Growing up I spent a lot of time with my Nana and when we were together we baked. Sometimes we made snickerdoodles or fudge but one of my favorite things to make with her was her Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies.
This recipe is a modified version of the original Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe by Nestle Tollhouse. Sometime over the years my Nana changed it to her liking and to be honest these are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever eaten.
One time when we were making these easy chocolate chip cookies we couldn’t get the bag of flour open. My Nana kept pulling at it and finally it came open and went all over us and the entire kitchen. We couldn’t stop laughing, still today this is one of my favorite memories from my childhood and I’m in my 40’s now!
Easy Chocolate chip cookies are a great recipe to make with your kids or grandkids. They love to help measure everything out and mix them together. And don’t worry if you don’t have a stand mixer these are perfect just using a handheld mixer.
Make sure when you are baking them that you start with the 9 minutes, you don’t want them to get to done. The cookies should be light on the top and brown on the edges. I love to take mine off the cookie sheet immediately and put on a cooling rack. Sometimes they stay in their round shape and sometimes they get a little crinkly, which I think makes them taste even better.
Let me know what you think and if you love them as much as I do.
Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1/2 cup Butter 1 stick
- 1/2 cup Crisco Vegetable shortening
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar, packed
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 1/4 cup Self-rising flour
- 1 bag Semi-sweet chocolate chips I prefer Nestle
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the butter, crisco, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Mix until creamy.
- Add eggs one at a time until fully incorporated.
- Gradually beat in the flour.
- Use a spoon to stir in the chocolate chips.
- Drop by tablespoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. Cookies should still be light colored on top and brown on the edges when you pull them out of the oven.
- Move to a cooling rack and enjoy!