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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies I Recipe

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies I

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"This is one of our favorite soft cookies, which my husband loves. I got this from a friend many years back and have made it often."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Mix sugar and shortening until smooth and fluffy. Beat eggs and add baking soda which has been dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water.
  3. Sift flour and salt together and add to the creamed mixture. Add vanilla and fold in nuts and chocolate chips.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 13, 2003

Hi Sandy! Delicious choc chip cookies. Very soft, and very yummy! I'm only 15 and a first time 'from scratch' cook, so considering that it did take me awhile to make everything. Instead of shortening I used butter, which gave a great flavour. Note: To anyone that substitutes butter for shortening - leave it out for 1-2 hours! I made the mistake of leaving it out for 15 mins, and it took me ages to mix the sugar and butter. Lol. Overall though, the turnout was fantastic; everyone in the family loved it! Thanks for a great recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 12, 2003



102 Ratings

Oct 15, 2002

This was really really yummy!! It was very soft, but still held it's shape. I hate when cookies flatten out while cooking. This cookie held up wonderfully, and my 4 children "LOVED" them. This is one I will make over and over. THANK YOU

Nov 08, 2005

These are ok. They are definitely soft cookies, but they are also very dry. I have tasted better. They did not spread out very well, and stayed small. If you like cookies with a texture more like cake, then you will probably like these.

Oct 12, 2002

Very easy to make. Finally, a really good, soft chocolate chip cookie.

Feb 13, 2003

These cookies turned out differently than I expected. I thought they would be more cake-like. However, my entire family loved them! I used butter-flavored shortening. I also rolled the dough into balls then very slightly flattened them before baking. The cookies looked beautiful! They browned nicely, but were still very soft. They looked like beautiful bakery cookies, but tasted much better! My six-year old daughter asked for this recipe to be added to the cookbook we are making for her. It is definitely a "keeper" recipe!

May 01, 2003

Yuck! I give credit for the fact that they are, indeed, chewy. They have no flavor, except that of shortening. I'll stick with my tried and true!

Dec 13, 2006

Because this recipe does not call for any white sugar, the cookies come out rather bland. It really isn't sweet at all, even with the vanilla and chocolate chips. The walnuts give it an extra crunch, but there isn't much to this cookie.


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  • Calories
  • 330 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.5 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 19.8 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 213 mg
  • 9%

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

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