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My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies from TheFoodCharlatan.com

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone has their own favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, right? There are a million different versions, and this is the one I like the most. No surprises in the ingredient list. Sometimes nothing beats the classic.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 22 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 372kcal
Author Karen


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened* (2 sticks)
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening*
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 & 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Cream together both sugars, butter, and shortening in a large bowl. Add vanilla and eggs and combine. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture. Before the flour is fully incorporated, add chocolate chips and mix just until everything is combined.
  • Refrigerate one hour. If you are in a hurry, use a cookie scoop to form individual balls, put them directly in a ziplock bag, then freeze for a half hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350. If you refrigerated the dough in the bowl, then use a cookie scoop to form balls, (at least the size of golf balls). Place each ball on a parchment paper or silpat-lined baking sheet about an inch and a half apart.
  • Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet for another 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Then stuff your face with delicious cookies.


*You can use whatever ratio of butter and shortening you want, just make sure it comes out to 1 1/2 cups total. I often use 3/4 cup of each. You can use all butter if you want. The more shortening you use, the more your cookie will puff up. I wouldn't recommend using all shortening though. A little butter does the body good.
Source: my sister in law Clairice


Serving: 1g | Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 273IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg