Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies

cookiesI shared earlier this week that sometimes you just need a legit, real sugar, real butter chocolate chip cookie! And I wholeheartedly believe it’s true. Now, I don’t eat them a ton. In fact, it’s been over 6 months since I eve made these last. I only make them when there are others who want to eat them, and that’s fairly rare. My hubby isn’t a big cookie guy, leaving Maddy and I to eat all of them. That’s not a good scenario. Haha!

Anyway, on to the recipe!

Chocolate Chip Cookies (see here if you use Plan to Eat: and let’s share recipes while you’re at it!)


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg large
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375*F (175*C).
  2. Mix shortening, butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Stir together until smooth. Add vanilla and egg. Stir until smooth.
  3. In a second bowl, mix dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until well mixed. (If the dough is too soft you can add flour, 1 tablespoon at a time.) Add chocolate chips and stir with a wooden spoon until mixed well.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto cookie sheet; bake 8-12 minutes; cool on wire rack before storing in airtight container.

Recipe source: my Mom’s handwritten recipe book, so who knows where it came from before that! 🙂

Check back next week for a significantly “healthier” cookie recipe that I find myself making quite often!


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