World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

No really, they might be the world’s best chocolate chip cookies. This is the recipe my mom always used when I was growing up, so this is what I expect chocolate chip cookies to taste like. Perhaps I am a bit biased since this is my reference point for all chocolate chip cookies, but I have it on authority from other people that this is a damn good recipe. I’m not sure where it came from, my mom thinks that it came from the back of a package or something. I just checked to make sure, and it is not the Nestle Tollhouse recipe (that would have been embarassing).  Now that I’ve talked it up, here it is.

Makes ~14 cookies


1/2 Cup shortening

1/2 Cup brown sugar

1/4 Cup white sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

1 Cup flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 Cup chocolate chips (I like using the mini ones)


Preheat oven to 350 F

Cream shortening and both sugars. You don’t need a stand-mixer to do this, but I sure do love my candy-apple-red lady












Add egg and vanilla and mix













Mix together dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt) in a small bowl









Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and blend













Mix in chocolate chips












Spoon ~2 Tbsp. dollops onto parchment-lined baking sheet









Like so









Cook 8-10 minutes, until golden on the bottom edges










Let cool on a wire rack until you can no longer bear the wait.


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