23 January 2012 ~ 7 Comments

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a pretty good chocolate chip cookie recipe that I use on a regular basis, but today I decided to try a new one. I have this great book my Mom got me, which is called Old-Fashioned Cookie Recipes, so I thought I would try out a new one, and I am glad I did.

These delicious little cookies remind me of ones I used to get at “Treats” a coffee/cookie and treats store you find in malls across Canada. This batch is not overly big, but with the number of them that you may want to eat, that’s probably a good thing!

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

3/4 cup shortening

1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar

2 TBSP milk

1 tsp vanilla

1 egg

1 3/4 cups flour

1 tsp salt

3/4 tsp baking soda

1 cup chocolate chips (I used the PC Decadent Milk Chocolate Chips)

1 cup pecans, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl, cream shortening,sugar, milk and vanilla. Add egg and mix. Add flour, salt and baking soda and stir well. Mix in chocolate chips and pecans (if using.) Drop by tablespoonfull onto silicone baking sheets and bake 10 minutes. Serve with milk for dunking! 😉

7 Responses to “The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Sandra 24 January 2012 at 10:35 pm Permalink

    Saw this recipe this morning and decided to make them this morning! Instead had some coloured chipits instead of the chocolate chips and pecans. Turned out absolutely delicious! If I would have known they were so delicious, I would have doubled the batch. Will next time. I made them this morning and almost all are eaten already! Will make these again for sure.

  2. Bonnie 27 January 2012 at 10:00 am Permalink

    Hi There Cat,
    I want to personally thank you for your site, I am no means a baker however your fool proof Banana muffins are a total hit here.
    I am intrigued by your cookie receipe and plan on making them today for the kids… and well me too , who am I kidding…
    I am curious though, can I use something else instead of shortening? Margerine, butter,or oil?

  3. Mike 11 February 2012 at 3:52 am Permalink

    These are lovely moist, warm soft and chewy cookies: delicious! I enjoyed these very well. If anyone wants to see my blog about food and cusuine, it’s on at food-fight-food-fight.blogspot.com
    P.S. The theme for this month is healthy and nutritious foods like salads and soups and budget meals! And yes, I would say you can substitute the shortening, just as long as what ever you use will stick it all together! Butter or margarine will certainly do! 🙂

  4. Catherine Williams 9 May 2012 at 10:39 pm Permalink

    Fantastic chocolate chip cookies I have made these a few time hubby just loves them, also Banana muffins the best I have ever made
    Thank you Cat

  5. mamabear 24 May 2012 at 6:23 am Permalink

    Hi Cat

    These are a huge hit in my house and my neighbourhood too! I make mines very big so use the same amount of mixture but bake half the amount of cookies, my family just love them! and everyone wants the recipe! Which of course I have told them to order your brilliant book it they want it!

  6. Jody 24 November 2012 at 5:14 pm Permalink

    WOW….now that’s a cookie!!!! Well done again Cat. I have tried your banana muffins and they are just like my Grandmother used to make. Just made your ultimate chocolate chip cookies and they are crazy good…


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