BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

I have spent many years trying to make the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies! Over the last 10-15 years, I have made dozens of variations, and there have been several that I really like but I always come back to this one!

There are several reasons why these are the best. First of all, they are very simple to make. I’ve tried some “best” chocolate chip cookie recipes that require a lot of extra steps and I haven’t found the results to be worth the extra time and effort involved. Also, the dough is amazing! I have a couple recipes that make good cookies, but the dough isn’t quite so good and to me, the dough is the best part so it has to be perfect.

Another reason I like these is because they always turn out perfectly – they are soft and don’t end up being flat or crunchy which is very important to me. Every time I take these cookies anywhere, everyone is begging me for the recipe which is always a good sign for a must-have recipe. This recipe makes a ton of cookies too (about 6 dozen) which is perfect if you need to take a treat to a party or a bake sale or somewhere.

Some tips for making The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  • Make sure that you have enough flour in the dough. If the dough is too sticky, you may need to add a little bit of flour.
  • Spend a little extra time when you mix the shortening and sugars. Creaming them together for 2-3 minutes will improve the consistency of your cookies.
  • Preheat the oven. This will help your cookies turn out right every time!
  • Use a cookie scoop! If you want all your cookies to be perfectly shaped and have them all be the same size, a cookie scoop is the way to go.
  • Use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Doing this will make it really easy to remove the cookies from your cookie sheet so that you don’t have to scrape them off the pan – they will just slide right off in perfect shape!
  • Don’t over bake the cookies – when I take mine out of the oven, they still look slightly under baked but they will continue to bake on the cookie sheet for a couple more minutes so that’s ok!

This simple recipe truly makes the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies and they turn out perfectly soft and chewy every single time!

THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups butter-flavored Crisco
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. soda
  • 5 cups flour
  • 2-3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Cream together the sugars and Crisco with an electric mixer.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix.
  3. Add the salt, baking soda and flour and continue to mix until well combined.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Use a cookie scoop to scoop cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet; place the cookies about 2″ apart.
  6. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Let sit for 4-5 minutes and then transfer to wire cooling racks. Enjoy!

Step by step instructions and images on how to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie!

5 from 3 votes
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups butter-flavored Crisco
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. soda
  • 5 cups flour
  • 2-3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Cream together the sugars and Crisco with an electric mixer.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix.
  3. Add the salt, baking soda and flour and continue to mix until well combined.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Use a cookie scoop to scoop cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet; place the cookies about 2" apart.
  6. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Let sit for 4-5 minutes and then transfer to wire cooling racks. Enjoy!

This simple recipe truly makes the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies and they turn out perfectly soft and chewy every single time! We've tried LOTS of chocolate chip cookie recipes and this is the one that we keep coming back to!

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Hey, Honey – Just found your site for the first time, and am raring to go on these cookies. I’m just wondering what size “cookie scoop” you used? I have several scoops (1 T., 2 T., 1/4 cup, etc.), and use almost all of them to make cookies. I am trying to figure out a yield for the recipe, using a 2 T. scoop. (Your scoops look bigger than that.) Thanks so much! Making these today.

    • Laura – I use my small cookie scoop (1 Tbsp) for these. Sometimes I’ll use a larger one if I want larger cookies, but I almost always use my small one, especially if I’m taking the cookies to a party or something!

  2. Made these today they are amazing. I did leave mine in A little longer because I like the crunch on the edge. Definitely a keeper .

  3. I make this exact recipe, only on a smaller scale. ( a dozen at a time). They are the best! The key really is not to overbake them. I also use a Silpat and I think that helps. Perfect every time!

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