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Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies




There is just something about a fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookie that can't be beat.  I think by this point we all know that I am a huge fan of all things chocolate, but the chocolate chip cookie will always hold a special place in my heart.  I grew up making this recipe probably close to weekly from the time I was 3 years old.  It was my Dad's favorite.  I believe it was the recipe that his Mom had made for him.  At some point in high school she got tired of making them so often, so he had to resort to making his own!  Sometimes we would bake just a couple to have fresh warm ones, and freeze the rest of the dough to be able to have warm cookies each night.  I had this recipe memorized, and have barely even taken out the recipe card since I was 10 years old.  Sometimes we get a little crazy and put a few M&M's on top!  


I like my cookies to be chewy, and these are very chewy.  I use this recipe to make Bar Cookies, or the base of many other recipes like S'mores Bars, Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars, Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Cookie Cake.

  
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Printable Recipe

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Shortening
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 package chocolate chips

Cream butter, shortening and both sugars together.  Add in vanilla and eggs.  Mix until well combined.  Add flour, baking soda and salt. Stir until just combined.  Mix in chocolate chips.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.  Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.  Makes approx 3 doz cookies.

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27 Comments:

At September 27, 2011 at 7:46 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

Mmm... these look delicious. There's nothing like the smell of baking cookies :)

 
At September 27, 2011 at 8:09 AM , OpenID momdecuisine said...

Those look like the perfect cookie! I love them fresh from the oven so they burn your mouth they are so hot :)

 
At September 27, 2011 at 8:14 AM , Anonymous Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray said...

This is the same recipe I use. So tasty!

 
At September 27, 2011 at 8:26 AM , Anonymous Steve @ the black peppercorn said...

wow - look great and clearly a family classic. So, if you learned it when you were 3, have you taught your son yet? :) I am sure he loves them. What kid wouldn't. nice job! Buzzed!

 
At September 27, 2011 at 9:22 AM , Blogger Peggy said...

I love a good old chocolate chip cookie! And I love that there's so many different versions as everyone's favorite - I don't mind trying them all out =)

 
At September 27, 2011 at 9:39 AM , Blogger Cassie @ Bake Your Day said...

These look like winners! My mom's chocolate chip cookie recipe has shortening in it and I swear that's the secret...and brown sugar. I don't think cookies are the same if they don't have brown sugar. The look fantastic, Erin!

 
At September 27, 2011 at 9:53 AM , Anonymous RavieNomNoms said...

YUM, love chocolate chip. Such a classic

 
At September 27, 2011 at 10:57 AM , Anonymous Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

It's so true that nothing beats a homemade chocolate chip cookie! Yours look so yummy!

 
At September 27, 2011 at 10:58 AM , Blogger FamilySpice said...

Hands down, chocolate chip cookies are my favorite cookie of all time. I like mine chewy, but not too chewy... and about the size of a pizza, too! YUM!

 
At September 27, 2011 at 11:02 AM , Blogger wendyweekendgourmet said...

You're right...nothing better than a fresh choc chip cookie and a big glass of cold milk! Hands down my favorite cookie, and yours are GORGEOUS!!

 
At September 27, 2011 at 11:08 AM , Blogger Foodness Gracious said...

Dang near perfection! Great story and cookies must be chewy in my opinion,
take care...

 
At September 27, 2011 at 11:12 AM , Anonymous Joanne said...

Yes these DEFINITELY look chewy!!! That's how I like my chocolate chip cookies too (I don't like the crunchy crisp crumbly ones).

 
At September 27, 2011 at 11:18 AM , Anonymous Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

These cookies look great! I can't resist a good chocolate chip cookie.

 
At September 27, 2011 at 12:18 PM , Blogger Steph said...

You can't go wrong with a classic chocoale chip cookie!

 
At September 27, 2011 at 1:01 PM , Blogger Tracey said...

Nothing beats a warm chocolate chip cookie, fresh from the oven :) I love freezing the dough balls to bake off when a snack craving hits!

 
At September 27, 2011 at 1:30 PM , Blogger Christina @ This Woman Cooks! said...

There's nothing better than a warm chocolate chip cookie! These look great. :)

 
At September 27, 2011 at 3:40 PM , Blogger Carolyn said...

There is NOTHING better than a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. It's like love in tangible form. Yours look awesome.

 
At September 27, 2011 at 4:29 PM , Anonymous Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

This definitely has me craving a big chocolate chip cookie!

 
At September 27, 2011 at 4:50 PM , Blogger Lizzy said...

Yup, these are my family's favorites!! Can't beat a warm ccc :)

 
At September 27, 2011 at 7:36 PM , Anonymous Nicki @ Nick-Stirs said...

Great great great! I have some of this in the freezer right now. Mmm!

 
At September 27, 2011 at 8:18 PM , Blogger SnoWhite said...

reminds me of my grandmother's recipe. delicious.

 
At September 27, 2011 at 8:59 PM , Blogger Ann said...

I agree - there is NOTHING like freshly baked chocolate chip cookies! They're my favorite, too!

 
At September 27, 2011 at 9:01 PM , Blogger Kim Bee said...

These look absolutely amazing. So moist and chewy. Love them. Nothing compares to fresh cookies.

 
At September 27, 2011 at 9:35 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

We are on the same wavelength. I made some the other day and again today. :) However, today I changed it up and instead of chocolate chips used walnuts and raisins.

 
At September 27, 2011 at 10:21 PM , Anonymous Anne@frommysweetheart said...

Erin....one of life's greatest pleasures...chippers warm out of the oven! These look delish! Thanks for sharing a recipe that is obviously so special and near and dear to your heart! It makes for the best baking! : )

 
At September 28, 2011 at 8:36 AM , Anonymous kita said...

Nothing - NOTHING beats a chewy fresh from the oven chocolate chip cookie. These look perfect.

 
At September 28, 2011 at 11:12 PM , Blogger Alex said...

nothing better than a chocolate chip cookie from the oven. I've been meaning to try a recipe with shortening and butter..sounds perfect!

 

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