This recipe has become a cherished family favorite, and it all began in 1965 with my older brother's 2nd grade teacher sharing it with our mother. Melt-in-your-mouth good! At holiday time, add festive sprinkles on top while chocolate is still soft. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Servings:
40
Yield:
40 cookies
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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Cream together the butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla.

  • Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add to sugar mixture and mix well, being careful not to over mix.

  • Drop heaping teaspoonfuls of dough on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten each with the tines of a fork (dip fork into small bowl of water so that dough doesn't stick to fork). Do this once or twice, depending on the size of cookie and fork.

  • Bake for 13 to 15 minutes. After each pan is removed from oven, carefully place 5 or 6 chocolate chips on top of each cookie while they are still hot. When chocolate is glossy and soft, spread with knife.

Nutrition Facts

107 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 12.5g; fat 6.1g; cholesterol 6.1mg; sodium 32.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2006
I think that these turned out great! I didn't modify the ingredients at all, but I did modify the process of making them. I flattened them with my hand and then used a round cookie cutter to shape each cookie. During the last 5 minutes of baking I carefully placed the chocolate chips on the cookies to ensure that they were melted so they would spread evenly. Doing it this way takes a little more time but I think the end result is worth it (as you can tell by the photo). I am going to try these in heart shapes and maybe use mint or orange extract instead of vanilla for Valentines day for my son's 2nd grade class. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2004
I am wondering if there is a "liquid" ingredient missing. The dough was much too dry? I tried adding two eggs and the cookies came out all right but only took about 7 minutes to cook. Thanks! Read More
(15)
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2006
I think that these turned out great! I didn't modify the ingredients at all, but I did modify the process of making them. I flattened them with my hand and then used a round cookie cutter to shape each cookie. During the last 5 minutes of baking I carefully placed the chocolate chips on the cookies to ensure that they were melted so they would spread evenly. Doing it this way takes a little more time but I think the end result is worth it (as you can tell by the photo). I am going to try these in heart shapes and maybe use mint or orange extract instead of vanilla for Valentines day for my son's 2nd grade class. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2007
My children and I made it for our school's annual Heritage Day. It was so easy! My kids said it was one of the best cookies they have ever had. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2004
This cookie was extremely easy to make and turned out wonderful. I found it easier to use your hands to scoop the dough versus using teaspoons. And because the dough was a little crumbly I added 1/4 cup water. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2007
I thought these turned out lovely and tasty. The second time I made them I used milk chocolate instead of semi sweet and melted the chocolate separately before spreading it on the cookies. That was much less messy and made a prettier cookie. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2004
I am wondering if there is a "liquid" ingredient missing. The dough was much too dry? I tried adding two eggs and the cookies came out all right but only took about 7 minutes to cook. Thanks! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2010
Very good however it would be wise to mention in the description that these do come out dry; people tend to forget that cookies from Holland or Germany usually come that way (they love their shortbread). Other than that this is good. I'm eating them with a cup of milk and it's perfect the dryness does not bother me. Cheers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2009
I was searching for new Christmas cookies recipes and came across this one. It has become our favorite. I double the recipe and then give them out to only best friends the rest we keep for ourselves! My grandson and I decorate the chocolate after it has melted and they look great. Very tasty and everyone who tries them really likes them too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2005
This will be a favorite for my family for years to come! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2010
Thank you:) Read More
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