than the recipe calls for and/or flour of a higher protein content will cause cookies to spread less.

It’s important to fluff up the flour before spooning it into the measuring cup and then leveling it off with the flat side of a knife.

Hope this helps.

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Lauren May 21, 2009 - 8:31 pm

Those are beautiful! Can I eat one? =p

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Lauren May 21, 2009 - 8:31 pm

Those are beautiful! Can I eat one? =p

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Lunt Family May 21, 2009 - 7:56 pm

I stumbled upon your Blog and have tried and loved many of your recipes. Thank you for posting such delicious recipes.

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Lunt Family May 21, 2009 - 7:56 pm

I stumbled upon your Blog and have tried and loved many of your recipes. Thank you for posting such delicious recipes.

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Log Homes May 21, 2009 - 5:35 pm

Wow, that looks absolutely delicious! Great post, you did such a nice job presenting the pictures too…I am definitely going to have to try that recipe this weekend! Thanks

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Log Homes May 21, 2009 - 5:35 pm

Wow, that looks absolutely delicious! Great post, you did such a nice job presenting the pictures too…I am definitely going to have to try that recipe this weekend! Thanks

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Brindy May 21, 2009 - 4:02 pm

Yours looks so pretty! I just made mine and they didn’t spread out as far, they were more round on the top. What would cause this? I did use 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, would that be it? They do taste very good though, I’ve already had 3! 🙂

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Brindy May 21, 2009 - 4:02 pm

Yours looks so pretty! I just made mine and they didn’t spread out as far, they were more round on the top. What would cause this? I did use 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, would that be it? They do taste very good though, I’ve already had 3! 🙂

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Laura May 21, 2009 - 3:13 pm

Opps! Sourry I left the time off. I put it on the recipe. It’s 8-10 minutes.

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Laura May 21, 2009 - 3:13 pm

Opps! Sourry I left the time off. I put it on the recipe. It’s 8-10 minutes.

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from my motorhome to yours May 21, 2009 - 2:38 pm

very cute blog, nice looking family

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from my motorhome to yours May 21, 2009 - 2:38 pm

very cute blog, nice looking family

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Danielle May 21, 2009 - 2:36 pm

How many minutes do you cook them for?

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Danielle May 21, 2009 - 2:36 pm

How many minutes do you cook them for?

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Jodi May 21, 2009 - 1:26 pm

I just made these yummy cookies. This is a recipe I’ll keep on hand. I love that they didn’t spread out flat! I love your website I check out it out every day!

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Jodi May 21, 2009 - 1:26 pm

I just made these yummy cookies. This is a recipe I’ll keep on hand. I love that they didn’t spread out flat! I love your website I check out it out every day!

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Staci May 21, 2009 - 1:09 pm

I have been looking for a good one. Thanks for posting. Staci

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Staci May 21, 2009 - 1:09 pm

I have been looking for a good one. Thanks for posting. Staci

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Marisa May 21, 2009 - 12:15 pm

I’m always up for a new chocolate chip cookie recipe. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing!!

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Marisa May 21, 2009 - 12:15 pm

I’m always up for a new chocolate chip cookie recipe. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing!!

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Annemarie May 21, 2009 - 11:13 am

I use this same one! It came from my SIL’s family. It’s the BEST and totally foolproof!

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Annemarie May 21, 2009 - 11:13 am

I use this same one! It came from my SIL’s family. It’s the BEST and totally foolproof!

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Holly May 21, 2009 - 10:55 am

This is the same recipe my family has used for years. It’s the best, isn’t it? I think the shortening and butter combination makes it. My mom got it years ago in a Betty Crocker recipe collection that came in a big red box full of tons of recipe cards. I have a lot of those cards still.

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Holly May 21, 2009 - 10:55 am

This is the same recipe my family has used for years. It’s the best, isn’t it? I think the shortening and butter combination makes it. My mom got it years ago in a Betty Crocker recipe collection that came in a big red box full of tons of recipe cards. I have a lot of those cards still.

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Maria May 21, 2009 - 6:46 am

I am always up for a new choc. chip cookie recipe!

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Maria May 21, 2009 - 6:46 am

I am always up for a new choc. chip cookie recipe!

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