Dad's Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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My dad, Art Winter, would tuck some of these cookies in the care packages he and my mom sent to me when I was in college.—Art Winter, Trumbull, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 60 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 124 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1 fat

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-11 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Dad's Chocolate Chip Cookies in Taste of Home February/March 1999, p47

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2016

"As I read through the reviews before I made these, I saw one that mentioned a misprint in this recipe. According to the other reviewer, there should be 2/3 cup butter, not 1/3. Thanks for the heads up! I made this with 2/3 cup butter. I thought they turned out great. They have that nice classic chocolate chip cookie flavor and a great texture. I will add this to my cookie recipe collection to try again. This recipe does make quite a few cookies. We used some of the cookies that were left to make ice cream sandwiches!"

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Reviewed Mar. 21, 2016

"These cookies were as hard as rocks not chewy. When I compare this recipe to other cookie recipes, the 1/3 cup butter. 2/3 cup shortning. seems to be half of what would be needed."

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Reviewed Oct. 22, 2014

"Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite and I've been on the search for a great recipe. This is it! Soft and gooey just like the family likes it. I left out the walnuts bc we don't like them in cookie recipes. A must try!"

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Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"I have used this recipe hundreds of times. I use it for events or just to give my husbands crew on the submarine something sweet. They have always been something that has gotten everyones attention and I always leave people begging for more (or the recipe)."

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

"This is the most amazing cookie dough recipe that I have found. I have made so many different varieties of this cookie that it keeps my family on their toes!"

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