Chocolate Chip Cookies

Kimberly Kay


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 vote
makes about 45 cookies.
15 Min
10 Min


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
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


  • 1Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • 2In 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.
  • 3Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined; beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer; stir in any remaining flour.
  • 4Stir in chocolate pieces and nuts (if using).
  • 5Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 6Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  • 7Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

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About Chocolate Chip Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate