This is my recipe that won the local Wal*Mart Cookie Bake Off in Napoleon, Ohio this year.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl , cream the vegetable shortening and the two sugars. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.

  • Fold in the chocolate chips and the nuts. Cover and chill for 2 to 3 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Drop cookie by teaspoonfuls onto shiny lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes and transfer to wire racks to cool. Take out of oven when lightly colored - they will darken after being taken off cookie sheet.

Nutrition Facts

315 calories; 19.8 g total fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 143 mg sodium. 34 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2012
I used half butter, half butter flavored shortening and because I did not have any walnuts, I omitted them. 1 1/3 cups chocolate chips wasn't near enough it seemed, I threw in the rest of the bag. I did not chill the dough, I baked it right out of the mixer bowl. My cookies were on the bigger size--I packed my cookie scoop quite full. Mine were done baking at 11 minutes. I let them cool on the cookie sheet for a couple minutes before pulling them off with the spatula and letting them cool on the kitchen counter. These turned out just as chocolate chip cookies should. No complaints. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/13/2007
They didn't turn out. The batter was all dry-it didn't look right. I tried two recipes and neither of them worked. Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2012
I used half butter, half butter flavored shortening and because I did not have any walnuts, I omitted them. 1 1/3 cups chocolate chips wasn't near enough it seemed, I threw in the rest of the bag. I did not chill the dough, I baked it right out of the mixer bowl. My cookies were on the bigger size--I packed my cookie scoop quite full. Mine were done baking at 11 minutes. I let them cool on the cookie sheet for a couple minutes before pulling them off with the spatula and letting them cool on the kitchen counter. These turned out just as chocolate chip cookies should. No complaints. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2012
I used half butter, half butter flavored shortening and because I did not have any walnuts, I omitted them. 1 1/3 cups chocolate chips wasn't near enough it seemed, I threw in the rest of the bag. I did not chill the dough, I baked it right out of the mixer bowl. My cookies were on the bigger size--I packed my cookie scoop quite full. Mine were done baking at 11 minutes. I let them cool on the cookie sheet for a couple minutes before pulling them off with the spatula and letting them cool on the kitchen counter. These turned out just as chocolate chip cookies should. No complaints. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2012
I'm not sure what makes these different but they are really good! Loved the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2005
I love this recipe. These are the only chocolate chip cookies that I make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2004
This has to be the best ever chocolate chip cookie recipe I have ever used. Have been using it for 3 years now. Simple easy to follow recipe and the results are delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2008
Was unsure of them at first because I'm used to using butter in my cookies. After making them I decided to use another recipe and ended up back at this one. These are what a true chocolate chunk cookie should look like. Hubby loved them too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2008
I'm glad I gave this one a try because I would have missed out if I didn't! I had to make a couple substitutions because I didn't have walnuts on hand but instead had almonds. Because I put the almonds in I threw about 1 1/2 tsp. orange extract into the batter along with the vanilla and a little additional salt (about 1/2 tsp) for some flavor. Everyone loved them. I think that because of the lack of flavor in the shortening it allowed the orange to really come through and the texture of shortening cookies is completely different than those made with butter (I'd never made shortening cookies before). These remind me more of a scone... sort of dry and crumbly but so good with coffee or tea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Comment from Japan. I' so happy to get such a really nice recipe! It is very easy and good taste. I had cooked 3 times with this recipe already and I'm sure that I will cook it with the same recipe more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I loved these cookies Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
My family LOOOOOVED these cookies! The first time I baked them I added a little bit of water because the dough seemed a little dry. They were a big hit! The second time I used butter instead of shortening to try to avoid some of the trans fat... they were not nearly as good. This is a great recipe! Thanks Pam! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/13/2007
They didn't turn out. The batter was all dry-it didn't look right. I tried two recipes and neither of them worked. Read More
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