The Ultimate Chocolate Chip cookies 

 Originally Written: March 14, 2009

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on March 31, 2009 by Hanna Trafford

The Ultimate Chocolate Chip cookies
The Ultimate Chocolate Chip cookies

I already know that people who know me will be surprised that I am posting this recipe. These cookies are somewhat famous – everyone loves them and they always turn out!

They are really easy to make and as with other recipes, I am adding couple of variations below the instructions.

First – couple of points that will make this recipe a success for you:

  • Don’t touch the dough with your hands – only to flatten the cookies after you put them on a cookies sheet. The warmth of your hands will effect the ingredients
  • Make sure the dough is very crumbly – add more flour if you need to. The less sticky and more crumbly the dough is, the chewier the cookies will be
  • Let cookies cool down on the cookie sheet – don’t try to lift them up while they are still hot (unless you want to have a good excuse to eat one, then just do it and say : ooops – that one broke!
  • If you want to keep your cookies soft, put them into a Ziploc bag while they are still warm and close the bag
  • If you want to refresh cookies you made few days ago, use the Ziploc bag as well and put them into a microwave for 15-20 seconds and let the bag cool down for couple of minutes after

Here is the recipe:

Put into large mixing bowl:

1 cup of Golden Crisco

1-1/2 cups of dark brown sugar

1 tablespoon of vanilla

Beat with electric mixer until evenly blended to consistent texture


2 eggs

And beat until until eggs are totally blended in


2-1/2 to 2-3/4 cups of flour

1-1/2 teaspoons of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 to 1-1/2 cups of jumbo chocolate chips (the amount depends on how chocolatey you want your cookies to be

Now – this is important: with wooden spoon, mix all ingredients together until thoroughly blended. Again – do not use your hands to do this! This is the “hard labour”part of the recipe, but believe me – it is worth it!

Once all ingredients are mixed well, use tablespoon to start putting cookie dough on the baking sheet – using tablespoon will allow you to make them all a consistent size. Place dough on the sheet and gently press down with the back of the spoon. Place them about 1-1/2 inches apart since they will spread a bit during baking.

Bake at 365F for about 15 minutes – check bottom of the cookies after this time and if you see that it is turning golden, you can take them out of the oven. If you like them darker, leave in for another few minutes. Just a little note – the darker they are, the harder they will be.

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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