Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Cookies – classic thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies. Nothing beats a warm chocolate chip cookie straight out of the oven.

chocolate chip cookies on a table


There is just something about a fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookie that can’t be beat.  I think by this point we all know that I am a huge fan of all things chocolate, but the chocolate chip cookie will always hold a special place in my heart.  I grew up making this recipe probably close to weekly from the time I was 3 years old.  It was my Dad’s favorite.

I believe it was the recipe that his Mom had made for him.  At some point in high school she got tired of making them so often, so he had to resort to making his own! The only thing I might like better than a warm chocolate chip cookie is a warm Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie.

chocolate chip cookies on a table

When I was growing up would roll this chocolate chip cookie dough in the shape of a tube, and then freeze it. We could bake just a couple at a time, to have fresh warm ones each night.  I had this recipe memorized, and have barely even taken out the recipe card since I was 10 years old.  Sometimes we get a little crazy and put a few M&M’s on top! And if you want to get really crazy you can make Double Chocolate M&M Cookies.

These days, I skip the step of rolling the dough in a tube, and then having to slice the dough. Now I just scoop balls of dough onto a baking sheet and freeze. Then once the balls are frozen I put them in a freezer bag. So when we want warm chocolate chip cookies, I just have to take a couple balls of dough out to bake. Around Christmas time I like to do this with Biscoff Chocolate Chip Cookies to have on hand for gifts or people coming over.

chocolate chip cookies on a table

I like my chocolate chip cookies to be thick and chewy, and that is exactly what these are. They key? Shortening. Use half shortening, half butter and you will get the buttery taste you want, but cookies that stay soft. This is also a great base recipe to use in other things like S’mores Bars. Those disappear like crazy at any get together. Or another favorite is Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie Bars.

chocolate chip cookies stacked on a white plate
chocolate chip cookies on a table
4.67 from 6 votes

Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Erin
Chocolate Chip Cookies – classic thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies. Nothing beats a warm chocolate chip cookie straight out of the oven.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 36


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 whole large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12 oz package chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Cream butter, shortening and both sugars together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add in vanilla, eggs, and beat until well combined.
  • Add flour, baking soda and salt. Stir until just combined.
  • Mix in chocolate chips.
  • Scoop balls of dough onto a baking sheet. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until the edges are starting to turn golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cookies sit for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


Serving: 36dozen | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 123mg | Sugar: 8g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36
Calories: 110
Keyword: chocolate chip cookies
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  1. My daughter and I made these for Father’s day and my hubby loved them! They were a big hit here and we’ll definitely be making these again!

  2. I mean… who doesn’t love a classic chocolate chip cookie. I think I need to go make a batch now!! 🙂

  3. So soft and delicious; easily a new favorite dessert recipe! Was exactly what I needed to cure my sweet tooth!