July 21, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies, a bigger batch...

Let's face it, it is hard to beat the good old Toll House recipe for chocolate chip cookies. I have used it for years and really, I have not been tempted to try any other recipe. Until now. Someone gave me this recipe and it appealed to me in two ways. Basically, it is the Toll House recipe, the way that I make them, half butter, half shortening. Second, it increased those ingredients to make a bigger batch, ie. three cups of flour, instead of two and a quarter. I tried them and I now think this is the best chocolate chip cookie I have ever made. I know it is hard to stray from the tried and true, but I do not think you will regret trying this version. I use the larger cookie scoop and bake them for fourteen minutes...stick with the recipe time for the normal size cookie scoop. Don't they look amazing?

2/3 c. shortening
2/3 c. butter (not margarine)
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c. chopped nuts(optional)
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix thoroughly first 6 ingredients. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop on greased baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes about seven dozen. This recipe can be doubled.


  1. I'm passing this on to our resident baker~he loves to make cookies.

    They look yummy!

  2. Roseanna
    You know I am a bad girl... I just have to admit that I just came over for some cokkies :)

    No not really, I came by to thank you for your visit to my place and thank you for your great company :)

    Thank you for letting me pig out on your cookies and run :)

  3. Looks delicious! I'll have to try these this weekend. :-)

    Have a wonderful Tuesday!

  4. Ok you sold me...off to write this one down and try it! I too am a chocolate chip cookie lover! Your photo looks amazing. Thank you so much for visiting me the other day! Have a great weekend. xoxoxo

  5. Yum - my favorite kind of cookie!

  6. You had me at "chocolate chip"... my all time favorite cookie. Thanks for sharing the receipe.
    Hugs, Sherry

  7. I should have never come here just before bedtime... now I need a snack. Those cookies look yummy.


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