grandma's chocolate chip cookies

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Barbara Lynn
from Mahomet, IL

These are the very best chocolate chip cookies I have ever eaten. I have tried all kinds of "adds" and any one or all of them together are just delicious.

serves Makes 24-25 Big Cookies
method Bake

Ingredients For grandma's chocolate chip cookies

  • 2/3 c
    shortening (i use crisco)
  • 2/3 c
    real butter
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 2 lg
    eggs
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3 1/2 c
    flour
  • 6 oz
    ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 oz
    ghirardelli milk chocolate chips
  • ADDITIONS
  • 1 c
    toasted pecans
  • 1/2 c
    plain toffee bits
  • 1/2 c
    plain or toasted coconut
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How To Make grandma's chocolate chip cookies

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375 degrees, Use Parchment paper on cookie sheet or use ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 2
    Thoroughly cream shortening and butter together.
  • 3
    Add white sugar and brown sugar and mix well; add eggs and beat thoroughly; add cinnamon, salt, and baking soda and mix well. Add vanilla and mix together.
  • 4
    Add flour (1 cup at a time) and mix well after each addition ending with the 1/2 cup.
  • 5
    Add the chocolate chips and any additions you choose. It is important to follow the order of the directions as stated.
  • 6
    Drop by big tablespoons (I use a 2" ice cream scoop) onto cookie sheet 2-3" apart. Bake 14 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 1 minute before removing from cookie sheet. Enjoy!

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