Absolutely the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Absolutely the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies


"This is a secret family recipe for chocolate chip cookies! Everyone who tries them begs for more. Enjoy!!"


20 m servings 241 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 241 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 13.7 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 180 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter flavored shortening, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla .Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until light brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Editor's Note
  • Mexican vanilla extract can be found in Mexican grocery stores. If you can't find it, feel free to substitute regular vanilla extract.
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  1. 1344 Ratings


Great cookie. I'm very strict about using only real butter in all my baking, but I did give butter-flavored shortening a try and was pleasantly surprised. I followed recipe exactly (unsual for ...

These ARE the best chocolate chip cookies ever! Since I don't care for milk chocolate, I substituted semi-sweet chocolate chips, and I used butter. I also melted the butter before beating it wi...

A Winner At Our House, according to my 86 year old Cookie Monster Husband. If anyone had a problem with these cookies being grey or too soft or too hard, then it was their problem not the recipe...

YUMMY. I did only use 1 egg...for a chewier "less-cake-like" cookie. And I bought some Mexican Vannila last time I was in Mexico...not very good at all (unless I just got a bad batch?)...don...

Good cookies but these aren't a family secret recipe. They're exactly the recipe on the Nestle's tollhouse chocolate chip bag!

A great recipe! While I usually hate it when a reviewer remarks on the changes they made to the recipe, because I did not have milk chocolate I substituted semi-sweet. I also did not have mexica...

I adapted this recipe to lower the fat and am quite pleased with the results. My changes are: 1/4 c. butter flavor shortening; 3/4 c. unsweetened applesauce; 1 tsp. butter flavoring; 1 c. choc...

okay, but not absolutely the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made by far! they turned out flat for me both times I tried them...sorry

These are the best cookies ever! I can't keep them in the house. In fact I just heard the cookie jar open....my husband is eating them again! I don't grease the cookie sheets because of all the ...