Fran's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lisa Foote


This is a recipe that my Mom had when we were growing up. I made these today because I was thinking of her. They are made with shortening, you can use butter but they really are delicious with shortening as the recipe was a nice treat to have them and think of her. I used butter flavored Crisco in mine along with half white chocolate and half milk chocolate chips. You can double it easily as well. Here's to you Mom!

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makes 36 (3 dozen)
15 Min
15 Min


1/2 c
shortening, regular or butter flavored
6 Tbsp
white sugar
6 Tbsp
brown sugar
egg, lightly beaten
1 1/8 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
chocolate chips, or a mix of white and chocolate (try mini chips!)
1/2 c
coconut or nuts (optional)

How to Make Fran's Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease or cover cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • 2Cream together shortening, sugars and the lightly beaten egg until fluffy.
  • 3Sift together and then mix in to butter mixture: flour, salt, baking soda.
  • 4Add water and vanilla (sometimes I just add a teaspoon of vanilla instead of 1/2 of each). Mix well. Add in chocolate chips, nuts etc. last. Mix well.
  • 5Drop on cookie sheets in tablespoon sized balls. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes for slightly chewy or 13-14 min for crispy or until light golden brown. let rest on cookie sheet for at least 5 minutes. Move to wire rack to cool. Store in airtight container.

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About Fran's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American