Cindy's Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
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Cindy's Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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My husband and two sons try other chocolate chip cookies and tell me there's no comparison with mine. And my husband doesn't even like chocolate! These cookies are nice and crisp, but be sure to not overbake them. —Cindy Utter, Jacksonville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:66 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 66 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 160 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts (dough will be sticky). Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 11 dozen.
Originally published as Cindy's Chocolate Chip Cookies in Country Extra March 1993, p47

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Reviewed Jun. 1, 2015

"Will stick with my 'favorite' recipe of Choc. Chip Cookies. These were 'runny' (I chilled the dough overnight) and not nice looking. They tasted OK while warm.... I followed the recipe given to the nth degree as well!"

Reviewed May. 19, 2015

"I also added an extra cup of flour to a whole batch. Maybe even could have used more ?? Will see how they go over when eating. Good flavor overall. The first pan turned out like chocolate chip crispies....flat as a pancake and crisp rather than chewy (that was when I added the extra flour)."

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"The batter tasted really good! But unfortunately the cookies did not bake well. The tops barely cooked and the bottoms burned up in 8 minutes. So be warned if you make Cindy's cookies don't cook for as long as it says!"

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"Have been baking these since I was a wee lass. My family thinks they're lovely, as do I."

Reviewed Jun. 18, 2014

"Great all-round cookie; however, my husband is stuck on the chocolate chip cookie recipe you make with vanilla instant pudding (that is why it is a 4 out of 5). The cookie is soft and has a good overall texture. I did follow the directions exactly but did cut the recipe in half. The key to the soft cookie is refrigerating it for the hour. I recently made the "copy that" Mrs.Field's chocolate chip cooke and the refrigeration was the secret to her recipe as well."

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