This is one of our favorite soft cookies, which my husband loves. I got this from a friend many years back and have made it often.

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

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  • Mix sugar and shortening until smooth and fluffy. Beat eggs and add baking soda which has been dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water.

  • Sift flour and salt together and add to the creamed mixture. Add vanilla and fold in nuts and chocolate chips.

  • Drop by spoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

329.6 calories; 3.8 g protein; 37.5 g carbohydrates; 20.7 mg cholesterol; 212.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (93)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2003
Hi Sandy! Delicious choc chip cookies. Very soft, and very yummy! I'm only 15 and a first time 'from scratch' cook, so considering that it did take me awhile to make everything. Instead of shortening I used butter, which gave a great flavour. Note: To anyone that substitutes butter for shortening - leave it out for 1-2 hours! I made the mistake of leaving it out for 15 mins, and it took me ages to mix the sugar and butter. Lol. Overall though, the turnout was fantastic; everyone in the family loved it! Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/12/2003
HORRIBLE DISGUSTING RECIPE. THE COOKIES WERE THE WORST EVER. DO NOT TRY THIS RECIPE!!!!!!!!!! I AM ANGRY THAT I WASTED ALL THE INGREDIENTS FOR IT. Read More
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104 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 61
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 15
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2003
Hi Sandy! Delicious choc chip cookies. Very soft, and very yummy! I'm only 15 and a first time 'from scratch' cook, so considering that it did take me awhile to make everything. Instead of shortening I used butter, which gave a great flavour. Note: To anyone that substitutes butter for shortening - leave it out for 1-2 hours! I made the mistake of leaving it out for 15 mins, and it took me ages to mix the sugar and butter. Lol. Overall though, the turnout was fantastic; everyone in the family loved it! Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
(74)
Rating: 1 stars
06/12/2003
HORRIBLE DISGUSTING RECIPE. THE COOKIES WERE THE WORST EVER. DO NOT TRY THIS RECIPE!!!!!!!!!! I AM ANGRY THAT I WASTED ALL THE INGREDIENTS FOR IT. Read More
(81)
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2003
Hi Sandy! Delicious choc chip cookies. Very soft, and very yummy! I'm only 15 and a first time 'from scratch' cook, so considering that it did take me awhile to make everything. Instead of shortening I used butter, which gave a great flavour. Note: To anyone that substitutes butter for shortening - leave it out for 1-2 hours! I made the mistake of leaving it out for 15 mins, and it took me ages to mix the sugar and butter. Lol. Overall though, the turnout was fantastic; everyone in the family loved it! Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
(74)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2002
This was really really yummy!! It was very soft, but still held it's shape. I hate when cookies flatten out while cooking. This cookie held up wonderfully, and my 4 children "LOVED" them. This is one I will make over and over. THANK YOU Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2002
Very easy to make. Finally a really good soft chocolate chip cookie. Read More
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
11/08/2005
These are ok. They are definitely soft cookies but they are also very dry. I have tasted better. They did not spread out very well and stayed small. If you like cookies with a texture more like cake then you will probably like these. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2003
These cookies turned out differently than I expected. I thought they would be more cake-like. However my entire family loved them! I used butter-flavored shortening. I also rolled the dough into balls then very slightly flattened them before baking. The cookies looked beautiful! They browned nicely but were still very soft. They looked like beautiful bakery cookies but tasted much better! My six-year old daughter asked for this recipe to be added to the cookbook we are making for her. It is definitely a "keeper" recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/01/2003
Yuck! I give credit for the fact that they are indeed chewy. They have no flavor except that of shortening. I'll stick with my tried and true! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/13/2006
Because this recipe does not call for any white sugar the cookies come out rather bland. It really isn't sweet at all even with the vanilla and chocolate chips. The walnuts give it an extra crunch but there isn't much to this cookie. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2002
Really good! Wasnt too hard to make but the ingredients were a bit hard to come by... They stay soft for a long time! It's great! Read More
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