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Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies?! When I got married I made chocolate chip cookies for my new husband after finding out chocolate chip cookies were his favorite cookie. I used the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag and his response was “they’re not my Mom’s chocolate chip cookie”. Of course, my feelings were hurt and I didn’t make him chocolate chip cookies for a while. I eventually asked his Mom for her recipe and have been making her chocolate chip cookies ever since. This is her recipe, which has become a family favorite. I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as we do.

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Granny's Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe, and 499 others, can be found in our cookbook “Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins’ MORE Favorites Recipes” which can be purchased at our Gift Shop.

And if you’re looking for a Colorado getaway, check out our Cascade Luxury Suite at Rocky Mountain Lodge in the mountain community of Cascade, at Pikes Peak, near Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, and Green Mountain Falls.

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Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 8 Minutes
Total Time: 23 Minutes
Servings: 4 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening (Crisco)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 (12-oz) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • Coarse Hawaiian black sea salt (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. 

  2. Cream together shortening and sugars.

  3. Add eggs and vanilla extract

  4. In a medium bowl sift together flour, baking soda, and 1 tsp. salt. Stir into wet ingredients.

  5. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.

  6. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet about 2'inches apart, or use a medium cookie scoop.

  7. Sprinkle lightly with Hawaiian black sea salt, if desired.

  8. Bake 8-10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack.

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  1. Hi Debbie, me and my husband came and stayed at your lodge last year for our vacation. We tried the cookies that you put in our room and it was amazing. After that, we went home and my husband miss the taste of your cookies throughout the year. I’m so glad that I found the recipe on your website, can’t wait to see him try my “Debbie’s cookie” version. Thank you so much for posting this.

  2. Emma, I’m so glad you liked the cookies we provided for you while you stayed here at Rocky Mountain Lodge. And I’m glad you found the recipe and are going to make them for him. Let me know how they turn out, and how hour hubby likes them! You can also purchase our cookbook and have this recipe, and 499 others to try anytime! We would love to have you back again sometime! Blessings, Debbie

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