03 December 2012

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

                                  Recipe adapted from The Big Green Bowl

Chocolate Chip Cookies
A Picture can say a thousand words and boy this picture told me to make these cookies a.s.a.p.  Click here to see the picture.  Now everyone knows I love Toll House and thought they were the best.  After trying this recipe I have decided to add it to my TOP 10 favorites.  This cookie is delicious and I think I need to make both and do a blind taste test.  It is too hard.  The only thing I changed is I reduced the granulated sugar a little, it was a little sweet for me.  After I had made a change to the Nestle's recipe, I used half shortening and half butter and was happy with the texture and they always taste delicious.    My boys loved the cookies

Preheat 375-F degree's  
  Makes 48 Cookies

2/3 cup vegetable shortening
2/3 cup butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
8 oz. pkg. chocolate chips
1/2 seasonal colored M&M's
Beat together shortening, butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix flour, soda and salt with a whisk. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Stir in the m&m's, nuts and chips.


  1. I always enjoy finding different chocolate chip cookie recipes. I like that you added the festive M&M's to these and that there are walnuts in them. They look wonderful.

  2. Thank you so much, Rhonda! I'm so pleased you tried and loved the cookies. When I found this recipe about 15 years ago, I never went back to any other recipe. Yours looks wonderful and I will have to try reducing the sugar too!

  3. Thanks Paula and Michael Ann, I love it when I try a new recipe and it becomes my new favorite. It is the reason I love blogging, hoping to find the BEST RECIPES.