The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!

The daughter is visiting, and she brought her Southern Living Incredible Cookies Cookbook with her. She had told me that the chocolate chip cookie recipe in there beat the one on the back of the Nestle bag, the Tollhouse recipe, but I doubted her. As of today, I am a believer! We used my new cookie scoop instead of making the cookies jumbo-sized. Here’s the recipe:


1/2 c. butter or margarine, softened

1/2 c. shortening

1 c. firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 c. sugar

2 large eggs

2 t. vanilla extract

2 and 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

1 t. baking soda

1/2 t. salt

2 c. (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate morsels

1 c. chopped pecans

Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugars, beating well. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well.

Combine flour, soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Stir in chocolate morsels and pecans.

Drop by scant 1/4 cupfuls onto ungreased baking sheets; flatten each cookie into a 3 1/2″ circl, making sure flattened cookies are 2 inches apart.

Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Cool slightly on baking sheets; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: 2 dozen



5 Responses to “The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!”

  1. 1 Tena January 27, 2008 at 3:29 am

    Thank you so much for sharing, Becky! I will try these soon. I’ll let you know how they turn out.
    God bless you!

  2. 2 Becky January 27, 2008 at 10:24 am

    I hope you like these as well as we did, Tena. It’s good to hear from you!

  3. 3 Beth January 27, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    They sound yummy! I will have to try them. Hope to see you soon

  4. 4 Becky January 27, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    We’ll be at Jill’s next weekend so I can be there when her choir sings “Beautiful Savior.” See you then!

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