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Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies I Recipe

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies I

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"This recipe was such a hit when I was at college, my roommates still call and ask for it. You may add more chocolate chips if you really like chocolate!"

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Original recipe makes 7 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr 35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together margarine, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to egg mixture, and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Instead of just dropping them onto the cookie sheet, I roll the cookies into balls - it makes them all look very uniform and nice!
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to15 minutes, or until light brown. Cool on a wire rack.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 24, 2007

I love this recipe! I have made it so many times, and it is always a huge hit! I think that butter works much, much better than margerane. Also, I double the vanilla. I defanatly give this 5 stars Great!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 31, 2008

These were so so - a good "basic" recipe for chocolate chip cookies. A little bland, but still good. I was hoping for a softer, chewier cookie... my batch was HARD (I DON'T like hard cookies - reminds me of the "processed" packaged Keebler cookies sold at the supermarket). I think reducing the baking time to 8 min. per another reviewer's suggestion (I baked mine for 12-13 min.) would help. I used butter (unsalted) in lieu of margarine and I too felt that the dough was stiff (I had to incorporate the choc. chips by hand). Next time, I'll zap individual cookies in the microwave for a few seconds to soften them (my bf did this and it worked well). The one thing I really liked about this recipe was Jaylor's suggestion to roll the cookies into balls. By doing this, every cookie turned out even and uniform (one of the pluses of the recipe!). Try serving these with hot chocolate (which is another option for softening them, when dunked). Thanks!


110 Ratings

Jun 06, 2006

Pretty good.Most members of my family loved them, but the taste of margarine was a bit strong.We are used to the taste of butter, so since the texture of these cookies is great, I will make again using only butter next time!

Jan 04, 2008

I bake cookies for our insurance business. We give a bag of cookies to every customer that comes by our office or that we visit in person. I wanted something besides the standard "Toll-House" cookie so I tried this recipe. Huge hit! I have officially change to this recipe instead. It makes a big batch, which I like because I can freeze the extras, which by the way, they freeze well too.

Jan 10, 2007

Love these cookies! I halved the recipe because I didn't have a bigger bowl. Used butter instead of margarine. I think this improves the taste. Instead of 1 1/2 cup of butter, I used 1 cup. I also reduced the sugars to 1 cup each. Cookies bake soft at 15 minutes in the oven. If you prefer crunchy cookies, try baking them for 17-18 mins. Excellent taste either way!

Oct 19, 2006

I absoultley LOVE these cookies. Im only sixteen and whenever family comes over for christmas or thanksgiving, there like Alyson where are your cookies? or they will call and ask me to make them, my whole family LOVES THEM. Thanks sooo much, I put extra Vanilla in, it makes it taste bettter, Thanks soooo much Jaylor :) x0x -ALYSON

Dec 03, 2009

OK I am finally going to say to the world that THIS IS THE BEST RECIPE EVER!! I have used this for 2 years now. I have never failed! It is no fail. I've made these with both margarine and butter. I perfer butter(salted). I also double and alittle more on the vanilla. I only use real vanilla not imatation! Yuck! Everyone loves my cookies and I have won 2 bake-offs. (With co-workers.) I am super excited to share my thoughts on this recipe as I LOVE IT!! I only cook these for 9-12 minutes depending on my oven. Also if your cookies are coming out flat, the dough is in need of refridgeration!! Just chill it for about 10-15 minutes, I just keep it in the fridge. Also I have been know to double or triple my CHOCOLATE CHIPS too!! I hope you love this as much as I do!

Sep 01, 2004

I have been making these cookies for several years and always get rave reviews!!! They are delicious!!! The recipes does yield a lot, but I have never had a problem getting rid of them!! I have always made them exactly like the recipe, for a softer cookie reduce the cooking time.


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  • Calories
  • 191 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 169 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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