With all this talk about living a healthier lifestyle, I decided to share my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Not because it’s super healthy, but to emphasize that I believe there’s moderation in all things…and that means being able to indulge every now and then with a delicious, buttery and chocolate-y cookie.
My mom started making this recipe along time ago, and it’s been a favorite in our family. My mom always makes it every time we come to town, and I always like making these cookies to take to people. I wish I could say they were foolproof, but really, they kind of turn out differently every time you make them. Most of the time (like, 98.8% of the time) they taste delicious and amazing…but then there’s other times where something like this happens:
Though, in defense of the recipe, I’m pretty sure I must have measured something wrong. Which is entirely likely, since all my 1 cup measuring cups were dirty, and I was determined to use 1/4 and 1/3 cups instead…and I tend to get distracted easily.
But don’t let that deter you. These cookies are so good. And even though I usually just like using butter in cookies, the shortening is essential to the success of these cookies — and not just any shortening. It has to be butter flavored shortening.
I made these cookies using the Hamilton Beach Soft Scrape 6 Speed Hand Mixer. It is the BEST hand mixer I’ve ever used. Most other hand mixers we’ve owned have been kind of cheap, but this one feels really solid, and mixes things up really fast. The best part are the soft scrap beaters, which makes mixing even easier. I was sent this mixer from Hamilton Beach to try out, and I’m a huge fan.
We were also sent the Hamilton Beach 6 Speed Stand Mixer, which is really nice as well. It has the same mixing power as a KitchenAid, but at a lot more affordable price. If you are a baker, definitely consider buying one of these (especially the hand mixer. I can’t talk about it enough!) These would be a great Mother’s Day Gift. And…if you’re feeling lucky, you can enter the giveaway below to win one of these!
Anyways, these cookies are easy to throw together. You don’t need to chill the dough at all, and they are really tasty. Forrest said that the taste is pretty unique (but delicious), and I think it’s the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I’ve ever tried. I hope you enjoy them!
My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe (and Giveaway!)
- 1 cup butter flavored Crisco
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 12 oz. bag milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream first five ingredients until light and fluffy (about 30 seconds).
- Add dry ingredients and chocolate chips and mix into creamed mixture.
- Place by the tablespoon on an ungreased cookie sheet or silicone baking mat.
- Bake 8-10 minutes.
- Let cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes, and then transfer to paper towels to cool completely.
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.
D SCHMIDT says
My favorite baked good is definitely oatmeal raisin cookies.
Kate F. says
Cookies are my favorite baked good.
Darlene Wright says
Coconut Sheet Cake!~
Christie Ferguson says
I have a MAJOR sweet tooth but my favorite of all baked goods are cookies–especially oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip. Peanut butter are good too! And Gingersnaps too. 🙂
Those all sound delicious to me!
lemon meringue pie thanks jfor the giveaway
Brownies are my favorite bakes good, but I also like breads because the kids get a kick out of watching it rise.
Cakes are my favorite baked goods.
Cindy A. says
Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful giveaway. My favorite is a simple chocolate cake. 🙂
I like a variety of baked goods but if I had to choose one it would be chocolate chip cookies with walnuts.
Jessie Hansen says
Donuts are the best. We eat them every time we go grocery shopping. it’s a guilty pleasure for us all.
First, if I win the giveaway, pick someone else, because I am hosting the same giveaway on my blog. 🙂 But I just had to say hello because I am also a graduate of the Communications program at BYU–except 20 years ago! And I live in Colorado! Where the altitude contributes to more cookie failures than I would like to admit! 🙂
So fun to meet other BYU Comms alumni — especially if you are from the same state as me! And seriously, altitude is the worst for baking! 🙂
Joanne Gregory says
I has to be chocolate chip cookies!
Tina R. says
I Love fresh baked Bread! But as far as sweets go, I have to have my two favorites together Chocolate Chip cookie topped Brownie!
Nicole L says
My favorite baked goods are paleo desserts.
Katelyn F says
Oh, it’s always a good day for a brownie!!
I love baking homemade bread.
Tina Mercado says
favorite is chocolate chip
Sarah Grace says
I know this might be a pretty common answer, but I love a good homemade banana bread.
patty watson says
chocolate chip cookies,angel food cake…
Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas says
Cookies or Choffy Chocolate Cake.
Choffy Chocolate cake — that sounds interesting!
Margot C says
I love to make cupcakes
My favorite baked good is Bacchini Bread. And of course chocolate chip cookies.
That sounds interesting! I’d love to get that recipe!
Jessie C. says
I like dark chocolate pecan brownies.
Those sound delightful!
Cooper Lachelle says
My favorite cookies are the BISCOTTI
I love Brownies and Cookies!
Karen D says
Sweet, my favorite is pound cake. For not-sweet, homemade bread.
Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet says
I love chocolate chip cookies with walnuts!
tara pittman says
I love making cookies and pizza.
I love baking cheesecake. Fun to bake and yummy to eat. 🙂
carol clark says
love coconut pie i make it all the time i just love it
Shana E. says
I love chocolate chip cookies!
Jenny Scheldberg says
I have a hankering for some turtle cheesecake!
Julie Wood says
My favorite Baked good is Homemade Cinnamon Rolls. I could eat them every night! I think your cookies look so delicious!
chocolate chip cookies!
Bridget T. says
I love chocolate chip cookies. They are my favorite. These sound delicious!
Michele Gehman says
Carrot or banana cake with cream cheese icing.
Sara W. says
These cookies look so chewy and delicious!
Teri Melton says
I love a simple cinnamon coffee cake. While I do love cookies and plan to try this one, there is something so fast and easy about throwing a coffee cake together and baking it all at once.
That sounds absolutely delicious!
Rachel Reece says
Cookies are my fave! Would love to win the mixer!
Carol J. says
I like cake best.
Lauren Parsley says
My favorite baked goods are brownies! I just love brownies!
Brownies are delicious! I love cookies and brownies combined — have you ever had those? So yummy!
Those look yummy.
Those cookies look yummy!
Carla S says
My favorite baked good is iced lemon sugar cookies.
Those sound delightful!
Katie's mom says
Okay sweetie, now that I see the pictures of the cookie fail I can see that you either used way too much sugar or left out the flour. The other cookies do look perfect though so I’d say the most important step in making these cookies is not to get distracted! Was Jack helping??! (Be sure and give him a big hug from Grammy!)
I know I didn’t leave out the flour (they would have been really sticky don’t you think) but I definitely think I mismeasured. Jack was helping, so that must have distracted me 😉 I’m glad the second ones turned out though. I was so nervous the whole time they were cooking!
Chocolate Chip cookies are my hands down favorite!
Definitely, chocolate chip cookies are my favorite baked good. I like banana bread also, but chocolate chip cookies are the best.
Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen says
In any healthy lifestyle or diet there needs to be room for chocolate chip cookies!!
Amen to that!
Believe it or not….chocolate chip cookies!
I believe it!
Cynthia G says
I like making pound cake 😉
Nothing better than a good ol’ pound cake!
I love snickerdoodle cookies!
My favorite baked goods are cookies.
My favorite is apple pie
haha I can’t believe how they turned out! I’m glad they turned out better the second go around 🙂
Rusty H says
My favorite baked goods: Let’s see . . . cookies . . . no wait, cake . . . oh, maybe a nice soft bread. Hmmm . . . what a dilemma.
I like the specs on the hand mixer and at a great price. Their stand mixers are very economically priced. Thanks for the giveaway.