Absolutely the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies


These chocolate chip cookies are a secret family recipe. Everyone who tries them begs for more. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
24 cookies
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  • 1 cup butter flavored shortening

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons Mexican vanilla extract

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips


  1. Gather all ingredients.

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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 cookie sheets.

  3. Cream together butter-flavored shortening, brown sugar, and white sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition; stir in vanilla.

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  4. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl; gradually stir into creamed mixture.

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    Overhead of a mixed cookie dough resting in a bowl.

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  5. Fold in chocolate chips until well combined.

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  6. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.

    Chocolate chip cookie dough being spooned on a baking sheet in small circles.

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  7. Bake in the preheated oven until light brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Editor's Note

Mexican vanilla extract can be found in Mexican grocery stores. If you can't find it, feel free to substitute regular vanilla extract.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
14g Fat
28g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 25mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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