Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love having visitors in my home. I always try and make them feel as welcome as possible, and I find that supplying guests with good food and drink always makes them want to come back for more. If you were to come to my home I'd have a batch of these chocolate chip cookies ready and waiting for you. Unfortunately, since this is online and not my real home, I can do the second best thing and give you the recipe. Hands down, these are the best soft batch chocolate chip cookies I have ever had and get compliments and requests for them at every gathering or holiday function. Enjoy!

soft batch chocolate chip cookies


1/2 cup butter *real butter, not a spread*  
1/2 cup Crisco Butter Flavor Shortening
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1- 12oz package semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups all-purpose flour

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine soften butter with shortening, sugar and brown sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually add flour mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Scoop a little more than a tablespoon into the palm of your hand and roll into a nice tight ball about an inch and a half in diameter. (I don't drop them onto a cookie sheet by the spoonful. They bake much better when rolled into a ball.)
  3. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 min. Note: I take them out of the oven before they start to turn dark! (I usually pull them out right at 9 minutes. They don't look done, but they will finish baking on the cookie sheet once it's removed from the oven.) Do not double this recipe, or they will not bake soft. You can also make this recipe for bars too. Spread dough into greased 9x13 inch pan. Bake them at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 15-20 minutes.
Tip: I don't use a cookie scoop. My sister in law did and her cookies turned out flat. I like to scoop out about a tablespoons worth of the dough, then roll it into a tight ball into the palms of my hands and then bake, like so:


  1. These look yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Following you back from the hop on GFC and on Twitter. Thanks so much for stopping by!


  2. I am blog hopping & following you from Katherine's Corner. Growing Old With Grace Hugs, GraceinAZ

  3. Those look yummy and thanks for the warning about not doubling, that is an important note!

  4. The cookies look yummy! I think baking makes a fun activity to do with young children.


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