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chocolate chip cookies

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Recipe by
Kimberly Kay
Toledo, OH

This is a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe that comes from Better Homes & Gardens 12th Edition Cookbook. I made the version without the nuts, but only because I didn't have any on hand! These are the kind of homemade cookies that have the nice gooey chocolate in the middle!

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For chocolate chip cookies

  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 (12 oz.)
    bag (2 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts (optional)

How To Make chocolate chip cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • 2
    In a large mixing bowl beat shortening and butter or margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds; add brown sugar, granulated sugar and baking soda; beat until mixture is combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  • 3
    Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined; beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer; stir in any remaining flour.
  • 4
    Stir in chocolate pieces and nuts (if using).
  • 5
    Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 6
    Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  • 7
    Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

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