Chocolate Chip Cookies

To be completely honest, my favorite cookie is actually Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, but I still like chocolate chip cookies none-the-less!

Wednesdays at Home

Of all the things I cook or bake, Kyle’s favorite is chocolate chip cookies.  I am not sure where this recipe originated from, but it has been a favorite in our family for years.  The cookies consistently end up perfectly soft and chewy.  Almost every time I make a batch someone asks me for the recipe — so it is getting posted on the blog for easy access!



  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 bag chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream shortening, margarine and sugar.
  3. Mix in eggs and vanilla.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  5. Cool in fridge for 2+ hours.
  6. Scoop onto cookie sheet or roll into balls.
  7. Bake 8-10 minutes.
  8. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan.

This was my little helper the last time I made chocolate chip cookies (or…

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