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Granny’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

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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