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Mom's Excellent Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Mom's Excellent Chocolate Chip Cookies

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"My mom has made this our family's favorite cookie. Her husband, children, and grandchildren all enjoy its exceptional, mouth-watering flavor. This is a classic from our family to yours."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. Cream butter, shortening, both sugars, egg, and vanilla in an electric mixer until fluffy.
  3. Stir in sifted dry ingredients.
  4. Add chocolate chips and walnuts.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 26, 2007

I'm known in my family for being "adventerous" when it comes to food, and luckily this time I was. This proved to be a great recipe despite all the reviews and my children got hooked on it! I glazed the cookies with vanilla glaze (normally meant for bundt cakes) and did use 2 cups of flour as other reviwers suggested. The amount of shortening and butter was fine, considering I used a light subsitute, but I don't really think that made a difference, because the batch I made for the kids used classic butter and they loved it! Also instead of chopped walnuts, I used ground walnuts, no one in my family being big on nuts! If these cookies didn't work the first time, I would consider trying them again with the recommended changes, and I can assure you, your whle family will be begging for more! Thanks, Stacy Mae

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 16, 2010

My husband loves chocolate chip cookies, and this recipe has potential if you cut out the butter flavored shortening, used 1 1/2 cups of flour, add 1/4 tsp. of cream of tartar and bake these at 350 for 10 minutes vs. 375 - you'll have a much better experience.....

Dec 04, 2003

This cookie recipe had way too little flour for the amount of shortening and butter. My first batch was very greasy and dark brown. I added more flour and the rest of my cookies were really good.

Jun 24, 2007

These aren't cookies! They're chips! They're literally chips, like potato chips! You could add a cup more flour to the recipe if you want cookies instead of chips.

Dec 23, 2010

I've been making choc chip cookies for many years. My recipe is almost exactly like this one but I only use 1/2 cup shortening in mine. Just omit the butter and then they will be perfect :)

May 12, 2005

more flour needed! I used 2 cups and they turned out great!

Jan 20, 2009

Needs more flour! The cookies just melted all over the pan... there was nothing to hold it together!

Dec 23, 2007

I agree, needs more flour. First batch was a big blob that ended up in the garbage. I added 1 more cup of flour and it was fine. I should have read the review prior to attempting.


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  • Calories
  • 358 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 24.5 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 214 mg
  • 9%

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

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