Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Glenda and I are from different sides of the spectrum when it comes to cooking. I am a true Southern cook who loves butter and bacon, Glenda is a Vegetarian and concentrates on nutrition.

This week I will be sharing a traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe, something that we grew up with as kids. Glenda has shared a healthier option.

Whether you are looking for something traditional or something more nutritional, these are both great recipes to share with the kids.

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sweet Glory of Ruby


  • 3/4 Cup Crisco Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cupsAll Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 (6 oz.) package semi-sweet  or milk chocolate chips (1 cup)
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans (optional)


  1. HEAT oven to 375ºF.
  2. COMBINE shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat in egg. Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into shortening mixture until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  3. DROP by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet.
  4. BAKE 8 to 10 minutes for chewy cookies, or 11 to 13 minutes for crisp cookies. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet on a cooling rack. Remove cookies to rack to cool completely.

* If nuts are omitted, add an additional 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Creative Commons License photo credit: findfado


  1. This is my very favorite cookie recipe and when I make them they don't last long. But then what food does last with 3 teen aged boys.

  2. JessicaSuarez says:

    Sounds just like my nanny's recipe, but her's has nutmeg & not nuts because I don't like them!

  3. I've never tried nutmeg in my chocolate chip cookies, maybe I will on the next batch. Thanks for the idea!

  4. yep, about a dozen a piece. With 5 kids, nothing stays around long here!

  5. JessicaSuarez says:

    Your welcome,

    I happen to think nutmeg enhances the flavor of chocolate, much the same way
    that coffee does! Its a great spice!


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