This recipe was such a hit when I was at college, my roommates still call and ask for it. You may add more chocolate chips if you really like chocolate!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
84
Yield:
7 dozen
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Ingredients

84
Original recipe yields 84 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • In a large bowl, cream together margarine, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to egg mixture, and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Instead of just dropping them onto the cookie sheet, I roll the cookies into balls - it makes them all look very uniform and nice!

  • Bake in preheated oven for 12 to15 minutes, or until light brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

191 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 26.6g; fat 9.2g; cholesterol 8.9mg; sodium 169mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2007
I love this recipe! I have made it so many times, and it is always a huge hit! I think that butter works much, much better than margerane. Also, I double the vanilla. I defanatly give this 5 stars Great! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2008
These were so so - a good "basic" recipe for chocolate chip cookies. A little bland but still good. I was hoping for a softer chewier cookie... my batch was HARD (I DON'T like hard cookies - reminds me of the "processed" packaged Keebler cookies sold at the supermarket). I think reducing the baking time to 8 min. per another reviewer's suggestion (I baked mine for 12-13 min.) would help. I used butter (unsalted) in lieu of margarine and I too felt that the dough was stiff (I had to incorporate the choc. chips by hand). Next time I'll zap individual cookies in the microwave for a few seconds to soften them (my bf did this and it worked well). The one thing I really liked about this recipe was Jaylor's suggestion to roll the cookies into balls. By doing this every cookie turned out even and uniform (one of the pluses of the recipe!). Try serving these with hot chocolate (which is another option for softening them when dunked). Thanks! Read More
(10)
118 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 86
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2007
I love this recipe! I have made it so many times, and it is always a huge hit! I think that butter works much, much better than margerane. Also, I double the vanilla. I defanatly give this 5 stars Great! Read More
(41)
Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2006
Pretty good.Most members of my family loved them but the taste of margarine was a bit strong.We are used to the taste of butter so since the texture of these cookies is great I will make again using only butter next time! Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2008
I bake cookies for our insurance business. We give a bag of cookies to every customer that comes by our office or that we visit in person. I wanted something besides the standard "Toll-House" cookie so I tried this recipe. Huge hit! I have officially change to this recipe instead. It makes a big batch which I like because I can freeze the extras which by the way they freeze well too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2007
Love these cookies! I halved the recipe because I didn't have a bigger bowl. Used butter instead of margarine. I think this improves the taste. Instead of 1 1/2 cup of butter I used 1 cup. I also reduced the sugars to 1 cup each. Cookies bake soft at 15 minutes in the oven. If you prefer crunchy cookies try baking them for 17-18 mins. Excellent taste either way! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2006
I absoultley LOVE these cookies. Im only sixteen and whenever family comes over for christmas or thanksgiving there like Alyson where are your cookies? or they will call and ask me to make them my whole family LOVES THEM. Thanks sooo much I put extra Vanilla in it makes it taste bettter Thanks soooo much Jaylor:) x0x -ALYSON Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2008
These were so so - a good "basic" recipe for chocolate chip cookies. A little bland but still good. I was hoping for a softer chewier cookie... my batch was HARD (I DON'T like hard cookies - reminds me of the "processed" packaged Keebler cookies sold at the supermarket). I think reducing the baking time to 8 min. per another reviewer's suggestion (I baked mine for 12-13 min.) would help. I used butter (unsalted) in lieu of margarine and I too felt that the dough was stiff (I had to incorporate the choc. chips by hand). Next time I'll zap individual cookies in the microwave for a few seconds to soften them (my bf did this and it worked well). The one thing I really liked about this recipe was Jaylor's suggestion to roll the cookies into balls. By doing this every cookie turned out even and uniform (one of the pluses of the recipe!). Try serving these with hot chocolate (which is another option for softening them when dunked). Thanks! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2009
OK I am finally going to say to the world that THIS IS THE BEST RECIPE EVER!! I have used this for 2 years now. I have never failed! It is no fail. I've made these with both margarine and butter. I perfer butter(salted). I also double and alittle more on the vanilla. I only use real vanilla not imatation! Yuck! Everyone loves my cookies and I have won 2 bake-offs. (With co-workers.) I am super excited to share my thoughts on this recipe as I LOVE IT!! I only cook these for 9-12 minutes depending on my oven. Also if your cookies are coming out flat the dough is in need of refridgeration!! Just chill it for about 10-15 minutes I just keep it in the fridge. Also I have been know to double or triple my CHOCOLATE CHIPS too!! I hope you love this as much as I do! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2004
I have been making these cookies for several years and always get rave reviews!!! They are delicious!!! The recipes does yield a lot but I have never had a problem getting rid of them!! I have always made them exactly like the recipe for a softer cookie reduce the cooking time. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2009
Mmmmmm! They turned out with an absolutely perfect texture. Very soft just the way we like them. Thanks! Read More
(7)
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