My mom has made this our family's favorite cookie. Her husband, children, and grandchildren all enjoy its exceptional, mouth-watering flavor. This is a classic from our family to yours.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • Cream butter, shortening, both sugars, egg, and vanilla in an electric mixer until fluffy.

  • Stir in sifted dry ingredients.

  • Add chocolate chips and walnuts.

  • Drop by teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden.

Nutrition Facts

357.7 calories; 3 g protein; 34.9 g carbohydrates; 35.8 mg cholesterol; 214.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (23)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2007
I'm known in my family for being "adventerous" when it comes to food and luckily this time I was. This proved to be a great recipe despite all the reviews and my children got hooked on it! I glazed the cookies with vanilla glaze (normally meant for bundt cakes) and did use 2 cups of flour as other reviwers suggested. The amount of shortening and butter was fine considering I used a light subsitute but I don't really think that made a difference because the batch I made for the kids used classic butter and they loved it! Also instead of chopped walnuts I used ground walnuts no one in my family being big on nuts! If these cookies didn't work the first time I would consider trying them again with the recommended changes and I can assure you your whle family will be begging for more! Thanks Stacy Mae Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2010
My husband loves chocolate chip cookies and this recipe has potential if you cut out the butter flavored shortening used 1 1/2 cups of flour add 1/4 tsp. of cream of tartar and bake these at 350 for 10 minutes vs. 375 - you'll have a much better experience..... Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2007
I'm known in my family for being "adventerous" when it comes to food and luckily this time I was. This proved to be a great recipe despite all the reviews and my children got hooked on it! I glazed the cookies with vanilla glaze (normally meant for bundt cakes) and did use 2 cups of flour as other reviwers suggested. The amount of shortening and butter was fine considering I used a light subsitute but I don't really think that made a difference because the batch I made for the kids used classic butter and they loved it! Also instead of chopped walnuts I used ground walnuts no one in my family being big on nuts! If these cookies didn't work the first time I would consider trying them again with the recommended changes and I can assure you your whle family will be begging for more! Thanks Stacy Mae Read More
(24)
Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2010
My husband loves chocolate chip cookies and this recipe has potential if you cut out the butter flavored shortening used 1 1/2 cups of flour add 1/4 tsp. of cream of tartar and bake these at 350 for 10 minutes vs. 375 - you'll have a much better experience..... Read More
(45)
Rating: 1 stars
12/04/2003
This cookie recipe had way too little flour for the amount of shortening and butter. My first batch was very greasy and dark brown. I added more flour and the rest of my cookies were really good. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/24/2007
These aren't cookies! They're chips! They're literally chips like potato chips! You could add a cup more flour to the recipe if you want cookies instead of chips. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2007
I'm known in my family for being "adventerous" when it comes to food and luckily this time I was. This proved to be a great recipe despite all the reviews and my children got hooked on it! I glazed the cookies with vanilla glaze (normally meant for bundt cakes) and did use 2 cups of flour as other reviwers suggested. The amount of shortening and butter was fine considering I used a light subsitute but I don't really think that made a difference because the batch I made for the kids used classic butter and they loved it! Also instead of chopped walnuts I used ground walnuts no one in my family being big on nuts! If these cookies didn't work the first time I would consider trying them again with the recommended changes and I can assure you your whle family will be begging for more! Thanks Stacy Mae Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2010
I've been making choc chip cookies for many years. My recipe is almost exactly like this one but I only use 1/2 cup shortening in mine. Just omit the butter and then they will be perfect:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/12/2005
more flour needed! I used 2 cups and they turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/20/2009
Needs more flour! The cookies just melted all over the pan... there was nothing to hold it together! Read More
(13)
Rating: 1 stars
12/23/2007
I agree needs more flour. First batch was a big blob that ended up in the garbage. I added 1 more cup of flour and it was fine. I should have read the review prior to attempting. Read More
(13)
Rating: 2 stars
04/29/2009
These cookies were all right. They came out way to greasy. You could see the butter on the sulferized paper. And I agree with the other people: there wasn't enough flour. Read More
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