Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 19 mins
  • Serves: 60,Yield: 5dozen
  • About This Recipe

    “This is a great chocolate chip cookie recipe that I got from my grandmother. They taste SO good and are so easy to make.”

    Ingredients

  • 1cupsugar
  • 1/2 cupbrown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1cupshortening
  • 1teaspoonvanilla
  • 2largeeggs
  • 2 1/4 cupsflour
  • 1teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1 (12ounce) packages chocolate chips
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the first five ingredients.
  • After creaming the first five ingredients add the last four and make sure everything is mixed together well.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls on to cookie sheets and bake for 9-10 minutes.
  • For M&M cookies: Replace chocolate chips with M&M plain baking bits.
  • Reviews

  • “This is the recipe my mother always used when she made chocolate chip cookies (with the exception that hers called for 2 teaspoons vanilla). I used it for many, many years as well, and still very often do because everyone always seems to love them. Although I prefer baking with butter rather than shortening, the shortening seems to produce a cookie with a texture that many of us recall from our youth. Thanks so much for posting!”

  • “Got fall bake fever and decided to make these.Very easy to make and tasty but I prefer butter in my cookies but I just had to try these and wouldn’t turn them down if offered again, thank you for a great cookie recipe!”

  • “This recipe did not work for us. Followed it exactly and the mixture was so crumbly hard to get the cookies to hold together. Cooked for the time stated brown on the bottom and top and raw in the middle. Cooked a minute or two longer and it just wouldnt help them. Had to throw all away”

  • “Almost just like my Mom’s cookies!My Mom always prefers shortening to butter in cookies, but sometimes will use half of each. We use 3/4 cup each of brown sugar and sugar, and cut shortening to 3/4 cup. Mom is on low sodium, so we only use 1/4 teaspoon salt and they are fine! We also sometimes put in 1 cup of chopped pecans from the tree in her back yard.Thanks so much for posting a DELICIOUS chocolate chip cookie recipe!”

  • “This is honestly one of the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had!Very moist and chewy, not at all dry.I did sub margarine for shortening and used M&M baking bits instead of chocolate chips.I recommend these to anyone in search of a great chocolate chip cookie.”

  • “These cookies were wonderful! Although I found it only made about 3 dozen I do tend to make my cookies bigger then a tablespoonful I believe! I did change the shortening to 2 sticks of butter because I didn’t have any shortening and it still turned out delicious! we got a whole 5 in the house and the rest went to my husbands work and were devoured shortly after there arrival! Thanks!!!! “

  • “These cookies are super!I think that it was the brown sugar that makes the difference in these.I couldnt stop eating them once they came out of the oven.Instead of shortening I used margarine and I doubled the recipe.I will be making these again!Thanks for posting on Zaar!”

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