Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies


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There's nothing like good-old chocolate chip cookies. The not-so-secret ingredient is a little pinch of salt, which brings out the flavor of the chocolate extraordinarily. They're soft and warm, and one of the best comfort foods. I love to serve these warm with a glass of milk at the most casual gatherings that I host.

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 15 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

12 cookies


  • 1 1/2 C. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 C. vegetable shortening
  • 1/3 C. butter, softened
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1/2 C. brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 (6 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C. chopped almonds, optional

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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 

Sift the flour, salt, and baking soda together in a large bowl. 

In another bowl, cream the shortening, butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the wet and dry gradually, using a rubber spatula to scrape the sides and combine. 

At low speed, add the chocolate chips and mix until combined. 

Form the dough into golf-ball sized spheres and place two inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. 

Bake for 10 minutes or until they are golden-brown on the exterior and puffy in the middle. Remove the cookies from the heat and allow to rest on the baking sheet for an additional 3 minutes. 

After 3 minutes, transfer the cookies to a wire rack and allow to cool completely. Serve after 5 minutes. Can be stored at room temperature in airtight containers or wrapped in plastic and frozen for up to a year.

Reviews (2)

  • Wonderful! I know my batches never make it to the freezer. Do enjoy!

    Flag as inappropriate DanKSC  |  April 25, 2013

  • I have tried many, many chocolate chip recipes since my husband never met a cookie he did not like and chocolate chip are his favorite, but I must say, these are one of the best. I used a small ice cream scoop so the cookies were all the same size. I then made them into ice cream sandwiches, another of his loves. It made quite a few. They are great to have in the freezer when you want a quick desert. I had a good laugh when I read they could be frozen for up to a year, though. Never happen in this home!

    Flag as inappropriate AgassizLady  |  April 24, 2013

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